Australian Politicians Claim Sword Art Online Is “Kiddie Porn Manga”, Along With Goblin Slayer & No Game No Life

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Australia has been on anime and manga’s neck since 2020.

The first incident was back in February when they announced anime should be banned in Australia.

That was followed by a mass of accusations that were unfounded and based purely on ignorance and not actual facts or knowledge.

 

Australia’s attack on anime and manga isn’t over yet

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Kinokuniya, a distributor in Australia was pressured into removing all of their manga.

As stated:

“Connie Bonaros, a member of the SA Best party, wrote to Kinokuniya raising complaints that the book retailer was selling “kiddie-porn manga”, according to a story posted in the Advertiser late Sunday night.

The letter from Ms Bonaros prompted a reply from Kinokuniya’s vice president Keijro Mori, who confirmed that the retailer would pull seven manga series.”

The list of manga called into question were:

  • Eromanga Sensei.
  • Sword Art Online.
  • Goblin Slayer.
  • No Game No Life.
  • Inside Mari.
  • Parallel Paradise.
  • Dragonar Academy.

 

Kinokuniya bent over backwards for Australian politicians

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In another statement, Kinokuniya said:

“We are communicating with the Australian Classification Board about this issue, to better understand what content requires submission for classification,” the Kinokuniya Vice President said.”

The buck of Kinokuniya’s was broken by the pressure, even if the accusations are a distraction.

A distraction from the real intent of attacking any anime they deem unfit, and their issue with anime and manga overall being sold in Japan.

Not to mention censorship of foreign media.

Australia has a similar issue with Video Games, but that’s a topic for another day.

News source: Kotaku Australia

 

What do you think about Australia’s attack on anime and manga?

What do you expect to happen next?

 

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Andrew
Andrew

I wish that Kinokuniya had stood up to these politicians and told them no; however, it is possible that Kinokuniya would have been taken to court over it. Or have their business license revoked. This is not going to solve anything if people want to read those books they will simply just order them from RightStuf or read scanlations online.