China Bans Attack On Titan, Death Note And Dozens Of Other Manga And Anime

attackontitan-1China's state news media stated yesterday that the government is to ban 38 Japanese comics and animated series for what they describe as "severely improper content" regarding the use of violence and terror.

These include the international hit comics Attack On Titan and Death Note as well as the cartoon TV series Terror in Resonance.

Dozens of internet providers have also been fined for hosting comics and anime that fall foul of this  guideline, while eight websites have been shut down, with the government stating "by providing illegal contents, these companies violated regulations on Internet cultural management, audio and visual programs and services"

More are expected to be on the way…

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