Goblin Slayer, No Game No Life, Sword Art Online, Et Al Banned From Kinokuniya Bookstore

Goblin Slayer

We tried to warn you. It started with the censorship of big anime boobs in video games, escalated to light novels, and now it’s evolved to mangas. More specifically, seven manga series have been banned from Kinokuniya Sydney’s physical retail outlets and their online shops following a complaint from South Australian legislator Connie Bonaros, who claimed that the mangas contained “child grooming” and “child pornography”. Continue reading “Goblin Slayer, No Game No Life, Sword Art Online, Et Al Banned From Kinokuniya Bookstore”

University Of Queensland Student Faces Expulsion For Supporting Hong Kong, Criticizing Chinese Government

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University of Queensland student Drew Pavlou has managed to stir up the hornet’s nest by being a firm advocate and activist for freedom… in particular, the freedom for those residing in Hong Kong. His activism managed to agitate the administration of the University of Queensland, especially given the supplies and promotion of the Hong Kong protests around campus, and his criticism of the administration for being proponents of the Chinese state party. His “vexatious” behavior ended up netting him expulsion from the university. Continue reading “University Of Queensland Student Faces Expulsion For Supporting Hong Kong, Criticizing Chinese Government”

Australia Looking Into Internet Porn Restrictions Based On U.K’s Failed Porn ID

Australia Porn ID

Australia is looking at the failed Porn ID initiative that the U.K., attempted to implement but ended up failing to follow through with due to technical limitations. Why is Australia looking at the failed U.K., system as a form of restricting access to porn websites and adult material? Because they’re thinking of the children, of course. Continue reading “Australia Looking Into Internet Porn Restrictions Based On U.K’s Failed Porn ID”

Eromanga Sensei Dropped By Australian Shops

Eromanga Sensei

Following Senator Stirling Griff’s attack on anime and manga, calling it “child abuse” and asking for more bans and censorship of the material in Australia, two outlets have so far dropped one of Griff’s targets, Eromanga Sensei, even though no legislation nor any actions from the Australian Classification Board have been taken against anime or manga. Continue reading “Eromanga Sensei Dropped By Australian Shops”

Australian Classification Board Responds To Senator’s Plea To Ban Anime, Manga

No Game No Life

Stirling Griff, a south Australian Senator, made a plea before parliament to ban anime and manga that depicted “child abuse material”. His criteria for such material was broad and ill-defined, yet he took his request to the doorstep of the resident censors of Australia, the Classification Board. They offered a response that somewhat wades around the topic matter while also defending their ratings of certain anime. Continue reading “Australian Classification Board Responds To Senator’s Plea To Ban Anime, Manga”

Australian Senator Wants To Ban Anime Featuring “Child Abuse Material”

Australian Ban

If you thought that anime was safe after weebs and otaku united to push back against the corrupt United Nations, think again. An Australian Senator is now targeting anime and manga, asking for a complete review of products made available within the country, as well as new legislation to ban any material that contains what he deems “child abuse material”. Continue reading “Australian Senator Wants To Ban Anime Featuring “Child Abuse Material””

Australian Classification Board Wants Your Input For Updating Their Regulations

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One of the most obnoxious, reviled, and hated ratings systems in the world is the Australian Classification Board. Why? Because they oftentimes ban games for some of the most asinine reasons imaginable. However, things could be changing as they recently announced that they will be taking feedback from the general public as they update their regulations and ratings systems. Continue reading “Australian Classification Board Wants Your Input For Updating Their Regulations”

Mary Skelter 2 Rated And Released In Australia After Originally Being Banned

Mary Skelter 2

Back in October of 2019 we wrote about how Idea Factory International informed international audiences living in the land down under that Mary Skelter 2 wasn’t going to be released in the region due to a refusal of classification from the Australian Classification Board. Well, fast forward a couple of months and the game is now rated R18+ by the Australian Classification Board and is now available for download from the Nintendo Australia eShop. Continue reading “Mary Skelter 2 Rated And Released In Australia After Originally Being Banned”

The Grisaia Trilogy For Nintendo Switch Banned In Australia

The Grisaia Trilogy

The Grisaia series finally made its way to the Nintendo Switch as part of The Grisaia Trilogy pack, courtesy of Frontwing and Prototype. The trilogy pack launched on November 7th in the West… except for Australia, where it was banned. Continue reading “The Grisaia Trilogy For Nintendo Switch Banned In Australia”

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Orders Zenimax to Refund Fallout 76

There’s a common joke now that each week brings new controversy for Fallout 76. A game that simply cannot or will not catch a break has provided an endless stream of controversial occurrences. To such a degree there is now a conspiracy hypothesis floating around that Bethesda is intentionally tanking the game by making it as bad as possible so that when Starfield comes out people will love it for being an improvement over Fallout 76. Regardless of the validity of that claim today mere days after their last issue the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has ordered Zenimax to issue refunds to those that request one for Fallout 76. Continue reading “Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Orders Zenimax to Refund Fallout 76”

Australia Politicians Consider Porn ID Checks For Websites

Australia Porn ID

Australia’s House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs are examining the possibilities of adding identification checks for pornography and online wagering. Continue reading “Australia Politicians Consider Porn ID Checks For Websites”

Australian Consumer Protection Investigating Sony For Misleading PlayStation Refunds

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Sony’s updated refund policy that was instituted back in September of 2017 was seen as a joke to many gamers. The refund policy allowed gamers to return purchased software within 14 days after a purchase, but only if you did not download the software. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took umbrage with Sony’s antics, and decided to move forward with investigating them for misleading consumers. Continue reading “Australian Consumer Protection Investigating Sony For Misleading PlayStation Refunds”

Katana Zero No Longer Prohibited From Releasing In Australia, Receives R18+ Rating

Katana Zero

Back in the middle of April Katana Zero launched for PC and Nintendo Switch in the West, but not in Australia. The game had been refused a classification by the Australian Classification Board, which effectively prohibited it from being distributed in the region. Well, after the board reviewed the game it was granted an R18+ rating for “high impact drug use”. Continue reading “Katana Zero No Longer Prohibited From Releasing In Australia, Receives R18+ Rating”