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rejer



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:18 am Reply with quote
Well, if they can let Yosuga pass without a problem TLR-D wouldn't be much of a challenge I think. I can't say I know any kind of work which can overcome Yosuga anyway.

This is good news nevertheless. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:23 am Reply with quote
On one hand, the power to restrict things found, "to be excessively disrupting of social order," is a rather broad mandate, but the council seems hesitant to exploit their authority. Two stories is hardly enough to make assumptions of any real strength upon, but I can't help but wonder if there's something going on underneath this.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:24 am Reply with quote
Has the council just gotten down to business after a year or has ANN simply decided to start reporting survivors?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:25 am Reply with quote
Holy crap. If there was to be any manga to be targeted by that law it should be To Love Ru Darkness, but now that they've actually looked at it they're giving it a pass? If Darkness can get away with it no other title needs to be worried about its content.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:25 am Reply with quote
I'll be honest, I have been tempted to import the To Love Ru and To Love Ru Darkness manga volumes from Japan due to the lack of a localised release, but I have often thought about whether I'll be convicted of trying to smuggle in child porn or something.

I remember being rather curious about how the new legislation would have affected the series, which iirc, had only recently started when the revision came into effect. Glad to see that it was found to not be going against that.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:32 am Reply with quote
Ryu Shoji wrote:
I'll be honest, I have been tempted to import the To Love Ru and To Love Ru Darkness manga volumes from Japan due to the lack of a localised release, but I have often thought about whether I'll be convicted of trying to smuggle in child porn or something.

I remember being rather curious about how the new legislation would have affected the series, which iirc, had only recently started when the revision came into effect. Glad to see that it was found to not be going against that.


I really wouldn't be worried to much about toloveru or darkness since most if not all the females do not fit the "loli mold or look". I have a few imported volumes myself without any problems so far but it's your choice. If this series was ever to be licensed I think seven seas or yen press would be the best choices.
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Hypeathon



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:38 am Reply with quote
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The council had received a phone complaint from a parent who was cleaning a son's room and discovered a To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness book.

What parent cleans their kid's room? LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing Oh, ho, ho... That is the weirdest thing from an ANN news article I've ever read. Seriously, I feel sorry for the boy.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:51 am Reply with quote
Cecilthedarkknight_234 wrote:
Ryu Shoji wrote:
I'll be honest, I have been tempted to import the To Love Ru and To Love Ru Darkness manga volumes from Japan due to the lack of a localised release, but I have often thought about whether I'll be convicted of trying to smuggle in child porn or something.

I remember being rather curious about how the new legislation would have affected the series, which iirc, had only recently started when the revision came into effect. Glad to see that it was found to not be going against that.


I really wouldn't be worried to much about toloveru or darkness since most if not all the females do not fit the "loli mold or look". I have a few imported volumes myself without any problems so far but it's your choice. If this series was ever to be licensed I think seven seas or yen press would be the best choices.

since its a shuishia property noone can get it other then viz and viz wouldnt touch to love ru even if black cat sold well with a ten foot pole.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:58 am Reply with quote
Ryu Shoji wrote:
I'll be honest, I have been tempted to import the To Love Ru and To Love Ru Darkness manga volumes from Japan due to the lack of a localised release, but I have often thought about whether I'll be convicted of trying to smuggle in child porn or something.


If it genuinely worries you, you can probably buy it in person at The Japan Centre in London. I got a few volumes of the original from there. Not that I believe you'd have any difficulties with getting it through customs.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:18 am Reply with quote
They must really have a lot of time on there hand if there going threw manga one at a time
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:24 am Reply with quote
LOL, that kid got pwned up so hard right there. But nevertheless, I would really feel for the mother if her son is really young (the article never specified the age of the son). However I think it is toally fine for older people like around 16+ to be reading it, it's not that big of a deal since they have matured enough to control their behaviors. If the son in the article is at least 15 years old, then the mother who reported would be a total dick for doing it, she needs to respect her son's privacy.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:26 am Reply with quote
Well, it may not be as much about the content as the effect here. I believe To Love Ru is a long-running Shounen Jump title, so taking that out would be a big loss to the industry for a whole side of fans reading the magazine. I don't know Yosuga no Sora's hold over the industry since I wasn't around for the hype, but I did hear that it avoided getting cut off of television because it would have been worse to do so rather than keep it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:56 am Reply with quote
First they came for the lolis
I did not speak up, I was not a loli fan
Then they came for the imotos
I did not speak up, I got no bro complex
Then they came for To Love-Ru --

I'm not surprised that it was looked at, I'm just surprised that it was among the stuff looked at. Like someone else said, the character designs don't look like they fit the 'loli mould' and the plot sounds like typical 'lol ecchi' stuff that's been around for decades.

I mean, I'd be really kind of bummed if Ken Akamatsu was 'looked at' next.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:07 pm Reply with quote
Mikan, Golden Darkness, and Nana are pretty loli. This is funny though, it has been almost like the author was making it this dirty on purpose to oppose the law
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:08 pm Reply with quote
After reading the last two articles, it seems like the Council doesn't really want/care to restrict anything, but they are just leaving the option open to in case something blows up in the news so they have the ability to take action.
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