Recently, a new trailer for the romance anime “Ojou to Banken-kun” was released, which will premiere at the end of this month on September 29th. Produced by Studio Project No. 9 and based on the manga by Hatsuharu.
“Ojou to Banken-kun” is a typical shoujo anime about a girl whose father was the head of the Yakuza. After losing her parents in an accident, her grandfather takes care of her
During elementary school, she was avoided by her classmates because of her Yakuza family background. But now, in high school, where nobody knows her, she wants to live a normal life.
However, the Yakuza sends a 26-year-old man to the school to take care of and protect her. So, you can imagine the classic shoujo manga scenario, with the teenage girl and the older, handsome bodyguard protecting her.
Romance anime Ojou to Banken-kun already causing controversy before its premiere
There are several Twitter accounts that publish anime news, and one of these accounts posted the trailer for “Ojou to Banken-kun,” stating that it is a romance story with a significant age difference between the main characters.
In this case, the man is 26 years old, and the girl is 15. This caused many people to express their outrage on social media and complain about this anime.
Here are some comments:
“Who thought this would be okay? Whoever created this deserves to go to jail.”
“Why do trash like this get the green light while cute anime can’t get a second season? I don’t understand.”
“This gives me a vibe of Usagi Drop, and I hate it.”
“He’s so ugly that I want to vomit.”
“A 15-year-old girl falling in love with a 26-year-old criminal.”
“You know what they could have done with the money for this anime? Hired a lawyer to send this mangaka to jail.”
“The fact that the age of consent in Japan is 16 (it used to be 13) and this is considered normal bothers me a lot.”
“Japan being weird again with this shit.”
“She’s 15 years old, lol.”
“And may the person responsible for this work fall flat on the ground and burn in the most putrid corner of hell.”
“There are so many good romance anime that deserve a renewal, so many good manga that deserve to be adapted. And they adapt an anime that romanticizes PEDOPHILIA, give me a break.”
“Well, I think this is okay since it shows how terrible the Yakuza is.”
“Cancel this now.”
“Why is this being adapted instead of genuinely good manga?”
“There are SO MANY good shoujo manga out there, but they keep choosing the worst ones to adapt.”
The complaints continue, but there are also people who don’t mind, recognizing that manga and anime often present stories like this and that, in the end, it’s just fiction.
“While Westerners complain based on their morality, the Japanese enjoy their anime.”
“Relax, it’s anime, it’s fiction.”
“Getting arrested for fictional content, seriously?”
“I don’t see a problem.”
“This manga is very popular, it has sold over 3 million copies.”
“This type of story has existed in Japan for years; they don’t care because it’s fiction.”