The Shueisha publisher published an official statement in response to the article published by J-Cast in which a controversy was pointed out that involved the navigation story of the One Piece publisher. The publisher's smartphone screen was shown during a recent live broadcast, and his search history showed a link to an adult manga piracy site.
The live broadcast made through YouTube and which was made to commemorate the publication of the thousandth chapter of Eiichiro Oda's popular manga, One Piece, has now been established as private, so it is not possible to access it, however, the screenshots shown above were left as evidence. In this regard, the Shueisha statement explained:
“After confirming the facts, we have determined that the smartphone screen of the employee involved, which was shown during a live broadcast, showed a link that had been inadvertently touched while browsing the web, and that accidentally became part of his history access. He did not search for illegal sites or download illegally. Regarding the use of a personal device in a live stream, as a company we cannot recommend this practice, and we have issued a strong warning. We deeply apologize for causing concern among viewers of the live stream and fans of the manga. The video has become currently inaccessible due to reasons related to the video closure. When that part has been removed, we will edit it and upload it again »
Shueisha has recently been characterized as one of the companies that made strong statements against piracy. In 2018, the publisher partnered with Kadokawa Shoten, Kodansha and Shogakukan for the “STOP! Piracy Edition ”, which seeks to raise awareness about the damage that piracy does to the industry in general.
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