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[Retracted] China Bans Uploads of Japanese Anime, Manga and Game

by dtshyk
Apr 22, 2009 6:20 PM | 99 Comments
This story turned out to be fake
The news of the ban on uploads of Japanese anime/manga was confirmed to be a false rumor.
I apologize for providing a wrong story and retract this news.

Source: Daqi.com
News credit: Iiotoko

The State Administration of Radio Film and Television of China announced that they put a ban on the uploads of Japanese Anime, Manga, TV programs, games and movies to the Chinese websites. All the prohibited data will be deleted by May 1st.

Chinese govenment has prohibited the airing of Japanese anime between 5pm - 8pm in order to protect the domestic anime industry.

Source: Club China.com
translation credit: wakka9ca

20 of 99 Comments Recent Comments

Omg, China SuX, need my ANIMUS!!!!

Huh? What? It's too late for that? Aww, and I was just thinking of joining the herd. :(

ZoiQ said:
lThis seems more like a protection to its citizens anyway. Who knows, they might turn out into people just like you who go like "OMGGGG CHINA SUXXXXX I WANT ANYMAY & MANGAH!!!1".


Haha, even if the story is a false rumor, that would've been so true. :D

Apr 26, 2009 4:37 PM by Alexstratz

Thank God thjis story is fake. China is all better now. =)

Apr 24, 2009 10:59 AM by iTom

edit*

What a bunch of stupid eggs

dtshyk said:
This story turned out to be fake
The news of the ban on uploads of Japanese anime/manga was confirmed to be a false rumor.
I apologize for providing a wrong story and retract this news.

Apr 23, 2009 9:26 PM by Roxkis

*currently in China for an extended stay*
I asked my cousin about this and she did say it's a lot harder now to find Japanese media on Chinese youtube-like sites and other places. so although the news might turn out to be fake, it's probably partially true. not completely banned, just a lot harder to get it. (warned by Japanese industry to restrict the stuff? who knows ^^)

Apr 23, 2009 9:23 PM by Ruby_Moon

*sucks*
it's an easy case, just go download it in 'non-Chinese' websites

Apr 23, 2009 5:57 PM by virgo_sama

Mmmmm~ Now that is what I call good news.
I knew the Chinese weren't that goodie goodie to ban uploads of anime.

Apr 23, 2009 4:22 PM by panda_general

Wow, so most of us (including myself) got riled up for nothing.
Ho-hum.

Apr 23, 2009 12:06 PM by CreamyVelvet

Iiotoko said:
Like I said before. It's only a rumor. The list was written unprofessionally and it's found only on BBS sites. It's really funny how some of you actually believe this.
For people who can read chinese
http://shehui.daqi.com/feature_296030_1_index.html

Snowflakes said:
I totally agree..

This law wouldn't completely damage the anime industry, especially for real otaku's in China who BUY their products, not view online illegally.


They never had a J-anime industry in the start.....
The Chinese copyright laws only stated, As long as if you don't make a profit from it, then you're fine.
You find anime burned DVDs on the streets for 5 - 7 RMB. It's everywhere. But only kids who don't know how to p2p buys that.


Great, rumors must remain rumors.

Apr 23, 2009 11:40 AM by wakka9ca

Well to be honest it should be illegal, by copyright laws, like I said already breaking laws doing it in the first place.

Apr 23, 2009 10:25 AM by mitamaking

ZoiQ said:
lol sup.

I don't like any of you who says "omg china sucks!!!!!". Look at your own miserable country with worse things. :v

I don't see the need for drama, they are just enforcing law that already existed. You uploading licensed anime (also with BT) is also a big crime. You've seen plenty of people getting caught and getting charged, now they are taking a step to the people behind this in the first place i.e. TPB etc. Now that this shit happens, they are pretending all innocent.

This seems more like a protection to its citizens anyway. Who knows, they might turn out into people just like you who go like "OMGGGG CHINA SUXXXXX I WANT ANYMAY & MANGAH!!!1".

It's not like they are banning sales of this anime, manga and games, they are just banning the uploads. Chances that this was just a deal between the Chinese and Japanese are there. :v

/thread

Although story is a fake anyway buuuttt...

Apr 23, 2009 9:48 AM by Kyora

This's just a fake news.

Apr 23, 2009 9:46 AM by wykvic

Ah, they ban everything already anyway. ^^ It just means they are not producing good enough stuff to prevent people from preferring the Japanese ones.

Apr 23, 2009 9:13 AM by ladyxzeus

Like I said before. It's only a rumor. The list was written unprofessionally and it's found only on BBS sites. It's really funny how some of you actually believe this.
For people who can read chinese
http://shehui.daqi.com/feature_296030_1_index.html

Snowflakes said:
I totally agree..

This law wouldn't completely damage the anime industry, especially for real otaku's in China who BUY their products, not view online illegally.


They never had a J-anime industry in the start.....
The Chinese copyright laws only stated, As long as if you don't make a profit from it, then you're fine.
You find anime burned DVDs on the streets for 5 - 7 RMB. It's everywhere. But only kids who don't know how to p2p buys that.

Apr 23, 2009 8:46 AM by Iiotoko

ZoiQ said:
lol sup.

I don't like any of you who says "omg china sucks!!!!!". Look at your own miserable country with worse things. :v

I don't see the need for drama, they are just enforcing law that already existed. You uploading licensed anime (also with BT) is also a big crime. You've seen plenty of people getting caught and getting charged, now they are taking a step to the people behind this in the first place i.e. TPB etc. Now that this shit happens, they are pretending all innocent.

This seems more like a protection to its citizens anyway. Who knows, they might turn out into people just like you who go like "OMGGGG CHINA SUXXXXX I WANT ANYMAY & MANGAH!!!1".

It's not like they are banning sales of this anime, manga and games, they are just banning the uploads. Chances that this was just a deal between the Chinese and Japanese are there. :v


I totally agree..

This law wouldn't completely damage the anime industry, especially for real otaku's in China who BUY their products, not view online illegally.

Apr 23, 2009 7:53 AM by Snowflakes

I'm sure it's technically illegal in most countries to upload anime etc. to websites, isn't it? Infringement of copyright and everything. Besides, as people say, there's always DVDs and other non-Chinese websites that can be used. Also the TV ban is only for a certain time period, they're not completely removing japanime from Chinese TV screen. So I don't really see what's the big deal? :s (unless I'm missing some huge point here...?)

And I just read ZoiQ's post, agree with you there~

Apr 23, 2009 7:31 AM by deletemal

lol sup.

I don't like any of you who says "omg china sucks!!!!!". Look at your own miserable country with worse things. :v

I don't see the need for drama, they are just enforcing law that already existed. You uploading licensed anime (also with BT) is also a big crime. You've seen plenty of people getting caught and getting charged, now they are taking a step to the people behind this in the first place i.e. TPB etc. Now that this shit happens, they are pretending all innocent.

This seems more like a protection to its citizens anyway. Who knows, they might turn out into people just like you who go like "OMGGGG CHINA SUXXXXX I WANT ANYMAY & MANGAH!!!1".

It's not like they are banning sales of this anime, manga and games, they are just banning the uploads. Chances that this was just a deal between the Chinese and Japanese are there. :v

Apr 23, 2009 6:39 AM by zq

Dracoowl said:
I lol'd how they commented on the anime for example
DN Angel - Dark,you shouldn't be a theif
.hack//SING - how to teach everybody to turn into a bad guy on online games
Shinigami- Oh god, shinigamis sure are violent.

That's my close translation on some of them.


yea i saw the comments they made too.. really funny..
like for
fruit basket - is it because changed back to a person that y never wear clothes??... rubbish
and the one about NANA i don't get it either.

Apr 23, 2009 6:38 AM by d3stinY

China's internet patrol has to be one of the largest in the nation lol. Seems like there are massive restictions on the internet in the first place. With this ban, I think it actually hurts local anime productions. In the 21st century, China should embrace technology as a form of economic power. Using the right paradigm, the Chinese could make money off of online anime, create a larger fan base for the anime, and even market the anime to a worldwide audience. Reducing japanesse anime online will affect the popularity of anime in Chinese society. It may even bring about a "black market" within China for anime (for all the otakus) :P. In this case, they are limiting the potential that the local anime productions could have, which is a step in the wrong direction.

Competition (Japanese anime vs. Chinese anime) is healthy and allows for each group to try to animate better (but maybe not so much in a communist nation like China). I do think the prohibition of the airing of Japanese anime between 5pm - 8pm is a good idea as it will reintroduce and protect the domestic anime industry. They don't want to entirely "outsource" anime to another country after all lol.

Apr 23, 2009 6:19 AM by Kakkaoi

Dracoowl said:
I lol'd how they commented on the anime for example
DN Angel - Dark,you shouldn't be a theif
.hack//SING - how to teach everybody to turn into a bad guy on online games
Shinigami- Oh god, shinigamis sure are violent.

That's my close translation on some of them. And yea China do suck xD.


wow....

Apr 23, 2009 6:09 AM by Takuya-kun

haha lol
another piece of bxxxxxxt by the patriot teens
just treat it as a joke and that's it

Apr 23, 2009 6:08 AM by firehooharia