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InuYasha by Rumiko Takahashi
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Mar 06, 09

Recommended to Melissa by: Kaelyn
Recommended for: Anime/manga fans
Read in March, 2009, read count: 1

I was surprised by how good this volume was. I tend to be a lot more into the more recent anime/manga, but this is an excellent example of an older work with a really strong storyline and the potential for a very cute romance. I was rather upset by how much chest the author drew though. If I owned this book, I'd definitely want to censor it before letting my siblings read it.
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message 1: by Zeta_comics (new) - added it

Zeta_comics "If I owned this book, I'd definitely want to censor it before letting my siblings read it." I was particulary surprised by this sentence. Why should drawn breast be damaging or dangerous to children? Why would they be worth censoring? (I'm genuinely curious)


Melissa There are some things that children have no need to see or be thrust upon them. I feel that topless Kagome in this scene is unnecessarily pornographic/sexual and ought not to be viewed by younger people. (I prefer not to view such content myself, but feel I am mature enough to just avoid looking at the exposure). This is, of course, my own opinion, and I can understand the difference people see between a manga breast and a breast in a Playboy magazine. To me, though, they are the same.


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Zeta_comics "There are some things that children have no need to see or be thrust upon them"
I agree to a certain point but I don't think breast are necesarilly in that group, I can't see the harm in that. Having breast everywhere would be a bit tacky and pointless but part of the "Picaresque" style of Takahashi relies on some specific nudity (thinking fo Ranma 1/2, haven't read this yet).

I guess censoring it for young children (5 or 6) so they won't [enter what you don't want them doing here, I can't think of anything:] makes sense, but shonen manga is usually targeted to 12, 13 year old boys, and for them I think it's OK, dont' you?

But you are right: it doesn't really make a difference weather it's drawn or photographed.


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