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SigTheSauceMan



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:04 am Reply with quote
Can someone explain what the big deal is? Like... everything about it sounds pretty normal to me.
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fencer_x



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:54 am Reply with quote
Was this the only one of Mandarake's shops to be cited? Mandarake definitely has some racy stuff in some of its shops, and I've been to Nakano Broadway before and feel like I remember seeing one of the doujinshi shops there? It was a long while back, so maybe I'm misremembering, but hasn't there been porn there for a loooong time?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:02 am Reply with quote
SigTheSauceMan wrote:
Can someone explain what the big deal is? Like... everything about it sounds pretty normal to me.

There were nearly nude covers of pornos on full display at the front of the shop.
You could literally see the section labeled rape from the door.

And this was all in front of a shop for pre-teen girls.
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SigTheSauceMan



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:54 am Reply with quote
mewpudding101 wrote:
SigTheSauceMan wrote:
Can someone explain what the big deal is? Like... everything about it sounds pretty normal to me.

There were nearly nude covers of pornos on full display at the front of the shop.
You could literally see the section labeled rape from the door.

And this was all in front of a shop for pre-teen girls.
Pretty sure it said "teenaged" not "preteen." But oh. Yeah that explains it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:09 am Reply with quote
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And this was all in front of a shop for pre-teen girls.
SigTheSauceMan wrote:
Pretty sure it said "teenaged" not "preteen." But oh. Yeah that explains it.


I’ve personally been to the shop in question. It’s much more aimed at preteens. It’s like tutus and stuff.


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Yuvelir



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:30 am Reply with quote
The more you read the sillier the whole situation gets "who the fudge opens a porn store at a shopping center?", "wow that's a narrow hallway", "12m²? There are shops that small?", "adult stores are banned in the proximity of HOSPITALS specifically? Why?", "are they really counting freaking dentists as hospitals?"
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:36 am Reply with quote
A series of bad choices by that Mandrake exec.

Final one was not listening to the police. That never goes well.
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FunkyDude88



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:37 am Reply with quote
Yuvelir wrote:
The more you read the sillier the whole situation gets "who the fudge opens a porn store at a shopping center?", "wow that's a narrow hallway", "12m²? There are shops that small?", "adult stores are banned in the proximity of HOSPITALS specifically? Why?", "are they really counting freaking dentists as hospitals?"


Sounds like they just got busted on a technicality. Opening an adult store around kids stores = ok. Opening an adult store around a facility you can call a hospital = illegal

I wonder what it is about hospital that make adult stores not allowed compared to other establishments
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wewhomustnotbenamed



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:41 am Reply with quote
i mean, if someone open shop with very smelly odor next to my restaurant and it reduce the amount of visitor come to my restaurant, i would sue too.
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Changeman



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:12 am Reply with quote
Other Feminists Victory. At this rate the communist party will win the elections and implement the reglamentations of expressions they said they would make.

I grew up with a pornographic video store next to my school, and me and my peers (men, women, trans, etc) are functional members of society.
This demonization of the erotic will only lead us to a world similar to Shimoneta.
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Jonny Mendes



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:22 am Reply with quote
SigTheSauceMan wrote:
Can someone explain what the big deal is? Like... everything about it sounds pretty normal to me.


Spank!( the store that was affected by Mandrake adult store) is a store of colorful 80's Pop fashion that sells mostly to teens and children. Mandarake new store opened next to that store.The corridor between the two stores is only about 1m 95cm wide.

Changeman wrote:
Other Feminists Victory. At this rate the communist party will win the elections and implement the reglamentations of expressions they said they would make.

I grew up with a pornographic video store next to my school, and me and my peers (men, women, trans, etc) are functional members of society.
This demonization of the erotic will only lead us to a world similar to Shimoneta.

Mandrake have many stores (more than 20) on that complex so they could have chose a better place for their adult store. Like using one of their stores that are not near places where young teens and children usually go.

There are a place for that stores but is not next to a store here teens and children would gather. Is not about been against the store but about the location.

I don't know if you ever been in Japan but in many shops that sell adult products like magazines, hentai manga, gravure idols and AVs they have a separation inside the shops between the place the sell normal products and the R18 products. it was always been that way so is nothing new.


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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:26 am Reply with quote
FunkyDude88 wrote:
Yuvelir wrote:
The more you read the sillier the whole situation gets "who the fudge opens a porn store at a shopping center?", "wow that's a narrow hallway", "12m²? There are shops that small?", "adult stores are banned in the proximity of HOSPITALS specifically? Why?", "are they really counting freaking dentists as hospitals?"

Sounds like they just got busted on a technicality. Opening an adult store around kids stores = ok. Opening an adult store around a facility you can call a hospital = illegal

Because there are zoning laws regarding hospitals and schools typically.
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Yuvelir



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:28 am Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
Because there are zoning laws regarding hospitals and schools typically.

Sure. But why does the zoning law for hospitals forbid porn stores specifically?
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gsilver



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:56 am Reply with quote
Doctors are concerned about their sexual health, too...Why do they need to drive further?
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Tenebrae



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:31 am Reply with quote
FunkyDude88 wrote:
Sounds like they just got busted on a technicality.

That, or it is a matter of "there's more where that came from, but this is the least amount of work for us, so we'll slap you with that."
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