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An otaku musician famous on NicoNico Douga has been arrested for having sex with an underage fan who approached him at Comiket.

The 31-year-old Tokyo musician enjoyed modest fame through his music on NicoNico Douga, released under the name “Hoshimi Aoto.”

However, his popularity was his undoing – a 17-year-old female high schooler approached him whilst he was attending a Comiket music booth, and proved more than willing to express her appreciation for his talents amorously.

The pair indulged in carnal relations at a hotel in the Tokyo city of Chofu, a matter which somehow came to the attention of the authorities.

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He was subsequently arrested and charged with engaging in indecent activities with a minor, which he admitted, saying “I thought it was risky but I couldn’t restrain my lust.”

Aside from its enjoyably lurid aspects, the case has been attracting attention for another reason – the stark contrast between “ideal and actuality” offered by pictures of the musician whilst being arrested for his vile deeds and his online 2D portrayal:

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His music:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 20/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I would find it pretty refreshing if people would actually take their heads out of their asses and start a meaningful debate over what ACTUALLY constitutes offensive behaviour nowadays.

    At age 17, that girl is very likely to have a HUGE backlog of sexual intercourse under her skirt. As much as Japan tries to play ostrich to the world, it's a fact that underage prostitution is rampant and pretty much accepted there. Accepted, as in the "law" doesn't want to go up against to rich suits that spend so much money "harmless delivery health.

    Every once in a while they'll just pick an easy scape-goat, read: "creepy otaku offender", and pretend to uphold outdated/inappropriate laws.

    To be fair, that's not only a problem in Japan. Underage sex is common everywhere. Age of consent is a relic that is no longer fit for most societies. The biggest failure being the unwillingness to truly discuss the topic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yes, this. The subject is so very taboo for some reason, despite a lot of people having sex while being 13. I myself remember becoming interested in sex quite early, maybe at the age of 11 or something?
    In this case there were obviously no such thing as child abuse involved, which just makes the whole case look dumb.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    tsh pshaw nonsense i can't even be in the same building with an underage girl without being hounded...

    when i was thinking this reply it made sense don't know what happened sorry

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:31 20/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    If he loses a bit of weight and gets a better hair cut, that fantasy appearance could be closer to reality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:17 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    He isn't even that fat compared to those americans. Looks pretty healthy-looking to me. Maybe workout some muscles and he could score some serious ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He'll become a real bishounen. Amiright?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Just as water runs downhill, the human heart will always revert to its basest instincts. In this case, sex with an attractive female.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:44 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lose weight... like that is possible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 20/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    lol, it's possible, i lose 10 Kilos in 2 weeks

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lipo is cheating

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:44 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And how much did you regain in the following months?

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    13:53 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Losing weight must be possible considering all the skinny crack heads in the West.

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    Comment by kamehappo
    18:24 23/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is, if you have enough willpower. Some people have.
    I think he did nothing wrong in this obvious case.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have to agree. He's not bad looking...like you said, lose some weight (and the "my life is over" look), better styling should close to doing the trick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Then again, maybe the "my life is over" look is something he only got after they "busted" him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 20/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Who cares if he's fat. He's amazingly talented. Talent gets dem bitches.

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    Comment by warjoke
    10:17 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    and beauty queens...

    well, pinoys will get my reference about this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:52 24/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't understand how he got caught.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:27 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok I seriously think you've made a mistake when you said "He's amazingly talented"

    He DID NOT make "Senbonzakura" the song, he only sang it and uploaded the vid like many other.

    Was he even that popular? His voice suck IMO

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:00 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This guy is right, Senbonzakura is composed by 黒うさP, and that upload is just a below average utattemita. I follow the scene closely and he's semi-popular at best. He was somewhat famous around 2010~2011, but then he vanished from popularity. After this incident, his old videos exploded on the ranking, but it's just because of this incident, so.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Agreed, not a good voice at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:39 20/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    If you don't think that's a good voice you are retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:12 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Voice editing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and monies :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:13 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    talent = money, so yes, you are right, sir.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:49 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He's rolling in theoretical internet dollars.
    I'm sure they can be used to pay for his defence.

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    Comment by Myballz
    19:51 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He is not R-Kelly he didn't pee on the girl if he did he be would be the J-pop God by now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And money=bitches
    God, I love Maths so much.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    13:50 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tautology ftw!

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    Comment by kintama00
    04:15 20/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ..as if she were a virgin :/

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:07 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The age of consent is 16 in many different countries, also in my own. Like hell, the girl was 17, so what. She's old enough to decide whether she has sex. It pisses me off how poor otaku get baited into traps like that while in other countries cases like this couldn't even be reported as rape, as there was obvious consent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:46 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The national age of consent in Japan is 13 as specified by the Japanese Penal Code Articles 176 and 177. However, prefectures can have ordinances that prohibit sexual activities with any minor under 18.
    *from wikipedia*

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:41 26/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    IMO biologically 13 is fine, but socially creepy. 16+ seems fine though, especially given females reaching maturity sooner than males. Hell most men are still children well into their 30s.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:12 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    it's 15 in my country more power to me

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:38 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's 13 state-wide, but every prefecture can set it own age of consent, most set it to 18.

    Japanese politicians are either completely naive or full of shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:28 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    because he is otaku?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:37 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    13 in mine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:37 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's 13 in japan

    And i'm confuse how is this possible?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:40 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Spain, my new vacation destination

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 26/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    16 in Texas and Florida. I think Federally 18 is universal in the US, but States are given some degree of leeway on self-governance and that include marital affairs. Some are a little weird though. For example marital consent age being lower than consensual sexual congress age limitations. I'm not really sure how that's enforced, but it *is* rather hilarious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The thing in Japan the lack of land, many live with parents and family making it the only possibility going to a hotel, very risky if you take a JK.

    Otherwise if one were to live alone and take her home, we would not see so much arrests.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:58 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He wasn't a teacher. And she probably wasn't a loli.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Japan will surely drive it population into extinction if they keep on cutting their citizen's balls like this.

    One day "Children of men" movies would come into realization in Japan

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:44 20/04/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Oh noes. Not a virgin. Keep that mentality and you'll never get laid. Don't worry, you can pay a few hundred thousand dollars for that Russian virgin or whatever the fuck she was.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:13 20/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Wait, she came to him.. it was consensual and she was 17 years old?


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I agree. I think it's complete bullshit that this guy gets arrested.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Guess that bit about the age of consent being 16 in Japan is bullsh!t.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:39 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    anti-child prostitution law supersedes existing prefecture law, effectively making sex with anyone under 18 illegal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:41 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    it is not prostitution if the girl consent or actually the girl wants it

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 24/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    more importantly: IF HE DOESNT PAY FOR IT

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:42 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    From Wikipedia:
    The national age of consent in Japan is 13 as specified by the Japanese Penal Code Articles 176 and 177.[37][dead link] However, prefectures can have ordinances that prohibit sexual activities with any minor under 18.[38]

    ‘Rape’, Art. 177 Penal Code 'A person who, through violence or intimidation, has sexual intercourse with a female person of not less than thirteen (13) years of age commits the crime of rape and shall be punished with imprisonment at forced labour for a limited term of not less than two years. The same shall apply to a person who has sexual intercourse with a female person under thirteen (13) years of age.'[39]

    'Indecency through compulsion', Art. 176 Penal Code 'A person who, through violence or intimidation, commits an indecent act upon a male or female person of not less than thirteen (13) years of age shall be punished with imprisonment at forced labour for not less than six months nor more than seven years. The same shall apply to a person who commits an indecent act upon a male or female person under thirteen (13) years of age

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:40 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's 13!! here's the proof http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_consent_in_Asia#Japan

    however if the kid was under 18 she could file a complaint, otherwise there shouldn't be a problem

    Comment by Anonymous

    Man, I heard that it was twelve!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And they complain about lower birth rate...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:32 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    which are these stupid laws that are actually preventing from increasing the birth rate

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    She did came to him but he was the one who cum on her, and thus the verdict would be guilty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If she is still depedant on her parents, then her parents can file for rape or some shit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Legend says.. if two weirdo otaku have sex and procreate...the end is near, we're all gonna die soon

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:44 20/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:41 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Now you've done it!

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    Comment by kamehappo
    18:29 23/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why has it not happened already? Ohno Kanako and Tanaka did have sex in 2006 already.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 20/04/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    17 = underage. Consensual or not, an underage cannot involve in sexual intercourse.

    Deal with it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 21/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Guess what? 17 years and 365 days is also underage but somehow, the girl physically and emotionally matures right at 12 o'clock at night and on the next day, she is not a minor anymore...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 20/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    That is highly dependent on where we are talking about, even within Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:42 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In the Netherlands there's a grey area for ages 16-18... Shouldn't that be the case in all countries.

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    Comment by Dia
    16:11 20/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    And pink. Grey and pink.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    13:49 20/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Yes. We all love gray areas.

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    Comment by kamehappo
    18:31 23/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wrong. It is only you who can`t.

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