Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Extreme Sex" Manga Under Scrutiny in Tokyo

From The Sydney Morning Herald

TOKYO - Japan's capital city is to restrict the sale of manga comics and anime films with extreme depictions of rape, incest and other sex crimes, a plan that has brought cries of censorship.

The bill before the Tokyo assembly would require publishers and shops to sell only to readers aged over 18 any material that depicts "virtual sex crimes" if the images are "unjustifiably glorified and exaggerated".


Note that the comics are not being "banned" but merely subjected to age restrictions.

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