'Hey kids, stop all the downloading' Hen Zemi author says


TAGRO, the person behind manga like Hen Zemi and artist behind Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt wants you to know that he is not pleased with your illegal downloading activity.

After hearing Yana Toboso, the creator of Black Butler, speak out against illegal video streaming, TAGRO felt encouraged to talk about his own feelings about the practice. He shared an anecdote about a fan of his work who illegally streamed a Hen Zemi video on her personal website. When he warned her about it, he was less than pleased with her response:

"I understand the feelings of annoyance that creators get when their material is watched for free. I get annoyed when an anime BD I just bought is posted on the net!," Anime News Network reported her reply. 

In 2010, a Japanese copyright law went into effect that prevents people from knowingly downloading illegal content. However, current laws do not recognize YouTube views as a prohibited download, according to the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Based on the content of Hen Zemi, a manga about a university student who finds that her perverted classmates' abnormalities are rubbing off on her, I wholeheartedly agree that its downloads - and the apparently contagious hentai behavior it spreads - should be restricted. 

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Lauren Rae Orsini
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Filed under... #fansubbing #legal mumbo jumbo



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