[EVA] Hentai/ Gainax now sells its own EVA smut
Michael D. Kalpowsky
mdkst24+ at pitt.edu
Tue Feb 1 14:55:22 EST 2000
>> Could that be considered child pornography or does anime follow a
>> >separate set of rules??
> This case did not actually involve anime or manga, but rather a
> plaintiff-appelant involved in photography and painting.
> I bring this up because it continues to be suggested on occasion that
> anime and manga have to fear a legal association with child pornography,
> especially in light of the provisions of the Child Pornography Prevention
> Act of 1996.
Okay, I snipped a good bit of this I hope I left what is relevant. That
was interesting reading I did not know that about american law, but what
exactly are the rules in Japan, concerning this.
On a side note a friend and I had a short discussion on this and although
he did tell me a little bit about the rules I am still interested in more
info. More importantly, though, discussed the fact that gainex is
apparently in financial trouble and is probably doing this because they
need money badly. Any thoughts on this.
Lastly, a comment was made earlier about some of us being offended just by
the fact that shinji and other male characters strip in this game and not
the females. I was actually rather outraged at the idea that any of the
children would be portrayed in this way. They make a point of saying the
children are only fourteen and then they go ahead and do this. Of course
this news came about a week after I had a lengthy discussion with a
floormate who is under the impression that all anime is smut. I argued for
a good while that the children should not be seen this way but apparently I
was wrong seeing as gainex has decided that it is okay. Oh well, enough
ranting back to actual work.
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