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Censorship Petition!
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Posted 6/23/10

xTakuya wrote:

I don't see why crunchyroll has to be PG 13 in the first place. (Not saying that I really mind the whole censoring thing) However there is Parenting controls that can be used for children. Also if you're that worried about your child, shouldn't you be with him at all times while he's on the computer? but I digress. This is only my opinion, something to keep in mind i guess~

Also please take it easy on the mods as they are only trying to do their jobs right?


All very well said! I agree with everything you mentioned.
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Posted 6/23/10 , edited 6/23/10

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CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


LosingOrbit wrote:

Why your petition probably won't work:

1. You're forgetting the fact that there are underaged users on this website; Crunchyroll is PG-13.
2. Even if there were some type of age restriction, users are easily able to change their birth year.

I don't see what being religious has to do with editing out content, though.


just show content on here like queens blade or steel angel kurumi but you must have an 18 plus setting on your profile. Also they could make it to where people can only set it once and not be able to set again, but that's just me. That's what I buy dvd's for.


I seriously doubt that this will happen, though.


Queens Blade , Steel Angel Kurumi , and a system for users to toggle mature content in the Account Settings are already here. explain

For the most part, CR doesn't have any control over what version they receive. The exception being at the very least, Charger Girl Ju-den Chan (In which CR assisted in censoring) . Otherwise, most of the shows that air on tv are censored to begin with for broadcast and that's what cr picks up most of the time.

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Posted 6/23/10 , edited 6/23/10
Mozychan is right. Its the TV broadcast. This is not the place to be complaining about censorship since they air that way on tv in Japan as well. If a little research went into your petition then this post would not have even been made. Next time do a little research before you want people to follow you, instead of blindly crying about something you have no idea of what you're talking about.
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Posted 6/23/10 , edited 6/23/10

jsc315 wrote:

Mozychan is right. Its the TV broadcast. This is not the place to be complaining about censorship since they air that way on tv in Japan as well. If a little research went into your petition then this post would not have even been made. Next time do a little research before you want people to follow you, instead of blindly crying about something you have no idea of what you're talking about.


Eh, worth a try. It seems like you're the one who's crying. Calm down, if you take the internet this seriously, your real life must be absolute trash. Sorry for being rude, but I have to if that's the way you're going to treat me, it's also the truth by your over-sensitivity.
But what you said did have its truth to it. I will leave this matter.
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Posted 6/23/10
Your complaint is more a question of values, not religion.

The "uncensored" versions of the anime actually show late at night in Japan, hence why the need for censorship isn't dictated by a network basis, since young individuals are filtered out by virtue of the time it's shown (usually past midnight). The same cannot apply for CR since it's an online media service, so you can watch it any time you want.

As to WHY censorship exists in the first place is because it's a function of the status quo. We're not shoving down religious shit down peoples' throats; rather, we're simply being sensitive to the different preferences of the mass viewer, as a whole. If you want to put it in a legalistic framework, CR is simply relieving any liability for irresponsibly showing content that may otherwise generate a complaint, and thus meets the status quo by simply censoring it. Complaining AGAINST it does NOT meet the status quo, which is why a complaint for the decensorship of such content simply will not hold.

I don't know about you, but I believe in religion, and I do not see sexuality as dirty or something to be scorned upon. In fact, I somewhat agree that censorship on the site may be bothersome at times - but I understand WHY it's being censored, hence why I don't complain. Sometimes, you have to realize you can't be selfish and settle for the fact that it's already enough that you get to watch the show, in the first place. Asking for decensorship where it's not called for is like asking for a Ferrari when you were already given a Porsche. Bad example, but I think you get my drift.
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Posted 6/24/10
I agree with the OP. I don't believe in censorship in any way.

I'm a premium member, should that not verify my age or my parents' consent (personally, I'm 23 but that is besides the point)? Most of the things viewed here on Crunchy Roll have been broadcast all over Japan. While their censorship is probably drastically different compared to American TV, online websites do not share the same censorship laws.

Considering I, and I'm sure I share this with most of you, want my entertainment to be as close to the original (language, content) as possible (not limited to Anime), censorship would be akin to forcing us to watch Anime dubbed in English. To me, it's the very soul of Crunchy Roll - Not only does Crunchy Roll give us Anime that may otherwise be hard to view legally, it gives it to us in Anime's true form: original Japanese voices.

Time and time again, for the most part, Japanese voice actors have proven themselves to be much more serious about their acting, and to me, that's half the reason I prefer to watch things on Crunchy Roll, even if they're available on my TV, re-dubbed in English.

I know I went off on a tangent about English dubs, however, I feel that the same reason I want the original voice acting is the same reason I want uncensored content, of course, with the exception of it being originally censored when it was aired in Japan.

In my opinion, throw up an age-gate on each episode (perhaps only shows up once per account, per show) that contains anything unsuitable for 17+. You could also potentially drive business by requiring "mature" content to only be accessible as a premium member - though that would have to be decided for the entire series (as missing out important episodes would suck for free members).
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eulogy1337 wrote:In my opinion, throw up an age-gate on each episode (perhaps only shows up once per account, per show) that contains anything unsuitable for 17+. You could also potentially drive business by requiring "mature" content to only be accessible as a premium member - though that would have to be decided for the entire series (as missing out important episodes would suck for free members).


That's the best idea I've heard, evar! D:
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Posted 6/26/10 , edited 6/26/10

eulogy1337 wrote:

In my opinion, throw up an age-gate on each episode (perhaps only shows up once per account, per show) that contains anything unsuitable for 17+. You could also potentially drive business by requiring "mature" content to only be accessible as a premium member - though that would have to be decided for the entire series (as missing out important episodes would suck for free members).


Can't say I agree with this. Crunchyroll wants people to pay money so they can support anime, people who pay get the privilege to watch the newest episodes in high quality, something that some sites (or maybe I should say most) don't offer. having people pay to watch a whole anime series is a totally different thing.

I don't see why you guys are making such a big fuss about this though, it's not like crunchyroll can decide whether the anime is censored or not as ed said. Parents will always find a way to blame anything that has happened to their children on someone else. I'm pretty sure we've all noticed this *cough* onemanga *cough* (and of course blaming television itself), but yeah, either way we are made to comply with parent's demands and such or else they take it one step too far.

I've said this before but I don't agree with the censorship in anime either. And way before this crunchyroll used to be a place filled with ecchis and such. however we cannot change this either way. I'm pretty sure that we're done with this topic.
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Posted 6/28/10

xTakuya wrote:

Can't say I agree with this. Crunchyroll wants people to pay money so they can support anime, people who pay get the privilege to watch the newest episodes in high quality, something that some sites (or maybe I should say most) don't offer. having people pay to watch a whole anime series is a totally different thing.


They already do that. Fairy Tail is available for paying members only.
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Posted 6/28/10

AdamantBMage wrote:


xTakuya wrote:

Can't say I agree with this. Crunchyroll wants people to pay money so they can support anime, people who pay get the privilege to watch the newest episodes in high quality, something that some sites (or maybe I should say most) don't offer. having people pay to watch a whole anime series is a totally different thing.


They already do that. Fairy Tail is available for paying members only.


There's only 5 episodes of Fairy Tail up because they're only allowed to be up for 30 days each episode.
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Posted 6/28/10
yes, but if you're not paying, you can't see those 5 either.

Hell, Fairy Tail was the main reason I got my premium membership.
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Posted 6/28/10
Also to make a point here about CR and their business. Even if they were censoring the anime they could DO IT all they want. If they feel the need to censor or want to cut an episode it is in there full right to do so. They have bought the rights to the series to stream and if the company that they buy it from wants it censored they will more then likely comply.
Posted 7/11/10
We had a big argument about this years ago. Though It applied only to the forums, as the anime was uncensored . I actually at the time created a forum for the 18+ members of cr , called " Soggy-roll" , it was fun for a short time , but died quickly .

Just take it in stride. You can find anime unedited on plenty of other sites.


This is obviously primarily a social networking site , despite the cover of being an anime site .

It just happens to be one that services a special interest group.
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Posted 7/13/10 , edited 7/13/10

LosingOrbit wrote:
2. Even if there were some type of age restriction, users are easily able to change their birth year.

If there is age restrictions and someone changes their birth year the website is not liable. Also another way to do things is to make it so you cannot change the birth year, but instead you can only set your birth year/date when you register an account.
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