January 11, 2013

Kodansha postpones the release of “Young Magazine” next issue due to a photo of AKB48’s Kasai Tomomi

On January 11th, Kodansha announced that they postponed the release of their weekly manga magazine “Young Magazine“, which was supposed to be released on the 12th, as there was an inappropriate photo on a page.
According to the announcement, they’ve decided on the postponement since the photo on the advertising article for AKB48 member Kasai Tomomi’s upcoming photo book was “socially unacceptable as it would give unpleasant feelings to its readers.”
The photo that has become a problem was that of a boy covering Kasai’s bare breasts with his hands, and the photo is said to have been planned for use as the cover of the photo book.
Reportedly, they will replace the page that the photo was printed on, and release it on the 21st.
Source: Sanspo
Image: Kodansha

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