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NEWS: 'On Your Mark' Pulled from Miyazaki Box Sets After Aska's Drug Arrest


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deaththekid666



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:35 am Reply with quote
Well talk about some bullshit....
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:49 am Reply with quote
ANN wrote:
Thanks to mdo7 for the news tip.


uhh, you're welcome ANN. Shocked

(Seriously, I didn't expect one of my post to be ended up being used for this article, but anyway thanks for the credit/acknowledgment)
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:59 am Reply with quote
That is some massive bullshit. To think we almost had that music video in HD. It's not like you're showing Aska what for by doing this, you're just giving fans the middle finger. I can understand cutting current ties with someone who charged for things or says awful things, but to discount earlier works all together and pretend they never existed is just stupid.
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RokugoPeachMoon



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:21 am Reply with quote
Soo much stupidity on the part of these companies.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:28 am Reply with quote
walw: It's a cultural thing. The Japanese really don't tolerate drug use.
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revolutionotaku



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:35 am Reply with quote
The drug Aska was arrested for was MDMA (aka Ecstasy).
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Preacherofdoom



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:38 am Reply with quote
it's not these companies, but the asian culture that's the problem. i don't understand how they think. they really think fans would boycott it cause the guy got a drug problem? it's the fans that get punished not getting this video. lesser product for the same price.

like recently in korea with the ferry sinking and a couple hundred dead. they shut down the entire pop music industry for like a month. so people died and that sucks, but why take away music from it's fans?
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ryanvamp



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:52 am Reply with quote
This kind of hypocrisy is one of the few things I truly hate from Japan.
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Dop.L



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 2:57 am Reply with quote
This is ridiculous puritanical overreaction at an almost absurd level.

Let's face it, if you recalled all the CDs made by artists who had been hauled up on a drugs charge, the record shop shelves would be empty. Think of all the great music made by artists who we know full well had taken drugs.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:33 am Reply with quote
What the actual fudge. Even putting everything else aside, does the concept of "innocent until proven guilty" just not exist in Japan?
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wohdin



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:41 am Reply with quote
I am getting really tired of all of your ridiculous reactionary hypocrisy, Japan (and Asia in general). Shit's getting old.
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isahackjob



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:57 am Reply with quote
In other news, all versions of Yellow Submarine where ordered recalled after the ablum was found to be entirely based on lsd.
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kevinx59



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 4:14 am Reply with quote
Wow this seems rather excessive. I understand terminating the contract or not doing any more print runs but recalling everything? Seems like they are trying to erase his very existence.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 4:33 am Reply with quote
Dop.L wrote:
This is ridiculous puritanical overreaction at an almost absurd level.


Japan is not Puritan; they just really hate illegal drugs.

"Drug Laws in Japan: You’d Better Have A Prescription"

  • Japanese law and society at large usually view drug possession as almost an unconscionable act. Japanese citizens who are caught growing, possessing, or using illegal drugs of pretty much any kind find themselves in deep trouble.

    Not only do drug offenders face up to five years in prison for their first offense, but there’s tons of other, non-legal repercussions too. A couple years ago, both a rugby player and a sumo wrestler were found to be in possession of marijuana, and both athletes had their Japanese sports careers ended.

    People who get caught with drugs can be fired from their jobs, expelled from school, and have their life flipped, turned upside-down Bel-Aire style. In other words: it sucks to get caught with drugs if you’re a Japanese citizen.


Although they enjoy "legal herbs":
Man Dies Smoking "Legal Herb"? Japan's Newest Drug Craze and More Unnecessary Drug Laws
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koinosuke



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 5:13 am Reply with quote
This is just about the most stupid thing I've ever heard. Nothing less from Japan when it comes to how they treat drug use, though. They make American law look progressive.

And it's really too bad. "On Your Mark" is a wonderful creation, and it would've been great to see it in HD.
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