In recent days, the author kenta shinoharabest known for having written the history of SKET Dance and Kanata no Astrahas become a trend on social networks after sharing one of the panels of the most recent chapter of his manga, witch watch. Leaving context aside (because for this article it is not necessary) the panel shows a teacher hitting her students and saying:
- «Oh I don’t care, I don’t care! I don’t care about political correctness! I don’t care about the era or whatever! I only hit bad boys!»
There is nothing relevant that the author puts this type of dialogue up his sleeve, but The interesting thing came when he decided to share it on his social networks. One thing to remember is that Shinohara was involved in a controversy with this type of “politically correct people” in 2020when he fearlessly defended the controversy that had been generated with Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!.
In 2020, the controversy involving the busty Hana Uzaki starring in a collaboration poster with the Red Cross of Japan was generated, and Shinohara wrote about it: «Since shonen manga is aimed at young men, there may be depictions in the works that make women feel uncomfortable.». This led to him deleting his Twitter account at the time after an immense amount of criticism.
More than three years later, it seems to be a relief that the author has not changed his mind about his rejection of “political correctness”so it can be considered that this panel is a response to all those who “founded” in 2020, and to whom he could not respond at the time, perhaps as part of his professionalism.
Sure, this drew a variety of comments, notably:
- «I quite like this manga, it handles the ridiculous sense of humor that I like».
- «I personally don’t like this manga, the relationships between the characters are more forced and less developed than in Kanata no Astra. But I applaud your decision to make fun of the crybabies. well done author».
- «And yet he drew a woman beating some men and not the other way around, isn’t that very brave?».
- «It would have been perfect if the sexes had been reversed in the scene».
- «I think a lot of the reason people do more stupid things on social media and stuff is because violence and abuse are being talked about more and more loudly, and they can no longer be accused on the spot. Of course, there have always been idiots, but nowadays there are definitely more idiots who see the information and “impersonate it for fun”.».
- «Oh my gosh, nostalgia hit me, I never thought I would see Hime-chan in a future Shinohara-sensei play. This confirms that the two works take place in the same universe.».
That’s right, in case you hadn’t noticed, the character that appeared as a teacher in this chapter is Hime Onizukaalso known as Himeko. At the end of the story of SKET Dance, Himeko finally realizes that her true calling is to be a teacher. Also, she aspires to be a modern Japanese teacher because she likes to read. It’s always refreshing to see that an author doesn’t forget her characters and shows us her future.
SKET Dance Synopsis
At Kaimei High there is a special club dedicated to helping others known as the SKET Brigade. The brains of the group is Kazuyoshi “Switch” Usui, a tech-savvy otaku who speaks through speech synthesis software, while the muscle is provided by Hime “Himeko” Onizuka, the hockey stick-wielding girl known as “Onihime”. And last but not least, his leader is Yuusuke “Bossun” Fujisaki, whose latent ability is evoked by his glasses, allowing him to summon the awesome power of extraordinary concentration.
However, most of the school only knows them as the club that handles odd jobs. Many of their days are spent in the club room lounging around, but when there is something to do, they give it their all to help others, usually in a sincere, but unintentionally hilarious way. The SKET Squad does everything it can to provide support, kindness, encouragement, and problem solving to any student crazy enough to request their services.
Fountain: Official Twitter account
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