Hello Kitty and Pokemon are from the devil? Lies about Japan

The lie has been part of most people's lives, over the years thousands of people spread lies and thousands more believe and end up spreading too. Do you remember that there were rumors that if you put a 2 liter bottle full of water on the clock, the electricity bill is cheaper? How were thousands of people able to believe such things?

Unfortunately during these years rumors and lies about famous things have been spread, mainly by religious people with no knowledge. We have already heard reports that Hello Kitty, Xuxa, Pokemon, Katy Perry, Globo and various famous things are accused of having a pact with the devil. Nowadays, 90% of famous things have made a pact with the devil... It seems that some people love to burn famous things.

This all happens because some idiot spreads a rumor on the internet, and people believe it and help the rumor spread. How does a lie end up being spread? The more outrageous, famous and sensationalized the subject, the easier it is for it to go viral and end up being defined as true by many people. And even with the existence of sites like google and e-farmes, where we can easily search on the subject, it seems that the lies only increase. WhatsApp and social networks are one of the biggest sources of lies spread across Brazil.

Lies about Hello Kitty

In 2005, a rumor circulated on the internet that Hello Kitty was created by a woman through a pact with the devil to cure a 14 year old child who had cancer. This rumor spread to such an extent that many people around me stopped buying products from this brand and criticized the people who had such products. And that wasn't the only rumor, there were versions that said the little girl was born without a mouth, or with cancer in the mouth.

Hello kitty and pokemon are from the devil? Lies about Japan

Others said that the word Kitty was devil in Chinese, and Hello Kitty was created by Japanese. China and Japan are totally different from each other, especially in language. Any English student obviously knows that Kitty means kitten. And the character's name has always been Kitty White or white kitten. The fact that the character doesn't have a mouth is a marketing ploy so that people can imagine the cat's expressions, her eyes are black and without eyebrows exactly so she doesn't have facial expressions. Some claim that the kitten was created without a mouth to criticize the submission of Japanese women, something we cannot rule out.

The great truth is that Hello Kitty was created by 3 men in 1974 who worked at Sanrio. The kitten's designer was done by Ikuko Shimizu. Japan is famous for creating mascots and fictional characters, the company Sanrio had exactly that focus, creating characters and selling their licenses or products.

lies about pokemon

Pokemon was another franchise that was successful worldwide, created by the great Japanese game company Nintendo. The franchise where you capture pets in portable video games became so famous that it gained toys, card games and television adaptations. At the time the anime was released in Brazil, many religious people already had it in their heads that all japanese drawings were from the devil. The mere fact that there are non-real creatures was already a reason for countries to ban their children from watching this cartoon.

The problem is that Pokemon was created using non-real creatures exactly to have no problem with organizations that defend animals. Nintendo managed to solve this problem with the animals and didn't even bother with the Christians, since they don't predominate in Japan. It's up to the person's conscience to decide whether or not to watch Pokemon. The problem is that many criticize with all their strength but play Mario Bros Nintendo's biggest franchise that clearly has magic and supernatural characters.

Hello kitty and pokemon are from the devil? Lies about Japan

Pokemon doesn't take place in our universe, many characters may be natural there and a lot was created in the laboratory. There are no scientific arguments to defend pokemons that have hypnosis or ghost-type powers that can hurt the conscience of some Christians. The fact is that Pokemon is a franchise with thousands of games, each with its own story and characters, I personally don't know why condemn a franchise just because 1 out of thousands of pokemons has something questionable. If so, we can't watch anything on TV at all.

People don't know how to translate

Now let's talk about the biggest stupidity and lie spread on the internet related to Pokemon. Many religious suggest that the name means pocket devils, with the literal translation of Pokemon (Pocket Monster) meaning pocket monsters. Of course, if we research the meaning of the word monster, we can understand that it is something questionable, but monster is a word that means any being or thing contrary to nature, anomaly or deformity. As pokemons are not real animals, so they are not normal. Now turn the word monstro in Devils it's a big exaggeration. Thousands of video games and cartoons use the word monstro to refer to collectible characters that do not exist in our world, whether science fiction or not.

Other lies that have been spread on the internet are related to the names of pokemons that are nothing more than adaptations, abbreviations and mixtures of the animals they were inspired by, or their elements and abilities. Some even said that Pikachu means Destroyer Monster. Any Japanese student knows that pika is synonymous with light and chuu it's mouse. Pika is also simply a small mammal that looks like a mouse, in Brazil it is called Ochotona.

Some also claim that the cartoon caused hallucinations, suicides and took several children to the hospital. An argument without any foundation, the only worrying thing that happened was people suffering from epilepsy ended up having problems in an episode where they used a strong light in the animation.

What can we conclude from this?

We cannot deny that many drawings, games and other things that originated in Japan have something considered wrong to Christians. The fact that most of the population is Buddhist and Shinto ends up making the authors of these works simply put biblical references because they find it interesting and they don't think that Westerners will criticize or find it strange. Japanese culture is totally different from the western one and they don't see the devil at all, nor do they even think about conspiracies, hidden messages or anything like that when creating their works.

If you want to know if a Japanese game or anime is appropriate for your child, simply search from reliable sources, watch and check out the story. Don't believe rumors just because something is famous and lots of lies have started to circulate about it. The internet is full of lies, stop depending on the opinion of others, or believing everything you read! Take your conscience into account!

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