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(4 Lesson Flex Class) Pokémon: The Banned Episodes

What Pokemon stuff has caused such as stir that it was outright banned? This class examines episodes, cards, and games from the Pokemon anime that have been altered due to cultural differences, historical context, and censorship practices.
Lauren James
3111 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 21 learners
year old learners
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Charged weekly
Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings

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Class Experience

No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The following topics are discussed in this class. 

⬥ Anti-Japanese sentiment in South Korea due to cultural genocide.
⬥ A discussion of breastfeeding and its treatment in different cultures.
⬥ Characters in clothing that many Americans would consider to be "immodest" (but were permitted in Japan)
⬥ Defining sexual harassment and looking at some examples from Pokemon (which were banned in America).
⬥ Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (and why swastikas and the Nazi salute are still censored)
⬥ What Blackface is, and how it impacts American television standards. (Includes a video clip)
⬥ The destruction that results from earthquakes and tsunamis.
⬥ What happened on 9/11 and how it impacted children's television.
⬥ Anime characters pointing guns at each others' heads.
⬥ Video clips and stills from Pokemon episodes that were banned in America (but considered suitable for children in Japan)


Lauren JamesThe Pop Culture Teacher
3111 total reviews
3115 completed classes

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