East Japan law enforcement perturbed as ‘not-for-sale’ criminal offense, site visitors anime posters traded online

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Hokuto Law enforcement Station posters and publications showcasing the preferred multimedia collection “Tremendous Cub” are noticed on a flea industry application in this screengrab. (Mainichi)
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KOFU — Not-for-sale or absolutely free products including police criminal offense and traffic basic safety posters and distinctive absolutely free magazines, all showcasing content material from the locally-set multimedia sequence “Tremendous Cub,” have been observed for sale on flea current market applications for all-around 10,000 yen (some $90), law enforcement in the east Japan city of Hokuto have unveiled.&#13

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Yamanashi Prefectural Police’s Hokuto Law enforcement Station reported that not-for-sale posters encouraging criminal offense prevention and totally free area journals with a characteristic on Tremendous Cub ended up marketing at large rates on the internet. All the substance was established devoid of the intention of marketing it, and functions concerned with their generation are perplexed by the condition.&#13

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Tremendous Cub, at first a collection of gentle novels by Tone Koken, has also turn out to be preferred as a broadcast Television set anime. It portrays main character Koguma growing up and deepening her personalized associations by means of her rides on her Honda Motor Co. Super Cub motorbike.&#13

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In February 2021, the police station made the decision to use the sequence — set in the spot it has jurisdiction more than — for its awareness-raising activities. It introduced it was doing work with the series’ publisher to develop the posters.&#13

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In the poster, Koguma is noticed donning an officer’s uniform and standing in entrance of a law enforcement station developing and patrol automobile. The copy reads, “Generating a risk-free and safe city,” and law enforcement dispersed the posters for show at general public services such as the town authorities office, hospitals, educational institutions and in other places.&#13

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City of Nirasaki-primarily based company Nanairo, which creates regional information publications, releases Nanairo journal each month. It focuses on area facts, and is distributed free of charge to residences and services in the Kyohoku location. The direct feature for its July version was Super Cub, which it billed as the “story of a substantial faculty girl’s adolescence in the metropolis of Hokuto.”&#13

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On flea industry applications, the Hokuto Law enforcement Station posters are offering for 9,999 yen (about $90) to 15,000 yen (some $136), while the July version of Nanairo magazine is providing on a range of apps for 300 to 500 yen (about $3-$5). Some of the listings experienced now discovered buyers.&#13

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In reaction to the problem, Hokuto Law enforcement Station expressed concern, stating, “We desire to affirm the details of the situation.” A concept was uploaded to Nanairo’s official web-site, examining, “This is a freely distributed magazine, we have no involvement in the providing getting area.”&#13

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With again difficulties accessible for free on the magazine’s website, the publishers wrote, “Relatively than resorting to shopping for (the magazine), we really encourage people today to use the company.”&#13

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There have also been experiences of massive quantities of the magazines getting taken from shops and other facilities. Speaking to the Mainichi Shimbun, an individual connected to the publishers said, “It really is excellent that several folks are studying and enjoying it, but getting many of the leaflets positioned in services and other regions at the moment and promoting them is a little bit different to that.”&#13

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(Japanese primary by Keisuke Umeda, Kofu Bureau)&#13