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Act-Age Author Receives Suspended Sentence, Might Avoid Prison Altogether

Act-Age Author Receives Suspended Sentence, Might Avoid Prison Altogether Act-Age Author Receives Suspended Sentence, Might Avoid Prison Altogether

Act-Age Author Receives Suspended Sentence, Might Avoid Prison Altogether

Tatsuya Matsuki, the writer of Act-Age, has been found guilty of a coerced indecent act. Matsuki had previously confessed to groping two middle school girls. During the trial, the prosecution argued for an 18-month prison sentence. Meanwhile, the defense argued that because Matsuki’s manga series …Read more  »

Exclusive: Dr. Susan Napier Speaks Out on Attempt to Ban Her Anime Book

Exclusive: Dr. Susan Napier Speaks Out on Attempt to Ban Her Anime Book Exclusive: Dr. Susan Napier Speaks Out on Attempt to Ban Her Anime Book

Exclusive: Dr. Susan Napier Speaks Out on Attempt to Ban Her Anime Book

Lawmakers in Ohio recently called for Kent State University to no longer use the scholarly book Anime from Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation in their curriculum. Written by Tufts University’s Dr. Susan Napier, the book in question was groundbreaking for bringing …Read more  »