A Japanese cartoonist Nobuhiro Watsuki, who is a famous as a author of Rurouni Kenshin also called Samurai X, has been arrested on the charge of the violation of a ban of child pornography possession on November 21, 2017.
Rurouni Kenshin is a story about a samurai named Kenshin Himura. He was a former assassin named Hitokiri Battousai in Bakumatsu era, and he was ordered to kill lots of people. But when Meiji era(1880’s) came after Bakumatsu era, he was free from the assassination, and vowed not to kill people anymore. Even after the oath, he was forced to fight with villains to protect his friends and normal people without killing people. This series had continued from 1994 to 1999, and gained popularity not only in Japan but many other countries. And new series has just started from September, 2107.
According to Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, Nobuhiro Watsuki whose real name is Nobuhiro Nishiwaki possessed a few DVDs which naked early teens are filmed. Nobuhiro Watsuki told that he has an interest in elementary school and junior high school students. When the police investigated another case, they found a list of people who bought child pornography DVDs and his name was in the list.
Nobuhiro Watsuki violated the Act on Punishment of Activities Relating to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, and the Protection of Children. Possessing a pornography of under 18 years old are prohibited in Japan. He will be punished with imprisonment with or without work for not more than 1 years or a fine not exceeding 1 million yen.