I managed to get my hands on this book recently and read through it to bring the more interesting pages to you guys.
Please forgive the scan quality. I don't usually do this sort of thing and my scanner isn't that great to begin with.
This entire thread is going to be one giant shit show. Let's begin.
Some more of the intro. Looking back on it, this dude didn't actually use "anime" as a catch all term for anime and manga like he said he would.
I don't think he's affiliated, but he does mention them at one point as an excellent resource for recommendations.
>Most anime fans refer to themselves as "otaku".
>respects its audience
>The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya on the next page
Remember when Haruhi respected its audience so much it gave us 8 episodes to fully understand a timeloop?
>Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
>essentially the same story
im dying hoyl fuck
>passive-agressively dissing Ed, Edd & Eddy
>comparing Scoobs and Haruhi
I think I agree overall with what he says here, though he's rather forward about it.
The next few pages are going to be explanations of "the five types of anime".
Oh boy, this is gonna be something.
Holy fuck why didn't he just write "children's"? Because that's what they are, children's cartoons. Kodomo means child/children, it's not like Japanese children are now special.
>complex stories that progress over many episodes
>that spiel about mean kids
You shut your fucking mouth.
He should be comparing it Scooby Doo to This though.
>there is a scarcity of continuing programs for boys ... There is almost nothing on TV for this age group, and this gap provides the environment that lets shonen flourish.
That's... Actually a pretty good point. There are plenty of serial comedies for teens and young adults, but not much action-adventure outside of movies.
Worry not, "The Dark Side of Anime" is coming up after the five types of anime.
>Show consequence of violence
>Image of bleach
>Characters are hurt, and sometimes die, as a result of violence and unlike video games, generally don't get new lives
OP, is the author's name Emiya Shirou?
>violence is objectionable
>ban these anime
>harems are now shoujo
Does...does this guy even know that harem shows are generally 90-95% male viewership and reverse harems (otomeshit) are very different in that most women aren't into that sort of stuff, either?
>protect them from exposition to Cowboy Bebop
So far it's been mostly a dull, overly-thought faggot droning on and on about muh favorite animes, but
>The Dark Side of Anime
Now I'll need some popcorn.
>Don't let your kid see Cowboy Bebop unless you're happy to let them see Silence of the Lambs
I get why seinen is as short as it is, honestly. He's writing this as a guide for parents, and it's not like many kids, tweens, and younger teenagers are going to start watching Paranoia Agent or Monster.
And it's not like he's calling seinen morally corrupt or anything. Just that you should be more careful about your kids watching it. I mean, fuck, I wouldn't want my kids watching Black Lagoon.
Prepare yourself, /a/. It's time for "The Dark Side of Anime".
>Disrespecting glorious Ken-sama who died like a proud samurai warrior sacrificing himself to save the japanese youth
He doesn't capture the broadness and fluidness of "genre" enough.
Hes saying like. THERE ARE THESE 5 CATEGORIES. Everything falls within these bounds and you should do ____ because of these set bounds.
He didn't set the bounds correctly either and made everything extremely narrow.
Which results in like oversimplification or just grouping everything into like one identity which isn't correct.
Somewhere out there a kid was banned from watching Bleach thanks to this book.
He must have thrown a tantrum over it, his friends made fun of him, and now he hates his mom because she said that Ichigo's dark mode was corrupting him.
How does that make you feel?
>This entire fucking page
>Not simple greed
>Dark side of anime
>all these Ghibli examples
Miyazaki is clearly a heretic.
>many artists in all cultures like to think of themselves as daring rule breakers
At least he's talking about parent's comfort levels rather than his own. Still fucked, though.
I have a very Christian mother. When she hears "magic," she immediately thinks Satanic worship and witches. But she still read Harry Potter and was cool with me reading it as a kid, too. Because she's not a fucking moron.
>man, other people sure are ignorant
>now watch me talk about how an entire belief system that isn't my own is a sham and awful
>Shinto and Buddhism
How this is even considered unintentional anti-Christianity is beyond me.
No, not all. Just the ones who believe the Earth is only a few thousand years old.
The more fundamentalist ones tend to be this way, but in my experience, most Christians aren't really irked by it. But then, I've been fortunate enough to grow up in areas where there weren't that many fundamentalists.
Surprisingly, Eva wasn't mentioned past the intro where the author was providing examples for anime settings.
>fanartist draws some cartoon drawings of characters she likes
>other fans take issue because they don't conform to their insane progressive standards despite rampart hypocrisy within the community to begin with in terms of who can and can't draw art based on how much they've bent over backwards for the cult
>people begin to bully the fanartist by making tens of blogs criticising her art and telling other people how horrible she by presenting evidence skewed in their favour
>fanartist has enough despite begging for forgiveness continually, taking the "problematic" art down, and receiving no mercy while people continue to repost the art and attribute it to her to spur more bullies to attack her
>fanartist attempts suicide, but survives and posts a video from hospital saying she's getting help
>confirmed by family and friends
>bullies continue to harass her by saying she faked it or did it for attention, also continue to justify that what they did was in the name of justice
>some finally realise they're assholes and delete their blogs so people can't call them out for the wretched excuses for humans they are
>tv show's creators come out saying "no bully others pls"
>show's fans leave because they think the creators are apologists, racists, sexists and fatphobic for telling them they don't want to see people bullied
Amerifat "Christians" are so insecure that they get scared by the though of their kids knowing that some people aren't Amerifat "Christians"
y'know you sound like the author when he said artists generally think of themselves as radicals right? I mean its the same kind of generalization. Also yes they are
MIYAZAKI IS A TERRORIST AND A THREAT TO OUR UPSTANDING CHRISTIAN IMAGE BOSRD. HE HAS SINGLE HANDEDLY CREATED THE DARK SIDE OF ANIME
Though the Bible says the exact opposite, in reality. Fucking Christ himself said it. "Whoever is not against us is for us."
But then, most people don't know anything more about their religion than what they're told.
And then 4chan is suppossed to be the internet hate machine
This is the last page about Anti-Christian anime. It's worth mentioning that this is one of the longest sections in the book besides the chunks where he tries to explain Japanese culture.
Come on now, the author may be saying some pretty stupid stuff, but in this section he actively encourages parents to introduce foreign religion and culture to their children to teach them about tolerance. That's pretty admirable in a book that is clearly aimed at very conservative christian families.
>>fanartist draws some cartoon drawings of characters she likes
>>other fans take issue because they don't conform to their insane progressive standards despite rampart hypocrisy within the community to begin with in terms of who can and can't draw art based on how much they've bent over backwards for the cult
What did she actually do or not do to start the bullying?
>Are often hypocritical
>As if this isn't completely true
Let's hope this author is based in committing the seppuku.
i was not allowed to watch harry potter because my parents were christian and their church told them witchcraft is of the devil. I forget how old I was, but I am within a year of the age of the 3 main actors. I was allowed to watch lord of the rings though, since tolkien was apparently christian.
sage for blogshit
Here's more of the Dark Side to Anime. I bet you guys can guess what he'll mention in this section.
The book is around 220 pages. The first third is where most of these scans are gonna come from since it's where he actually talks about anime. The second third is about Japanese history and culture, and the last third is about how to use anime to bond with your child.
Seriously if magic in anime causes someone to go practice witchcraft the person probably would have done so eventually anyway
and I'm a Christian. I view it as fiction. Nothing more, nothing less.
he states he plans on making future editions of his book with proper attributions towards copyright holders.
>inb4 the copyright holders sue the shit out of him for using their images without their permission
Why? It has so many great role models in it and teaches good leadership skills.
>You should (be able to easily) shield your children from this type of material.
Yes, CENSOR EVERYTHING THAT GOES AGAINST YOUR OWN BELIEFS.
Just like how you should shield your white kid from being friends with a black kid, amirite?
>how to use anime to bond with your child.
Oh, no argument there. I'd never let my kid read Berserk -- not until they were at least 15, more likely 16 or 17. There's fucking kiddy rape early on.
But calling it evil is just stupid.
Comic-sans was on purpose
Someone make a better one.
>how to use anime to bond with your child
She made a character not fat enough for tumblr's standards and drew an asian characters with an asian skintone. It's kind of interesting seeing this sort of backlash when Tumblr used to be obsessed with making every anime character a different race besides asian or anime.
But we at least don't pretend to be some kind of heroes, we know we are doing bad things for fun, but these guys (girls) believe that harrasing a teenage girl helps to stops racism and thus is justified.
Honestly, I came expecting some extreme stuff, but mostly he's just saying "hey, this is going to go against your pre-existing conservative views: watch out." That doesn't do much to help open the readers mind, but it also doesn't overtly go "this is evil and you should avoid it." The author repeatedly makes comments about he enjoys watching x or y with his kids but that you should be your own judge. It forces the reader to think for themselves. Not bad.
She drew fanart of Steven Universe characters not using the right proportions or skin tones.
That's seriously all you really have to do now to get people to start a campaign against you.
I'm surprised there's no Narutaru in this section to be honest.
>I have no good reason to explain these packaging choices
>I have no good reason to explain these packaging choices by the distribution companies
>beginning a paragraph with "Finally,"
That aside, it's a pretty reasonable introduction. This is honestly reading like somebody out of this place decided to read a book, using a decade of time on /a/ as a guide to all the things you don't do when talking about anime.
>someone somewhere will never watch princess tutu because of this book
Berserk is filled with evil shit, and evil is basically Berserk's subject matter. That being said, Berserk itself is not evil.
Paradise Lost is a poem about the Devil, but few people would call it an evil work.
>ANIME RESPECTS ITS AUDIENCE AND IS GENERALLY IRONY FREE
HAHA W H A T?
>HUMOR THAT DEVELOPS NATURALLY
>FANSERVICE HUGE TITS TSUNDERE IS NATURAL HUMOR
>SCOOBY-DOO AND HARUHI THE SAME STORY
TELL ME THIS BOOK DOESN'T COST MONEY
>Examples of Japanese culture include elderly being adept at weaponry
>the infamous "tentacle rape"
>actively involved in monitoring the shows they watched and the books they read.
>wouldn't let my kids sleep over at their friends' homes because of the material that was permitted there.
I feel sorry for those kids.
>I also had to have some very difficult conversations with other parents about why I wouldn't let my kids sleep over at their friends' homes because of the material that was permitted there. Many of these parents were horrified to discover the content of anime their children were watching because they didn't investigate the content first.
Now we're into the section about Japanese culture. I scanned this one since I got a chuckle out of the Christmas Cake explanation.
This entire section is pretty much the author doing stuff like:
>They use kotatsu
>pictures of anime characters using kotatsu
>Christian Anime Alliance
>Looking back on it, this dude didn't actually use "anime" as a catch all term for anime and manga like he said he would.
This is self-published isn't it?
Fucking editors. They exist for a reason.
>mentions Christmas Cakes
LOVING EVERY LAUGH
>wouldn't let my kids sleep over at their friends' homes because of the material that was permitted there.
>Many of these parents were horrified to discover the content of anime their children were watching because they didn't investigate the content first
666/10 I am now officially booty-flustered.
>author insults Spice and Wolf
All hail the Wisewolf Holo.
This shits golden! Is there a pdf of this somewhere?
Fred - Koizumi
Nagato - Velma
Mikuru - Daphne
Kyon - Shaggy
Haruhi - Scooby
It's the same thing guys.
Literally just jacked it to an ep of Valkyrie Drive and I think you guys are overreacting and jumping to conclusions here.
Seems pretty fair overall, especially given the target audience.
>If your faith impels you to perceive magic as a form of Satanism, you will need to shield your children from all but a small handful of anime which you must carefully pre-screen. On the other hand, if you comfortable with presentation of magic and fantasy in Western entertainment such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Disney cartoons with talking animals, then anime magic should not concern you.
Ya'll don't actually read, do you?
>I have a very Christian mother
>When she hears "magic," she immediately thinks Satanic worship and witches
>she's not a fucking moron.
My sides are collapsing becoming white dwarfs
>not being allowed to go to social stuff with friends
>having your dad ruin a sleepover because he told them how anti-Christian it was
How socially fucked up do kids like this become?
>trying to explain moe to parents
For what purpose
That's a continuation of a page talking about common stereotypes of other cultures in anime.
Hey OP did your scanner not pick up any color or is this guy just a faggot?
I'm honestly surprised this hasn't been mentioned by this point.
Unless I missed something.
Well that's because in fiction, magic is just that universe's alternate power source, like a second electricity if you will, while real life magic is more like http://www.kentucky.com/2015/10/28/4109623/texas-woman-used-in-blood-ritual.html
>The intent of the creators is to make the viewer want to protect and cuddle the moe character
That's the way she was brought up, yeah. That's just the association she's made her whole life. But she's smart enough to understand that just because that's her assumption, it doesn't mean it's always reflective of reality. So she'll read something before passing judgment on it. Which is what people who aren't morons do.
>"Do Not Discuss" Titles
Neon Genesis Evangelion
End of Evangelion
Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
Yami No Matsuei
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Any hentai titles whatosever, no exceptions!