It's time to look at our love of anime through the eyes of a married, adult, Sailor Guardian. Codename Sailor Earth is known IRL as Koriander Bullard, but some used to know her as Koriander Ake. She's actually an author on Amazon now.
Hotaru is 12 years old. Chibiusa is 901 years old, but in the 3rd season of Sailor Moon Crystal is in the body of a 2nd grader. Both characters have an unreasonable amount of adult Doujinshi about them online, despite the fact that one is a legit tween and the other is in the body of a little girl. PedoBears call this "Loli" love.
Vocaloid's Rin Kagamine is 14 years old. She has the body of a 12-13 year old, making her a common "Loli" figure. Her double Len is considered a shouta.
No Game No Life's Shiro is 11 years old, and is constantly getting officially licensed merchandise of her in disgusting situations. I keep getting the "U Kan Marry @ 13" excuse for her, but Christ, she's ELEVEN!! The excuse falls flat.
Japan's Broadcasting Ethics & Program Improvement Organization (BPO) threw a conniption fit over 14 year old Sophy dressed like Marilyn Monroe. When she re-appeared in age appropriate overalls, fans whined and complained that the BPO was killing art. Sane people realize that dressing the underage in anything see-through is not now nor has it ever been art.
The PS Vita game "Criminal Girls 2" let's you sexually torture lolis. In the Japanese version, they're screaming for you to stop, while the US version makes them willing to be with you. US fans are pretending this is "censorship" and trolling NIS America's YouTube channel with threats. Why? Because they want to be able to rape the loli and have her not like it. They are actually delusional enough to think that this whiny, PedoBear protesting is going to make NIS automatically restore the rape segments to appease the PedoBears and eat an AO rating. They also like to pretend that they are "justified" and that we all better learn to like it and accept their pro-rape behavior. Ah NOPE!
Okay fellow otaku. It's time to talk about this.
Your obsession with exclaiming "DERR YOU KAN MARRY DEM AT 13 IN JAPAN YOU KNOOOWWWW" every single time you're called out on your disgusting "loli" habits?
Yeah. It's over.
No, I'm not going to entertain your delusion that it's "okay" to fantasize about a girl under the age of 18, just because she's a "cartoon" and you "can" marry one in certain situations.
And please, spare me the "it's art" excuse. If Pee-Wee Herman can't get away with that one, neither can you.
No, I will not justify your comments, rude emails, rape threats, death threats or your incoherent ramblings about it either, or you hipster excuses where you start pretending "I'm" the "wrong one for calling you out, followed by your mile-long post where you attempt to sound "smart" by using words (out of context) that you just Googled.
And you can spare me the NAMBLA-friendly speech of "You just don't understand, who cares if my way of love is different?" because I'm just going to report your comment anyway. You and Chris Hansen can have a lovely talk about your delusion over there. Kay?
The problem isn't that "you're different, boo-hoo" it's that you're a creepy PedoBear, trying super hard to justify it.
You're done. Get over it.
Besides, you're not ever going to marry any of these underage "waifu" lolis anyway. So please, spare me the marriage speech. You're fantasizing about doing something disgusting with a little girl.
No, it doesn't matter if she's a cartoon or not. If she's not old enough to vote, she's not an adult.
Now let's explore this myth (yes, myth) about the legal age of consent in Japan.
In the first place, I will grant you that yes, in select, rural prefectures (think farmland areas, people) you "can" marry a little girl at 13 years of age. This comes from a joke allotment in the Japanese Penal Code.
BUT before you start typing your "ha ha" retort, let me guide your eyes to the second half of that code:
The Children Welfare Act on chapter 34 forbids any act of "fornication" (that means sex) with ANY child under the age of 18 outside of MARRIAGE.
Furthermore my dear PedoBears, in the few, shrinking, select prefectures that allow marriage at 13, you have to worry about their obscenity ordinances in which unless you have written - not verbal - not "I can lie and you wouldn't know" slips - but written, legal documentation showing that the (obviously not mentally sound) parents actually agree to you dating their child.
You also cannot in ANY prefecture have sex with or exploit a child under the age of 18, without again, a legal document from the parents. And even then? I would expect a police officer to come knocking.
So to clarify in short, no, despite popular internet fiction, the age of consent for sex is not 13.
As for the other prefectures in Japan? With parental consent via written document, you "can" marry a child at 17 years old. But you can forget about fornication, and dating will only happen with parental consent.
And I'm just sure ANY parent would just LOVE to hear your explanation about why you, an adult stranger with an anime related t-shirt, no job, a pizza face, Allan Sherman glasses and a blog devoted to trolling just "deserves" to date their underage daughter. Clearly, your pension for PriPara figurines and Love Live binges just screams "Lifelong companion" to a parent of a 13 year old. I can just hear those wedding bells now!
Don't make that face at me.
You can consider the "13 is consent" myth busted.
The Loli excuses are over. We're not accepting it anymore, we're not condoning it, and you shouldn't be shocked when you get called out over it.
We are sick of you and your ilk making the rest of all anime fans look creepy. It's because of you that we have news agencies like CNN going on witch hunts and vilifying us in society. And we're sick of trying to explain that not all of us are like you in any way, shape or form, because you've gotten so out of control with your shouta and loli obsession that people now believe all anime fans are PedoBears.
You can't marry a 13 year old except for certain prefectures in Japan and with written consent from her parents.
You can't "do the deed" with them outside of marriage without again, written parental consent.
You're not planning to marry any of them.
The "it's a cartoon" and "it's art" excuses are equally lame.
And half of your precious "lolis" are actually younger than 13 anyway, making the excuse even more weak than when you started it.
Get over it PedoBears. We're not accepting you anymore.
There are thousands upon thousands of anime characters who look like children, but are above the legal age. We are totally fine with you fantasizing about them.
Hell, a good third of us will read your lusty Doujinshi with them, and we wholeheartedly accept your fanfics about any character over the age of 18.
There's even adult Loli Lookalikes in anime, such as the cast of New Game, in which the youngest main character is exactly 18. We will happily direct you to the love pillow of any character 18+ and will greet your adult-age figurines as your "waifu" at conventions, no questions asked.
But if you're into actual loli's or shouta, forget it. We're not accepting your excuses. We never should have to begin with.