Kadokawa president apologizes and takes pay cut for his comments about censoring manga

Originally published on Sora News by Krista Rogers


The publishing president is “deeply reflecting” on his “inappropriate comments” during his recent appearance on a TV program.

Takeshi Natsuno only took over as president and CEO of publishing, film, and cross media company Kadokawa in late June, but he has already found himself in hot water for his remarks about censorship related to manga.

On July 21, Natsuno took part in a conversation on AbemaTV about whether photos of “gravure idols” (essentially bikini models) were appropriate in manga magazines targeting boys and men. His comments, however, focused on the prevalence of “extreme” sexual content in manga and

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