Minori site blocking all foreign IPs


MOAR UPDATE

Minori gave an even more in depth explanation

Why minori blocking foreign accesses?

We are little perplexing now because we received a lot of response about this issue from foreign people.

Now we will tell you the short detail about the reason why blocking you to this website, because of we, all Japanese EROGE makers were facing at the problem, the crisis of “Freedom of speech”.

Currently, The bill that allows to limiting the content (It is censorship. Isn’t it?) to all EROGEs is being discussed in the Diet because intellectuals and politicians said “Japanese EROGE were being problem and troubled with the foreign country. Therefore we should make EROGE hidden away from foreign country, and also its content should be limited and censored”.

Okay, now we trusted the word what they said at once. So we blocked you to make stay away from the trouble.

…Do you like that?

If not, please tell your idea directly to Japanese government and politicians.
(For example, you can write the letter to the administration of Japan directly from here.)
(If you can comprehend Japanese…There is information of the politicians in Japan.)

Otherwise, you just can talk your idea about this issue at your blog or other media to inform the existance of this problem to the public. It would be very helpful for us.

If you do so, we might be able to recover the “Freedom of speech” and the barricade lying in between us would be taken away.

Please help us.

We hope this separation would be only for short moment.

Sincerely.

minori Inc.

UPDATE:

Going to their site now shows:

minori official website.
This website cannot be browsed excluding Japan.

Some foreigner seems to be having an antipathy against EROGE.
Therefore, we did our website only for Japan, to defend our culture.
Sorry for you of the fan that lives in a foreign country.

minori Inc.

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And I found this on the bottom of the webpage

IP BAN TEIM

Minori

I’m not joking.

Trying to go to Minori’s main site now would lead you to these words if you’re not in japan:

minori official website.
This website cannot be browsed excluding Japan.
Sorry.

Same with trying to go to eden’s site.

Minori main page

I proxied in, but found no announcement of this, so they’ll probably keep this under wraps.

Sigh. Just what would happen next =/

28 thoughts on “Minori site blocking all foreign IPs

  1. I wonder why they’d do that? I can’t imagine foreign IP’s were crashing their servers or something… seems like a pretty weird move on minori’s part.

  2. It’s highly possible that they just didn’t want anymore unnecessary attention from the international guys, just like recent incidents.
    The situation is really getting bad, with the outside’s pressure and now the companies themselves trying to protect themselves.

  3. I suppose you could’ve seen it coming… ef had some crazy copy-protection that particularly hurt non-Japanese PCs (refusing to work if your computer wasn’t set to a Japanese timezone), IIRC.

  4. Do they know anything about the “bit contradictional” english EF first tale by the way? That could be also one of the reasons why are they preventing to check out their page.

  5. “Some foreigners seem to be having an antipathy against EROGE.
    Therefore, We prohibited the access from foreign countries, to defend our culture.
    Sorry for you of the fan that lives in a foreign country.”

    =OO i think they are right doing that , if you look in other way

  6. You can blame the feminazis for that. In a sense, the companies are telling foreigners and especially conservatives and feminazis to **** off.

  7. yeah…. still even though posting in blogs does increase awareness we still cant help them Y_Y TIS BUT A SAD SAD STORY FOR US….

  8. Because of this isolation can be based on distribution in Japan only if the original is probably reasonable.
    There is no need to advertise abroad and not to exports.
    “minori” will follow the move to block other companies.

    In Japan, people criticized the minority on this block.

  9. Come on!
    Most of you guys have been illegally downloading stuffs from psychopaths’ websites like http://nnl1.com/.
    Those companies did not get a penny but got a bunch of troubles.
    Surely, they would ban us…
    And it’s even funnier that some weired folks are criticizing the Japanese for being immoral, while ignoring the fact that we got way higher crime rates for rape, murder, etc.
    I just sent some sorry-letters for some companies I know, though I have never got illegal stuffs.

  10. well its for the sole reason why we have been DLing stuff for the long time its due to contrabands like this force us to not that we like it <_< yes price is more of a factor so does our problems with the local customs

  11. They doing this to show their solidarity with the erogame industry as a whole. The whole controversy doesn’t affect them that much, actually. being a publisher of romantic erotica.

    But they will not be happy that this sets a precedence, and a company like minori leading a protest will surely carry more weight than some maker of hardcore h-games like Illusion.

  12. this is a hard time for these companys and i think all we can do is support them like it said in minori’ website to please contact japanese gov’t and politicians, i did so and i think all we can do is support them from the link they gave us to posting blogs. :c p.s i love minori!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Obviously they’re shooting themselves in the foot. These companies will NEVER get a growing market outside of Japan if they start don’t allow curious patrons or potential partners to visit their sites. Good riddance minori, you do this even though you even had die-hard fans screaming that imortal line”break the support disk!” after they purchased your game.

    Well you can rot and burn…I never cared much for your “Wind~ breath of heart” anyway…

    ~「阿呆」

  15. this is a hard time for these companys and i think all we can do is support them like it said in minori’ website to please contact japanese gov’t and politicians, i did so and i think all we can do is support them from the link they gave us to posting blogs. :c p.s i love minori!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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