Premiered almost a year ago, the movie Kimetsu not Yaiba: Mugen RESSHA-HEN stays like the most successful film ever produced in Japan, with more than 40 billion earnings at the box office. That success was enough to be issued nationally through Japanese TV Fuji TV at the time of maximum audience last month. Since the film is a direct sequel to the first season, the Canal also issued a series of five special project compilations.
While most viewers were pleased with the six emissions, not everyone was happy. After the broadcast, the media control body, the BPO (Organization of Broadcasting Ethics and improvement of Japan programs) received a series of complaints about "the emission in time of maximum audience of an anime work With a famous film ", which can not be another one more than Kimetsu not Yaiba.
"There are too many scenes of spilling blood and cruelty" and "I felt incredibly uncomfortable before the grotesque representations of people being devoured, one arm being torn and other terrible acts of violence," they wrote some of the complaints. It should be noted that the BPO is a non-governmental organization, so it does not have any authority on emissions and only fun as a review agency and consultant. So, what responded by those in charge of this organization to these complaints?
"The popularity of the series and film suggests that its content has been considered acceptable. In addition, the concept of voluntary discretion of the viewer while watching is widely understood and accepted, "he wrote in his response report. The reaction may surprise some, but it is important to note that the BPO is not necessarily organizing a witches hunt to end what it considers a perverse entertainment industry. The Declaration of the Group's mission says it wants to "promote higher ethical standards while guaranteeing freedom of expression," and evidently is not interested in sacrificing the second for the first.
Synopsis of Kimetsu No Yaiba
In the Taisho era in Japan, Tanjirou Kamado is a friendly and intelligent guy who lives with his family in the mountains. Tanjirou has become the head of his family after the death of his father, making constant trips towards the town at the foot of the mountain to sell firewood and coal. However, his life changes when one day, when he returned home after spending a night outside, he discovers that his family has been killed by a demon. Tanjirou and his sister Nezuko are the only survivors now, but she has been converted into a demon, although she surprisingly still shows emotions and seems to make sense of reason. After a meeting with Giyuu Tomioka, a demon hunter; Tanjirou decides to become a demon hunter to hunt the murderer of the family of him and find a way to return Nezuko to normal.
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