News Japan's PTA Decries Shin Chan Anime, Shōjo Comic Mag
posted on 2007-05-17 14:59 EDT by Egan Loo
The National Confederation of Parent-Teacher Associations for Japan announced the results of its "Survey on Perceptions of Children's Media" for 2006. The results listed TV Asahi's Crayon Shin-Chan (Shin Chan) as #3 on the list of programs that parents do not want to show children. No fully animated program was on the list of programs that parents do want to show, although Fuji TV's manga-inspired Dr. Kotō's Clinic 2006 drama was #6.
Shogakukan's Shōjo Comic topped the list of magazines that parents do not want to have their children reading. Shōjo Comic's serialized manga have included Yuu Watase's Absolute Boyfriend and Mayu Shinjo's Sensual Phrase. The next three magazines were Shogakukan's Ciao, Kodansha's Nakayoshi, and Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend. 60% of the respondents said they disapproved of the magazines for the "frequently gratuitous, sexual content."
The confederation conducted a nationwide survey of 2,400 children in the fifth grade of elementary schools (with an 86.1% effective response rate), 2,400 children in the second year of junior high schools (77.1%), and the children's guardians (76.6%) in November of 2006.