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The latest mangaka to be moaning about abuse at the hands of the movie studio they signed the rights to their work away to is Mari Matsuzawa, who complains bitterly that her healthy chastity belt manga Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiin Da Ga has been “made into an adult movie” and “it was decided after I already agreed so I couldn’t do anything about it!”

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The movie opens on the 17th and stars Tenka Hashimoto as the girl who gets to wear the belt all the time, with the film’s content raunchy enough to have secured it an R15+ rating.

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Matsuzawa complains that her utterly innocent and safe for all ages manga was perverted into a pornographic monstrosity by the tricksters at the studio:

“Only after it was all finished and the release decided did I find out they had made a manga serialised in a shonen manga magazine [Dragon Age] into an adult movie! And after I could do nothing about it – horrible!

Couldn’t they have consulted with me about the story and explained this before filming? I think they could have. And now it is too late.”

She says that despite leaving all the checking up to her publisher and the contract she signed being adhered to properly, “there is such a thing as etiquette and trust between people which transcends what it is written in a contract” – although the absence of complaints about the sum agreed does at least suggest she was paid properly this time.

Online there are doubts about all this for some reason:

“Thermae Romae was bad enough, now this…”

“Kadokawa up to its usual tricks I see.”

“Come on, considering the content of the manga this is an outrageous complaint for her to make…”

“R15 doesn’t exactly differ from the target age range of Dragon Age now does it? What the hell is she on about, it isn’t an adult movie.”

“Calling a 15+ movie ‘adult’ is really pushing it.”

“In other words, this is marketing for the movie – ‘look how sexy it is!'”

“Any faithful adaptation of the original would be R15.”

“At least the anime was decent…”

“What does this woman think contracts are for?”


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    Avatar of Primus de Pedos
    Comment by Primus de Pedos
    19:57 14/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I don't know about the rest of you guys but I failed to see how being more erotic than anticipated is detrimental to the movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:55 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If this is your bottom line, you are a person too easy to deal with. On the other hand, you tends to see the bright sides our of things that are despair for most people. Good for you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    But the thing is the movie and the anime AND the manga are all equally erotic!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    My dear CHICO PEDORRO!!

    COmo has estado?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    My Dear Pedo Boy,

    While I agree that your analysis is salient, I must state that erotica need not necessarily be obvious but can instead be subtle. Many people prefer subtle ero. I think in that context, the work as presented in the manga would be more applicable. Overt ero is likely to also cheapen the work. While a work with the sophistication of non-hentai anime needs a corresponding 3D counterpart.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I WANNA FUUUUUUUCK HERRRR!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    subtlety can be a powerful element but the original source material was about as subtle as a kick to the nuts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:27 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look at
    06:01 15/05/2014

    I agree. That was subtle and borderline ero. When you make it more overtly ero, you spoil it, that sort of stuff is aplenty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come on. There was typical sexual innuendo going on. That was no hentai or typical Japanese AV stuff. Which is basically - screwing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    blah blah blah

    Comment by Anonymous

    Dear Land-whale,

    Please return to the sea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:03 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most likely, the movie will just use the plot as an excuse for endless fanservice without doing the plot any justice. The great thing about the anime was that despite being so explicit it still had a good plot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    So how does that differ from the anime? The plot goes absolutely nowhere...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It has smaller eyes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:46 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i say more ero less talk ^_^

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    20:23 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It really isn't considering what was in it, it is her reputation that she is worried about.

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    Comment by cpc65
    07:22 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "They made the movie too adult." - No. Such. Thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    More hilarious is that movie itself is basically full-blown lesbian porn and still rated just R-15 and screened in cinemas.
    Here are some shots of lesbian action between Hashimoto and Mayu (who plays Hiyori) from preview DVD:
    http://imgur.com/a/4LkvG (NSFW)
    Now you may understand why mangaka is so upset.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks more like any other porn i'd find Online.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:45 20/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, oh wow o.o So this is a pinku film after all. At least looks like it.

    Avatar of TheHatredDevilMayCry
    22:41 30/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy shit that look hot! Her Anime is pretty much the same so here's what I'm gonna say: Woman: you made a series for otaku's entertainment please please please: stop bitching. You knew you should've saw this coming. Innocent and safe for all ages? LOL!!! Moaning and lesbian touching is now "Innocently cuddling" according to Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG, that girl looks so cute. Should I watch the anime, before I watch this? I feel like I have to watch this movie when it comes out :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    She looks cute from some angles, from others, not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:27 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The manga is safe for all ages? If only the manga people in the US thought like her, we might have got Kodomo No Jikan published in English.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:11 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well its pretty tame compared to other ecchi manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    And I still didn't watched the anime.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    10:51 16/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    MUST BUY THIS MOVIE

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 16/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is worth a movie?! there are way better ero/ecchi, what a waste of money

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 16/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm just upset that the heroine doesn't have a hime cut in the movie.

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    Comment by Chen
    Comment by Anonymous
    13:52 31/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't even know what the Mangaka was talking about man, This Movie is FUCKING LEGENDARY

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:40 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    People complain that an already highly provocative and erotic series is getting a rating suitable to it's content? Alrighty then, must be a bunch of under age kids that can't get into it at the theaters when it comes out, else they wouldn't be complaining.

    And one comment said that the show "was about as subtle as a kick in the nuts", and that's putting it mildly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 16/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    But they didn't made an adaption of the series, they made a porn with the series's title but from the content it has nothing to do with it, the characters look nothing alike.

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    Comment by ilovemywaifu
    Comment by Anonymous
    16:41 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, wow, that is actually quite funny!

    I watched this show for the plot, I ll do same for the movie adaptation! :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    too adult? does she know what manga she is talking about?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:01 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And do you? Or you just watched the anime adaptation?

    The manga, despite having semi-naked scenes, chastity belt and scenes of the imouto touching herself/the ghost girl touching her, it really does somehow manage this odd sense of innocent, ero-kawaii, largly due to the artstyle of Matsuzawa. I mean the manga is a fun and enjoyable read, however despite the nakedness and touchings, it was mostly for comedy purpose, and is no "jack-off to" material...unlike the live-action adaptation. Real people doing same thing (naked and touchings) that fictional characters does for comedy could easily turn into something perverted intentional or not.

    Avatar of TheHatredDevilMayCry
    22:45 30/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Manga was uncensored compared to the Anime sure it may have been less extreme(manga can't do sounds or that moaning effect that make Otaku's get horny)but its not that far off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:59 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    As mangaka I would rather complain about the actors not looking like the characters, it is not like if cosplay wigs were still expensive these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:42 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who do you think who watch Imouto Okashii? The whole family?!

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    Comment by Indra EMC
    23:08 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    So it was "JAV" all the way ?

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    20:21 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am a freelancer, just like mangaka, she is largely at fault here. She needed to read the damn contract and make certain her perceived reputation was not going to be tarnished. Anything not in the contract should have been brought up by her and demanded an adaptation with G or PG-12 rating. PG-12 is a normal rating for anime in theaters.

    Japan has 4 ratings, G, PG-12, R15+, R18+. Each of those ages require an ID check and they are (theoretically) not allowed to enter –even if- accompanied by an adult (unlike PG-13 and R in the US). This could be a big blow if she thinks her stories are all-ages/teen and should have been an obvious term in the contract.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:56 14/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    If she thinks her original story was PG-12 she's on fucking drugs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:15 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just need to be in the right side of law, not the correct side.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:42 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, the manga itself apparently was safe for all ages (how, that's another matter... still don't understand how that happened).. So I can understand she's disturbed by this. Still.. she should have read the contract better, and put in an option where she can deny the use of the IP if they didn't pertain to the style the mangaka wanted.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I think she(?) was slapped by a stack of yukichi's while signing the contract...totally understandable mistake on her part though.

    (For the non-initiated ones, yukichi's are 10,000 yen bills, due to it being the name of the old guy that's printed on them.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:44 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    $100 bills?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    " innocent and safe for all ages manga "

    .. I think this mangaka is blind to not realize how wrong that is...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:39 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    All ages above 18, and fscked in the head, but all ages by that standard anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:02 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    eho gives a shit. it is still spank material lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:45 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone needs a spanking.





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