On a scale of the country's campaign against anime and manga, Australia has banned the importation of adult anime media and products, including hentai, into the country.
This new ban was reported by the popular Japan-based retail website, J-List, who informed its customers on October 14 that “Australia is eliminating any possibility of waifus entering the country, so we have had to stop shipping merchandise to that area. "
He continued: “DHL Japan called us last week informing us that Australian customs have started rejecting packages containing any adult products. They then advised us to stop shipping products of this type to that country and after that, current Australian orders with adult items were returned to us this week. "
J-List then stated that adult items prohibited by Australian customs include “onaholes, hentai manga, scale figures, adult movie DVDs (JAV), and any other product marked with the +18 symbol on the label or miniature".
As for why these items are now banned in the country, J-List pointed to the Australian customs ban on "illegal pornography", which includes "child pornography" and "publications, movies, computer games and any other products that describes, represents, expresses or tries to express matters of sex […] in such a way that they violate the norms of morality, decency or the norms of correctness generally accepted by reasonable adults “.
"Draw your own conclusions, but the best way to prevent anyone from getting excited about receiving a brilliant new adult product is to completely cancel adult product shipments to Australia," concluded J-List. “We are very sorry for this. Fortunately, we can still ship anything that is not an adult product to Oz, so maybe they haven't banned all the fun altogether. "
This widespread embargo on the importation of adult anime products follows a specific ban on the sale of manga and light novels, including No Game No Life, the result of an ongoing censorship campaign against manga and anime by the government. from Australia.
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