One of the most interesting surprises of the summer season is Uzaki-chan wa asobitai, the series with the young Hana Uzaki. The anime has been at the center of several controversies for months, because of the ecchi content and disproportionate shapes of the girl, but recently an article from Invisible Japan it literally wreaked havoc.

The main criticism is reported in the journalist's article Jay Allenwho started a few months ago with the release of a Japanese Red Cross poster Raise the awareness of passers-by and remind them of the importance of donating blood. The picture below shows the tackle of Hana Uzaki in one of her classic poses while teasing passers-by: "Senpai! Have you never donated blood? Isn't that ... are you afraid of needles? What a disappointment ... you are really good for nothing!".

The reporter said the following: "My reaction - and that of my wife - was the same: these images are not suitable for public places, nor should they be used by institutions like the Red Cross"According to Allen, who even mentioned the #MeToo movement in the tweetThe poster would show an overly sexualized girland would fuel the stereotypes that women are nothing more than sexual objects useful in motivating men to perform certain actions.

Thousands of post-situation comments seemed to have calmed down for good, until recently other major American news outlets such as CBR and Bounding into Comics brought up the controversy again.

The outbreak of the new controversy has convinced many Western artists to "fix" the protagonist's design. after many made with absolutely unrealistic or even offensive forms. Below you can take a look at the comments from fans still discussing on social networks.

What do you think about it? Could the girl's design be considered offensive? Let us know with a comment! If you want to learn more about the anime instead, you can check out our first news about Uzaki-chan wa asobitai.

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