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Calico



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:03 pm Reply with quote
Why is this article a thing? I can understand when ANN covers stuff about the movies or the publication of the manga, but this is just flat-out advertising merch of a series made by a dude that loves child porn. It's distasteful.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:12 pm Reply with quote
Calico wrote:
Why is this article a thing? I can understand when ANN covers stuff about the movies or the publication of the manga, but this is just flat-out advertising merch of a series made by a dude that loves child porn. It's distasteful.
They advertised merchandise in the past, there was once a really expensive One Piece watch.
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karyuudo0127



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:22 pm Reply with quote
Calico wrote:
Why is this article a thing? I can understand when ANN covers stuff about the movies or the publication of the manga, but this is just flat-out advertising merch of a series made by a dude that loves child porn. It's distasteful.


Who cares about Watsuki's mistakes? I would wear this.
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TexZero



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:46 pm Reply with quote
Calico wrote:
Why is this article a thing? I can understand when ANN covers stuff about the movies or the publication of the manga, but this is just flat-out advertising merch of a series made by a dude that loves child porn. It's distasteful.


The only distasteful thing here is people who think they have the right to tell others what they should and shouldn't spend their money on.

Look we all get it you hate the guy, but kindly stop. You're not helping the cause you think by trying to punish people who are trying to make a living by selling merchandise. You hate Watsuki that much put your own money where your mouth is and start donating every time you feel like posting to some fund that helps protect women and children.
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ronri



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:32 pm Reply with quote
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.....Even before it came out this guy was a child predator, I have never seen anyone interested in this character.

This is just a flat out lie. Saitou is easily one of the most popular characters in the series and he's one of the three characters that usually gets merchandise, the other two being Kenshin and Shishio.


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SilverTalon01



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:04 pm Reply with quote
MarshalBanana wrote:
Calico wrote:
Why is this article a thing? I can understand when ANN covers stuff about the movies or the publication of the manga, but this is just flat-out advertising merch of a series made by a dude that loves child porn. It's distasteful.
They advertised merchandise in the past, there was once a really expensive One Piece watch.


They have articles for Japanese releases of all kinds of anime related merchandise all the time.
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cookiemanstah



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:17 pm Reply with quote
ill chime in to say i think oda is also a part of this paedo ring. Very suspicious guy.
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Scion Drake



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:22 pm Reply with quote
cookiemanstah wrote:
ill chime in to say i think oda is also a part of this paedo ring. Very suspicious guy.


Okay do you actually have any basis to say that on? Because that is an extremly serious statement to say.
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cookiemanstah



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:26 pm Reply with quote
Scion Drake wrote:
cookiemanstah wrote:
ill chime in to say i think oda is also a part of this paedo ring. Very suspicious guy.


Okay do you actually have any basis to say that on? Because that is an extremly serious statement to say.

he was taught/mentored by watsuki for starters. Recently a column indicates there's no animosity between the two either after the whole Watsuki incident. Now I know Oda isn't obligated to come out with what he thinks, but there's a lot of implications with just that chummy interview alone.

He also noticeably bailed out the author of Toriko from his predicament. Predicament being molesting a child. They're still great friends.
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Scion Drake



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:38 pm Reply with quote
cookiemanstah wrote:
Scion Drake wrote:
cookiemanstah wrote:
ill chime in to say i think oda is also a part of this paedo ring. Very suspicious guy.


Okay do you actually have any basis to say that on? Because that is an extremly serious statement to say.

he was taught/mentored by watsuki for starters. Recently a column indicates there's no animosity between the two either after the whole Watsuki incident. Now I know Oda isn't obligated to come out with what he thinks, but there's a lot of implications with just that chummy interview alone.

He also noticeably bailed out the author of Toriko from his predicament. Predicament being molesting a child. They're still great friends.


So nothing much really. I mean plenty of mangeka remain on cordial terms with those individuals so by that logic they all have to be “in on it.”
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cookiemanstah



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:45 pm Reply with quote
Scion Drake wrote:
cookiemanstah wrote:
Scion Drake wrote:
cookiemanstah wrote:
ill chime in to say i think oda is also a part of this paedo ring. Very suspicious guy.


Okay do you actually have any basis to say that on? Because that is an extremly serious statement to say.

he was taught/mentored by watsuki for starters. Recently a column indicates there's no animosity between the two either after the whole Watsuki incident. Now I know Oda isn't obligated to come out with what he thinks, but there's a lot of implications with just that chummy interview alone.

He also noticeably bailed out the author of Toriko from his predicament. Predicament being molesting a child. They're still great friends.


So nothing much really. I mean plenty of mangeka remain on cordial terms with those individuals so by that logic they all have to be “in on it.”

and that's why I've grown distant from supporting shueisha for a while now
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:41 am Reply with quote
cookiemanstah wrote:
Scion Drake wrote:
cookiemanstah wrote:
Scion Drake wrote:
cookiemanstah wrote:
ill chime in to say i think oda is also a part of this paedo ring. Very suspicious guy.


Okay do you actually have any basis to say that on? Because that is an extremly serious statement to say.

he was taught/mentored by watsuki for starters. Recently a column indicates there's no animosity between the two either after the whole Watsuki incident. Now I know Oda isn't obligated to come out with what he thinks, but there's a lot of implications with just that chummy interview alone.

He also noticeably bailed out the author of Toriko from his predicament. Predicament being molesting a child. They're still great friends.


So nothing much really. I mean plenty of mangeka remain on cordial terms with those individuals so by that logic they all have to be “in on it.”

and that's why I've grown distant from supporting shueisha for a while now


Let's cool it with the off-topic unsubstatiated speculation from here on.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:36 pm Reply with quote
Calico wrote:
Why is this article a thing? I can understand when ANN covers stuff about the movies or the publication of the manga, but this is just flat-out advertising merch of a series made by a dude that loves child porn. It's distasteful.


It's a thing because people still enjoy the series and buy merch related to it. Simple as that. It has nothing to do with Watsuki despite how you and others want to claim it does. ANN has covered many interest pieces on anime/manga related merch over the years/ This is nothing new. It's also very disingenuous for you to claim it's distasteful because it's merch, but yet articles on the manga or movies would be ok in your book. Just not merch. Right.

More posts are gone. This article is not on Watsuki, so how about everyone stop trying to turn into one.
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I AM THE VAST UNIVERSE



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:42 am Reply with quote
Hell I would wear it if I could find it in the right size.
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