Finally, we have Death Note controversy on American soil. Asia has experience with this. Europe too. Maybe they can give us tips.
Also, Nintendo game?
With stories like this, Viz is never going to be able to sell Death Note style notebooks.Student removed from school for 'Death Note'
Friday, Feb 29, 2008 - 09:51 PM Updated: 10:35 AM
By Morning News Staff Reports
A Hartsville Middle School student has been removed from school, pending a discipline hearing, after a school administrator confiscated a notebook titled “Death Note” earlier this week.
The notebook is based on a Japanese cartoon (manga) called “Death Note,” which is shown on Cartoon Network™. The show is popular among young people, and fans sometimes create their own “Death Note” books. It’s available on the Cartoon Network™ as part of the channel’s “Adult Swim” programming, according to school district officials. It’s also available on DVDs and in a new Nintendo game.
The notebook contained a list of seven students’ names. The parents of the students listed in the book have all been notified, according to district officials.
Hartsville Middle School principal Chris Rogers notified all parents through a letter sent home with students Friday.
“Regardless of the origin of the book, we take the situation very seriously,” Rogers said in the letter. “The safety of our school family is always our top priority.
“We treat situations like this the same as if a student called in a bomb threat or brought a weapon to school,” he said. “While there may not be any serious intent to do anyone harm, we cannot and will not take that chance with our students. We will take all steps necessary to ensure our students’ well-being.”
Rogers advised parents to talk with their children about what he or she watches on television and the Internet.
Kick her ass outta bed and tell her to sleep on the horribly uncomfortable futon like everyone else who crashes here. XD -Sparticus
It taught me that one plus one equals one on a bun -.bg
Anytime someone does something saying they were inspired by a movie, tv show, video game, or song, it'll get attention.
Sounds like a fun game...you go around writing names down hahaha. Not. Uhm..."Sir/Ma'am, your son/daughter has been targeted by a Death Note that belonged to a Shinigami, and they will now die from a heart attack". Hmm. Must be an awkward thing to tell a parent.
A Japan only release so far (seems like they just want to make mention of the video game regardless where it's released since video games are the root of all known evil in the world today)
So if I just made one of these up, and then placed it in some random place for an administrator to see, would my school go in a panic?
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It's kind of like ET, if you take out all of the emotion and turn it into a silly webcomic that's updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays
"Principal who recently suspended kid with Death Note dies of heart attack"
Exit... Stage Van
Don't you guys just love stories like this?
Until we meet again...
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I'm surprised that the school administrators even know what Death Note is...
Oh pitiful shadow lost in the darkness...
Japanese cartoon = anime. Japanese comic = manga.
This is the kind of stuff media watchdogs will have a field day with.
One of my friends brought in a fake Death Note into school last Halloween, and had everyone write their own names and deaths in, so it was more like a "Suicide Note".
My death was that I was brutally stabbed by a hobo, btw.
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Wow, I'm actually surprised...or should I be?
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I can picture a kid threatening to write his teacher's name in his notebook. Or better yet, a guy dyes his hair yellow and charges up for a Kamehameha.
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