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December 20, Please tell me! Galko-chan manga creator Kenya Suzuki has been stopped for violation of customs law on suspicion of attempting to import books containing pictures of naked children from Germany. On December 27, the Nagoya District Court announcement this Suzuki was charged with violating the Customs Act for importing prohibited goods from abroad.
Meanwhile, on December 24, Kadokawa’s Comic Walker platform, which released the Please tell me! Galko-chan manga chapter by chapter through its WebComic Apanda imprint, revealed that he removed the series from his platform and stopped serialization because of “media reports on the author.” The series page now leads to a 404 error page.
On December 20, the Toyota Police Department of Aichi Prefecture Police arrested Suzuki, a resident of Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture. Nishi Nippon reported the day Suzuki told police he “really wanted to get nude photos of foreign children that are not readily available in Japan.” mail in the past year. The shipments were discovered by Nagoya Customs, who then alerted the Nagoya District Attorney General’s Office. investigation.
Sources: Nikkan Sports, Comic walker
Daryl Harding is the Japan correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel on Japan called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.