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INTEREST: English Textbook Publisher Asks for Discretion in Portrayals of Teacher Character Ellen Ba


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Aquamine-Amarine



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:48 pm Reply with quote
Bunch of miserable fun police. If they think this is bad, they should see the awful sexualized fanart/doujinshi for magical girl manga. They can't regulate fanart, if you don't like it, don't go looking for it.
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Mr.Shonen



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:49 pm Reply with quote
Haha oh wow. Hard to close Pandora's box now.
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CatSword



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:58 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, no. You can't regulate the Internet. This might stop a small handful of artists who still have a conscience.
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#825499



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:01 pm Reply with quote
The quotes in the article make it sound like they're aware of that. Seems like a PR move more than anything.

But then plenty of companies don't understand the internet, so who knows, I guess
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:04 pm Reply with quote
Sounds like that second guy is saying almost the exact opposite of their first statement.

"So, you're going to crack down on the fanart?"
"Yes."

"Wait, no, nevermind, we're grateful that it exists and that people are recognizing her appeal."

lol, okay, so I guess they are totally okay with it.
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Silver4000



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:07 pm Reply with quote
I do understand from where he's coming from. Seeing your creation being rule 34'd is something that most people wouldn't want to see.

On a side note, I kept reading ponytails instead of portrayal, so I was having a hard time understanding the title.
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Alabaster Spectrum



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:08 pm Reply with quote
Yeah good luck with that. Anime fanbase is full of some of the most loudmouth not-so-nice-people out there that are going to do whatever the fudge they want. You can ask as nicely and politely as you want to not do certain things with your IP designed primarily to be a family friendly mascot for school textbooks and they'll just flip their shit and probably do it even more just to spite you. Zero respect for anybody or anything.
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Alabaster Spectrum



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:09 pm Reply with quote
Yeah good luck with that. Anime fanbase is full of some of the most loudmouth not-so-nice-people out there that are going to do whatever the fudge they want. You can ask as nicely and politely as you want to not do certain things with your IP designed primarily to be a family friendly mascot for school textbooks and they'll just flip their shit and probably do it even more just to spite you. Zero respect for anybody or anything.

Silver4000 wrote:
I do understand from where he's coming from. Seeing your creation being rule 34'd is something that most people wouldn't want to see.

On a side note, I kept reading ponytails instead of portrayal, so I was having a hard time understanding the title.


It's an entirely reasonable set of concerns, it's just too bad that it's running afoul of the anime fanbase who literally do not give a damn about what they want and what they want now. I've seen this happen with Aikatsu before where the series director had no choice but to ban people that posted erotic fan art of the show from his twitter account as about the only measure he could take to try to keep it clean and family friendly as intended. I don't think it's going to be too huge an issue in the long run though unless middle school students end up on pixiv in which case it's already too little too late for them.


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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:09 pm Reply with quote
Ah c'mon! We're waiting for the JAV! Y'know it's comin'


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FilthyCasual



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:13 pm Reply with quote
It sounds like their stance is "Please don't do this. We don't actually really care if you do this, and we're happy for the attention and fanlove, but if we don't censure the lewd then the parents will complain.

So please don't do this wink wink nudge nudge."
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FenixFiesta



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:13 pm Reply with quote
The message seems to be "stop making Ellen Baker prnz"

I think that is a reasonable request.
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Lostlorn Forest



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:21 pm Reply with quote
I don't know what the fuss is, she looks pretty typical for a manga character, the only uncommon difference being her hairstyle and clothing. If she were um... without them, I couldn't pick her apart from other doujinshi depicting green-eyed blondes.
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ChrissyC



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:22 pm Reply with quote
Alabaster Spectrum wrote:
Yeah good luck with that. Anime fanbase is full of some of the most loudmouth not-so-nice-people out there that are going to do whatever the fudge they want. You can ask as nicely and politely as you want to not do certain things with your IP designed primarily to be a family friendly mascot for school textbooks and they'll just flip their shit and probably do it even more just to spite you. Zero respect for anybody or anything.


It`s ironic when they feel disrespected for stepping all over something.

On Topic

I think it`s reasonable as they are the owner of the character that they would release a statement such as this.
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VanGosroth



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:29 pm Reply with quote
Streisand effect incoming. The panda is already delivering.
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meiam



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:38 pm Reply with quote
*a little porn*

Company : "guys please stop"

*SO MUUUUUUUUUUCH PORN!*(and the really hardcore, psychologically scarring type too)
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