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2:53 pm - 01/11/2013

Kodansha postpones the release of “Young Magazine” next issue due to a photo of AKB48’s Kasai Tomomi

On January 11th, Kodansha announced that they postponed the release of their weekly manga magazine “Young Magazine“, which was supposed to be released on the 12th, as there was an inappropriate photo on a page.

According to the announcement, they’ve decided on the postponement since the photo on the advertising article for AKB48 member Kasai Tomomi’s upcoming photo book was “socially unacceptable as it would give unpleasant feelings to its readers.”

The photo that has become a problem was that of a boy covering Kasai’s bare breasts with his hands, and the photo is said to have been planned for use as the cover of the photo book.

Reportedly, they will replace the page that the photo was printed on, and release it on the 21st.

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umbrellaphone 11th-Jan-2013 11:10 am (UTC)
Shouldn't the pic be better under a cut? It's not exactly work-safe.
tush_jp 11th-Jan-2013 11:17 am (UTC)
kinari_pamyu 11th-Jan-2013 11:11 am (UTC)
OP, your icon is awesome ♥
baboy_19 11th-Jan-2013 11:16 am (UTC)
it is inappropriate...using a kid not even 10y/o in an explicit photo...what are they thinking...jeezz..
on the other note....that kid looks like Yasuda maybe it's just me...hahaha..
tush_jp 11th-Jan-2013 11:19 am (UTC)
somehow this photo irritates me a lot..
nuuuf 11th-Jan-2013 11:28 am (UTC)
Something like this was bound to happen. The pic is totally wrong and if I owned a store, I wouldn't want to be selling a photobook which has such a cover.
kimichichan 11th-Jan-2013 11:34 am (UTC)
I'll wait for Japan to greatly react at this. I know they still have some morals to not using children for this kind of thing :\
benihime99 11th-Jan-2013 11:43 am (UTC)
That picture is really disturning imo

eevaleena 11th-Jan-2013 11:49 am (UTC)
Great moves, Kodansha. I'm so not going to comment on the disturbing pictures. My eyes!
inachan89 11th-Jan-2013 12:01 pm (UTC)
Well of course.Seriously,i would like to see who thought this was a good idea....
sakana93 11th-Jan-2013 12:08 pm (UTC)
Gross !!!
supersaiyananf 11th-Jan-2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
So sad to see my oshi getting all these problems because of a stupid photographer. The person who chose to shoot this picture and use it as the cover or promotion should get fired, seriously.
hippoponic 11th-Jan-2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
so she's not at fault at all for agreeing to do it?
exdream1999 11th-Jan-2013 01:00 pm (UTC)
The little eye-catch off to the side makes it's so much worse though!!!

"My hands, well, can't cover it all!!"

jamasunda 11th-Jan-2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that made me much more grossed out too. DX
cast0shadow 11th-Jan-2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
geez that photo is so disturbing and creepy. good on Kodansha.

is it actually legal for a child to be involved in a provocative photo shoot such as that? @_@
izumi_ixa 11th-Jan-2013 01:11 pm (UTC)
Kodansha, you're SO RIGHT about that.

-“socially unacceptable as it would give unpleasant feelings to its readers.”
Exactly! That's the feeling watching that photo ¬_¬ (no matter how manny times, now and in the previous post).
keiko_artemis 11th-Jan-2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
please put the photo under lj-cut too disturbing.

What was anyone thinking doing such photoshoot?!? I do hope they are taking legal action, the kid is being exploit.
ilikedjibouti 11th-Jan-2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
Kodansha is also the publisher of her photobook and probably released the pic for PR in the first place.
tomoeicemaiden 11th-Jan-2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
I agree. The whole situation makes me sick.
liime_arix 11th-Jan-2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
They're changing the photobook as well. Oh thank god, that thing was skeevy enough.
nekusagi 11th-Jan-2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
I saw that on ANN and did a huge double take. Isn't that basically CP?
alphie_damiek 11th-Jan-2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
That's what I thought.
love_keiko 11th-Jan-2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
OMG! O___O
mikansama 11th-Jan-2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, because one image that's being edited out of a magazine represents all of Japan.
rosemaine 11th-Jan-2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
Are. you. serious.
4miu_miu 11th-Jan-2013 07:16 pm (UTC)

OMG,,,that's child pornography right there..

liniang 11th-Jan-2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
This is for all the people who said "Nah, you're being judgmental, in Japan nobody gives a fuck". Here you got.
memorian 11th-Jan-2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
I really wonder...what is the concept of this photoshoot? why does a child have to be there? Who thought this was okay? why did they think this was okay?
who thought this was okay?
who thought this was okay?
who thought this was okay?
who thought this was okay?

and who are this child's Parents that thought it was okay for their child to be taking pictures with a naked woman and putting there hand over her naked breast?

who thought this was okay?
nekusagi 11th-Jan-2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
never mind that the kid almost certainly did NOT consent freely to having this photo taken

and will have to grow up with this photo of him holding a pop star's breasts existing

They can get rid of the magazine all they want but it's on the internet forever. The fact his parents approved is child abuse, as far as I'm concerned.
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