In January, we reported a curious case of prohibition that a Russian court imposed on some anime titles. On that occasion, the Death Note Series, Tokyo Ghoul and Inuyashiki, had to be withdrawn from all Streaming platforms in Russia because these titles, according to complaints, incited youth to commit violet acts.
Today, Russia becomes the Hurricane's eye again within the anime industry due to a new resolution that, from a new account, a court of the city of St. Petersburg, issued.
Everything arises from a statement issued on the telegram channel of the government entity to report that some anime series have joined the blacklist, although without such a severe punishment. Said resolution dictates that Web sites AnimePan, Animego, Jutsu and Agorov will have to eliminate some of their tickets, which are related to the series of anime Konosuba!, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken, Zombieland Saga, Nekopara and Princess Lover. This is because the sites mentioned above, are free access, which means that any can access without having a membership or the age of majority. For this reason, it is much easier that "delicate" information can be disseminated between Russian youth.
This prohibition is a response to the various complaints made by audiences, mostly parents, who met with experts on the subject to talk the reasons why this material should not be disseminated so freely. After concluding, it was mentioned that the aforementioned series promote highly hazardous values that could be imitated by young people.
According to the statement, the series of the "Isekai" type promote "healthy reincarnation", an idea that makes them think that if they die, they will be transported to a magical and perfect world. This could lead young people to commit suicide. In addition, some of the scenes of these series contain violence, sex, alcohol consumption and other activities that can damage mental health.
At the moment, there are no signs of a greater prohibition for these titles, since it has been reported by the same users who live in that country, which the series are still available on all Streaming platforms. On the other hand, it will continue to be investigated in this regard to prevent the "bad influence" generated by similar content from reaching free-to-use browsers in Russia.
Source: Telegram Channel of St. Petersburg Court