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sudo wrote

Basically, the mods had a list of things they would instantly ban people for, most of which were fine. But eventually, the mods decided that anime was counterrevolutionary (which a lot of it is), and anyone who liked it would be banned. There was no nuance here; if you said you agreed that the majority of anime is garbage, but there are one or two shows that are okay, you would still be banned. It's fine to sarcastically say that all anime is terrible, but to non-sarcastically ban people over that is bad. Then, there was a user who said they enjoyed punk-rock, who was banned for that. There were a few other silly things that users were banned for. Eventually, one of the top moderators kicked off all the other mods abusing their power, and invited new ones. Things were okay for a while, until the new mods started banning religious people.

TL;DR: the mods abused their power, and got away with it because mods aren't elected or subject to recall on reddit.

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Nakroma wrote

Why is anime counter-revolutionary? Serious question

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

I'd argue that anime in general promotes fascism (at least from a westerner point of view. I can not talk about how anime affects japanese since they do not have the same culture). In anime you can find:

  • Meritocracy. Often, the only way of advancing plot is mc beating the stronger and taking theire place.

  • Hierarchied societies (for example the divisons in bleach)

  • Passive/unassertive women (+harems)

  • Seinen/Horror plot rely on people beign naturally evil

Of course there are good anime, and not all anime follow these points, and watching anime wont turn you fascist, but I would not be surprised that lonely 4chaners idolizing anime and living in virtual worlds got theire political opinions from them.

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DKv54 wrote

So you are saying that despite an anime having those themes and watching them, they won't make you a fascist? Is it okay to enjoy anime that might have problematic elements like that?

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GrimWillow wrote

Much of "western" media propogates bullshit too. Anime is like a medium for expression. It's not fair to blame "Anime" style for problematic messages just because problematic messages is what is distributed most.

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sudo wrote

Most anime is very sexist, and sexism is counter-revolutionary.