Rurouni Kenshin Creator Busted for Child Porn

MakimachiMisao-Cute-by-Gintarou-Kurousagi108

Nobuhiro Watsuki, mangaka of samurai series Rurouni Kenshin, has been charged with possessing child pornography, bound to be devastating to fans of the long-time series since its newly debuted arc in Weekly Shonen Jump has been suspended as a result.

Tokyo police arrested and charged the 47-year-old mangaka with possession of child pornography.

According to investigators, Watsuki was found to be in possession of multiple DVDs and CD-Rs depicting naked girls as young as 10 after police executed a search warrant on his home in connection with another child pornography case.

The legendary mangaka has admitted to the charges and confessed he “likes girls ranging from the higher end of elementary school to the 2nd year of middle school.”

Weekly Shonen Jump had recently debuted Rurouni Kenshin‘s new Hokkaido Arc, but due to the incident, they are now suspending its serialization; with the publisher stating “this is a rather heavy blow. The author is profoundly reflecting on his actions”.

Should the lolicon mangaka be found guilty, he faces up to a year in prison or a fine of up to ¥1 million, though fans will likely be suffering most of all as the new Rurouni Kenshin has been suspended and there is now no telling when it will start back up again…

Leave a Comment

223 Comments

        • Another problem is that the possession laws keep defense experts from actually evaluating the evidence against the accused. If you can get permission to even look at the evidence, you have to do it in a Government-controlled environment. Note that there are documented cases of “experts” declaring with absolute conviction “this is a child!” and the pictures or video are of an adult porn star. (And I’m not talking about Traci Lord!)

          Possession as a crime was the last thing the Supreme Court okayed and if you read the opinion that allowed it, they weren’t sure it was a good idea either.

      • The fact that people want to possess this kind of stuff creates a market, which actively causes child abuse.
        No sane person would want legalize possession.
        Think before you speak, because you are 100% wrong on this. This is not the same as legalizing drugs. There are ways to create those without harming anyone. That’s not the case for CP.

        • Yeah, because the alternative has worked out really well, hasn’t it?

          People can’t report it to the authorities without handing their ass to them on a silver platter.

          People can’t prove they didn’t download said images if someone plants it on their computer.

          Although I’m now wondering what would have happened if WannaCry had downloaded CP via Tor until paid to stop instead of encrypting files.

        • 13:11, Even if you are successfully prove your innocence in court – good luck proving it to all those retarded virtue signalers that our society consists of. Now they want nothing to do you with anymore, other than wish you to kill yourself.

          Here is an example of what you get with current laws:

          http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/computer-virus-victims-framed-for-child-porn-1.851399

          Fiola and his wife fought the case, spending $250,000 on legal fees. They liquidated their savings, took a second mortgage and sold their car.

          Prosecutors performed another test and confirmed the defence findings. The charge was dropped — 11 months after it was filed.

          The Fiolas said they have health problems from the stress of the case. They said they’ve talked to dozens of lawyers but can’t find one to help them sue the state, because of a cap on the amount they can recover. “It ruined my life, my wife’s life and my family’s life,” Michael Fiola says.

        • @Anon 06:47
          If there are tools to put CP onto somebody elses computer you can bet there are also tools that can tell you where it originated from.
          Even regular old porn can be traced to the source PC if you look hard enough…

    • Well generally speaking creating and possession are both bad no matter how you try to slice it even if you aren’t involved with the said real little girl. Its Japanese Law to criminalise those who Possess child pornography so his arrest falls into that indefinitely even when he admitted of having interest of underage girls. 2D lolicon/Shota are a exceptional to the law, but he’s being locked for the real deal

        • According to Japanese Law is don’t matter how and why you have these dvds just having them alone gets you in Jail. That law went into effect back in 2014 theres even a thread about it here on this very site. Point is explaining isn’t going to prevent jail time

        • It’s you who isn’t using his brain chen. Do you have any evidence, or at least any knowledge of the situation that allows you to assume that he is innocent and confessed to a crime he didn’t commit? No, you don’t. You are making things up to make a very, very dumb point: “It should be legal because you can be framed.”

          A man could sneak intro your house, kill your family, and leave the murder weapon in a nearby trashcan with your fingerprints. Good luck explaining that.

          Your point is dumb because you can be framed for any crime. You can be framed for murder, in your retarded logic then, should murder be legalized?

    • Kind of like prostitution. Over here, cops arrest the clients but the whores who sell off their body, but they don’t actually arrest those women, in fact, they are free to keep selling their body…
      They are providing the “service”, yet the cops go after the people “buying” the service instead of going after the ones providing it in the first place.

    • It is not that they don not care, but rather that the makers of drugs and child porn are in a different country.
      And if that other country does not care about this type of crime and refuses to cooperate than nothing can be done.

        • TIL : Extracting criminals from other countries is impossible, only when it does not hurt the lobbying corporate’s agenda.

          Look up more cases of how a certain “Most freedom” government tries to falsely extradite people on trumped up charges, but that is not okay when “not free” governments does it.

          Thanks to them, with your tax dollars, they shut down one of the largest cloud service for privately owned anime, manga, doujin, otaku stuff in the world, and this shut down was later deemed illegal, not that it matters now.

          Can’t wait for FCC to do their thing on NN, so you fuckers will no longer be around, unless you pay up more to the ISP, just to have the no-longer-existent rights to edgelord posts.

          This is becoming so funny, going the same way as health care. Universal and accessible healthcare and internet for all, with limitations; or extra P2W healthcare and internet, with slightly fewer limitations on paper.

          So funny too, some other fuckers talk about Snowden, Assange, and others in certain ways, yet goes on and on about Cuba, Russia, NKorea, China, etc when they do the same thing or much less.

        • take the example of the technically-but-not-really criminal edward snowden: the us government really wants this guy convicted but he is residing in russia. however the russian government is refusing to arrest and hand him over.

          what other options are there? only kidnapping remains.
          however doing so without permission of the other government violates international law and creates hostility as it is violating another nation’s sovereignty and could even be seen as hostile act.

          but maybe i am a moron in which case please do educate me how it is done, especially when the other government refuses to act or cooperate.

    • Cool story bro, back here in reality, producing is illegal, and some producers have been caught and dealt away with. It’s just that there are more buyers than producers, as one producer can sell to hundreds.

  • My parents have pictures of naked children, most of them are under the age of 10. I have seen them, they are in some kind of book directly on a shelf in their living room. Sometimes they even show those to other people, that is so disgusting. They must be in a pedophile ring or something.

    • Because apprently even fictional characters can put you behind the bars for decades now, eventually coming to a “freedomland” near you, maybe even to Japan.

      And here comes the normies non-otaku saying how fictional characters can’t do that, especially if you contest for your rights under some 1st Amendments that no longers applies when fictional characters are involved.

  • All Pedos are dumb as fuck they create physical evidence as a trophy of remembrance, but it bites them in the ass later on. They invite ppl to their houses and forget to stash away the dvd’s. I don’t get why he couldn’t just use his urge toward regular JAV that would have girls “Look like” they are underage instead of actually being a real toddler. Atleast he wouldn’t be in jail.

    Yakuzas are probably the ones behind underage/uncensored porn and hush money to police makes them an anonymous source.

  • As a Westerner, I’m honestly surprised that we don’t hear about more busts like this. Maybe it’s just our society which makes no distinction between 2D and 3D talking here, but you’d think that those mangaka who literally make their living from drawing naked children would deserve at least some questions if not a search warrant.

  • Nooo noo you all missed the point..

    The point is who the f** reported Watsuki sensei possession in the first place?

    Did this culprit realize how big consequences to all Kenshin’s fans? Why can’t he/she wait until the new kenshin series ended?

  • >I like pubescent girls
    I have informed the CIA and your parents. Please die

    >I like putting my dick in a metal torture cage and watching as giant mentally retarded African-American males sodomize my wife, after which I will consume their semen from her vagina while she insults me.
    ayyyy you alright fam cmon through

  • This is really awkward situation… i guess he deserves it if he was dumb enough to get caught, not that i support pedophilia you see, i believe in you can steal or lie if you’re good enough to get away with it as long as you’re not harming people.

  • this is the most laughable news i have ever read and all because of possessing child porno? really? if i am correct child porno was at rage back in 2005 to 2010 and was only been seen as a bad publicity because stupid mofos can’t do shit right, yes! i have seen and watched those kind of pornos but if i estimate the age then all of those girl are in the age of 14 to 16 which is ancient times are the most acceptable age for fucking and what not… i dont get people this is like the world is flat people that still insist that the world is flat….

  • thats not good. the question is what type of CP it is? if this CP is just ero games and/or ero doujins thats everywhere on comiket market like those countless of illya and madoka doujins that were on C87, then this is just the govt being dumbasses. BUT IF ITS REAL CP, like what happened with scott freeman,(the original eng dub VA for highschool dxd) then he deserves whats coming to him! PERIOD!

  • Japanese police can hold you for ip to 11 days with no lawyer and verbal torture and witholding food to get you to break and confess. they have a 98% conviction rate amd gotta keep the country not the people safe from degenerates.

  • If you want to be in possession of CP legally, then you need to be on the other side of the fence fighting against people owning CP. CP possession is illegal, unless you’re the one saving it for “evidence” to use it against the person previously in possession of it.

    These stupid law are just a political tool of power to use as a form of blackmail, bribery, extortion, etc.

    • He is a man of culture. Nothing wrong with what he said. It’s just so happens that he lives among barbarians. Future generations will look at this kind of thing like we look at medieval witch hunts.

  • “DVDs and CD-Rs “depicting” naked girls” note they said depicting so were they true kiddy porn or was it hentai and such? remember japan more so Tokyo seems to have lost this shit when it comes to loli related stuff. and if it was real girl were they under age or are they legal(for reference look at the mum- series on r18.com for example the girls all look insanely young some likely could pass for middle school girls but their all of legal age some 20+ years old) lolis that the court didn’t want to even look into?

  • If he’s being arrested I hope it is not simply for 2d stuff. That’d be ridiculous.

    If it is for real child pornography, then good riddance. THOSE are the ones you go after, not the ones that like the fictional non-existing, hurting nobody lovers of 2d.

    • Still even if it is real child pornography and even if I do mostly agree that real child pornography possession should be met with this sort of response, I also think that they still haven’t committed a real crime, they just watched illegal porn. The only reason I think those in possession of child pornography should be convicted is really just that children were harmed in the production of such porn and as such those who would view it should be scorned for supporting such a business.

      On the other hand, he is an artist also, what if he had child pornography for the sake of using it as reference materials to draw lolis? As a fellow artist I can understand this even if I would never do it myself, I have pictures of underage girls in my reference folder (clothed of course!) in order to use as a reference for the physique of kids so it’s not like there’s no good reason for a mangaka to possess such a thing… I have somewhat mixed feelings.

  • Considering he is so old and considering that child pornography wasn’t illegal until quite recently in Japan I really feel for the guy. Probably had all his collection from way back when in the good ole days of Japan when you could buy magazines and videos of 10yo Japanese girls opening their legs completely naked and rubbing oil on themselves from any store around the corner.

    It is a shitty situation all around especially when there was no victims and in fact the children all posed and displayed their goods with parental consent. The parents and girls were all compensated very well.

    I wish the world would just wake up and learn that a grand majority of men like this type of content and it hurts literally nobody to see young children naked. In fact, it is good and should be supported. Children being naked and comfortable with their bodies has been show in studies to be beneficial to them in their teenage and later adult years if they are accustomed to being naked in their youth.

    • It’s legal if there’s nobody harmed, physically or mentally while making it. You can’t harm anything that didn’t exist in this world, so 2d drawn lolicon porn is basically legal, unless somehow drawing one creates a reality where it happened.
      Bureaucracy. Gotta love it or hate it.

  • That is stupid even I can download nude children(nudist no child sex) in my pc with internet. Unless he made that with actual children in japan so what’s wrong with that? Japan should ban nudist website if thats the case.

  • Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie.

    The stories people make reflect the character of people. All the stories he does not reflect even a trace of sensuality, eroticism, insinuation or similar tendency, he does not even make history that children and adolescents, and more romance, struggle, historical and political, perhaps political is the reason for his arrest .

    The guy spread all the Japanese culture and history to the whole world and good lessons of dignity and honor.

  • Jailing people for simply possessing child porn is completely retarded and is basically a witch hunt. This is a victimless crime basically. And this whole “creating demand” argument is relevant only when you spend money to buy it. But it is very easy to find lots of it without paying to anyone. Like do a search “pthc” in DHT torrent database (there are some websites that indexes everything that goes through DHT). Or download Tor browser.

  • Offenders should be locked up for far longer than a year and only released if the system judges they pose no risk to children and aren’t likely to repeat the offense. If that means indefinite confinement so be it.

      • Two main problems:
        It creates “demand”,so someone has to make business by providing an offer for said “demand”
        There are some pretty tame stuff, with lolis in different states of “naked”, like candydoll and such, that aren’t that bad for the lolis, however there are much heavier stuff around there that is really bad for them. Better stick with 2D loli pr0n. The police won’t see any difference, though.
        Btw, I wonder- How does the police or whoever end up checking your PC to find cp? Was this guy under suspicion, charged about something or whatever?

        • @ 00:47 Thats not “the same logic”, my friend. My point is, if you like something, you’re likely to try to get that something. If you have a fetish, you’re likely to want stuff related to that fetish. The more difficult it is to get said stuff, the most thrilling and satisfactory it is to get it. To be honest, I feel like the real thrill is that this stuff is “rare” or uncommon, or sought by many but found by few.
          I’ll probably get married in the next couple of years, yet time and again I wonder “what will I do with my collection?” I can’t just delete it…
          I’m emotionally attached to my pr0n…

        • 04:50, how exactly having porn on my HDD will increase that likelihood that I will buy exactly the same porn? Why would I do that when I already have that product for free? And if you are talking about running a shop that advertises it – then yes, I agree. But the man was convicted for possession – not for paid redistribution or advertisement.

        • 03:44 The reductio ad absurdum doesn’t apply in this case- we’re not talking about “castles” (a impossibly costly good that you imply everybody would want) we’re talking about a rather easy to get good, but that only some (I would even say “few”, even if it is not that true) people want. 2D loli pr0n is easy to get for free. 3D pr0n is more complicated, but still can be obtained. I’m not sure if we’re in the same channel on what “loli pr0n” means, but the most… obscure stuff is easily used as a exchange coin and such on some forums.
          03:18 Calling it “charity” doesn’t apply to digital goods- those won’t get any old or worn out with time, they’re no second hand stuff. The thing is, if the good exists and someone knows because said “charity” or whatever, that person is more likely to pay for it at some point.
          I really don’t know if you guys are just trying to ease your minds, but this stuff is no brainer, that is how lots of “normal” products move in the market. If it exists and you know it, you might pay for it at some point, so someone keeps working on that market. Think of it of something similar to piracy on videogames.

        • 03:18, “getting the leftovers or friendly shares” – are not economic relationship. It’s more like charity. But if someone wants to share or even create real pedo content for free he will do it regardless of how many people want to get it. And this is different from food charity that may increase if there are a lot of hungry people, because in our case this is digital distribution, so one person can satisfy infinitive number of demand. And you also don’t even know how many people are in demand, because unlike hungry people on the street you don’t really see them. So, in this case offer is not affected by demand, but purely by number of people who like to do charity.

        • 03:44 The reductio ad absurdum doesn’t apply in this particular case- we’re not talking about a “castle” (a impossible costly good) we’re talking about something you can get rather easily, but as I said, even if you can get for free, someone paid for it before (and since I guess you could try to retort with this point, I’ll clarify- I mean actual pr0n, or doujins, stuff like that. There are lots of free anime pictures that you can get for free, but those aren’t a product.)

        • 03:18, “offer” is only created by “effective demand”, not just any demand. For example: a lot of people may like to have their own personal castle and live like a billionaire. But do construction companies build more castles based on wishes of poor people? No, they don’t. They only create offer based on effective demand – on demand of people who will actually pay for it.

        • I think you don’t understand the concept behind offer and demand. Economics aren’t only about the people actually paying for stuff, but all the people wanting it. Make no mistake, any 2D or 3D video of image of loli pr0n anyone have was paid for someone at some point- anyone with it for free is only getting the leftovers or friendly shares of the actual payers.

        • Using the same logic, you could say that porn promotes rape.
          40-60 years ago we wouldn’t even have this problem in European countries or Japan with CP, cause no one aside from MurriKKKa had pedohysteria. Italians, Brazilians and Scandinavians made tons of films back then that would today classify as CP. Now entire world suffers from murrikan garbage.
          The hilarious thing is that as soon as homosexuality became norm, the attraction to the younger females became wrong, even thought it was the other way for thousands of years(passive homosexuality&anal male penetration was always looked down upon in most cultures). I don’t care about homos. Just pointing that out.

          In case no one went to school I’ll just go ahead and spit it out – “kids” actively become interested in sex and experiment as soon as they hit puberty (10-12 years). But I guess majority of people who write such garbage went to a Christian school or something. Good thing I’m from a civilized country and not a sissified feminist shithole like USA, Germany or Sweden, where people get jailed for sex with 16 yo.

      • How is it not? Somethings’s mentally wrong upstairs. If they were in a quiet room with a child who they find attractive, I’m sure there’s a much higher chance of that person doing something wrong.

        • I find the whole attraction to children disgusting but, to be fair, that’s bullshit.

          A man is attracted to a women… we can’t trust him to stay in a room alone with a woman without trying to rape her?

          A man is attracted to young girls… we can’t trust him to stay in a room alone with a young girl without trying to rape her?

          See the problem with your reasoning? Just because you’re attracted to [XX], it does not mean you can’t control yourself.

        • You should tell that not to him, but the caretakers of the child you’re trying that sick experiment with.

          Also when you are attracted to little girls and you never get to act it out in reality, than that also weighs into it. Or why do you think prison rape is a thing?

          Why do you think some of them want to legalize sexual relationships between minors and adults. Because they are so desperate that they make these mental saltos about why a child is able to consent. It is not.

          Also the risk for children comes in way earlier, when you create a market for this shit by buying it.

    • Who does this actually hurt? He is acting out his addiction on pictures, not physically on minors.

      I find it absolutely ridiculous that a Murderer can be out of jail in a few years and not have any stigma that follows, but anyone who is convicted of any type of underage crime is considered a predator for life.

    • The Japanese justice system may have it’s flaws but it has not been hijacked by a prison industrial complex like the one in the US so expect punishments to be more inline with offenses.
      Google cash for kids to see the kind of stuff that goes on in the US.