The Anime News Network reported yesterday that the Canada Border Services Agency has determined that a number of sexually explicit anime and manga are “obscene” and cannot be brought into the country that brought us John Candy and Ann Murray. Titles include the animated series Words Worth and Cool Devices, Icarus’ comic Juicy Fruits, Eros Comics’ Super Taboo XXX and Domin-8-Me! and lots of other books with annoyingly suggestive titles. Icarus’ Simon Jones responds to the ruling here (link NSFW):
This isn’t really news, per se; Canada custom’s reputation for stringent enforcement is well known. But keep in mind that this list isn’t from a court, or even an independent review board, that goes around looking for these things… these are actual items that were siezed at the border. From the breadth of this list, these were likely part of a commercial shipment, in which case I feel very, very bad for the retailer who lost all this merchandise.