China Bans 38 Anime/Manga Titles

As of April 1st of this year, China began regulating content on websites hosting foreign material, and as a result of evaluating those sites; they had started blacklisting any the Ministry of China deemed “included scenes of violence, pornography, terrorism and crimes against public morality.” Thirty eight anime and manga titles have been added to this “blacklist” and it has been noted that many more titles will be added in the future.  Here is the current list of 37 out of the 38 banned titles.

1. Terror in Resonance

2. Blood – C


3. High School of the Dead


4. Ergo Proxy

5. Parasyte

6. The Skull Man

7. Another


8. Inferno Cop

9. Afro Samurai


10. Tokyo Ghoul /A

11. Sword Art Online II

12. Tokyo ESP

13. Tokyo Ravens

14. Devil May Cry

15. RIN – Daughters of Mnemosyne


16. The Testament of Sister New Devil

17. Attack on Titan


18. Corpse Party

19. Strike the Blood

20. Death Note


21. Deadman Wonderland

22. Date A Live II

23. Psycho Pass

24. Devilman Lady

25. School Days

26. High School DxD

27. Samurai Bride

28. So, I Can’t Play H

29. Girls Bravo: Season 2


30. Elfen Lied


31. Those Who Hunt Elves


32. Kanokon

33. Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

34. Sakura Diaries

35. Black Butler


36. Claymore


37. Dance in the Vampire Bund

Twenty-Nine websites have already been fined for having any content pertaining to said lists and said titles can also not be in print either.  This is quite disappointing, considering I have seen about half of these titles; and in no way shape or form did I feel any of the content in these series were “crimes against my public (or personal) morality.”

Source: Anime News Network


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