Kenshin Update: Author must pay fine

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Remember the recent news about the author of Rurouni Kenshin and his crime on child pornography? I got an update today about his crime and punishment.

Recently reported today, the Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office filed an indictment on the creator of the manga Nobuhiro Watsuki (his real name is Nobuhiro Nishiwaki). The Tokyo Summary Court has ordered Watsuki to pay a fine for his crime for the price of 200,000 yen (in American dollars, that’s $1,900). Watsuki must now pay for the things he did.

If you don’t know what I am talking about, Reported in the fall of 2017 (In October), the police in Japan reported and arrested Watsuki for possessing DVDs of child pornography in his office. Police also found he had pornography in his home as well that goes way back in July 2015. Even Watsuki admitted that the underage girls (ages in late elementary and second year middle school) look attracted.

In result for his crime, the recent and new Rurouni Kenshin manga, The Hokkaido Arc, will be indefinite hiatus and it’s unknown if it will come back.

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