People Against the American Censorship of Anime sign now

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 or even taking out entire episodes just because they were celebrating a Japanese holiday, under the pretence that it 'wasn't an American holiday'. 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 series 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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Latest Signatures

  • 30 September 201550. Cody L
    I support this petition
  • 12 May 201549. Nick G
    i belive the anime should be shown as it has been made. If parents or veiwers dont think the contant is suitable for the age or people around them, then just dont watch it. Watching is a choice, noone is making them watch the show
  • 22 April 201548. Amanda Garrison
    I support this petition
  • 09 March 201547. Kenneth E
    Look at what they did to one piece stop the madness
  • 15 December 201446. Andrew S
    Go hentai!
  • 28 August 201445. Amanda Hunter
    I support this petition
  • 12 August 201444. Samantha Larson
    Anime Rox!
  • 19 May 201443. James Lh
    I support this petition
  • 01 April 201442. James Hebert
    I support this petition
  • 26 February 201441. Sasha Harrington
    I support this petition
  • 28 January 201440. Gina P
  • 17 November 201339. Chris F
    Considering the fact that most of the animes that people tend to butcher are fine to begin with, almost every anime that shows up on cartoon network and others, virtually have no nudity or swearing of any sort. All this shows is a misuse of power within t
  • 01 July 201338. Taylor G
  • 20 October 201237. Levi Ramos
    I support this petition
  • 13 September 201236. Billy Bobj
    I support this petition
  • 02 June 201235. Robert R
    stop censoring our ANIME!!!
  • 15 May 201234. Jose G
    Stop censoring anime since its not a cartoon its a different form of art and its ment for teens and adults only not for children.
  • 22 December 201133. Edwin M
    I support this petition
  • 17 October 201132. Ashley Valdez
    ho ho ho, american censorship ruins the entire show.
  • 27 August 201131. Jason M
    Though I do not currently reside in the U.S., I get three of the four TV stations where I live with Expanded Cable, so I think taht this vote should count.
  • 18 August 201130. Blarg Hunter
    No anime censorship FTW!
  • 17 August 201129. Nathan S
    It needs to stop. If we could do something about the bad dubbing while you're at it, that would be great.
  • 06 June 201128. Not P
    My eyes, the goggles do nothing to protect me from this horrible censorship!
  • 03 June 201127. Brandon C
    Let us see our anime the way it's meant to be seen.
  • 29 May 201126. Juana Nolan
    this is taking away our first amenment
  • 29 April 201125. Amanda D
    i agree
  • 25 December 201024. Nick Lozano
    stop horrible dubs like naruto from being made

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Petition target:
Fox, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, G4, U.S. Congress


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