Shueisha Responds to China Banning Death Note
Death Note is banned in Beijing, Shueisha comments that "All of them are pirated anyways."
On the 16th, a Chinese/English newspaper China Daily reported that "Beijing local government has ordered to retrieve Death Note from its publisher Hualing Publishing due to its bad effect on juvenile - the manga is causing students to neglect their study by indulging themselves in Death Note." The Beijing local government has been inspecting bookstores and has already confiscated around 500 volumes. In response, Hualing Publishing sought refuge by saying:
However, Shueisha, the Japanese publisher of Death Note, made an announcement in response to Hualing Publishing's claim:
Source: China Information Agency News