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Dec 13, 2010 8:52 AM

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According to 47 News, Japanese Prime Minister Kan Naoto mentioned the boycott of Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) by manga publishers in the official blog and said "It's important to promote Japanese anime to the world as well as to maintain the education of children. I want the people involved to work together to avoid cancellation of TAF."

According to Jiji Tsushin, Torishima Kazuhiko, the senior managing director of Shueisha and the former editor of Dragon Ball, announced that Shueisha will not allow to exhibit anime related to their manga at TAF 2011. At the ceremony of Newface Manga Author Award, Torishima encouraged the winners to "create manga which can knock down Ishihara Shintaro (the governor of Tokyo)." Ibaraki Masahiko, the chief manager of the third editorial department, said "Don't hesitate in creation. Jump magazine will publish anything fun."

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Dec 13, 2010 8:54 AM

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Now that what I say 'WOW'
 
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Minna Fighto! well gud luck to the guys who'll be opposing this stupid regulation bill stuffs... hope they'll succeed... :)
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Dec 13, 2010 9:01 AM

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Keep fighting Naoto, the end is near and we need good people to fight to see that anime survives.


 
 
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fight fight fight! fight for japan, and anime lovers that have swept worldwide! good luck to you over there! if i lived in Tokyo i would help out!
 
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dtshyk said:
Ibaraki Masahiko, the chief manager of the third editorial department, said "Don't hesitate in creation. Jump magazine will publish anything fun."


Anyone else who was reminded of Bakuman when reading this? :D
 
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Well... its seems that with every day that passes...hobbies are getting scarcer and scarcer.
 
 
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Dec 13, 2010 9:15 AM

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YES
FIGHTO!!!

Stop. Calm yourself. You're an idiot.
 
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Dec 13, 2010 9:24 AM

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Well, basically PM says: "Stop being a pussies and participate in the TAF".
At least I understood it that way.
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Dec 13, 2010 9:34 AM

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He should've thought about that before the government passed that stupid new law. Heck, why they still accepted it, despite the massive protest is beyond me, but I guess international pressure and/or feigned morality matters more to them than a whole slew of mangaka and other artists whose livelihoods are now being endangered.
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Dec 13, 2010 9:44 AM

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He should've thought about that before the government passed that stupid new law. Heck, why they still accepted it, despite the massive protest is beyond me, but I guess international pressure and/or feigned morality matters more to them than a whole slew of mangaka and other artists whose livelihoods are now being endangered.
He didn't make this law, it was the governor of Tokyo who thought up these laws, and he belongs to a different political party than the prime minister, and the party in question is the main opposition party to the government.

Think of the Japanese prime minister as a Democrat, with the governor of Tokyo being a Republican and you should have a good idea about what I am going on about.
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Dec 13, 2010 9:49 AM

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It's getting more and more intriguing
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Dec 13, 2010 9:53 AM

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Wow, that is amazing.

 
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Zhao_Yun said:
dtshyk said:
Ibaraki Masahiko, the chief manager of the third editorial department, said "Don't hesitate in creation. Jump magazine will publish anything fun."


Anyone else who was reminded of Bakuman when reading this? :D

Me for one.
 
 
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well of course he should be
 
Dec 13, 2010 9:56 AM
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I mentioned this in the other thread. Aside Naoto Kan, other publishers/companies state they'll keep doing what they do regardless of what happens. It warms my heart to see people calmly fighting on this issue regardless.
 
Dec 13, 2010 9:58 AM

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Single digit approval ratings ain't got shit on him.

Let's do this
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Dec 13, 2010 10:00 AM

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This would certainly be heating up, considering that that same governor already accused the Prime Minister of "not being Japanese enough" and urged people to physically attack the PM if he did not stand at a recent military parade.
 
 
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This boycott pleases me.

Also, Bakuman.
 
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This would certainly be heating up, considering that that same governor already accused the Prime Minister of "not being Japanese enough" and urged people to physically attack the PM if he did not stand at a recent military parade.


That governor is worse than most of the US Right Wing and the Tea Party combined. What a disrespectful man, I don't care what nation you belong to there is always some respect that everyone should display to the ruler of your nation wither it's the prime minister, president, monarch, etc. You do not do or even think about conducting such shameful actions like trying to harm a prime minister of your country especially if you are a governor or any other politician.


 
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i wonder what would happen to the japanese economy if all the otaku boycotted anime and manga all together???? bet u they gonna have to rethink the rules if every1 did that
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dtshyk said:
"It's important to promote Japanese anime to the world as well as to maintain the education of children. I want the people involved to work together to avoid cancellation of TAF."
Ibaraki Masahiko, the chief manager of the third editorial department, said "Don't hesitate in creation. Jump magazine will publish anything fun."
I just love this news.



 
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chalao said:
i wonder what would happen to the japanese economy if all the otaku boycotted anime and manga all together???? bet u they gonna have to rethink the rules if every1 did that


If everyone boycotted anime, manga, and even video games (since they are affected as well), then the economy will simply crash. They are in an extended recession as of today and this bill will cause a depression.

Anime/Manga Bill = Depression

I don't think the politicians realize that this bill is essentially digging their own grave and burying it as well.


 
Dec 13, 2010 10:27 AM

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Taro Aso was so much better as the prime minister....he could have stopped all of this :D
 
Dec 13, 2010 10:35 AM

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HRisa said:
Taro Aso was so much better as the prime minister....he could have stopped all of this :D


I strongly agree with your statement.


 
 
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fuckin Ishihara, if there was ever a person i wished untimely death upon, it's him
 
Dec 13, 2010 10:44 AM

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Where's Light when you need him?

Stop. Calm yourself. You're an idiot.
 
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Hoppy said:
chalao said:
i wonder what would happen to the japanese economy if all the otaku boycotted anime and manga all together???? bet u they gonna have to rethink the rules if every1 did that


If everyone boycotted anime, manga, and even video games (since they are affected as well), then the economy will simply crash. They are in an extended recession as of today and this bill will cause a depression.

Anime/Manga Bill = Depression

I don't think the politicians realize that this bill is essentially digging their own grave and burying it as well.


lol i think everyone should boycott for about a month or 2 and lets see how things go for their enconomy ehehe teach them a lessone or 2 to not mess with our otaku ways
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HaremAllMighty said:
Where's Light when you need him?


Where is Lelouch when you need him? D:
 
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Hoppy said:
chalao said:
i wonder what would happen to the japanese economy if all the otaku boycotted anime and manga all together???? bet u they gonna have to rethink the rules if every1 did that


If everyone boycotted anime, manga, and even video games (since they are affected as well), then the economy will simply crash. They are in an extended recession as of today and this bill will cause a depression.

Anime/Manga Bill = Depression

I don't think the politicians realize that this bill is essentially digging their own grave and burying it as well.


idk if i posted this again(as i cant find it) but if everyone boycott for 1 month or 2 lets see how their economy gonna do teach them a lesson or 2 to stop messing around with our anime (what we watch).... also aint anime related stuff a big part of their GDP???? or am i wrong??
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chalao said:
i wonder what would happen to the japanese economy if all the otaku boycotted anime and manga all together???? bet u they gonna have to rethink the rules if every1 did that


that will made it worse,

i somehow understand why otakus prefer microsoft xbox 360 to sony ps3
and why nowadays iphone became one of the most popular items over there...
 
 
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at least we hear some good news comin out
that freakin bill should be stopped anyway XD
 
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dtshyk said:
Ibaraki Masahiko, the chief manager of the third editorial department, said "Don't hesitate in creation. Jump magazine will publish anything fun."


This basically translates to: "It's on bia***es!!"

And so the war begins.
 
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Lelouch...we need your Geass!
 
Dec 13, 2010 11:16 AM

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Hopefully, some sort of compromise will be reached soon and both parties can have what they want i.e better regulation that is not vague or stupid.
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Boycotting the anime industry is the wrong response and punishes the wrong people in this case.

You should *support* the anime industry more than ever - buy the titles that you like whatever they may be, let them know you still want them made...give them reason to keep fighting.

The anime industry is on the *good* side - not the bad - there is no reason to punish them, they need all the help they can get, right now especially.
 
 
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one word,,, LOL,,, This is so amusing like hell,,, can wait to see what will be the outcome of this XD
i am going to be the i the one with the biggest manga pocket collgection

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Boycotting the anime industry is the wrong response and punishes the wrong people in this case.

You should *support* the anime industry more than ever - buy the titles that you like whatever they may be, let them know you still want them made...give them reason to keep fighting.

The anime industry is on the *good* side - not the bad - there is no reason to punish them, they need all the help they can get, right now especially.

it!!!
if you want to boycott you should do it with japanese electronics product...
In case you want to them to hear your voice:

Tokyo goverment adress: “koe@metro.tokyo.jp”

(i've searched it on their website in english)

remmerber to be polite, agressive spreech will make us look's "lower" on their eyes.

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I think that they should more stricts about the clasification of the anime and don't ban the creative
 
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Hoppy said:
entropy13 said:
This would certainly be heating up, considering that that same governor already accused the Prime Minister of "not being Japanese enough" and urged people to physically attack the PM if he did not stand at a recent military parade.


That governor is worse than most of the US Right Wing and the Tea Party combined. What a disrespectful man, I don't care what nation you belong to there is always some respect that everyone should display to the ruler of your nation wither it's the prime minister, president, monarch, etc. You do not do or even think about conducting such shameful actions like trying to harm a prime minister of your country especially if you are a governor or any other politician.


That bugger's a bit of a "shock jock" to me. He's probably doing all this to get enough attention to stay in office

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Taro Aso was so much better as the prime minister....he could have stopped all of this :D


LOL. If it affects Rozen Maiden he'll definitely do something to stop it
 
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wow, how intense, base this in a manga
 
 
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wow, how intense, base this in a manga


With an anime adaptation as well, make it a shounen and add some secret police for filler enemies.


 
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LOL, this is getting sad...fighto, anime fans! Fighto!
 
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Hoppy said:
Kazeshini said:
wow, how intense, base this in a manga


With an anime adaptation as well, make it a shounen and add some secret police for filler enemies.


I would probably watch that. :o
 
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Hoppy said:
Kazeshini said:
wow, how intense, base this in a manga


With an anime adaptation as well, make it a shounen and add some secret police for filler enemies.


they'd make BILLIONS!
they want anime to be more reflective of reality, it doesn't get realer than that XD
 
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Nah, it should be yaoi just to piss off the authors of the bill more.

I wonder if this law could pass in the United States. I know in the U.S. they were trying to pass a bill that would ban "crush videos" but the Supreme Court sided against it.

From what I've seen about this "Youth Healthy Development Ordinance", there's quite a number of people who oppose it.
 
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Nah, it should be yaoi just to piss off the authors of the bill more.

I wonder if this law could pass in the United States. I know in the U.S. they were trying to pass a bill that would ban "crush videos" but the Supreme Court sided against it.

From what I've seen about this "Youth Healthy Development Ordinance", there's quite a number of people who oppose it.


There's a chance but since a bill like this will affect political cartoons in the US and the Constitution in play, it wouldn't pass without severe alterations to the bill. Oh yeah and there will be 100x the rage since older people like to look at political cartoons and that's your main voting percentage in the US.


 
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I'm not surprised. The PM of Japan LOVEEEEEEEEES manga, and he too is likely upset about the bill passing.
 
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So Ishihara Shintaro, in addition to making daily racist lies against the Chinese and Koreans living in Japan, is now supporting this crap? Unbelievable, more reasons for me to hate this racist bigot. I can't believe the people of Tokyo keep reelecting this garbage.

Thanks, person who gave me this on another site a long time ago, lol.
 
 
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So Ishihara Shintaro, in addition to making daily racist lies against the Chinese and Koreans living in Japan, is now supporting this crap? Unbelievable, more reasons for me to hate this racist bigot. I can't believe the people of Tokyo keep reelecting this garbage.

hopefully this will be the last straw, and a new guy will start undoing all of this guys shit
 
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