Korea Busts 60 for Ero-Manga Scanlation

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South Korean police say they are investigating 60 people for distributing and translating ero-manga, quoting the ringleader as saying he did it because “all women hate me.”

According to Inchon cyber-crime investigators, the 19-year-old founder of a site concerned with distributing Korean language translations of over 1,500 “obscene” Japanese manga via torrent recruited the assistance of some 36 editors and translators.

Most of the distributors are said to be university students, and police also apparently identified a further 23 students who merely downloaded or shared the material.

Police are keen to paint the suspects as sad misanthropes who did it out of an unwholesome inability to attract 3D women, quoting one as saying “I was unpopular with girls in school, so I developed a sense of inferiority and the belief that ‘all women hate me’.”

The police say as many as 40-50 vile perverts may have downloaded the materials they distributed, and say they intend to widen their investigations further in the hopes of catching them.

They also report that unlike the wholesome obscenity seen in pornographic movies, “compared to the obscenity seen in movies that of manga knows no bounds, and a lot of the material depicted exceedingly perverted sexual activity,” including such unbelievable deviance as young men engaged in sexual activity.

Unlike the relatively liberal if reliably corrupt censorship regime in Japan, South Korea strives to protect its people both from the evils of sex via censorship of pornography and undesirable sites, and from specifically Japanese corruption as well with a variety of restrictions on Japanese media, evidently making ero-manga a rather easy target – not least with vilifying all things Japanese already being something of a national obsession.


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    Avatar of Asian Guy
    Comment by Asian Guy
    22:04 27/07/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Fuck censorship

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 27/07/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    are you not DONE WITH YOUR MOTHERFUCKING GODDAMN AWFUL SHITTY EYE EXPERIMENTS?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    No. Those are still on going.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:40 27/07/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    When the fuck do WE start making the rules? I'm tired of all this bullshit.

    All governments should keep their hands and eyes off their people's genitals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    But anon, government are screwing us all the time. they wouldn't be a government if they didn't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:08 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If by "we" you mean the population of a country, I have bad news: there's often popular support for this sort of thing. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if a majority of South Koreans approved of these arrests.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 28/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Popular support by who? Fat old ladies who are shit at parenting? I thought most of South Koreans are mousy men and Asian Barbie dolls who are at least indifferent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:00 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Popular support by people who don't have penises, and people who like to delude themselves into a false sense of superiority by entertaining themselves with the news of anyone other than themselves being arrested or punished.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    popular support by those who bother to vote.

    sad fact is across the board in developed countries, there's a lot of bitching by the youth demographic but comparatively little participation in the process.
    so yes, the "fat old ladies" and other morality police get all the say because they're basically the only ones talking.

    if the youth demographic (of various nations) could stay interested in such issues for longer than half a year, and actually take part when the elections come along, you might actually see some change in that regard.

    unfortunately, unless its an issue that literally happened election year, youth demographics are largely nonparticipant.
    something happens in the middle of a term, and they bitch and whine about how nothing happens.
    of course it doesn't.
    that's basically the whole point of terms. the pols are supposed to be relatively "safe" between elections.
    that's where being willing to be active for longer than a few months comes into play.
    because the morality police DOES remember to keep banging the war drums from election to election.

    want a perfect example of why the youth demographic gets nowhere in politics? look at Kony 2012.
    hailed as the next generation of political activism. a new age of youth political awareness.
    fuck, that awareness lasted about a month before the follow-up video got less than 10% of the attention the first did.
    a year later, none of those "new youth activists" even fucking cares about "stop Kony".

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:03 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    South Korea's current demographic is of a rapidly aging population, best described as a diamond shape rather than the traditional pyramid. Very few children compared to an expansively increasing middle-age bracket followed by standard old-age numbers that people fear will eventually turn into an unsustainable and top heavy ratio against the country's working youth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:52 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is a good example for this. It's when some infamous pedophile aka Vaticans' son of a bitch are saying " masturbating is bad "

    There is a good chance that masturbation is really and I mean really bad for the body. But you will fap all day long coz some " false moralists " are telling you that it is bad.

    And they know it, coz they are in fact your grand loli fap master.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:42 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most population don't give a fuck making the noisy moralfags be the only voice heard. Korea and Japan isn't that different at all...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Too many people, primarily misogynists. As they have too much of a voice, the only method to silence them is mass brainwashing and horrific mad science plots. I'm working on both fields right now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:40 16/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    People support things they will regret later because humans are stupid like that. Government isn't machine, it is man. I'm majoring in Psych and I still feel that most decisions are made irrationally because thinking things over doesn't appeal to the common man and causes stalling or doubt in decisions.
    When a factor can create two opposing sides, usually the motivation for gaining support for a side becomes a motive for gaining support rather than actually contributing to the side.
    Ex: People that run of a position for political influence don't really care about most of the issues, they will pick the side that will give them support rather than actually contribute back to them. To fake actually taking in an interest, they will bring back Pork rather than Bacon as a return.

    TL;DR: They don't care about the crime from a small fry, they just want to show 'something' to the public since they can't handle the big fish.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    When you grow up and stop acting like a whiny nancy-boy. That's when.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not really, no. I think you're missing the point.

    Comment by Anonymous

    When you stop being Anonymous.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It's the feminists man.
    They jelly of the 2D. They want men to pay attention to them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:43 27/07/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    oh come on, they are just sick of plastic 3D girls and want some 2D action.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:17 27/07/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    i'll agree to that,the majority of 3D women in Korea are made of plastic nowadays.

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    Comment by HKE
    09:31 29/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ROFL , so true yet so sad

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:11 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's because they want men to spend their lives being tied down paying for women and chidlren. They don't like anyone who doesn't conform to that system.

    I mean, you know it's all about finance and economics when the government gets involved.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And that is exactly the problem that some people have with media like games or manga that sexualize women.
    They don't want to let men enjoy made up drawings and pixels, they want them to go for the real thing.
    Envy is powerful thing, women have a lot of envy for other prettier women.
    2D drives them insane, they know they will never look that good so they want to destroy it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 29/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't really care who enjoys what. I rather have men and females alike enjoying their toons and whatever.

    Better for them to enjoy pixels, than attempts of rape and murder of real females. The 2D world has hurt no one. It's just the corrupt right-wingist who are doing this by getting into people's personal business of their sexual turn-ons in cartoon shows. LOL.

    CARTOONS. I guess real life PROSTITUTION and rape is the best thing, since America, South Korea, and now Japan don't want folks to get off to illustrated magazines of fake females.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 29/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    England and Sweden don't want folks to get off to illustrations of real OR fake females.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Go to a checkout line in a store. Look at all the women's magazines = all full of pictures of celebs or supermodels, while men's magazines feature cars, women and gadgets. Different markets. Since games, manga and comics are mostly produced for men who buy them, they have more depictions of women men enjoy.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I'd be glad to spend my life tied down in a job paying for the support of a woman and children.

    Just so long as they act like a proper domestic housewife and acknowledge that this whole gender equality business isn't going to fly in a one income family.

    You can't have the cake, and eat it too ladies. Work for your keep, or listen to the one who supports you.

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    Comment by himjl
    11:28 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fuck you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 29/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, even though a but harsh, I agree with anon a bit.

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    Comment by Primus de Pedos
    01:41 28/07/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I guess South Korea is now trying to copy their Northern counterparts...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:45 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go to a checkout line in a store. Look at all the women's magazines = all full of pictures of celebs or supermodels, while men's magazines feature cars, women and gadgets. Different markets. Since games, manga and comics are mostly produced for men who buy them, they have more depictions of women men enjoy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:53 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I guess South Korea is now trying to copy their Northern counterparts..."

    My Dear Pedo-boy,

    Under Communism, obscene material is illegal. It defaces the moral fiber of the proletariat and is used by Western exploiters as a way of corrupting and enslaving the masses in an effort to enslave them economically and socially. I haven't got the memo that SK has gone the Communist route though. Maybe you have access to the SK government but my contacts only extend to translation and engineering Q&A in Seoul and these people still claim SK is a capitalist country. The clampdown could be for different reasons though but not because they're copying what the left is doing to the north.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:49 30/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    My Dear Gook Bitch,

    Expounding on a porn site is not a good way to show your 'education' and 'expertise' on anything. Unless you got no one else to listen to your 'intellect' and have to bitch here to get an audience with your wannabe smart bullshit.

    Some serious LOL @ trying to have exposition preaching role in sankaku porn site

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:21 29/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're preparing for assimilation. SK has a lot of drones in support of a Unified Korea, who are completely ignorant of what really takes place north of their border.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:13 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm so glad I got outta that shithole a decade and a half ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny, The best thing about korea is nature and 15 years ago it was way better cause where i lived you could drink from the rivers. but not any longer factories moved in and started dumping in the river.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:45 27/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    All women hate you? NAY! Only the 3D ones hate you! Welcome to the 2D world brother, where the girls will love you forever!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Distributing that 2D just makes the 3D women hate him even more, because he is providing society with a better alternative and making them obsolete.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Where the girls are unreal, can't feel, don't know you from Adam, and are sluttily attached to anyone who buys their anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:58 28/07/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Got penis, go to jail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:50 27/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I see South Korea has been getting its morals from the UK.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:50 27/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    According to their internet searches they are more perverted than Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 29/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The more you restrict sexual freedom, the more perverted a population becomes.

    UNITED STATES = BREASTS
    JAPAN = TENTACLES
    GERMANY = SCAT

    I'm sure there are tons, tons of examples out there.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    00:51 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    They're extreme workaholics who make the Japanese seem laid back so porn is their only outlet.
    If they ban porn the rape rate will go up higher and faster then a rocket.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:20 29/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The governments need to piss off and stop attacking both eroge/hentai authors and their fans. Unless real-life parties are involved and against their will they really have no business telling people what they may or may not read in their spare time.

    Incluidng their kinks. It's so strange real-life BDSM is acceptable but the moment it's in manga form it's "bad"! C'mon Korea. Stop acting like sex is the devil. More religious christanity and feminist garbage at play.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Some statistics show the opposite affect. It's like Mark Twain said, "There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.".

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:56 29/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    South Korea is very Christian, to such a degree that nutjob creationism actually have way more influence in South Korea than in US.

    Couple that religiousness with how no east-Asian countries really have the same democratic cultural history as the western countries, ie. not nearly the same regard for personal freedoms of though/expression/speech, and you have a pretty shitty mix.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:38 29/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh the irony when their popstars shows their legs and dress up in provocative outfits

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:52 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In korea,ero manga is heavy crime then rape(rape= about 3 years of jail,manga=5 years)!!
    because it is considerd as "special rape" or"raping children" WTF
    help us everyone ㅠㅠ

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    forcing your penis inside a real (you know this things woman are "equipped with") vagina = crime? acceptable.
    forcing your painting software to paint 2D pixels which constitutes females or sex or fetish'es? bring on the censor's if you haven feel to but dont shoot the messanger.. eerr i mean why jail and not banishmend his painting until its censored enuff?

    my 2 cents.

    anoooon anon anooooon annnnnoooon

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:32 28/07/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh, they're trying so hard to present ero manga readers as sad and morally perverted people. I don't know much about Korea, but is that country as puritanic and austere as it sounds?

    As for this: “compared to the obscenity seen in movies that of manga knows no bounds”, it's fortunate it's not the other way around.






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