Japanese Rape Game Maker Bewildered by USA

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Japanese Rape Game Maker Bewildered by USA
Makoto Nakaoka is the spokesman for Illusion - the company responsible for the RapeLay 'game' (more here) - he is bewildered by the reaction of a USA-based organisation to his company's game.

Equality Now is a New York based human rights organisation that, " works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure".

The latter has set up a campaign against Illusions money-making rape game effort (details here). It describes the game thus: "A schoolgirl around 12 years old travels on a commuter train. A man who has been following her gropes and sexually molests her. Eventually the train stops and she runs frightened into a public toilet, followed by her assailant who handcuffs and rapes her. The assailant takes her prisoner and repeatedly rapes her in various locations. Her mother and teenaged sister suffer the same fate. This family is targeted for rape as punishment because the older sister had previously reported to the police the attempted sexual assault of another woman by the rapist."

The organisation wants people to write to Illusion asking it to withdraw the game.

Says Makoto Nakaoka,"We are simply bewildered by the move.

"We make the games for the domestic market and abide by laws here. We cannot possibly comment on [the campaign] because we don't sell them overseas."

We can't believe that he is actually bewildered - or that he doesn't know how the Internet actually works.

See also ABC Australia


Comments

E-Henry 8 May 2009 13:40
1/7
You see, I don't know whether to be disgusted and write a strongly worded letter of complaint or try and buy it.

It's the unstoppable force vs the immovable object.
Joji 8 May 2009 15:56
2/7
Ah, don't you just love a righteous moral crusade?

While the game is questionable and in poor taste, at least Illusion have the right to create this type of game for their market in japan. These kinds of games have existed for several years out in japan, and no one batted an eyelid. I guess they assume it creates rapists or something, when these games are usually story driven, with positive and negative endings.

If I raise the whole Six Days in Fallujah thing here, it shows how certain subject are sensitive, as well as how the west will always choose violence over sex. I'm not defending it,or condoning it, but its from japan, where they have a different cultural outlook on some things, be they right or wrong in our eyes. If there's an audience for such an adult games, good for Illusion.

The real question they should be asking, is can such games have a positive effect and keep such freaks of off the street? Something fake, than the real deal, right?

Perhaps Spong should look into interviewing Illusion Games and get their point of view. It seems no one else has bothered to do this yet.
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Tim Smith 8 May 2009 16:30
3/7
Joji wrote:
Perhaps Spong should look into interviewing Illusion Games and get their point of view. It seems no one else has bothered to do this yet.


Call me a stuck-in-my-ways dyed-in-the-wool old farty but I'm under no illusion that their POV is predominantly $$$$$$ with some $$$$$. Sex sells.

However, that's not the most objective of journalistic approaches. So, we'll see what we can do and I'll get someone else to try to interview them. If I did it, it would be an ambush on my part and equally not objective.

Cheers

Tim


Harvey 8 May 2009 16:42
4/7
Is it just me, or has anybody else had their interKest piqued in buying this game?
Twoozle 8 May 2009 16:51
5/7
Harvey wrote:
Is it just me, or has anybody else had their interKest piqued in buying this game?


Yes indeedy - but first I want to play the Illusion game that is mainly about rushing around cutting people's balls off and making their brothers and sons eat them in front of their eyes - this happens just after they all ass and mouth rape each other's fathers.

Joji 8 May 2009 17:37
6/7
Twoozle, ask Illusion to recommend some yaoi games, and you might just get your wish. These kind of games aren't just aimed at males.

Wiki yaoi (boys love) if you must. Believe it or not, yaoi is mostly purchase by female crowds. Go figure, but at least there's equality out their, to even things up.

@Tim, yeah I guess an interview with Illusion would be a good idea (get your japanese Spong agent on it). These games might be very weird, underground and foreign, but there's no better time to enlighten us a bit.

Better yet, maybe a feature on crazy jap h games.
E-Henry 8 May 2009 21:13
7/7
Sure Twoozle, testicle eating games aren't popular now, but just give it time. A niche often turns into a roaring popular success.

The problem with this article is that it is about a game that, to westerners at least, is original. It has innate novelty value. My next question is...

Is it in 3D? Do I have to wear red and blue specs while masturbarting?
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