Posts Tagged ‘ manga ’

CBLDF Argues Against Expressive Content Restrictions In UN Guidelines

April 3, 2019
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CBLDF Argues Against Expressive Content Restrictions In UN Guidelines

Recent draft guidelines circulated by a United Nations agency with the goal of expanding child protection also included provisions targeting expressive content, including comics, prose and other forms of artistic expression. Last week, CBLDF submitted comments on the draft that applaud the UN’s efforts to protect children, while cautioning against encouraging governments to place new…

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JUST ANNOUNCED! Humble Hot Date Bundle Benefits CBLDF & NCAC!

March 26, 2019
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JUST ANNOUNCED! Humble Hot Date Bundle Benefits CBLDF & NCAC!

Celebrate free speech with a slew of visual novels in the latest Humble’s latest Hot Date Bundle! Get titles like Just Desserts, Highway Blossoms, and more, for a fraction of the price – all while supporting the important work of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship! Check out the full bundle…

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Anime Censorship in the 90s and Early 2000s

March 18, 2019
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Anime Censorship in the 90s and Early 2000s

If you happened to watch the American dub of the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! back in the early 2000s, you might have noticed a few things were off. Characters would go out of their way to dramatically point at one another. They drank “grape juice” out of fancy glasses. Some characters were really into lollipops that definitely…

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Barefoot Gen Holds Sacred Place in History, Both as Truth and Story

February 21, 2019
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Barefoot Gen Holds Sacred Place in History, Both as Truth and Story

“[Barefoot] Gen burned its way into my heated brain with the intensity of a fever dream” Art Spiegelman notes in his introduction to Barefoot Gen Vol. 1.  Even without the flu, Spiegelman reports experiencing during his first read-through, Keiji Nakazawa’s semi-autobiographical manga will stay with you long after you’ve consumed its final pages. The first few panels may appear immature, filled with fart jokes…

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CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project Stand Up for Manga

February 8, 2019
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CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project Stand Up for Manga

CBLDF reported last week that popular manga, Assassination Classroom by Yusei Matsui was pulled from a school library on Staten Island, without adhering to the New York City Department of Education guidelines. The comic is currently pending review by an evaluation committee, but in the meantime, it remains unavailable to readers who may find insight…

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Manga Pulled From Staten Island School Library

February 1, 2019
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Manga Pulled From Staten Island School Library

The mother of a student at Markham Intermediate School, who wishes not to be named, had Yusei Matsui’s best-selling manga Assassination Classroom pulled from the library shelves after her daughter borrowed the books. According to Annalise Knudson writing for SILive.com, “Citing recent school shootings, [the mother] explained that she is worried that the books could…

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Humble Manga Bundle: Fantasy by Kodansha to Benefit CBLDF!

January 30, 2019
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Humble Manga Bundle: Fantasy by Kodansha to Benefit CBLDF!

  Humble Manga Bundle: Fantasy by Kodansha Kodansha Comics has joined with Humble Bundle to bring readers a huge cache of legendary fantasy manga that benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Over 90 digital volumes of amazing fantasy manga! Buyers pay what they want for manga hits like the soon to be blockbuster movie, Battle…

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Read More Comics in 2019

December 5, 2018
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Read More Comics in 2019

We spend a lot of time extolling the virtues of reading here on the CBLDF News Blog. Reading improves vocabulary, increases empathy, parents who read to children, even after the children can read on their own, are more likely to inspire their children to read for fun. Reading reduces stress, that alone should be the…

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One of the Most Influential Banned Comics of All Time : Barefoot Gen

October 1, 2018
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One of the Most Influential Banned Comics of All Time : Barefoot Gen

“[Barefoot] Gen burned its way into my heated brain with the intensity of a fever dream” Art Spiegelman notes in his introduction to Barefoot Gen Vol. 1.  Even without the fever, Spiegelman was experiencing through his first read, Keiji Nakazawa’s semi-autobiographical manga is sure to stay with you long after you’ve consumed its final pages. Though it may seem…

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CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

September 17, 2018
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CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

Comics Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship have joined together to speak out against the challenge Rumford Public Library is facing to their Banned Books Week display. Below is the statement released today by the organizations in support of the library. A group of pastors in Rumford, Maine are attempting to have…

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