For the first time since a revision went into effect in July 2011, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's controversial ordinance regarding media that could affect the healthy development of youths has been applied to a book of manga. A comittee determined that Younger Sister Paradise 2, manga author Sekizai Mikage's adaptation of a like named Moon Stone Cherry ero-game about a guy's relations with his five younger sisters, is a "harmful publication."
The committee unanimously agreed that the manga fell under the ordinance's guidelines concerning media that "significantly and unjustly glorifies sex that deviates from social norms." Prior to 2011, the ordinance targeted a broader scope of material that “stimulates a reader’s sexual feelings.”
An official order regarding the decision is expected to be issued by the government to publishers on Friday, but according to regulations, as a result of the designation, customers under the age of 18 will not be allowed to browse, buy or rent the manga, which must now be restricted to an adults only section of bookstores. A fine of 300,000 yen could be applicable to violators.