Interest Scene in Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Causes Viewer Complaints
posted on 2015-11-09 21:15 EST by Carlos Cadorniga
The Japanese Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization (BPO) watchdog group has recently published viewer complaints for October, one most likely stemming from a scene in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. The complaint refers to an anime where "several nonresistant prisoners and enemy soldiers are gunned down by the young male protagonist." It does not directly name Iron-Blooded Orphans in the complaint.
The grievance also stated concern of children watching the mecha anime, expressing worry over the potential influence that such a violent scene could have of child viewers.
"If you look at the title, one would immediately think of this as a children's show and that many children would be watching."
They concluded their statement with the following: "If you want to to broadcast such material, please provide some sort of age limit for viewers."
Earlier this year in August, the BPO also published a complaint against the ending sequence to idol anime PriPara, which depicted the young girl protagonists in swimsuits. Specifically, Sophie Hojo wore a black negligee mirroring a photo of Marilyn Monroe. The ending sequence was edited.