A group of leaders from Protestant churches in Russia has asked the country's attorney general to ban television broadcasts of the anime series Ikki Tousen and to cancel the channel's broadcast license. The Consulting Council of Heads of Russia's Protestant Churches also included the American animated television series South Park and Sealab 2021, as well as up to ten other series, in the complaint. Ikki Tousen was noted specifically for "glorifying cruelty and containing elements of child pornography." Ikki Tousen airs on Russia's 2x2 channel under the title Shkol'nye Voyny (School Wars). The other programs were similarly criticized for promoting homosexuality and drug and alcohol use, and contributing to the destruction of public norms and values.
Representatives of 2x2 responded by saying that since Russia is a secular country, any attempt to regulate television broadcasting should be initiated by the government, not a religious organization. "It would be the same as if atheists were demanding to shut down channels that broadcast religious programming," stated Yuliya Solovieva, director of 2x2 owner Prof-Media.
2x2's general director Roman Sarkisov argued that it is a channel aimed at an adult audience, that all of the programs noted in the complaint are broadcast after 10:00 p.m. when "children should be sleeping," and that all of them have aired on Russian television for a number of years with no complaints and in accordance to all current broadcasting rules and regulations. However, earlier this month, after receiving a government warning, 2x2 stopped airing two other cartoons, Mondo Mini Shows' Happy Tree Friends and Aardman Animation's The Adventures of Big Jeff.
Estimates put the number of Protestants at up to 3.4% of Russia's population, or about 5 million people.
Lol wut, why Ikki Tousen of all animu titles?
shit nobody cares about
Stupid russki bitches.
>and contributing to the destruction of public norms and values.
As if it already wasn't destroyed Dohohoho
In Soviet Russia, anime b& you.
That's what happens when you live in fascist Russia. They punch you in the head if you're a homosexual and claim that they're "defending their beliefs".
is there a source of this?
>glorifying cruelty and containing elements of child pornography.
when did this happen?
Have some Kanu.
it's really not that much different here in the states to be honest.
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animated girls under the age of 18 acting vicaciously = child pornography
Protestants. In Russia.
I didn't even know they had anime in Russia.
links or it didn't happen
Japan needs to make an incest-tastic Ikkitousen sequel
This is just a call for that anon of russia to post CP
O rly? Go live there for a few months and see if you feel the same way once you come back.
There's already a season 2. Hell, there's a season 3 in the making.
>Estimates put the number of Protestants at up to 3.4% of Russia's population, or about 5 million people.
They've got some major pull there.
So how long before this Sarkisov guy ends up getting Plutonium sugar snacks?
What is this shit? I live in Russian and I didn't hear anything about it. Also lol protestants. Even 3,4% sounds like a huge overstatement.
Fuck it, it's midnight.
A better reason to ban this is because it's shit. Why the hell is this series so popular? The fan service isn't even good.
Because it's so bad that it has it's own cult following. Just like how Golden Boy sucks but people still like it because they show a panty shot or two.
There is no anime in Russia
shitty shit is shitty
Putin only approves of Judo animu
what the hell is this shit, Ikkitousen = CP? HAHAHAHAHA
Pretty hippocritical for a country that has not made CP illegal
That picture demonstrates what Ikkitousen SHOULD be. A show about three hot chicks getting into brawls a lot. In ripped clothing.
>for a country that has not made CP illegal
CP is illegal in Russia.
Russia reject anime as the capitalist shit.
2x2 is basically the Russian equivalent of Adult Swim, only with even shittier dubbing. I don't know which is worse, them or moralfags who try to shut them down.
best KO in the series