Clephas wrote:I mostly don't think it is a good idea becauseSpoiler:Kodomo no Jikan, to put it bluntly, touches on issues - primarily the existence of sexual awareness in young children (which most Americans don't want to admit exists at all) - that most people not only don't want to deal with, but don't want other people to deal with. Parents will object because their kids might get their hands on it, Christian groups will object because they always object when there is some new level of 'foreign depravity' on the production line, and anime fans will object because they are tired of being marginalized as perverts, weirdos, and degenerates.
All I'll say about Kodomo no Jikan is that it would be a tough title to handle, as to release it with little to no trouble would require NISA to pretty much release with little to no fanfare and probably not even announce that they licensed it until probably about a week or two before it's released. The title has just gotten way too much of a bad rep over here after the whole fiasco Seven Seas had when they tried to release the manga over here... Though the original creator insisting on using the horridly provocative name "Nymphet" didn't help either. I personally haven't read or watched Kodomo no Jikan, so I won't put anything else into this thing, but let's try to not turn this topic into a KnJ argument thread and instead get back to the main focus: NISA getting into the anime industry and probablty suggesting a title for them to license every now and then until NISA fianlly makes an actual suggestion board for anime.
At least the whole Kodomo no Jikan suggestion makes my suggestion of licensing Ring ni Kakero 1 from the start of the thread look completely normal... The only real "controversial" thing Ring ni Kakero 1 has is the use of utterly silly national stereotypes, but anyone who ever saw G Gundam can see that it's nothing really bad.