Kenya Suzuki, Please Tell me! Galko-chan started in 2014, the manga about a high school girl named Galko and her friends was adapted into a 12-episode anime Television series in 2016. It has since been compiled into five volumes and is continuously serialized on the digital manga site ComicWalker. Overall, it’s a respectable achievement for Galko creator, even if it hasn’t quite reached the degree of cultural phenomenon that Demon Slayer or Attack on Titan have.
Suzuki reportedly smuggled six unlawful photo albums from Germany via international registered mail in September and October 2020, according to Asahi News and Nikkan Sports. On a separate subject, officials investigated Suzuki’s home in Funabashi, Chiba prefecture, and discovered the six novels listed above, as well as another forty books containing child pornography.
Please Tell Me! Galko-chan Kenya Suzuki
The books were presumably not for distribution in Japan, but rather for Kenya Suzuki’s personal stash, as per Asahi. Suzuki is reported in an affidavit as declaring, “I couldn’t get my hands on nude photo albums of foreign children, and I wanted them no matter what.” “I couldn’t keep myself in check.” He’s being probed for allegedly breaking Japan’s Act on Punishment of Activities Relating to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, as well as the Protection of Children. (An English translation of the law can be found here.)
Kenya Suzuki was arrested on suspicion of importing illegal products in violation of customs laws, according to Japan’s Kyodo news service, and 46 volumes containing child pornography were discovered during a police search of his residence in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture. Concerning the books that were sent to him from Deutschland, It’s unclear if Suzuki meant “pictures of naked children from overseas” to refer to nude photos of non-Japanese children specifically, or just to photos of nude children from overseas, regardless of the children’s nationalities, due to the nature of the Japanese language’s syntax.