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I am ever impressed with what the Japanese allow themselves, that the rest of the world absolutely never would. In the latest anime season, there is a series about vampires called Mars Red. At one point, vampires without reason or self control start multiplying like a zombie apocalypse. The army quickly begins distributing a "vaccine" for vampirism. Except, said "vaccine" actually turns those who drink it into vampires. Given that the manga this anime is based on started running in early 2020, it's hard to imagine this is simply a coincidence. Someone clearly meant to give this exact message, someone decided to adapt it as-is into the anime, and a major broadcasting company decided to carry it. At no point in this chain did someone go "Maybe this is the wrong message to give, given the current times and the government-approved narrative". It's pretty clear Japanese operate by different rules than the west. #anime #politics
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