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JAST USA chimes in on EOCS controversy

June 4th, 2009, by zalas
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We have managed to reach Peter Payne, owner of J-List and the JAST USA family of eroge brands, for comments on the situation brewing in Japan. In short, he says that there will be no adverse effects on games published through JAST USA’s eroge brands from this development.

Specifically, we asked whether there would be any effect on their current titles and whether this will have an effect on future titles, since he had hinted that there would be some “dark titles” coming up in the lineup at last year’s Anime Expo. Here is what he had to say on the matter:

Just saw that. I think that we will be okay as we have no connection with Sof-Rin [abbreviation referring to the EOCS] and no obligation to follow their rules. It should be noted that we have avoided games that are heavy in this genre, and don’t have anything that is as shocking as the titles they were carrying. Of course we’ve never sold games like Rapelay, whether in English or in Japanese or whatever. The new games we’ll be announcing will be awesome, and will be quite far from the current controversy.

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  1. Taimanin Usagi Says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    At least one positive news in these bad times. Please continue bringing us such lovely games like Virgin Roster and send all censors where they belong: (_o_)

  2. UBW Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 1:11 am

    “The new games we’ll be announcing will be awesome, and will be quite far from the current controversy.”

    Hopefully some of the stuff they will announce will actually be awesome. It would be really nice as well if they get Family Project out this summer.

  3. stranger Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 4:50 am

    Peter need to keep in mind that the group, that have forced EOCS hands, is a western one. They could potentially sue his company for making those titles available. They might not have known about eroge, but know they do and they are _NOT_ happy about it.

    for now, zalas, I don’t suppose that you can write an article about the Japanese reaction to the western erogamers after this clear interference with “their” market?

  4. UBW Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 5:16 am

    “Peter need to keep in mind that the group, that have forced EOCS hands, is a western one. They could potentially sue his company for making those titles available. They might not have known about eroge, but know they do and they are _NOT_ happy about it.”

    There is nothing that would stick in a lawsuit, J-List follows all the laws that apply to it. All a lawsuit would do would give tons of free publicity to a small barely known company. More importantly, J-List, in addition too their few and far between games that focus on rape, the majority do not and if they did want to take action they could say they would stop distribution of one or two of their games that are “darkest” and the public would after wards largely ignore them since the belief would be that they “fixed” the problem. However the public isn’t likely to care as much as it isn’t like MangaGamer or many games in Japan with titles like “Suck My Dick or Die” and Rapelay, something like “The Sakura Family” just doesn’t have the same effect.

  5. UBW Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Whoops, met “The Sagara Family” family, not sure why I said Sakura.

  6. zalas Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 5:50 am

    >>2
    Probably not right now, since I haven’t seen much reactions outside of 2ch, and that’s not a very good gauge of the overall erogamer market. Furthermore, I’m not sure if encubed is the best place to put such an article, unless such reactions cause more changes outside of Japan. Perhaps Zepy could be convinced to follow up on his stream of articles on this subject?

    >>4
    Well, standard operating procedure for the Japanese company would probably be more to “terminate the relationship” rather than sue. Lawsuits are expensive and usually avoided if possible.

  7. nebosuke Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Fight the power, Peter!

  8. Nona Says:
    August 19th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Your’s is a point of view where real inileltgence shines through.

  9. Enrique Says:
    February 21st, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Pisalam juz na paru forach na ten temat ale kto to shlcua ??? Pracownicy socjalni sa do przekladania papierkf3w i opiniowania w/g wlasnego widzimisię. To jednak powinna być zorganizowana i przeszkolona grupa ludzi, ktf3ra powinna być częstym gosciem , w dzielnicach tzw. trudnych, gdzie bieda, bezrobocie, alkoholizm. Bez znajomosci środowiska nigdy nie zdobeda rzetelnej wiedzy, ktorym osobom nalezy pomf3c. Pisalam,że delegowany osobisty opiekun rodziny, ktorej jest udzielana pomoc, powinien nauczyć jak rozpisywać w zeszycie przychf3d i rozchf3d bo to najprostszy sposob, na dokumentacje wydatkow. Taki opiekun rodziny musial by solidnie pracowac ucząc osoby rozplanowania wydatkf3w i rozsadnego gospodarowania dodatkiem socjalnym .W sytuacji, gdzie ewentualnie przyznany dodatek nie pokrywa rachunkow za media taka pomoc jest bezcelowa bo nie ma możliwosci, by stanowił minimalny budżet rodziny na przetrwanie. Ale kto to shlcua ..

  10. Dheeraj Says:
    April 8th, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Ich denke eher,dass die Konzerte von JAST wieder so in Sachsen sind,warum ?Weil es da eicanfh diese Bekannten und Freunde und Fans sind,die JAST noch von frfcher kennen,und da denke ich das die Band sich da zuerst ein Feedback holen wird,bevor es dann vllt. woanders losgeht ;)Aber ich selber wfcrde JAST seeeehr gerne mal sehen,immerhin wohne ich ja nicht in Sachsen,und habe diese Band noch NIE gesehen *rofl lf6l*

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