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Manga Series Banned in China

China bans successful Japanese manga series Death Note to 'protect the healthy development of youth'.

In China, the hugely popular comic series, Death Note has been banned. It is a Japanese comic series that tells the story of Light Yagami - a teenager who discovers a notebook that allows you to kill anyone by simply writing their name down on the pages. Despite the ban, Japanese animation continues to flourish through informal channels.

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(Photo: Man reading a comic book. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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