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Japanese Prime Minister Concerned About Tokyo International Anime Fair

by dtshyk
Dec 13, 2010 8:52 AM | 76 Comments
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."

Sources: 47 News, Jiji Tsushin

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WoW IDK about this news [just join] XD
I will give support for those who oppose this stupid anti otaku law ^o^

Dec 17, 2010 2:33 AM by pucelle

dtshyk said:
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."


These two sound a little like someone out of a manga would voice one's opinion. Awesome. >D

Dec 15, 2010 11:55 AM by Face_Faith

I don't see why yuri and yaoi could be just regulated into hentai and not be outright banned. Ishihara, I hope you end up like Caesar because your tyranny is causing irreparable damage and infuriating the world, your behavior is unacceptable in Japan as well as the rest of the world, may the hand of God smite you and guide you to your place in hell.

Dec 15, 2010 8:05 AM by Hoppy

KuroLion said:
i was to understand the bill is not a ban. and if its labeled adult they can still do what they want correct? i read that hentai was to be untouched. happy days!! but i also heard there is no more shonen ai or something since japan doesnt support homosexuality. best news iv heard all year! and yes leave the rape and incest to the hentai. id love to see more anime thats for the mature audiences instead of all this giggly crap for little children


This law is not a ban, but it's a template which means that they can do whatever they want if they consider that the show isn't appropriate for their taste. Let's see some of them:
One Piece, Death Note, Berserk, Code Geass, Full Metal Alchemist, etc...

Dec 15, 2010 5:44 AM by Frosti

VerneJules said:
KuroLion said:
i was to understand the bill is not a ban. and if its labeled adult they can still do what they want correct? i read that hentai was to be untouched. happy days!! but i also heard there is no more shonen ai or something since japan doesnt support homosexuality. best news iv heard all year! and yes leave the rape and incest to the hentai. id love to see more anime thats for the mature audiences instead of all this giggly crap for little children
http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/11/21/tokyo-loli-ban-now-total-hentai-ban/

good no more loli... i couldnt be happier... i am not a fan of little girls...

Dec 15, 2010 2:41 AM by KuroLion

FIGHTO! BOYCOTT THAT M***ERF**KER (LOL) ∩( ・ω・)∩, ( ・ω・)
DIEeeeeeeeeeeeee u SUCKA!
PM FTW!

GET HIS SHIT BILL REMOVED D:<!
(>_<)>
(excuse the CAPS XD )

(^v^)

Dec 15, 2010 2:27 AM by Aozure

KuroLion said:
i was to understand the bill is not a ban. and if its labeled adult they can still do what they want correct? i read that hentai was to be untouched. happy days!! but i also heard there is no more shonen ai or something since japan doesnt support homosexuality. best news iv heard all year! and yes leave the rape and incest to the hentai. id love to see more anime thats for the mature audiences instead of all this giggly crap for little children
http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/11/21/tokyo-loli-ban-now-total-hentai-ban/

Dec 14, 2010 2:48 PM by VerneJules

KuroLion said:
i was to understand the bill is not a ban. and if its labeled adult they can still do what they want correct? i read that hentai was to be untouched. happy days!! but i also heard there is no more shonen ai or something since japan doesnt support homosexuality. best news iv heard all year! and yes leave the rape and incest to the hentai. id love to see more anime thats for the mature audiences instead of all this giggly crap for little children


Your mistaken

The majority of the Mature audience loves the "giggly crap for little children" >.>

Dec 14, 2010 2:32 PM by LibertyPrime

i was to understand the bill is not a ban. and if its labeled adult they can still do what they want correct? i read that hentai was to be untouched. happy days!! but i also heard there is no more shonen ai or something since japan doesnt support homosexuality. best news iv heard all year! and yes leave the rape and incest to the hentai. id love to see more anime thats for the mature audiences instead of all this giggly crap for little children

Dec 14, 2010 12:39 PM by KuroLion

ShadowGilgamesh said:
WELL, if a crazy otaku will send a knife to a voice actor she ADORES, someone will eventually kill the guy everyone hates...maybe


The best way to actually kill this fool is an inside job, in other words someone in the government does the assassination. Anything else will send the wrong message.

Dec 14, 2010 10:26 AM by Hoppy

ShadowGilgamesh said:
WELL, if a crazy otaku will send a knife to a voice actor she ADORES, someone will eventually kill the guy everyone hates...maybe


Yeah, but then that would look bad for us fans if an otaku kills Ishihara over anime/manga. Although I wouldn't be surprised if he gets death threats if this passes.

Well it looks like High School girls will be becoming collage girls soon.

Dec 14, 2010 10:21 AM by Roloko

WELL, if a crazy otaku will send a knife to a voice actor she ADORES, someone will eventually kill the guy everyone hates...maybe

Dec 14, 2010 9:01 AM by ShadowGilgamesh

Ishihara Shintarou no YAROU. F**k him and his anime/manga content ban bill. He's the enemy of all otakus and anime fans worldwide. I hope he gets boycotted, banned from politics, and lose sales on his novels.

I would like to take kill him by taking a sharp and heavy stone (ishi) and driving it through his abdomen (hara).

Dec 14, 2010 5:43 AM by Le_tsMightGaine

I just want to kill Ishihara now...

Dec 13, 2010 11:21 PM by VerneJules

khalilmoja said:
Mimiko said:
HaremAllMighty said:
Where's Light when you need him?


Where is Lelouch when you need him? D:



Both men are cockroaches compare to the greatness of Reinhard von Lohengramm

Dec 13, 2010 10:28 PM by Confucius

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
lol yeah xD, anyway.... i'm really hoping that their boycott works...because if it doesn't alot of people are going to be unhappy =/

Dec 13, 2010 10:07 PM by rpn101

Kirino-phan said:
FIGHT ON! Show those douches that we will not bend over to their Bill.
(We should elect Johannes Krauser II to replace Ishihara. And allow him -Krauser- to raep every single moron that supported this Bill in public :D)


Regardless of whether or not I find the bill palatable, at least -some- of those "morons" think they're doing something good, and not just promoting their own morals, or engaging in other, even more insidious acts. What they're actually doing, and how good it actually is, is an entirely different issue. But, the point remains that I think such a punishment would be... excessive.

After all, even in this day and age, sentencing or charges are often lessened against those with mental handicaps or certain other impairments of judgment or ability to think properly. (Yes, I'm sure I displayed no small bit of arrogance in that last statement.)

khalilmoja said:


Maybe we don't need spoiler tags in the news forum, but either way, at least one of those points is somewhat debatable (unless I missed a WoG update on Geass, anyway). Or, at least debated...

Dec 13, 2010 9:33 PM by ph4zr

FIGHT ON! Show those douches that we will not bend over to their Bill.
(We should elect Johannes Krauser II to replace Ishihara. And allow him -Krauser- to raep every single moron that supported this Bill in public :D)

Dec 13, 2010 8:45 PM by Koisola

leeahseng said:
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."


After he did such an bullshit

now he still hope the event is able to go on, bullshit!!


that quote is something said by the Prime Minister, who is against the bill, not Ishihara, the guy who can go and spontainiously combust and no otaku would give a damn

Dec 13, 2010 8:36 PM by ShadowGilgamesh

I'm glad that there is at least some opposition (however modest) that might prevent this baseless censorship. Maybe this will serve as an example to encourage otaku to get out and vote more than before.

Dec 13, 2010 8:10 PM by saka