Notable Case Decisions:
Question on the legality of using the Death Note to collect a bounty.
- Potential of monopoly.
- Potential to start a war or other conflict.
Verdict: Use for that purpose is illegal.
Zack vs. Cloud (FF7)
Charge: Identity theft,
- Cited Hair, sword, insertion of self into Zack’s memories.
- Cloud’s insanity discredited due to Lifestream being considered a controlled substance.
Verdict: Not Guilty
People vs. Kirby
Charge: Cannabalism and Scalping
- Other food is shown to be available to Kirby
- Being cute should negate illegal actions
Verdict: Guilty of Thievery, not of murder
People vs. Mario (SMB)
Charge: Theft (coins, mushrooms, etc.)
Verdict: Payment for services rendered.
People vs. Silent Hill
Motion to change motto
- Home of the 3rd largest ball of twine
- The last vacation you’ll ever need
- Silent Hill: At least it’s better than the movie
Verdict: Option 3
Motion to grant civil rights to Zombies
Arguments: By definition, zombies are individuals inflicted with a disease, causing the well known symptoms.
Verdict: Civil rights will be granted on those zombies who can be converted to vegans.
People vs. Kurama and the facility holding the Diclonus (Elfen Lied)
Charge: Sexual deviancy and exploitation of minors.
Arguments: Diclonus tortured and held captive while disrobed, brought in at age ~3-4
Sentence: Reassembly of Kurama and the individuals responsible. After use of Phoenix Down to reanimate them, they will be handed over to Deathklok. NYAF-08-01
People vs. Unrequited Love/Love Triangle Stories
(ex. Inuyasha, Ranma, etc.)
Arguments: Focused on InuYasha
Verdict: General consensus to have Inuyasha tortured, while Kikiyo and Kagome watch.
People on behalf of Light Yagami
Case: Can Light Yagami be convicted of murder in his own universe, due to use of the Death Note
*Case delayed, see AUSA-08-01
People vs. Irresponsible Parents
Case: Children in anime are often seen striking out on their own, or finding themselves in dangerous situations, while no parental supervision is seen.
Verdict: Parliament agrees that these parents are merely allowing their children to express themselves.
People vs. Characters that are “Too Cosplayble”
Case: Too many times there are characters, whether focal points or background, who do not change outfits for the duration of a series. (ex: Vash, Wolfwood, Spike, Ed Elric, etc.). This causes an overabundance of the same cosplay at various conventions.
Verdict: Any character within a series must have a 5 costume minimum.
Continuation of NYAF-08-01
Arguments: L is an American citizen, subjecting him to the laws of his country
Verdict: Case dismissed
Additional case argument information available upon request
People vs. Setsuna F. Seiei
Case: Terrorism, bombings, etc.
- Acting on behalf of Celestial Being. “Only following orders”
- Most acts were against military organizations/structures, not civilians.
- Setsuna thinks he is “Gundam”
Verdict: Plea of insanity accepted
People vs. anime biology
Case: In many instances, the death of a character results in a substantial blood loss. Technically, the amount of blood lost by a character is significantly greater than the amount that can be held within a normal individual.
- Excess should be donated
- “Artistic license”
Verdict: Establishment of committee to determine blood use of anime characters. Committee to consist of:
- Dr. Tenma
- Eva Unit 1
- Edward Elric
People vs. Droppable floors (Code Geass)
Case: Use of droppable floors considered unbalanced, considering that a floor does not need to be present in order for this action to be used.
Motion: Magistrate given a Code Geass Brand “Drop the floor” button.
Verdict: Zero to be dropped through the floor.
People vs. The Will of the Macrocosm (Excel Saga)
Case: Macrocosm shows preferential treatment towards excel, only coming to arrive her, neglecting individuals such as Pedro.
Result: Macrocosm will be transformed into a weighted companion cube.
People vs. extended combat and flashback scenes
Case: Too often, anime series will go into multiple-episode flashbacks which hold no relevance to the plot or un-necessarily extend the length of a time period.
Arguments: Possible author reprieve for writers block?
Verdict: Battles and flashbacks of this nature are un-necessary.
Result: 10 minute limit on flashbacks per season for each character that actively contributes to the plot.
Decision on extended battles TBD.
People on behalf of Kotaro (negima)
Case: Kotaro is omitted from the anime regardless of the important part he played in the same story arc in the manga.
Verdict: Kotaro to be given spin off series “The secret life of Kotaro” in which Negi will be omitted.