'Rurouni Kenshin' cartoonist referred to prosecutors over possession of child porn
Japan Times -- Nov 22
The author of the smash hit comic series "Rurouni Kenshin" was referred to prosecutors Tuesday for alleged possession of pornographic images of underage girls, investigative sources said.

Nobuhiro Nishiwaki, who goes by the pen name Nobuhiro Watsuki, is widely known for his internationally acclaimed historic fantasy where a once lone, ruthless swordsman turns good and fights for friends and citizens set in the Meiji Era about 150 years ago.

The 47-year-old cartoonist has admitted to the charge, and was quoted as telling investigators, "I was interested in little girls' nudity," according to the sources.

He is accused of possessing DVDs containing videos of naked girls less than 18 years of age in his office in Tokyo last month in violation of the law banning child prostitution and pornography.

Police raided his office last month and seized evidence after investigations into another child pornography case brought his link to light, according to the sources.

News source: Japan Times
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