Originally posted by Doug T:
That's certainly a good start. What else have you got in those Japanese comics?
For those who are curious, this is continued from another thread. We were talking about approaches to adult material and what weird stuff gets censored.
Stuff like you wouldn't believe. My personal favorite approach to porn censorship is the ever-present invisible penis in Japanese comics. You'll have these people having the most outrageous sex in the most incredible positions, but the hairless naughty bits are invisible while the flowing juices are quite visible floating all around them. Frankly, I think it would make a hilarious Eros comics parody to have a book about some Japanese dude with an invisible willy.
Occasionally, someone will actually spontaneously generate a big orchid at their crotch. Wow! Symbolism.
The gay comics are most amazing of all with lots of shots of fingers penetrating orifices surrounded by zip-a-tone to indicate the entrance of the fingers into naughty bits. This holds true for the oral action. Some guy is doing the oral deed and his mouth is dripping goo and there's this invisible willy all slathered with stuff. It's a riot! I mean, why not just draw the darned thing! You've drawn AROUND it, you've drawn ON it, you've drawn everythig BUT it. It's bizarre. It's not like people can't tell what's going on when they see the pictures. What are they protecting people from?
The most shocking thing I ever saw was a comic that was given to me be a Japanese artist whose name escapes me. I probably blotted it from my memory in shock. We were doing the usual book exchange thing and he hands me one of his comics and we thank each other, la de da. I get this thing home and start reading it and I thought I was going to faint! While it is not permissable to draw a penis on a person, apparently, it is permissable to draw a giant penis monster.
Yes, that's right. A giant ambulatory penis monster with little cartoon legs and beady eyes. I guess beady eyes are what one might expect from a giant penis monster.
The penis monster ran about the peaceful parks of Tokyo raping women until they were literally torn into little bits that flew apart in gobs from the assault. Frankly, it made me a little sick, so the book got tossed into the trash.
I am still at a loss as to why Todd MacFarlane Toys are banned in Japan, but you can buy comics about giant penis monsters. Go figure.
I have seen one infamous anime which features a gay rape scene. In it, a man is assualted with a buttery corn cob and a big bottle of Wild Turkey. There's something about the scene that made the Wild Turkey appropriate (hey, how weird is that?), but the corn cob slayed me. The fellow who commits the act draws this corn cob across the screen like a samurai drawing a sword. I am not kidding. It's even accompanied by a sound effect that's rather like that ear of golden kernels has been drawn from a scabbard.
Later in the show, a handsome naked man is seen in full frontal, but after watching a guy get it with a corn cob, a bottle of wild turkey, and another guy get the treatment from a device which buzzes a lot and can be tuned to different intensities, apparently an actual view of those bulging inches is verbotten since a big splash of sunlight comes shining up from our man's legs, blotting the sight of the offending bits from view. He is literally glowing from his manly glow worm.
I don't know if they meant the film to be funny, and I am pretty sure they did not, but it is one of the most hilarious things I have ever seen. I think I should throw a party and show this to all my animated film fan friends. It would bring down the house.
Most porn is just stupid anyway and someone sent me some of those Eros "Coley" books thinking I would like them (I did not) but like most of this stuff, it was unintentionally hilarious though absolutely nothing is censored in these things. I can't begin to imagine why people would think one panel after another festooned with sound effects like "Slurp!" "Glop" "Gasp" and "Choke"is sexy, but there you go. Maybe the artist was trying to be dadaesque.