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NGT48 Idol Apologizes For Speaking About Her Assault

Earlier this week, NGT48 idol Maho Yamaguchi broke her silence about being assaulted at home by two men.

‘Pokemon’ Merchandiser Causes Controversy for Yasukuni Shrine Visit

Creatures, Inc. has found themselves in hot water due to a company trip to Yasukuni Shrine.

Christian Pastors Try to Censor a Yuri Manga During Banned Book...

Three influential pastors are demanding that the Rumford Public Library remove My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness since it's "not appropriate for a public library."

Manga About Online Disputes is Canceled due to Actually Starting Controversy

Who doesn't love a good internet flame session? A troll lays done some bait and unsuspecting victims fall for it, leading to wasted hours...

‘One Piece’ Creator Angers Nationalists With a WWII Joke

Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, is being chided for seemingly mocking a Japanese World War II veteran. Don't worry, his popular manga is...

‘Sachiiro One Room’ Faces Controversy for Glorifying Kidnappings

The live-action TV adaptation of Sachiiro One Room is under fire due to its controversial content, which has led to its cancelation in the Kanto region. Sachiiro...

‘Young Again in Another World’ Has Been Cancelled Following Backlash

The  Young Again in Another World anime has been canceled and the light novels are being put on hold. The Asahi Shimbun reported that Hobby...

‘Young Again in Another World’ Anime at Risk Due to Creator’s...

The last three weeks have been bumpy for MINE and his  Young Again in Another World. Everything was joyous after Hobby Japan announced that...

Anime Fan Divides Community with “World Class” vs “Otaku Class” Labels

Anime fans are constantly debating about quality and what deserves recognization. Popular labels include "mainstream," "underrated," "overhyped," and the ever so tantalizing "obscure." However, one...

Valve Will Review Sexual Games Before Deciding on Censorship

Valve's purging of sex-based video games on Steam is being put on hold for now. The company has made another reversal and told creators to "disregard...

Valve Wants Creators to Censor Sexual Content in Steam Games

Valve is looking to crack down on sexual content in Steam games, with three popular developers claiming they got notices saying their games will...

Artist has ‘Azur Lane’ Art Removed for Refusing to Reject Feminism

Korean artist Nardack (Isekai Cheat Magic) unintentionally became the center of controversy following the Korean release of the game Azur Lane. She wrote a pair of...

‘Darling in the Franxx’ Producer Receives Death Threats for Ep. 14

Episode 14 of DARLING in the FRANXX received negative fan reactions from both sides of the Pacific. Sadly, DARLING in the FRANXX animation producer Yuichi Fukushima has been receiving...

8 Recent Anime Controversies that Shook the Industry

The anime industry is fairly quiet compared to most other entertainment industries. While there is growing awareness about the poor treatment animators face, anime...

Japanese Police Seek to Question Logan Paul Over Suicide Video

Japanese police are seeking to question Paul Logan over his Aokigahara video. Masaki Ito, a spokesman for the Yamanashi prefectural police, told the press that...

Youtuber Logan Paul Faces Backlash from Japan “Suicide Forest” Video

Logan Paul is one of Youtube's biggest vloggers, and he is facing backlash for exploiting a Japanese man's suicide. Paul, who is known for his...

A Children’s Manga is Drawing Fire Due to Political Satire

The latest chapter of Toshihiko Fujinami's Manga de Yomu Jinbutsu-den (A Biograph in Manga) is stirring controversy over its depiction of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The manga runs in...

Japanese Politician Apologizes for Blaming Murders on Anime

In late October, 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested after nine dismembered bodies were found in his apartment. He admitted to luring suicidal victims into...

Mangaka Reveals the Social Pressure of Non-Black Haired Students

Earlier this week, Osaka school boards were sued by an 18-year-old resident for repeatedly forcing her to dye her naturally brown hair black in...

Japanese Tumblr User Shuts Down Cultural Appropriation Argument

An internet post from 2012 has resurfaced and sparked a debate about cultural diffusion, which is a concept that two (or more) differing cultures...

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