The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, Extra VIII – Will an anime or manga ever be X-Listed?


A special “Beginner’s Guide to Anime” this time, covering the “X-Listed Contest”, in which people attempt to make an anime or manga so scandalous that the government would be forced to prevent the sale of it. This column is NSFW as it deals with deeply offensive subjects, including rape, paedophilia, bestiality, graphic violence, murder, bigotry etc.

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime Extra, Part VII – Race in Anime & Manga


A special “Beginner’s Guide to Anime” column today, covering the issue of race in anime and manga, as well as the issues of freedom of speech and the right to offend. This column covers the recent controversy of Toshiko Hasumi allegedly racist refugee image as well as other subjects.