Parents in Japan Complain About Sexual Content in Manga


Manga Jouhou translates an article concerning sexually explicit content appearing in shojo manga. While parents are concerned, the publishers respond by saying: "Love is a big theme in shoujo manga. It is impossible to shut out sexual behaviors, as they are an extension of love." and that "in today's society, children understand that rape and perverts exist. Getting to know them from fictional works like manga will help them understand reality. There has yet to be any cases of crime committed because of manga. If parents feel that there is a problem, they should talk to their children about these manga."