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Otaku talk time: Is anime promoting suicide?

NOTE: IF SUICIDE IS A SENSITIVE, TOUCHY, TRIGGERING AND/OR DISTURBING TOPIC PLEASE DON’T READ THIS. EVERY PERSON OUT THERE DESERVES TO LIVE AND KNOW THAT EVEN THOUGH YOUR LIFE MIGHT SEEM DARK THIS MOMENT IT COULD BE BRIGHT THE NEXT, REMEMBER, EVERY LIFE IS WORTH LIVING. ALSO, THESE ARE MY OPINIONS SO PLS RESPECT THEM, I DON’T ASK YOU TO AGREE WITH THEM.

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I’m sure most of you already know that a teen boy killed himself because he couldn’t be with his waifu and he wanted to meet her on the other side (even though cartoons can’t die and live on in heaven or hell because they aren’t real. Yes, I called anime a cartoon, cringe if you want to), now my condolences go to his family, but I don’t understand this. Seriously, being a fan is one thing, being obsessive is another one, I don’t know what kind of reality did this boy thought he was living in, but it was definitely not this one.For God’s sake, if you wanna watch anime, watch it and if you wanna have a waifu or husbando have them, but don’t mix the reality with the imaginary world, they are not real and I think most of people know that, but it still seems there are some obsessive people who don’t think that way. The craziest part is that now, the boy’s parents wanna ban anime because it apparently promotes violence and suicide. The debate about the violence promotion in media in general has been held a million times already and every time there is no outcome and for me, that proves that this debate is useless. I don’t know how many times my parents bashed anime for being too violent, but they didn’t ban it because they know that it is what makes me happy and they know that not all anime is violent. To top it off, did that make me violent, no it didn’t and that is proof that people can separate the fiction from the reality. If they are gonna ban anime they might as well ban everything in general; sports can also make people violent, cars caused so many accidents so ban them too and how many people choke on food? Ban food too then, is that the answer? No, of course not. Just because few people fought over a game doesn’t make the sport violent, just because some people think they are “fat” because they eat “too much” and they get sick from being underweight doesn’t make it the food’s fault, but people’s. Also, why are people banning harmless thing when they could ban guns? So many questions, so little answers, but I think everyone knows the answer to the first question, why to ban anime after a young died? Answer: It’s easier to blame everyone else, but yourself. Please know, I am not bashing people who have waifus and/or husbandos, especially since I have a waifu too.

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6 thoughts on “Otaku talk time: Is anime promoting suicide?

  1. Excellent post! Good for you for talking about this topic. Indeed, being anime is all well and awesome but once it’s consumed obsessively, it becomes a negative influence in one’s life, thus ruining it’s reputation for other healthier fans. As for me, I turned out okay (at least I think so) and I’ve been watching anime all my life. It’s unfair for the fandom to say that anime promotes suicide or that anime is the root of violence. Responsibility must come from within first.

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      1. See? If they paid more attention to their kid and enforced limitations to his watching habits, then their child probably wouldn’t have been that obsessed with anime. But what do I know? I haven’t met them. And no. . .anime doesn’t cause suicide. Unless there’s an evil cult there putting subliminal messages in the episodes spurring mass suicides.

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  2. Waifus are not real? Nooo. Life is not worth living 🙂

    Negligent parents and stupid people are always looking for a scapegoat. Sometimes its video games and sometimes it it is anime. They aren’t worth listening to. Like you say guns deserved to be banned more than anime, but that will never happen as the NRA know how to bribe politicians with “donations.”

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