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#1 Jura


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 05:03 PM

I was tipped off by retweet on Twitter today about a mom trying to remove manga from a library that her son visited. Quotes from a blog post about the news are the most interesting quotes of all. It will be interesting if there's an update on if the library keeps the manga and what the teenager son had therapy for.

Gantz and Psychic Academy were the mentioned manga, but I have not read those, so I cannot speak much about them.

A quote from the mother.

“My son lost his mind when he found this,” Barbaree said of the manga book from which her examples were taken. She said her son had removed the book unsupervised from the library’s general stacks last summer and put it in his backpack. “Now he’s in a home for extensive therapy.”

A petition went around for people to sign that appeared to be something much different that what it was. It was to ban manga, not pornography. Most libraries are pretty good keeping their selection clean with a lot of shounen and a bit of other like DNAngel, etc. There are many resources online for libraries to look into adding such books and many like this one had them in a young teen area.

“They told us she (Barbaree) approached them at the Christmas parade and asked them to sign a petition protesting pornography in the library,” said Resource Librarian Sandra Dreaden.

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#2 Raven

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:22 PM

I'm pretty sure Gantz doesn't have anything like that, it's supposed to just be really bloody and gory, like Berserk.

Ya know, people die, get sliced in half, that sort of thing. That type of manga shouldn't be banned either, it's not "bad." She's a bad mom for not watching her son, lol.

#3 EhNani

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:28 AM

Yet Joker spraying his juice all over the face of security guards is wholly non-violent and lacks any sexual innuendos at all.

Fuck moms. Especially if they're hot.