TAF 2012 Attendance Plunges 40%

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Anime fans are noisily gloating over the fact that official attendance figures for the pro-censorship Tokyo International Anime Fair show a huge 40% drop in public attendance from 50,000 to a mere 30,000, and a massive 60% drop in press attendance.

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  • Skoll commented on April 23, 2012 08:20

    @Anon 07:48 *whoosh*... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 28, 2012 13:59

    I was hoping for, at most, 10,000-15,000.... More


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Gen Urobuchi, writer of both Puella Magi Madoka Magica and scores of adult games, has accepted an award for best screenplay from the 2012 Tokyo International Anime Fair – only to use it as an opportunity to force them to publish a condemnation of Ishihara’s efforts to destroy freedom of expression for the anime industry.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 1, 2012 18:48

    good riddance charlotte!!... More

  • Fran commented on April 10, 2012 19:45

    As paranoid as it sounds, I refused to attend even though my mom said we could while visiting Tokyo, because I had a bad feeling about the crazy governor, like maybe he'd be crazy enough... More


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The anime industry has grovellingly conceded that censorship under the firm hand of Tokyo fuhrer Shintaro Ishihara is OK after all – Kadokawa et al. have all humiliatingly folded and agreed to participate in the Tokyo International Anime Fair, all talk of their own “Anime Contents Expo” quietly forgotten.

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  • Chen-04 commented on October 3, 2013 05:58

    >> Imagine you never knew anime/manga, you would >> have gotten laid with a woman and live a manly >> life but it did not happen. No, you got that backwards. If there wasn't any anime/manga... More

  • Mauvais commented on October 26, 2011 19:28

    Thank goodness! Rage quelled.... More


TAF 2011 Cancelled by Quake

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The 2011 Tokyo International Anime Fair has been officially cancelled, ostensibly because of the unstable power and transit situations.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 23, 2011 15:01

    I heard some talk taht some members of the JGSDF Special Forces Group and within the Central Readiness Force of the idea of a covert operation to eliminate Ishaihara and make it look like an... More

  • PrinceHeir commented on March 19, 2011 17:11

    lol he just saved him from humiliation.... More


Ishihara Begs Boycotters to Return to TAF

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It has emerged that Tokyo governor, manga ban proponent and prominent rape novelist Shintaro Ishihara has sent letters to ten of the publishers now boycotting the Tokyo International Anime Fair, which he chairs, begging them to relent and return to the fold.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 30, 2012 08:13

    Young people of Japan: Either vote or shut the fuck up when old people turn your country to shit.... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 23, 2011 04:32

    eat shit ra!!... More


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Beleaguered anime producer Gonzo has by way of its participation at the Tokyo Anime Fair announced its support for Ishihara’s policies of anime censorship, and has also announced a continuation to its hit anime Last Exile in the form of a new series.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 27, 2011 20:13

    No worries, I liked it too. Wasn't as good as the Gonzo "classics" (could've used a better storyline) but still decent.... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 5, 2011 03:31

    What a loony.... More


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The organisers of the Tokyo Anime Fair are reporting they will likely have to cancel the event after the anime industry pulled out in disgust at the Tokyo government’s hostility to them.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 10, 2011 10:23

    That's it, lets remember the song of twisted sister "We're not gonna take it" If in North America they want to outlaw automotive trends such as hot rods, classic customs and off road and there has... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 24, 2010 10:06

    might make for interesting manga material though..... More


Ishihara: “Otaku Have Corrupt DNA”

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Tokyo’s governor Shintaro Ishihara has accused manga fans of being “abnormal” and having “corrupt DNA,” whilst condemning sexually explicit manga as “causing harm without a single benefit.”

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  • Anonymous commented on November 11, 2012 09:51

    Japanese man with western brainset. Sad... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 14, 2012 01:26

    Ugh Japan needs to reverse this Ishithara clown laws before they end up going into a Dark-Age on fiction!!!... More


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Japan’s prime minister Naoto Kan has deplored the devastation Tokyo governor Ishihara has wrought on the Tokyo International Anime Fair, stressing the importance of spreading anime to the world and urging all sides to come to an accommodation even as Shueisha announced it will be blocking any Shonen Jump anime from appearing there.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 30, 2011 01:15

    You were in the middle of a police shootout with some bandits or assasins... O RLY?... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 15, 2010 13:06

    Anime/manga deprived zombies are gonna come out of their basement seeking revenge.... More


Tokyo Anime Fair Before & After

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The helpful graphic above demonstrates the expected devastating effect of the anime industry’s boycott of the 2011 Tokyo International Anime Fair in protest against the Tokyo government’s campaign against manga.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 23, 2010 10:44

    what? even doraemon pull back?? is this fair gonna be okay? xD... More

  • Elliot R. Winslate commented on December 14, 2010 08:38

    10-4 to that, would like to see wikileaks leaks out his picture in a gay cabaret club or something, i REALLY want him to quit the office and sent to pasture out in the tundra... More


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10 publishers, including Kodansha, Shogakukan and Kadokawa, have announced they will have nothing to do with the Tokyo International Anime Fair due to the persecution the Tokyo government has been directing at them.

It now appears the event may as well be cancelled – if they are lucky Disney will show up, but not much else is left.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 14, 2012 01:36

    Ewww someone's going to have to go back and clean up Ishihara's old man diaper mess Look at what he is doing to the manga/anime industry! Freedom of speech pulverized! Will there be an increase of more... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 2, 2011 18:16

    You sir, win. Is it bad that I want some crazy otaku to go nuts on him?... More


Kadokawa to Boycott Tokyo Anime Fair Over Ishihara

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Japanese publishing giant Kadokawa has announced they intend to boycott the Tokyo International Anime Fair to protest against the Tokyo government’s extreme hostility towards the anime industry.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 8, 2011 00:21

    i wonder if astro boy counts as shota... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 10, 2011 12:32

    That's right. He's your typical Hinomaru-waving war-criminal-worshipping Nanjing-massacre-denying boob.... More


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