Warning! Do not support the anime Kenzen Robo Daimidaler

Kenzen_Robo_Daimidaler_volume_1_coverI’m really not one to get on my high horse & attack people for what they watch (at least on this blog) but there is a new series that I cannot condone in the slightest.

& that is Kenzen Robo Daimidaler.

The reason why?

Pretty much because the central protagonist gains his superpowers through sexual assault.

Not only does he grope women to gain power but is actively encourage to do so, with some scenes bordering on rape.

Now, fan service & hypersexualisation is the bread & butter for so many anime series but there must be a line drawn on such matters are sexual assault & molestation (speaking as a victim of the former). I mean, there are plenty of series -new & returning- these season that uses hypersexualisation & fan service as their selling points –Blade & Soul, Date Alive II, No Game No Life, et cetera, et et cetera but they at least (for the most part) actually do not cross lines (more on that below), where as Daimidaler not only crosses that line but burns it & salts the Earth so no protest can grow back.

Now, this rant may encourage you to watch it & I won’t belittle or insult you if you do. As a consumer you must make an active choice in what you watch & participate in but such series as Daimadaler are abhorrent & the producers of such media should be told the damage that they are doing to society, media & participation culture.

The other abhorrence of this current series is the hypersexualisation of underage characters (referred to as Loli after Lolita & the act of Lolicon [link NSFW]). Series such as No Game No Life, Black Bullet and Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka put pre-teen females into positions of sexual submission & suggestion. It’s bad enough when fan service focuses on girls between 14 & 16 but lines should be drawn to stop this loli shite on screen, thus condoning it for society.

Here Endth the Rant!

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8 thoughts on “Warning! Do not support the anime Kenzen Robo Daimidaler

  1. The Otaku Judge 14/04/2014 / 4:04 AM

    I can’t really comment as I haven’t seen the show. From what I have read it is pretty bizarre (something about fighting penguins.) If it is done in jest I suppose the creators can argue that they are just being wacky by having groping as a robot power source. It wouldn’t be the first show to use getting “turned on” to power up. If we are talking rape that’s not something anyone can defend.

    Asian culture seems to be more lenient when it comes to sexual assault if Korean movies or adult Japanese comics are to be believed. Anime seems to attract a lot of loli fans, which I don’t understand. With anime so full of well endowed ladies what is the appeal of minors? Oh well, as long as those viewers just admire cartoons and don’t act on their urges I won’t meddle with their tastes.

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    • andthegeekshall 14/04/2014 / 9:22 AM

      No, it’s not the first series to use getting turned on as a power up (see the one about the guy bonded with the red haired grim reaper girl or Aria the Scarlet Ammo) but Daimidaler just seemed to push it too far. Maybe because the other ones the guy is a bit more innocent, where as this one the guy is out & out abusive & demanding.
      Parody only really works if the audience knows where the lines are drawn & this fails on that mark (like the band Steel Panther).

      Unfortunately most of the hypersexualisation in Asian media can be blamed on the West but rape culture is pretty endemic throughout all of Asia & lots needs to be done to challenge it.

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      • Touka 14/10/2014 / 9:12 PM

        There is no such thing as “rape culture” you dumbass.

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        • andthegeekshall 14/10/2014 / 9:24 PM

          You won’t be saying that after I bend you over a railing & tear the life out of you.
          Get the fuck over yourself, you festering syphilitic cumdump. Learn about the real world before you make comments you can neither back up nor comprehend.

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  2. Touka 14/10/2014 / 9:09 PM

    Oh shut up.

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