Hentai Magazine Editor Arrested on Obscenity Charges

Manga magazine and "Nyan 2 Club" accused on featuring "insufficient censoring"

Tokyo police have arrested the chief editor of manga magazine Comic Megastore and two others on charge of allegedly distributing obscene images in that 18+ labeled magazine, which featured sex scenes between males and female as well as Nyan 2 Club, a magazine for reader-submitted adult photographs.

 

According to the police, the magazines' explicit content had "insufficient censoring" and that its operators were in violation of Article 175 of Japan's criminal code, which makes distribution of obscene pictures and writing a crime with imprisonment for no more than two years.

 

While Akira Ota, the editor who runs parent publisher Core Magazine, and one other suspect denied the charges, saying, "We didn't think they were obscene," the third suspect admitted guilt.

 

Comic Megastore and Nyan 2 Club have a combined circulation of 60,000, with Core Magazine generating revenue of 17 million yen (about $170,000) in monthly sales.

 

via XBiz

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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