No More Hentai in Australia. Why?

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No More Hentai in Australia. Why?

Popular Animated Japanese Pornography known as ‘Hentai’ is BANNED in Australia because it Depicts Sexual images of Children, Rape, Incest and Sexual Abuse

  • Australia’s Border Force has blocked any hentai pornography from Japan
  • Some explicit content depicted sexualised images of children, rape and incest
  • Adelaide man, 52, was given a suspended jail sentence for anime images in 2015
  • The man’s 300 plus images classed as child pornography by Judge Paul Muscat

The Australia Border Force has stepped in recently after a number of imported Hentai images depicted rape, incest and sexual abuse.

Leading Japanese adult retailer J-List posted a statement online earlier this month claiming the Australian Border Force and customs had started to block all their adult products from entering the country.

A popular animated form of Japanese pornography has been banned in Australia due to its depictions of rape and child sexual abuse.

The Australia Border Force has stepped in recently after a number of imported Hentai images depicted rape, incest and sexual abuse.  

Leading Japanese adult retailer J-List posted a statement online earlier this month claiming the Australian Border Force and customs had started to block all their adult products from entering the country.

A popular animated form of Japanese pornography – Hentai – is now banned in Australia. Pictured is an anime novel at a Tokyo bookstore

‘DHL Japan called us last week, informing us that Australian customs have started rejecting packages containing any adult product,’ the company said in a statement.

‘They then advised us to stop sending adult products to the country. Following that, current Australian orders with adult items in them were returned to us this week.’ 

Earlier this year, several South Australian politicians called for an urgent review of the nation’s federal classification laws after discovering that a number of comic books and videos being sold in Australian showed highly sexual images of children—including scenes of rape, incest, and sexual abuse.

A shocked Connie Bonaros, South Australia’s Best Upper House MP, said the choice of content for minors was ‘absolutely endless.’ 

In 2015, a 52-year-old man in Adelaide was given a suspended jail sentence for having more than 300 anime images classed as child pornography.

During sentencing, Judge Paul Muscat noted although the man thought what he was doing was ‘similar to reading or taking part in a fantasy rather than contributing to the production of child exploitation material’, it was not ‘that great a step’ to go from that to viewing material of actual, real-life child exploitation.

The Australian Border Force and customs have started to block all their adult products from entering the country (file image of adult graphic novels in a Tokyo comic bookstore)

‘Does it matter that most of the images you accessed on the internet were anime? On a limited assessment it must, for no actual child was being sexually abused,’ Judge Muscat said. 

‘However, as I previously observed, the concern is that those who view anime will go on to view images of actual children being sexually abused.’ 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the ABF for comment.

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