Anime isnt just for kids by far, Watch Samurai X, Ninja Scroll, Hell even the more recent gundam are filled with darker elements, Gore, Blood, extreme violence. Code Geass is the best example I can think of as a great anime thats not for kids, Nothing particularly naughty here but its story, We have A war, People against their government, Genocide and so on. I dont think these are things a kid would particularly be interested in, Especially when many episodes are character building meaning slow paced, Anyway. My point is that Anime just like Manga is not just for kids. D-greyman, Death note, Claymore these are Manga not overly sexual but definately not intended for kids. Kids have their pokemon, Yugioh, Japan merely has a different Culture than us, Nudity is more free there while here, Nudity is considered moraly wrong, Even the Church say their priests arnt supposed to be married or engauge in anything pleasurable but this is another subject I wont comment on here.
The point is We are the land of the free, What happend to Freedom? Why are we imposing the will of the Soccer moms, The Bible Thumpers and the Prudes, Who are we to tell another country what they can make and show? The world's slipping, Its going to become a cold dark place where it will be Illegal to drink in public (Isnt it already?) To smoke in public (Hm..). Is it really our place to tell another nation how they can be? I am firmly against Censorship but this is a bit over the top.
Here is a fact many will be shocked with this little fact. Japan is morally free, Nudity, porn, sex. All these things are pretty much everywhere in Japan yet they have nearly double the Poverty rate of us here in the states, Here is the shocker, Are ya listening? Here itis. Japan has the lowest rate of Sexual crimes, The lowest murder rate in the entire world, Compared to us, The united states, We impose and force censor's on our own (And others) Yet we have the highest murder and crime rates in the world (Country's at war aside of course).
Censorship is wrong. If parents have problems with their kids seeing harmless upskirts, Or nudity, Get off yer arse and do alittle parenting. It shouldnt be up to the government to regulate whats on your tv, Or on your kids shelf. >> Bah ill stop now my rant has gone on long enough.