BBC Interviews Girls und Panzer’s Character Designer – “Fiction like This Should Be Banned”

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Takeshi Nogami, the character designer of the Girls und Panzer anime, went on Twitter recently about an interview he had with the BBC about his work. Nogami was interviewed by English Journalist Stacey Dooley, who was questioning him on the topic of sexualizing children condemned his work on the anime and mentioned that all fiction like Girls und Panzer would be banned throughout the entire 3 hour interview.

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Nogami is one of the original character designers of the 2012 anime Girls Und Panzer and assisted in the designs of the Shirobako OVA. He has also worked on various manga such as the Strike Witches manga adaptations, Shidenkai no Maki and Koutetsu no Shoujo-tachi.

According to the various Tweets from Nogami, he had an interview session with BBC’s Stacey Dooley for roughly 3 hours for her documentary on young sex workers in Japan (full documentary below). He noted that their stances during the interview were polar opposites; Nogami thinks that all humans inherently have ‘dirty desires’.Whilst Dooley’s stance is that humans have no ‘dirty desires’ but are corrupted to have such thoughts through media depicting sinful material such as erotica, pedophillia and gore.

Nogami sums up Dooley’s position in the interview as that of a hitman from Rei Hiroe’s Black Lagoon who is determined to bring justice to pedophiles and producers of pedophilic content. He also mentions that justice can be scary when it manifests into people and infects them. Nogami mentions that this topic should not even be touched when poverty still exists in the UK. Dooley, however, ignored his statement. Dooley states that in order to tackle child abuse all fiction like Girls und Panzer should to be banned.

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Nogami argues that the UK should solve the issue of poverty before tackling child abuse, and insists that legalising such fiction would result in a lowered crime rate. He assumes that this is a common line of thought for countries in the Commonwealth (explaining that you can be arrested for having pornographic comics in Canada) so his words won’t be able to reach her.

Dooley’s closing statement in the interview asks Nogami

Why don’t you Japanese people follow what the UK does?

 Nogami rebuts:

Why don’t you British people follow Japan, since we’re more civilized, and have lower crime rate than the UK?

He thinks that this is where the Commonwealth should start thinking on the lines of.

Here is the full translation of Nogami’s Tweets from Twitter user @walterinsect:

“I was interviewed by this lady at my workplace. One-on-one Q&A session for three hours. Through that I realized one most important thing. I was thinking about releasing it online as manga but… The core difference between this interviewer and myself was the attitude towards human being. My position is… “all human beings have “dirty desires”. Isn’t it better to be vented appropriately?”. On the contrary…Ms Susie(sic) stated this. “All human beings are naturally innocent and have no “dirty desires” and reading media…media depicting erotic, pedophilic, and gore contents will affect them to be corrupted”. Then I realized.So the definition of human being, or Operating System(sic) is different. After three hour long interview, this realization was the most productive experience, I think. Oh, on top of that, she said, with a look of a hitman in BLACK LAGOON, “My desire is to put all pedophiles, and ones who produce pedophilic media into jail”. Ah, “Justice” is kinda scary when it infects people. Isn’t she trying to substitute everything into the subject of that sentence? It’s been two times where I was interviewed like this. She ignored me when I said… “Don’t look at us to turn away from your problem within the UK”…. During the interview, we touched upon ways that we can tackle the child abuse issues in Commonwealth world. She said “banning all fictions like this!”. I suggested “Well, solve poverty first. Legalizing fictions that has no victims will lower the crime rate”. She seemed like she didn’t get the idea. It seems that her view is a common one throughout the Commonwealth countries (that’s why you get arrested… for having porn comic in Canada), so objection in words might not help much. It might be better to foster… young, enthusiastic “comrades” within them. Ms Susie(sic) asked me, with formal voice, “Why don’t you Japanese people follow what the UK does?” so I answered… “Why don’t you British people follow Japan, since we’re more civilized, and have lower crime rate than the UK?”. I think the starting line is here.”

Dooley’s interview with Nogami is part of her research into the sexualisation of children in Japan that aired on BBC3. You can see the full documentary here (if you are in the UK you can stream it on BBC’s iPlayer or purchase a digital release from the official BBC Store):

Girls und Panzer is an original anime series that aired from October 2012 till March 2013. The series is produced by studio Actas (Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch PureSwitch) and directed by Tsutomu Mizushima (AnotherShinryaku! Ika Musume). Four manga adaptations of the series were produced since 2012, all of which are published by Media Factory. A light novel adaptation was also produced in 2012, as well as a video game based on the series that released on the PlayStation Vita in June 2014. An anime film titled Girls und Panzer der Film was released on November 21st, 2015 and became one of the highest grossing anime movies. The film is being followed up by Girls Und Panzer: The Final Chapter, a 6 part film series that will release its first chapter this December.

Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:

You may have heard of kung fu, but the girls at Oarai High School practice gun-fu—really, really BIG 75mm gun-fu, in fact. It’s called Sensha-do, and it’s the martial art of operating armored tanks! They take it seriously too, and since winning the national Sensha-do championship is such a huge deal at Oarai, they sometimes go to extreme ends in order to get the best students from Panzer class to sign up. Which is how Miho Nishizumi, who HATES operating tanks, gets drafted to join doomsday-driven driver Mako, even-triggered gunner Hana, highly receptive radio operator Saori and combustible tank-fangirl and loader Yukari as the incomparable Anko Team. They may not be on the half-track to fame and fortune, and maybe a few of them would rather shop for tank tops than become tops in tanks, but once their focus is locked and loaded, they’re absolutely driven.

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Whether or not you agree/disagree with Nogami or Dooley, both sides do bring compelling arguments. Watch the full documentary with Nogami’s thoughts in mind before coming to a conclusion.

You can follow Takeshi Nogami here: @takeshi_nogami
And follow Stacey Dooley here: @StaceyDooley



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Source Article - @walterinsect
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  • Mehall

    A documentarian shouldn’t be proselytizing their own viewpoints.

    • Thomas Cirnowitz

      A BBC 3 “documentary” is not a true documentary by any stretch of the imagination. If the production staff does NOT push some sort of 21st century left wing political agenda, then it will be agaisnt company policy to air it and people could lose their jobs.

  • LemLem

    Interviewer sounds like Seryuu, obsessed in blind justice.

  • Sierra Whiskey

    Dooley is an idiot. Out of all the actual problems in the world today she attacks a sports anime that’s utterly devoid of any kind of sexuality or fanservice. Unless one is attracted to tanks anyway… I have to assume she mistook GuP for Strike Witches or something.

    • Lewis Poole

      nah shes a governmental biased SJW who thinks the world needs to be cleansed of everything that doesnt agree with the current governments opinion

      • Thomas Cirnowitz

        I wonder what she’ll do after those Arabs who breed like cockroaches come to control parliament and lower the age of consent to twelve? Her entire argument is based on legal statutes. The age of consent is eighteen, therefore, anybody who has any sexual attractions towards women of breeding age that are 17, is a sick demented monster. What if these laws were to change?

    • MABK

      Sure is one of these gays who want ban the world “mother” because offend them.

      • James Moran

        Did you even read the article? Or did you just post this to be an idiot?

    • BoyBalastog

      I was about to say the same thing! GuP has practically no fanservice, and the swimsuit episode came as an OVA with no blatant fanservice either. Dooley clearly has no idea what the difference is between moe and fanservice, and yet thinks she has any qualification to be commenting, let alone making a documentary, on sex culture in Japan?

    • Antti Saavalainen

      There are bathscenes and things like that so it’s not devoid of fanservice. Though it really isn’t bad in that regard.

  • Dylan Denton

    It bothers me how Western society is trying to accuse Japan of wrongdoings simply because of their cultural differences that Westerners have difficulty understanding.Eastern society lends itself to catering to human behavior, needs, and basic human rights, whereas Western society seems to be more obsessed with money and productivity than the value of a human life. Good for Nogami defending his position and even jabbing back at this seemingly very biased UK reporter. And I think it goes without saying… these comparisons with real life vs. fiction hold no real ground and simply need to stop. Fiction is fiction because it is not reality.

    • Lewis Poole

      ^^^this isnt a shared opinion BTW, alot of us british enjoy our cartoons/manga and dont want to see it disappear this is a biased opinion set by the BBC as it is a government owned service that displays the opinions of the government more or less and it shares no opinion of british attitude or culture..

      • Dylan Denton

        I’m just making a generalization. Of course there is a large portion of the public that sees the world in a different and less close-minded way. Unfortunately the free thinkers are a minority. I am an American, but I don’t align myself with a lot of the typical American viewpoints. We have similar countries in that both the US and UK are easily controlled and manipulated through government to push certain agendas and beliefs.

        • Yeah. I live in the UK and certainly do not align myself with like, 99% of British viewpoints. (Whatever they are…)

        • displacer

          Yeah, you’re making a really huge and laughably incorrect generalization:

          “Eastern society lends itself to catering to human behavior, needs, and basic human rights, whereas Western society seems to be more obsessed with money and productivity than the value of a human life.”

          This is 100% backwards, and I have no idea how you ever came to this conclusion. You’re aware that the guy in this interview (along with most of the fans and industry of anime and manga) are a minority of the population considered weirdos and losers by most of the rest of the society they live in, right? In reality mainstream Japanese culture is all highly obsessed with hierarchical social status, outward appearance, repressing your emotions as to not rock the boat, and subservience to authority for the greater good which manifests itself in the last few generations all working themselves to death while almost practically living at their jobs:

          http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39981997

          they literally use the same honorifics for their bosses as they do kings and _gods_, that’s how crazy and controlling Japanese corporate culture is. It’s even worse in places like China, where a similarly strict corporate culture also exists but instead of most people having professional jobs that pay a fair wage it’s city-sized sweatshops as far as the eye can see with such appalling hours, working conditions, and barracks-style living conditions they have to install suicide nets around all the factories because so many people stuck in that situation would rather off themselves than keep living such a pointless existence.

          Even in the nicer developed countries like Japan and South Korea human rights are actually pretty questionable compared to most western nations, since most of those cultures are pretty collectivist in origin human rights are second consideration to societal order. The strict criminal justice system of Japan is basically what civil activists are terrified of the criminal system of the US is turning into. For example all judges on every level are appointed by the government, and instead of a varied jury of your peers which are vetted and approved by both defense and prosecution in the interest of fairness all Japanese court cases are decided only by one to three government-appointed judges (depending on the level of the court.)

          Because of this flawed system, where your fate rests in the hands of government employees whose only job is to try and secure convictions, the country has a conviction rate of over 99%. That’s insane because it means that the police are ultimately the arbiters of guilt and the judges job is just to shovel you into prison once they appear before you, but looking at many cases in the west police have been found to be laughably wrong in their arrests if not guilty of fabricating evidence outright. It’s not like Japanese police are Minority Report precogs instead of also just being plain old humans with all their flaws, biases, and incorrect assumptions as well. The Japanese criminal justice system also specifically allows for long detentions without charges being filed, legal prohibitions on lawyers being present during interrogations, and a difficult and extremely limited appeal process which _always_ fails along with many other draconian laws that western civil rights advocates fight against tooth and nail. There’s also a massive human trafficking problem that’s mostly ignored, and bafflingly enough despite being a pretty strict and relatively socially-conservative society the country didn’t ban child pornography until just a few years ago. *~*HUMAN RIGHTS*~*

          I can see ignoring those things to romanticize Japan as it’s an overall fairly nice place with some serious problems (just like everywhere in the developed world,) but to claim “Eastern society lends itself to… human rights” instead of “money and productivity”when China suppresses freedom of speech at every turn, allows its people to become near-slaves in dangerous factory-cities for pennies an hour, and generally ignores most civil rights we take for granted to feed their economy based on cheap compliant labor? You’d have to be crazy to actually believe that:

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_China

          Eastern cultures are usually based on Confucianism which heavily emphasizes authority and order over individual rights, while western nations more often than not base their social contracts on Enlightment philosophy that heavily emphases that society is a morally-relative construct while the individual is the living, feeling, aware building block upon which society is based so the balance of individualism and collectivism must be tilted more in the favor of the former than the latter. After all, an abstract construct such as society cannot suffer under the yoke of civil liberties or personal freedoms but a person can certainly suffer under (or even by killed by) authoritarianism in the name of societal order or some vaguely-defined greater good.

          Again, what are you basing these assumptions of your upon??

    • Kotsey

      They dont’ value human life any more than us. They may think they do, and it may look that way, but explain why city office workers are being worked to death if they care about human worth so much? They literally created a hologram waifu to give overworked people with no time for social life a person to talk to.

      • DSodie

        Oh, come on. Like we won’t all buy Gatebox regardless.

        • I’m still waiting for Holodeck technology.

      • InquisitorDavid

        There’s important values dissonance there: to them, productivity and usefulness to society *is* human worth. Often, those working extremely hard do it not because they’re forced to, but because they want to prove their worth to their employers, and they want to feel useful. It’s in the worker’s mind; none of it is compulsory.

        Conversely, oftentimes the western work culture veers towards ‘work less for more/equal pay’. This is not to say it’s necessarily bad – just a sharp contrast to what the eastern ethic is.

        Both sides have their own pros and cons.

      • ShootMeDead

        Actually if you look into the history of the Japanese stereotype of “Working to death”.. it was caused by the Americans/Brits, along with the Panty Fetishes, tentacle porn, and Godzilla stereotypes. google “6 WTF Japanese trends you can blame on white guys” for an interesting read.

    • Unviction

      Exactly!! Why is it so hard to understand? Fucking SJW idiots.

    • Pinkie-Dawn

      Western society won’t stop at nothing until it pressures Japan to abandon their own culture and adopt western culture in order to “normalize” the country. This isn’t limited to just sexualized fictional minors though, but also whale hunting, death by overworking, and decreasing population.

      • Laytonaster

        There practical reasons to try and attend the problems you listed. Some health concerns surrounding whale meat, work ethic is brutal and making an actual negative impact on workers’ lives, and decreasing population speaks for itself. But, ultimately, that isn’t our problem to fix, and making Japan outright abandon its culture certainly wouldn’t be the answer.
        As for depictions via media, that’s less of just a Japanese culture issue, and more of a freedom of expression issue. The people trying to push the total suppression of expression may be based in the West, but to say it’s Western society is disingenuous. The nutjobs trying to push such an agenda are those who are completely out of touch with reality and the world around them, and absent of empathy and moral standards while deluding themselves as being moral paragons.

        • InquisitorDavid

          Decreasing population is more due to issues with men and women not wanting to hook up for various reasons like career or personal freedom. It’s a vicious cycle, really.

    • Laytonaster

      The people who keep making real life/fiction comparisons are people who are out of touch with reality. Which says more about them than me, a guy who spends most of his free time playing video games and watching anime.

      Maybe it’s because they live cushy lives in their positions within the media and the celebrity elite. Maybe they’ve been coddled everyone they’ve ever known. Maybe they’re just psychos who’ve finally broke the last strand of self-control. When it comes down to it, these are not average Joes who don’t have time to give a shit about the “moral implications” of what their hobbies depict, but moral busybodies with too much time and not enough brain cells.

  • Dessembrae

    mmmmm politically correct cancer wants to censor even more, now that they have done bullshitting western entertainment medium.

    Would be a bright day when these social-justice hungry freaks die.

    • Lewis Poole

      its not politically correct its the BBC trying to push the medium into a corner so they can get more control over the entertainment media (AKA they’re money whores)

      • Dutchman

        C’mon fam. The BBC is politically correct as all get out. I wouldn’t doubt that one reason for the BBC to target GuP is that Erwin and Yukari idolize German generals, and when Black Forest’s panzers open fire at the end of episode 11 the Waffen SS “Erika” march begins to play. Things like that trigger normies and SJW wankers.

  • American Vanguard

    The jewish-owned BBC wants to destroy media that is pro-femininity. Big surprise there!

    • Razgriz

      Iconoclasm at its finest.

    • magicmanfire

      1: wait where did Jewish come from? I’m pretty sure BBC isn’t owned by Jews, but if they are why would Jews, go after a random Japanese manga?

      2: this is more like western/feminism trying to push their view to other people that don’t really need it. Also accusing certain things they don’t know about, as pedophilic.

    • I know you’ve got viewpoints, but you should probably leave them at the doorstep. Voicing them in a reasonable place like this only pushes people in the other direction. Unless you’re a plant, working for the Illuminati, who want to throw suspicion off themselves.

  • Another superbly informed westerner trying to tell Japanese people how Japanese culture should work

    Classy

  • Razgriz

    The UK is filled with muslim pedophiles. I’d be really interested in the real rates of molestation arrests in both countries. Something tells me the homogenous Japan vs. the cultural marxist UK and western countries in general would be quite stark.

  • Arif Muzaki

    Nogami is a roastlord

    • RWBY_Yang

      Thot Slayer Samurai

  • Drew Aaron Lernihan

    Don’t agree with any of em. “Why don’t you follow japan, we have a low crime rate!”

    You also have a stupidly high suicide rate. So we’ll pass thanks.

  • >Why don’t you Japanese people follow what the UK does?
    >Why don’t you British people follow Japan, since we’re more civilized, and have lower crime rate than the UK?

    REKT.

    But seriously, why on Earth would Japan want to follow a country that…

    1. Jails people for victimless drawings
    2. Jails people for failing to disclose a password
    3. Permits the law to operate retroactively
    4. Allows the use of secret trials
    5. Allows judges to waive juries from trials (no, I’m not referring to magistrates trials)
    …I could go on.

    Certain people in the UK only care about children when they can use them as a soapbox to push their own narrative, or to boost their artificially existing social status.

    • Brian Robinson

      I also love how she avoids the fact that pedophilia is so bad in the UK, the police aren’t even chasing the culprits.. because they would run out of jail space.

      • Dutchman

        True, and I doubt many, or any, of
        the Rotherham grooming gang were inspired by Girls und Panzer!

    • displacer

      Japan’s legal system is already like that in many regards, minus the sex stuff. It’s pretty appalling honestly- they bar lawyers from interrogations, they don’t have any sort of jury system to begin with as all crimes are tried by government-appointed judges with a 99%+ conviction rate as a result, they can detain you for almost a month without filing charges, etc

      • Yeah.

        I’ve heard bad things about the justice system in Japan.

        I guess it doesn’t really matter what country you go to, though. They’re all corrupt to the fucking core.

        • displacer

          Pretty much, the thing about power structures are that those who desire power never want to give it up and it they’ll always desire more because it makes their job easier. Even the nations with court systems which were originally designed around a presumption of innocence until guilt was proven beyond a reasonable doubt, with strong defendant protections to make sure it wasn’t too easy for the state to prove their case, are doing their best to slowly move towards something akin to Japan’s legal system. Over here in the US both major political parties are guilty of it, even though one sides supposed small-government stance should set them against giving the government any more legal powers while the other sides supposed progressive populist beliefs should ensure that citizens always have a voice and fair representation but welp everyone has been stacking the deck in the favor of the house as hard and fast as they can for decades now 🙁

  • Drew Aaron Lernihan

    “more civilized” sells panties in vending machines.

    gg wp japan.

  • Stuart Lewis

    BBC sure is projecting.

  • Also…

    >Ms Susie(sic) stated this. “All human beings are naturally innocent and have no “dirty desires” and reading media…media depicting erotic, pedophilic, and gore contents will affect them to be corrupted”.

    What the fuck is she on?

    • Dutchman

      She believes the exact opposite of reality. A typical leftist.

      • Onaj Tamo

        Sounds conservative to me. Also remembering the fact that it’s a government owned TV with a conservative government…

        • Dutchman

          Nope, you’re wrong. The BBC is leftist. Look it up for yourself.

          • Onaj Tamo

            Even if. Liberals aren’t leftist, they are center. Unless BBC leans hard towards the labour party or general socialism.

          • Tokugawa Arakkun

            Regardless, saying that “it is typical leftism” is bullshit
            Real Liberals don’t actually believe in censoring but in actual liberalisation of things. Those who believe in control are actually authoritarianist.
            No SJW is a real Liberal.

          • BoyBalastog

            I’m glad to see that people here are actually intelligent about the politics behind this. I am seriously sick of people trying to use blatantly absurd BS done by SJW’s to justify a right-wing agenda. Not all liberals or leftists are the same, and political lines often overlap in modern democracies. Case in point (as pointed out earlier by Onaj Tamo) is that censorship of sexual content pretty much was a conservative agenda for a much much longer time than the relatively recent version that sex-averse feminists spew mindlessly. And yet those pushing for this new wave of conservatism want to conveniently ignore that the issue of sex censorship was on their side of the fence for almost the entire modern history of conservatism?

      • I know. I am somewhat left leaning myself, but then shitty folks like this show up and make me hate them.

      • James Moran

        Being a SJW or person obsessed with Political correctness isnt even “left” – it’s just another form of facism and dictatorship, but with a different face. The use of fake statistics, setup scenarios of “alleged” abuse, out-of-control censorship and scapegoating is just another form of Totalitarianism/Authoritarian which is completely against what any real liberal would stand for (actual fucking equality, civil rights and shared freedoms).

      • André Philipps

        Funny. Where I’m from it’s conservatives who want to strictly regulate what goes on in people’s bedrooms.

        • Dutchman

          Hmmm, I’m not sure where you’re from, but here in the States it’s the “antifa” and other leftists that want to control all forms of speech, thought, and expression. Most alleged “conservatives” are more like libertarians and don’t give a shit what people do, as long as it isn’t forced on us. Leftist are a cancer.

    • BBHQ

      But she worked for the media

  • The Real Fat Czech

    But doesn’t BBC stands for the big black cock?

    • British Buzzfeed Corp.

      • 亮黒

        I see no difference

  • Miuna

    Why don’t you Japanese people follow what the UK does?
    >Why don’t you British people follow Japan, since we’re more civilized, and have lower crime rate than the UK?

    Legendary comment my friend.
    I hate Dooley, i have heard a lot about her in Japan atm and it infuriates me, as someone from the UK who reads about these child sex rings and bust ups about all these sick groups raping and sharing girls in such ways happening on our streets but we are brushing it away trying to bully other countries and their cultures just makes me ill. Look, fact is he is correct, we have fairly high crime numbers as opposed to Japan, maybe this idiot should focus on that, though i did see one how they said Yuyushiki was porn so who knows, it is all for ratings i guess. I would love to show these shows to the audience she appeals to and let me see what she is really slandering, they would see most shows are just normal tv (just animated). Besides, hardly a documentary when not only is it full of lies but her interviews don’t hear a second opinion, they just bully her victims, god, i like to think us as the UK get along with Japan (as countries) and liked the feeling they generally liked us as people (not countries) but i find it hard to imagine anyone can like us with this loose cannon roaming free, lock her up!

  • Sulp’Os

    Irony is that compared to for example, Steven Universe. Even Strike Witches is far more innocent and wholesome excepting the lewd scenes and designs.

  • I’m quite curious as to what her reaction to Kodomo no Jikan would be. Or would that fine to her ’cause it was created an illustrated by a woman?

    • She’d have to have actual knowledge and do research to know about that.

  • Salvador Ignacio Aguilar Batre

    SJW will demand de pope to apologies for the Holocoust. In other words SJW can go to Antartica and try to make snow pay for the cold tempatures and fuck them selfs.

  • RogueStar #9946

    Remember, this is the same BBC that played a part in allowing cases like Jimmy Saville and Rotherham to happen. So I think they’re unqualified to talk about fucking pedophilia.

    • Dutchman

      True. They’re just trying to deflect from the massive child rape scandal in the UK.

  • IVAN STOYANOV

    I think the Dooley questions is try to enable the UK propaganda.As Nogami roasted here there would be speculations that Japan hate UK and else crappy shits.The truth is that UK wants more and more.Why to colonizate other countries with their culture? They know very well that Japanese culture is most advanced in the world.It doesn’t depends on grammatical level.Japan people are organized.Only thing that I can say by now is that Japan can beat UK by culture level.And again saying these questions are just propaganda!

  • Nunya B

    British woman says that fictional characters aren’t old enough to make decisions themselves. Same woman likely supports policies like allowing children to transition and take hormone pills and also mutilate their bodies. Same woman likely supports allowing unchecked criminality in her own country while there is no comparison to Japan.

    Western culture is a vile culture of destruction and the Japanese should never have to bow their heads to it or the mental illness that is passed as normalcy within it.

  • cylon

    This is modern UK:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotherham_child_sexual_exploitation_scandal

    High tolerance of systemic abuse of kafir girls, but animated characters? Big no no.

    • Thomas Cirnowitz

      If she wants to fight agaisnt children being sexually exploited, then she should focus ON HER WON DAMN COUNTRY! A British Person has NO RIGHT to go to Japan and tell them how to do things! The NHK should be semnding reporters to mock and scold and demand that the British people change their culture and actions BECAUSE THEY HAVE A WHOLE HELL OF A LOT MORE PROBLEMS IN THEIR FILTHY HELLHOLE OF A COUNTRY!!

      And this is a daily reminder that the greatest thing that the good lord ever did for the world was send us George Washington and all those crazed yankees, if some filthy whores from the BBC came to MY country and tried to tell US what to do, the appropriate response would be a volley of musket fire.

    • Pretty sure you should not be using that word?

  • Bhaswara Arizon

    Jesus Christ. First CNN said this last few years and now This? WOW, No wonder we were used to be beaten up by anime haters due to this.

    • BBC did it first, the first Raplay blow-up. Then CNN took sloppy seconds a year later. Now this.

  • Akito Himenokouji

    Dooley is a thot confirmed

    Waiting on that sike

  • Barty Jordan Androcles

    I had no fucking idea this cunt was that delusional. I had no idea that the BBC had reporters like this. Holy fuck. Leave this guy and that country alone.

    Since when did the UK get like this? What the fuck.

    • I’ll bet it’s somehow related to Trump. Like, things are coming unglued in the U.S., let’s regroup and do what we always do… How about another hit piece on Rapelay?

  • Unviction

    What a fucking idiot. Give me a break.

  • Unviction

    ”Why don’t you Japanese people follow what the UK does?”

    Now. just who the fuck do you think you are? Ugh.

    • Lovesick

      I think the main issue is when you question back, “What does the UK do?”, as she can’t say “we’re civilised” since they suffer from more problems than Japan and their country is deteriorating as they become more and more left winged.

      • Carrot Glace

        “as they become more and more left winged.”
        ??????

        • Lovesick

          More accepting to left wing beliefs. More specifically, how accepting they are towards immigrants, and more accurately, middle easterners.

  • Ryuto Arisato

    Western likes violence. Jp likes sexual. Western says Jp is worse than them.
    And this woman Dooley is just another chapter of stupidity.

    • Yes, Japan’s fan service is panties. America’s is a car blowing up. British is…drinking tea? Making empires? It’s not good, whatever it is.

      • Probably football hooliganism, or getting drunk… or both.

    • Erhe R.

      JP likes violence as much as sexual.

  • is everyone not getting this through their heads it’s not fucking real it’s just a figment of the artists imagination it’s all in their heads nothing more than a fantasy that will never come true

  • Lovesick

    Fiction…is…fiction. I’m pretty sure that Twilight is also about a paedophile too, the only reasoning behind why people do not point that out is because 1) it’s popular and 2) the media says they’re both of age.
    It’s always nice to see people roast the media back, since she was asking for it.
    Also, Dooley, I hope you realise that the UK has a higher number of recorded paedophiles than Japan has ever had, right? Most of them are actually your most respected individuals too…well that, and your vast number of refugees that you took in that actually revealed themselves to be promoters of the Islamic faith, which oh boy, their prophet married 9 year old girls.

    There’s an immense difference between fiction and the real world. While I can understand that some fiction is disturbing, it’s not actually inciting anything. So, why doesn’t she just retreat back to her country and fix her own country’s problems? I’m sure we’d all like to hear about the women raped in Greenwich hehe xd.

  • JackingInThe90s

    She didn’t downright care about cultural diversity and was trying to impose her ideal culture upon him
    How did BBC manage to hire such people

  • MABK

    A government who wants ban the world “mother” in favor to imbecile people, do not have even a little bit of moral to talk about any anime, even hentai have more moral than current British government, “Political Correctness” the ideology to hide the problems and use a mask.

    • And on the US side, people actually believing there are 47 genders? No wonder Trump won.

  • Literally, the least sexualized fandom ever. How bad can a writer fail?

  • Broski

    Everyone here is going on about this ‘Dooley’ person’s opinion while I’m just sitting here, remembering how full of shit GuP was. She’s right on one thing though, this trash should be banned.

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  • Opinionsdontmatter

    Smells of burn…

  • suzu

    BBC cant comment on other things like video games having more nutcased women in it huh.

  • ザズキ つき

    wtf BBC

  • Tomes Linehan

    To quote a friend on this:
    ‘If that’s their issue perhaps they shouldn’t air family guy, American dad, the Simpson’s, south park or literally any of the tv they make for ‘adults’ oh maybe cancel all Disney as well I mean Jasmine’s sexualized and just the right age for Jimmy Savile. Or how about Ariel? Surely cause she’s a fish that doesn’t make age or species come into question? Ohh classic Disney stories of unconsentual kissing and murder and animal loving. Where do I stop on western cartoons? Lol’

  • Raikyou

    Why the fck are Westeners keeps on meddling on other countries cultures? What the fck is wrong with you guys? you have your own problems there why not try to solve it first before you fck with other people’s shit?

    • Pinkie-Dawn

      And ironically, we have SJWS in western society trying to preach the west to not try to change other people’s cultures, even if what they’re doing is wrong in our culture, or else it’s considered discrimination.

  • Akira

    this kind of discussion was even said in malaysia media and government where they blamed it on the anime and manga for expliciting of hentai and ecchi anime and trying to ban it and confiscating item that are ecchi figurine and such but then again the rate of crime , rape and bandits that happen and also corruption that happen , almost 98% of it is not even related with anime and manga as such but from people who are ignorant and dislike thing about such and they even calling it kids story that dislike so, the question is , why do you never blame it onto your own society and media that shown movie about illegal racing , street fighting and story about all those useless pathetic society that corrupt the country to begin with but instead you blame onto material such as this ? easy reason because its not Malaysian well i call them MALAYSIAL

  • jcsantos

    If Dooley actually watched Girls und Panzer, then the sole reason for demanding of a ban on the series is the physical abuse (bruises), in which case there should be a stronger reason for Dooley and other SJW to demand a ban on literature including Harry Potter, Hunger Games, all sports/war-based literature.

    But because her topic was sexualizing children, then it was obvious Dooley NEVER even watched the series and just generalized all anime as one pedophiliac media in general.

  • John Hayabusa

    Do SJWs have other hobbies?

    • Probably crying themselves to sleep at night.

  • Harryliow Jen Fei

    This Dooley person is ignorant, asking other country to behave like the UK, yet she research about Japan culture? She claims shes interviewing yet i cant help to think is rather a blind bold statement. Western country should solve theirs instead of solving something other country doesnt have high crime rate… Why not ban porn? they have red light district, A DISTRICT!! yet porn still alive isnt it? I guess shes too comfortable in her lifestyle end up looking for someone to blame

  • Brendan Brlit

    No matter what argument against her view she will just dismiss it and come out for the conversation as closed minded as she went in.

  • Here’s something ironic from today.

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/world/article136872508.html

    >Facebook reported journalists at the BBC to police for sending them images related to suspected child pornography on the site, even though Facebook had requested examples

  • MONOchrme

    Far Lefties are quite desperate.

    • Carrot Glace

      No, I’m OK.

  • Kojou

    I’ve been looking everywhere for the documentary and it said only available in the UK , THANK YOU FOR POSTTING IT, finally found a watchable version

  • KyokoSatoshi

    So solve your fucking problems first before asking why Japan creates this kind of content

    Seriously, i think that it an issue we all have been encountering since like ages ago.

    Let’s take for example, a game from Japan. Phantasy Star Online 2. That game have a lot of things that could sexualise children, but we see no pedophiles on our streets (well we do, except those fags have no self-control in their mind). I also agree that that is a thing that vent of stress and stuff. But that is what a game or anime or whatever shows does. Do not lump those together and proclaim that it constitutes to crime rate/rape/pedophiles. It is the fact that they lack something called self-control that leads to this kind of issues at hand. Not due to shows/anime/games etc

    • Exactly. If someone does something wrong, the problem is with them, not the source of the material.

      • KyokoSatoshi

        I think some1 as salty as that bitch never understands.

        I like to draw female a lot (am a guy in real life) but i do not go arounf ogling and doing stupid crimes like outrage of modesty

        It is due to self control and common sense of doing the right thing. But i think a pretentious fucker like that bitch do not understand

        • Well, as someone who lives in the UK – where lolicon has been illegal for almost eight years (next month) now – I do actually look at, collect and masturbate to this stuff, as I stand by “If a law is unjust it deserves to be broken.”

          I love loli because they’re incredibly adorable, and are usually represented as far more mature than they actually are. (E.g. The girls from Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Tomoyo and Sakura-san from CCS, etc.); and I find children to be disgusting, loud and incredibly obnoxious.

          Now, in those eight years I’ve never once gone “(Hey, you know what I feel like looking for?)”

          So if Stacey’s viewpoint (and a lot of other narrowminded people) is that looking at this stuff is going to cause me to move onto collecting child pornography or molesting children… why haven’t I? After all, I’ve had eight long years to do so.

          The British came to a big fork in the road where reality took a left and they hung a sharp right, and have completely forgotten why child pornography is illegal to begin with.

          There is no victim in a drawing. And trying to pretend that a drawing is the same thing as a child completely trivializes the entire thing.

  • Greggo Morriso

    You’ve angered the Shadman.

  • Steve Smith

    These arguments are funny (tho they have been told before) it’s hilarious how they try to correlate real pedophilia to anime. It’s like playing video games equals more violence in reality drivel they tried to push before. I will bet if they even studied this like they did the video games one that the study would show the same thing the video game one did, that it does not equal more real life consequences. I mean I like almost all anime girls but I don’t find children attractive so it’s not like just because you like one thing you have to like the other.

  • AsteriskCGY

    So it’s one thing to be bothered when someone else is preaching against your hobbies, but it also shouldn’t blind yourself from some kind of introspection. There seems to be a basic lack of understanding of what the opposition is coming from. She’s pretty heavy handed here, but seriously? Not entirely blameless.

  • Stephen Geraci

    Stop the priests you fucking idiot reporter. Has anyone asked if any of those priests have seen Girls und Panzer?

  • RWBY_Yang

    Stacey Dooley is a fucking retard. “I don’t like it, so it should be banned”. She honestly doesn’t know what the fuck shes on about.

  • Codename36

    Why is this article lying?

  • Some UK news from today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-39305042

    >A man who admitted raping a 12-year-old girl has walked free from court.

    Okay, the guy mistook the girl for someone older, but still..

  • Ed Jagger

    What was she going off on a designer for? Sure it has cute characters, but GnP is created to be a comedy – a joke (perhaps with the odd Aesop thrown in). Little girls driving huge tanks and blowing each other up without anyone actually being hurt. It’s completely absurd. That’s one of the reasons it’s so popular. Also the characters are designed from the ground up to be funny and loveable. Probably the reason this was left out was because the Beeb knew they couldn’t really criticise something so well-made.

  • André Philipps

    So, what part of “Please do not sexualise the Garupans” did that lady fail to understand?