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Yes. But it depends on how much I suppose. But then again, Crunchyroll should offer them uncensored anyway considering this is a paid service.
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Uncensored access to as many titles as possible could be the new perk for all-access membership, given the recent deletion of drama titles and extension of manga to anime subscribers. That aside, I would pay more (say, up to $5 or so more) for uncensored access, but there would have to be a considerable library of titles available. If it was just one or two (like they did with Terra Formars), it wouldn't be worth it.
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So the question is, will you pay extra money for something that should already be there in the first place?
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My school blocked CR because it contained "Adult Oriented Content."
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I'm up for Uncensored anime's, as I will never buy anything on blue-ray.

I wwould think it's a good idea to pay more for this feature because you can decide if you want it censored or not + it also would solve the problem about children watching uncensored animes (why would they watch ecchi anime's anyway?).

Posted 2/5/15

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My school blocked CR because it contained "Adult Oriented Content."


How dare young people acquaint themselves with mature topics, even though they're supposed to learn about and adjust to the adult world. Then again, if given a chance, someone's parents would probably file a complaint, and possibly even sue.
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The question should firstly be, would Crunchyroll need to pay higher license fees to get uncensored versions of the content? If that is the case, then paying higher membership fee to get access to uncensored is kind of justified and I would support that cause, as long as it's not just ripping off.

Then personally I see it the way that one should pay more for censored content than uncensored one, because after all more work is put into censored anime: first they make the original and then they do extra work to block parts of it away. More work = higher price. So give us the original uncensored, and those that are afraid of some blood or titties can click a checkbox to censor the video or pay for that silliness.
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Unless the censorship was bad, no. I like nipples, but I can live without them.
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Is money even the reason for the censorship? I thought crunchyroll just didn't want uncensored stuff on here.
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Maybe. I'd prefer to actually get the content in the first place though.
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Jace0314 wrote:

Is money even the reason for the censorship? I thought crunchyroll just didn't want uncensored stuff on here.


As far as I understood, CR has little to say whether they have censored or uncensored anime. They simply show what is given to them by the publishers.
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GJz wrote:

The question should firstly be, would Crunchyroll need to pay higher license fees to get uncensored versions of the content? If that is the case, then paying higher membership fee to get access to uncensored is kind of justified and I would support that cause, as long as it's not just ripping off.

Then personally I see it the way that one should pay more for censored content than uncensored one, because after all more work is put into censored anime: first they make the original and then they do extra work to block parts of it away. More work = higher price. So give us the original uncensored, and those that are afraid of some blood or titties can click a checkbox to censor the video or pay for that silliness.


Hmmm that's actually a good point.

I never really thought about it that way haha. uncensored = cheaper. Hmmm, well I'd like for CR to try pushing more for uncensored content if possible, I'll for one be pushing that for whenever I can. Someone above brought a good point that that would be a good deal for All Access Members to have because everyone has access to manga now and basically the All Access Membership is useless at the moment.

I think we all should have access to uncensored content on here, if given the choice. Then parents can just pay for the censored membership if they don't want their kid viewing uncensored material (as stupid as that sounds, but some parents will do that)
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The real issue is in how CR gets its simulcasts in most cases. For the vast majority of shows, CR makes a deal with the TV broadcaster in Japan, not the studio or production committee directly, meaning they only have access to what the broadcaster has. At least this is how I understand CR licenses most content, I may be mistaken but this is what I've heard. AT-X is a special paid service, like HBO or Showtime in NA, separate from what the normal broadcasters provide in Japan. I'm not even sure if those simulcast rights would be available outside Japan tbh.

For CR to get uncensored content from the get go, CR would need to license directly from the production committee for each title where censorship would be an issue and would likely need to purchase all rights to the title including home video. That would be, 1. extremely tedious and full of months if not years of red tape, and 2. very costly and not really worth it to CR. By the time CR could work out a deal for those rights in most cases, the simulcast would be long over. When CR adds catalog titles, however, they could get uncensored versions from say Sentai, NISA, FUNi, and the like once they have them, but it would cost a pretty penny as well. Though not as much as direct from Japan and negotiation would also likely be a heck of a lot easier with NA partners.

tl;dr Uncensored versions for simulcasts will never happen due to CR's main licensing partners being TV broadcasters in Japan. Catalog titles long after the fact could be acquired uncensored for cheaper from NA license holders though. I would pay a modest amount more for all, or at least nearly all, catalog titles to be uncensored versions. Maybe $3 more a month like you said.

EDIT: Also, there is already a mature content filter built into CR based on the rating for each anime. One simply need go into their settings and make sure the filter is enabled if they don't want their kids seeing boobs or adult situations.

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I would pay more for more content, and hopefully uncensored. I do like eechi anime but its really annoying trying to watch it when its censored.
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The real issue is in how CR gets its simulcasts in most cases. For the vast majority of shows, CR makes a deal with the TV broadcaster in Japan, not the studio or production committee directly, meaning they only have access to what the broadcaster has. At least this is how I understand CR licenses most content, I may be mistaken but this is what I've heard. AT-X is a special paid service, like HBO or Showtime in NA, separate from what the normal broadcasters provide in Japan. I'm not even sure if those simulcast rights would be available outside Japan tbh.

For CR to get uncensored content from the get go, CR would need to license directly from the production committee for each title where censorship would be an issue and would likely need to purchase all rights to the title including home video. That would be, 1. extremely tedious and full of months if not years of red tape, and 2. very costly and not really worth it to CR. By the time CR could work out a deal for those rights in most cases, the simulcast would be long over. When CR adds catalog titles, however, they could get uncensored versions from say Sentai, NISA, FUNi, and the like once they have them, but it would cost a pretty penny as well. Though not as much as direct from Japan and negotiation would also likely be a heck of a lot easier with NA partners.

tl;dr Uncensored versions for simulcasts will never happen due to CR's main licensing partners being TV broadcasters in Japan. Catalog titles long after the fact could be acquired uncensored for cheaper from NA license holders though. I would pay a modest amount more for all, or at least nearly all, catalog titles to be uncensored versions. Maybe $3 more a month like you said.

EDIT: Also, there is already a mature content filter built into CR based on the rating for each anime. One simply need go into their settings and make sure the filter is enabled if they don't want their kids seeing boobs or adult situations.





God dammit! So there's nothing CR can do then? Fucking A.......

I just don't understand why the broadcast company couldn't request for an uncensored version for CR? Is that really that hard? All they'd have to do is ask the studio to give them an uncensored version and they send it to CR. Also, why is that we got uncensored titles like Terra and AgK? How was that even possible? Seems to me the broadcaster was feeling generous, so that would mean the broadcaster could in fact get CR uncensored content if they wanted to!! So I'm calling bullshit on the publishers!
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