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Hentai Magazine Editor Arrested on Obscenity Charges

Crunchyroll writes: "Tokyo police have arrested the chief editor of manga magazine Comic Megastore and two others on charge of allegedly distributing obscene images in that 18+ labeled magazine, which featured sex scenes between males and female as well as Nyan 2 Club, a magazine for reader-submitted adult photographs.

According to the police, the magazines' explicit content had "insufficient censoring" and that its operators were in violation of Article 175 of Japan's criminal code, which makes distribution of obscene pictures and writing a crime with imprisonment for no more than two years.

While Akira Ota, the editor who runs parent publisher Core Magazine, and one other suspect denied the charges, saying, "We didn't think they were obscene," the third suspect admitted guilt.

Comic Megastore and Nyan 2 Club have a combined circulation of 60,000, with Core Magazine generating revenue of 17 million yen (about $170,000) in monthly sales."

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blitzburns41225d ago (Edited 1225d ago )

Honestly, this is just...stupendous.

Really dumb, honestly. The editors were arrested for not "censoring" enough in a PORN magazine clearly labeled for readers 18 and up.

It also makes you wonder, how in the world where these "obscenities" discovered? Was some lawmaker reading through one and simply thought, "Hey, this isn't censored enough!" and then called SWAT on these guys or what?

kingPoS1224d ago

What!!! This Doujin is too pure, I can't build up to a slow burn like this. Someones head's going to roll when I find out who's responsible. lol

Who's knows, stranger things have happened in life.