Police have arrested a man for kidnapping a 9-year-old girl after he was reported as a suspect by the public “for having shoujo manga” and “looking like an otaku” – finding both a shoujo and as many as 4 volumes of shoujo manga in his possession.
The 9-year-old girl told her mother she was going to a shop near her Sapporo home to buy some notebooks one afternoon, but by nightfall had not returned.
Her parents became concerned and reported the matter, and police had soon launched a search fearing she had perhaps gotten lost in the snow or fell in a river.
However after two days had elapsed she had still not been found and police requested assistance from the public, and it emerged she had bought her notebooks and was last seen on her way back talking to a schoolmate.
Police had no further inkling of her location until a local taxi driver reported that “there’s a suspicious man who has shoujo manga.”
He further cemented their suspicions by saying he “looked sort of like an otaku.”
Acting on this extremely suspicious information police called on the neigbourhood apartment of a 26-year-old unemployed man, finding him to match the description of their suspect.
He told them the girl “was not here,” but on checking officers found the little girl sat in his room – she had been crying, but was otherwise unharmed.
It emerged he had accosted the little girl in a convenience store car park, telling her to “come over here a little while” and then tying her up with tape and taking her home.
She was returned to her family unharmed whilst he has been charged with kidnapping.
In addition to the kidnapped shoujo, they found a total of 4 volumes of shoujo manga in his possession, a fact which media wasted no time in highlighting as evidence of his deviance, with reports calling it “strange."
Happens all the time, everywhere.
And /a/ will still defend this shit. You don't see AoT fans raping 9 year olds.
If you read shoujo manga you are a confirmed pedophile and a criminal. FACT.
I see no relation between reading shoujo manga and turning into a kidnapper.
Great, it is officially OK to report someone to the police for having 4 volumes of shoujo manga.
Well they're right in that a guy reading something like Kimi ni Todoke or Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, manga which are FOR WOMEN, is pretty creepy.
Japan fucking loves demonizing Otaku.
Someone in Japan could go around committing horrible serial killings and he could just drop a manga on top of their corpses as a calling card, and as long as he is clean cut and doesn't look like an Otaku, he'd never get caught.
Nips love sensationalism.
How is this /a/ related?
This is why I hate Japan.
>how is the demonization of shoujo manga /a/ related
>Nips love sensationalism
REMEMBER THE MAINE!
>“looked sort of like an otaku.”
Let me guess: He wore glasses
Yeah, fuck Japan. It's not like "shoujo manga" in your country wouldn't be classified as hardcore child pornography or anything.
I don't give a shit what a criminal did to a kid. I'll ask again, how is this fucking shit /a/ related?
Are you retarded?
>People on my Twitter feed yesterday were saying the tip has been heavily distorted by the media, and nothing about this guy resembling an otaku was actually in the original statement.
The original quote involved him buying four volumes of manga in an attempt to please the girl. Nobody said how the reporter knew that, but I'm guessing he was dumb enough to chat with the taxi driver about buying manga to cheer a kid up, and the driver thought that was suspicious.
>not reading shoujo
I would kidnap a sawako
>how is news article about manga /a/ related
Nobody gives a shit if you don't want to hear about it, fucktard, it's /a/ related whether you like it or not. Fuck off.
>Well they're right in that a guy reading something like Kimi ni Todoke or Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, manga which are FOR WOMEN, is pretty creepy.
He also had a bowl cut
This seems more like /jp/ shit.
Fat, no girlfriend, social outcast, thick glasses.
To be fair, reading Tokyo Mew Mew as an adult man would be regarded creepy be the average people.
He had her for two days and did nothing to hey but tie her up a little?
Why did he even kidnap her in the first place?
Can't wait to see how good ol' Abe and friends are going to use this momentum to destroy anime and manga this time around.
Jesus fucking Christ
Maybe he forced her to watch Dokidoki Precure.
Because he thought he could live out his Japanese animes and make friends and the two would laugh it off together and talk about their favorite Pretty Cure over tea and cookies.
No, it's fucking not, you piece of shit.
What are you going to do in this thread? You can't do shit about the situation, so why post something irrelevant?
You are only denying the fact that this is a meaningless thread.
I have shoujo manga, look like an otaku and my pseudo-girlfriend is 15.
So yeah, I guess they are right. Who cares.
>Letting a 9 year old go shopping by herself
Serves you right.
and a checkered shirt (tucked into his jeans), a backpack with wallpapers sticking out, a camera dangling in front of his chest and a pouch in front of his stomach.
He also had long, greasy hair and smelled kinda weird.
It appears your post has been heavily distorted by the Media anon.
Yeah, if you look like a creepy person.
So report it? Shitting up the thread with your bitching isn't going to get the thread taken down, not that reporting it will either since it's on topic.
>>Letting a 9 year old go shopping by herself
>Serves you right.
>>blaming the victim
You seem pretty perturbed there, fella.
Who wood-working otaku here?
No, but if you read Sailor Moon you're a psycho pedo.
more like blaming the parents...
>implying he isn't blaming the kids guardians/parents
>implying she wouldn't come with you willingly in order to make it easier for you
I bet you also think you have the right to dress like a whore and wander back alleys and not get raped.
Japan isn't Detroit. This is a very rare occasion.
It certainly doesn't mean you should stop your kids from going outside by themselves.
Sasuga shoujo manga fans.
Remember /a/, this is why we hide our powerlevel in public.
I knew you fuckers were sick sick people.
The parents of that 15 year old pseudo-girlfriend, you sick fuck.
the parents weren't the kidnapped
>Tentacle rape and loli are part of otaku's culture
>Still allows 9 year old kid to leave the house
Why did you copy that word for word from Sankaku complex? why would you ever visit there?
It doesn't matter. A nine year old is too young to be let out to a shopping district full of traffic by herself. Just because 'everybody does it' doesn't make it right.
This is why people need to learn to separate 2D and 3D.
Lolis are cute but the moment you start preying on real little girls, you've crossed the line.
Get /fit/ and still be Otaku.
Be like Vin Diesel was who played Dungeons and Dragons for 20 years, they won't have the balls to say anything.
fuck I have a lot of plaid shirts
god damnit, but they're fashion burberry ones
WHAT THE FUCK DO I DO TO AVOID LOOKING LIKE AN OTAKU
I gotta wear sweaters now? single-color shirts???
Why should I care about this and why isn't this on /jp/?
Wear your loli shirts
>japan isn't detroit
With all the bodies on the train tracks and the fact they have a proper procedure to deal with that so the trains don't run late you could argue differently.
how did you know it was from there?
Your and idiot
Had this happened in the US, there would already be nationwide manhunt with tanks, choppers and shit.
The poor guy would've probably gotten his whole apartment razed to the ground by a drone killing him and the girl.
all shoujo fans confirmed for lolicons unable to differentiate between dimensions.
Maybe if he just looked a bit more presentable, they wouldn't have found him so easily.
Serves the parents right.
Still sucks for the girl, she didn't know shit, she's just 9.
>they found a total of 4 volumes of shoujo manga in his possession, a fact which media wasted no time in highlighting as evidence of his deviance, with reports calling it “strange."
Yeah, it's kinda strange to call someone who has only 4 volumes of (shoujo) manga an "otaku".
Sheilding your kids from every fucking thing ever is detrimental to both the child's development and society.
In the west, men can't even look at kids and an 8 year old ridding the subway by himself makes the news.
Thanks for the idea.
If she was a black girl one news station in one state would mention it once and that's it.
a lot of shoujo mangas are about a 17 years old guy who looks in his mid 20s kidpnapping and raping a 17 years old girl who look like loli until she likes it.
Wear a dress.
I'm glad I'm not attracted to real lolis. 2D is okay but I find when it comes to 3D women I am more interested in the 18-24 bracket. Pure would be nice but I wouldn't mind pairing up with someone kind of slutty for a fling.
It isn't, this guy's been posting "board-related" /new/s crap on here since early this morning / last night.
If it was illegal for weird or homeless guys to buy shoujo comics, they wouldn't have let him.
Actually he does, the problem is that he thinks bad shit wont happen to him simply because it shouldn't.
>HURR DURR Y U POAST BOUT DIS ANIME, U SAY ITS SHIT BUT U CANT DO NUTTIN BOUT IT XDDDDDDDD
That's your retarded logic, right there. Are you proud of yourself?
Enjoy your STDs.
An accompanying parent, relative, family friend, or older sibling would have prevented this situation. Hell, restricting her to an indoor shopping mall with enough money for taxi fare would have done it too.
WE DON'T NEGOTIATE WITH KIDNAPPERS OR LITTLE GIRLS
There's a Hong Kong tv show that features little kids and their struggles.
One of them was a story about a Japanese girl around 8-10 years old leading her 5-7 year old little brother to buy some drugs because their mom was sick.
They also went around shopping for groceries at the same time. It was pretty amusing because they kept asking police officers and people where to go, as well as randomly stopping at toy shops and buying random things.
By the time they got home, the mom had already woken up and got a bit better, though the daughter bought the wrong medicine and just gave the mom another headache.
But yeah, it's actually not all too uncommon over there.
>conflating moral culpability with personal responsibility
You edgy fucktards are as bad as the blind SJWs, if not worse.
Why the fuck do you speak like Reddit? Atleast acknowledge my statement, you brain-deficient mongoloid.
> Y U POAST BOUT DIS ANIME
He's talking about how this thread isn't related to anime, but to smelly otaku kidnapping. You're the one looking retarded here.
I'm the same way except that I gave up on 3D in high school.
>he thinks bad shit wont happen to him simply because it shouldn't.
And if it does, it's someone else's fault.
Clearly the next logical step after buying several volumes of shoujo is to pick up a real little girl for sale and take her home.
Maybe if starred in a when * cries vn or if he brought a gieger counter, he would have gotten away with it.
The Aikatsu uncle shaming has gone too far and needs to stop.
Dubs have spoken freedom is on route.
Not that much of a slut. Think less whore and more like preppy college girl who was in the popular clique in high school, a solid 9/10 and seemed to always be dating someone.
You can do that in India
You suck at fashion.
No it isn't.
Enjoy your STDs.
>and seemed to always be dating someone.
She did have, you just didn't know.
das it mane.
Think the police the would have acted just as fast if the cab driver had seen the girl getting dragged into one of dem soaplands by two sharp dressed guys?
Get the fuck out with your police state shit spam. You're not fitting nor are you doing anything good. You're shitting up a thread which is nevertheless on topic. Stop fucking ruining nice things jackass. Spamming threads with your "it no follo r00lz" doesn't do anything but make /a/ worse and is worse than the newfags themselves.
That's just true yo.
No, they have a shortage.
That's why they're all getting gang-raped.
Whatever, that's what condoms are for.
Some police districts enjoy picking on local yakuza outfits, actually.
This happens a lot in Japan. Japanese communities are more trustworthy than American. The Japanese often send their little children out by themselves to run errands or go to and from school.
>acknowledge my statemenet
I just did, and with the appropriate amount of contempt too. If you're too stupid to see the issue then I'll explain it to you in detail, so that you can understand just how wrong and retarded you are.
You're crying about how no-one can do anything about the kidnapping situation. Well EVERY thread has that issue, because /a/ is completely impotent when it comes to the anime and manga industries. Do you go onto threads telling people "HURR DURR DUNT COMPLAIN, U CAN'T CHANGE NUTTIN XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD" like you did here? No, you don't. In fact I bet you're one of the biggest "this anime is shit, let me sperge about it" whineposters on the board.
You're a big cunt-snuffling hypocrite, and should kill yourself. Fuck off back to the Horriblesubs comments box and stay there.
If I were to wear known gang colors, waltz into the opposing gang territory, and proceed to attract the largest wave of bullets this side of a Quake tourney, I wouldn't DESERVE to be killed. But I probably could have easily have done something to avoid it.
Ain't no condom gonna protect you from crabs.
It's not for women it's for young girls and teen girls. I think guys reading josei is fine, but what the hell are you faggots doing reading and watching things for young girls? What losers.
>Rules are bad! I post what I want!
Jesus christ, where do you people come from? You post off-topic and pretend to be right?
Remember when YGO abridged was funny?
Haven't you heard? Those sick fucks eat children during their twisted cosplay sessions.
I guess the idea is that they are the titans eating the small humans or something!
They make shampoos for that. They kinda work.
I used to go school (3km from home) by myself everyday since I was 7 years old and never lived any kind of serious incident.
Even if it's hard to believe there are places in which people doesn't live in fear.
I was comparing two parellels and showing how he's a hypocrite. Like I said, "that's your logic", as in "this is the flawed logic you're using". If you can't see that two situations can be compared then you're the one looking retarded, retard.
You're disgusting. 15 is prime.
No it's not on-topic, it isn't a discussion of anime or manga, it's rehashed bashing material a.k.a. flamebait. /a/ isn't for "anything even vaguely related to japan" anymore.
We had basically this same exact thread this morning and it did goon and on for like 200+ replies, but then it did in fact get deleted. I'd tell you to take a hint, except I suspect you already know full well this kind of thing isn't welcome here.
Japan is safer than the west. I wouldn't let a kid wander around certain areas, but for the most part it isn't a big deal.
Why don't you fuck off? It's for that reason why /a/'s is shit.
You don't acknowledge the rules and think you can post whatever you want, because it has "anime" in the description.
Stop fucking blogging, you disgusting cockroach.
How about FUCKING. NO? Why the fuck should I have to deal with a pile of putrid shit on the board that I visit? You act defiant and bitch that nobody wants this crap here? Jesus, you deserve to get punched repeatedly on the side of your head until your brain cells function correctly.
Stop posting off-topic bullshit, why is this so fucking hard for you to understand?
Difference is the bodies on Japanese train tracks are suicides rather than homicides.
Report and move on, dumbass.
Stay mad, Mr I Have No Argument
>Not enjoying maximum pleasure
>Not making maximum connection with your love
>Not feeling the warmth of cumming inside her
Of course, I'm not speaking from experience, just my view that I derive from my fantasies.
15 is not sexually mature. You are just taking advantage of a young girl who does not know better. Enjoy prison.
I just pooped.
>shifting the goalposts
Ahaha. That's actually more delicious than you openly admitting defeat, because it shows how desperate you are.
Can we at least get a name of the series?
inb4 it's not even shoujo, and it's something like Kodomo no Jikan
Wait, you had an argument? I thought you were just shitposting in a shitpost fest. At least that's what your post content seems like.
15 is legal in a lot of places. Also, 15 is plenty developed.
Every 15 year old secretly wants it. In fact, it's the optimal breeding age.
Please tell us more about it.
Where am I admitting defeat? Where is the fucking contest in this?
Stop trying to backpedal in the actions you've done and simply fuck off?
I didn't say that. I said police state shit like shoving rules down peoples throats more forcefully than the worth of the actual rule. It's unnecessary and not needed.
Fuck off troll. You pretending to be retarded doesn't make you funny, it only makes you retarded.
Seriously, so you're legally retarded?
I do acknowledge rules, but your way of imposing them only ruins the board you dumb fucking cunt. Get away from /a/ with your plague. Look at how much you're fucking this thread up with your pseudo rule imposing. You're talking about putrid shit; how ironic because while thinking you're imposing the rules, you're posting off topic and shitting up an on topic thread like retards of your kind always do.
Did it look like something related to anime? If so, please share as this the place.
>implying you have a single fact to back it up
I think the police didn't act on the fact that the suspect is an otaku, but instead, they got the impression that he bought shoujo manga for the kidnapped girl to calm her down.
>15 is legal in a lot of places.
Yeah, in third world countries perhaps.
>Also, 15 is plenty developed.
>it's the optimal breeding age.
"If you don't like it don't look?" Fine, but it stays up forever. And my little contribution here is to let people know you're just one group or one guy who's making a habit of these threads, so they don't think this is what's typical /a/ fare and go discuss anime/manga on some other forum instead of on here. To sort of disclaimer the thing.
>Look at how much you're fucking this thread
Yeah because otherwise we would have discussed anime and manga a lot in this thread right?
Some people are more mature with 15 than some "adults"
I had friends with a full beard when others didn't grow a single facial hair
Is 4 volumes a lot?
>I didn't say that. I said police state shit like shoving rules down peoples throats more forcefully than the worth of the actual rule. It's unnecessary and not needed.
>people enforce the rules instead of letting me do whatever I want
get lost loser
A fifteen year old girl's body is ready for the D.
Don't bring your social constructs into this.
BECAUSE IT DOESN'T FUCKING BELONG.
YOU SHIT FOR BRAINS, OPEN YOUR EYES.
ARE WE TALKING ABOUT ANIME? OR MANGA? WHEN DID THIS BECOME "ANIME/MANGA AND SOME NEWS ABOUT OTAKU?"
10/10 I'M ACTUALLY FUCKING MAD.
>Look at how much you're fucking this thread up
Isn't that the fucking point?
15 is perfect. They still have the kind of innocence that translates to purity, as opposed to naivety since they're still well developed but young. 13 is legal in Japan and while I have nothing against it, I feel it's a bit too young because their bodies are still going through the puberty spurt so it it doesn't look good. They are also at the point where their so inexperienced that they're simply naive which I don't want to take advantage off. And yes, those first two years of highschool 'do' most certainly make that big a difference.
No idea, but he apparently bought it for the little girl.
ANON, THERE IS NO NEED FOR CAPS LOCK. I KNOW THIS IS A SHIT THREAD BUT COME ON.
What is this .gif from?
I can't see it being sourced from this decade without it making headlines.
This'll do wonders for shoujo sales
Wear a skirt.
It started when I had to fart really hard, but it actually didn't smell that bad.
Then I tightly clenched my buttcheeks, and let one rip, it's hard and quick.
And a bit of poop came out.
I'm sure staring at the poop is like watching witch craft works, so it's /a/ related.
Code Quantum nigga, shit was dope.
It's on topic and even if it wasn't it's better than ranting and raving about rules which simply brings nothing but misery and rage into the thread.
I'm talking about enforcing the rules to the point of it being ineffective and not necessary. Doing it to where it only hurts the board.
Do you it's the shit of 2014?
While 13 is the law at the national level the legal age is higher at the local level for most/all of Japan. I don't disagree with the rest of your post.
>I'm talking about enforcing the rules to the point of it being ineffective and not necessary
You mean the rule about only posting discussion about anime and manga? Yes, I too think it's unnecessary.
Oh. Who cares?
We totally need a third /b/.
Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Sweden and so on, and so on.
example of a bad lolicon
That would actually be an interesting serial killer motif: commiting killings to imitate famous deaths in manga and leaving a relevant volume behind.
Get this Shitkaku garbage out of here.
Did he fug her?
>example of a bad lolicon
Yes, why hasn't he fucked her sister yet?
>how is this fucking shit /a/ related?
Gee, the fact it may have wider repercussions in how Japan acts on the publishing of shoujo manga or even just a more widespread 'review' into anime and manga culture (which have produced several 'scares' for /a/ in previously especially with that new more nationalist PM of theirs) maybe?
>kidnapping 9years old
Name me one good shoujo manga?
I need this short manga about the lolicon teacher. Stalking is a crime too, you know what I mean.
Sword art online
Yeah, because body hair is the #1 indicator of maturity, definitely.
Okay, faggot, listen. Read pic related. Fuck the fuck off.
Everybody else raging as hard as this morons about "IT'S NOT SPECIFICALLY TALKING ABOUT ANIME OR MANGA SERIES" read this and shut the fuck up. You guys are morons.
The point of the board is to have fun and relevant fun. It's not a competition to see how fucking well you can follow the rules. God DAMN you guys are uptight newfags who, also at the same time, I can guarantee, actually post irrelevant useless shit.
Jesus Christ, guys, really. Learn that we can have variants of a topic as long as there is discussion and content. Not meaningless shit like "Y IZ SHE SO PERFECT"
He bought the manga for the little girl.
A quick google news search into 'otaku kidnap' shows 1 result to a shit site. I'm not worried, and its not like the Japanese conservatives were ever going to change their opinion of otaku.
15 is not legal in germany. only if you are 14-15 yourself. 16 is legal, unless it is prostitution, which is allowed from 18.
because he is a good lolicon
I want Redirt to leave.
Name 5 good shoujo. Oh wait you can't.
I take it you've never gone through a sex ed or human biology course.
Honestly, I think a 9yo in Detroit would be a lot safer than a 13-30yo.
Technically, this thread belongs on /jp/.
This wouldn't have happened if he read good manga.
How much truth is behind this story? Japanese media just loved to shit on otaku, right?
>The point of the board is to have fun and relevant fun.
The point of this board is the discussion of anime and manga. Don't make up rules for your own sake. Just fuck off already.
I love this.
Just like one of my mangas
But this isn't fun it's just borderline pedos patting themselves on the back and an extremely minor news story puffed up by morons afraid they are going to lose some fap materiel. Trash.
>He told them the girl “was not here,”
>but on checking officers found the little girl sat in his room
2.Ouran Highschool Host Club
3.Rose of Versailles
He's talking about life experience
It's then acceptable on /a/. Moot said himself that /jp/ is an extension of /a/. He also said that /jp/ was a failure so maybe OP wants to post this thread in a board he can get intellectual discussion in. As retarded as this discussion is at the moment, we're having some good discussion in between which I'm sure is better than posting on /jp/
Man your mother must have fucked up while pregnant. Poor women to have to put up with a such a fucking retard.
>nothing suspect there
>Not using the hottest and best new memes.
Sankaku devs please go.
Idol otaku are the scum of the earth.
>It's then acceptable on /a/.
What? Do you even know why /jp/ was created? If you think it's shit complain to moot.
Do you also post about videogames here because you do not like /v/?
>idol otaku inflict semen handshake
>“Before the handshaking, they go to the toilets and onanise there, and attend the event with it on their hands. When one of the members goes to shake their hands, thinking them an ordinary fan, they get a sudden sticky sensation. Some members responded with a shocked ‘What the hell is this!?’”
I want this to be real.
>implying this actually happened
Herr Goebbels is at work.
Maybe he could but two days isn't enough to develop Stockholm syndrome.
That information is as reliable as National Enquirer.
We japanese news now.
This is fucking sad.
comic lo regular features brutal loli rape.
im a bit conflicted
Welcome to Japan. That's like sexual assault for pussies.
Checkered shirts and spotted ties.
Not even once.
I'd be disgusted too.
Except they don't. Being otaku is cool in Japan right now, OP's story is bullshit.
Is this some nip version of the tabloids?
>Do you also post about videogames here because you do not like /v/?
No I don't because you're a retard. If you actually understood my post, I said /jp/ is an extension of /a/. Did you know that an extension of something means it is a part of it? It then follows that most of the things acceptable on /jp/ are also acceptable on /a/. This implies that we are allowed to post /jp/ related things on /a/ because, as I mentioned, /jp/ is an extension of /a/.
>If you think it's shit complain to moot.
Took me a while to understand because you're too autistic to use commas. Even despite that, that statement is retarded because I just said that Moot himself said /jp/ was a failure and said nothing like "/jp/ is shit"
>formed a gang known as “Five Guys"
Fat otaku apologist right here.
This...this post is not true. Do not listen to this devious man.
If he would have invested just half of the energy he used on that project into asking girls out he could have had this for real.
Don't bother replying to this thread. If you make a point that they don't have an answer to already all planned out, they just ignore it and keep on spewing their replies.
Threads like this just loop around and around again brainlessly until they expire or are removed. For all intents and purposes, nobody's actually in this thread, it's like attempting to discuss politics with a brick wall.
No its not, not among the majority of the population. Otaku only have enclaves in Tokyo and a few cities that have opened up otaku stores to boost local economies. They're still openly derided by the public at large and harassed by police.
They must have been craving burgers.
Am I allowed to believe this without being legitimately stupid?
So, what do you think of the unrest in the Ukraine?
>I said /jp/ is an extension of /a/
/jp/ is actually exclusion. It was created to get rid of shit that plagued /a/. Too bad only few of us remember.
90% of my high school was wearing plaid shirts during my Junior year, calm down. I fucking hate plaid.
>harassed by police
>Do you even know why /jp/ was created?
>I said /jp/ is an extension of /a/
>This implies that we are allowed to post /jp/ related things on /a/
Got it. You know nothing. I suggest you read the rules before calling others retard and autistic. I do not think I need to reply to you.
because code names are made for easier recognition, right? operation overlord should have been named operation normandy and called that way on the radio, right?
That's a pretty clever name.
People will always ask themselves where the other two are.
>Being otaku is cool in Japan right now
Nikawa please go.
>N-No! I won't admit muh secret club hobby is popular!
It's not acceptable everywhere but it's much more acceptable than you think. They're having their 'N3RD' geek-chic fashion like the west is.
Yes, it was made as somewhat of a way to "save /a/ from themselves" but nonetheless, that means that quite a number of their shit is acceptable on /a/.
Good stuff. Lurk more.
Niwaka are the ones that don't like admitting it's cool - the type of people who think they're doing something different from everyone else.
>that means that quite a number of their shit is acceptable on /a/.
It's actually the reverse. Some things on /a/ are acceptable on /jp/.
i use those kinds of shirt every day at work
Thats like saying being gay and trans is finally acceptable in America. Just because Lady Gaga is a superstar doesn't mean most of the country is into it or will ever understand and accept it. And otaku are going to have it even worse, with no political lobby power and the LDP openly persecuting the anime and manga industry with nonsensical laws.
I always knew nothing good would come of shoujo manga. How can anyone who likes this stuff not be involved in illegal acts of degeneracy?
>>N-No! I won't admit muh secret club hobby is popular!
Someone please kill me for replying to this.
Okay, it seems you have a misunderstanding. Our culture in the west is not accepted only because it is not a part of our culture. It is foreign. In Japan, however, it is not. It is a part of their culture. Therefore, it is far more popular. This doesn't mean it is not frowned upon heavily. It's the contrary. Otakus are often looked down upon because their culture is very often associated with many, many problems that supposedly stem from their culture. It's like how people in the west (if not in other places) insult others by saying "You're going to end up a garbage man" despite the fucking fact that garbage men make more money than I or my father ever will.
Are you a brain dead retard or what? It isn't popular, it's a niche industry that thrives on selling 3000 BDs of any given series to a population of 120 million in order to break even.
Otaku are looked down upon by people there. Or are you some sort of delusional weeaboo who thinks real life is just like his Chinese cartoons?
>but nonetheless, that means that quite a number of their shit is acceptable on /a/.
Not a chance. Only thing acceptable are things with anime/manga adaptations and anime/manga related discussion. The rest is tolerated at best and sansaku bullshit is definitely not amongst it.
Actually we are getting to the point that homosexuality is considered okay. I live in Alabama and most everyone seems to be fine with it. Only old people seem to give a shit. Trans people are a different story though.
And, like, half of America.
Which still counts as third world in an economic sense, but hey.
More like 16, but close enough.
>little girl sat in his room – she had been crying, but was otherwise unharmed
This is not like my loli hentai.
Who lets little girls read Shoujo? They are always full of rape and domestic violence.
WHOA GUYS CALM DOWN
Well, I can't argue. It seems like I can safely assume you've been on /a/ longer than I have and therefore have more practical information.
>The rest is tolerated
Yes, that's the point. If it isn't strictly anime/manga discussion but indirectly pertains to it, it is accepted, but if not, then some of it is tolerated.
Jesus Christ, I'm glad the one post weeded out all the faggots so I can have a proper discussion.
Oh please as if the opinions of a state populated by cuckold children are worth anything.
No, in America we would have sent in the SWAT Team who would have filled the guy with lead because he was holding something that vaguely looked like a knife when they broke in then traumatized the nine year old girl by screaming at her to get on the ground at gunpoint and have then her sit around in handcuffs for an hour while they searched the place for weapons, drugs, and CP.
Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of 8-12 year old girls, but in practice they're fucking disgusting. I'd never even consider touching one.
I'm someone who has lived in Japan for a lot longer than you have. If you think the anime industry is built on BD sales then you're an idiot. There's a reason why so much Nyaa traffic comes from Japan - they pirate shitloads and can also record from TV. The money is in the merchandise, not media sales. Get real.
Yeah you don't know what you're talking about. This isn't 2004 anymore, you have an outdated idea of otaku culture in your mind.
That's amazing. You can tell if a person is sick in the head by his preference in manga. I always did question guys who read lots of shoujo.
more so if they tell them there nick names are one, two, and five.
I believe the point is valid because Alabama is one of the most anti-gay states in the country. I'm sure where I live is better than whatever shithole you're from.
How is this thread still up
>Yeah you don't know what you're talking about.
I was only using the exact word you used.
I wonder what he bought.
Why are YOU still up?
Go to bed.
>so I can have a proper discussion
About what though?
>Name me one good shoujo manga?
Hana to Akuma.
And I wonder if the girl got to keep it.
I do like how not once has anyone in this thread asked for the source of OP's story.
Because it was already mentioned
The source is sankakucomplex, a horrible website.
I didn't post source because people would tell me I'm clickbaiting.
I didn't use the word 'otakus' because anyone stupid enough to not know the correct plural for 'otaku' clearly doesn't know enough about the culture to understand this issue.
There's no discussion to have. Purpose of /a/ and /jp/ is clear. And /jp/ or /a/ is not an extension of each other.
Anime/manga discussion goes here other shit there. 'Tolerated' actually means 'not deleted' when it should be.
I was also wondering if she read any of it in the first place and if she liked it. What if this incident sparked her interest in Shoujo manga?
No one really believes OP.
How about you stop being in denial. Yes, people watch TV, anime airs on TV, and people watch it. That doesn't make them ALL otaku. So I'll say it once again, otaku are a minority in Japan and are heavily looked down upon by their society. If you don't like it and are butthurt by it and want to pretend that incidents like OP's post never actually occurred because it makes you look bad since you yourself are an otaku then you can fuck off.
>that fucking post from moot
What about the three /v/ offshoots and /mlp/?
>The source is sankakucomplex, a horrible website
And you know why sankaku is terrible? Because they write the uninformed drivel you pasted from there.
Even moot has his limits. He generally won't create niche boards, but containment boards are another thing.
Yeah but it's funny.
Both are 1000x times better /v/. Especially /vr/. Wasn't /mlp/ just made to be a containment board?
Ya got me there. I didn't even notice I typed otakus. I also was apparently looking at a different post from yours. Well, then tell me, what makes you so sure that otaku aren't frowned upon in Japan? What tells you that the culture isn't demonized and that it's actually widely accepted? I've seen countless articles and stories that relate to or mention something about certain fucked up actions coming from the shit the criminal got from anime/manga.
What about them? That thread was specifically talking about /a/ and /jp/ so those boards weren't relevant, in turn not being mentioned.
>Males reading manga FOR WOMEN
Wow levels of normalfaggotry I did not expect on /a/.
Do you want to post next:
>Anime is for little children, adults watching anime is really creepy
He didn't say it, but thats the truth.
>"Stop being in denial"
>Says completely wrong things
Denial of what? Your 2004 vision of Japan? There is a very good reason why 'Which type of otaku should I date' features are written in Women's magazines, and there are plenty of 'otaku dating' reality TV shows?
Yeah, /mlp/ was just containment because they were spamming ponies all over /co/, /b/, and other boards.
>Do you even know why /jp/ was created?
And you clearly weren't even here when /jp/ was created, so shut the fuck up about stuff you don't know anything about.
/a/ has always had (even tangentially) anime-related news. Hell, it was /a/ that brought Nevada-tan to the west. And even if it's Sankaku shit, /a/ has always discussed it, as long as we don't have to give shitkaku a hit. In that sense, this thread was made exceptionally (all the data copypasted, no link to shitkaku). Though I'd have appreciated a link to the original japanese coverage.
FUCKING SHOUJO MANGA
Wait, I don't know much about other boards. What are the three /v/ offshoots?
/vp/ /vg/ /vr/
It's okay, you don't need to waste your valuable wisdom and experience on a pretentious newfag. He's stumbling over his own sentences and can't form any sensical ones. Leave him to writhe in his misinformed newfaggotry.
Wow. Okay, with the exception of /vp/ I think the other two should be eliminated. Those are just completely /v/
>Those are just completely /v/
Except they talk about games.
My life > Yours I Would do the same if I was SWAT.
> This post.
You realize that all of 20 years ago, letting your children wander the fuck off and do whatever all day until supper was perfectly normal.
Only recently has it become an issue. Strangely enough, there are FAR higher incidences of child murder, cult sacrifices, robbery, shootouts, kidnapping, etc. these days than in the past. I blame immigrants.
Oh, are we going full /q/ in here?
Does manwha, manhua belong in /a/?
I bet she only had been crying because it was a very good shoujo manga, that made her cry with its tearjerking romantic or tragic story.
If /v/ weren't so bad I would agree with you.
This is why /jp/ was created, shut the fuck up
>If you read manga or watch anime or play video games you are a confirmed pedophile, criminal and by default, murderer based upon the true law of the Holy Status Quo (We Be Praised). FACT.
ftfy, /fit/ over /a/ and all of 4chan, we will it.
How did the taxi driver know he that the manga he was carrying was specifically shoujo?
Really, man? Are you kidding? While your post is true with the exception of that, I can't believe you're saying this shit. It's all white people who do fucked up things in society. When do you see an arab/asian/german going into a school and shooting it up? It's natives who do those things. Niggers and whites. Niggers do the lowlife scum work of society while the whites just do the psychologically fucked up things like torturing some random homeless man or school shootings.
>shitposting off-topic thread
>almost 300 replies
Holy fuck, gb2/MAL/
The crime is tied to the drug problem in the US. I don't know about cults, but that may be due to the weakened influence of large organized religions.
>/a/ has always had (even tangentially) anime-related news. Hell, it was /a/ that brought Nevada-tan to the west.
That was quite long before /jp/ was created. And if I remember correctly, first few weeks /jp/ spent with posting underage idols, news articles and roleplaying. Touhou, aside from obligatory cirno gets, didn't really get much posts at the beginning.
Thats a funny way of spelling left-leaning liberal culture
why would you do that if you can buy a nip for a dime?
I bet she'll grow up to create a manga about a girl falling in love with a bishounen otaku through the love of Shoujo manga. She'll probably self-insert too much though and it'll end up scrapped. Then she'll draw fujoshit.
I'm not an expert on cults but from what I've learned, cults come from pseudo religions that are basically made up on the spot by some crazy fanatic. Point is, they're small and were not around for long. Usually when I see shit about cults, it's usually tied to uneducated whites. I've never seen it about immigrant races.
Correlation is not causation.
This isn't anime related.
He's buy those Shoujo manga to please the girl.
How he can be Otaku for posing only 4 manga?
you see the most autistic fanbase
Moot made /jp/ so he can point to it when the feds role in.
Funny seeing as liberals aren't really at "left" in any of their economics or politics. Social views don't really have anything to do with the traditional usage of right/left. Sad to see the right-left dichotomy has become so meaningless.
>i dont know what shitposting is, please rape and fill up all of my holes with thick, smelly, delicious cum
>There's a Hong Kong tv show that features little kids and their struggles.
That sounds super cute.
What's the name of the show? I don't need it in English.
>Does manwha, manhua belong in /a/?
It doesn't belong in /a/ NOR on /jp/, unless it's been published in a japanese magazine.
Like, shit by the author of Unbalance Unbalance/Freezing does belong in /a/ (sadly, seeing as how they're shit and their fanbase is as cancerous as it gets, but what can you do?). Same with, say, Peepo Choo, which was made entirely by an american but published in Morning (Space Bros, Billy Bat, Vagabond, Giant Killing, Hyuge Mono).
Now, if it doesn't fulfill this requirement, it belong in either /co/ (like comics made in "anime style" that are published in american or canadian companies) or /b/.
If it is a "left-leaning liberal culture" then why is meth suck a problem in all the conservative states? The answer is that it isn't a left or right thing. It's just a health issue the government has been dealing with in the most retarded way possible which has helped build a huge black market.
Shoujo is full of smut and rape scenes and women love this shit.
No wonder shoujo manga influences people to rape and kidnap women.
AROUND PLAIDS NEVER RELAX
If him having a shoujo manga resulted in the little girl being found, I don't see how that is a bad thing. Doesn't really matter what methods they used to find this fucker, as long as the girl is safe it doesn't matter.
you sound so nice and caring
>news story about a man kidnapping a girl
>attempts link anime with child molesters
>not ill-intentioned and off-topic
It's high quality bait at least; I'll give you that.
Exactly how the guy lured the girl.
>legitimately referring to sankaku complex for anything
If you can't read the news in Japanese, then you ought to just not read Japan's news.
>Correlation is not causation
gb2/reddit/, you clearly parroting faggot.
Correlation isn't NECESSARILY causation.
Have you even studied the scientific method? Even the most basic logic? God damn you.
Imagine one day if people starts accusing you of rape or kidnapping for browsing /a/ or 4chenz.
>Excuse me, we're looking for a 9 year old girl that's been missing for two days. Have you seen her by any chance?
>Oh, I saw anon two days ago! I haven't seen him since and I know he browses 4chan. Totally suspicious. You should check him.
Nevermind that this has nothing to do with anime or manga. Seriously, what's with all these normalfags on /a/ lately?
It may be off-topic, but it's not primarily filled with shitposting. Therefore, it can't be categorized as a shitposting thread. Therefore, it can?
>Correlation is not causation.
The point is the media is making people think that correlation is causation, specifically in regards to people who read shoujo manga being predators.
I like how productive Asian countries hold protests weekly on virtually anything
>what's with 'x' on /a/ lately
>where are mods
>/a/ really is /v/
The OP post is off-topic, and ill-intentioned. Most of this thread is off-topic and at least half of it is ill-intentioned and low quality. This is a shitposting thread.
Actually, he's right. There's been an influx of new people lately. More than usual, that is.
I wish some shoujo reading lolis would molest me. ;_;
To be fair, it's a very a valid protest. Fuck Korea.
No it's not. Take your meta comments elsewhere. You are the one shitting up the thread.
I'll never forget it after that thread.
At least for the past 3 weeks or so. We've had a lot of anti-loli shitposting and this seems like just another thread by the same people. They keep trying to equate 2D and 3D and talking about how liking lolicon means you want to rape children. Granted, people have always said that, but there is noticeably more of it recently.
I am with you.
thats what you get for letting your 9yo girl go alone in the streets, its like they dont give a fuck
Valid protest my ass. Seoul is the go-to hotspot for Japanese teens nowadays. Those countries burn effigies of each other in the streets, but the public at large love hanging around with each other.
>when it comes to 3D women
>implying I can shit up a shit thread
It's off-topic. This isn't anime. This isn't manga. It's a news story about a guy kidnapping a little girl. It doesn't belong on /a/.
Exactly where is your proof that the OP is ill-intentioned or that a majority of the posts ITT are. Boy, I love an anon that whips out the "rules" folder every chance they get. It's because such certain anons have such a state of mind that they can never truly understand anything.
The first half sounds like something out of a Quzilax doujin
Why did you intentionally leave out the shoujo part? It's like you just want a reason to bitch.
The plot for the next Quzilax work?
>I like how productive Asian countries hold protests weekly on virtually anything
Not really. It's probably just 在特会(zaitokkai) pissed off at Kuntria for being a bitch. But yeah, Korea does bitch a lot.
This is a Korean man setting himself on fire in unincited anger.
Because it's posted on a board full of anime fans and it attempts to draw a link between liking anime and wanting to harm children. That's ill-intentioned.
Exactly how is it on topic?
I only noticed last week. Rec threads more than ever. Social media warriors you'll usually see on dumblr, more shitposting threads.
Not like I can do anything though. I just either ignore them or join in the fun.
Young people like each other. It's mainly cranky old people that want to start a fight.
So is anime in japan basically like how video games are treated in the US? Though perhaps a bit more extreme.
>guy likes shoujo manga
>therefor the news story about him kidnapping a girl belongs on /a/
I'd say no one's falling for that, but apparently a lot of people already did.