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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:25 am Reply with quote
mind boggling
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GokuMew2



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:26 am Reply with quote
This is a total joke.
Unless politicians have overwhelming proof that anime, manga, and games turn Japan's youth into criminals, I see no reason why they need to be regulated. Sure there have been some occasions in the past where anime may have had a role in a crime, but those are still few and far between.
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Juhachi



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:34 am Reply with quote
1984 here we come. Next thing you know, the Thought Police will be knocking on your door.
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Kyaa the Catlord



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:51 am Reply with quote
Juhachi wrote:
1984 here we come. Next thing you know, the Thought Police will be knocking on your door.


Overexaggerate much?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:51 am Reply with quote
Well, here's hoping the full assembly has more common sense than this committee did.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:52 am Reply with quote
Even if it did pass, I doubt anything would change.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:53 am Reply with quote
I guess this means Berserk is now adult only since it has rape scenes.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:59 am Reply with quote
A chapter of Outer Zone is often -- if not always -- quoted whenever politicians trying to apply censorship laws to manga.

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v1cious



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:01 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
Even if it did pass, I doubt anything would change.


It's already happening:

(it's SC, so not safe for work)
http://www.sankakucomplex.com/​2010/​12/​13/​mangaka-​my-​publisher-​has-​banned-​school-​uniforms/​
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Kaibaman21



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:12 am Reply with quote
This is just disturbing on mass proportions how could this pass the second time? This is more disturbing then our Comic Book Code the whole thing in the early 1950s but not to this extent. This does effect Stan Lee too because of his Manga with Tite Kubo. If this fully passes in a few days I fear Japan won't be the same, publishers might move to america, Hell could games like Kingdom Hearts be affected? I mean hell I do want the Final Mix games here but not like this...truth be told I'm very worried. This Bill is Jack Thompson's Dream come true
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:12 am Reply with quote
Wait a second...

"Bill 156 would require the industry to also regulate "manga, anime, and other images (except for real-life photography)" that "unjustifiably glorify or exaggerate" certain sexual or pseudo sexual acts"


So they would have to regulate hand drawn images, but it's ok for real people do be depicted doing whatever falls into this category? If that is the case, then that makes no sense to me.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:19 am Reply with quote
Greed1914 wrote:
Wait a second...
So they would have to regulate hand drawn images, but it's ok for real people do be depicted doing whatever falls into this category? If that is the case, then that makes no sense to me.


Yep. In Tokyo, it'll be perfectly fine to film a movie about a girl having a sexual relationship with your little brother, but if it's an anime, suddenly it'd be under tight restriction. Good job Tokyo. Way to look stupid. Mad
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v1cious



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:24 am Reply with quote
VORTIA wrote:
Greed1914 wrote:
Wait a second...
So they would have to regulate hand drawn images, but it's ok for real people do be depicted doing whatever falls into this category? If that is the case, then that makes no sense to me.


Yep. In Tokyo, it'll be perfectly fine to film a movie about a girl having a sexual relationship with your little brother, but if it's an anime, suddenly it'd be under tight restriction. Good job Tokyo. Way to look stupid. Mad


The film industry already has these kinds of restrictions in place. The reason Lolicon is allowed to exist is because there's no such regulations on drawn/animated content. That's about to change.
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Mune



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:30 am Reply with quote
This could be a good thing, right?

Yeah, right...

I mean, this is gonna destroy the industry and possibly break Japan in the process. If this thing passes, the Japanese economy will pretty much bust and then, after this happens, Japan will change their opinion on the bill or change to a different export. I know Japan has other exports, but anime licensing brings in a lot of money and it is a multi-billion dollar industry.

Even Miyazaki films will be effected, just look at Princess Mononoke, where bandits are pillaging a village and killing people. If you haven't seen it, watch it and you'll know what I mean.

This will not solve any problems. This will cause problems.

Honestly, I'd love nothing more than to go to the assembly and beat the crap out of the people who are proposing this bill, but that would only prove the bill's point. That, I am violent and have been influenced by this "type" of material. It's a no-win situation.
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taster of pork



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:31 am Reply with quote
Looks the Hentai industry is about to go out of business Anime cryEvil or Very Mad Hopefully the Japanese Otaku's will raise hell.

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