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The United States prides itself on being the defender of democracy and human rights, particularly that of "freedom of speech" in its First Amendment. And yet, when shows are brought from other countries into the United States, particularly in the case of Japanese animated serieses (anime), they are botched and censored by translators and entertainment moguls in order to increase ratings and promote the idea that "cartoons are only for children."

This idea is not true at all.

Things that have been changed are deletion of blood, covering up tasteful nudity, changing names so they're "easier to pronounce" (while losing meaning of these names in the process), deleting scenes and episodes that are necessary for plotline development, taking away necessary religous references, and changing lines to make them more child-friendly. Established couples have been changed because they were homosexual, as well.

We, the undersigned, wish to stop this tasteless practice and ensure that serieses are brought to the proper audiences and censorship stops. We are losing our rights to free speech, our rights that must preciously be kept. If the media and the conservatives of this country are allowed to control what is brought here to this country, what will be next? We ask of ALL of you to stop this insanity. You will not lose profits. As a matter of fact, most of these serieses are targeted to teenagers, who have the most spending power in the nation. The anime fanbase is increasing, and they are willing to make sacrifices to see "uncut" episodes. Please, give us what we desire, or we will boycott your products.

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  • 15 January 2016300. Nicauris A
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 2015299. Aaron P
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 2015298. Crystal O
    I am against censorship of any kind. It obstructs two of the most basic freedoms in the U.S. Constitution: Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press. And it's important to be culturally accurate in anime! Stop shutting American children in a box, away fr
  • 22 December 2015297. Pete Howell
    We NEED uncensored anime!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 13 December 2015296. Ashley S
    I agree!
  • 07 December 2015295. Sarinatan Velasquez
    This ain't gonna do much, but what the hell, it's for a good cause.
  • 24 November 2015294. Christian Duran
    JAPANESE ANIAMATION IN AMERICA SHOULD NOT BE CENSORED! PLAY THE ANIMA AT 12:00 AM AT NIGHT WHEN KIDS ARE ASLEEP!
  • 04 November 2015293. Animefan Fitzgerald
    Why do you people care? Just go out and buy your anime like I do. If you can download it, even better. Anime censorship is bad, but do you think they want millions of kids seeing blood and gore? Card Captor Sakura and Yu-Gi-Oh are good examples. CCS is GR
  • 27 October 2015292. Tyler R
    I support this petition
  • 17 October 2015291. M C
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2015290. Dakota G
    They ruined Yu-Gi-Oh! when they edited and censored it. It used to be a cool show that totally ruled, but now its a lame kids show that hardly anyone likes because of the poor and lousy censorship applied. I hope that the people of 4Kids reads this...beca
  • 15 September 2015289. Jon Sweeney
    I support this petition
  • 03 September 2015288. Saintwolf Wiley
    I support this petition
  • 27 August 2015287. Matto Serrano
    dont edit anime its better the way it is!!!!!
  • 04 August 2015286. Tamarin W
    Yeah!
  • 03 August 2015285. Nathanael D
    If it wasn't meant for kids, don't show it to them. It's as simple as that.
  • 01 August 2015284. Josh G
    I AM NO WAY NO HOW for this!!!The Parents are suppose to be in control of what you want your kids to be exposed to,Anime is a art......"Freedom of speech"...also "Freedom of expression" we are aware of the maturity themes that anime has. So stop your kid
  • 17 July 2015283. Kagomeyoukai Brewer
    I support this petition
  • 11 July 2015282. Angel Robertson
    Why Dx
  • 04 July 2015281. Animeuncut Bird
    I don't think boycotting is necessary, but if the anime calls for 2 girls kissing in a passionate embrace or a pan up a woman showering, no censor or editing should be needed. Although it won't change the story if it's left out, it doesn't have the same d
  • 09 June 2015280. Gregory Arroyo
    I support this petition
  • 17 May 2015279. Hansel J
    Stop censoring anime and leave it like it's supposed to be.
  • 06 May 2015278. Your S
    Anime is an art and the Dubs are throwing it away
  • 21 April 2015277. Michael Fernandez
    I support this petition
  • 09 April 2015276. Angela Irwin
    I support this petition
  • 24 March 2015275. Kevin A
    If we allow our movies to be rated "R" or "NC-17" and TV shows to be "TV-MA", why can't we at least allow R/NC-17 anime to be uncensored in the US? Why don't we just ban all of our R and NC-17 and TV-MA movies and TV shows if anime is censored then?
  • 18 March 2015274. Alan H
    Amen.

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Lesley RyanBy:
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FOX, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, Disney

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