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CELSYS Rating Standards

Examples of content containing pornography or other sexual depictions

(1)Depictions of nudity, etc.(genitalia, pubic hair, buttocks, breasts, female nudity with only breasts covered, revealing clothing, exposed underwear, figures wearing extremely revealing swimsuits, etc.) *This includes depictions in which the mosaic or blur effect has been used.

(2)Depictions of sexual activity (sexual activity between either opposite sexes or the same sex, masturbation, bodily fluids, bondage, expressions of paraphilia, promiscuity, immoral behavior such as extramarital affairs, deep kissing, sexually charged embraces, suggestive images such as clothed petting, etc.)

(3)Depictions of sex crimes, etc. (rape, sexual harassment, prostitution, incest, etc.)

Examples of content containing depictions of violence

(1)Depictions of excessive violence, etc. (killing, corpses, scenes containing severed body parts or large amounts of blood, torture, animal abuse, etc.)

(2)Defamatory content (slanderous content about an actual person or group, etc.)

(3)Depictions of violence or fighting (fist fights, hand-to-hand fighting other than martial arts as a sport, etc.)

(4)Depictions that induce fear (depictions that psychologically induce fear in the reader, etc.)

Examples of content containing depictions of antisocial behavior and information that is inappropriate for minors

Examples of content that encourages antisocial behavior

(1)Content containing information on illegal behavior (including depictions of behavior prohibited by laws, ordinances, etc., such as heavy weapons, drug dealing and/or use, sale of stolen accounts, hired murder, threats, illegal gambling, abuse, or content containing information that may aid in such behaviors)

(2)Content that encourages bullying or harassment (including depictions of bullying or harassment methods, or content that portrays such behavior as acceptable)

(3)Content encouraging suicide (including depictions of specific suicide or self-harm methods)

Examples of content that is unsuitable for readers who are minors

(1)Depictions of gambling (pinball, betting on horses, gambling on mah-jongg, online casinos and other gambling or betting activities)

(2)Depictions that aid underage drinking or smoking (depictions of minors drinking, smoking, purchasing alcohol or cigarettes, etc.)

(3)Information on other services that are prohibited for persons under 18 (including information on sex shops, adult websites, dating sites, etc. or depictions of their use)

Examples of content containing inappropriate speech and ideas

(1)Words that cannot be used in broadcasts, discriminatory speech, offensive speech

(2)Depictions and/or speech that aids in discrimination

(3)Unilateral praise or criticism of an actual person, country, national flag, race, ethnicity, religion, school of thought or political party

Notes for content creators regarding the use of these standards

・Contents that violate any law or regulations (including the various terms of service stipulated by CELSYS) cannot be posted regardless of whether they comply with these rating standards.

・These rating standards were created as a guide for content creators to set ratings for their contents, and do not guarantee the legality or appropriateness of ratings. We request that content creators use their own discretion when displaying ratings.

・CELSYS accepts no responsibility for ratings set by content creators according to these rating standards, or for rated content.

・CELSYS cannot explain any item in these rating standards, confirm whether specific content requires a rating or answer any other inquiries about ratings.

・It is prohibited to reproduce, alter or quote part or all of these rating standards without permission from CELSYS. These rating standards may be revised when necessary.

Original Version: 2007/09/28

Last modified(Version 2): 2009/07/08