Yaoi doujin artist arrested.

From The Diet 3 Daily

Sept 26, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Earlier today, the local police arrested Minami Takayama, a 35-year old unmarried women who’s been drawing yaoi vampire doujinshi for 15 years.

The police chief reported that the local branch of the “Shin Mobile Morality Squad” has been secretly tracking this woman’s underground sales of her work to girls and women ranging from 14 to 45; from middle school girls to middle-aged housewives.

“She has been secretly selling indecent materials of sexual activities depicting men on men, men on boys, boys on boys, men to boys, and boys to men,” said Chief Watanabe. “Her work would’ve been acceptable if she were selling them in certain conventions in Tokyo, but she insisted on breaking the rules and the social stigma and selling outside these conventions.

“We think her abnormal behavior has something to do with her 2-year study abroad in America.” Chief Watanabe added.

“Freedom of speech is good, but too much of it can be really bad.” Commented Ms. Yoshida, a local housewife. “Thank my ancestors I refused to deal with her when she came to my house asking me to buy a copy of a ‘new and innovative read’ for housewives. I just said no.

“And I would like to encourage all bored housewives to watch drama, date younger men online, and play with boys from your local middle and high schools. Trust me, it makes the life more interesting that way.”

Police found 10000+ copies of yaoi doujinshi work from at Takayama’s home. It’s reported that her room is full of posters showing male characters from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hellsing, Fullmetal Alchemist, Kujibiki Unbalance, Prince of Tennis, and others.

She faces 5 years in prison with a stiff 450000 yen fine.

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38 thoughts on “Yaoi doujin artist arrested.”

  1. Man, this article is awesome, especially the part about her study abroad, and the recommendation to play with local shouta and highschool boys.

    And 10,000+ copies of yahoi doujinshi puts many fanboys to shame.

  2. This is so fucking retarded. How DARE she sell it outside Conventions!!
    Psht whatever I do this all the time, but I guess no one cares about American doujinshi and especially one that isn’t gay or porn. XD

  3. Kabitzin: Many fanboys and fangirls (it’s usually more girl oriented, Yaoi that is)

    Omg lol! Im sorry sucks for her butt hat’s actually… Funny XD
    I always warn Yaoi fangirls that it will eventually lead them down to the path of decadency and destruction. (in other words YURI FTW!)

    But wait a sec, are online auctions an exeption?

  4. I realize I’m a year late but HAHAHAHAHAH. THIS IS RIDICULOUS :’D Poor woman! I feel so sorry for her! I bet she had awesome vampire yaoi visions and just tried to make a fortune out of it! I’d’ve probably bought 300 of those doujins illegally x)

  5. ““We think her abnormal behavior has something to do with her 2-year study abroad in America.” Chief Watanabe added”

    Ok, I think that is really arrogant of them. It’s like they blame America. Screw you people! lol. No, really, don’t blame America, we have guns.

  6. Yes, how dare she push gay porn on others? The police would much rather she be a pedophile than THAT atrocity.
    Priceless.

  7. I don’t think that she deserved that.
    Although I suppose selling them door to door is a bit much. But if you didn’t want the doujinshi, you could have just refused it.
    The part that is really funny though, is how the police believe that it was because of her two year stay in America. Japanese really do have a lot of misconceptions about America, although it is mostly justified. >.<

  8. That story is fake, firstly Japan would be the LAST place to have a “morality squad”, and secondly those “quotes are ridiculous.

  9. THIS IS SO FUCKING RETARDED
    I sun agree with the cops POV…I mean, Japan sells Hentai like shit and earns lotsa money right? Den wads wrong wif selling YAOI??!! Fangirls of various boys anime need their YAOI doujins! Nothing is wrong with that! But rather I think that Minami-san should nt go door to door n sell them…If she sells them on the internet, she would make BIG MONEY in no time…

    Anyways, I think that this article is CRAP. there’s no way this stuff could happen…N 10000+ copies?! WTF?!

  10. Article is obviously fake… for anyone who has visited Japan, you’ll know hentai is sold outright in all sorts of stores. And do a google search for “Shin Mobile Morality Squad”… the only hits are to this article.

  11. I am Minami Takayama and my story is true. The reason why you can’t find “Shin Mobile Morality Squad” in a Google search is because they are a secret group of citizens who go around ruining everyone’s fun because they are a bunch of religious nuts claiming a higher moral authority for condemning everything they don’t like. They used the stupid regulatory laws for my type of work to exploit a way to stop me from giving the world yaoi vampire doujinshi, which is in high demand. It is illegal to sell vampire themed manga outside of special conventions. Since my arrest, I have been working non-stop and will have plenty of material to sell. I currently have a trusted friend running my business while I am away but ever since my arrest there seems to be a higher demand for my work. I plan to expand to sell online and internationally. As of current, the “Shin Smut Pedo Vamp Squad” is fighting back against the “Shin Mobile Morality Squad” and a lawsuit will be filed. Some members of the “Shin Mobile Morality Squad” have illegally stalked me, stolen my intellectual property, threatened my life, and broke into my home on multiple occasions. They have done this to countless others. I hope this helps to dispel any rumors that this might be fake or a joke.

  12. holey…the guy that killed my brother got only three months in prison!! Thats the most stupid reason to lock up a person geeez

  13. u have got to b taking the piss, i mean here now! there are LOADS of yaoi fangirls and yaoi artists out there! me being one of the fangirls and u put her away for something as trivial as this!? 
    wow thats just stupid….
    the only thing i see as a bit much is door to door sellin! online is so much better! 
    but really i mean….c’mon =.=

  14. Shocked! I am amazed at the ignorance and prejudice against Yaoi especially when Hentai is exploited every where.

    I know I am a good 2 years old on this article. I apologize.

    Although, I am curious…if this article is official, I mean this is the internet peoples we can impersonate anybody. (Don’t mean to offend) But the evidence just isn’t clear enough for all of this to be real.

    It’s gotta be a sick joke against Yaoi.

  15. Oh please, this is just a load of crap. As for selling vampire doujinshi outside conventions, everyone who has been to Japan knows that you can find doujinshi just about everywhere, and that the BL magazines can be found i just about every store ALL of which is shock full with things like vampires. I must also say that it is amazing that “Minami Takayam” is surfing  English anime sites and writes impeccable English wich is not that common in Japan. Well then “Minami Takayam”, I will totally believe you if you post a link to an article IN JAPANESE about this. Otherwise i must call this the dumbest lie I have ever seen, especially made to piss of Americans I might add.

  16. I would be ashamed of what I am about to say if this article *is* true.

    The person here who claims to be Minami Takayama, why would you be on this site and talking in english on the site? Wouldnt the person be on Japanese sites?

    (*sigh* i had this whole thing i wanted to say in my head but lost it ;p) does anyone really get what i mean?

  17. みんなさんこにちわ、高山ミナミです。 お元気ですか。 あたし、新同人誌やでいます、おたのしみください。 心配しなで、あたしdo my best!

  18. Illegal yaoi…? Damn!! The crap she was selling must have been UNBARABLY hard!! >:O Jesus Christ, if your gonna sell that anyway, sell it at the damn conventions!! That way, people who are age appropriate can veiw it!! What if a young girl were to stumble across it!?! Seriously, I’m glad she’s in jail. I like yaoi, but OMG….-shocked-

  19. Hmm… what a wonderful example of the Streisand Effect.
    So, she…
    1- Starts drawing-up Yaoi Doujins.
    2- Becomes frustrated by the inability to properly market them.
    3- Resorts to selling them door-to-door in a bit to advertise as opposed to just making Profit by selling them on E-Bay :P
    4- This results in her getting arrested, charged and fined, on account of a already-controversial Citizens Watch organization type.
    5- As a direct result she now has Tons of requests, all thanks to the free advertising resulting from this Publicity-Stunt.

    Bravo… Good Show :) bd

    But I have to admit, there is something distinctly Okashii about this Story.
    I mean Hellsing and Neon Genesis Evangelion ?
    Now I might be wrong on this one, but neither of those shows have any significant Yaoi fanbase.
    I mean who the heck would get it on in Hellsing, Alucard and the Butler o.0?

  20. They shouldve explained why it had to do with coming to America. They made it sound like America corrupted her. I agree that free expression is great but she sounded… err sick.

  21. Well of cource america corupted her, because when you think america, you think Yaoi vampire porn. Right?……….. also to much freedom of speech is really bad? …the hell?
    BE FREE TO READ! (even if it is gay vampire porn)

  22. I love Yaoi so fing and i am pissed they should have been free for all yaoi lovers and i should had to pay i should have gotten all INUYASHA NARUTO SHUGA CHARA free there the only ones i read and nothing else could be hotter than LORD SESSHOMARU,NARAKU,INUYASHA,BANKOTSU HAKUDOSHI,HITEN,GAARA NEGI AND KAKASHI
    I love to see those boys and men in action anytime!
    woo hoo

  23. I love Yaoi so fing much and i am pissed they should have been free for all yaoi lovers like me and i shouldnt had to pay i should have gotten all INUYASHA NARUTO SHUGA CHARA free there the only ones i read and nothing else could be hotter than LORD SESSHOMARU,NARAKU,INUYASHA,BANKOTSU HAKUDOSHI,HITEN,GAARA NEGI AND KAKASHI
    I love to see those boys and men in action anytime!
    woo hoo

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