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Beijing Bans Horror Stories Based on Death Note

posted on 2007-05-15 06:32 EDT
The Chinese capital of Beijing has been banning horror stories near schools to protect the "physical and mental health" of students. Among the banned small-press publications and Internet-distributed copies are local adaptations of the Death Note suspense manga. This follows reported attempts by schools in other areas to ban the Death Note manga from as far back as 2005 to this month. In 2005, students in the northern city of Shenyang were imitating the manga by writing names of people they disliked in specially printed stationery and pretending that this marked them for death. Sources: Reuters, Record China

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