Japanese "anime" comic books - artsy drawings, sometimes with adult
themes - are a target for small-town censors in this naturalistic drama
comic book store owner.
Surprisingly, it's appearing in installments in the newspaper comic
innocently enough - a mother goes to the comic book store. She's startled
by what she sees, and warns "Don't worry. I'll be
And then the story escalates.
"Great! Eight previously solicited titles have had pushbacks in their
publication dates... Can this day possibly get any worse?"
Poignantly, the kids at the store don't
understand. The owner of the store is escorted
to the police car.
"You're under arrest."
"That was a rhetorical question."
Out on bail, he's shown sadly bagging