Take a look at these 2 pictures, the differences though subtle were substantial. Yes, this graphic novel was censored by the publisher. Cigarette smoking, bikini wearing, and cleavage showing were not to be encouraged; could probably invited unwanted reaction from readers.
Duo Hippo Dinamis was intended for adult readers, whom we all expected would act maturely.
But, Salman Faridi, CEO of Bentang Pustaka, explained, “Censorship is to widen targeted readers. Besides, we have a moral responsibility to the readers.”
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