Censoring Anime
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The type of censoring that is done on ecchi animes here at Crunchyroll is fine by me, but lately I've encountered some in other places that seriously ruined the show i was trying to watch. When they black-out 85% of the screen, it;s kind of difficult to figure out what's happening. I understand that children need to be protected from boobs and panty shots while watching violence, but I sometimes think that maybe a system for allowing adults to actually see what they're trying to watch. Of course, all this is just the rantings of a senile old fool who watches way too many cartoons...
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While some of the censoring is done for that reason, there is another one to consider: Some companies censor the TV version and encourage fans to buy the DVDs so they can watch the uncensored version.
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Yup it's for the DVD sells. I guess the licensing fees for uncensored version may be higher for CR.
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besnugg wrote:

The type of censoring that is done on ecchi animes here at Crunchyroll is fine by me, but lately I've encountered some in other places that seriously ruined the show i was trying to watch. When they black-out 85% of the screen, it;s kind of difficult to figure out what's happening. I understand that children need to be protected from boobs and panty shots while watching violence, but I sometimes think that maybe a system for allowing adults to actually see what they're trying to watch. Of course, all this is just the rantings of a senile old fool who watches way too many cartoons...


Name of the other place? btw... Funimation has a trailer up that they are joking about seeing how long it takes for YouTube to pull it down. It's for Cat Planet Cuties. There was exactly zero censoring done in it

I don't care one way or not, since I generally don't watch any of the ecchi stuff. I am curious though as to which place is doing the censoring.
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Blu rays are your friends
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AnimeKami wrote:

Blu rays are your friends


Amen!!! I have a collection of ~ 150 DVD/Blu-ray anime series, with some VHS stuff from the 90s as well.
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I sometimes think that maybe a system for allowing adults to actually see what they're trying to watch.
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Actually, the 85% blackout was on a DVD titled "Freezing". I didn't get past the first episode, but the premise waskind of interesting.
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Box sets are usually uncensored. Though I cannot guarantee if it is worth your money.
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Yes, I left that hanging, didn't I? My apologies. It should have concluded with " would be a nice idea." Sometimes my mind races to far past how quickly my two fingers can type.
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GodWhomIsMike wrote:

Name of the other place? btw... Funimation has a trailer up that they are joking about seeing how long it takes for YouTube to pull it down. It's for Cat Planet Cuties. There was exactly zero censoring done in it

I don't care one way or not, since I generally don't watch any of the ecchi stuff. I am curious though as to which place is doing the censoring.


I'm certain he's referring to the broadcasts. Fansubbers take the raws and then subtitle them themselves, so if the broadcast used censoring (steam, black bars, police tape) then it will be in the subs. Some late night stations--I think ATX?--don't censor if the show's production company have not.

With simulcasts, the censoring again depends on the source. Most of them are still censored. Take a look at High School DxD on Funimation's site for a jarring version. You'll find fansubs that used different sources.

As I recall, the original simulcast of Cat Planet Cuties (Asobi ni ikuyou) was censored. The promo video that Funimation is having fun with is for their DVD box set which is uncensored.
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besnugg wrote:

Actually, the 85% blackout was on a DVD titled "Freezing". I didn't get past the first episode, but the premise waskind of interesting.

Funimation has had an uncensored version of Freezing for a while now. For those in the U.S. or Canada, you may want to try checking it out there:
http://www.funimation.com/freezing/episodes

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Those censors that use the huge white "sunshine" line over the ecchi stuff, should stop being censors.
Just a black spot over the ecchi stuff is enough.
Or they can try and put some effort into it, like they did in Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-Chan, make the censoring interact with the anime, make it look like it's supposed to be there.
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