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Please refrain from making Evangelion fan porn, anime studio officially asks

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

It’s less than a month until the release of "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time," the long-awaited fourth installment in the "Rebuild of Evangelion" anime movie series. Eva creator Hideaki Anno is promising that this will be the final, for-real-this-time conclusion to the entire franchise, but anyone with a knowledge of the otaku community knows "Thrice Upon a Time" won’t be the last time we see Shinji, Rei, and the rest of the cast, thanks to the sure-to-come avalanche of Evangelion fan art and dojinshi comics as the new film re-sparks interest in the series..

Even Eva rights holder Studio Khara acknowledges that fan works are an inevitability, and is taking an accommodating approach by giving fan artists a list of guidelines to help them avoid getting a copyright complaint from the anime production company. “These guidelines were created for people wishing to enjoy creating fan works based on the Evangelion series, which our company [Khara] holds the copyright to,” reads the opening to the statement, posted to Khara’s website. “The rules were created so that fans can securely create fan art and other works, so please understand them while enjoying creative activities.”

▼ Trailer for "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time"

Many of the specified terms are pretty standard. For example, the guidelines specify that it’s OK for individuals to post fan art to their personal social media accounts, commercial use of fan art is not allowed without clearance from Khara. The guidelines also ask “Please create fan works while understanding and respecting the original work [Evangelion], and also while respecting and understanding the exiting fan community.”

The real eyebrow-raiser, though, comes in a section that says “Please refrain from posting the following,” with one item being “Posting Evangelion fan works that are specifically for pornographic purposes.”

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Photo: YouTube/株式会社カラー khara inc.official

Of course, the “specifically” part gives fan artists some wiggle room if they want to draw the Eva cast slipping into skin-tight plugsuits, sharing a bathtub, or any of the other potentially suggestive situations that take place in the series, just as long as you don’t get too carried away, and if ever there was a series that understands that some people can derive sexual excitement even without an explicitly sexy atmosphere, it’s Eva.

Source: Studio Khara via Otakomu

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Porn so ever present and troublesome in Japan that it requires this type of stipulation.

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The real eyebrow-raiser, though, comes in a section that says “Please refrain from posting the following,” with one item being “Posting Evangelion fan works that are specifically for pornographic purposes.”

Good luck with that. Rule 34 states they will have to spend all their time patrolling porn tube sites for violations.

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“Please refrain from posting the following,” with one item being “Posting Evangelion fan works that are specifically for pornographic purposes.”

Uh...too late?

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It's some complicated..

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Hahahaha.

Oh wait, you're serious. Let me laugh even harder.

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA.

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Please refrain from making Evangelion fan porn, anime studio officially asks

Guess I'll have to find something else to do then.

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Yeah, good luck with that. Especially when there are screenshots that practically lend themselves to that kind of... content. If it exists, there's porn of it, and the harder you try to stamp it out that less you'll succeed. I can guarantee that this request is going to trigger a larger-than-usual response from hentai artists. We live in an age where being asked not to do something is basically an invitation to indulge in that very action.

Pretty much the "best" hope is to just say nothing. These artists are going to turn things into porn whether you want to or not. It's inevitable, but pouring fuel on the fire isn't going to help.

Now I shall head over to Rule 34 and see just how much of a middle finger the artists are raising in response to this request. Probably a "middle finger" that totals several terabytes of disk space.

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