Customs Blocking Hentai

Posted by Danny Choo On Wed 2008/12/31 14:33 JST In Japanese Pop Culture
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While many of us have been treated like criminals going through customs, this is the first time I've come across scum treatment for possession of comics...

Saturday, I was surrounded by six officers, two watching me as the four others went page by page through my books looking for pornographic images and other evidence I was a sexual predator.

How did this happen? I said a word which Canada Customs considers dirty: Manga. As soon as I declared that I had some of the japanese inspired comic books called manga, a Custom’s officer said, “That’s the stuff from Japan; there is some really obscene and filthy stuff.” No, I pointed out, these was printed in America and very mainstream.

As more and more officers were called in, the six manga books I had were examined in detail. They were looking, they told me, for pornographic, obscene and adult material. “The age rating is on the back of each book.” (each manga book has ratings like 13+ or 15+ - mine were 13+).

I was informed that I could have put different covers on or done anything else I could to get the pornography in and that if I spoke anymore, the books would be seized. So I stood there and watched my previously new books get examined page by page, thumbed through and pressed open because it was assumed if I read manga, that I was a sex offender.

Read the rest at Screw Bronze.

I probably should remove the Pink Chu Chu badge from my bag when traveling through Canadian customs to avoid toraburu.

Original text from JChow below.

Well after browsing around I found this piece of article:here

It seems that Canadian and US customs are blocking packages that contain Hentai Mangas and other sort of explicit material from Japan.

Here is a topic from HongFire I saw: "Well I've been ordering some hentai manga online for a while now. Just recently I got an email informing me that my order was canceled. The reason given was that they themselves had just gotten a letter from Canada
customs informing them that hentai manga is no longer allowed through the border."

HongFire original here: here

So seems like you can't order hentai legally online now. Or pass through customs without having people stare at you thinking your a pervert and looking through your manga page by page.

What do you guys think of this?

Image from Konachan: here

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