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AurorionWing
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Desemba
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Hi and welcome.

I'm not familiar with Australian law, but I haven't heard of any people getting in trouble with the law for anime goods. I believe anything sexually explicit is fine. Only characters that appear under age would be questionable. The people who judge you won't care what the age of the loli character is, they'll only judge on what they see.
I did a Google and found this Wiki article.
Legal status of cartoon pornography depicting minors
To me, I think characters that appear to be under age should be fine as long as it's not sexually explicit.

Suggestive dakimakuras are fine. Though that Usami one might be a bit risky since she looks underage.

If you're under age, possession of doujins depicting sexual acts may be questionable. But considering that school kids can access pornography I don't think there'd be major problems.

The loli but not explicit dakimakuras would be fine IMO. Though Alice might be a bit questionable for the conservative. I'd get her though.

With that said, Customs rarely inspect my orders. I think it depends what their x-rays see. If there's small questionable objects they may open it up to have a look. If an item that's sealed they will unlikely open it if it's obvious what it is on the packaging. I don't own anything sexually explicit, but I have quite a few loli figures and some are cast off. I have the Yami and Mikan dakimakuras, but they're not very suggestive.

Any way, hope you enjoy your hobby. If you have any questions, want hints or tips, just let us know.
My tip is to reserve yourself. There's a huge world of beautiful anime goods out there.
I've spent quite a lot already and need to try and cut back.
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Thanks Desemba for your advice. I didn't really want the Alice one (it was just a hypothetical), but I'm thinking of getting the Usami, but I think you've convinced me to err on the side of caution since being wrong on this matter will have...serious consequences.
Also, good advice on not spending too much - I'm pretty picky about what I want so I don't think I'll spend too much (I hope).
I'd very much appreciate anyone else's opinion on the matter as well.
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what about figure like Yuzuriha Inori? will she be classified as illegal? i really hope she wont get stuck in a customs drama.. :(
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LOL. Even though I said Usami is risky, I'd still get it. The risk of getting in trouble is low.
The packaging on dakimakuras are like sheets. They're folded up. But on the outside there's a smaller than B4 sized paper that shows you the front and back of the dakimakura. So you probably wouldn't think twice that it's something questionable.

If Customs do happen to inspect your order and deem it illegal they'd probably just confiscate it. I don't know if they'd fine you though.
Maybe they'll raid your home under suspicion of possessing pedo material? But that's probably being paranoid.
Any ways, I wouldn't be worried about ordering anything except material that looks like children performing sexual acts.

w8verid3r (2 years ago)what about figure like Yuzuriha Inori? will she be classified as illegal? i really hope she wont get stuck in a customs drama.. :(
There's nothing wrong with the Inori figure. I've ordered her too.
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While I don't have any loli anime goods, the Criminal Code Act 1995 Division 473.1 sets out the definition of child porn if you are interested.

(a) Material that depicts a person, representation of a person, who is, or appears to be, under 18 and
(i) is engaged in, or appears to be engaged in, a sexual pose or sexual activity (whether or not in the presence of other persons); or
(ii) is in the presence of a person who is engaged in, or appears to be engaged in, a sexual pose or sexual activity;


While I am not too sure on anime characters, I couldn't find much on case law about it so its pretty much murky water in this area. Those dakimuras should be fine since they are clothed and all that, but that Usami one would be risky. Loli hentai doujins on the other hand are pretty dangerous, as it pretty much fills the definition of what child porn is from the criminal code so I wouldn't risk it.

On my personal experience, I really don't think customs or AFP really care that much about anime merchandise. Also, IIRC, customs don't scan most packages. Also, when I go to SuperNova I always see a few dakimura being sold so i don't think theres much of a problem.


w8verid3r (2 years ago)what about figure like Yuzuriha Inori? will she be classified as illegal? i really hope she wont get stuck in a customs drama.. :(

What one are you talking about?

Edit: Most of the case I've found only slap the people with fines rather then jail them so I guess that's another indicator that they don't really care
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Lee_man (2 years ago)What one are you talking about?

Edit: Most of the case I've found only slap the people with fines rather then jail them so I guess that's another indicator that they don't really care


the one from good smiles~ since desemba said she'll be ok i guess i dont hav to worry bout it~ :) Fhew~
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Wow, this place is really dead ^^"

If anyone's there, how about this one?
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As long as it isn't sexually explicit (ie showing vagina and/or breasts) lolis are fine even in risque poses, however no pornography is allowed to be imported regardless of apparent age, see: (ext link)
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Thanks Asako, you've put my mind at ease. =)
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It's all pretty risky and I rarely try bringing dubious things in. Customs and the police have way too much power, and whilst they rarely enforce this stuff you don't want to find yourself on their bad side. I get a lot of parcels and in eight years I've only had two opened. One was a pair of sunglasses and the other actually had a banned Horror film in it. They let it through anyway. Customs are rarely the problem with this as possession on their side isn't always illegal. Say they find a butterfly knife in your luggage. There's not actually anything they can do themselves because that's state law. What they can do is call the police and have them arrest you the second you clear customs. Pornography is a difficult one and varies from state to state. I find it interesting that things like Dance of the Vampire Bund which depicts what looks like a 12 year old girl running around naked gets through classification. Our X ratings are for non-violent erotica which is why Hentai and BDSM is banned. You can have porn or you can have violence but you can't have both. I've known people to import some pretty harsh games and get away with it. Generally customs seem not to care, but as I said, best to err on the side of caution because the last thing you want is the cops searching your house.
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