Due to the law’s obscure nature, I personally am very worried for this. As someone egerly awaiting the return of Dark Stalkers, give me even more reason to fear. I’m almost certain that Vampire Savior would fall under this laws jurisdiction with succubus, loli succubus, Red Hood, and god forbid Midnight Bliss. http://www.slateman.net/images/gaming/gifs/ds/midnightbliss-leilei.gif
In your opinion, what does this law, assuming it will not be overturned, mean for the future of the Japanese video game industry, and how will this effect the future of fighting games titles, which tend to feature young people involved in odd and suggested ways as well as violent acts (looking at you AH3)?
I’d just like to see an official translation of the bill in question. From what I understand, Sankaku’s the Fox News equivalent to the otaku world, so taking their epic slant of it may not be worth a grain of salt.
Nah, just hyperbole. They’re just putting up a front so the Western News Media won’t focus on the rape porn/hentai. Japan will never, NEVER, tone down their porn. I doubt they’re going to tone down violence in movies and especially games because they know we Americans love tits and gore, so why would they ever shoot themselves in the foot?
I’m worried about this too. Some of my fav anime are most likely to see the band hit them. Ishihara is offically an ass for life.
I still don’t know why japan voted for him; the guy is a proven racist, homophobic bigot.
I guess Japan’s not the only country that votes dumbasses into seats of power >_>
As far as I understood, anime\manga\games rated 18+ won’t be affected. The problem is that a lot of today’s anime\manga\games rated 13+ might be forced to change their ratings to 18+ because they have fanservice\bloody action scenes.
Not true, goverment can help as much as inhibbit. Pre Stalin soviet rebuplic art florished as it was funded and supported by the government, before STalin attempted to regulate the arts.
Sweden also uses its wonderful sociolist dollars to aid in the promotion of its arts.
France also is a great self supporter of its arts, creating a legal enviroment that allows them to shine, such as forcing all radio stations to play 40 percent french artist on their stations.
Government art can be adaequtly handled, the trick is just to keep out of regulation and simply fund projects. If it weren’t for sweden’s sociolist system, the astounding youtube project iamamiwhoami would have never gotten off the ground.