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FireChick
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:47 am Reply with quote
Jeez, that's terrible. I loved reading Kikuchi's manga My Father's An Alcoholic, so it sucks that she's not even allowed to publish this. I would have loved to read it. But seriously, Shueisha really shouldn't have needed to bow down to Happy Science just because the latter was butthurt. How dare someone make a manga about how bad cults actually are! The nerve! (sarcasm)
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L'Imperatore



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:56 am Reply with quote
If this manga ticks off HS of all things, could "religion" here be referring to New Religious Movement/NRM instead of more mainstream ones?
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xxmsxx



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:58 am Reply with quote
FireChick wrote:
But seriously, Shueisha really shouldn't have needed to bow down to Happy Science just because the latter was butthurt.

The series was not bringing enough money for Shueisha to fight for it.

I was quite looking forward to reading this.


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cchigu



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:59 am Reply with quote
Stupid move by Sueisha, if people get offended when there is no intentional offending, they deserve to get offended.

Cancel culture, culture appropriation, yadda yadda. All bullshit.
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ATastySub
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:49 am Reply with quote
cchigu wrote:
Stupid move by Sueisha, if people get offended when there is no intentional offending, they deserve to get offended.

Cancel culture, culture appropriation, yadda yadda. All bullshit.

This was a right wing religious organization/cult pressuring a company to censor a critic. Please deal with the reality of the situation instead of fantasizing that this is about whatever boogeymen live in your head.
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Sariachan



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:41 am Reply with quote
I'm sorry to say this, but this is a spineless decision by Shueisha.

("Spiritual vaccines"?! Laughing )
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gpanthony



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:25 pm Reply with quote
This is very disappointing to hear, as a religious person I was interested in reading these accounts. This project could have provided a lot of insight for both the religious and non-religious and how to over come differences in perspective, so this is unfortunate. Of course the greatest concern is the frightening amount of censorship on display.
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Changeman



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:26 pm Reply with quote
We had what happened with Look Back last year and now this. Pathetic!

Kodasha >>>>>>> Shueisha.

If they are not careful, they will never publish anything with real cultural value again.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:34 pm Reply with quote
ATastySub wrote:
cchigu wrote:
Stupid move by Sueisha, if people get offended when there is no intentional offending, they deserve to get offended.

Cancel culture, culture appropriation, yadda yadda. All bullshit.

This was a right wing religious organization/cult pressuring a company to censor a critic. Please deal with the reality of the situation instead of fantasizing that this is about whatever boogeymen live in your head.


More like a cult comparable to Scientology with ties with parties further right of the LDP establishment (you know like the failed parties supported by Shintaro Ishihara).
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AJ (LordNikon)



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:25 pm Reply with quote
I think this goes show how much power and influence Happy Science has. Call it NRM or a cult, fact remains, HS has this level of power and influence, it is growing, and no interest to contain it. Sad
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Blazi



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:29 pm Reply with quote
ATastySub wrote:
cchigu wrote:
Stupid move by Sueisha, if people get offended when there is no intentional offending, they deserve to get offended.

Cancel culture, culture appropriation, yadda yadda. All bullshit.

This was a right wing religious organization/cult pressuring a company to censor a critic. Please deal with the reality of the situation instead of fantasizing that this is about whatever boogeymen live in your head.
You mfs will call anything you don't like "right-wing". Get a clue, this is a cult comparing to Scientology, it doesn't take a side whatsoever.
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DarkEXE



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:34 pm Reply with quote
Pathetic.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:58 pm Reply with quote
AJ (LordNikon) wrote:
I think this goes show how much power and influence Happy Science has. Call it NRM or a cult, fact remains, HS has this level of power and influence, it is growing, and no interest to contain it. Sad


You'd think after the Sarin attacks that cults would be getting a crackdown or more regulation at the least in the financials decades ago.
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tomdean



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:17 pm Reply with quote
Blazi wrote:
ATastySub wrote:
cchigu wrote:
Stupid move by Sueisha, if people get offended when there is no intentional offending, they deserve to get offended.

Cancel culture, culture appropriation, yadda yadda. All bullshit.

This was a right wing religious organization/cult pressuring a company to censor a critic. Please deal with the reality of the situation instead of fantasizing that this is about whatever boogeymen live in your head.
You mfs will call anything you don't like "right-wing". Get a clue, this is a cult comparing to Scientology, it doesn't take a side whatsoever.


Apparently not only someone is in denial, but also didn't read:

"The group has also repeated common Japanese right-wing rhetoric,"

If it quacks like a duck....
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Blazi



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:47 pm Reply with quote
tomdean wrote:
Apparently not only someone is in denial, but also didn't read:

"The group has also repeated common Japanese right-wing rhetoric,"

If it quacks like a duck....
So apparently if you have a few ideals it summarizes the whole cult entirely? Rolling Eyes
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