Comicbook creator of 'Attack On Titan' gets 1,000 death threats

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by TheMasterOfOrion, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. TheMasterOfOrion

    TheMasterOfOrion Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    trouble with comics in Asia?
    http://kotaku.com/a-thousand-death-threats-against-a-popular-anime-creato-631792221
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Okay?

    Didn't we just have something similar here regarding Spider-Man comics?

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=42731

    Stupidity over inconsequential non-sense seems to be a worldwide phenomenon, including the United States.

    *But I'm a "PC moron" so you probably can't see this. :lol:
     
  3. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Blaming foreigners or Koreans for death threats seems typical of the Japanese internet.
     
  4. Neroon

    Neroon Mod of Balance Moderator

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    Cool it. There is no need to bring outside conflicts into this forum. :vulcan:
     
  5. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    Ouch! Forgotten already? You were just down ther
    What about that Spider-Man story arc has people in such an uproar?

    For that matter, it's still very unclear from the OP just why that writer has been receiving death threats. I gather it has something to do with one of his characters bearing some resemblance to a real person in the Japanese military but it's all very unclear.
     
  6. TheMasterOfOrion

    TheMasterOfOrion Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Asia is a very interesting complicated mess, they have a rich history, a great entertainment industry with movies coming from Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and HongKong and they have some interesting books and comics. Politically and historically Asia is a mess like the US and the rest of the world. In the past they were always fighting with each other, so you have the historical shadow of tribalism, bitterness and racism in some of their cultures. In Asian politics you get all the crazies on levels of Pat Robertson, Al Sharpton, Michael Moore, Joe Barton, Dave Hagstrom....you name the person Asia probably has the same nutbag if not worse. I get the feeling a lot of stuff was suppressed in Asian nations during the Coldwar, but now with the internet today a lot of people from Vietnam, Taiwan, S.Korea, Japan and even mainland China to an extent they can all speak their minds. Anything involving WW2 icons is a very hot topic for the Koreans, they felt hard done after WW2 as they were an American ally but won few benefits after fighting the war and Japan didn't really have Nuremberg trails and make friends with its neighbors like the Germans done. Japan was said to have kidnapped thousands of women and taken them as sex slaves for its soldiers during world war II. On the other side some Koreans are known to be a bit nationalistic and extreme with their opinions