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Japanese Politician Apologizes for Suggesting Serial Killer ‘Influenced’ by Anime

November 15, 2017
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Japanese Politician Apologizes for Suggesting Serial Killer ‘Influenced’ by Anime

A Japanese politician and elected member of the national legislature has apologized after implying that anime and video games may have influenced an alleged serial killer who is suspected of murdering and dismembering at least nine people. House of Councillors member Ichita Yamamoto drew the baseless connection during a recent appearance on a TV talk…

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ONE WEEK LEFT: Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

June 13, 2017
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ONE WEEK LEFT: Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

The Humble Sekai Project Bundle offers up to $289 worth of visual novel titles like NEKOPARA Vol. 2, Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition, and more — many fully voiced in Japanese — to benefit CBLDF, Doctors Without Borders, and Make-A-Wish Foundation! Act fast — there’s only one week left to get the bundle! View…

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The Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

June 6, 2017
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The Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

The Humble Sekai Project Bundle offers up to $289 worth of visual novel titles like NEKOPARA Vol. 2, Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition, and more — many fully voiced in Japanese — to benefit CBLDF, Doctors Without Borders, and Make-A-Wish Foundation! View the bundle here: https://www.humblebundle.com/sekai-project-bundle Visual novel and visual novelty! If you love manga, these…

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U.S. State Department No Fan of Manga and Anime

May 4, 2016
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U.S. State Department No Fan of Manga and Anime

The U.S. Department of State recently joined the United Nations in suggesting that Japan should restrict certain types of manga and anime, condemning what it calls “unfettered availability of sexually explicit cartoons, comics, and video games, some of which depicted scenes of violent sexual abuse and the rape of children.” The statement came in the…

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UN Committee Urges Japan to Ban Sexual Violence in Fiction

March 24, 2016
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UN Committee Urges Japan to Ban Sexual Violence in Fiction

Just a few months after a UN envoy recommended that Japan ban certain types of manga and anime to somehow protect real children from abuse, a separate UN committee has now entered the fray by urging the government to ban “the sale of video games or cartoons involving sexual violence against women.” What the committee…

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UN Envoy Recommends Japanese Ban on Some Manga and Anime

October 30, 2015
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UN Envoy Recommends Japanese Ban on Some Manga and Anime

A UN special envoy on child protection waded into the debate over manga and anime in Japan this week, urging the country to ban “particular, extreme child pornographic content” even if it does not involve any actual children. In a press conference wrapping up a week-long fact-finding visit on underage sex trafficking, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio…

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Despite Ban, Manga and Anime Remain Hot Topics on Chinese Social Media

July 28, 2015
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Despite Ban, Manga and Anime Remain Hot Topics on Chinese Social Media

Despite last month’s Chinese ban on dozens of manga and anime series that were said to “encourage juvenile delinquency, glorify violence and include sexual content,” social media users in China are easily circumventing the restrictions by sharing content online. According to a BBC News report, the hashtag #DeathNote is a top trending topic on microblogging…

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Connecticut Middle Schooler Investigated by State Police for “Death Note” List

June 17, 2015
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Connecticut Middle Schooler Investigated by State Police for “Death Note” List

A seventh grader in Griswold, Connecticut is suspended from school and under investigation by state police after he was found to have compiled a list of classmates in a “death note” booklet inspired by the manga and anime series. Although the boy is suspended through the end of the school year and there is no…

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China Bans Anime and Manga from the Internet

June 11, 2015
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In order to protect the welfare of their children and curb a potential rise in juvenile delinquency, the Chinese Ministry of Culture has issued a list of 38 Japanese manga and anime that will no longer be allowed into the country. From Attack on Titan to Death Note, the Chinese ministry issued warnings to popular…

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Censorship 2014: Manga and Anime Blamed for Crime

January 2, 2015
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Misconceptions and deliberate hyperbole about manga and anime are nothing new, but a CNN segment that aired in June was so impressively wrong that our piece on it was one of the most visited on the site this year. In the deceptively edited video, CNN Tokyo correspondent Will Ripley made every effort to suggest that…

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