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NEWS: Mainichi: Gintama Episode Re-airing Pulled Due to Defamation




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Yorozuya



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:23 pm Reply with quote
I'm about 30 episodes behind on crunchy but now I want to watch that episode even though I probably won't get the reference, now that its been banned somewhere...

Funny that.
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Fronzel



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:37 pm Reply with quote
The anime industry sure is cowardly these days.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:00 pm Reply with quote
Piracy justification case #3.
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ScruffyKiwi



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:01 pm Reply with quote
Fronzel wrote:
The anime industry sure is cowardly these days.


No .. the anime was brave ... the broadcaster was a coward, although I don't know if coward is the right word when you have lawyers breathing down your neck.
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ScruffyKiwi



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:03 pm Reply with quote
Romuska wrote:
Piracy justification case #3.


Where are you going to pirate it from if it wasn't broadcast?
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GhostShell



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:11 pm Reply with quote
Fronzel wrote:
The anime industry sure is cowardly these days.


Not sure what you are saying here. It was the TV broadcaster that pulled the plug on re-airing the episode. It was an anime production company that originally produced the episode.
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:21 pm Reply with quote
"So here's another episode of Gintama, living on the edge." Very Happy

I guess they didn't realize how true that was.
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domino



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:57 pm Reply with quote
Frankly, I'm surprised that it took this long for a Gintama episode to be pulled for one reason or another. This is, after all, the same show in which I remember someone pooping on the head of a shogun... the South Park of the anime world.
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configspace



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:25 am Reply with quote
I think some of the conflicting reports are due to intentional plausible deniability where a representative of the party may do it on their own without informing the people parodied. So I believe it's true that they themselves didn't contact or order people to contact TV-Tokyo.

In any case, though it's understandable, it still sucks and either they need to get more balls or defamation laws are too loose or broad (ala UK)
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RyanSaotome



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:33 am Reply with quote
ScruffyKiwi wrote:
Romuska wrote:
Piracy justification case #3.


Where are you going to pirate it from if it wasn't broadcast?


It was broadcasted originally, just not on other networks afterwards. Its not a big deal though, its just making fun of some Japanese politician.
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