Police Raid Akiba Doujin Shop, Arrest Manager for Loli

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Police are said to have raided the Akihabara branch of doujin bookshop Tachibana Shoten, confiscating “suspected loli material”, in circumstances which remain murky.

There is speculation that this is part of an impending crackdown on loli manga, though this is unsubstantiated.

The situation is not, however, straightforward.

At least one report specifies that the manager of the shop was arrested for distributing “suspected loli material,” and that police confiscated the materials in question, though the shop in question (part of a larger chain with branches throughout Tokyo) also stocked much idol material, and it is not specified whether the arrest related to illustrated or photographic material.

Thus, there is a significant possibility the report relates to either “young idol” material, which has recently been subjected to greatly elevated police attention with the tightening of laws against 3D loli materials, along with numerous arrests of distributors and producers, or to material which is otherwise legally dubious, such as uncensored material or similar.

Interestingly, it is said the shop stocked much “paipan” material, referring to the fetishistic treatment of shaven girls.

Regarding the notion that this is part of an effort to ban 2D loli, whilst this is not something which anyone could reasonably put past the police and politicians, there does not appear to be much in the way of firm evidence for this, and there are of course no laws against drawn loli as yet.

There is also the question of why this particular shop was targeted, and not any of the numerous others continuing to trade in the same material, implying this shop was perhaps operating differently.

What is clear is that the Diet will shortly be discussing the status of anti-loli laws, so this action is certainly timely…

Via New Akiba.


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    Comment by Ayu
    20:53 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If somebody wants to make suicide make it like the taliban!!! Bomb yourself at a place where the damn feminists and loli hating politicans are and take some with you into the death. =D

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You'll get 77 lolis in heaven ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:00 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, its 70 bunches of grapes and 12 shotas. You misinterpret the mysterious book.(Grapes are precious in the Arabian desert where there isn't water, thats why its often misunderstood to be lolis)

    Comment by Ching chong wing wong
    23:52 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Finally, the Japanese police is doing something intelligent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:11 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And again, most of the people on this site show their stupidity again. Loli is also used to refer to actual child porn in Japan. Remember, the word it's based in "Lolita" applies to real girls anyway, but western anime fans tend to think that "loli" just means girls like Etna from Disgaea. Cartoon loli is sold all over Japan, including at every comic convention.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:40 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are not making sense at all.

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    Comment by Shaawin
    17:52 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    im actually pretty scared. :l WHAT DO I DO. I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF TO SIFT OUT MY LOLI.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:16 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol loli ring.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:29 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What is happening to this world.

    Comment by Hangmen
    17:22 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I predict a bleak future in Japan where anyone with the slightest thoughts of something erotic will have special police units in full assault gears raiding their house and seizing his computer.

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    Comment by Meido_Guy
    00:53 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The "Kono roricon domome !" thing will always make me laugh each time i see it, it's becoming like a conditioned reflex... T_T

    AND STOP BANNING MY LOLIS OR ANYTHING RELATED TO IT YOU IDIOTS

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 12/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the charge should have read "obvious loli material"

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    Comment by Y10NRDY
    15:22 28/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    3D loli BAD. 2D loli? no harm no foul IMHO.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 29/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, 3D loli not bad, child 'pornography' not bad, and neither is adults and children having sex together.

    What is bad? Idiot adults who wish to take away children's sexual choices out of the misguided and stupid notion that they are 'better' than children are and 'know better' than children do.

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    Comment by Sigh
    00:47 28/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's good that they're cracking down on young Idol distributers, that stuff really is sick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:54 28/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How young though? I honestly don't think 13-18 ones are bad, especially if they never show anything. Some people make too much fuss over Sayaa Irie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 12/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i have no malice but i found no value in one

    Comment by armn
    02:44 28/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    get the loli while it's hot

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 09/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    UNDERGROUND LOLI MARKET "psst, hey. want some loli goods? totally untracable."

    Meanwhile a real life child molestation-rape is taking place.

    Man, this is why i keep reality seperate from manga, this shit pisses me off

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:07 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why not be sure that illegal activity is going on before making a lawsuit worthy arrest? It's like arresting a grandmother for being a drug dealer only to find out the police were given the wrong address.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really hope that this is about 3D lolis or something, because...
    DON'T THEY DARE TAKE AWAY OUR PRECIOUS 2D!!!!1one

    Technically, I'm not THAT much into loli (and eroge) but some of that stuff is really good and I consider freedom of expression to be the most important thing person can have in this world.
    It is riddiculous to ban something just because you don't like it, I hate when moralists think they are right and their truth is the only and absolute truth.
    But what is happening with the world now... Germany is banning brutal games, UK is banning bdsm, America sued handley and now Japan is following worldwide trends...

    And our freedom is slowly disappearing :c

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:41 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I ever do start my agency up in around ten years... you loli people will be safe. And death counts and dissapearances of criminals in prison will rise. :)

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    Comment by Narcotic-Nightmares
    03:07 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    for gods sake, can't they just buy it like the rest of us? I know the recession can hit bad, but raiding for loli = fail

    Comment by Great Loli wars
    02:11 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The great loli war is coming.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 12/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and we will definitely lose, we cant even organize our self, let alone mount a counter-campaign.

    Comment by Metalbunny
    01:08 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I sure do hope that THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD would ONE DAY REALIZE that REAL PORN is MORE ILLEGAL than Hentai......

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    Comment by Lazydabear
    01:22 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the year 2009 the Lolicons and the Policebots do battle in a place called Akihabara-tron

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:14 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They wanted to put all the loli mangas under "protective custody" before they get taken and burned on the streets.

    Comment by shalala
    06:29 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    We still have the internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:55 12/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what good is the internet when there are no more content feed?

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    13:47 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    NOOOOOOOOO LEAVE MY FLAT CHEST GOODNESS ALONE.

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    13:49 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, I'm confused. This is a doujin raid, but there's 3d idol involved?

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    Comment by Shuu
    22:56 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Got me thinking as well. Maybe it's mainly a doujin shop that also stocks 3D idol videos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:38 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:00 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It appears to be a false hand on a stick probing a tear in the fabric of space. If I were to guess I would say that he was using it to finger the universe's rectum, but we will have to send in a team to be certain.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:16 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    looks like he hanged himself

    Comment by Athrun
    14:35 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It could be a fork.

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    Comment by Koto-Chan
    13:50 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A possible move :3 Loli Bubble will burst anytime

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    Comment by maga
    13:57 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:55 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The probable solution is terrorism. Let us quickly abduct little girls and train them to be assassins. The government must not prevail.

    We must corrupt the law, so that every policeman would crave the taste of loli. (2D, of course. 3d = pig disgusting.)

    We must act now! We must fight for the freedom of expression or suffer eternal oppression from hypocrites who would take offense at simulated sex with fictional little girls that do not exist in our reality... while letting violence run rampant. (Shit can't even control organized crime.)

    Further more, someone MUST DIE. A martyr for the cause. A person who is shot because of a crime he never committed: The imaginary rape of a little girl. Or an imaginary murder of a little girl.

    Thoughtcrime must not be allowed as valid.

    This is a time for heroes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:52 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Forget martyrs, the only people who should be the ones doing the dying are the ones impeding on us. You've got methods like placing car bombs, putting mail bombs in mailboxes, and using suppressed sniper rifles with subsonic ammo--You can do the same job of killing these bastards without sacrificing your own lives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:08 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But you see, the rest of us would miss you less.

    Comment by Y0k41
    14:39 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hear hear!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:56 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The feminist "spies" reported it to the police <.<

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    14:20 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm just going to post feminism related wikipedia links everytime someone says something like this.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarcha-feminism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_feminism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex-positive_feminism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transfeminism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_feminism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equality_feminism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equity_feminism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_feminism

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:15 22/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're still just a cunt who's coming in here with her self-important attitude and telling people what to do. You're hardly any different at all.

    Fuck off.

    Comment by anonymous
    14:25 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You forgot one, dumbass:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_feminism

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    16:24 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are probably quite a few pro-sex feminists who don't even know about this situation. But I'll be sure to tell them about it if I happen to run across any, or had back to any communities I used to frequent.

    Though I don't think other feminists have to apologize for the behavior of other non-feminists anymore than metalheads have to apologize for any black metalheads who burn down churches or mistreat nonwhites due to being NSBM fans.

    What you're essentially doing is attacking treating all heavy metal music as National Socialist Black Metal and then saying "so what if I've got it wrong, it's YOUR metalheads job to stomp down the NSBMers and keep them in check, y'all brought it on yourselves."

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    16:26 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm going to call y'all anti-feministic retards out on being stupid about it everytime I see it. Deal with it.

    Pro-sex, progressive feminists, are not going to be able to get rid of the completely sex alienated anymore than speed metal fans are going overthrow black metal nazis. This is preposterous.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:28 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find it funny that you don't want to be associated with child rapists, because all you want to do is jerk off to manga, but you are comfortable continuing to blame feminists for some pro-censorship organization. I also find it funny that you expect people with possibly little overlapping interests with them to, of all things, censor them. You can continue to, among other stupid things, attribute culpability for pro-censorship views to egalitarianism, but it makes you look stupid.

    In case you hadn't noticed, your interests are not appreciated by societies at large, which is why you don't obtain a lot of support except from free speech organizations and why your political opponents are a laundry-list of moralists. Do you think there is a single organized religious group that would crusade against a pro-censorship organization calling for the banning of your crusty comic books? Do you think there is a youth organization that will stand in staunch defense of loli rape games? It isn't because some gaijin cows suddenly discovered your hobbies that they are under scrutiny. You flame out of the ass over Equality Now simply because you have been led there like a cow waiting to have a captive bolt shot into its head. Way to be trolled for web impressions, maybe you can vent some more of your impotent rage on the Internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:58 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My "ignorance" is irrelevant--You guys aren't doing enough to counter the sex-negative feminists who want to do these sorts of bans. Do I see other feminist organizations trying to get Equality Now to stand down? Do I hear other feminist organizations issuing apoligies to Japan for the embarrassment that Equality Now has caused?

    NO. YOU GUYS AREN'T DOING SHIT, AND YOU HAVEN'T BEEN DOING SHIT TO COUNTER THE SEX-NEGATIVE FEMINISTS' INFLUENCES.

    And thus, the result is people being antagonistic towards feminists in general. Live with it.

    Comment by anon
    16:28 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I kind of agree with my fellow anon, extremist feminists like Equality Now are giving the rest of feminists a bad name, that's expected. But it's also wrong to generalize the whole group for what only part of the group has done. But really, Equality Now seems like a separate group from other feminist groups, they have no connection to other ones, so I don't see how they could be influenced by other feminists that aren't of like mind with them.

    Anyways, I'm getting tired of people bringing up feminazis or feminists all the time now. This has gotten bigger than them, there's much more to be blamed.

    Comment by anon
    16:30 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and by my fellow anon, I didn't mean the one above me, apparently

    Comment by Master
    05:59 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously Ukonkivi is particularly adept in avoiding the point. The point is that sexual freedom envelopes ANYTHING, even dominance. As for using the "They aren't really feminists" card, that could go both ways and end up including what a Feminist really is, which isn't what this is about anyway. The only feminists I've ever respected were the ones fighting for a fairer position in the business world. TL;DR Your "feminism" can't exist due to sexual freedom. If you were to post that long list of sites that no one is even going to look at every time someone leaves a comment relating to "blaming the feminists" then you will be spending the rest of your days doing it.

    Comment by Master
    06:00 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The last bit was supposed to be a P.S. >_>

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    15:49 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nagging? I'm trying to cure your ignorance on the matter.

    Comment by anonymous
    15:10 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, and as far as the whole "Radical Feminists are against such bans" is concerned, if that really is true, why the hell do I see radical feminists like Biting Beaver nagging on and on about sex and rape?

    http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2007/08/trash-and-purveyors-of-trash.html

    Comment by anonymous
    15:06 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well guess what? Nobody gives a shit about the feminists who are supposedly for sex and such because the ones that are anti-porn happen to be screaming the most.

    You want us to stop accusing feminists? Start rallying up your own damn feminist friends to counter the constant nagging of the sex-negative feminists.

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    14:58 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And it looks like that one is defined much differently than the type of people you call feminazis.

    Radical feminism doesn't appear to have much to do with misandry at all. It seems more to do with fundamentally changing society by overthrowing gender roles, capitalism, and laws.

    I don't anything about hating men.
    In fact, that would mean radical feminists are AGAINST lolicon bans, because that would be a law.

    So much for peoples idiotic, misunderstanding of the term "radical feminism".

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    14:59 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also, I'm against gender roles, and I'm a Libertarian Socialist, so apparently I'M a Radical Feminist.

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    15:48 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Banning, does not fit the profile. Criticism is not the same as calling for a ban. And the very article you linked to even claimed that anti-sex even runs COUNTER to feminism as stated by Ellen Willis. And that feminism, true feminism, embraces sexual freedom.

    Again, any sort of thing contrary is just the right wing trying to invade and destroy feminism and implement conservative values.

    You're just continuing to sound ignorant.

    Also, the current state of the pornography industry IS sexist and uneven. It's almost all in one direction and things to the other direction are minorly represented. Maledom majority is something that is to and should be overturned in general I believe.

    I am for moving the pornography industry in a more positive direction, myself. Though not through bans and such things.

    Also, sex related inequality is a media-wide problem. Not just within the pornography industry.

    Comment by anonymous
    15:36 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry pal, but if a radical feminist who constantly worries about her son inevitably becoming a rapist as a result of looking at porn doesn't fit the profile of a person who would be for the banning of such material, then you need to evaluate your own position as a "radical" feminist.

    If you have a problem with the way we currently perceive feminists, then do something about the fucking people that claim to be feminists and calling for such bans. Nagging at us won't do you any good.

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    15:31 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Being against overarching dominance over men, including pornography, and trying to even the scales, does not mean supporting banning the material.

    Also, Amanda Marcotte is NOT a Racial Feminist, like that blog implies. She's fairly moderate, and nowhere near social and/or anarchist. I also strongly agree with her positions on birth control and abortion against the Catholic church.






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