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Post #536902
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2:22 am, Dec 16 2010
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SpicyWolfHoro writes: For those of you who are not keeping up with current events in japan, here is a newsflash!!

Read here to get a better Idea of what is going on:

In summary, the tokyo government has just passed a law that directly targets Anime, Manga, and Games! They are censoring things to such an extreme degree that it is likely to put many anime and manga publishing/producing companies out of business.

Any anime, manga, or game that depicts: Violence, Sex, Crime, Homosexuality (Yup, girls there goes your Yaoi), anything that could be construed as "a bad influence on youth", anything of the above depicting minors, and more... (and there goes any Ecchi manga, any student/teacher, incest, age gap, and most shoujo series)

All of which is now a crime to Own, Create, or Sell.

Many mangas will probably be put to an end as they will no longer be legal.

Such examples as To Love-ru!, Wolf Guy, Deadman Wonderland, etc.

With this law, for a series to be legal, the antagonist would either have to be related to the Care Bears, or completely nonexistent. Without an antagonist, there is no plot. Without some kind of crime/evil there is not real antagonist. How do you create a series without a plot? Even 4-koma has a plot... sort of.

The mastermind behind this is Tokyo Governor Shintarō Ishihara, who blatantly shows no care for the illustrated entertainment industry. He claims that the law is to protect the youth of japan, yet he himself is the author of a series of schoolgirl gang rape novels.

The law is coming into effect April 2011, and will come out in full force in July 2011.

Kadokawa (Anime Producing Company) has declared that they will fight the new law.

Feel free to offer them your support: (Page in Japanese)

I don't know what we can do, but support our publishers!!

Spread the news, and join in the fight! I am sending letters to every anime, manga and gaming company that will be affected and declaring my support. I urge all other fans to do the same. Defend our anime! Defend our manga! Defend our starving

A just ruler amongst tyrants
Post #536903
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3:46 am, Dec 16 2010
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manga and anime are one of Japanese charm mmm...
if they want to kill it, it's just too idiot to be called improvement mmm...
even the most popular mangas like dragon ball, which already known world wide, had their own ecchi chapter mmm...

I will change this world mmm...
So the world can change me mmm...
Post #536904
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Colorist ♪

3:51 am, Dec 16 2010
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Sending letters is too much of a hassle.
Somebody should just put on an 'Akumetsu' mask and kill that senile old fart Ishihara.
And all the parliement members who supported him LOL.

Japan is amongst the countries with the lowest crime rate! That stupid law is unreasonable!
Do they tell us to live like vegetable? With no fantasy?

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Post #536905
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4:13 am, Dec 16 2010
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"Officially, this machine doesn't exist, you didn't get it from me,
and I don't know you. Make sure it doesn't leave the building."
Post #536906 - Reply to (#536905) by Toto

4:32 am, Dec 16 2010
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You know I think it only affects < 18 and public tv. Alot of stuff would just have to slip a 18+ sticker on it. But the bill is really vague so who knows what this means...

Post #536907
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4:41 am, Dec 16 2010
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I was recently pointed to this blog ( for reliable info. It does SEEMS to only affect non-adult stuff....but who knows what is going to happen in the future...

Post #536908 - Reply to (#536906) by animefanatic

4:45 am, Dec 16 2010
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Yeah, I don't see why some people are having fits over something this vague. It just screams stuck in litigation.

Post #536909 - Reply to (#536906) by animefanatic
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4:47 am, Dec 16 2010
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who knows it will probably be one of dose laws that don`t get enforced (if there lucky)

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5:23 am, Dec 16 2010
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Post #536911 - Reply to (#536910) by GodDelusion
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5:27 am, Dec 16 2010
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actually I reread it..and I'm gonna kill myself..

Post #536912 - Reply to (#536910) by GodDelusion

5:44 am, Dec 16 2010
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Time to kiss manga/anime good bye....

Post #536913

6:29 am, Dec 16 2010
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Does "Any anime, manga, or game that depicts..." mean that at least light novels are not affected by this... law?

Post #536914 - Reply to (#536913) by rgal

6:35 am, Dec 16 2010
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novels and pornography are not affected by the law, IIRC

Post #536915
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7:01 am, Dec 16 2010
Posts: 287

This is becoming over-exaggerated just a bit.

"to the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world."

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so" (from Hamlet, Wm. Shakespeare; Act II, scene ii)

(Even though the quote above is from Hamlet, I first saw it in a Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailer on YouTube ^o^)
Post #536916

7:01 am, Dec 16 2010
Posts: 5

The bill has good intentions but it's ridiculous!! This censorship is going too far.

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