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Mangaka Kawasaki Noboru Refuses Tokyo Anime Award

by dtshyk
Dec 28, 2010 11:17 PM | 51 Comments
According to the twitter of Nogami Takeshi, mangaka Kawasaki Noboru refused Tokyo Anime Award, which was planned to be given at Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) 2011. Tokyo Government had offered him the prize for the distinguished service. Kawasaki consulted the Japan Cartoonists Association and decided to turn it down considering the issue of Anime & Manga Regulation Ordinance. Tokyo proposed to give the prize in other occasion than TAF but Kawasaki declined it as well. Nogami said Tokyo officials got flurried by his unexpected refusal.

Kawasaki Noboru is 69 years old and the art author of Japanese classic manga "Kyojin no Hoshi" (Wikipedia). The manga and its anime adaptations have got fanatic popularity in 1960's and 70's in Japan.

Source: Nogami Takeshi's twitter
Related recent topic: Anime Producers To Hold Anime Contents Expo in Opposition to TAF

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They should make an anime about this.

Jan 6, 2011 10:26 PM by Akamitsu

Sabinlerose said:
OrochiPL said:
^ Dakara... burn his house. D :

Thats still really no better...

I get you are having fun with it. But he is still just a man doing what he thinks is right. Saying burn down his house, even jokingly is childish and really only gives power to the other side.

To be fair, Ishihara's...many things. A hypocrite, a racist, and did you know there's a clause in the new law that actually says he can publicly defame mangaka who break it? He can, himself.
Source
"...the Governor (of Tokyo) can publicly identify the offender and comment on the reasons for declaring their work in breach."
In the past he described mangaka as being "sub-human" and otaku as having "corrupted DNA," and then he makes laws that allow him to legally and publicly declare those of this minority of being or doing more or less whatever he wishes to say, given the ambiguous wording of the law.

For example, he would've attacked Tsuzuki Masaki for writing Nanoha because it has scenes with Nanoha half naked and claim it encourages pedophilia. Of course, this argument, or another just like it, will probably be said with almost every Magical Girl anime made (think "transformation scene.") This part is especially scary if the bill effects anime retroactively.

So the guy's really asking for all this hate from Otaku, and at the same time he's getting really popular with conservative Japan by doing this (being an Otaku is a taboo in conservative Japan, so his persecution of the culture gets him brownie points with the voting majority.) All told, he might just be doing this to increase his political power, rather then because he thinks he's doing the right thing.

I could say alot more about this, but I think I've said enough for now - this is a forum post, not a blog entry. ^^;

Jan 6, 2011 10:16 PM by Paladin65536

OrochiPL said:
^ Dakara... burn his house. D :

Thats still really no better...

I get you are having fun with it. But he is still just a man doing what he thinks is right. Saying burn down his house, even jokingly is childish and really only gives power to the other side.

Jan 6, 2011 8:51 PM by Sabinlerose

^ Dakara... burn his house. D :

Jan 6, 2011 6:32 PM by OrochiPL

Hoppy said:
Paladin65536 said:
OrochiPL said:
ROW ROW FIGHT THE TAF.

I wonder what's gonna be next, maybe otaku burning Ishihara's house? That'd be fun. ( ゚ヮ゚)

Unfortunately, that'd only make things worse...personally I just want him out of politics - the dude has no business making decisions that effect other people, as he has (in more ways then just this) made clear in the past.


If anything he needs to just die suddenly in his sleep, from a painful disease, or die from a small government coup. Some disease or non-otaku must put him down for good.

Because killing someone who disagrees with you is the best way to solve a problem.

Way to fit into his reasoning of why regulations should be in place....-laughs-

Jan 6, 2011 12:11 PM by Sabinlerose

Paladin65536 said:
OrochiPL said:
ROW ROW FIGHT THE TAF.

I wonder what's gonna be next, maybe otaku burning Ishihara's house? That'd be fun. ( ゚ヮ゚)

Unfortunately, that'd only make things worse...personally I just want him out of politics - the dude has no business making decisions that effect other people, as he has (in more ways then just this) made clear in the past.


If anything he needs to just die suddenly in his sleep, from a painful disease, or die from a small government coup. Some disease or non-otaku must put him down for good.

Jan 5, 2011 4:15 PM by Hoppy

Im because not only this mangaka is doing this. Other guest of are declining the invitation for the TAF2001. On the web is an image of the people that arent going to the TAF 2001. Hurray!!!

Jan 5, 2011 2:09 PM by kamuielric

Nachotee said:
Hah. This sounds so surreal. It's like it came from a manga.


Isn't exactly this what makes the whole opposition so omoshiroi awesome? >:3

Dec 30, 2010 1:02 PM by Face_Faith

That's fekkin' awesome.

Props to Kawasaki.

Dec 29, 2010 7:16 PM by SoneAnna

OrochiPL said:
ROW ROW FIGHT THE TAF.

I wonder what's gonna be next, maybe otaku burning Ishihara's house? That'd be fun. ( ゚ヮ゚)

Unfortunately, that'd only make things worse...personally I just want him out of politics - the dude has no business making decisions that effect other people, as he has (in more ways then just this) made clear in the past.

Dec 29, 2010 5:53 PM by Paladin65536

Well done good sir, well done.

Dec 29, 2010 5:36 PM by MaipleLeaf

Don't forget "the system" is full of conceited idiots, so they won't back down easily.
Inb4 we all get screwed.

Dec 29, 2010 4:57 PM by SoraKuro

Chuga chuga choo choo goes the FUCK YOU ISHIHARA train.

Dec 29, 2010 4:52 PM by Splitter

ROW ROW FIGHT THE TAF.

I wonder what's gonna be next, maybe otaku burning Ishihara's house? That'd be fun. ( ゚ヮ゚)

Dec 29, 2010 4:51 PM by OrochiPL

This is certainly entertaining! This news makes me happy, because people are continuosly and blalantly "protesting"
mikhailn said:
Ok, this bill has just turned into an all-out war. It would be interesting to see who wins

^ The truth

Dec 29, 2010 4:43 PM by Pyapi

Good on him. Hope more mangaka step up as well.

Dec 29, 2010 4:28 PM by FoolishBandit

Now that's more like it..

Dec 29, 2010 2:53 PM by Vocaloidvoice

good job Kawasaki-sensei,,
you'll be hailed by many many manga lovers \(^0^)/

Dec 29, 2010 11:55 AM by sisore

mikhailn said:
Ok, this bill has just turned into an all-out war. It would be interesting to see who wins

I have yet to see the tanks....

It's all well and good people are excited about this. Perhaps then you kiddos will get involved into the bloody game of politics, of at least learn something about it.

Dec 29, 2010 11:42 AM by Sabinlerose

this is quit intresting indeed

Dec 29, 2010 11:41 AM by Mr_Gutts

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