In March of this year we report that in the city of Koganei, in the Tokyo Prefecture, a controversy had occurred against the Ochikobore Fruit Tart franchise. It turns out that a civil group had protested against this series used for the promotion of the city and, consequently, the revitalization of its economy. It seems that until now things had not calmed down, because a member of the Democratic Liberal Party shared a request that was received in this regard, which wrote the following:
«From the Association for Women and Human Rights of the City of Koganei. "Petition so that the principles of basic ordinance on equality between men and women are respected, and it is guaranteed that the projects and sponsorships are carried out adequately". In 1996, the city of Koganei declared an egalitarian city, and in 2003 it promulgated basic ordinance on gender equality. This means that everyone is respected as individuals and are not discriminated against for reasons of gender. It clearly establishes that the basic principle is to create a society with gender equality in which men and women are guaranteed the opportunity to demonstrate their individuality and their capabilities. "
The request continues: "We are proud to have an ordinance with this philosophy. However, sexism based on gender, including the treatment of women as sexual instruments, whether consciously or unconsciously, continues to raise many problems in our society. The city of Koganei has decided to support an animation set in the city of Koganei, which will be issued on television, with regressive counts and campaigns that will be carried out throughout the city in the beginning of the issuance. "
It concludes: "However, when we saw the anime, we found that the representation of sex approached voyeurism, and that remembered the sexualization of women. Some of them were accompanied by expressions that could be considered violations of women's rights and, unfortunately, they were unbearable to see. The fact that the city sponsored a campaign to use the animation for the promotion of the city, for the sake of some economic benefit, seems a serious deviation from the aforementioned declaration and ordinance. "
While the petition is not specific about what anime is being talked, the party member confirmed in his publication on Twitter the name of the series in question: "The main point of the requested request is that it was inappropriate that the city of Koganei will use The Anime Ochikobore Fruit Tart as part of a promotion campaign. In my opinion, I am against this review and I think that the sponsorship of the city was "appropriate". The project uses the animation to revitalize the city, not to promote animation itself ». Unfortunately, the politician pointed out that he is not part of the Review Committee, so the opinion of him has no weight in the final verdict.
Synopsis of Ochikobore Fruit Tart
Fourth Rat Production Bedroom (commonly known as Nezumi-Sou), the place where the forgotten Idol girls live. The withdrawn Children's actress Sekino Roko, the musician Nukui Hayu, model Maehara Nina and Sakura Ino, who always dreamed becoming an idol, moved to this bedroom. At the same time the high controls make the decision to demolish the bedroom, but thanks to the project initiated by the Manager Kahino Hoho, "Ochikobore Fruit Tart", the occupants of now condemned bedroom will form a new idol unit called "Fruit Tart", and They will begin their activities with the aim of saving the bedroom through the payment of one hundred million yen.
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