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Tokyo’s “loli-ban” accepted to the exclusion of the public

April 1, 2010

According to the Government of Tokyo the Hijitsuzai Seishounen Reform proposal (widely known as “loli-ban”) passed legislation yesterday to the exclusion of the public. They announced today that Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly’s General Affairs Committee picked up the draft for the „loli-ban” again although it was postponed into the next election period. After a long discussion the plans had been revived as the current situation was unacceptable. The Committee added that the child protection is one of the most important targets of the Government. They feel truly sorry for the mangakas who signed the petition but it’s wrong to put someone’s job over the prevention of abusing children. Contra-arguments like damaging the economy were left untouched. Their target is to be loli-free in exactly one year.

Source: JP-news

PS: check the date… foooools!

My 2 Cents:
I think child protection is again a big excuse for the government to introduce censoring instruments like global warming (which is actually a made up problem) is the excuse to introduce new taxes and make things more expensive.

A real loli-ban would have some serious effects on the economy of Japan as anime and manga sales would even drop further.

I have to admit that I’m not the biggest loli-fan out there so I kinda support the idea of lowering the loli-content and raise the quality of anime and mangas again but that should be totally done by the mangaka’s choice and not by the government’s.

One Comment leave one →
  1. kashim40 permalink
    August 9, 2010 8:47 am

    oh no!!.. this cant be..

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