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Old 2006-07-31, 09:15   Link #26
Vallen Chaos Valiant
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Within my mind
Age: 37
Originally Posted by Anime Online
Well, it's just fiction. Much like the way the novel/movie The Da Vinci Code uses the real-world organization Opus Dei.
That doesn't stop Opus Dei from complaining, of course.

...But I still don't get it. Why would Cal-Reflector think people who are supposedly anti-Japanese, would complain about Japan being portrayed as an evil empire? I thought it would be the other way around?

I mean, is there a more politically tolerable method? (other than inventing a whole new country/landmass?)

It's like how an Irish comedian can crack Irish jokes. A Japanese animation studio can portray its own government in unflattering ways without China burning effigies and Americans believing there is a conspiracy for the Japanese conquest of Asia.
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