Kodomo no Jikan (Nymphet) Appears in U.S. Newspaper Ads (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo

An advertisement for a digital television converter box in The Oregonian and other American newspapers this week included an image from Kodomo no Jikan (Nymphet), an anime with mature themes about preadolescent children. The section of the ad with the image claims the box "includes free parental control by simply pushing a button so parents can block unwanted channels and profanity on their TV." The Portland, Oregon television station KATU filed a report on the ad; the report noted that the advertiser charges excessive warranty and shipping fees for the "free" converter, but the report did not mention the anime image.

Thank you to dormcat for the news tip and teh*darkness for the links.

Update: Borderline Hikikomori includes an image of the ad.

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