WASHINGTON, DC – Speaking at the Rose Garden earlier today, President Obama urged caution when discussing Shinichiro Watanabe’s new anime Terror in Resonance (Zankyou no Terror), and said anime fans should not jump to hasty conclusions regarding the motives of the show’s antagonists.
“I know the word ‘terror’ is actually in the title,” said the president, “but there is still no hard proof that the attacks in Tokyo were the result of terrorism. All we have to go by now is the title, key visual, and trailers, which show nothing more than explosions that could have easily been the result of an accident or even some criminal enterprise.”
The president bemoaned the Otaku tendency to hastily judge shows at face value: “Remember how boring Steins;Gate started out? And everyone was like ‘here we go again with another Chaos;Head,’ but we all turned out to be wrong. I think there’s an important lesson to be learned here.”
This is not the first time the president has found himself forced to comment on anime. Last year Obama had to apologize after mistakenly attacking the show Log Horizon for promoting Tea Party ideals, after learning that Shiroe’s old group in the game was named “The Debauchery Tea Party.”