Perhaps one of the most tired debates on the internet is whether something is “too sexy” or not. Adults don’t need their content policed based on what one person finds objectionable, I’ve always said, so I hate the thought that someone’s hurt feelings might result in my sexy products toned down.One product that relies on sexy content is the Japanese light novel, which includes a selection of stories that get turned into anime series, accompany them, or exist on their own as a selection of science fiction and fantasy stories. There’s usually a lot of anime covers as a result and plenty of illustrations. Unsurprisingly, many of these illustrations are sexy, or downright racy.One Japanese Twitter user took issue with this.The tweet states, translated by SoraNews24:“I was at the bookstore with my daughter today, and I saw her make a completely unpleasant face. ‘Dad, this is gross…’ she said while pointing at the scenery in my photo. I can imagine how disgusting it must be to have the body of your gender drawn in such a strangely exaggerated sexual manner, for it to be treated as a single-minded tool for sexual gratification, and I once again felt that having it displayed openly in a place where kids can see it is almost tantamount to violence.”Other Twitter users chimed in to agree, many stating that light novel coves “go too far” and that they don’t understand why the covers need “exaggerated breasts” and whatnot. There were also those who defended the novels, stating that “if you can’t approve of the covers, then please take the responsibility to teach your kids not to browse the light novel section.” Another user commented that she was a woman and that she “enjoys” reading the sexy light novels.The debate raged on and continues to between Japanese readers. The topic boils down to this: If you don’t like it, don’t read it. There’s no harm in these products existing, and it’s time to stop acting like it’s some sort of assault on decency. That’s where I stand, anyway – how about you?Japanese culture is intriguing and unique, that’s why we cover it! It’s a great country where you can get a canned soda with alcohol, see a real-life transformer, and make your own decadent Kit Kat at a vending machine. Follow all the weird and wonderful ongoings of Japan here. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.