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UK Tabloid Questions Safety of Manga

posted on 2004-12-04 22:31 EST
"Child murder, incest and rape... is this really how our schools should be encouraging boys to read?"

UK tabloid, the Daily Mail, recently published an editorial reaction to a report of a list of manga that the UK Reading Society is making for consideration in UK schools to encourage more reading. The article is entitled "Child murder, incest and rape... is this really how our schools should be encouraging boys to read?"

The article starts out with the quote, "GRAPHIC Japanese comic book, infamous for the violent and pornographic content of their adult version, are being sent to schools by a government-funded agency."

The UK Reading Soceity states that it has screened the manga to make sure that the content of the recommended titles is appropriate for 13-to-16-year-olds, but the Daily Mail goes on to suggest that the children will become hooked on manga and go on to seek more violent and pornographic manga.

The article appears on page 49 of the November 21st edition of The Mail on Sunday.

Thanks to Mohawk52 for pointing this out.

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