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Japanese Companies React to 'Rape Game' Ban's Fallout

posted on 2009-06-25 07:32 EDT
Dejipare, L.L.Palace's digital dōjin download website, announced on Tuesday that it will restrict a broad range of keywords and themes in the software offered on the site. The announcement comes in the aftermath of the Ethics Organization of Computer Software (EOCS) industry group's decision to restrict ryōjoku-kei games ("rape games") earlier this month, although Dejipare does not identify EOCS by name. In addition, Dejipare's restrictions include other materials, such as those with loli, shōjo, student councils, bestiality, bondage, incest, and pregnancy. However, Dejipare had since confirmed on Wednesday that the restrictions do not affect the creators who release non-game dōjin materials and cosplay photographs on the site.

The Japanese erotic game (eroge) developer minori has blocked computer users with foreign Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from accessing its site. Instead of displaying the site for the people behind ef: a tale of melodies. and Wind: A Breath of Heart, overseas browsers display:


minori official website.
This website cannot be browsed excluding Japan.

Some foreigners seem to be having an antipathy against EROGE.
Therefore, We prohibited the access from foreign countries, to defend our culture.
Sorry for you of the fan that lives in a foreign country.

minori Inc.



The 'rape game' controversy partially stemmed from overseas criticism of the Illusion software company's Rapelay game for its depictions of forcible sexual assault.

Thank you to Haterater for the news tip.

Source: Canned Dogs

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