BPO Watchdog Group Expresses Divided Opinions on Redo of Healer's Extreme Content
The Broadcasting Ethics & Program Improvement Organization (BPO) is a watchdog group focused on Japanese television content. Every month, the BPO publishes submitted viewer opinions and complaints about what's appearing on television. In a summary of the 231rd Youth Committee meeting, held in February, the BPO addressed the late-night anime Redo of Healer.
It is important to note that the BPO opinions and comments published are not necessarily the opinions held by members of the BPO itself. The organization noted that it had received complaints regarding the scenes of sexual violence such as "The content endorsing violence and sexual assault will have a big influence on youths. Even as a late-night show, it is not suitable for broadcast" and "The show's content is immoral, such as using cruel actions and drugs to break down a person, and it is a bad influence for youths."
In response to the complaints, the BPO decided to discuss the show, expressing mixed opinions. The various comments as summarized by the BPO are listed below:
"Although it may be a problem if it were in a time slot where children would see it, the extreme scenes use blurred or blacked-out visuals and are not shown clearly. It is difficult to discern the amount of consideration that should be taken for something airing in a late-night time slot. It is necessary to debate this matter frankly." "Compared to other anime, this show focuses on something specific. This may be adopted by many other works. Depending on that, it may be necessary to express a warning so that the breadth of expression does not become narrower." "Is the fact that it's an anime or that it's a late-night time slot being used as a rationalization? Could we have a place to exchange opinions with the managers of the program in order to understand how they are thinking?" "The characters are drawn to look cute, and the dialogue is light. There is a concern that a child could mistakenly believe that this is alright, so I hope that guardians are careful about this." "These days, there's a possibility that it could be seen via a recording even if it does air late at night. Is it possible to create some kind of restrictions on recordings?" "It has extreme content like an adult anime, so even if the screen is blurred, there may still be a problem with allowing this to air on television."
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