Death Note Ban in Albuquerque High Schools Fails Vote

New Mexico's Albuquerque Public Schools held a Thursday hearing over a parent's concerns on the Death Note manga series, but a committee voted unanimously against a proposed district-wide ban on the manga. Peggy Salazar, a mother of a student at Albuquerque's Volcano Vista High School, advocated for the ban and added, "Killing is just not something we should put out there for our kids to read in this way." At least two of the district's 13 other high schools — Valley High School and Atrisco Heritage Academy — also carry the manga in their libraries.

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iforgotmylogin2358d ago

death note is like 3 years old. i have yet to see why this is a big deal.

Myst2358d ago

Lot of people still like it, some new watchers and readers are coming in actually. Still those who have not seen it for whatever reason. I'm guessing this is due to someone making a Death Note book like a few kids in Japan did and writing down what they would like to happen to teachers, enemies, etc.

Archaic2357d ago

That's exactly what's happened. I have to admit, I'm surprised by the continuing popularity of the series, but I guess it's among the first that new anime fans of that age group are being exposed to now. It's basically joined the ranks of classics like Evangelion and Cowboy Bebop.