News Shueisha: Banned Chinese Death Note Copies Were Pirated
posted on 2007-05-17 13:34 EDT
Follow-Up: Xinhua reports that a Chinese publisher of the Death Note manga is defying Beijing's municipal ban of what the Chinese city calls "illegal terrifying publications." An unnamed Hualing Publishing House spokesperson told Xinghua that "I want to make it clear that we have official approval to publish, and we will continue to do so." However, Searchina reports that the public relations department of Shueisha, the official Japanese publisher, responded by saying, "Those are the so-called 'pirated versions.'" The department adds, "Since our company has absolutely nothing to do with them, we have no comment."