Is [anime that shall not be named] illegal in the UK??
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So basically I am quite new to anime and manga and loving it btw and recently got into shounen-ai and yaoi and one thing that keeps cropping up on forums is [anime that shall not be named].

I'm a super curious person and the more I hear about it the more I want to watch it and judge it for myself. But here's the catch I read somewhere that it's illegal in the UK and as I'm a super-nice law abiding citizen who doesn't want to get arrested and labelled a criminal for the rest of my life I thought I'd ask someone with more experience to confirm for me

That's where you guys all come in! If I watch it will I get arrested and ruin my life? XD
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If you have any yaoi/shounen-ai suggestions I'd love to hear them too there's so many animes out there and I never know where to start!!

And sorry if I've put this in the wrong place or brought up an old topic forums are also relatively new to me haha XD
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Probably. It involves sex with a minor, which to my knowledge might be illegal.
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jalwood1 wrote:

So basically I am quite new to anime and manga and loving it btw and recently got into shounen-ai and yaoi and one thing that keeps cropping up on forums is [anime that shall not be named].

I'm a super curious person and the more I hear about it the more I want to watch it and judge it for myself. But here's the catch I read somewhere that it's illegal in the UK and as I'm a super-nice law abiding citizen who doesn't want to get arrested and labelled a criminal for the rest of my life I thought I'd ask someone with more experience to confirm for me

That's where you guys all come in! If I watch it will I get arrested and ruin my life? XD
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If you have any yaoi/shounen-ai suggestions I'd love to hear them too there's so many animes out there and I never know where to start!!

And sorry if I've put this in the wrong place or brought up an old topic forums are also relatively new to me haha XD


Don't know but there are better yaoi hentai out there. The sex scenes are short in my opinion.
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16
No such thing as hentai.

The counter-argument is, [that anime which shall not be named] is expressed as freedom of speech (via art).
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Can't imagine it's illegal to watch it. The children are drawn and therefor no child got harmed while making this anime. Legally speaking it should be ok.


I don't watch many yaoi anime. Most of it isn't what I like or poorly made so I can't help you with anime suggestions but if mangas are ok too I would highly recommend you "My Darling Kitten Hair" (Itoshi no Nekokke). It's simply a great manga. A heart-warming story with lovely characters. There's a sequel (the actual story) and a prequel. You can read the prequel first for the surprise moment or start with a few chapters of the sequel . Both is fine.
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srlan23 wrote:

Can't imagine it's illegal to watch it. The children are drawn and therefor no child got harmed while making this anime. Legally speaking it should be ok.


I don't watch many yaoi anime. Most of it isn't what I like or poorly made so I can't help you with anime suggestions but if mangas are ok too I would highly recommend you "My Darling Kitten Hair" (Itoshi no Nekokke). It's simply a great manga. A heart-warming story with lovely characters. There's a sequel (the actual story) and a prequel. You can read the prequel first for the surprise moment or start with a few chapters of the sequel . Both is fine.


Thanks for the suggestion
Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16

jalwood1 wrote:

So basically I am quite new to anime and manga and loving it btw and recently got into shounen-ai and yaoi and one thing that keeps cropping up on forums is [anime that shall not be named].

I'm a super curious person and the more I hear about it the more I want to watch it and judge it for myself. But here's the catch I read somewhere that it's illegal in the UK and as I'm a super-nice law abiding citizen who doesn't want to get arrested and labelled a criminal for the rest of my life I thought I'd ask someone with more experience to confirm for me

That's where you guys all come in! If I watch it will I get arrested and ruin my life? XD
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If you have any yaoi/shounen-ai suggestions I'd love to hear them too there's so many animes out there and I never know where to start!!

And sorry if I've put this in the wrong place or brought up an old topic forums are also relatively new to me haha XD


Better idea ask your lawyer.
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16

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jalwood1 wrote:

So basically I am quite new to anime and manga and loving it btw and recently got into shounen-ai and yaoi and one thing that keeps cropping up on forums is [anime that shall not be named].

I'm a super curious person and the more I hear about it the more I want to watch it and judge it for myself. But here's the catch I read somewhere that it's illegal in the UK and as I'm a super-nice law abiding citizen who doesn't want to get arrested and labelled a criminal for the rest of my life I thought I'd ask someone with more experience to confirm for me

That's where you guys all come in! If I watch it will I get arrested and ruin my life? XD
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If you have any yaoi/shounen-ai suggestions I'd love to hear them too there's so many animes out there and I never know where to start!!

And sorry if I've put this in the wrong place or brought up an old topic forums are also relatively new to me haha XD


Better idea ask your lawyer.


For yaoi/shounen-ai suggestions??

Don't have one haha XD But good advice anyways, I'll keep it in mind if I get that desperate to watch it haha
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16
Probably not. There have been one or two convictions of individuals who owned loli/shouta images or animations but in those cases they were also producing them and had real child porn as well.

Hell there a quite a few anime featuring very definitely under aged girls in compromising positions and various states of undress that have BBFC ratings of 15 or under with no censorship or editing so the UK is actually way more relaxed about it than some people try to make it seem to be.
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16
It's not that great...

Doukyuusei Is a good BL manga which just got adapted into an anime film.


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http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/anime-fan-convicted-over-illegal-7958896
coincidentally, this news came soon after the government hired a sjw
http://www.indiewire.com/2014/09/uk-government-hires-first-woman-head-of-bbc-205998/
let's not forget the several news from British news that all anime and manga is basically porn and immoral.
(bbc loves making news bashing anime/manga)
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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

It's not that great...

Doukyuusei Is a good BL manga which just got adapted into an anime film.




Thanks I'll take a look
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16

jalwood1 wrote:

So basically I am quite new to anime and manga and loving it btw and recently got into shounen-ai and yaoi and one thing that keeps cropping up on forums is [anime that shall not be named].

I'm a super curious person and the more I hear about it the more I want to watch it and judge it for myself. But here's the catch I read somewhere that it's illegal in the UK and as I'm a super-nice law abiding citizen who doesn't want to get arrested and labelled a criminal for the rest of my life I thought I'd ask someone with more experience to confirm for me

That's where you guys all come in! If I watch it will I get arrested and ruin my life? XD
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If you have any yaoi/shounen-ai suggestions I'd love to hear them too there's so many animes out there and I never know where to start!!

And sorry if I've put this in the wrong place or brought up an old topic forums are also relatively new to me haha XD


The title that you mention is pornographic and therefore naming it and discussing it specifically is not allowed on CR's forums. Therefore I've closed this thread.

I may have to delete and edit some of the replies thus far, but I do hope you got sufficient info while this thread somehow remained open for hours without being reported

ETA: Ah, I see. Everyone replied very respectfully and didn't get crude or lewd, so all I had to do was edit out the title. That's why no one reported it I guess. I'm still keeping it closed though.
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