Akihabara is the largest place focused on otaku culture with many stores focused on anime, manga and video game merchandise. Recently, an announcement in Akihabara made some people uncomfortable.
This is an advertisement for the game Heaven Burns Red, which is an RPG where you are taken to a universe that is being devastated by an evil force.
This event will see a group of girls fight mysterious creatures in turn-based battles. These battles will test the characters’ abilities to defend the population against evil.
Advertisement in Akihabara with girls under 18 in eye-catching poses causes controversy
Well, Akihabara is a busy place with lots and lots of people passing by the establishments every day. And some of these people couldn’t help but feel uncomfortable with an ad for the game that featured the game’s under-18 characters in eye-catching poses:
Many Japanese people have started to complain about the type of advertising that is being placed in Akihabara establishments. Some say they find these illustrations provocative and can disrupt order.
Others don’t see anything wrong with this type of advertising, as there is nothing erotic about these arts and they even think it’s a good way to attract people with these cute girls.
Several animes and games have already been announced in this same establishment, even eroge games and ecchi animes were announced some time ago, and there has never been a complaint from people who passed by the place. So why is this happening right now?
From what we can see, the main complaint from the Japanese with this ad in Akihabara is that the girls are being used to attracting people’s attention with provocative poses, and that this somehow tarnishes the image of Akihabara, as it is a very visited place. and they fear that people might have a bad image of the place and the city of Tokyo.
Nowadays it is possible to see greater sensitivity on the part of people regarding entertainment. As a result, companies end up having to adapt to the way things are now and try to avoid controversies of this type.
via Você Sabia Anime
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