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CatSword



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:58 pm Reply with quote
"I shudder just imagining that there are players of this game celebrating when a woman wears a kindergarten outfit. It freaks me out even more to think that they might have an interest in kindergarten-aged children."

I think it's a major leap to suggest that anyone who's attracted to a drawing of a 17-year-old girl in an outfit is going to be attracted to a real-life kindergartener. Those are two very different things.

Furthermore, the picture itself is completely innocent.
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FenixFiesta



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:04 pm Reply with quote
sometimes a character drawn in a costume is just a costume and not some sort of "sinister message"
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:05 pm Reply with quote
Won't someone PLEASE protect the children from.....*reads card* teens in smocks!

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BSW



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:09 pm Reply with quote
VORTIA wrote:
Won't someone PLEASE protect the children from.....*reads card* teens in mocks!


Virtual teens, at that.
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maximilianjenus



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:27 pm Reply with quote
Nobody has a dirtier mind than a puritan.

Most sane people would conclude that the girl is playing with kindergardeners and that's the reason she is dressed as one, to be one of them.
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3rdImpakt



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:43 pm Reply with quote
Why isn't this being reported as "New [email protected] costume revealed" and instead "One woman's opinion on new costume"? Spiciness? Clicks?

Either way, I don't think "one mother weighs in" is as impactful/controversial or interesting a title as you thought....maybe just report the news of the new costume.


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kotomikun



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:43 pm Reply with quote
CatSword wrote:
I think it's a major leap to suggest that anyone who's attracted to a drawing of a 17-year-old girl in an outfit is going to be attracted to a real-life kindergartener. Those are two very different things.

It's a bit of a stretch, yes, but I don't know if I'd call it a bridge too far. We're talking about a deliberate teen-waifu franchise, in a community with an unsettlingly large lolicon population. The people being quoted here may not know about the latter, but it's hard to claim they're completely off the mark.
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omoikane



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:53 pm Reply with quote
3rdImpakt wrote:
Why isn't this being reported as "New [email protected] costume revealed" and instead "One woman's opinion on new costume"? Spiciness? Clicks?

Either way, I don't think "one mother weighs in" is as impactful/controversial or interesting a title as you thought....maybe just report the news of the new costume.

When ANN translate other clickbait sites' clickbait...

Really not news, yeah.

Would be better if ANN just go all the way and translate some 2ch comments!
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Chrono1000



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:27 pm Reply with quote
I am surprised that there are women in Japan that have never heard of porn and I always thought that type of innocence which is occasionally seen in anime was just an element of fiction no different than dragons and elves. It is hard not to joke about the amount of concern that was expressed over a tame drawing of a fictional character considering the weird stuff I see getting promoted by the western mainstream media which is a million times more suspicious.
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gacha



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:28 pm Reply with quote
Classic ANN piece. Bravo as usual, Kim.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:56 pm Reply with quote
There's nothing wrong with the costume, I don't find it sexy either, it's absolutely boring like overalls there's so much that's better in the H-space.
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CatSword



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:23 am Reply with quote
kotomikun wrote:
CatSword wrote:
I think it's a major leap to suggest that anyone who's attracted to a drawing of a 17-year-old girl in an outfit is going to be attracted to a real-life kindergartener. Those are two very different things.

It's a bit of a stretch, yes, but I don't know if I'd call it a bridge too far. We're talking about a deliberate teen-waifu franchise, in a community with an unsettlingly large lolicon population. The people being quoted here may not know about the latter, but it's hard to claim they're completely off the mark.


Even if we take away the various nonsexual reasons someone would enjoy The [email protected] and the innocence of the photo, a guy being attracted to the photo in the article is comparable to a guy being into Britney Spears from the "...Baby One More Time" video. Perhaps a little creepy if he's well into his 20s or later, but I wouldn't ever think that said guy was into kindergarteners just because of it.
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HelloJamal



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:00 am Reply with quote
Mothers should be worried about that human of pile of crap they called Producer-san than the kindergarten uniform. Idolmaster would have been better without him.
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Sailor Sedna



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:24 am Reply with quote
I see nothing creepy about the picture at all.
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BadNewsBlues



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:46 am Reply with quote
Chrono1000 wrote:
I am surprised that there are women in Japan that have never heard of porn and I always thought that type of innocence which is occasionally seen in anime was just an element of fiction no different than dragons and elves. It is hard not to joke about the amount of concern that was expressed over a tame drawing of a fictional character considering the weird stuff I see getting promoted by the western mainstream media which is a million times more suspicious.


Oh?

I didn't know the western media had a fetish for putting women in clothes that Kindergartners wear.
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