Loli Ban “Will Be Reconsidered”


Anti-censorship mangaka Ken Akamatsu reports that the LDP is likely not only to quietly drop their loli ban for lack of support, but will go so far as to say it should be “reconsidered.”

Ken Akamatsu, who has been consulting with lawmakers and is presumably very much in the know with respect to the ban’s formal passage through the Diet as well as its far more important informal support through the factions of the LDP, tweets thusly:

Regarding the ban, it looks as if the LDP has just about formed the consensus that the bill should be formally sent back for reconsideration rather than just abandoned.

What is significant is that contents of the bill will be reconsidered after the current parliamentary session in this case, so what happens afterwards is the important part.

However, some are also saying the power balance has shifted and they won’t resubmit it for some time.

Assuming he is correct, it represents a major if not total victory for the ban’s opponents, though in the opaque face-saving form preferred by legislators.

However, the content of any future revised versions of the ban and the dogged persistence of its proponents in endlessly resubmitting it suggest long-term vigilance is the only path to ultimate victory.

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    Avatar of Assassinister
    Comment by Assassinister
    14:28 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Hope this law will be on a garbage bin.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:47 22/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I'd rather it get launched into the Sun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 23/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It won't go into the garbage bin.

    Laws like this will be brought up again and again, until it passes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 24/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean supposed rights with be taken away until their all GONE!!

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    06:47 23/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope. Just like any "gun safety" bill here in the US, it will be put in a locked file cabinet where it will sit until the next opportunity to re-introduce this worthless, over-reaching bill.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 22/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope it ends up in the garbage bin and then that garbage bin gets compressed and finally incinerated

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 22/06/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Hope you will be behind the bar, lolz

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:10 22/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    C'mon, Japan.

    You don't want to be like the retarded British, do you?

    The ones who can't tell the difference between fiction and reality and had to ban lolis as a result?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 22/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Media Watchdogs are the only dogs worthy of being put down.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    What's with people trying to always control and dictate the lives of others? Just like with Microsoft's god-awful DRM policies, I hope this will end with the people prevailing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:04 21/06/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    NOPE IT WILL END WITH THIS: [ 43/59437da6-4103-4036-83fc-580a109002fe_zps1b3ee0d2.jpg~original]

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    Comment by CowExtract
    00:44 22/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Go the hell on already

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:18 22/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's Agnes Chan venting her frustrations at Anons...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 23/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You first, twat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:47 22/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    what do you expect when you come to sancom? a serious talk about politics? If you like this kind of stuff why did you ever come to sancom?

    Comment by Anonymous

    You know... We can all say whatever we like about this "religious caps-lock" guy, but we all have to admit it now: he has become an important part of Sankaku Complex... No, really, I mean it. Like, his comments already attained the status of "classics" and I can no longer imagine seeing an article without his contributions. Clichés, maybe, but classic ones at that.

    I may be an Anonymous here, but those of you with an account... You should, from now on, consider thumbing him up everytime you see him. He is a classic of classics now, and this site would not be the same without him anymore. It is the kind of small details that gives a site a unique identity. Kudos on that.

    Give him an alias, as well. He deserves it. "Capslock Guy", CG for short, sounds well, no...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 22/06/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 22/06/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    >taking potshots at MS in a thread not about MS

    you are a faggot amongst faggots. bet you feel real edgy now, thou all you're doing it repeating the same shit everyone else it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I hope that I'll be dead before this ban gets approved... there is already enough censorship in the world (not only in Japan).
    Just thinking about the effects on the industry is horrible... not only consumers will "suffer", but the mangaka, animators and VN makers, too.
    "What can still be shown, what's considered child porn? Will I face consequences drawing this and that?"

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    Comment by John Doe
    16:15 23/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly, this is going to affect all the genres. Things are not gonna be the same. If the mangaka, animators or VPN makers, start questioning their own work...
    This sh**t is gonna f**ck up everything.

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    Comment by electricmole
    14:10 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Save the Lolis!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:38 22/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Loli's innocent can make the world in peace

    Comment by Anonymous

    Initially I misread the first world of your comment as "screw".

    This young apprentice has come far down the way of wizardhood.

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    Comment by itachixmaster
    13:43 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    leave alone our lolis damnt D:<!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    We won a battle but we need to make sure we win the war :) For the future!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 21/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    FOR THE HO- i mean LOLIS!

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    Comment by coolball
    07:52 22/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    for the lolis

    Avatar of Yuri-Hime
    Comment by Yuri-Hime
    13:36 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This shouldn't even be up for reconsideration hell it shouldn't even be up for discussions at all.

    Avatar of Shaolan-kun
    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    13:34 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I'd vote Akamatsu for PM anyday.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Damn straight. Akamatsu = Boss

    Comment by Dark Mage
    13:32 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Nothing worse then when politicians won't drop an issue when the people do not support it.

    Avatar of Kaarme
    Comment by Kaarme
    14:15 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Politicians only suffer to listen to people when elections are near, otherwise their ears are dedicated to their campaign funders and favourite lobbyists. Though Japan might have it even worse, all politicians being geriatrics. Half of them must be practically deaf already.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 21/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    During the SOPA crisis, politicians from both Republican and Democrat parties who supported that piece of shit were so adamant despite public outcry, rallying on the streets and Internet wide self imposed black out.

    They pulled out in the end only because people got so pissed off to the point of mailing or phoning their reps directly to tell them that they are so getting fucked in the next election if SOPA passes.

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    Comment by Fresh Start!
    Comment by Anonymous
    16:42 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)


    don't panic you know this kind of results...

    politicians they well never win!


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:04 21/06/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    NOPE CAUSE: [ 43/59437da6-4103-4036-83fc-580a109002fe_zps1b3ee0d2.jpg~original]

    Avatar of Shuubi
    Comment by Shuubi
    22:08 21/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 22/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Aww how cute. This guy is learning how to internets.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 21/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    They sound like sore losers.
    How can you reconsider a fundamentally flawed bill?
    Make it more obscure? They'll just fall into the oppositions hands again and suffer a second defeat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:33 21/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Being "fundamentally flawed" does not necessarily make it unsuitable for being passed. Politics isn't about making intelligent socially beneficial changes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:40 21/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    All they have to do is keep loli legality hanging in the balance for as long as poossible. The longer they can keep it up, the more publishers and mangaka will want to play it safe in order to not have to close down business/go to jail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:55 21/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    so this will be like SOPA, coming back to haunt us every few months under a new name and minute change to the bill itself

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 22/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Japan is learning a harsh lesson America has long known... the price of freedom is vigilance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:26 24/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    We're not free here so don't be delusional.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 22/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    wachsamkeit in german. world of warcraft once had a spell called wachsamkeit... but they changed the spell. jeder für sich is it now called.
    egocentrism or freedom?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 21/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Fucking scrap that shit forever and start passing laws that goes after real pedophiles please?
    Why waste so much time and money on something that can't even be proved effective when they could be passing laws and thinking on how to stop real criminals?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:23 21/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    They should focus on child prostitution, especially Enjo-kousai. Not that I'm against them doing it or people buying those services... but the police don't do anything about it. They let the girls go, while the customers get arrested. They should start at the root and take out the sellers. Or at least punish them in some way.
    But instead of "protecting" real children, politicians focus on fictitious drawings. FAIL

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 22/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Because 2D girls are easier to protect(as well as fap to).

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:03 22/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Because to aim for 2D girl, the politician do not have to pass the Yakuza barrier..

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    Comment by jamesownsall
    22:09 21/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They're going after law-abiding artists because they know those guys can't fight back worth shit.

    Meanwhile, pimps in 'delivery health' establishments and shady dating sites continue to operate and profit because they likely have protection from Yakuza which the NPD prefer to pretend not to exist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 21/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Pedophiles are not (necessarily) criminals.
    Why waste any time or money on going after them?

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