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Texas middle school principal says students being 'influenced by anime'

Melanie Arias, principal of Tuloso-Midway Middle School, described anime as a "genre of graphic animation available to anyone on social media."
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The principal of Tuloso-Midway Middle School said children are being influenced by anime, which she described as a "genre of graphic animation available to anyone on social media."

Parents received the short e-mail with no detail Thursday and it was then posted to a group on Facebook called TM Parents Page.

Dictionary.com describes anime as "a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes." It is popular among children and teens. 

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The letter continued to say that "at TMMS, we promote health and safety." 

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