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  • “Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de” Anime in Jeopardy After Author’s Racist Remarks

    Update (7 June 2018, 10:00 +8 GMT): The “Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de” anime has been canceled, and distribution of the light novels has been halted by it publisher.

    “Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de”, a Japanese light novel series written by MINE and illustrated by Kabocha, was slated to start the broadcast run of its anime adaptation in October 2018. However it looks like the production is in jeopardy, as racist statements made by author MINE — and the ensuing furor it caused, has led to the main voice cast leaving the production en masse!

    © MINE / Hobby Japan / Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de Production Committee



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    Nanami Yamashita

    Thank you very much for your support of Nanami Yamashita.
    Nanami Yamashita has been previously announced to play the role of Creator in the anime “Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de”.
    However, we would like to inform everyone that we have decided to step down.

    — 81 Produce

    Toshiki Masuda

    [Staff] Thank you very much for your support of Toshiki Masuda.
    Toshiki Masuda has been previously announced to play the role of Renya Kunugi in the anime “Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de”.
    However, we would like to inform everyone that we have decided to step down.

    — Spacecraft Entertainment

    Kiyono Yasuno

    Thank you very much for your support of Kiyono Yasuno.
    Kiyono Yasuno has been previously announced to play the role of Shion Femme-Fatale in the anime “Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de”.
    However, we would like to inform everyone that we have decided to step down.

    — Avex Pictures

    Megumi Nakajima

    [Announcement] Thank you very much for your support of our voice actor Megumi Nakajima.
    Megumi Nakajima has been previously announced to play the role of Rona Chevalier in the anime “Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de”, however we have decided to step down at this point.

    — E-Stone Music

    “Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de” is set in a fictional world that resembles WWII, so there were already concerns about the scenes set in the Sino-Japanese conflict. However, it was MINE posting racist opinions against Chinese and South Korean nationals on Twitter — calling them “monkeys” and “beasts”, that really stoked the fire. All controversial posts have since been erased, and an apology tweet was also posted.

    As “Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de” was self-published online, MINE has stated in his apology that he will be discontinuing the web novel. He also stated that he was speaking with his publisher to revise some of the controversial material in the light novel version. However, when Oricon contacted Hobby Japan, the publisher was unable to make a comment.

    The official website of “Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de” has blocked access from overseas IPS for confirmation, so the fate of the production remains unknown.

    Sources: Nikkan Sports; nico nico; Oricon; HuffPost Japan



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