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Yaoi manga is also being censored

Twitter user”くりした善行 (@zkurishi)“, which is really Zenko Kurishitaa member of Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and participated in two legislatures in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, published an update noting that the yaoi (male romance) manga industry, be it ecchi or outright pornographic, also suffers from censorship.

Write an update:

  • A manga artist told me, Even when it comes to the BL (Boys-Love), the editors have told him as much as possible to avoid characters wearing school uniforms, which could be interpreted as high school students. The reason is that they cannot sell their products in South Korea.
  • South Korea has a certain percentage of overseas manga sales, which would have a significant impact on sales. Even countries other laws influence the stage of manga production in Japan.

This attracted a variety of opinions, especially the opinions of George Morikawathe author of the franchise Hajime no Ippowho explained that the decision to open the manga industry to the rest of the world was necessary to “rescue” it from the red:

  • I see a lot of “why foreign content?” in the replica section. About 10 years ago, when the publishing industry was in recession, the publishers went abroad saying that “the manga market is abroad”, so it is natural for them to customize their publications for different regions. Thanks to efforts to expand the market, we now have the highest sales in manga history.
  • There should be all kinds of opinions, but it’s best to separate feelings from facts. It was decided that it was necessary so that publishers and cartoonists could continue to earn a living. In my personal opinion, knowing that the best thing is to be able to draw freely.
  • I consider Japan to be the biggest market for manga, so I thought it would be a good idea to close it down and become one of the rare “galapagos of manga” in the world. I wanted a country where foreigners who knew Japanese manga would be amazed and come to buy it one after another. Therefore, he wanted the country to be flexible and tolerant. Again, in my opinion.

font: @zkurishi on Twitter

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