People joining the S.O.X. Revolution may have seen this one coming, because a media watchdog group has gotten complaints about the popular anime series SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist. Ironically, this series centers around a revolution to fight censorship.
The anime is set in a world that censors everyday life, from books to class lessons. Pornography, eroges, dirty jokes, and even Sex Education have been banned in this world, resulting in kids having no idea what sex even is, and that is where the “terrorist” organization S.O.X. comes along. The anime has been noted to be very ecchi, and so ecchi that it has received complaints.
The Japanese media watchdog group Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization (BPO) has posted a list of complaints it has gotten, and unsurprisingly, Shimoneta is one of them. Looks like the man is trying to keep S.O.X. down!
One of the complaints mention a late night anime, which clearly says something about genitalia (even though the act of saying the word is censored). Another complaint mentions that a late night anime “suggests” a gesture of sexual intercourse between two of its characters. While it did not explicitly mention the title of the said late night anime, fans have easily identified it as Shimoneta, since compared to the other ecchi anime this season, it’s the one which is the most extreme and is the biggest culprit of them all thanks to a few scenes. Yes, it’s the most extremely ecchi anime this season, which also includes To Love-Ru Darkness, Prison School, and Monster Musume.
Other complaints that the watchdog group has received included one from PriPara. Apparently, one viewer was not happy with the anime’s second ED because it featured young girls in swimwear. PriPara is an anime directed towards young girls, so it’s not surprising that a few conservative parents launch a complaint about it… even if it’s not that big of a deal.
Another complaint is from Chibi Maruko-chan, which advertises a Chibi Maruko-chan lottery. A commentator has reported the anime because he feels that it isn’t appropriate to show a lottery (which is a form of gambling) in an anime directed towards kids.
Hilariously, these complaints are something that S.O.X. has been fighting against, and if the characters are actually real, we might be getting a taste of their “perverted terrorism” because of this.