In the Japanese portal Yahoo! News Japan reported on a situation that arose in the editorial office of Kodanshawho decided to stop promoting the manga that was written and illustrated by Nan Nakamura, Ijimeru Yabai Yatsu ((Venus put fur on me) due to its sensitive issues.

«The eleventh compiled volume of the Ijimeru Yabai Yatsu manga serialized in Kodansha Magazine Pocket Service was published on May 7th, and a promotional post was published on Twitter the same day. However, according to an interview with the editors, any publication related to that publication was immediately restricted.».

«Because of the extreme title and content, this work has been "suspended" from any advertising medium. (That is, the publication does not stop, but your sales and promotional publications.) In this regard, the responsible person commented: "Then what should i do? I can't promote the manga for what it really is""».

«The story is described as follows: “Nakajima ruled the class as an abuser. The subject of the bullying is a fragile girl, Shirasaki-san. Coming to violence every day was terrible. Everyone in the class pretends not to see it. If they try to stop it, they will be the next target. Nakajima is bullying like he's obsessed. It was clear that something was wrong. Why do you do such brutal acts? The truth behind it is terrible ... "».

«When the first compiled volume was released in February 2019The editors stated: "We received complaints immediately after posting a picture of the first chapter and our Twitter account was suspended for a whileRegarding the latest volume, they stated, "This time around we posted another promotional video for this manga on Twitter and again received negative comments and reports."».

«At the beginning of the video, sentences were shown that explain the situation of the manga: "It's not just a piece about bullying"And while the other characters were telling the story, the sentence came," Who will be the winner in this bullying fight? " Although it seems that the text was too radical for some, the reports to the platform began».

«Currently the post on Twitter is still there, but The platform has reduced its reach enormously, so the effect of the action is useless. In response, the editor in charge stated: "It is a manga that is very difficult to promote and can easily be misinterpreted if not properly read.. Even if we know that we didn't expect users to stop advertising so quickly. I feel really bad as a responsible editor""».

Fountain: Yahoo! News Japan

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