UNICEF: Japanese Anime & Manga Poison the World


Well known censorship advocacy group UNICEF accuses Japan of turning the rest of the world into lolicon child abusers and so demands harsh censorship measures be implemented, in their latest hateful tirade delivered at the world conference we heard of previously:

“In countries such as the UK, sexual or abusive depictions of children are illegal. Japan currently has restrictions on photographs of children, but the likes of manga and anime are not censored. As a result, problematic images flood out into the world.”

This risible scapegoating was delivered by moral crusader Dr. Ethel Quayle, a psychology lecturer at University College Cork (Ireland) who has published many works decrying the evils of the Internet in devouring children, and who also happens to be a darling of UNICEF for her appearance of academic credibility and constant porn-bashing.

Undoubtedly, she would like Japan to more rigorously emulate the UK, well known as a child paradise.

The next topic the conference discussed was the necessity of reforming Japan’s laws against underage prostitution and pornography featuring minors further still, which seems odd considering that these laws already seem highly effective, as evidenced by the multitude of stories we hear about their results.

We may yet hear more such one-sided hyperbole from this execrable gathering of moralists in their closing statements, due to be delivered on the 28th.

Via Yomiuri.

Whilst previously it was only the Japanese arm of UNICEF (albeit led by a Chinese pop-star) which pursued this line, in that case ridiculously demanding a ban on school swimwear in anime, now it seems the better part of the conference may be given over to Japan-bashing, apparently a topic of much greater importance to the group than preventing the deaths of children in the developing world.

Far from concerning itself with such inconsequential matters as reducing child mortality from disease and starvation in poor countries, or even tackling slavery and child soldiers, it seems instead UNICEF considers itself the international arbiter of what laws and cultural mores a nation must possess.

Not only this, their desire to curb artistic freedom of expression in countries demonstrably possessing extraordinarily high levels of child welfare seems unbridled.

Their goal will undoubtedly be to pressure the Japanese government into banning all “sexual” depictions of children in 2D works, as determined by UNICEF’s clique of UN-funded porn-hating child protectors, a decision the government has already cunningly deferred once in the hopes people will forget about it and leave it to pursue more important matters.

Those who value liberty and freedom of expression, as well as those concerned about the struggle for survival children around the world wage, may find support for this organisation to be ill-advised.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 16/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find it rather interesting that the article says

    In countries such as the UK, sexual or abusive depictions of children are illegal. Japan currently has restrictions on photographs of children, but the likes of manga and anime are not censored. As a result, problematic images flood out into the world.

    That, of course, is not correct, because while not entirely illegal, they _are_ in fact censored. So beside not offering proof that such images really do _poison_ any minds, they don't even get the simplest things right.

    Maybe UNICEF means well, but if I'm not mistaken they even had a certificate regarding the correct use of contributions taken away from them for at least a year recently, so it's not like UNICEF is a shining beacon of above-the-board child protection in any way.

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    Comment by Holly
    01:58 23/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    UNICEF, can't, you know? Fuck off?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 23/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the site doesn't care about freedom of speech. Just freedom to earn bucks from showing perversion

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:12 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    excerpt from the Anthroplogy of Sex – Japan:

    “…. The new art forms of anime and manga copy the themes of earlier erotic art…. male-male, boy-love, boy-love for girls, female-female and girl-love. … perfectly legal in Japan… banned as pornography in the (radfemnazi UK)…”
    “… Again, much of the above information was hidden from Western eyes. The US army burned warehouses full of Japanese erotica (as General MacArthur called for American Puritan missionaries to invade Japan & SNL Church Chat Lady-ize them), and what remained was censored in both Japan and the West. It is only really now that there has been a serious attempt to study it. But what is even more important is what it tells us about human sexuality in general. It turns out that Western norms are not universal. We should stop pretending they are…”
    “…. Books showing explicit shunga are freely available… (Screech’s book contains images and text concerning bestiality, pederasty and pedophilia)…. Apparently (Edo period) shunga are of historic and artistic value, but manga is contemporary, commercial and therefore of no value (which of course, once applied to shunga)….don’t expect censorship to be rational and coherent, but this is something of a glaring contradiction… by banning contemporary images we rob the future of their right to decide…”

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:44 16/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doujinshi? Doujinshi of the non-sexual, clean anime series that the Americans like so much? Any depictions of the underage Naruto characters (both 'Parts', for this matter) in 'slash' acts might as well be banned. 'M' rated fanfiction.net stuff, Rule 34, heck, if the UNICEF laws come into effect, the target girl demographic for all things yaoi/yuri will be responsible for the production and distribution of "cartoon child porn" (aka fake child porn, in this case), which we all know (sadly) is illegal in the West.

    Think of the children! The imaginary children!

    While we're at it, think of any characters under 18 in anime/manga/Japanese video games. No more slash het/yaoi/yuri fics or pics of FF characters, especially when their official ages are 17. (To name a few: Tidus, Zidane, Tifa) Even worse, since these are _fictional_ characters, none of us can wait a year for them to turn legal!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who will declare independence from the West?

    Comment by NTX
    13:12 27/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're done protecting all the real kids from injustice, so they started fighting for the fake ones?

    You're a shadow of your former self, and I facepalm for you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 01/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Under current law it is an offence to possess indecent photographs (including videos) and pseudo-photographs of children. However, it is not an offence to possess non-photographic visual depictions of child sexual abuse. The police and children’s welfare groups report a growing increase in interest in these images, including an increase in websites advertising this sort of explicit material.

    Police and children’s welfare groups are concerned that these images could fuel the abuse of real children by reinforcing abusers’ inappropriate feelings towards children. These images, particularly as they are often in a cartoon or fantasy style format, could be used in 'grooming' or preparing children for sexual abuse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:52 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The ancient geisha system (in operation until WW2 until banned by American General Douglas MacArthur trying to SNL Church Chat Lady-ize the Japanese people). Japanese brothels would start girls in (oral & manual & "full service" toungue ass cleaning) sexual service at 5 to 7 years old (age 12 to 13 for vaginal intercourse).
    Again what is important is what it tells us about human sexuality in general. It turns out that Western norms are not universal. We should stop pretending they are.
    Western Civilization which is founded upon her eternal Father impregnating (coming upon KJV) a Jewish 12 year old named Mary and giving her to a 30 something year old man named Joseph to sleep naked with and boink at least a Quicky on the real wedding night to be fully legally married according to Judaism.
    For the East it may be determined differently, but for Western Civilization it has already been settled...
    I guess you UK feeble minded are just trying to bring the AZNs up to your level of pubescent women.

    Comment by John Doe
    00:28 18/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is a problem with the statement. It is understandable that a pedophile (and I am going off of the fact that we defined one as a person showing any and all interest in underage image) being deprived of real image will turn on to "fake" images, and fuel his/her fantasies, but there is also the case of people (otaku) who will show no interest none what so ever in the real photographs and videos, which could be the case in why the images becoming more popular as well. On the abuse of children how ever, if a person is doing so then the problem lies much deeper then a simple viewing of loli and if "grooming" of kids is one of the concerns then you can do just that using regular porn/hentai it don't have to be loli

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:21 29/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A pedophile is not anyone who gets aroused by pedo stuff. Careful laboratory studies have found that up to 28% of men react sexually to pedophilic imagery. Therefore, according to the popular mass hysteria, 28% of all men are pedophiles. That’s obviously not true. Further, careful lab studies have found that all heterosexual males react maximally to all females age 16 and over. The attraction maxes out at 16 and stays at a maximum into adulthood.
    Nevertheless, there is a declining scale whereby normal males also reacted sexually to females under 16 on a sliding scale crashing all the way down to age 7. It is important to note that the scale started declining at age 15 and then rapidly declined all the way down to age 7. So normal males have a high, but not maximal, attraction to females age 12-15 and a much lower attraction to females from 7-11.
    The difference here is simply one of scale. The normal male has a maximal attraction to mature individuals. That attraction rapidly drops off in females as they are less and less sexually mature; however, there is some minor attraction even for young girls.
    The exclusive pedophile, by contrast, has a maximal attraction for girls under the age of 12, with individuals having different age ranges that they prefer. As an individual starts to become mature at age 12, attraction rapidly drops off.
    So we are talking about a matter of degrees here, not absolutes. It’s ridiculous to say, “Pedos like little girls, and normal guys don’t.” Not true. All men like little girls. But to pedos, they’re the bees’ knees, and to most normal men, they’re a shrug of the shoulders and, “Ahh, forget it. You’ve got to be kidding.”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 04/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    if da fukin unicef wants to keep their fukin children frm being "poisoned" y dnt they jus lock them up in a room nd raise em......man,how pathetic these ppl are,i mean without complaining about every single thing,y dnt they jus shut da fuk up nd raise their kids the way they want without pushing their fukin piss weak ideals on others like me who dnt giv a damn about som whore who dsnt kno shit about the internet nd how it works.....i mean cudnt parents jus moniter where their child goes on da internet,or better yet not even giv them a computer to begin with.......sheesh i hate these sort of ppl who make this sort of empty arguments

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    Comment by Miroku74
    14:28 17/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a question:

    How did UNICEF jump on the 'Ban Lolicon Bandwagon'? Did someone at their offices get caught with lolicon on their computer.... or *almost* caught fapping to it..... and claimed it was material for research?

    Common Sense isn't, I'm always reminded every time I watch or read the news -_-.

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    Comment by Artefact

    They are run by porn hating extreme feminists.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    12:54 18/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which explains the flapping sound coming from south of their collective belts. <_<

    A tampon would shut them the hell up, I think.

    If there needs to be legislature for the regulation of lolicon, then by God, treat it as you would any other adult material! Shrink wrap and keep out of the line of sight of younger children. Impose ratings for it.... and keep them out of the kid's hands in the stores. The sexually explicit stuff anyway.

    Panty-flashing isn't necesarily a big Bad Thing. Look at Justin Timberlake's move with Janet Jackson at the Superbowl a couple years back.... sheesh. kids are exposed to worse than panties and innocent but suggestive accidents nowadays.

    I'd prefer to see something reasonable rather than this farce of a failed idea go on. Prohibition didn't work on keeping people from drinking almost a century ago, and neither will this idea of banning lolicon work.

    Guro, toddlercon, and other stuff like that can be lined up and summarily shot/sent to Hell for all I care.

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    Comment by Artefact

    So anything you don't like can be censored. Are you not in the same camp as UNICEF then?

    Comment by John Doe
    00:12 18/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I do believe this is more of an expression of his freedom... as much as I can't stand it my self... and as much as I want it to burn in hell... there is no silver lining for this. If you defend hentai in any form, you have to do so for every form or you become a hypocrite. Unless that is your goal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 10/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here's a simple bit of logic. If watching lolicon automatically brands you as a pedophile and child molester, then shouldn't anyone who watches porn at all be branded a pervert and rapist?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, because it depends on the kind of pornography. How does being aroused by normal and natural sexual activities make one a pervert? In fact, it proves that one ISN'T a pervert and just the opposite, that one has normal sexual desires.

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    Comment by Halconnen
    12:12 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well. In the best case, watching porn would make you a voyeur then.

    Which is usually illegal, as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Child pornography is hot! I'm gonna jerk off to some tonight.

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    Comment by Halconnen
    12:13 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even though the obvious troll is obvious, it's jerks like you that give other people a bad name.

    Bad bad Anon.

    Comment by freedomforce29
    14:26 06/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I sense a massive population drop in Japan in the future -mostly artists and companies- afterwords though UNICEF will realize they fucked up japan and will shrug it off and soo many people will be soo pissed. BUT!i do agree with Miroku74 about toddlercon and guro and that stuff...

    But then by saying that anyone who likes that "stuff" would be offended because we would act like UNICEF and block things. Rather we fight together for all, or we lose individually.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    I hope sankaku will post this soon.

    In any case, another case of stupidity

    Comment by Roji
    13:57 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I concur to that.

    Fuck moralfags.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 26/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    People that say "so and so is poisoning/corrupting/endagering" obviously know nothing about the real world. They once said the same thing about music, comic books and dancing at some point in time. We regard them as the stupid and painfully ignorant.

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    Comment by Sukunai
    21:26 03/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The average feminist is really just a macho jerk pissed off she wasn't born with a cock.

    They hate mostly because hate is all they can feel.

    The only reason they have for their men hating agendas, is they hate all they can't have as a result of being born female.

    They attack all things typically male out of their hatred of all they can't have.

    I'm not hear to defend loli, I'm here to tell fem nazis to fuck off and die for being the hate filled losers they are.

    They fail at being men of course, and they fail at being female.
    They are failure personified.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:14 03/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shortly they will start banning even women in swimwear...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 09/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    UNICEF just want all the lolis for themselves.

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    Comment by miki123troll
    14:57 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Sigh* there are a thousand different more important things to worry about in the world instead of wasting money and time on 2D characters now if it was real individuals that were "victimize" well that a completely different story

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:50 16/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmm UNICEF do U have any type of military strength? do others really give a shit about u? 99% of kids who get ur little sitty boxes on hallo ween throw em out NO1 CARES ABOUT AND STOP SHITTING ON JAP kids chose 2 read manga and anime dont obstruct this dont u guys always say: let kids be free or sum shit like that? now go the fk away and focus on Africas hungry children

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    Comment by Brufh
    08:02 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    First of all, i'm not with our against Loli-Manga&Anime, second same aplies to Gays, what UNICEF and other organizations are doing is putting the pressure on Japan, yes Ishihara Banned some materials, yes some are offensive to people, not all but some.
    Anime Characters aren't REAL (i hate to admit that), but even the IDEA of Pedofilia or what ever is enough even if it's not real, yes Japan has a low rate of sexual abuse on minors but thats not the case here. I saw all types of ero-manga even Guro-Loli & Zoophilia...
    I don't find it offensive, but not all people are like me, some will NOT like it, but will just keep it to themselfs our complain to friends. There are some tough that will infact complain about it to important organizations, not all but some, also there are those like here on Sankaku that will aprove of it and support.
    Well freedom of speech isn't completely free, like Video games, i'll use this example cause i'm playing this game. FALLOUT 3 has a weapon called FATMAN, it's a Mini-Nuke Laucher in the game, the game was heavely censored in many countrys and this name is one of it. Many Japanese here already know the name cause they learned it on school (probably), FATMAN is the code name the USA gave to the Nuclear Missile they used in Nagasaki, the name was remade cause it would make many people complain. The same goes to the medical drugs, all around the world people complained about the names MORFINE... And they were changed for STIMPACKS... Those are VIRTUAL DRUGS not reall like loli... But even the idea is bad for some and so many organizations will complain so the names are changed, it's not cause of the children but cause of money yes my friends money.
    Money is the BEST and WORST thing in the world, if the video game company is faced by a Big corp like UNICEF saing your game is offensive, "i don't like *THAT* don't realease the game our will persue you till you do." So they do minor changes to please them Like people say "WE CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE" some like other's don't, that freedom of speech that is not that free cause it costs. My last point MEN and WOMAN ahaha yes and SEX. Men love sex, even the idea of sex is enough, many woman say "Men are all the same" and we allways say it's not true, but it's true, men love sex more then woman we know that Porn is the example, THERE IS NO PORN FOR WOMAN, chat sites are 70% our more Men and the rest Woman. Yes Woman think men are horny and fightin lovers and thats the true right? we love war games, we love guns and fights... Woman apose that Femminism is just RACISM yes it's true like Machisme is also Racist.
    They apose all the Sex they see on TV and eroticsim made expecially for the males, to arouse and GAIN MORE VIEWS = MOney, men know that men love sex so they do the sex and sell it to other men that = $.
    Woman hate to see woman expose themselfs for men, all have they're reasons, some just hate to see other woman getting so low and some hate the attention the guys pay to those woman. The same aplyes to the GAY's, i hate the post i read, closing so many japanese Gay Chats and comunities, even tough i'm not gay, the choice people make SHOULD remain a civil right, i don't believe in GOD, so many people say i "suck" i'm white, black girls can't date me, why? rasims. to put this all in few words and sorry for my terrible english -_-

    The biggest exemple is this: I don't believe in any kind of GOD. Now Spam me, say god is real, try make me beliave, with words our brute force, inpose your belives on me, do it.
    This is the same has saying Let Gays be Gays freely, and some will say FUCK THAT those Inpures...
    Loli, "this is a manga of a loli in a gangbang" i'm i mother and this is sick, *lolicon* fck you, i love it it's hot hehe. You sick bastard, Whispering to a friend and so on till someone with guts and brain says this kind of thing has to stop. *lolicon* NOooooooooo, you motherfucker nooo, and he does nothing about it exept for crying.

    Those 3 Exemples are what we all face.

    It's not about real our not-real, it's about racism, money and Freedom of speech.
    What is freedom of speech to me, is offensive to others and you.

    I'm sorry if my comment offends you (ahaha now do you get it XD)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 04/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Women do not want men to have young brides. They operate as a sexual trade union restricting men. They don't want men realizing that they wish to have a sweet obedient young virgin girl for a bride.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 10/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    just shut these fools down completely, they make the (real) UNICEF jokes!

    why don't they tackle issues regarding security on the korean peninsula

    i've had enough of these HYPOCRITES!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:41 14/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ok, there are some really nasty stuff in manga and anime, sick stuff...

    it's only about 1% of manga cuture, i HATE IT when people who know NOTHING about some culture and think they have the right to preach and just come and ban something! and having said that i'm not into lolis or hentaa and i come from europe!

    and let this also be said:


    years were rough but i had a world to escape in, i owe it to them i wasn't carted to an assylum!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:43 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    GO JAPAN and kick the West influence out!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:43 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm an American but I am really considering getting out of here and head to japan but if they get bumed rushed into baning then i will quickly go to France to watch as they take down all of the greek statues that are naked women even the great thinker a naked male statue

    man then museums will be next then history

    So yes JAPAN know this you are supported into being a pure civil rights nation so dont ban crap that makes you money thats just them trying to make JAPAN their bitch when your economy collapses from the lack of creativity cause you failed to stand up and protect your civil rights or did the japanese of WW2 all turned into WEST boot lickers and lost of their honor that i have read about so if you give in then i'm afraid that japan to me will be an honorless pit full of yakuzas (yall still have yakuzas now but at least yall have oe had honor)

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 03/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is silly. Nowadays if I'm slightly into lolicon I can just read a loli doujin and be satisfied with that. But if they restrict loli hentai what would I do? Go rape a child or look for actual CP? Leave lolicons alone, UNICEF, we're not doing any harm watching at anime lolis.

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    20:07 25/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    10:04 07/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    UNICEF has made a grave mistake. You know what I'm gonna do for next Halloween? Thats right, if any kids come up to my house Trick or Treating for UNICEF, I am going to rape them. Good job UNICEF, you are promoting the abuse of children.

    Comment by anonym0
    04:32 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ah yes, and next in the line of fire would yuri/yaio mangas, because it would suggest the reader to go after the charming person of the same sex who lives next door.....
    as if readers have the same IQ level as the three year olds running UNICEF....

    Comment by Go to Hell UNICEF
    00:00 13/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This UNICEF has become arrogant.

    Why would UNICEF interfere with a country's policy ?

    I bet those women lack faping to shota images so they

    bash the lolicon images

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:56 06/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most popular lolicon magazine Comic LO spends quite a large amount of it's income to help sick/homeless children and to organize free psychiatric help for those thinking they could be pedophiles.
    Quite an irony, while UNICEF tries to sue "child porn magazine" that didn't harm a single child, this "child porn magazine" helps saves lives of real children in real world.

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    Comment by Tyciol
    01:12 18/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    UNICEF is a big fucking hypocrite. They do things to help children, but at the same time, they use this to cover up when they push their biased agenda to do things to harm them, such as this, or how they prevent adoptions in Uganda.

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    Comment by Tyciol
    11:38 05/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    UNICEF is a scourge

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Moral hypocrites.......

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:51 02/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, it always puzzles me why people in the West are such an obsessed moralfags now when it comes to minors. Because today children are protected and safe more than they ever were in history.
    This entire anti-hentai/lolicon struggle reminds me efforts to root out masturbation in Victorian England, criminalize getting pleasure from sex because God told us to use it only for reproduction.
    Pedophiles will always be because they are born that. It is almost like being born gay or not. And they will never change and can't be changed. Here where I live they even don't know about loli manga and never read Lolita but still do what they do.
    I don't see what is wrong with 2-D images. As anyone can draw whatever comes into one's mind.
    I 'm not aroused when I see underage girls (teenagers) but I find them cute and adorable. I clearly won't do anything to upset them. 99.9 lolicon fans are like that.

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    Comment by M I N N
    14:44 03/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have no problem with lolicon, Also dont think UNICEF should ban anime - manga. but if you look at it one way or another some lolicon artist do take these 2d content a bit far sometimes. I say they just get together and say "hey maybe we going just a tad too far" and try to tone some of it down... and if you been around the way, like me you would agree some go a tad too far. where im like "wow wtf was he thinking when he drew this"

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:03 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    UNICEF is one big kill-joy organization. They should just leave Japan alone, because they weren't able to do these kinds of things during their time. They had lived bitter youths >:)

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