It looks like Master Roshi has finally been reprimanded for his questionable peeping habits. Dragon Ball fans will be very familiar with the the elderly man’s lascivious personality. And, now, one ethics committee has published a formal compliant they received about Roshi’s uncouth actions.
Japan’s Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization (BPO) recently shared a complaint it got over Roshi’s action in a Dragon Ball Super episode. You can read up on the complain below:
“In an animation program, there are scenes of an older man touching young girls' bodies and peeping at their underwear against their will. These scenes are almost irrelevant to the story. I love watching this show with my child every weekend, but it's also inappropriate for children to see this in an anime.”
Like every BPO complain, the anime’s title is removed, but its marked air time suggests it is Dragon Ball Super. The anime recently aired a filler episode which focuses on Master Roshi, and it sees the man act inappropriately around a young girl named Yurin. The character is a martial artist studying under Tien at his dojo, and Roshi gets a few up-skirt peeks at the girl.
This is not the first time BPO has called out an anime series for sexual misconduct. In April, the organization blew a whistle on Seven Mortal Sins for “extreme sexual content” and other shows have fallen prey to. Scum’s Wish, Detective Conan, and Mr. Osomatsu have been called out in the past.
Overly sexual scenes aren’t the only things BPO gets complaints about. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphan received flack for its gratuitous violence. Even Pokemon Go received complaints since trainers could name their pocket monsters inappropriately.
The synopsis of Dragon Ball Super's current saga can be read here:
"According to an invitation that Goku gets, Zen-Oh (Omni King) is starting a martial arts tournament between all the universes called "Chikara no Taikai" (Tournament of Power). But it is the beginning of universal destruction. Something awaits the winners and losers of this tournament. What will become of this fierce team battle between each universe's elite warriors?"
Dragon Ball Super's “Universal Survival” saga is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. CST. Toonami will begin airing the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.