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Posted 9/24/16 , edited 9/24/16
I heard Highschool DxD was illegal in New Zealand because the girls in the the anime are under 18. I love Highschool DxD and don't know why a cartoon would be banned. Rias looks does not look like a 17 yo girl, looks much older! I don't see the point in banning any Hentai/Ecchi animated shows cause their not real! Anyways this is still legal in America right?
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Posted 9/24/16 , edited 9/29/16

indirect-apples wrote:

I don't see the point in banning any Hentai/Ecchi animated shows cause their not real!


Well,I wouldn't go to the extreme of banning, but if the women in a show are underage and they're being sexualized, that's a little off putting to me. Sure, they're not physically real, but it's just wrong in my opinion.
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Posted 9/24/16
Sucks to be a New Zealander I guess.

Honestly though, while there's a lot worse out there than DxD, I can't say that the charge of oversexualizing underage girls isn't one that can be laid at DxDs doorstep. I say that as a fan of the series.

In the light novel (yet to be animated) there's a girl of about 11 or so called Kunou who is illustrated in such an overtly sexual way that it kind of forces you to square with the fact that what you're reading could very well have been written and/or illustrated by a pedophile.
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Posted 9/24/16 , edited 9/24/16
Yes heck Australia where im live bans ecchi or hentai with characters under 18.

Its stupid but thats why VPN's were made.

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Posted 9/24/16
Official line short version is.

"Banned on the grounds of sexual exploitation of children. The OFLC stated in their report publications were banned if containing what the board felt was "to reinforce the notion that young persons are sexually desirable and available"


Full reason.


The censored version of the last season is available though. First 2 seasons has the shortest availability time of under 3 days.
I think it was 52 hours that it was on animelab until they where forced to remove it even though it was rated and approved in Australia they lost it as well.

Ikki Tousen is also banned there for pretty much the same thing.


Ryulightorb wrote:

Yes heck Australia where im live bans ecchi with characters under 18.


Not always though.
Highschool DXD and Ikki Tousen are available and was rated MA15+. Those titles aren't on animelab due to animelab not offering different content across the Aus and NZ region.
Australia has this weird thing of pretty much allowing titles based on bust size. If the show features girls have a massive bust/s they are more likely to be approved then if they lack a bust.
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Posted 9/24/16

Lemontitties wrote:


indirect-apples wrote:

I don't see the point in banning any Hentai/Ecchi animated shows cause their not real!


Well,I wouldn't go to the extreme of banning, but if the women in a show are underage and they're being sexualized, that's a little off putting to me. Sure, they're not physically real, but it's just wrong in my opinion.


I can understand a character like Koneko being sexualized is off putting, but all the other girls look much older, and have gigantic boobs. They are all under 18 but their appearance makes them appear older.

I can't believe some countries take this so seriously
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Posted 9/25/16 , edited 9/29/16
The main issue stems from differences in cultures and laws.

Take age of consent for example. Isn't is 13 or 14 in Japan? That is years lower than most countries and reflects in their entertainment such as manga and anime. Most of the main cast are a few years older than that - therefore not causing an issue for the average Japanese consumer. The age of consent around the world varies, but in North America and Europe it is usually 14-18. Regardless of whether the characters are real or not - there are laws in place. Not much else to say other than some countries are simply FAR stricter than others.

At least the characters don't all look 10. That's a whole 'nother territory of problems right there.
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Posted 9/25/16 , edited 9/29/16

HowlingLotus wrote:

Take age of consent for example. Isn't is 13 or 14 in Japan?

13 is the "safety net" age of consent. That only applies if their are no local laws in effect stating a higher age, which there normally are.

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TheAncientOne wrote:

HowlingLotus wrote:Take age of consent for example. Isn't is 13 or 14 in Japan?
13 is the "safety net" age of consent. That only applies if their are no local laws in effect stating a higher age, which there normally are.


And if I'm not mistaken, many of the younger ages of consent in the US are under the "Romeo and Juliet" laws - that is, the age of consent is lower when both participants are minors than when one participant is a legal adult.
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Posted 9/28/16
Legal in America. The way you word it makes New Zealand sound like a country with a bad government.
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The Weirdest thing about this in the UK - you can buy season 1 and season 3 is soon to be released, however there hasn't been an official release of season 2 and none scheduled for it
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I honestly don't care what kind of crude things, 'oversexualization', pervertedness, political-incorrectness, occultic, violance, horror or other things are shown in anime or manga... its drawn - for gods sake! Not happening in reality. The smart-asses complaining should use their time to fix warmongering, people dying from starvation or thirst... some real-world issues!
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The Weirdest thing about this in the UK - you can buy season 1 and season 3 is soon to be released, however there hasn't been an official release of season 2 and none scheduled for it


Anime limited will be releasing season 2 as soon as they can.
Apparently someone pretended to have the license so Anime limited didn't go after it. Now they discovered it was just a mistake etc so AL went and got the license for it. It's one of the replies on https://www.facebook.com/alltheanime/posts/947939475317903
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Posted 10/3/16

indirect-apples wrote:

I heard Highschool DxD was illegal in New Zealand because the girls in the the anime are under 18. I love Highschool DxD and don't know why a cartoon would be banned. Rias looks does not look like a 17 yo girl, looks much older! I don't see the point in banning any Hentai/Ecchi animated shows cause their not real! Anyways this is still legal in America right?


Don't they have something similar to what the R label would be in the US?


I can understand why they're apprehensive because DxD gets pretttttyyy raunchy, but it's not like anything that isn't seen in most ecchi harem series nowadays either...
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