To Love-Ru Ero-Manga Overseas…

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Tentacular assault oppai manga To Love-Ru looks to be posing a problem to puritanical foreign markets, as its much vaunted ecchiness results in the Hong Kong edition being relegated to 18+ ero-manga status, and the Singapore version sold as the censored serialised version used as a mere preview in Japan.

The attractive black obi version is the Hong Kong version, and the other the Singapore version, both presented in Chinese.

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The Singapore version can’t be bothered to include the inner cover picture.

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Below, the all important contents; simply put, the Hong Kong version is the one with the nipples, identical to the Japanese edition.

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In Hong Kong it looks as if they opted to make this a full 18+ ero-manga, hence the nipple preservation.

Of course, in Japan it is published alongside the likes of Naruto and marketed to children as a healthy tentacle raep starter ero-manga along the same lines as shota raep anime Kanokon.

Perhaps inevitable given the illiberal nature of the two countries concerned, but still disheartening for international fans (or at least Chinese speakers).

Interesting to see how the localisation of other versions goes, but I dare say this is a foregone conclusion…

Via Jabro.

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