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Don't go to Canada with anime.

Posted: Dec 31, 2006 7:40pm
by Dark Wing
Man check out what happend to this poor lady when she tried to get into Canada with some manga books.

Saturday, I was surrounded by six officers, two watching me as the four others went page by page through my books looking for pornographic images and other evidence I was a sexual predator. How did this happen? I said a word which Canada Customs considers dirty: Manga. As soon as I declared that I had some of the japanese inspired comic books called manga, a Custom’s officer said, “That’s the stuff from Japan; there is some really obscene and filthy stuff.” No, I pointed out, these was printed in America and very mainstream. As more and more officers were called in, the six manga books I had were examined in detail. They were looking, they told me, for pornographic, obscene and adult material. “The age rating is on the back of each book.” (each manga book has ratings like 13+ or 15+ - mine were 13+). I was informed that I could have put different covers on or done anything else I could to get the pornography in and that if I spoke anymore, the books would be seized. So I stood there and watched my previously new books get examined page by page, thumbed through and pressed open because it was assumed if I read manga, that I was a sex offender.

That sounds like a joke doesn’t it. Except the exact same phrase “That stuff from Japan...” was used two weeks earlier on my last trip through Customs and my manga examined for the same reason; because Japanese manga is “really filthy stuff.” The reason I was so heavily raided this time, I found out afterward, was one of the manga titles had the word “boy” in the title, which “alerted” them to pedophile materials. Huh? Can someone please go get my next issue of the romance manga Tokyo Boys and Girls from the US? I’m too scared.

you can read the rest here: http://elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com/20 ... ans-x.html

Okay now is it just me or are things getting a little to out of hand over in Canada. The Customs officers over there obvisely don't know a lick about anime or manga so they view it all a suspesous orobscene and taking it. I know lolicon is ilegel over there but they should at least be trained better to diffrence between reguler anime/manga and hentai. anyone else agree?

Re: Don't go to Canada with anime.

Posted: Jan 01, 2007 6:31pm
by Okami_no_kori
No I think the reason why they keep stoping you for anime is because they know you have it and they want to read it :mrgreen:

Re: Don't go to Canada with anime.

Posted: Jan 01, 2007 6:34pm
by orpheus
thats crazy, i hope that person didn't get in any serious trouble

Re: Don't go to Canada with anime.

Posted: Jan 02, 2007 11:43am
by Battousai The Manslayer
People are so ignorant when it comes to anime/manga it makes me sick. :x

Re: Don't go to Canada with anime.

Posted: Jan 02, 2007 1:50pm
by Lenfa
yeah, maybe they weren't trained to tell apart what other manga's are. -.-*

Re: Don't go to Canada with anime.

Posted: Jan 02, 2007 3:52pm
by TintaSerpentGoddess
I hate the police sometimes...-_-

Re: Don't go to Canada with anime.

Posted: Jan 03, 2007 7:19am
by Methen
All that a about sex predators
and the minum age of sexual concent in canada is
14 so go go figure!

Re: Don't go to Canada with anime.

Posted: Jan 03, 2007 7:40am
by Cloud Leonhart
Ah...ignorance...stupid people...

Re: Don't go to Canada with anime.

Posted: Jan 03, 2007 9:29am
by Lance Crimson
I would have said"Back off or ill beat you to hell an back",cause mostly cops are weak fat asses who can only sit an eat donuts all day,in canada's case,mac an cheese