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    Default Tokyo passes law banning selling of sexually explicit anime and manga to minors

    Thoughts on this?

    Personally I didn't even know such a law wasn't in place. So I think it's perfectly reasonable.

    Source: BBC (I can't link it from my phone).
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    Default Re: Tokyo passes law banning selling of sexually explicit anime and manga to minors

    So before this, it was legal to sell sexually explicit anime and manga to minors in Tokyo?

    Man, sometimes, I really envy the Japanese.

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    Default Re: Tokyo passes law banning selling of sexually explicit anime and manga to minors

    Here is another article about this bill.

    Apparently the hardcore otakus think anime just got ruined forever.

    EDIT: I found the original BBC Article:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11998385
    Tokyo has banned the sale and lease of anime films and manga comics depicting rape, incest and other sex crimes to under-18s.

    A bill, introduced by the metropolitan assembly, calls on the industry to self regulate by toning down graphic comics and films on general release.

    Publishers and retailers breaking rules face fines up to 300,000 yen (£2,280).

    A group of publishers, complaining of censorship, have threatened to boycott March's Tokyo International Anime Fair.

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    You cannot possibly show such things to your own children”
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    Governor Shintaro Ishihara
    The bill was proposed by conservative governor Shintaro Ishihara who said it was "natural" the legislation had been passed.

    "It's the conscience of the Japanese," he said after the vote.

    "You cannot possibly show such things to your own children."

    An industry group representing publishers and retailers expressed its "strong anger" over the vote which it sees as limiting freedom of expression.

    "Artists of manga and anime have widely raised objections while the entire publishing industry has pointed out problems," it said.

    Manga comics, popular with both adults and children in Japan, deal with themes including high school romance and literary classics as well as sometimes hardcore and violent pornography.
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    Default Re: Tokyo passes law banning selling of sexually explicit anime and manga to minors

    Does this mean that all examples of nudity and the like will have to be censored now?

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    Default Re: Tokyo passes law banning selling of sexually explicit anime and manga to minors

    Thanks for getting that source up Gligar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azure Butterfly View Post
    Does this mean that all examples of nudity and the like will have to be censored now?
    No, it means that kids can't own them.

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    Default Re: Tokyo passes law banning selling of sexually explicit anime and manga to minors

    So... things like Electric Tail of Pikachu, Pocket Monsters, Naruto, Dragon Ball, ect... cannot be owned by minors? O_o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azure Butterfly View Post
    So... things like Electric Tail of Pikachu, Pocket Monsters, Naruto, Dragon Ball, ect... cannot be owned by minors? O_o
    No, because there's no actual porn in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    No, because there's no actual porn in them.
    But the actual restrictions are so loose that they could claim that they would "corrupt the youth." The US isn't the only place with crazy people who think that things like Harry Potter and Pokemon are EVIL and must be kept away from the youth. :/

    (And Pocket Monsters does have porn... D8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azure Butterfly View Post
    But the actual restrictions are so loose that they could claim that they would "corrupt the youth."
    In which case it would need to be determined to actually be a corrupting force in a court of law.

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    Default Re: Tokyo passes law banning selling of sexually explicit anime and manga to minors

    Anime isnt ruined forever. How did this get turned into that. They are trying to protect children.

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    Default Re: Tokyo passes law banning selling of sexually explicit anime and manga to minors

    This wasn't a law before? Purely why Japan is awesome.

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    Default Re: Tokyo passes law banning selling of sexually explicit anime and manga to minors

    LOL, it's not going to end the Adult Entertainment biz in Japan.

    Still it's a nice feel good law to have in the books. 8)

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    Default Re: Tokyo passes law banning selling of sexually explicit anime and manga to minors

    I thought it was already a law.

    Anyways, I'm not surprised. Good job Japan. You'll still have the massive amounts of moe fans buying the naughty stuff.

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    Default Re: Tokyo passes law banning selling of sexually explicit anime and manga to minors

    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    No, it means that kids can't own them.
    Unless its an erotic novel, or even one of those erotic novels with random illustrations. And magazine. Thats all still legal for japanese kids to own, I believe :/



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