Doraemon “Child Porn” Shizuka Censorship Shocks

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Even the tame service of classic kiddy anime Doraemon is now being subjected to random glare, with the latest proving that the assurances of the Tokyo government that “Shizuka’s scenes will not be subject to the ban” were hollow after all.

The latest broadcast version:

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The original scene as formerly broadcast:

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The introduction of such cack-handed censorship to a beloved childhood favourite of millions of Japanese was quickly noticed and soon caused quite a stir online, with most suggesting it had but one main cause – the Tokyo loli ban and the lingering efforts of PM Abe’s cohort of cultists and emperor worshipping maniacs to pass a nation-wide loli ban and finally rid Japan of the scourge of freedom of expression for good.

In particular, claims that Doraemon-type shower scenes and incidental nudity would never be affected by the ban were made specifically by the authorities (“Shizuka-chan’s bathing scenes will not subject to the law”) – and now seem to have shown to be invalid, for whether in response to direct or perceived pressure, the scenes are gone and new programming seems unlikely to ever attempt anything similar.

Broadcasters Asahi TV have apparently been refusing to comment at all as just why the scenes were excised when asked by their fellow media jackals, leaving the circumstances surrounding the glare unknown.

Classic Shizuka-chan by way of comparison:

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Whereas late night anime is notorious for employing vast amounts of DVD sales enhancing glare and steam, supposedly because terrestrial TV no longer feels it can let a nipple slip onto the airways (though in fact at this point only the most credulous would believe the uncensored BD sales model did not have something to do with it all), mainstream broadcast television is a more reliable barometer of actual politics, suggesting media giants are feeling especially sensitive about something.

Online there is plenty of enthusiastically uninformed speculation as to how an innocent scene depicting a little girl having her clothes torn off by a vacuum cleaner could possibly be subject to such a ban:

“All those wretches who supported that law were saying specifically that Shizuka’s scenes were examples of the stuff which would be completely unaffected.”

“Absolutely, they had ‘self-restraint’ imposed on them so now they are going to be highlighted as causing problems if they don’t go along with it, which will then be used to strengthen the ban. We might as well make all the women wear burqas and embrace Islam now.”

“You got from Shizuka-can all the way onto Islam, well done…”

“Those leftist bastards as Asahi are trying to discredit the Abe administration by making it look as if they were pressured into it!”

“Buy the DVD you whiners!”

“Come on, didn’t Magi have nipples? All this is overblown.”

“That was a djinn. No way would a human female have visible nipples these days.”

“The original took things a bit far really.”

“As if, it is not like they showed her vagina. People pay way too much attention to this.”

“What is this with the glare, a late night ero-anime!?”

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    • Even in anime with extreme violence, you’ll never see a vagina. They would show the internal sex organs of an eviscerated woman but the vagina they’re attached to would be mosaic’d

    • The french are the ones that don’t mind showing genitals of underage women in TV, but won’t display violence unless it’s as tame as the one in the first series of Star Trek. Get your countries right.

      • Creating, viewing and sharing drawn cp is punishable with a fine of at least 75,000€ and a 5 year prison sentence. This is one of those few, rare times where America’s the wimpy coward and France the badass.

        Finland, Denmark and Spain however are still pederast safe havens unwilling to accept EU guidelines on this matter.

        • Are you saying that France has harsher laws on Child Porn than the US?

          From Justice.gov’s Citizen’s Guide to U.S. Federal Law on Child Pornography.

          “Any violation of federal child pornography law is a serious crime, and convicted offenders face severe statutory penalties. For example, a first time offender convicted of producing child pornography under 18 U.S.C. § 2251, face fines and a statutory minimum of 15 years to 30 years maximum in prison. A first time offender convicted of transporting child pornography in interstate or foreign commerce under 18 U.S.C. § 2252, faces fines and a statutory minimum of 5 years to 20 years maximum in prison. Convicted offenders may face harsher penalties if the offender has prior convictions or if the child pornography offense occurred in aggravated situations defined as (i) the images are violent, sadistic, or masochistic in nature, (ii) the minor was sexually abused, or (iii) the offender has prior convictions for child sexual exploitation. In these circumstances, a convicted offender may face up to life imprisonment.”

  • It’s a fucking cartoon… why do they feel the need to censor everything.. it’s not a real child.. no real kid was harmed… As it is, 2D kids have more rights than 3D ones, this is ridiculous.

    • Yes, it is ridiculous…. but that is the hypocrisy with the statutory rape, child sexual abuse, etc. laws.

      They are NOT about protecting children but about punishing people who dare to violate society’s ‘likes and dislikes’ on this subject.

      • Actually, they’re about punishing people who dare to violate the laws that are put up to protect children. What you’re talking about is far from censoring a 2D girl’s nakedness.

        • Anonymous 4:08, there is NO such thing as a ‘normal sexual relationship’.

          ALL sexualities are normal, it’s just that some are disliked by one person or another and that is why they are made illegal.

          That is not a good enough reason to make them illegal in the real world however.

          I can understand making illegal a sexuality that harms other people physically WITHOUT their permission, nothing else.

        • >> They’re punished by what is set in place to protect

          HOW exactly is it protecting them? Oh, right, buy punishing perpetrators. See my other comment about your stupidity.

          >> But there’s words you didn’t mention, like “consequence” and “deterrent”.

          Do you really believe the nonsense your spouting or are you just trolling me?

          How the fuck does a deterrent against instincts work? Answer: it doesn’t. Because it’s not a rational decision. Compare it to fasting. Only you are required to do it your entire life. At some point most people will just loose their rationality and do what they want. Loose their mind for minute, so to speak.

          >> and you can bet they planned to make that list longer.

          Obviously, once you did it once all that’s really left is to do it again. Punishment won’t change much anyway. So there’s no point to hold it in anymore.

        • Do you notice the ridiculousness of your statements or does this make any sense to you?

          Protecting someone by punishing someone else after the fact…?

          Does this make sense to anyone? Protecting means prevention, not punishment. Does a law that punishes someone after he did something wrong protect anyone? Geez, guess we don’t need to lock our doors to protect our property anymore. Laws punishing thieves will do that just fine.

        • @04:41 – I never said that it actually prevented anything, I said it punished them, exactly as you did. They’re punished by what is set in place to protect, did I say something wrong? It’s a fact, isn’t it? It’s the same thing you said, actually. But there’s words you didn’t mention, like “consequence” and “deterrent”. If nothing else, it’s there to make victim’s families and the general public feel better. There is better ways of prevention being exercised (rooting out predators on the internet through popular chat circles, etc). But on top of that, when they finally do put a pedo behind bars they are keeping him from reaching more future victims, so there’s that at least. Pretty much every child sex predator has a list of at least a dozen victims before they’re caught, and you can bet they planned to make that list longer.

      • On the contrary, this kind of shit is specifically designed to distract people from the 999999 retarded wars about to break out at any second.

        Senkaku Islands? Fukushima?? World War 3??!!
        Fuck all that shit, Shizuka was censored!
        RAAAAAAAAAGE!

        The West does it too, of course. Whenever there’s a major incident of any kind, we always get bombarded with epic news of celebrities tripping on their shoelaces or eating McDonald’s for dinner.

      • Senile farts creating non-issues to distract everyone whilst they push their bullshit agenda through.

        To this day, I still don’t understand why the people making all the decisions are always sociopathic greedy old farts who only care about amassing riches that they can’t even take with them to hell.

      • No, what Neo-Feminists do is intentionally find things to complain about, so that they can justify being selfish and unreasonable assholes, and to gain even more undeserved benefits and privileges than they already have (and clearly take for granted).

      • You people are seriously deluded if you think this has anything to do with modern feminism. Bringing up video games, which are irrelevant to the discussion, only shows that you care too much about that particular issue, and that you’re grasping at straws.

        • Yes, it does have a lot to do with feminism. ALL of these laws only started being proposed when the feminists started spouting “A child having sex before 18 is BRAINWASHED into X and Y!”

          Before 1970 (the start of Second Wave Feminism) pedosexuality was accepted and the ONLY times that the statutory rape laws were enforced were if a rich person had their daughter propositioned by a poor person.

          In all other cases, ‘da law’ just ignored sex between adults and children 99% of the time.

        • What about all those stupid complaints about games where instead of encouraging female centered games they just simply bash the usual games and their creators with an extremely haughty tone?

          I do agree it has nothing with do with actual gender equality but internet femis are something else.

        • Good “girl gamers” are just simply “good gamers”, and they play what other good gamers play – good games. Their games already exist and they’re not complaining, unless they’re complaining for more GOOD GAMES. I know more girls who play the so-called “sexist” games and actually complain a hell of a lot less about them than the males who play them.

        • You all are really stupid if you think feminism has even the slightest bit to do with this. Video games are completely irrelevant to the discussion, so bringing them up here only shows that you’re overly concerned about that particular issue, and are grasping at straws.

  • This almost makes it look worse, like there’s something lewd there that needed hiding. Especially given the normal censorship routine of actual ero anime, it almost makes it seem like they’re trying to say, “Pay extra money for the exclusive BlueRay so you can get to see this little girls ass! Don’t worry! Child porn is completely legal and ethical as long as you pay for it!”

    They’ve made something small into something really shady looking. Talk about casting a harsh light onto something…

  • “Those leftist bastards as Asahi are trying to discredit the Abe administration by making it look as if they were pressured into it!”

    Wow. Can’t we just also agree that the Jews were somehow responsible for this?

  • Who wants to bet they’d be perfectly OK with showing the scenes where you can see Nobita’s penis even after all of this? But they would /never/ show the slightest hint of a girl’s pudendal cleft (which would be analogous to showing the penis), and now even the scenes where you get a very brief look at a girl’s bottom are censored

    • Most people are actually sexist when it comes to childporn and pedophiles. Ask anyone what their image of the victim is and most people will say “a preteen girl”. I believe both the average man and woman are sexist when it comes to realizing just how much of the victims effected are also boys. Most of what makes it into the news and media is girls, the only exception I can think of is when priests are involved. So I think it’s short sighted to just simply throw the blame on “feminists” all the time.

      On top of that, adult male butts have always been treated as funny or nasty in the media until recently and female asses have almost always been considered to be sexual, and this goes for the views of both men and women (look at all the 80s skin flicks made by men where the inequality is always shown clearly).

      • It’s natural assumption coupled with what people want to believe.

        Female = naturally weaker -> beautiful, attractive -> passive, kind, caring -> assumed victim.

        Male = naturally stronger -> brutish, disgusting -> violent, cruel, selfish -> assumed aggressor.

        Females are naturally gifted to be attractive in many ways. Regular people don’t realize that females have all sorts of immediate advantages.

        An example I like to use is the naming of males and females in all cultures throughot history. People don’t realize this, but a person’s name is already an immediate first impression that represents and bestows positive or negative expectations based on gender.

        Females are almost always named after nice, pleasant, wondrous and beautiful things. Males are almost always named after strength, aggression and such.

        Another example is that female hormones have a sweet, musky fragrance, whereas male hormones have a pungent, acidic odour.

        Yet another example is how children are always born from a female, which creates a deep subconscious bond of trust between the child and females. Trust is very important in society, which in itself is yet another advantage.

        Similar to the above, another example is how everyone refers to highly valued, beloved and/or respected inanimate things as female (eg. Mother Nature, Mother Russia, planets, prized possessions such as expensive vehicles, etc). That example is also an interesting contrast to the bullshit concept of “objectification”.

        So.. my point? That humans naturally treat males like shit without realizing it or even caring.

      • Many of those ‘victims’ are actually not victims in the real world.

        The pedosexual in question has ASKED the child in question whether they can touch them in a sexual manner 99% of the time, which is the child’s right to say “Yes” or “No” to that.

        “Da law” needs to stop interfering and intervening in this stuff, this is NOT meant to protect children, it is meant to force religious conservative morality on those children.

        • Inb4 children can’t decide for themselves.

          This is true to some extent but it doesn’t mean that they do not have a free will. It just means we decide for them against their free will (perfectly acceptable, children need guidance).

          It’s really just about what kind of guidance children need and what kinds of freedom we want to allow them.

          And this is mostly a matter of their parents. Some are allowed to be picky about their food, others are not allowed to eat chocolate.

          But sex, drugs & rock’n’roll, heck no, that’s bad, really bad. Except rock’n’roll isn’t all that bad anymore. And not everyone forbids their children to drink beer before they are old enough.

        • You idiot… only a pedo believes that a child EVER has the mental and emotional capacity to answer yes or no to questions in regards to sexuality. How about asking a child about smoking a cigarette? Some countries don’t even allow certain kinds of advertising to be allowed during children’s programs because they’re known to be easily manipulated by the media without being able to understand fully what the product is (especially when it comes to food). It’s the same shit with sexuality. It’s only in the ages that are closer to adulthood (15 or 16) when children even begin to mature enough to understand sexuality enough to have their minds made up about it.

          And during the youngest ages of puberty, most especially for girls, it’s actually both mentally and physically harmful for a child to engage in sexual acts, especially with someone who is bigger and stronger than them. Before puberty, it is absolutely harmful and anyone who wants sex with them is absolutely selfish and would be accurately labeled a “predator”.

          These aren’t opinions, this is factual science. Sexology professionals would never accept the idea of something like a 10 year old girl engaging in sex with a man who is twice her age.

          Please, to all the lolicon here, stick with 2D, don’t even consider 3D.

      • I think I understand it quite well, actually. It’s simply an effect of the highly hypocritical and sexist Protestant sexual morality that’s been infesting Japanese culture since the American military occupation of the country after their defeat in WW2.

        • Nah, I think they’re just being dicks on purpose.

          Ask yourself this: do those old farts really care about sexual morality? Look at Ishihara, one of the primary instigators. He writes rape books, for crying out loud.

          Remember, the politicians who complain the most about these kinds of issues are usually the ones with something to hide. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ishihara has a cellar full of little boys and girls that he molests on a daily basis.

  • They’re looking into this too much.

    When can the law provide protection for imaginary beings?

    It’s at this moment, they’re doing more to protect imaginary children than real children. The time and money they spend harassing otaku, bribing officials and spreading propaganda – – could be used to break up child trafficking rings.

    • But those guys making money off of real child porn have money and are organized and hard to deal with on many levels. That would be work.

      It also doesn’t work as publicity. Because the triumph over those guys is instantly overshadowed by reminding everyone that they actually exist. Out there. Abducting children since forever.

      • Hey, legalize child pornography production and a lot of the ills associated with it might just disappear.

        Seriously, if we would legalize and regulate it like we do the adult porn industry (making sure that women are not being forced into the industry against their will), things would get better for all.

        • “Hey, legalize child pornography production and a lot of the ills associated with it might just disappear.”

          Right… except that the production would involve real sexual abuse of children, which is why it’s illegal in the first place.

        • Um, the ills associated with it are the fact that it exists in the first place. How in the world do you plan on making the production of CP humane? Either way, it’s not like there’s a huge demand/black market for the stuff, as there is for drugs, sex work, etc. as pedophilia isn’t particularly common, so legalizing and regulating it wouldn’t accomplish much.

        • And then who’s parents would allow any kid who would ever be up for the job? Even regular child actors can’t do anything without parental consent. The only parents who would allow it are selfish, dollar-eyed people who wouldn’t hesitate to sell their children into slavery for a buck. In that case, never mind the “actor’s” consent, because parents can easily be the most manipulative person in a kid’s life. Legalizing real media that contains children having or even just simulating sex is pretty much the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. How would that even prevent any further “ills”? Pedos would say “if they can do it in porn why can’t they do it in real life?”. This isn’t like marijuana, you know.

      • More like, those guys making money off real child porn are usually the same people making laws against it, so that nobody else can muscle in on their profits.

        That’s how laws usually work. I’m not even joking.

        Have you heard about all the recent pedophile chile ring revelations plaguing European government and major media outlets? Says a lot, I think.

  • seems like people forgot what the fuck is porn, porn include blowjobs, dildos, semen all over the face and body, single penetration, double penetration, anal penetration, fisting, tribbing, etc… there is nothing that can be called porn here >.>

  • It seems to me that most nudity in anime from before the 90s was more obviously for comedy or just matter-of-fact (i.e. when people take a bath they are naked, and especially when it comes to children they are just naked and nothing more), but in doraemon’s case with Shizuka it was sometimes creepily obvious that they were trying to especially “glamorize” her various states of undress (like that first gif from the classic ones). She practically got treated like Machiko Sensei. But if it’s done in a way that makes it comedic or isn’t blatantly sexual that’s fine but giving her the same censorship treatment as real ecchi anime get is just going to make the scenes seem more ecchi than ever. Are they just hypocritical idiots or what?

  • Heaven forbid the governments of the world spending actual time and money on finding slave rings and actual people doing inappropriate things to real children or doing other taboo acts, Oh no that’s a waste of time and resources we’re instead going to focus on banning people from drawing and making animated shows featuring made up people doing these same taboo acts. This reminds me of cases of people who play D&D and lose sight of what’s real and what is fantasy, you get a few bad apples and the rest of the players have to suffer when the truth is they are an average everyday person who just enjoys playing a game on the weekend for relaxation.

    The people who loose sight of what is real and what isn’t are the problem but it seems that the rest of the people as a whole should be punished for those few who lose sight of that.

  • Can any of you fucking read? It explicitly says things like bathing and stuff that people do naturally will be unaffected. Having her clothes literally torn off (à la Queen’s Blade or Freezing) so that there can be an ass shot isn’t natural at all. Stop defending this sick shit and go get a job, your mother’s worried about you.

  • If people are making comments about fapping to this, then they’ve proven why it’s being censored.

    Nudity, particularly in children’s shows, used to be considered innocent, but now that anything and everything is being sexualized by the viewers, we can’t have that anymore.

    • They did remove most scenes of sweating brawny men in the last release. For all those pervs that enjoy looking at subpar characters that do nothing except staring at the figthers and clenching their teeth.

  • Censorship is bad for the eyes,especially mosaic cenosring it’s time japan gets rid of it before it affects people even more and all people will have almost closed eyes because they can barely see.

  • I guess what they’re saying by doing this is that even if you let even your own kids run free naked (even uncontrollably on their own wild will) or take a picture of them taking a bath, they better be wearing a beam of light?

    • What… really, are you 10? I thought this is one of the basic things people learned early about anime. Anime for all ages has had some nudity in it since almost as long as anime has been made in Japan. The mindset used to be that not even adult nudity was really considered “erotic” by the Japanese, it was things like the the upper back (I think that was it, or maybe shoulders) which was said to actually be erotic. Japanese society was lax about nudity in general, hence things like public baths.

      So considering that, of course the first thing that came to mind when putting a scene of kids, female or male, bathing in anime was probably more along the lines of comedy and kawaii and far from “omg child porn! put in more steam!”. They probably giggled as they drew in those crappy little “Us within Us” on little Goku, like drawing whiskers on a cat face.

      Actually, Dragon Ball, which was watched/read by every kid in Japan at its time, showed some real ecchi scenes. I doubt that scarred anyone for life. It probably didn’t even generate hard ons, just laughs. Amazing how much a country’s social views and morals can totally transform in 20 years. This would have been gotten on air easily without censorship 20 years ago. Tatsunoko anime had episodes with bare breasts once in a while which showed on daytime tv… now you’ll be lucky to catch one even past midnight.

      • Shizuka didn’t turn anything on for me as a kid, but Fukiko Mine and Sailor Moon’s henshin scenes certainly did… I’d think that most kids want to see women naked, hence the stories about kids sneaking their dad’s playboys and stuff like that.

        • Everyone wants to see women naked because of how society makes women go out of their way to hide their bodies. Of course that’s going to make people curious about what’s underneath.

          Nobody would care if everyone was naked.
          And they didn’t when that’s how it was.

    • Nudity is not the same as sexuality. Nudism beach is not an orgy beach and you don’t have sex to change clothes or take a bath. This all nudity is wrong is mostly by US puritan nature and the countries influentiated by it.

      • Yeah, people nowadays think nude = sex.
        They think affection = sex too.
        Any kind of love = sex too.
        Appreciation of beauty = sex too.
        Male = rapist too.

        This is what happens when everyone’s a lazy piece of shit that simplifies language.

  • I’m tired of watching them, because of the longest episode since the 70’s until now even with the new season, HD version, I’m fed up watching doraemon because of 1 WORD, BULLYING.

  • I see Japan’s making efforts to join the rest of the civilized world. Well, they’ve got a long way to go here. Call me when they’ve managed to get rid of fake teen and child porn in Akihabara. The 2020 Olympics can’t come soon enough.

    • You know the people compiling those stats usually work for the United States, right? And that they always paint a rosy picture of themselves, right?

      Look up the recent human rights violations reports, where the United States acts like a saint. The funny part is that China called them out on their bullshit and made their own reports, listing all of the terrible things the United States has done and is still doing.

      Still not convinced? Go to Wikipedia and look up HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION BY THE UNITED STATES. Lots of interesting tidbits there.

      • For someone who supposedly has an affinity for Japanese culture, you seem to know very little about how skewed those statistics are.

        Also, the fact that the first (and probably only redeeming) quality you mention is being a substitution drug for pedophiles on the brink of raping children throws a very bright light on the nature of the beast, but it does not mean it shouldn’t be made illegal.

        More likely than not, instead of preventing child abuse simulated cp actually aids pedophiles in reinforcing their conviction that children want to be molested by them and even enjoy the abuse.

        • And for someone trying to sound smart on the internet you still have a long way to go.

          Sex crimes and porn have nothing to do with each other. If this wasn’t a proven fact we wouldn’t have porn today. Someone back in the days actually managed to prove this and convince enough people that he was right.

          But here you are telling fairy tales about a “substitution drug” and “reinforcing their conviction”. Both is bullshit.

          Here’s the deal with pedophiles. They romantically love children and want to have sex with them. It’s just the way they are. It’s not an illness, so obviously there is no cure. Like there isn’t for homosexuality.

          And nope, watching gay porn won’t turn you into a gay. Not even if you get a hard-on while watching.

        • Even if that’s true, what’s that got to do with Doraemon? There’s a HUGE difference between showing an underage character naked and showing an underaged character engaged in sexual activity.

        • Well he does kind of have a point… the thing is about regular porn that it’s not (always) depicting a crime. I have actually talked to people who believe rape is ok and that there are women who want to be raped because of the rape porn/culture and skewed reasoning they have (such as women having rape fantasies, which are really nothing more than fantasies, not desires). Why they don’t actually go ahead and rape someone (maybe some of them have or maybe they will? who knows), could be anyone’s guess but maybe they don’t want to risk the repercussions of getting caught. I can totally see something like simulated CP not really helping the situation when it comes to uneducated oafs who have it in their heads that the world is the way it is in their own heads, like in the simulated CP. Hell there are clearly some warped people like that here on SC even, arguing that children actually secretly love and desire sex.