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WatchforMoons7



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:29 am Reply with quote
Really...? Mad Question
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:31 am Reply with quote
I'm sure it could have been more severe, so at least it wasn't jail time or anything.

I just hope he can return to his role as Ivan-sama.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:27 am Reply with quote
I understand wanting to show them off, but, really? xD
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:35 am Reply with quote
Maybe if he'd just had a quarter inch black bar tattoo'ed over the tip, he could have saved himself a lot of trouble Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:59 am Reply with quote
ANN's habit of truncating the titles of news articles really caused me to be thrown for a loop. I thought it was going to be "Indecent Exposure". Which it was, in a way. But really, he doesn't deserve this. He posted them on his own blog. It was his own body parts; as in, he didn't surreptitiously film someone else. And it was for art, not for anything pornographic. The only thing he is guilty of in my opinion is tattooing his genitals, which makes me wince whenever I think of it. However, it is his body, so I can't complain.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:17 am Reply with quote
dtm42 wrote:
ANN's habit of truncating the titles of news articles really caused me to be thrown for a loop. I thought it was going to be "Indecent Exposure". Which it was, in a way. But really, he doesn't deserve this. He posted them on his own blog. It was his own body parts; as in, he didn't surreptitiously film someone else. And it was for art, not for anything pornographic. The only thing he is guilty of in my opinion is tattooing his genitals, which makes me wince whenever I think of it. However, it is his body, so I can't complain.


Keep in mind, law is law weather you agree or not. In Japan this is illegal without permission and meeting the right conditions.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:44 am Reply with quote
Fellistowe wrote:
Maybe if he'd just had a quarter inch black bar tattoo'ed over the tip, he could have saved himself a lot of trouble Razz


Best comment on this story so far. Made me laugh so loud that I woke my room mate. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:14 am Reply with quote
When i thought indecent I was thinking something really dirty. The title is a bit misleading to be honest.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:18 am Reply with quote
Oh sure, it's his body and his blog. But it's also the internet, where anyone can see it. Did it have any safety blocking, though? I mean, if you're the voice actor in the most popular series for kids ages 12-15, posting pictures of your genitals is probably one of the dumbest things you could do.
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Nemo_N



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:27 pm Reply with quote
the-antihero wrote:
dtm42 wrote:
ANN's habit of truncating the titles of news articles really caused me to be thrown for a loop. I thought it was going to be "Indecent Exposure". Which it was, in a way. But really, he doesn't deserve this. He posted them on his own blog. It was his own body parts; as in, he didn't surreptitiously film someone else. And it was for art, not for anything pornographic. The only thing he is guilty of in my opinion is tattooing his genitals, which makes me wince whenever I think of it. However, it is his body, so I can't complain.


Keep in mind, law is law weather you agree or not. In Japan this is illegal without permission and meeting the right conditions.

Laws should be discussed on the basis of whether or not they make sense, not on whether or not they are laws.
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:39 pm Reply with quote
Maybe if he had used the black censoring bar he would have been immune, simply because he could easily refer in his defence to the widespread and tolerated use of it in Hentai.

the-antihero wrote:
Keep in mind, law is law weather you agree or not. In Japan this is illegal without permission and meeting the right conditions.


The conditions suck, and I'm sure he didn't have to ask himself permission to post pictures of his own body onto his own blog.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:05 pm Reply with quote
If he'd been erect then maybe it would have been too much but he's not even sporting a semi.
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Keiichi-chan



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:51 pm Reply with quote
better than jail time, definitely.
the role of ivankof was created specifically for him, so hopefully Toei will show leniency, too, and give him a second chance with the role.
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WatchforMoons7



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:38 pm Reply with quote
mimosa_usagi wrote:
Fellistowe wrote:
Maybe if he'd just had a quarter inch black bar tattoo'ed over the tip, he could have saved himself a lot of trouble Razz


Best comment on this story so far. Made me laugh so loud that I woke my room mate. Laughing


Or just some Photoshop Wink
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Sariachan



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:08 pm Reply with quote
I watched the photos and they weren't "indecent", just weird (I found them hilarious, personally). Nudity by itself in private spaces shouldn't be considered indecent. -__-'

Some laws doesn't make much sense, but maybe he had to put some warnings on his blog or stuff like that...
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