Tokyo Manga Ban Signed Into Law

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Tokyo’s manga ban has been signed into law after passing a final vote, and is set to come into effect in 2011, with Tokyo governor Ishihara crowing that “Japan still has some common sense left after all!”

The ban already passed a committee vote, and as expected also passed a final vote on the 15th – the law stipulates that “voluntary restraints” must begun in April of 2011, with the full force of the ban to come in July.

All the major parties supported the ban – the ruling DPJ (leftist) insisted on a “prudent application” rider but otherwise did nothing to oppose the law as they did with the previous bill.

The LDP (right-wing) proposed and supported the original and current version of the bill. Their usual coalition partners, the Koumeito (the political arm of a Buddhist cult), also supported the bill, leaving only small parties to the left of the DPJ to oppose it.

Once again the motives of the DPJ can only be guessed at – they have repeatedly blocked national bans on possession of child pornography (already illegal to distribute) on civil liberties grounds, opposed the previously rejected version of the bill because it was worded as a ban on “virtual child pornography,” and actually insisted the just passed Tokyo law remove a “duty not to possess [real] child pornography” clause.

However, when the current bill’s wording was changed to ban depictions “promoting illegal or immoral sexual activity” (effectively a vastly more far-reaching ban than previously) rather than “[virtual] sexual activity involving minors” (this version of the ban was clearly targeting loli manga) as in the current version, their previous opposition all but evaporated.

That the law explicitly excludes photographic material can probably be interpreted both as a specific attack on “otaku” culture and an effort to avoid antagonising Japan’s mass media, who obviously would not support any restrictions on themselves but are only too happy to support them on other industries.

The 10 publishers who have boycotted the Tokyo Anime Fair are angry at the treatment meted out to the industry by Ishihara and his cronies:

“The earlier bill was defeated with heavy opposition, and we are indignant that the bill should be resubmitted in so short a time.”

Kadokawa’s CEO has vowed opposition will continue, although just what publishers can do about it is not clear, particularly in light of their evident ineptitude in handling politicians.

Ishihara for his part is crowing over the industry’s defeat:

“It makes sense for this to have passed – Japan still has some common sense left after all!”

In interviews he merely laughed at the industry boycott:

“If they’re outraged about this then they shouldn’t come. They’ll come the next year, for sure.”

Veteran shoujo mangaka Machiko Satonaka speaks of complete betrayal at the hands of the politicians:

“There were representatives who promised us ‘we won’t resubmit the bill without consulting manga and anime producers,’ but they submitted it anyway, so I feel we were tricked. There are many issues with the ordinance, in particular the ‘improperly promote or glorify [sexual activity]‘ passage, and there is no way we can accept this.

In particular, I worry about the future for young mangaka – I hope they will persevere without the industry falling into decline.”


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    Comment by zhurai
    18:02 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    BAD END

    where's the save file ;___;

    on another note:
    too bad this isn't like the situation for like Napster/Music Pirating, Movie Pirating, WikiLeaks, etc... as I don't see much of a way (other than abolishing this shitty law) to get this ban. Even if it goes underground, the chances of it getting money from it is kinda low (unless there is something I'm missing...)

    Good Job Japan, you just screwed the pretty much only industry that I had an interest in (that made it that I was interested in you, Japan), but you just killed it (a dying industry anyways) prematurely. Which is just retarded.

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    Comment by BlazingSpeed
    01:58 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @zhurai
    The Anime/mangaka artist can put it on the internet (pay on demand or advertisements...) and produce it from outside of Tokyo and since it will be on a smaller scale starve the publishers out since the publishers take most of the money anyways according to past articles and other sources.

    Some people like Ken Akamatsu are already doing this plus instead of wasting time confronting the publisher empire like some people were saying Akamatsu should make his operation worldwide recruit the fansubbers and break the xenophobic mold and starve out the greedy publishers the anime/manga industry would then fly high into the 22nd century!!!

    Regardless of if the anime/mangaka wake up and do it I sure am.

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    Comment by Apolo
    20:04 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    We cannot not let this oppression to Japanese culture stand. No matter if you believe if anime, manga, visual novels and games to be a big or small part of Japan's culture, this law is meant to silent those they find not suitable.

    When you start censoring the ideas of the people, you start taking away a part of its culture. Inevitably this leads to the deterioration of the culture. Which is why I so strongly condemn this law. The people should not have to be silenced in order to preserve some archaic notion of what Japan is. They should be allowed to evolve their culture as they see it and let the people decide what they want to do with it.

    Those who agree with this, I urge you to join me and the Black Knights to speak up against this travesty of a law to move Japan's future forward!

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    Comment by Blue Dragon
    03:11 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sieg Zeon! Er, wrong show...

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    20:11 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ALL HAIL APOLO!! ALL HAIL APOLO!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:27 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    clever quips and quotes from popular culture, screw it i'll quote napoleon,

    "A man does not kill himself over a petty distinction or for a few coins, you must speak to the soul to electrify him"

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    Comment by Legion
    20:09 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I shall support your cause. The time for war is now!

    Come my brothers and sisters, show this pathetic worm known as Ishihara the True power of our legion!

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    Comment by Kiljoy616
    04:10 14/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better call in the Marines oh wait their busy, lets call in the Legion of Anonymous. If they can take on Scientology which scares even the FBI in the states hell they can take down this old cook.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 15/12/2010 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    And cricket chirping was heard.

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    Comment by starsplash
    20:40 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    All I hear is an anon trolling his no life off.

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    Comment by Legion
    20:39 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Keep decieving yourself, young Anon. We are everywhere.....

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    Comment by Legion
    20:25 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find it amusing how you are here, posting the same thing over and over.

    We know you're the same person.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:31 15/12/2010 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Who's 'we'? Oh you and your supposed 'legion'.

    Again, crickets chirping.

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    Comment by Ushiromiya Reiji
    18:01 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    R.I.P. anime industry.
    1960 - 15th of December 2010.

    Never forget.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:12 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It was fun while it lasted...
    *points a pistol on his head*

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:56 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    welcome to illegality!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:02 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't give up! It is our duty to resurrect anime by ourselves so that your offsprings and watch it.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    19:12 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Better hoard those DVDs while they are still legal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 23/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is very true

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:43 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    NOOO!! Don't go!!!! *latches onto casket* ANIME!! *sob* ANIME!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Its over, man. Just, let it go.

    Its... raining...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:16 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    *lets go of casket with reluctance*
    I...didn't get to say how mcuh I loved her...
    and now she's all gone...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't feel a thing
    and I stopped remembering
    The days are just like moments turned to hours

    Mother Used to say
    if you want, you'll find a way
    Bet mother never danced through fire shower

    Walk in the rain, in the rain, in the rain
    I walk in the rain, in the rain
    Is it right or is it wrong
    and is it here that I belong

    I don't hear a sound
    Silent faces in the ground
    The quiet screams, but I refuse to listen

    If there is a hell
    I'm sure this is how it smells
    Wish this were a dream, but no, it isn't

    Walk in the rain, in the rain, in the rain
    I walk in the rain, in the rain
    Am I right or am I wrong
    and is it here that I belong

    Walk in the rain, in the rain, in the rain
    I walk in the rain, in the rain
    Why do I feel so alone
    For some reason I think of home

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 09/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kadokawa the heavyweight will surely obliterate the arrogant assholes! ishihara will go down as THE WORST POLITICIAN of JAPAN hell, the Otaku can't stay in this degenerate state reedom of expression is being violated Freedom of speech will be stripped, this will leave MILLIONS in UNEMPLOYMENT! Japan will sink further downwards if Ishihara criminalizes Homosexuals The whole world will be on his ass faster than you could say DIE!

    don't give up, never back down join your sisters and brothers and buy the manga accused and proclaim "Rise up Otaku, Freedom for all!" before you know it Tokyo will have died...

    for a new Future! "a new Tokyo!"

    we must side with our enemies to be defeat our common foe.
    For God!
    For Haruhi!
    For Nagato!

    we must all fight the oppression, we must fight for freedom.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:39 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    just think of it like normandy d-day...you want to get through it but you'll with your first few steps...i guess

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:38 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    can you guess what time it is?
    Third Impact

    I know, I know I've let you down
    I've been a fool to myself
    I thought that I could live for no one else
    But now through all the hurt and pain
    It's time for me to respect
    the ones you love mean more than anything

    So with sadness in my heart
    (I) feel the best thing I could do
    it's end it all
    and leave forever
    What's done is done it feel so bad
    what once was happy now is sad
    I'll never love again
    my world is ending

    * I wish that I could turn back time
    cos now the guilt is all mine
    can't live without the trust from those you love
    I know we can't forget the past
    you can't forget love& pride
    because of that, it's killing me inside*

    It all returns to nothing,
    it all comes tumbling down,
    tumbling down,
    tumbling down
    It all returns to nothing,
    I just keep,
    letting me down,
    letting me down,
    letting me down

    In my heart of hearts
    I know I could never love again
    I've lost everything,
    everything that matters to me matters in this world
    (Get back to *)

    It all returns to nothing
    it just keeps tumbling down
    tumbling down
    tumbling down
    It returns to nothing
    I just keep letting me down
    letting me down
    letting me down

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:12 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Now to wait for the post title "Tokyo Governor Ishihara Dies in Otaku Suicide Bombing."

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:20 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My money's on this guy: http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv317/IDW_Saint/Saizensen-kunPrinceofCreepyOtaku.jpg

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    Comment by King Tiger
    17:53 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    so all that will be left are "fan arts"? or is that illegal too? fuck this shit its time for war! :V

    deploy all available leek probes to Ishihara's anal cavity! send out all available Miku drones to Tokyo on the double! we can't allow this to spread any further than it has already we must root out this weed before it begins to grow damnit! >_<'

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    Comment by Rick
    19:50 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    'so all that will be left are "fan arts"? or is that illegal too? fuck this shit its time for war! :V '

    Yes, but it has to be the right kind of war.

    Propaganda war.

    A bunch of ugly neck-bearded men saying, "We will shove leeks into the mayor" is just boring. They wouldn't even put it on TV.

    However - suppose you got a bunch of 16-year-old girls to dress up in anime costumes and protest in public. That might get on the news - sex sells. If it's foreigners, Japan might not care, but if it's Japanese girls saying, "We are your future, and we demand anime" or "Freedom of speech means freedom of fan service" they might notice.

    Actually, I'm having a brain-wave. I live outside Japan, but there are a fair number of cosplayers in my neighborhood.

    If we could get a Japanese studio (Gainax, Ghibli, whoever) to specifically endorse and license and sell us cosplay outfits, that would be a clear show of support. The studio would get some cash money, the fans would have a way to get attention while protesting.

    Cosplayers, in my experience, love attention. They will put on any kind of revealing outfit to get in front of a camera. That is a force of nature that could be useful to a public information effort.

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    Comment by King Tiger
    05:51 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Rick

    sounds like a good idea let's do it

    (cosplayers sure love attention lol)

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:32 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That my friend.. is the BEST IDEA EVER! FUCK SWEDEN! IM GOING TO JAPAN TO HELP!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:31 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sir, I'm afraid we are beyond the weed stage. It is a magnificent 300-ft redwood that has towered into the skies.

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    Comment by King Tiger
    18:49 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ anon 18:31

    i see...well then
    BURN THE DAMN THING DOWN! AND INSURE IT WILL LAND ON TOKYO'S CITY HALL! PREFERABLY THE GOVERNOR HIMSELF!!!

    (they're just politicians its not like they are actually "worth" anything to anyone)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLJHM2f4e0w&feature=related [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLJHM2f4e0w&feature=related]

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    Comment by VillainousHanacha
    17:49 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ...hell's temperature has dropped to absolute zero...

    Gentlemen, we are fucked.

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    Comment by Yuki
    18:00 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    But now it's our turn to fuck them..wait...ewwww fucking government officials nvm. D;

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    Comment by Elc
    18:32 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    unless its Putina or any of these other girls :3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEVYbUBtNrc

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    Comment by Yuki
    19:44 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Sold. :D

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    Comment by LanSlyde
    17:52 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Captain, we are beyond fucked,this is like the ultimate IRL trolling. I hate the bastards for it... ugh.. I need alcohol and a hooker..

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:46 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Alcohol and hookers will be banned ;<

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:56 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    They should get on that. Touch the yakuza turf, do it. I dare them!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better think again, Anonymous. The Yakuza are known to be even more willing than the Mafia to take you on 3 to 1 and use automatic weapons to even the odds.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:30 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    sorry, but yakuza are pussies. they need to outnumber you 10 to 1 before they even want to fight you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:40 30/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck up, faggot. I live in the home city of the yaks and they're a bunch of bitches. So much shit goes on here between Americans and yaks that doesn't reach the news, and they're a bunch of pussies who only bully pussy Japanese faggots.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    18:28 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I'm not one to call for riots... but yeah... fucking riot. If old men don't listen to words, perhaps a floor lamp jammed unceremoniously up their ass will grant them the illumination necessary to unfuck themselves.

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    21:42 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Where's Anonymous when you need them *Sigh*

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    Comment by SOTER
    18:38 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Riot, riot, riot!!! We need otaku suicide bombers(Haruhi Akbar?) and a crowd with pink baseball sticks.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    19:02 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I wonder if they could do to him what was done to the woman who tried to bash on the Mass Effect sex scene, and call to ban Ishihara's book due to violating his own law and cause a scandal because he's a hypocrite and voted for something he himself is condoning in literature...

    Oh well, killing him slowly with paper cuts as he is forced to re-read the rape scenes in his book backwards sounds more entertaining.

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    Comment by ItsDemo
    20:21 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    don't worry, I'm sure 2ch is figuring out a way to hack the government website to give them shit.
    they'll lay traps then go into politician's computers and dig up evidence of cp and whatnot. I bet those closet-hiding politicians were just keeping the real little girls to themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:18 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    He is just helping Japan to throw away money, they will realise it sooner or later, or maybe when its too late.

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    Comment by Lunatique
    04:36 16/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Otaku? Most of them can't look a person in the eye, they'd never be able to riot.

    => Don't underestimate us. I think a lot of us can do it for good reasons. And we are not "affraid" at all about others peoples when we are several.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:28 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "they'll lay traps then go into politician's computers and dig up evidence of cp and whatnot"

    Even if they find some, those same politicians took good care that possessing real CP remains legal, so...

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    Comment by Kyon Theorist
    03:30 16/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I'm as pissed about this as anyone else, but really who's going to riot?

    Otaku? Most of them can't look a person in the eye, they'd never be able to riot. A few might have the guts to protest in some way, but overall they're just going to be ignored.

    Considering they let it happen, I would think a normal person who reads manga casually will also not riot. They just aren't invested enough, and unless the goal is to start pissing people off the most popular manga won't be banned anyways. (Naruto, One Piece, etc.) Overall that means some of them might not even know what just happened.

    Publishers? They were so fucking dumb they couldn't nip this in the but to begin with, fucking worthless pieces of shit need to die in a fire.

    Riots aren't happening. Now 2chan might do some digital terrorism, but I have a feeling that it will backfire. Most people are ignorant enough that someone digitally attacking another person in order to put out demands, just causes them to fear the attacker and doubt their cause.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:28 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Houselife, you are an idiot. The fact is that the Otaku are becoming 'lumps on a log' because they do not like the real world and the path that it is going down.

    Not to MENTION that if they came out into the real world, the pedosexual otaku would be harassed by various people and//or KILLED solely because they looked wrong at a real life child!

    It's time to realize that these people are staying where they are able to live their lives in relative peace.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There needs to be an otaku Martin Luther King.

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    Comment by TNinja
    00:33 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh yeah, we have to rely on 2ch now, the peoople we kinda DIDN'T like.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 19/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I kind of understand HL's point of view but I don't see the outcome you see. Otakus are essentially outcasts, and looked down upon. I worry about one feeling cornered enough to harm people or themselves.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    14:55 18/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    English is my first language. You just don't understand at all what I am talking about, or what you're talking about for that matter. I'm speaking from objective psychology and history. You just proved one of my points as well. Galileo was burned for his good contribution, which was the definition of the 'vice versa' I mentioned in the sense that the bad happened, he was burned. Good came from his paintings and ideas, which also birthed bad, which also birthed good in the future from his burning as a martyr for science. I was speaking of the sine wave of balance that ALWAYS follows the same pattern. No matter how bad, the future brings good, no matter how good, the bad will come. Those who do not understand that are the ones who are doomed to repeat that cycle, ie - people like you.

    Also, the Klan and bullies are both representations in the mind of those who deal with them, and the people they represent. Bullies are more personal, the Klan is more national. Symbols both. You don't think the presence of something so blatantly obvious and over-exaggerated as the Klan wasn't instrumental in the presence of Martin Luther King and the subsequent acceptance of African Americans? And if you're going to hop on their current cultural representation of gangs and inner cities, that is the subsequent bad. Before they had to be better than us, in every way, to be perceived as accepted. The after-effects of that are worth looking into, because to say what causes it will get me called racist for saying things like 'some black communities became self-righteous and "lazy" after they lost their most powerful leaders.' Everyone will look at that and say "You racist bastard" and they will be thoughtless idiots who have no understanding of objectivity in history.

    The sine wave of positive and negative effects requires a wide perspective to see in context.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    18:30 19/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There will be those who do such. And I stick to Darwinian logic in that facet unfortunately. The weak-minded will fall, it's the way of things. Compassion will be there for those who need it and those who seek it, but some will leave the planet because they have chosen to. Not every death is a tragedy, and not every life is worthy. We are taught to believe otherwise, and I personally believe with enough time, every single human can be shown light and love. But the reality is sometimes the difference in that time is the difference between 100 other innocent lives being lost to save that one.

    The generals of history were the generals and leaders because they were the ones who recognized that they couldn't mourn every casualty if they wanted to prevent more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:06 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Houselife, I don't think you understand a word you're saying. In fact I hope English isn't your first language.

    "No matter what you may think you know, the only time it would happen is if someone wants power over another person"
    Do you realize the point of being a politician? We even have terms like "class struggle" for a reason.

    "My entire purpose was nothing ever comes with all negative, nothing. Any single historical occurrence you can come up with, on a long enough time line, will also have positive effects. And vice versa."
    That's a whole lot of meaningless nothing. "Everything is good and bad?" Believe it or not, a lot of things can be mostly bad. Which is why we're not celebrating the church's contributions to progress by burning Galileo.

    "And ironically the examples you chose of bullies and the Klan actually do work in historical context."
    Yeah... both making sure their targets have less resources, opportunities, and support, with a higher chance of turning to crime or suicide. Really helps them accomplish things rather than generally setting social progress back. Oh, but the Klan and Biff from Back to the Future were hilarious sometimes. Either that counterbalances everything, or you never touched a history book.

    I don't know what after school special you live in, where there is no class struggle and all problems are there just to build character, but I'm with the other Anonymous. Houselife, you are an idiot. Any thought or joke you have, even on a long enough time line, will not have a positive effect.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    09:35 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not an idiot. These people do everything they do because of fear, and because of that fear they lack the perception to see possibility. When one is truly stupid, they are completely unable to see beyond themselves and unable to form coherent possibilities in the face of adversity, even such simple possibilities as asking for help. Not liking the real world is the epitome of being spoiled and pathetic, because if you don't like the real world, you do something to change it. The issue is they don't have the perspective to SEE how to change it, and that's because they lack the experience, and that's because they've given up.

    These people have stagnated, and that is one of the worst things a human can do, because stagnation means that they essentially go into mental do-loops unless they know how to get themselves out of it.

    And by the way, blaming 'the world' is a generality, and many childish people do it. The world isn't the problem, it's YOUR world, your perception of it, that is the problem. Notice how whenever anything goes wrong in your world, you're the common factor in it? That means that when it goes right, you're also the common factor. And yes, it really is that simple.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:12 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like how bullies try to help social outcasts stand up for themselves, and the Klan makes minorities rise to greater heights to disprove stereotypes? Of course not. Society wants people with an unpopular image to stay down, be stepped on, and know there place. Having nothing to turn to got them there in the first place and the whole point is to preserve that power balance. The people on top need someone to exploit or at least scapegoat.

    Deviants and minorities, whether harmless or even imaginary, are icky. Right or wrong doesn't matter; society will crusade against cooties until the end of time. They make sure they stay outcasts. Making sure they "stagnate" is just part of the goal. All otaku are child-molesting psycho murderers and homos are godless, mutant, man-rapists out to destroy our daily values. What kind of monster would you be to even consider their side?

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    Comment by torappu
    01:41 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "the only time it would happen is if someone wants power over another person"

    One will always want power over another, so...

    And yes, brain-dead otaku are of course unwanted by political figured running Japan. HL hinted about multiple possible outcomes which was the correct thing to do.
    They're basically given three choices (simplified so the point is understood):
    1. Accept that we're fucking you up and die while crying, if you're that useless we don't NEED you, because not commencing this ban would also just result in you dying alone while not helping the country's scientific/etc development.

    2. Change your ways. If your house gets broken down, you can move out; here your hobbies are getting broken down, so just move on to a new one, you have your entire life ahead of you, and we want YOU to help your country (aka this would be a sort of patriotic direction)

    3. Do something to show that you're alive, protest. If you guys actually care about your hobby and are not psychologically dead, you CAN organize yourselves and stand up against us. We don't believe that you can do this, though, which is why we'll continue raping your life.

    Cute choices eh, it's otaku's turn to play their move. They've been ignoring politics too passively, hence the blitz attack destabilizing their home's peace.

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    Comment by Luis
    05:26 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese people is like that, not only the otaku. How many japanese multitudinary street manifestation you know about?

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    Comment by HouseLife
    04:12 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You've got it, hence why I said there's such a presence of irony. Being angry is a great way to cause action to occur, but they're the type of people who bottle up their anger unless they believe in something. And with this assault, they are struck with the chance to actually do something about it. What I was saying above, was it would be interesting if that were Ishihara's purpose all along. A sort of Ledouche if you will :)

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    Comment by HouseLife
    19:09 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    First of all you don't understand at all what I said. If you did, you would realize you're using 'stagnate' in a way that doesn't really even make sense with the context I was using. Stagnation means they stop growing, stop moving forward, stop learning, losing all purpose in their lives. Nobody ever wants that to happen. Nobody. No matter what you may think you know, the only time it would happen is if someone wants power over another person, and then it can be traced back to jealousy and fear anyway. Such intentions are never pure intentions, but based on their own mind tricking them.

    And you're also incorrect that society wants the unwanted to 'stay down' it's more than they want them 'not in their back yard.' And ironically the examples you chose of bullies and the Klan actually do work in historical context. My entire purpose was nothing ever comes with all negative, nothing. Any single historical occurrence you can come up with, on a long enough time line, will also have positive effects. And vice versa.

    My point was objectivity, since I already called for this man's death above. But I'm also not shallow or stupid enough to ignore alternative perspectives. I am, however, stupid enough to think they would be understood on an internet comment forum :D

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    Comment by PirosThe3rd
    00:55 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should do a demonstration,Coup d' etat,etc.
    I don't care what they do as long they kick'n those politician asses off their desk !

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    Comment by HouseLife
    05:21 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Actually the sheer potential of irony hadn't passed me by initially either: there's a chance this is a challenge by Ishihara to cause Otaku to rise up and be more than they are. Really the perceivable point of all this is to enhance the economy, and keep Otaku from becoming lumps on a log. If there's a single thing that I agree with their government on, it's the goal of getting the younger generation out and socializing and contributing as much as they can, and not succumbing to their own imaginations, but using them as a tool of empowerment.

    If that did happen, I'd honestly have to smile. But only if said uprising triggered a rescinding of this stupid law.

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    Comment by Elc
    18:27 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    *facedesk*
    "FUUUUUUUUU......."
    i dont think "common sense" really is the term for it...
    they have officially signed the bill that will doom Japan.
    To all you 日本人 out there... you can thank your dumb as bricks political leaders for taking your country into a permanent recession...

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    Comment by TNinja
    00:32 16/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Common sense? So destroying one of their best income, is a common sense? I need to look up the term.

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    Comment by Megidola
    23:31 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Japan has no common sense left after all! *fixed*

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    Comment by Firetribe
    05:13 16/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Too much regulation on a creative industry will not give a positive effect as some hope, especially in manga where they like to push limits - the reason that makes it great.

    But this isn't over. I see this as merely a wake-up call. While everyone was living in otakuland unaware of things happening in the 3D world, they let this slip through with very little opposition from fans. Even Tokyo's most otaku-despised governor, was elected three times despite obviously being a nut.

    I say, it's about time publishers, otaku, mangaka and general manga readers organize and stand up and fight to overturn this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea, pretty much
    at this point im not angry at ishihara and gang anymore, cos blaming idiots for being idiots is idiotic
    the problem is that nobody, including all the affected parties, did anything
    publishers boycott the tokyo anime fair? how toothless is that?
    i can only sympathise with ishiharas reaction here "oh, you are not coming? that all? fuck you"
    apparently publishers are only capable of bullying mangaka, but when they have to actually stand up and fight they pout
    useless

    Comment by Anonymous

    LOL... Time to get some manga and *facebook* him...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Deep down i'd like to believe they did this so as to avoid authors from creating neverending moeblobs parade and start making quality work,plot-wise...

    ROZEN ASO,WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?YOU AREN'T BATTLING HITLER IN THE MOON ARE YA?

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    Comment by Hatsune Miku
    00:12 16/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I still don't think they are going to ban it completely, if everyone decide not to follow it, the law doesn't really have any effect.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:07 16/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Actually, that is the first step of civil disobedience....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_disobedience

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:30 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Right in one, Anonymous. That is the first step of civil disobedience. The fact is that there is supposedly 'laws' against lolicon stuff in the United States.

    Why are they not enforced? Because they are on PERILOUS ground if someone wanted to challenge them in a court of law, being totally against the First Amendment.

    That is why they wait until someone has actual REAL LIFE child pornography to file charges against someone.

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    Comment by Lurkerman
    11:13 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    honestly, I'm kinda hoping that manga companies move to a different city, and Tokyo just economically dies (or fills with actual crime? Just saying) until Ishihara goes down as one of the worst politicians in existence and his frivolous and illogical law gets removed. Still find it funny that we have a modern "Comic scare" on our hands, tho.

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    Comment by Abelkm
    00:53 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I hope you're right...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you are aware that "i'm just going to ignore the law" isn't really a defense against a law right?

    ishihara and his cronies will be happy to continue to fine you, and eventually if publishers continue to evade their fines, they'll probably move on to heavier penalties such as incarceration of the publisher heads for failure to the fines.

    the law has an effect as long as the government has the ability to enforce it.

    covering your ears and eyes, and shouting "lalala" doesn't negate law.

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    Comment by Hatsune Miku
    11:23 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anonymous 4:43

    I know what you mean, I'm saying there will be people that decide not to follow it. It all depends on how harsh the punishment is when you don't obey it. Certain laws are more strict than other ones.

    We download everyday and it's against the law. It's not like we get hundreds of fines. We just have to wait and see what really happens. Who knows?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:39 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's works in Russia

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:17 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I DEMAND A THOUSAND DOUJINSHIS OF ISHIHARA GETTING ASSRAPED TO DEATH

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    Comment by CowExtract
    03:45 16/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    By a loli in a school uniform wearing nekomimi and a giant strap-on...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:11 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.8)

    >>I need alcohol and a hooker..

    Time to get out your stash of loli porn right? OH WAIT--

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:24 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Popular policits are like that, politicians only care about the majority opinion and not even that outside of the election period.

    Two-party systems are the most corrupt. All candidates will be in the middle and there is just an illusion of elective power because all the candidates are, in the end, pretty much the same. Two-party systems also cause severe societal stagnation.

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    20:36 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    One day, Japan's gonna regret that they elected this corrupt egomaniac Ishihara.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    18:33 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Politicians don't give a rat's ass about 'majority opinions'. The reason they are so corrupt is because they DO NOT follow majority opinion.

    They try to steer laws to their own agenda and personal opinions and this case is a classic case of a nutjob right winger singlehandedly trying to create a conflict and somehow succeeding at it.

    21:07 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I quote luke skywalker: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:59 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It would be hilarious if he directley responds to SanCom.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Find a way to commercially sell adult manga?

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    21:40 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I was talking about this with my friend earlier... he was saying "If they can't sell the shit legally in japan... why not work on it in japan then sell it online or have the American companies that dub the series sell it?" I do feel for some anime that'll work but for the most part that may not work... *Sighs* I need a hard brew right now... seriously I hope... I seriously hope something happens within these next 4-7 months or we're FUCKED!

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    Comment by Astray Flame
    20:32 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The beginning of loli manga crime is soon to follow, just like most ban that make things illegal.

    Also, I just hope that the dumb people that elected that loser will stop voting him in again next time.

    Now I want to know if Komoe-sensei will be alright still because of her age, like how the US will change the age and background story of some character to make them older with the growth problem w/o changing their outer-appearance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Time to move Akihabara to another city!

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    Comment by ItsDemo
    20:14 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    these assholes just signed their own deathwish.
    the future of Japan is now more bleak than ever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:50 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I dunno about fucked, but it is a shame.
    The road ahead is bound to be an interesting one. Will there be a sudden increase in anime with good writing? Is the industry REALLY floating on the sales from sex-related anime/manga/merch/etc.? Things have been shook up, and I'm confident only the strongest in the industry will pull through to the end.
    Try to look for the positives in everything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:02 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @ Anon 18:50
    It would not be that bad if the ban was only applied to sexual content. The problem is that they can censor any representation of virtual crime, ranging from violence to drug consumption, etc...
    Basically any work that is not considered "healthy" and harmful to child development will have the risk of being canceled. And I cannot think of any great work of fiction that does not show at least one "crime".
    I guess all we have left now is Pokemon...wait, it promotes animal torture!
    shit...

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    Comment by Minru
    02:22 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The minorites are the majority. Most people are part of a minor intrest group. Wether it is anime/manga/games , stamp collecting, idol fans, suduku fanatics, or a particular religious group. Picking on one minority alienates that voting block, alienate enough of them and you are totally jugged. Soon there will be an okatu party, they may not elect many officials, but those are votes that the major parties can no longer count on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous 04:32, that is EXACTLY what is going to happen.
    We are going to see MORE real life child rapes or people having sex with willing real life children if this law stands (which I doubt it will).

    Maybe that is the whole point of Ishihara: to get pedosexuals to come out into the open and demand their right to proposition children and have sex with them if the child consents!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:26 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a ton of money to dub something. Sentai didn't originally dub Clannad and the barely any companies are dubbing (or licensing at all) unless they're sure hits.

    Do you honestly think a hentai that will only appeal to a SMALL part of a niche market would even be close to breaking even with a dub?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In response to the horo (holo for the lames...) avatars I've seen here.

    Horo does not promote any sexual activity, but she's depicted nude quite often. She might be able to remain nude.

    Unless the tail and ears will mean it's imoral as it resembles an animal which again encourages beastiality.

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    Comment by Misakite
    01:55 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @John Hayabusa

    They already do.

    Comment by Anonymous

    it might work - imagine how many more subscribers channels like anime network would get if they were broadcasting completely new series instead of things that have already aired in japan. DVD sales overseas would jump because it would be the only way to access uncensored versions (unless anime network or a competing network took an HBO-esque approach).

    Comment by Anonymous

    have you guys ever heard the stories that surround prohibition. imagine being told you can't drink. now imagine being told you can't jack off. ya moonshine doesn't compare to mass loli rapes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's perfectly fine to ban that, now I have a REAL excuse why I will turn into PEDOBEAR (IRL).

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    Comment by Hatsune Miku
    02:10 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Although I completely disagree with this shit but we all know that Anime is getting too ecchi these days. There was barely any nudity in Animes before but now there's a whole bunch. I guess we're going back to pantsu and bras instead of boobs and asses, if you know what I mean.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:47 31/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I can actually name a LOT of 70's and 80's animes with nudity. And it's rather obvious that they're still making plenty of kiddie-safe animes today.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think it's ecchi enough. And no, I don;t like hentai. As weird as that is considering I love toloveru, kisxsis...

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    Comment by Kyubey
    00:21 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just means instead of having fictitious little girls and such, hes telling us to go to japan and raep his daughter (any of the officials daughters)

    I hope they realize that many families of otakus are now as good as slaughtered, right? since they aparently do it in japan so often, now would be the time for a mass killing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:06 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No loli manga = more loli rape in real world. Damn those politicians!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:03 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    if any one thinks about raping a child or does so must be sick in the head and should be locked up for life.... OR DIE. just cause your 2d child porn wont be around doesn't mean you go rape children. that's just disgusting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That funny 'cause last time I checked most antions in the world have their own form of Pedosexuality. Child brids in mideast. Child brides in some relgions here. If you are in a country where the age of consent is 12, no crime done, no hamr inflicted. And if you are actually naive enough to think kids are doing kids in more ways than you can imagine right now, you've missed all the stories of 8-12 year old rapists.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Pedosexuality is normal!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous, no, those people are not sick in the head. The fact is that pedosexuality is a NORMAL sexuality and when you force people to be sexually celibate when they don't wish to be.... you get people like the killers of the various children over in America who were raped beforehand and Ted Bundy for homosexuals (when homosexuality was still looked down on).

    Interfering in sexual expression is a FUCKING BAD THING TO DO! Not to mention that it is totally against human rights: both the right of the adult AND the right of the child, which by the way, contrary to popular opinion...... children do have human rights, the same ones as adults in fact.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:10 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't be a moron. In some places a 17 year old is considered a CHILD. Now tell me, hwo is a 17 year old a child? Yet you can be arrested for child rape by sleeping with one that is willing? If they are done screwing other teens that is. A 18 year old can get in toruble for sleeping with their 14 year old bf\gf for fucks sake. Stop trying to slap CHILD on anything that is not 30+

    Besides, according to this stupid law raping or fake raping is all fine and good as long as it's done by people and not drawn or animated.

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    Comment by Rick
    12:21 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    'Interfering in sexual expression is a FUCKING BAD THING TO DO! Not to mention that it is totally against human rights'

    San Com is not the best place for a detailed debate on ethics.

    However, your argument lacks rigor.

    If there is some objective morality (enforced by some ultimate Buddha or Amaterasu or whatever) then the source of that objective morality dictates whether sexual expression should or should not be interfered with.

    If there is not objective morality, there's no "good" or "bad" to anything.

    But ... this is not the place for an ethics or philosophy debate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pedosexuality will never be accepted because its disgusting.
    But of course you can go out to fuck a little child, it will be the last thing you do.

    If that really works, I aplaud the goverment for finding all those sick bastards and locking them away.

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    Comment by Riiku

    They're banning only sex, not the whole industry. The best anime shows featured no sex anyway, so fuck it.

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    Comment by xRif
    19:04 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    so are they going to change Akihabara into some kind of arcade town? did that fake unicef seduce that old guy? if akumetsu is real it will be scary. this is stupid, they're near a fucking neighborhood war zone and they're focus on manga ban.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:53 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so anime and manga was raped by ishihara clowns.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:27 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i know its easier said than done, but they can still publish and distribute within japan but OUTSIDE of tokyo right?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:01 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yes they can publish and sell outside of Japans biggest city. You realize the majority of profits come from Tokyo. If it can't be sold properly in Tokyo most publishers wouldn't even bother making them at much of a large scale.

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    Comment by Fred
    20:14 15/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    In this day and age of electronic media, wouldn't it mean moving the production outside of Tokyo and then letting buyers "import" it in over the internet?
    If anything its a blow to traditional broadcasting mediums as people migrate from simple television to more advanced systems like Google/Apple TV.
    Its an upgrade long in the waiting.

    As Japan changes, so will the world. The need for new and cheap electronic equipment will be a boon to Chinese manufacturers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:13 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    @ Anon 20:07 and Fred 20:14:

    Economic battles (and I include government action to ban, restrict, or tax things as part of this) frequently take place to control creation, export, and import of a product/service.

    If anime/manga production moves from Japan to, say, Korea, and they distribute electronically, the forces behind the restriction/ban/call-it-what-you-will just pass another law which makes the possession or importation of the restricted materials illegal.

    Or, possibly, equipment which makes importation of the restricted materials possible (sort of like "possession of burglar tools" - I can use an axe to chop wood, or to break into a house).

    So, no (legal) satellite receivers for you.
    Or (legal) Internet connection.

    "Wait, they can't do that sort of thing!!", you say?

    Sure they can -- they already have. These days, pretty much EVERYTHING is illegal, allowing selective enforcement.

    If the government decides to put you in jail, they can easily do so, because you ARE guilty of breaking various laws.

    The U.S. government prosecuted, convicted, and jailed three Mexicans for violation of ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations).

    And what did these 'criminals' actually do?

    They moved from the U.S. to Mexico, and when they packed up their possessions, they also packed up their cablebox.

    Cableboxes contain cryptographic hardware/software which falls under ITAR.

    Obviously, the U.S. authorities were "looking for a reason" to "get" those guys, and they found one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:07 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Relocation, thats what will happen... yes Tokyo is one of their major cash cow but thats what they can do to avoid the ban, relocating their companies, creating, and selling them at places other than Tokyo itself actually benefit the other prefectures and cites. Its time Tokyo face more recession where one of their industry moves away helping other cities. Make Tokyo be a rioting city and Akiba the ghost town...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    As I said people, the more likely scenario is this being taken to court on Free Speech grounds (the Japanese do have an analogue to that) and overturned as being way too broad of a law and against human rights as well.

    Oh, and by the way, Anonymous.... they CANNOT make it illegal to possess something, without good reasoning.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But their profits drop regardless right? So what is there ot lose. If they sell stuff people don't want, they won't buy. Still, at anyone that reads this, how is this different from the ratings in the states? And look at how well that is working on keeping 'mature' content from kids.

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    Comment by onitake
    23:55 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    weren't there plans for other prefectures to follow tokyo's model soon, once the ban goes into force?

    Comment by PhillB
    18:24 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's a devil's play with forces unknown.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fucked hard my friend. We are fucked hard. School days manga and anime are bound to disappear because it's a horrible crime to depict schoolgirls in their uniforms. I think they should go and arrest all students for the crime of looking at schoolgirls. The girls included. They have no shame after all! Oh and let's not forget the parents that see their daughters off to school, what a filthy behavior.

    Jesus... Humanity is doomed.

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    05:19 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They'll only get more ambitious now. They won't be satisfied til all ero-manga (especially loli) is completely illegal (while they fap to real child porn that they've stored away since it became illegal to distribute).

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 19/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you are all misinterpreting the new law. It only bans the sale of sexually explicit material to CHILDREN. Adults can still purchase as much smut as they want.

    Sources:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11998385

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-japan-sex-books-20101216,0,1679887.story?track=rss

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201012140329.html

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just taking this moment to laugh at everyone here.

    GTFO weeaboos, all of you.

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    Comment by Renzo
    12:34 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if other city in Japan will follow suit too after Tokyo ?

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    Comment by yaku
    03:08 17/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I believe it is time all mangaka and anime companies move the fuck out of Japan, at least until all this retarded bullshit get canceled.

    Srsly what is this I don't even...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:43 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    NOOOO!!! We're doomed!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:19 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just don't understand, isn't (any kind of) sexual content k-18, and censored anyways? How could those affect children.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:23 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    pantsu, bath scenes etc. could well be covered by this law.

    If i'm not mistaken this law also coveres "glorifying crime", so anime like black lagoon also might now be 18+

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That is why this law is going to be overturned, and Ishihara is going to be out of a job.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:59 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    BECAUSE CHILDREN ARE NOT DUMB, ANYBODY CAN CLICK YES I'M 18 Y/O.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    of course we can...and i do all the time

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    Comment by starsplash
    18:41 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is there a reason why my post got deleted the 2nd time?

    http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/12/15/motto-to-love-ru-barely-censored-at-all/

    The first comment on the site... Now can I be pessimistic?

    Anime and Manga should just be moved to the states. Everything that comes out in the states are censored because of the high tolerance and good infrastructure. We would never have to worry about censors ever again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:43 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    "Anime and Manga should just be moved to the states. Everything that comes out in the states are censored because of the high tolerance and good infrastructure. We would never have to worry about censors ever again."

    at least some people can view it with a smile on the face
    as if US wouldnt censore the shit out of it as prude as they are

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 16/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Most of us are not 'prudes' in America. Don't allow the very small and vocal religious idiots in America to smear everyone in America.

    The fact is that American attitudes towards sexuality are MUCH more liberal than those vocal people would have you believe.

    Comment by Anonymous

    americunts will just fuck up the anime and manga asshole

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let's make Ishihara gay sex doujins and purchase them with all our might!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Looks like I'm learning Korean. Since Japan is no longer interesting to me anymore.

    Every day I shock! (shock!) Every night I shock! (shock!)

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    There some good Korean manga?

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    20:14 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I doubt that,and seriously,that song anon18:30 doesn't even make sense...Why i rarely listen to Korean music

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    Comment by Megidola
    23:34 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I see you've put your angry eyes on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:40 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    about some mahnwas:
    The Breaker
    Veritas
    Noblesse (ok it is web comic but really entertaining)

    try it if you got some time

    21:32 15/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Anon 18:30 is retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The Breaker?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:10 15/12/2010 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    STUDY AND WORK PLEASE!!!! LAZY PEOPLE >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:05 15/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Don't know about you Anon; but this Anon has a degree in engineering.

    I hate these kind of trolls...they think we are stupid. Otaku come in all sorts little man, we just don't outright brag about how much smarter we are then you...it's more of a....err...competition in talking bullshit.

    Still! We are not idiots, nor lazier than anyone else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 15/12/2010 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    HAHAHAHAHAHA ANIMES JUST FOR DOGGIES!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:53 15/12/2010 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    HAHAHAHAHAHA ANIMES JUST FOR DOGGIES!!!!!!























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