18+ Sucks

Topic started by Superevil225 on July 5, 2011. Last post by Fat_Magnum 3 years, 1 month ago.
Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
Well, actually I love 18+ anime and manga. But here in Canada we have lots of rules for manga. Basically anything rated 18+ whether due to violence, nudity, or explicit sexual content is 'wrapped in plastic'. The term 'wrapped in plastic' means exactly how it sounds. The book is wrapped up in plastic so little kids don't open it up and read what's inside. Also, this allows store clerks to easily tell if the manga is suitable for the buyer to read. If you look 18+ you're good to go, but otherwise you can't get the manga. This pisses me off. I get it when the manga is yaoi, yuri or hentai because that falls under Canada's pornography laws. But I can go see an 18A movie all by myself, but not purchase a work of art. Furthermore, they don't really read the manga that they're wrapping in plastic, so they have no idea how inappropriate it actually is. I was in the book store and I noticed titles such as Akira, Ghost in The Shell, and a few serious hentai manga were not wrapped in plastic. But titles such as DOGS, Black Lagoon, Deadpool (comic book) and Code Geass were. 
 
Why the hell is Code Geass wrapped up when Akira isn't? It's actually really frustrating. They just assume that the majority of manga is 18+ by the cover, or rating on the back. As well, the fact that it's restricted is really annoying. I may not act like it online, but I am very mature. I'm not going to read DOGS and suddenly decide: "Hay! Let's f*ck sh*t up!" and start shooting people with my gun. There are people my age (16) and younger that actually can handle 18+ material.
Post by sickVisionz (4,256 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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@Superevil225 said:

I may not act like it online, but I am very mature. I'm not going to read DOGS and suddenly decide: "Hay! Let's f*ck sh*t up!" and start shooting people with my gun. There are people my age (16) and younger that actually can handle 18+ material.

If that's the case then your parents can buy it for you. I'm sure the rule restricts minors from purchasing it, not owning it.

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,746 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Is it really? 
Post by rein (5,465 posts) See mini bio Level 15
we have it down here in the states as well, i just cut the plastic off and normally they didn't even bother to check. (don't have to do that anymore now that i'm 18)
Post by Sonata (35,314 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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I remember seeing DOGS in a bookstore, it didnt have any plastic on it and II was able to read some of it. I am going to buy those books eventually:)

Post by Fehafare (9,069 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Lol i agree. I mean idc for hentai and yaoi, as it's little bit mindless f*cking with low story, but some other 18+ titels, why?. Because blood and gore in black and white, and maybe nudity on 
1 page, that is kinda stupid.
Post by Ryokan (291 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Akira is NOT wrapped in plastic ? 0_O 
 
Damn ! It has at least many scene (Kaori's death, biker fights, Tetsuo mutation...) that always make me shiver even though I'm in my 30's.... 
It reminds me of 300, in my country, when it was released, it was not forbidden for children.  
Sometimes, I'm wondering how high are the censors.
Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@Ryokan: Yeah, even though it's obviously 18+
And I wonder why Code Geass was. XD
Post by Fat_Magnum (2,493 posts) See mini bio Level 16
I had similar experiences with games growing up. I had been playing 'Mature' 17+ (I always find that label a bit silly because most games that get it aren't very mature at all) rated games since I was about 10. Of course back then M rated games didn't really hold a candle to stuff now, but around age 16 stores started hassling me for ID. About the same time new filial arrangements had been made for me (adoption) and the new folks were pretty hardcore puritan by my standards.  
 
I would get angry going in to try and get 'M' stuff only to be restricted by these people. I wasn't even conscious of labels, I just wanted to get games I knew were good and I would enjoy. 
 
Luckily you get older and do what the hell you want, specially in America, fixin tuh use muh 12Gauge to hunt me some possum y'all, yeehaw!
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