CR & Anime - A recommendation for Shinji
Posted 3/25/11 , edited 3/25/11
A large portion of CR's user base are what would be considered minors in the states. However, Anime is not a medium that is exclusively catered towards children who need content supervision. That being said, I among some others find it a little bothersome when content is heavily modified to meet an 'exclusive' PG13 only criteria.

I take the time to write this because I enjoy Crunchyroll and commend it for pioneering it's way to letting users legitimately stream Anime legally. However, keeping fairness in line, I think there could be an option or feature for CR that allows users to consent and then watch versions of content that have not be cut or modified. This Idea I propose because I know many sites have content filters such as this, at leas to some degree.


-edit please move to feedback section 'accident'.
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Posted 3/26/11 , edited 3/26/11

varnlestoff wrote:
That being said, I among some others find it a little bothersome when content is heavily modified to meet an 'exclusive' PG13 only criteria.

The censoring you see is because Crunchyroll gets the broadcasts versions of programs when obtained as simulcasts. It is not being done to meet some requirement of Crunchyroll. Getting the uncensored version would require a separate license, and more expense, as that version is reserved for the DVD release and premium channel(s) in Japan.

As Queen's Blade makes evident, CR has little problem with non-PG-13 material when they are provided with it.

Thus, the real question becomes how much of an additional premium would you pay for access to such content, and would enough others agree to the same.

Posted 3/26/11

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varnlestoff wrote:
That being said, I among some others find it a little bothersome when content is heavily modified to meet an 'exclusive' PG13 only criteria.

The censoring you see is because Crunchyroll gets the broadcasts versions of programs when obtained as simulcasts. It is not being done to meet some requirement of Crunchyroll. Getting the uncensored version would require a separate license, and more expense, as that version is reserved for the DVD release and premium channel(s) in Japan.

As Queen's Blade makes evident, CR has little problem with non-PG-13 material when they are provided with it.

Thus, the real question becomes how much of an additional premium would you pay for access to such content, and would enough others agree to the same.



Awesome, I didn't know that it was due to how they obtained the license. Thanks for clearing that up. I also didn't realize that original runs in japan were all censored like that. So you could say what CR sees is the version that japan sees before DVD's are ever released?
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Posted 3/26/11 , edited 3/26/11

varnlestoff wrote:
Awesome, I didn't know that it was due to how they obtained the license. Thanks for clearing that up. I also didn't realize that original runs in japan were all censored like that. So you could say what CR sees is the version that japan sees before DVD's are ever released?

Yes. When ever you see a shaft of light or shadow censoring something, or something more obnoxious, such as seen in Demon King Daimao, you can count on that being the same that was seen when it was broadcast over the air in Japan.

I expect someone will probably bring up uncensored versions of shows that were simulcast they have obtained via fansub, but that is why I mentioned premium channels along with DVDs in my previous message. (By "premium channel", I am referring to any that is not broadcast to all, meaning any that requires a satellite or cable subscription, such as AT-X, not the common U.S. meaning, which typically refers to one that requires an additional payment above ones normal satellite or cable subscription). Those channels can sometimes license the uncensored or less censored version.

I suspect perhaps not all the censoring is actually required to meet broadcast standards, and is sometimes done to "leave something for the DVD", but that is another subject. In any event, you are much more likely to see the uncensored version if a title is acquired as a library title, rather than a simulcast. This is especially true if the title is licensed to CR by a DVD distributor (as is the case with all the Media Blasters titles), since they would not have a censored version.

Crunchyroll is not the only one affected by this. Funimation's simulcast of Freezing, for example, is heavily censored, while their streaming of both seasons of Rosario+Vampire, which they acquired well after broadcast, have none of the censoring that was present back when I was still watching fansubs.

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