Pripara Ending Edited After BPO Complaints
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization (BPO) Japanese media watchdog group posted thinly veiled complaints about the late-night anime SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist, PriPara, and Chibi Maruko-chan lottery ticket ads earlier this month. The complaints lodged against PriPara mentioned girls appearing in swimsuits in the anime's ending sequence. The commenter stated that this is "unnecessary" in a children's cartoon and "lacks consideration, as there are many child predators."
Noticeably, the ending sequence has changed slightly since the grievances went up. A still shot of Sophie Hojo in a black negligee was replaced with her on a boat in fishing gear, The images of the cast in bathing suits were not changed. PriPara fans on Twitter also pointed out that the BPO was missing the artistic reference in the still shot, which parallels a photograph of Marilyn Monroe.
プリパラのエンディング、そふぃの修正カットってオマージュなのね。おのれBPO…芸術がわからぬとは… pic.twitter.com/IcEP8VjQfp— Tッピー(幼稚園児) (@trshmst) August 22, 2015
Thanks to Dandylion for the news tip
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