Is this the end of anime, manga and games as we know them?
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Posted 12/14/10 , edited 12/14/10
http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/sakabato24_blog/archive/2010/12/14/is-it-the-end-of-anim
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Recently a bill passed in Tokyo which bans anime, manga and games featuring “virtual crimes” or which are “likely to interfere with the healthy development of youth” after the DPJ agreed to support it.
This ban affects: media in which killing, carrying of weapons, smoking, sexual or pseudo-sexual acts are commited, violence in general and media where "improper sexual activity" is glorified. Depending on the circumstances it seems this bill will even prohibit school uniforms in said media.
This bill will not affect live action shows and novels.

This ban will in other words most likely wipe out most of Crunchyroll's current airing schedule.
Including Bleach, Sora no Otoshimono, Naruto, Fairy Tail, Panty and Stocking, Otome Yokai Zakuro, Tegami Bachi and Tantei Opera Milky Holmes.

EDIT: The bill does not come into effect until July next year, but the effects are likely to felt much, much sooner.
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Posted 12/14/10
I'm pretty sure this has already been posted. I saw it earlier today so it will still be on the first page.

There's really no excuse for that. XD
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Posted 12/14/10
The bill was presented to the assembly today and it passed, it means that the changes are now set in stone.
They will come, like it or not. In July 2011 this will be the law in Tokyo and many publishers will either have to move their business, or perish.
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Posted 12/14/10
To be honest I don't really care. I was just pointing out that everyone already knew before the mini-mods came along and tried to rape you over it.
Posted 12/14/10
shit happens, the anime still airing will air and to be frank i am at my max download speed right now of 200 gigs on 7 different series. I will download and torrent most of my old favorites and current ones since well shit.
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Posted 12/14/10
^^ i have faith with anime creators ^^

well if that bill comes on its effectivity...

shiine ba inonii
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