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Arguments For Regulation of Anime Begin to Fade in Japan

by dtshyk
Oct 20, 2010 6:28 AM | 64 Comments
According to Nikkei newspaper, the recent administrative discussion boards on the regulation of child porn have refrained from bringing the anime issue to the subject. Tokyo metropolitan government is still seeking a chance to reintroduce the so-called "Anti Fictitious Juvenile Porn" bill, which was rejected last summer. However, the Japan Committee for UNICEFF has removed anime and manga from their statement about anti child porn law although the NGO had been the vanguard of the movement. Kyoto Prefecture has also decided to put anime and manga outside the scope of the law.

Lawyers have pointed out that it's against the Constitution of Japan to restrict the freedom of expression which doesn't violate the human rights of existing children.

Sources: Nikkei, Kyoto Newspaper
Related topic: Mangaka Object to Tokyo Ordinance Regulating Anime & Manga Characters [Update Mar 17]

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MorningGlory said:
As if doujinshi gonna stop drawing their manga


seriously...

Oct 24, 2010 5:04 AM by koreye

As if doujinshi gonna stop drawing their manga

Oct 24, 2010 4:55 AM by MorningGlory

Hoppy said:
OrochiPL said:
So basically, loli hentai is going to be fully legal in Japan now?


The war is over and the winners are the artists and the otaku and everything of value was saved for future generations.

*Gives a big Fuck you to everyone who wanted loli banned*



hahahah! i am laughing right now to the Filipino Law Makers who made a law about banning loli hentai. i bet they're making a stupid face right now. haha.

Oct 22, 2010 4:18 AM by darkcrescendo

Pedobear-kamisama has been appeased. >:3

Oct 21, 2010 9:22 AM by Vixter

mikhailn said:
Oh God. Just imagine Yagami Light running for Prime Minister or Kamina being the Defence Minister.


Awesome 8D

Jazma said:
So there is something called justice in this world


My thoughts XD

Oct 21, 2010 4:33 AM by Face_Faith

Nachotee said:
eyerok said:
lolicon = latent pedophile
Now, if I'm not mistaken, anything under 18 is considered Loli. Being myself 18, if I dated a girl in real life, it'd most probably be under 18, and that's a pretty common thing. So in my opinion, Loli does not necessarily equal latent pedophile.

Now, toddlercon, that's... a bit more complicated.


ok...I did my homework and came up with another proposal:

lolicon = latent pedophile, hebephile and/or ephebophile.

yea...makes more sense now.

Oct 21, 2010 3:00 AM by koreye

1 - 0 for common sense, yay.

Oct 20, 2010 10:37 PM by Teddy

sigh of relief... :D

Oct 20, 2010 4:43 PM by Zeream

Good, they realized it's better to think about the rights of real children instead of wasting time on saving fictional ones. Take that Agnes.

Oct 20, 2010 4:24 PM by Kantarou

Finally they've come to their senses. The shit 'anti whatever porn' bill isn't gonna work anyway.

Oct 20, 2010 4:21 PM by AlexSadist-sama

Hm hm hm. Art is art.

Oct 20, 2010 4:04 PM by MochaMongoose

Fuck yeah. Take that morality Nazis, take your fascist thought-crime bullshit and shove it.

Oct 20, 2010 3:55 PM by MadDogV2

Let's celebrate :D

Oct 20, 2010 3:45 PM by wakka9ca

YES :)

Oct 20, 2010 3:43 PM by BleakBurst

Jonijonh said:
Although watching loli anime can set off some pedophile instincts on certain "human beings", I believe it is in the artists' rights to draw/animate whatever they want. So, in my opinion loli ban should never have been considered, but they have to stay wary, lest it become a serious problem in the future. But then again, even a normal "thing" can become the "pedo-trigger" for someone that is already screwed up to begin with, so...

And seriously... Loli anime/hentai can't really be considered child porn anyway. Or are they gonna ban Mecha anime too, so as to not give terrorists any ideas? (Bin Laden with a Mecha = Pewpew there goes America)


this is what i think so 2 muahahha. also if ur watching anime that goes on killing people does that mean ur going to kill people with the same ideas?? maybe to some but most of us nah

Oct 20, 2010 3:39 PM by chalao

mikhailn said:
Just imagine Yagami Light running for Prime Minister


Well, it'd be a pretty easy victory and he'd at least guarantee sitting in office for more than 3 months.

Anyways, I approve of the bill being shot down. I'm not a loli fan but if this bill were passed, the restrictions on hentai and ecchi in general would get more ridiculous than they already are. Who knows, maybe this is the first step to getting porn uncensored...

Oct 20, 2010 3:33 PM by CCZilla

WcDuck said:

Always has been, always will be.


+1

Oct 20, 2010 3:24 PM by DestinySora

i understand why people would want it to be illigal, but i dont really care if it is or not...

Oct 20, 2010 3:18 PM by CrystalLake

eyerok said:
lolicon = latent pedophile
Now, if I'm not mistaken, anything under 18 is considered Loli. Being myself 18, if I dated a girl in real life, it'd most probably be under 18, and that's a pretty common thing. So in my opinion, Loli does not necessarily equal latent pedophile.

Now, toddlercon, that's... a bit more complicated.

Oct 20, 2010 2:45 PM by Nachotee

Hoppy said:
OrochiPL said:
So basically, loli hentai is going to be fully legal in Japan now?


The war is over and the winners are the artists and the otaku and everything of value was saved for future generations.

*Gives a big Fuck you to everyone who wanted loli banned*


this

Oct 20, 2010 2:40 PM by Corpse69