Full Tokyo Assembly Passes Youth Ordinance Bill

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Dec 15, 2010
  1. Twiffles
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    The full Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly approved the government's revised bill to amend the Youth Healthy Development Ordinance on Wednesday afternoon.

    The current ordinance already prevents the sale and renting of "harmful publications" — materials that are "sexually stimulating, encourages cruelty, and/or may compel suicide or criminal behavior" to people under the age of 18. Bill 156 would require the industry to also regulate "manga, anime, and other images (except for real-life photography)" that "unjustifiably glorify or exaggerate" certain sexual or pseudo sexual acts. Another section of the revised bill would allow the government to directly regulate the above images if the depicted acts are also "considered to be excessively disrupting of social order" such as r***.

    The assembly also approved a non-binding supplemental resolution urging newly designated harmful publications to be carefully regulated, with the work's merits based on artistic, social, and other criteria to be taken into account in the evaluation process.

    The voluntary self-regulation clauses will go into effect on April 1 of next year, and the restrictions on sales and renting will go into effect on July 1.
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    Didn't feel it completely worthy enough to put in User News. And no, this isn't a lame "April Fools" joke.
    If you need some clarification, see here
     


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    So underage people can't buy [censored] manga anymore.

    Makes sense to me.
     
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    The most interesting part about this post is that you self-censored the word "[censored]," which actually confused me a little bit because I couldn't think of any word beginning with R that's normally censored.

    Edit: Nevermind, that seems to be a new ridiculous GBATemp thing. We must protect the children from such words by making our posts incomprehensible. If they ever see the word "rape," they'll surely be corrupted!
     
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    It was due to a specific incident and it's censoring is rather recent.
     
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    So they want the underage otaku's to stop looking at 2D and start looking at 3D? Someone please explain.
     
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    Read the rest of the sentence? [​IMG]

    It's talking about 2D that's very gory or pornographic.

    Real stuff that's gory/pornographic is already covered by other laws.
     
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    This is the end of anime and manga guys enjoy it while it lasts same with you importers. The ultimate evil has won.
     
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    How exactly is this going to stop anyone from buying this stuff? Were not laws passed against Flash carts too? You can still buy them can't you. If there is a market for something no matter how nefarious it is there will always be a place to buy it.
     
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    o so is this all it does if so well no need to worry them
     
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    Ah cock.
    So basically if there's anything deemed unsuitable, even minimally, then it gets banned?
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    Good byes my animu~
     
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    Not very perceptive are you? Seriously, your comparison is so far off it makes me wonder. Flashcards are made by people who are hiding from whoever is stopping them. Manga has to be published one way or the other; furthermore, it has to be written. See the difference? Flashcards can't be controlled because the source is nigh-on impossible to find. Manga can be stopped by going to whichever publication, maybe visiting the offending mangaka, and you're done.

    Gosh, please think, man.


    On topic:

    Oh well... Hopefully the criteria isn't as tight as the whole imposing wording of this article implies. Unlikely, but, hey, anything is possible, right?
     
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    Unfortunately so [​IMG]
     
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    PERFECT image choice.

    On subject: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuu...
     
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    *just realizes*

    Wait... This means... LESS SHINIGAMI EXPOSURE!!! NOOOOOOOO!!! [​IMG]


    EDIT: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...
     
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    If you mean from Death Note...[​IMG]
    If you mean from Soul Eater....[​IMG]
    If you mean from Bleach......[​IMG]
     
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    Well, I personally don't read Bleach, but still... And of course there are still some other poor mangaka with great ideas to showcase, but will prob have to tone it down or completely cut it out [​IMG]


    On another note:

    Maybe the good ones will migrate outta there?
     
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    to people under the age of 18.[/p]
    And if you're under 18 and complaining that you won't be able to buy [censored] manga and guro manga, stores in the US aren't supposed to sell mature shit to you either, and as I mentioned the IRL porn stuff is already restricted by age. I mean seriously, can any of you tell me what this actually changes and how it's bad?

    You see "restrict" and "manga" in the same sentence and freak out.
     
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    It's not about pushing anime/manga/video games to the high shelf it's the fact that most directors and publishers will refuse to publish or produce any anime, any manga or video game that has any traces of ecchi or violence because of the law since it can't be marketed to the main audience which are teens. This will put many directors, VA, and game designers and programmers out of a job.
     
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    Well that makes sense.
     
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    I hope Japan doesn't go 4kids on us!(Those Bastards made Mr. Popo from Dragon Ball Z Blue!! [​IMG]
     

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