Paradise of Innocence Manga Removed From Amazon Japan
posted on by Karen Ressler
Amazon Japan is no longer listing print editions of Uran's Mujaki no Rakuen (Paradise of Innocence) manga. The website still lists Kindle editions of volumes 2-4, but the listings state that the volumes are currently unavailable for purchase. The manga is still listed for sale on Hakusensha's online store and Rakuten.
In the popular "nostalgic & innocent story," Shōta is sent back in time to his elementary school days via a mysterious school pool. He sees Konomi-chan, a girl who would eventually become a nationally popular actress, and other cute girls when they were innocent and defenseless.
Uran launched the manga in Hakusensha's Young Animal Arashi magazine in 2011. An original anime DVD adaptation was bundled with a limited edition of the manga's sixth volume in August 2014, and a second OVA is scheduled to ship with the limited edition of the eighth volume on August 28.
Amazon previously removed the Imōto Paradise! 2 manga from its Kindle store in May 2014 after the Tokyo Metropolitan Government had ruled that same week that the book was considered an "unhealthy publication."
Imōto Paradise! 2 was designated under the revised Youth Healthy Development Ordinance due to its “glorification of incestuous acts.” The publication was the first to be formally restricted as such by the government since Bill 156 went into effect in July of 2011.
The revised Youth Healthy Development Ordinance expanded the number of manga and anime that fall under "harmful publications," the legal category of works that must not be sold or rented to people under the age of 18. Erotic material was already restricted before the amendment, but the amended law also restricts the sales and renting of materials that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government considers "to be excessively disrupting of social order."