Uh Oh… Manga Porn at WalMart

The Consumerist, a shopper-empowerment blog that focuses on the bad things big companies do, has a piece called “Walmart and Target Sell Anime Porn“. It’s because Walmart’s online store carries a book called Yaoi Hentai. (Target’s online store is run by Amazon, so I’m not surprised to see all kinds of things there.) It’s not anime, really, but OEL work from Yaoi Press.

Walmart later apologized, blaming a system filter mixup. Must have been a slow day, one where Verizon and Comcast didn’t do anything stupid to consumers, for the blog to be riling up readers this way. One commenter did point out

Walmart includes a note that it’s from Diamond Comic Distributors; if they’ve actually just made available the entire content of Diamond’s catalog then there’s likely to be a lot more like this on their site.

Further down, someone starts ranting about the problems with Tokyopop’s American manga.

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  4. Walmart online has books from DramaQueen, Yaoi Press, and June Manga. Some of us caught months ago because they were offering a very low shipping rate…it’s a shame that one article can stop books that were relatively tame to start with. [Discounting Yaoi Hentai of course, which even made my eye-brow go up.] For the most part, the books were mild titles from those publishers, and nothing too hardcore. Of course now–there’s not a ‘yaoi’ book in sight. Interesting.

  5. To be honest, I think this is just the beginning. I think a larger outrage may occur about Yaoi, people just don’t know about it (It’s in the comic stores and major book retailers, people).

    If parents knew that their kids were shopping at places where they could potentially pick one of these “anime porn” books up, they would request that the store take them off the shelves!

    But, being a long time unsatisfied reader of Yaoi, I just don’t care because I have been missing out on such great series as Death Note which no one has a problem with (except those hard core Christian groups).

    In summation, stop buying Yaoi because it sucks! I’m a male reader so I guess it was destiny that I wouldn’t like it anyways.

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