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Yep, now it's totally useless. What good is an iPad, if you can't even browse hawt manga on it? No pantsu shots, no rebel nipples, no violence, no blood - not even in a medical context - nothing of any interest seems to be allowed on the iPad. Not in manga form, anyway. According to a Japanese report picked up by MangaHelpers, publisher Kodansha has had 30% of its manga denied by Apple, due to depictions of "violence" and "adult situations".



Apple's position on matters of porn was once again made clear by Steve Jobs last month, when he basically told porn users (i.e. the whole world) to "buy an Android or GTFO". But after this development, it's not just porn that's being kicked out of Apple's mobile devices, but quite a few manga titles as well. Even the most popular ones - like Naruto, Bleach or One Piece - may be denied from landing on the iPad, due to their violent content; yet pretty harmless otherwise.

Here are a few more facepalm-triggering details from MangaHelpers.
"When Kodansha was asked about why they were banned, they replied "Ask Apple". When Apple Japan was asked how they'll define "violence" and "Adult situations" they replied "We can't comment". They also refused to comment on why Japanese manga being sold in book stores around Japan was banned as well.

How "Adult situations" and "Violence" is to be handled outside of Japan still remains uncertain. But for Japan, it doesn't look very bright."

On the other hand, all this is great news for Google and Verizon Wireless. The two companies are currently developing an "iPad killer" device, using Google's Android OS. That is, if anyone still has any interest in these tablet thingies
ghikkewrote on Aug 21, 2010 at 21:01
Sorry bu thats bullshit:P I got iPad 16gb and I can read ecchi and violent mangas:D
ghikkewrote on Aug 21, 2010 at 21:01
but*
anonymouswrote on Aug 21, 2010 at 22:22
From an official, authorized source?
ShoujinBoywrote on Aug 27, 2010 at 02:18
Im interested to see Google's rival machine. Will be interesting, considering how much google knows about everyone O_o haha
anonymouswrote on Jun 3, 2013 at 15:24
Well fuck you steve jobs
anonymouswrote on Jun 7, 2013 at 11:39
necrophile detected
anonymouswrote on Nov 16, 2013 at 11:51
I shall stick dat ipad upon steve job's arss, we will see if he likes it
anonymouswrote on Sep 3, 2014 at 17:28
Kill him even if he is dead
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