The Okazaki department of the Nagoya District Court sentenced manga creator Kenya Suzuki (Please Tell Me! Galko-chan) to one yr and two months in jail, however the sentence is suspended for 3 years, taking into consideration social sanctions. (If Suzuki stays in good habits for 3 years, he won’t serve time in jail.) Police had charged Suzuki with violation of Japan’s Customs Act and possession of kid pornography in December. The choose said that Suzuki’s crime exploits kids and impairs the soundess of society.

Suzuki doesn’t plan to file an enchantment. He admitted that he had bought youngster pornography books for his personal private curiosity, and he apologized for his actions. He additionally expressed that he’s ashamed and is aware of he has to rehabilitate himself inside society throughout the suspended sentence interval.

The Aichi Prefectural Police arrested the 40-year-old manga creator in December on suspicion of possessing youngster pornography imported from Germany in violation of Japan’s Customs Act. Kyodo reported that the resident of Funabashi City, Chiba allegedly had six photograph collections that he acquired by worldwide mail on two separate events in September and October 2020.

Kadokawa‘s ComicWalker service suspended the serialization of the Please Tell Me! Galko-chan (Oshiete! Galko-chan) manga and its related pages in December on the identical day after “multiple news reports about creator Kenya Suzuki.”

According to the authorities, Suzuki said upon his arrest that he “desperately wanted to acquire nude photos of foreign children that cannot be acquired in Japan.” The report added that police have confiscated 46 books and publications allegedly containing youngster pornography from Suzuki’s residence.

Manga creator Battan reported on Twitter earlier in December that Suzuki was reported lacking for per week to police, however Battan later posted an update the place they revealed that Suzuki had been situated.

Suzuki launched the Please Tell Me! Galko-chan manga on Kadokawa‘s ComicWalker digital manga service in June 2014, however revealed it on Twitter earlier than that. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in North America. ANN beforehand contacted Seven Seas concerning Suzuki’s arrest, however there was no response.

The manga impressed a tv anime that premiered in January 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the anime.

Sources: Nikkan Sports, Kenya Suzuki‘s Twitter account through Hachima Kikо̄