BBC reports that Japan has just sentenced Monotori Kishi to a year in prison for distributing obscene literature. Kishi has naturally appealed the decision. I don’t know how many Americans are familiar with manga as genre, but most of it has sexual content. Something I didn’t know is that 45% of books and periodicals sold in Japan are manga. I find this decision quite frightening, and an act of censorship on its purest level. If anyone can define pornography for me, in a way that everyone can agree to, let me know, ok? I’ve been looking for that elusive definition for quite some time now.
January 16, 2004
“Japan Hands Down Sentence for Obscene Manga”
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