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Hi CR,

I've been a premium member for 2 years now and I love the site. I would say the only "inconvenience" I have come across is with the censorship of some shows. As such, I was hoping you could provide an explanation on the censorship regulations/rule followed by CR. I understand that some shows are not release Uncensored until the BD. That being said, shows like Blade and Soul are already available without the censorship in the fight scenes, yet CR blacks it out.

I got a feeling that most of your viewers are adults and they can't stand the censoring of not just fight scenes (hot spring scenes for the pervy people, haha), but also in the subtitles. Is it an age thing or a licensing thing? If it is an age thing, can't you just add a "Warning" message prior to the episode like YouTube? If it is a licensing thing, can you explain generally the dynamics behind the issue?

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Posted 4/27/14
per my understanding, the shows that CR carries come directly from the publisher, so they are exactly as they would air on television.

I can however tell you for a fact that CR does no manipulation other than transcode for web streaming, and upload.
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jrz19121 wrote:

I've been a premium member for 2 years now and I love the site. I would say the only "inconvenience" I have come across is with the censorship of some shows. As such, I was hoping you could provide an explanation on the censorship regulations/rule followed by CR. I understand that some shows are not release Uncensored until the BD. That being said, shows like Blade and Soul are already available without the censorship in the fight scenes, yet CR blacks it out.

I got a feeling that most of your viewers are adults and they can't stand the censoring of not just fight scenes (hot spring scenes for the pervy people, haha), but also in the subtitles. Is it an age thing or a licensing thing? If it is an age thing, can't you just add a "Warning" message prior to the episode like YouTube? If it is a licensing thing, can you explain generally the dynamics behind the issue?

For shows where uncensored versions are available prior to BD/DVD release, it is a money issue. If you check some of the catalog titles here (i.e., the original Queen's Blade series), you'll see CR doesn't feel the need to censor anything.

Broadcast stations get the same censored versions as CR. Uncensored (or in some cases, less censored) versions, if they exist, are normally available only to premium channels like AT-X. If you are curious why CR doesn't get those, it likely has a lot to do with that AT-X costs around 3 times as much per month as CR.

Blade and Soul is an interesting case, as it doesn't appear to air on AT-X. It does air on the BS-TBS satellite channel (which apparently often has less censored versions), but 2 episodes behind the terrestrial broadcast stations.

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Thanks for taking the time to share this information guys.
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Too bad CR doesn't do like funimation does . When the dvd/bluray versions are released uncensored , they are then switched to uncensored too (for premium members of course) . I wouldn't mind paying a dollar or 2 a month for that .
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SirGorilla wrote:

Too bad CR doesn't do like funimation does . When the dvd/bluray versions are released uncensored , they are then switched to uncensored too (for premium members of course) . I wouldn't mind paying a dollar or 2 a month for that .

You'll note even Funimation only does that for titles they license to home video (and for the subtitled versions, only for subscribers).

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