Anonymous Declares War on Japan Over Illegal Downloads


Hacker collective Anonymous has declared open season on the Japanese government for its passage of a draconian ban on illegal downloads and ripping, briefly taking down several government websites in a series of cyber-attacks.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 2, 2012 11:39

    From the above post: "They have a campaign of "do what we say or else we'll cause you hardship" and thus terror." In what world are you from that you can say hardship... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 2, 2012 01:24

    Its sad that the people who make these laws see the computer and internet only as "tools" and nothing more. So, they don't understand why "we" are all upset when they make up this bullshit. Sad,... More

Japan: “Piracy Increases Anime Sales”


Japan’s prestigious Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), a government-affiliated economics think-tank, has published detailed research suggesting anime piracy can boost disc sales.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 19, 2014 18:06

    i already made a post, but gotta reply, i would never ever buy a dvd or bluray of a series i like, but then again, there's lots of other kind of merchandise available, so if... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 19, 2014 17:58

    and then theres guys like me, that download everything, do not buy any series, but buy all sorts of other kinds of merchandise related to the franchise im interested in. i cannot download a figure... More


The mangaka responsible for Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) has excoriated fans who persist in expressing their love for her works to her whilst blithely admitting to her face never actually paying for them, calling them “thieves” and “morally degraded” whilst exhorting fans to support the works they supposedly love.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 17, 2013 14:31

    How are you supporting it when you don't buy their products? Think mangakas subsist on air and likes and pageviews alone?... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 17, 2013 14:27

    So don't whine when someone steals your wi-fi/comic books/food/car/money because IT TOOK MAJOR TIME AND EFFORT TO STEAL YOUR SHIT K I DON'T CARE HOW LONG AND HARD YOU WORKED FOR IT IM ENTITLED BLARGGHHHH... More

One Manga Shut Down by Manga Publishers


A coalition of manga publishers have successfully forced top manga piracy site One Manga offline for good.

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  • Chen-04 commented on August 7, 2013 00:40

    News from the future: nothing changed and one manga isn't missed at all. There are dozens of sites dedicated to delivering manga online now (as where then) and nobody is doing anything about it.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 7, 2011 00:10

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Publishers to Sue Manga Piracy Sites


As promised, the newly formed coalition of Japanese and US manga publishers has indicated it is pursuing legal action against major manga piracy and scanlation sites in defence of its copyrights.

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  • Chen-04 commented on May 19, 2014 04:34

    2014 here. Turns out it wasn't 'sooner'. But sure,.. later will come.... More

  • Chen-04 commented on August 5, 2013 19:30

    Still waiting for uncensored Kodomo no Jikan to come out int he US. Oh.. they canceled it, because.. of one the reasons I don't buy from them anymore.... More


Top Japanese and US manga publishers have formed a coalition with the aim of crushing illegal online distribution of their manga, explicitly targeting scanlation.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 7, 2014 07:15

    Some manga isn't available here, so scanlation is the only real option (I guess you could claim one should learn Japanese and import, but I don't see this as reasonable) to read the manga. Maybe... More

  • Chen-04 commented on August 5, 2013 01:15

    I started importing manga from the US because of scanlation, but I stopped importing manga from the US because of the horrendous translations and censorship.... More

LO: “Every Time You Download a Manga, You Kill a Loli!”


Top loli manga anthology Comic LO has a stark message for its substantial online-only illegal readership, hammered home by a weeping loli – “When you illegally upload, you’re killing our lovers!”

More sinisterly, they tell fans that illegal uploads allow even dirty foreigners to get their hands on Japan’s arts, which could encourage more censorship, as ever missing the point that it is Japanese extremists pushing for a ban in pursuit of their own interests.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 18, 2017 04:18

    Cheers. Numerous info! More

  • Anonymous commented on January 16, 2011 13:46

    Killing our lovers?!! Ftw!! What is the world coming to? I hope they get paper cuts on their dicks for trying to fap and read at the same time.... More


Epic Games, makers of such manly shooters as Unreal and Gears of War, claim piracy forced them to abandon the PC, and that Facebook based gaming may be the only viable future the platform has.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 27, 2014 05:04

    No idea. Epic never made anything that attracted my attention. I must be not homo after all.... More

  • jr2nd commented on March 27, 2014 00:00

    that's such a crock... piracy didn't kill pc games, piracy was on the ps2 and it didn't kill it, what did is either overpriced games, crap games or no games. companies allways blame "piracy" for falling... More

“75% of Ero-Gamers are Pirates”


Three quarters of eroge users are pirates, with otaku as dishonest and opportunistic as normal people, says a source privy to industry insiders.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 19, 2016 08:05

    Very true. Most people who make claims about piracy don't actually look into the situations, and thus have a tendency to reverse cause and effect; unfortunately, this faulty logic is then applied as a... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 26, 2014 12:31

    this is mostly due to not many u.s. releases of these games. I mean the only store that even sells anime or cosplay in my towns is 20 miles away and they DONT sell More

Eroge Maker Plays Hardball with Pirates


Adult game maker Windmill was so infuriated by an early leak of its latest nondescript eroge that it has asked that Japan’s national high tech crime taskforce investigate, which could see the first ever prosecutions over eroge piracy.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 17, 2010 07:38

    I bet all of the homos on 2ch blamed 'foreigners' for the leak.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 30, 2010 02:51

    You forgot import excess illegal Mexican immigrants from the US to work in nursing homes and factories. Heck the US government actually would pay for their plane tickets to Japan. They're hard workers and all the only... More

“Publishers Fear Mangaka, Not Pirates”


Shonen Jump’s ultimatum to readers to stop uploading its manga online or face legal consequences is in response to publishers’ deeply held fears about a loss of control over their mangaka and a collapse in magazine sales, say commentators.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 7, 2013 09:38

    Hurrah, that's what I was looking for, what a stuff! existing here at this blog, thanks admin of this web site.... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 27, 2010 21:05

    What about a sort of "MangaFox"-esque website that would have all manga that any artist chooses to post, with ads integrated into webpage as you read, and also a link to the tankoubon version. Just an... More

Shonen Jump to Pirate Scum: “This is War!”


Shonen Jump has published an editorial threatening those who illegally copy its manga on the Internet with legal or criminal sanctions, and decrying all who would “wound the souls of mangaka.”

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  • Anonymous commented on July 23, 2010 22:40

    When that happens we will need to unite and cause a revolution for freedom!... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 24, 2010 23:22

    They won't win this war, Nothing can stop the INTERNET. The INTERNET and chuck norris are buddies, to declare war on the INTERNET is to declare war on chuck norris. And we know who comes out... More

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