mag project

Japan’s  Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) officially launched its MAG(Manga-Anime Guardians) Project today. This movement aims to stop piracy by getting fans enjoy their favorite anime or manga only through legal means.

According to a statement released by METI, the ministry will start monitoring and removing copies of around 580 anime and manga works that are illegally distributed online.

The official website of the Manga-Anime Guardians Project (http://manga-anime-here.com/) lists these works and provides links to legal distributors.

Aside from launching the website, a special video clip was uploaded via YouTube. The video contains anime and manga characters saying “Thank you” in Japanese:

You can get more information about this project through the following links:

http://manga-anime-here.com/guardians

http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2014/0730_01.html

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