Tokyo Revengers’ Collaboration With Japan Authorities Raises Controversy
Well-liked Japanese remark discussion board MyJitsu famous on Monday, Jan 17, 2022, that the Japan Authorities’s on-line tie-up with the anime Tokyo Revengers bumped into hassle as folks questioned the selection of characters used within the collaboration.
The collaboration aimed to unfold consciousness concerning the revised Japanese civil code. It revolved across the idea of being a accountable and functioning grownup within the society, that includes the tagline, “New adults, make your personal future” voiced by the principle character Manjirou Sano (Mikey).
Nonetheless, followers reportedly discovered Mikey unsuitable for the marketing campaign due to how he was portrayed within the story of Tokyo Revengers. He has a historical past of murdering a number of folks on numerous event, along with him being the top of a delinquent gang that goes in opposition to the regulation.
The opposite characters featured within the marketing campaign too fall beneath the broad class of delinquents, producing skepticism within the viewers.
The feedback on MyJitsu seize this sentiment of the gang, with some followers questioning if the federal government had even watched Tokyo Revengers earlier than arising with such an thought.
“I’m laughing as a result of it’s too unconvincing”
“Authorities, have you ever ever seen Tokyo Revengers?”
“I’m okay with turning into an grownup, however this manga is simply too violent. It’s a half-gray yanky manga, proper? Why is the federal government and the PR utilizing this?”
“It’s a manga about highschool college students whose characters don’t make it to maturity, and in the event that they did occur offstage, how was it chosen for the sort of marketing campaign? “
Earlier this month, the Cupboard Workplace of the Japanese authorities introduced of their press launch that they’ve teamed up with the anime, Tokyo Revengers, to advertise the partial revision of the Japanese Civil Code.
The modification will drop the “grownup age” from 20 to 18-years-old. It’s going to come into impact on April 1, 2022.
Ken Wakui‘s Tokyo Revengers manga debuted in 2017 and has already offered over 40 million copies. It gained the forty fourth Kodansha Manga Award for shonen in 2020. The primary season of the anime aired in April 2021, and resulted in September 2021. It was additionally licensed outdoors of Asia by Crunchyroll.
IMDB describes the plot as:
Hanagaki Takemichi lives an unsatisfying life proper up till his loss of life. Waking up 12 years prior to now, he reckons with the eventual destiny of his pals and tries to forestall an unlucky future.