“We Need a Total Ban”: Politicians Seek New Loli Ban

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Emboldened by their success in turning over the craven eroge industry, Japan’s own spineless politicians are once again obediently heeding international demands for a complete ban on artistic depictions of minors engaged in sexual activity.

The latest assault on the artistic freedoms guaranteed by the Japanese Constitution comes from the Komeito (“Clean Government Party”), which exclusively represents the interests of a Buddhist cult, the Sokka Gakkai, and consequently is a great fan of censorship and attempting to legislate public morality. UNICEF Japan honcho Agnes Chan herself is a member of the cult.

Responding to the usual outrageous international claims that Japan is causing child abuse and encouraging lolicon in other countries with its liberal laws on pornography, the Komeito obediently proclaimed that Japan should obey these demands:

“Being called ‘a child porn power’ is shameful and we must act to rectify this by an immediate revision of the law. The Diet must immediately consider such a revision.”

Domestic politicians often like to claim Japan “is out of step” or “lagging” compared to other countries when they wish to push through a policy, and in this case they have also been claiming it is “a national disgrace” to be defamed by feminists and their ilk.

They go on to make a lengthy screed against the evils of child pornography, as usual failing to register the fact that Japan is vastly more safe for children than any of the nations so concerned with banning the material.

Then they reveal the latest direction in their thought:

“Further, last month we conducted an investigation at Akihabara, looking at those games and similar depicting sexual violence which fall outside the scope of current laws, and how their sale might be restricted. We as a party are absolutely determined to pursue a revised law which lead to a complete elimination of child pornography.”

2ch wryly remarks that it is the Komeito who should be eliminated from Japanese politics.

In 2008, the laws against such pornography were stiffened, but the LDP dodged the messy issue of whether to ban 2D artistic depictions of sex involving minors by deferring judgement to a later date. The Komeito is clearly aiming to obtain immediate additional restrictions.

The Komeito is a minor party, but has long held disproportionate influence due to its willingness to ally with the ruling LDP. It remains to be seen whether the LDP will side with them in making further assaults on freedom of expression.

The recent self imposed ban on “rape” in adult games was imposed by an industry short-sightedly opting to secure the sales of the majority of companies by sacrificing the minority to appease the moralists.

The industry seems set to repeat this dismal calculus with loli and any other politically objectionable genres, and it is possible that manga, anime and who knows what else will fall prey to censors next, especially with politicians encouraged by the postiviely supine response seen so far.

As expected, the lack of any enthusiastic or organised opposition to creeping censorship has only emboldened those who would force their moralistic views onto society. It is a slippery slope and a long way down…


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    Comment by Gium
    10:23 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lets join hand and ban real life pornstar so women won't gain money and loli won't get ban

    Comment by mudkip
    10:19 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    THIS PETITION!

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/lolicon-protection-act-of-2008

    SIGN IT! NOOOW!!

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    Comment by Chris
    10:38 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chris is not pleased. Why do they try to take away everything that I love? We westerners have a duty. To unite all of the world's good loli artists and flood the internet with it in retaliation. I shall not be censored.

    Comment by liveevil
    10:44 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Our era is about to end. WHERE IS OUR GOD NOW?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:46 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How should i?
    From a small almost unknown country effect japan, america and the world.
    And i clearly call myself hentai god sometimes.

    Don't ban hentai,fictional loli,fictional rape.

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    Comment by boozedimpulsegundam
    10:08 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    in all honesty i despise the lolicon sub-genre of anime and manga. I do not think we have to worry too much about this ban being the end of anime or manga. I prefer real and adult women. The fact is lolicon sexualizes young girls. I have not seen anything that makes me think different. However people have been abusing kids long before lolicon and rape simulation games. Anybody has the right as a consumer not to buy products that they find morally or personally offensive. Might as well ban the catholic church because of a few pedophile priests, that offends me too.(sorry recovering catholic) My personal opinion is if your so much of a loser you have to get off by playing a game that forces a 2d animated (loli)character to have sex against her will that is an issue that has to be settled between you and a shrink. Leaves more hot, adult, japanese women for me(32 days and counting till my trip to Japan)

    Comment by Arayden
    11:31 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone to his/her own poison there. No need to step on other people's toes.

    If you can't get there on time before moralfags target bushy AV stars, get them banned and leaves you unable to get laid, left alone jacking off on their videos, well GG.

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    Comment by boozedimpulsegundam
    09:28 10/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hater, I have the ability to talk to women

    Comment by AngryAnonymous
    20:13 10/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, and having an alternative taste in pornography means you are too much of a nerd to even speak to women, amirite?
    Seriously, if you search through the porn of most "normal" men, chances are you are going to find that they have at least one fetish that is considered weird.

    Comment by abort-retry-fail
    09:26 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan is Lolicon Central in the world. Good luck...

    Comment by THE TRUE FACE OF THE INTERNET
    09:26 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't worry guys. With Japan, the otakus won't even vote for any of those moralfags who ban loli and hentai. What those Moralfag politicians are doing is digging their own graves.

    Comment by Rafu
    09:34 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too bad an overwhelming number of Japanese don't care to vote anyway.

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    Comment by Bill
    09:54 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those guys should just make their own country and leave other countries alone.

    Comment by TNinja
    09:38 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Again they are trying. I so dislike the UNICEF.

    Comment by Azure
    09:34 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Noo u can never stop LOLI cause LOLI owns u

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:24 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    does this include the PowerPuff Girls Z?

    Comment by Arayden
    12:27 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That too. And even the originals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck.

    Someone get some otakus that actually the balls to kill these fuckers if they ban loli. The fall of loli will be the downfall of almost all anime, manga and eroges. It's like a fucking domino theory.

    Fucking man up Japan, don't take shit from these fucking feminazis.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:19 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    YES GOD! MAKE MY DREAM COME TRUE! BAN ALL THIS SHIT! MAKE DEATH PENALTY TO ALL WHO SUPPORT IT! YES! GOD IS GREAT! LONG LIVE ENKI!

    Comment by The Smooth Anon
    13:39 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are either a fucking troll or I don't know, but please die in fire.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:20 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LONG LIVE GOD! YES!

    Comment by Jesus Christ
    20:16 10/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Son, I am disappoint.

    Comment by Seravy
    11:02 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a vegetarian. I find eating meat extremely disgusting, after all it is the dead body of an animal. Come on, only zombies are that low to eat something dead...even a vampire would go for a living person instead...
    So ban meat first, then hmm, how about violent games, then violent movies, then guns, then knives, then anything else that can be used to kill a person (including a glass of water...heck you can poison it, or even worse break the glass and slice up someone... glasses of water are versatile killing tools), and after all that, you can start banning real sex, after that comes 3D porn, and then you can consider 2D when you are done with all of then above...oh wait, you got locked into jail before that because someone thought you are the one who looks suspicious for trying to drink water from a glass...too bad, you can't ban anything anymore. :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they ban or punish 2D artistic depictions of sex involving minors...

    Then they need to ban violent images which can be "equally" as damaging to society. On the flip side reward people who make depictions of super hero saving people.

    No...that wouldn't be logically because they are just ARTISTIC DEPICTIONS, not real breathing people placed in those situation or harmed. Fiction.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:52 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Moralfags ftl

    Rape games lead to rape IRL!
    Loli leads to child exploitation!
    Rap encourages criminal activity and drug use!
    Sexual material in the media is corrupting our children!
    Violent video games lead to violent behavior!

    Comment by Kanai
    11:17 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmn i find it rather funny how American complaining women think it is in their duristiction to go tell another person from across the globe to stop doing loli things because they simply do not agree and find it such a problem that they wont simply ignore the so called problem and instead turn it into their proclaimed business. I find it rather annoying how controling the USA likes to be even though a lot of people commenting on here are from the USA i mean no disrespect to them but the country has so far liked to be the one in charge of many events in this world, but as for this situation is going as far as to ban a lot of Anime just because a drawing depics a shame full scene when in fact it is simply an animation and is there for not even real so i see that the American women are somehow idiotic as they cannot tell the difference between an animation and real life.

    But all i can say for support against these argueing self proclaimed "normal people" is this quote from an Anime:
    "Gentlemen i like war, Gentlemen i love war"
    "Gentlemen do you also want war?"

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:33 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm an American woman who loves Loli. I'm sure that there are far more that like or don't give a damn either way than those who are like "Equality Now". The problem is that the most organized opposition to these frivolous bans is message boards like 2Ch. While the powers of 2ch are formidable, there's no organization, and for those outside of Japan to stand up and say something it could more or less end up in V& in their native countries. Those of us who support lolicon are just not as loud as the big mouthed biddies who can't keep their noses out of other people's bussiness.

    Comment by The Smooth Anon
    13:41 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sad but true :(

    Also ,just to think about it... If you say ban lolis, most people will agree because of "generic' morals. However, if you say 'don't', you will be treatened as a sick fuck. Probably that is why there arent any such organizations.

    Comment by thegirlguywhosaysheisagirl
    20:56 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Treatment as a sick fuck is not near enough to stop me from joining said organization. To be honest I'd join most organizations that fight against censorship without question as I believe it is one of the worst possible things to take away the freedoms we each rightly deserve.

    Hail Hentai!

    Comment by Arayden
    11:36 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now what really make up the ranks of the moralfags?

    A bunch of conservative ol' unattractive prunes who felt they need attention? ( Not that what they doing now is helping either )

    Comment by Zacharov
    11:29 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ohohoho, this is going to be like the Prohibition Period again. If this law is passed, the Yakuza are going to take over and we get a Japanese Al Capone. Good times.

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    Comment by yaku
    11:22 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This is not far from all forms of media getting banned because a bunch of losers who hate their life want to push others around to feel better.

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    Comment by Nochegame
    09:16 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the future the anime will be like the catoons of USA:

    -No fanservice
    -No gore
    -No more violence
    -No lolis
    -without psychological depth
    -No more offensive words
    -No more words like death, sex, etc
    -No more Moe

    ...and the topics of the mangas will be like Doraemon.

    -without the things that I wrote above
    -kid friendly

    apparently there is nobody in Japan who has the balls to to oppose them.
    well... game over.

    continue?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are too many mediocre anime shows using loli fanservice as a substitute for good stories and writing. Banning loli and reducing fanservice could be good for anime, if it leads to more shows like GitS SAC and Texhnolyze instead of Strike Witches.

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    Comment by Shuu
    11:38 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have yet to see a single proof for the claim that the moe/fanservice to serious/deep ratio has changed in any significant way over the past decade.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:55 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There has been a change. Japanese television went through a censorship craze in the second half of the '90s (even Cowboy Bebop got censored in it's original airing). They tried to clamp down on what was shown during daytime time-slots, and spawned late-night time-slots for more mature programming. It was a split between mainstream and otaku-centric anime that never really existed before. And the new freedom of late-night time-slots spawned more made-for-fanservice series, starting with Mahoromatic and Hand Maid May, that previously would have only been made into one-episode OAVs.

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    Comment by yaku
    11:01 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Didn't you read the entire list or something?

    -No gore
    -No more violence
    -without psychological depth
    -No more offensive words
    -No more words like death, sex, etc

    Now tell me if GitS and Texhnolyze can be successfully done without any of this.

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    10:52 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Animation Age Ghetto.

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    Comment by Jashin
    07:31 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If eroges are banned so should the politicians.

    Comment by Overt
    07:30 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You no ban loli. Loli bans you!

    Comment by mi
    07:39 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is madness!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Time to go on the chan and save every image of loli before this ban goes through...

    'Cause it probably will, considering I dun think anyone is really gonna make themselves get labelled as pedos in the media.

    Comment by Chris Crocker
    07:30 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Leave the flat chests alone!!!! JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE!!!!

    And how fucking dare ANYONE out there make fun of flat chested women. After all they've been through. They're HUMAN!!

    Leave flat chests and lolicons alone RIGHT NOW.

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    Comment by John Beak
    07:28 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wrong! Banning is wrong. Restricting is okay, but banning is just wrong.

    Comment by bolt
    07:17 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    rape play was.. what.. a small percentage of a small field of games and manga... so no loss there to the companies, but when there bottom line is threatened by these hacks...... now loli... they wouldn't dare since it's a BIG chunk so they probably hava battle from the companies on that... shouldn't have gave up on the rape play, or made it more difficult to ban it.. show weakness and the sharks will swarm.... something i wish obama-rama would learn...>_<

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:27 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hahaha... no matter what they do to the japanese artists, there already thousands upon thousands of other people ready to flood the market with lolipoon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:25 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh dear, I love it when someone ells tries to push there values on me. Especially the really "deep" moral once.
    We shod really just start of some sort a group against these kind of people. Just openly ask them "did you not get some cock last week perhaps?"

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    Comment by Techeese
    08:18 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I RAGE at this

    Comment by RanmaSyaoran
    08:09 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder what the BNP will think of this? O_o

    Comment by thegirlguywhosaysheisagirl
    08:25 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is reasons like these that make me vomit. I abhor censorship as it is a direct opposition to freedom. Freedom in the U.S., Japan, Britain, I don't care where but when someone begins fighting against freedom it's time we started fighting back. Even if a ban is decided upon I give it 4 months before the ban is lifted. Even then there is no possible way for all of the online documents/pictures etc, to be disposed of there are simply too many. The rape issue was a hit. Yes I grant that and the banning of loli does look bad. The greatest mistake they could make however is attempting to go one step further...which if the moral pigs succeed at they will do. If they attempt to ban hentai altogether then they will no doubt have a war on their hands and if it comes down to it they would probably lose.

    I for one do not like this. I do not like it when things are censored in the news. I do not like it when what people say is censored or cut. I do not like banning of opinions whether good or bad. I do not like the idea of taking away rights that people have. Some moralists say that it is wrong I say that restricting people is wrong. In the end the people decide. Considering the majority of the people in the world are rather stupid and find things offensive, considering lawyers purposely weed out those that could make good statements, that actually have a chance at winning. The whole jury process is by no means fair. In the U.S. this jury is selected from a large group of about a hundred people and the jury's whittled down to 12-13 often objective jurors rather than picking people at random. The act of censorship is the beginning of a declaration of war. If things go too far I will fight for my rights. Will you?

    Hail Hentai!

    Comment by overlord
    08:43 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's probably something like this type of censorship that brings on the events in the novel "Library Wars"











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