I’m making a post about it before I forget to mention it on Hentairules, may I encourage you to read this EXTREMELY interesting twitter thread written (in English) by a Japanese publisher, On Takahashi, from Irodori Comics?
It covers censorship in Japan, and explains why it’s growing stronger over time, in a socio-economic context that’s becoming more and more hostile with each year. I was greatly underestimating the preposterous scale of censorship, the pressure that weighs on everybody’s shoulders.
It ends on a note that took me by surprise, explaining that going after the localized English versions supports the artists…
Not just financially, that much ought to be obvious, we may pirate tons of contents, but that’s no reason not to buy good shit when we can, isn’t it?… But also in regards to the acceptance of censorship, as they’re glad to bring their REAL work they created, before it was disfigured, to an audience who loves it, without censorship imposed by moral bigots.
That was not just interesting, that was enlightening. Read it guys
Last thing. We’re all stuck at home, some of us can’t work anymore, and the same goes for the artists. No more convention to sell their books for the foreseeable future for them, many less customers visiting the brick and mortar shops in which their works are published.
If you were hesitating to buy digital versions of their works, now’s a pretty good time for that. You could go for the Fakku books, the 2D-Market doujinshi, the Project-H editions, if you prefer to have them in English. Or hit the Patreons of the artists you love. Whatever works. I’m not saying where I spend my money, I’m always that paranoid bloke who doesn’t want his name exposed, but I’m doing my part ^^
Well, you get the idea, now’s a pretty good time to think of those Japanese guys bringing the world the best form of pornography there has ever been.