14 June 2013, 19:59

Anime banned in Russia as a child pornography

Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications has forbidden to distribute Japanese cartoons in the genre of "hentai". It is about 13 episodes published in the Russian social network Vkontakte. Experts estimated and accepted it as child pornography. 

First complaint on the anime Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications received in April, but then in the departament there was not found competent experts of the cartoon evaluation.

As a result, outside experts made an expertize and rendered a verdict: hentai is a child pornography.

Analyst said in these animated films "exploit interest to sex" often "in perverted form", as well as there is no "storyline and any cultural or historical value". Also according to experts "all characters are presented as minors, who participate in pornographic scenes".

The law "About Child Protection from Information Harming Their Health and Development" came into force last year. Now provider or host owner on demand of Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications should remove all illegal content from the websites.

Hentai is a genre of the Japanese animation (anime) which basic element are containing in them erotic or pornographic scenes.

Voice of Russia, Utro.ru

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