Censorship in anime?
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You know I initially got crunchyroll to try out on my playstation. I found so many shows that I had to hunt for on the web which I followed each of them weekly. When I found those, I decided I would look around and found uncensored anime that I have seen before and some of which I was currently watching. So I has happy to pay for new release anime shows that I didnt have to hunt down anymore.

But then quickly I noticed a few shows with censoring. I thought to myself well maybe it was how the show was made. There was one series i was in the middle of, remembered that there was no censor, then all of a sudden they are popping up everywhere ruining the show. Im sorry but how can you have a search option to allow "mature" searches, yet at the same time be putting up episodes which are censored? I like a lot of the darker anime, gory, strong use of language, super evils and the like. I dont care if it shows nudity or not, but for the love of god, if you are going to censor a show every 30 seconds, Id rather have my money back.

Im sure most others could agree that they want their moneys worth. I pay monthly for endless anime new and old to watch at my disposal. I can understand that Crunchyroll is only showing what they are given, but come on, if you have a deal with the companies to let you air their shows to begin with, strike a deal so we can see what we pay for. Im sorry but kids in Japan will be watching their anime on the tv without having to pay a dime. I understand they get censorship, but we who pay for it should not have to settle for second best. Hell if it means boosting my monthly fee an extra dollar a month then so be it. otherwise I may soon have to start looking for something better. I know there are plenty of companies out there who do the same thing. I like crunchyroll and I dont want to give you guys up, but I want my moneys worth.

I hope this issue gets resolved before long because its gonna do nothing but make you guys look bad and lose out on customers. I know Im new to this, but I dont want to spend my money on something I am not getting a full part of. Ive watched anime online for over 4 years straight without paying a dime. it may be a little less quality, but at least it wasnt cutout. Im not concerned with going back and watching it there again. Id rather not. Id like to stay with Crunchyroll but this is a joke. Try to strike a deal with the producers or whoever you need to to get rights to show uncensored anime. Im sure people would be willing to pay for the extra mile. This is the digital age, most people dont have the time or money to waste on a collection that will only collect dust once its watched. But they are happy when they can pay a small monthly fee, and take their time watching an episode here and there. The money is online, not on discs hardly anymore. people want digital copies so they can play it anywhere and everywhere.
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Posted 11/29/12
Crunchy does not control the censorship of the anime. The people that supply the anime to CR pop the censor on it :)
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Posted 11/29/12

otsohiru wrote:

Crunchy does not control the censorship of the anime. The people that supply the anime to CR pop the censor on it :)


What this guy said. Made the same argument myself a while back and if you're going to be mad, be mad at the distributor not CR. They try to charge CR more money for an uncensored version which is total bullsh*t if you ask me. More money for shows means less shows to watch and I fully support CR for not paying extra. Think about it, these distributors take a product then alter/neuter it and then expect you to pay more to see it in it's original entirety. That's like selling you a car and then charging extra to put the tires back on. Total bullsh*t. But CR is not to blame.
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