China has banned a wide variety of anime & manga titles from public access.
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12 Jun 2015 - 6:10 PM  UPDATED 12 Jun 2015 - 6:33 PM

The Chinese Ministry of Culture announced this week that it has banned 38 Japanese anime and manga titles, including: Attack on Titan, Death Note, Parasyte and more, from online or print distribution in China.

Senior Ministry official Liu Qiang stated, "The list is the result of evaluations by investigators, reviews by the ministry and the opinions of experts. It aims to guide websites in the proper review and importation of comics and animations."

The titles have been banned because, according to officials, they "include scenes of violence, pornography, terrorism and crimes against public morality" that could potentially incite minors to commit such acts. 

The new regulations will require Chinese website proprietors to seek approval before they stream foreign media. Websites hosting the blacklisted content were/will be put under investigation.

The current list of blacklisted titles include:

  • Terror in Resonance
  • Blood-C
  • Highschool of the Dead
  • Ergo Proxy
  • Parasyte
  • The Skull Man
  • Another
  • Inferno Cop
  • Afro Samurai
  • Tokyo Ghoul √A
  • Sword Art Online II
  • Tokyo ESP
  • Tokyo Ravens
  • Devil May Cry
  • RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil
  • Attack on Titan
  • Corpse Party
  • Strike the Blood
  • Death Note
  • Deadman Wonderland
  • Date A Live II
  • Psycho-Pass
  • Devilman Lady
  • School Days
  • Those Who Hunt Elves
  • Elfen Lied

Source: Japan Trends