BPO Publishes Viewer Complaint About Scum's Wish Kiss Scene
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Japan's Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization (BPO) watchdog group recently published viewer complaints from January, one stemming from an "extreme kiss scene" in a late-night television anime. The complaint reads, "There was an extreme kiss scene with high school students in a television anime. It was a late-night timeslot, but it's not the kind of content to broadcast on a [regular] airborne signal that anyone can easily view."
The complaint does not identify the anime, but some Internet users believe it refers to an episode of Scum's Wish that was broadcast in January. This may refer to a scene involving Mugi and Hanabi in the second episode, which premiered on January 19.
BPO also published a complaint relating to a commercial for an idol-raising game. The complaint expressed concern over in-game purchases and drew a comparison to gambling. The complaint called for more caution when airing commercials during times when children are awake.
BPO has published complaints about many anime, and its regular report also included in August complaints about the smartphone game Pokémon Go and its portrayal in news programs. The watchdog's anime-related published complaints include criticism of a scene in Detective Conan in which sushi is eaten off of a woman's body, the masturbation scene in Mr. Osomatsu, a scene involving "suggestive banana-eating" in Yo-kai Watch, the violence in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, and the main characters of PriPara being shown in swimsuits in the ending.
Other anime to receive complaints published by BPO in the past include Owarimonogatari, SHIMONETA, Chibi Maruko-chan, Gintama, Kan Colle, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, The Seven Deadly Sins, Akame ga KILL!, Your Lie in April, Hunter x Hunter, Blood-C, Fullmetal Alchemist, School Days, Magi, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Pokémon, and NANA.