Manga authors actions towards hentai doujins
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Posted 2/10/09
About a week ago, while I was at this local game shop looking for valkeyrie profile: silmeria, (damn that game's hard to find) I happened to overhear an interesting conversation that got me thinking for awhile:

What are the manga authors take on hentai doujins, a.k.a pornographic anime/manga?

I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of actions do these authors take? Do they try to take it up to court or somethin or maybe they just don't care? One thing I know for sure is that if I made something succesful, like for example Naruto or Bleach and someone was making porn of it and selling it, I'd be pretty pissed off and try and get them to stop.


So, anyone knows whats the latest action manga authors have taken against hentai doujins?
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Posted 2/12/09
There was an article published in Wired about this a while back...lemmie see if I can find it...I think they tend to let the doujins get away with it.
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"As recently as a decade ago, he told me, creators of popular commercial works sometimes craked down on their dojinshi counterparts at Super Comic City. 'But these days,' he said, 'you don't really hear about that many publishers stopping them.'
'Why not?' I asked.
They have an understanding, he said, using a phrase I'd encounter again and again: anmoku no ryokai, meaning essentially 'unspoken, implicit agreement'
'The dojinshi are creating a market base, and that market base is naturally drawn to the original work,' he said. Then, gesturing to the convention floor, he added, 'this is where we're finding the next generation of authors. The publishers understand the value of that. They're not destroying that.' And as the manga weeklies falter and decline, new talent is more important than ever. Meanwhile, Takeda said, the dojinshi creators honor their part of the silent pact. They tacitly agree not to go too far--to produce work only in limited editions and to avoid selling so many copies that they risk cannibalizing the market for original works.
'Obviously,' Takeda said, 'this is something that no one comes out with a bullhorn and states.'"
From the Nov. 2007 magazine. Bold is mine.

They're talking about more along the lines of fanfiction than hentai here, but I think the points I've bolded would tend to apply to the hentai too. Kind of like a "don't ask, don't tell" sort of thing?

EDIT: This is two years old, though.

EDIT EDIT: Aha! Found the article online! http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/magazine/15-11/ff_manga

There's also a very cool article on manga in the US, if anyone cares: http://www.wired.com/special_multimedia/2007/1511_ff_manga
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Posted 2/12/09
...sorry, was that teal deer? D:
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Posted 2/12/09
Well, maybe I'll just hold discourse with the walls then.

I think this article is really interesting in relation to the english-speaking scanlation communities in the west. Scanlation is a little less subject to the "it's original work" argument, but publishers like VIZ or Tokyopop benefit from people getting hooked on ameteur translations via onemanga or crunchyroll. Wonder if I could survey that somehow...
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Very interesting RyanWasntHere, but you were here, you were here see.
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in my opinion, for people to be making "porns" from the original manga, they must be very interested in this manga. like some fangirls getting all excited over 2 boys in a Shounen manga for example, and then start to write some yaoi or shounen-ai fan fic or draw some doujinshi of those boys...but that is a non-profit act, so it would be alright. but if they were sold for money , it would be a different story. but it is very hard to take this to court, because it's not just one or two people.
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