In a piece on the Lolita Complex, punks and otaku, game translator and author Matt Alt points out that the word "otaku" ("geek") was a dirty word of sorts, banned by NHK until 2008. More in the link. [Neojaponisme]
The Word 'Otaku' Was Banned By NHK Until 2008
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While Australia has a long history of video game development, as a nation we're probably more famous for the games we have banned. So with a few games this year being refused classification, let's look back at some of the other titles that have fallen afoul of our censors.
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