i heard one entertaining rumor that said disney had taken our x
'disney planned this all along, you know. disney always knew we
would show some hentai. a lot of disney animators watch anime. they
know what it's like, and they know that their profits are in danger.
they were scared of anime and wanted to discredit it.' anonymous
'disney staffers are going to the rooms in groups of three, dressed
in black, looking very serious and in a really bad mood.'
'we're hoping the utena movie stays for the second showing. it
was really popular, everybody who got in loved it, but these disney
security guys came in during the worst two parts. they didn't look
happy with that bath scene. . .' [ ed. note : it stayed after
all. ^_^ ]
'any dealer selling mononoke hime merchandise will on the spot
be asked to leave.'
'disney also cut mononoke hime, kenshin ova, and knights of ramune.
[ loy's comments ]
Apparently, one dealer, a hentai dealer to be more exact, sold
a minor some pornographic material. The dealer did not ask the person
for ID of any sort. When the minor brought the merchandise back
to his parents, they saw and they were not to happy about this.
So the parents went to the Anahiem Police and they came down to
the convention. When Disney heard the police were here, they ordered
all "questionable material" to be removed from the exhibit hall.
"Questionable material" did not only mean hentai. I saw 1/1 scale
models of some guns being removed from the exhibit hall showroom.
Due to this event, Himeya Soft, Doki Media, and Kitty (Media-Blasters
hentai label) were all removed and their money was refunded.
'disney's going through the art show, too, and having certain works
removed. . .'
[ from megazone ]
Ok - now this asshole decides to cover his ass, so he fingers
other dealers that carry porn. One of them, which deals only in
hentai, gets all irrate and declares he has 1st ammendment rights
and *he* DEMANDS the cops be summoned. So they are. NOW the *cops*
are involved, and they aren't very sympathetic. They informed asshole
#2 that 1st ammendment rights DO NOT APPLY ON PRIVATE PROPERTY!
This all comes to a head after dealer room close on Friday.
[ asshole #2 would be j-list. there was an asshole #1. that would
be jhc . apparently one of the police involved also worked in the
child pornography branch of the local police department, by the
way. . . ]
( i actually saw a lot of people with a simplified, but substantially
correct version of events. )
'the dealer involved wasn't even selling hentai. . . some of it
wasn't even japanese. . . just straight old-fashioned american pornography.'
[ from ungdiftf ]
Disney told Viz to pull Ranma stuff off their shelves or leave.
Viz gave them the corporate way of telling them to go screw themselves
and feel free to try and sue them. (Viz is backed by a bigger corporate
entity and have no problems with taking on legal lawsuits.) Viz
then shortly showed them the door and basically told them to not
get hit by the door on the way out.
The next day, Viz defiantly put more Ranma stuff at their booth
to annoy Disney. (I can just see a Viz staff pulling down a lower
eyelid and sticking their tounge out at Disney.)
[ our quasi-official position ]
jhc started it, by selling hentai to minors and fingering other
dealers. j-list finished it, by calling in the police, saying 70%
of anime involved children and sex, and by refusing to budge. jhc
was expelled. j-list refused to leave, facing the dealers' room
staff with the choice of using the police to expel them or of letting
himeya, doki doki, viz, etc. were not at fault. disney was not
at fault. ax was not at fault. we recognize the good intentions
of everyone except jhc development and j-list.