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The specific law that Mitsuha mentions is called the 酒税法【しゅぜいほう】(shuzeihou) in Japanese. The Ministry of Justice does not presently have a translated version of this law (possibly because they haven't made translations as far back as 1953), but if it did, it would be located here. In an article (in Japanese) about this specific scene, a lawyer (NISHIGUCHI ...


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As mentioned in the article: How Is Online Streaming Doing in Japan? In terms of YouTube and Nico Nico, both services are quite entrenched. Nico Nico's growth has slowed substantially, clocking in at about 2.5 million premium members (they had 2 million in 2013), and 50 million registered users. YouTube, meanwhile, is blowing up, with 70% of internet ...


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In Japan or not, sites other than official sites that provides streaming for copyrighted/law protected contents are illegal and against the law. Thus, the answer to your question is no, it is not safe, it is against the law, it is a crime. From IT (information tech) point of view, many such sites are actually crap sites that is full of ads, click baits, and ...


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Bundling multiple shorts into a 30-minute block is reasonably common, yes. Ultra Super Anime Time is perhaps the best known block of this sort, bundling three ~8-minute shorts into a contiguous 30-minute time slot. It was home to seasons 2 and 3 of Miss Monochrome. A couple seasons ago, both Sekkou Boys and Kagewani Shou were on USAT together, which resulted ...


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So I am wondering, does Cheese-kun exist in Japan? If so, did it exist before or after Code Geass? Yes, Cheese-kun exists IRL and predates Code Geass. See, for example, this 13 Aug 2006 Wayback Machine snapshot of a page on Pizza Hut's Japanese website, which includes images of Cheese-kun. And does it still represent Pizza Hut now? The /pizzahut.japan ...


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Yes. The examples I know of is from Type-Moon. As we can see from the link, almost every year since 2005 Type-Moon has came out with an April Fool's Joke ranging from fake movies to games featuring characters of the Nasuverse. Even Ufotable, the animation studio involved with Kara no Kyoukai, Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero, Tales of Zestiria the X and God ...


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TL;DR: Yes. It is safe but with a catch. Streaming services that have a license to broadcast content within Japan such as Niconico are ideal. Streaming services meant to distribute anime abroad such as Crunchyroll and Hulu are also legal to view in Japan. That said, both sites have region filters because they are not licensed to show many series within ...


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Japan makes the world's manga because, manga is, by English-language definitions, Japanese​. In reference to manga published in the United States, Wikipedia states: [T]he original parent loan word, manga, is still used by publishers such as Tokyopop, Harper Collins, and various small presses as a blanket term for all of their bound graphic novels—without ...


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Unless the site you wish to watch on is sponsored and endorsed by the producers themselves, you can assume they are not safe. Though if you wish to do a little background check on the website, for example searching "is GenericAnimeStreamingSite.com legal" will do the job (in most cases). No company wants their content, which could earn them money (like ...


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Nope. But it's way easier for a woman to imitate the voice of a child boy than for a man, and many anime characters are supposed to be pre-voice change.


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Voice actors usually only see the parts of the anime/movie and script, which they record. Their might be special occasions, when they are able to see the complete episode, but that is definitely rare.


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I believe the Liquor Tax Law is more about importations so it may be a bit of topic or maybe a subtitle weakness. However, in Japan and also in many other countries, it is strictly prohibited to make and sell alcohols that exceed a certain degree. Furthermore, the alcohol market is anyway strongly kept into government control. Then, it is possible their ...


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