• Kyodo News


An upcoming Tokyo Metropolitan Government-run “anime” fair will see a sharp fall in the number of exhibitors, the organizer said Tuesday, a move widely seem as a protest over a new local ordinance against sexual depictions in comic books and animated films.

The number of exhibitors set to attend March’s Tokyo International Anime Fair has already fallen by 91 from the previous year to 153, a revenue loss of ¥110 million, according to the organizing committee headed by Gov. Shintaro Ishihara.

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