Re: [Yuricon] Question: Hentai Manga
- Well, I'm not an expert on Japanese laws or anything, so take what I
say with a grain of salt. But I believe that there actually is a
specification on what has to be censored. I think that on the penis,
the glans/head of the penis have to be censored but you can leave the
shaft unobscured. On the vagina I'm not quite sure how much
specification there is.
And also it comes down to differences between format of the work and
of the artist or publisher. Some artists will put as minimal
censorship as possible while some will do a lot. And of course video
games, anime or live action generally have to have much more because
it's practically impossible to do tiny specific censorship over a
moving area, so they just slap a huge block of mosaic on top of the
Age of the work is also a factor. Older anime and manga often have
'lightsaber dick' syndrome, where there's just kind of a whited out or
glowing shaft instead of a drawn penis. I've seen somewhat similar
stuff on the female side of things, too. But newer works tend to use
tiny bars or dots, or sometimes scribble marks.
On 4/3/06, Mujio Ikari <mujiochan@...> wrote:
> Oh I see so it's all the censorship laws.. didn't know about that.
> I don't see why you need them if your over 18. weird. but what about
> sometimes they just cover a section of their privates with the boxes
> and not the whole thing, I wonder why. it's weird, it's not like some
> sections are more private than others, I mean it's all the same thing right?
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The upcomming weekend the biggest, fi nort the only, manga and anime
convention in Sweden takes place, Uppcon, here in "my" town, Uppsala.
Of course, I would think (but not know, since I've never been to one)
that compared to most conventions in the USA and Japan, and about
everywhere else, it is very very small. They have hired one of the
three cinemas in town, and also a place called Atrium, where the
convention itself is. It's two floors. The first one consist of three
rooms, the biggest one the size of three or four average high school
classrooms. the second one I don't know the size of, since it's new
for this year. The cinema has five saloons, the biggest one takes one
takes 190 persons, and the others between 20 and 60. So, okay, i
don't know, but i think it counts as kinda tiny. espacially for being
the biggest one in Sweden.
But we love it lots here. it's the only thing we got.
Last year they had some yaoi merchandise and stuff, but I didn't find
any yuri. This year they show read or Die actually (I'm so happy!),
and I will see what they have at the manga/anime/merchandise front...
So, anyone who will join me? *grins*