the Australian Censorship Board has banned 2 books from the No Game, No Life series of novels to the surprise of readers.
The national censor board has made it illegal to import or sell volumes one, two, and nine of No Game, No Life. This
is because the novels were said to violate a classification clause concerning the depiction of minors. The censors explained:
The publication is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code,
Publications Table, 1. (b) as publications that describe or depict in a way that is likely to cause offence to a reasonable adult, a person who is, or appears to be, a child under 18 (whether the person is engaged in sexual activity or not).
Australia's decision to come down on No Game, No Life came after several politicians called for the classification board to re-examine manga and light novels.
A self-published author faces legal action if he keeps distributing graphic books on incest before the federal classification board reviews them. But he may escape prosecution for mailing the books to the 500 libraries throughout Australia.
Charles Kevin, 82, bypassed classification laws to distribute
Sibling Love and Bet and Zak . The books contain graphic descriptions of sex between brothers and sisters and a mother and her son.
More than a dozen public libraries which had the books in general circulation, have since pulled
them off their shelves.
Kevin, also known as Charles or Zoltan Kovacs, sees nothing shameful in incest and sought as wide an audience as possible for works he admitted were perverted. He welcomed efforts to ban the books, saying it was would only
lift his profile.
Federal authorities now want Kevin and his home publishing business Anthos, to submit copies of the book to the classification board. Kevin's failure to do so, and any subsequent distribution of the books, could result in fines
and jail. But the State Government, which enforces classification violations, said he would not face prosecution for the previous distribution of the books or for failing to submit them for classification.