manga artist ARE taking action against the deal.
And we're not talking about some obsecure adult manga aritsts... we're talking about living legends.
Fujiko Fujio A - legendary partner of late Fujiko F. Fujio, and author of many classic masterpieces
Nagai Go - Devil Man, Cutey Honey, Mazinger series, and countless classic masterpieces
Saitoh Takao - Golgo 13
Adachi Mitsuru - Touch, Miyuki, H2
Takahashi Rumiko - Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma, Inuyasha
Aoyama Goushou - Detective Conan (Case Closed), YAIBA
Motomiya Hiroshi - Otoko ippiki Gaki-daisho, Salaryman Kintaro
Chiba Tetsuya - Ashita no Joe
Kunitomo Yasuyuki - 10 billion yen man, JUNK BOY
Hirokane Kenshi - Shima Kousaku series
Kawaguchi Kaiji - Zipang, The Silent Service
Fujisawa Tooru - GTO
Itagaki Keisuke - Baki series
Hagio Moto - The Lost heart for Toma, The Clan of Poes
Akamatsu Ken - Love Hina, Negima
Watashiya Kaoru - Kodomo no Jikan
Imagawa Yasuhiro - Director of Giant Robo OVA, G Gundam, and the recent Shin Mazinger Z
Yasuhiko Yoshikazu - Character designer for the original Mobile Suits Gundam, Z Gundam, F91, Combattler V, Zambot, and many other classic anime
I mean, damn, what an impressive list.
First of all, you can't find a legend bigger than Fujiko Fujio in the manga industry that's still alive today.
And many others on the list are no less of a star, including Nagai Go, and Rumiko Takahashi.
Jump artists aren't listed on there, but the author of Inukami did draw protest about the bill as a content of his manga with his characters voicing logical reasons why this is a terrible idea, and published in last week's Jump.
And the law isn't a simple anti-pedophilia law.
The bill, which they are trying to pass in Tokyo prefecture, prohibits any depiction of sexually suggestive or activities of minors, regardless of context or the expilicity of the content. Unless the content is sold as adult-only.
For example, something like Berserk can be banned in Tokyo, simply because the protagonist's traumatic past of being raped is depicted. Or the scenes with Princess Charlotte and Griffth, followed by her father's madness. These were obviously not depicted in pornographic nature, but the bill would still prohibit this.
So the bill mainly affects seinen (青年), shounen, and shoujo manga.
seinen (成年, adult only) manga will not be affected