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I try to avoid censored anime, as it often takes away from the scenes..


for example, fairy tail. The fairy tail manga has blood, and a large amount of it. Grey gets stabbed through the stomach at one point, but in the anime someone just hits him with ice..

It takes away from the impact of the fight scenes; Or when Erza triumphantly defeats 200 monsters and raises her blade in the air while shes completely covered in cuts and blood. When i watched the anime she looked as if she fell of a skateboard and skinned her knee.., i was thoroughly disappointed.

I don't watch alot of harem and or fan service shows like DxD, I can go watch hentai if I feel the need to see boobs, so I dont really get bothered by censors when it comes to nudity; because most of the time it doesn't add anything to the plot (however sometimes nudity does add to the plot like Rei coming out bare-breasted in front of shinji in Evangelion, because she doesn't know why its not appropriate to do so, which helps flush out her sheltered character).


I saw the original T.V broadcast of Akame ga kill, and it was horrendously censored, it was garbage, but when i watched it on crunchyroll, it was amazing.

Censors ruin action anime's because it takes away the shock factor of alot of fights. Seeing characters be hit with swords but not bleed is so unrealistic its almost laughable; while nothing is really realistic in anime, somethings are just way to out of place.
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The best part of censoring is when they leave out entire scenes or completely restructure character relationships. For example, Haruka and Michiru in Sailor Moon. Somehow having cousins that border on incest is far better than two females in a relationship.
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Saw this and just wanted to up-vote this topic. Censorship in anime seems weird and unbalanced and I swear some of the writers are making fun of it.For example the first episode of "No Game No Life"
There are more examples in this same anime of the writers humor/frustration (I cant decide which) in regards to what has to be censored vs what is ok to DRAW. Really I just want it to be consistent and make sense. Showing me the crotch of an 8 year old in one scene seemingly because there is no one else present, but not letting me see a roach monster-humanoid rip a human being apart is... unbalanced.

On more than one occasion it has made me rethink my subscription to crunchyroll, but obviously Im still here. It would be awesome if crunchyroll were trying to in someway bring us either a censorship program that makes sense and is balanced towards protecting whoever needs the protection they are offering. I unlike others (not critisizing those that do) dont want to hunt down uncensored versions of anime because it usually means I'll be going to a free stream/download site of which I dont trust for half a second XD.

In closing Im not in favor of most censorship. I think it is down right ass-backwards in the way that it is applied. P.S. excuse my bloggyness
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I don't really mind if it's censored or not as long as it's how the anime was originally made. Adding stuff is usually obvious and distracting. If the mist was there to begin with, that's fine, but don't add extra stuff just to censor.
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I'm indifferent. I only get annoyed when cuss words are censored. I've seen Ranma 1/2 censored and uncensored, so I'm mostly watching stuff for plot. But the way they used censorship for the crotch shot in the first episode of Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? made me die of laughter... so it's not particularly a bad thing when they censor-- sometimes it's for comedic effect.
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AzazelOfNexium wrote:

I try to avoid censored anime, as it often takes away from the scenes..


for example, fairy tail. The fairy tail manga has blood, and a large amount of it. Grey gets stabbed through the stomach at one point, but in the anime someone just hits him with ice..

It takes away from the impact of the fight scenes; Or when Erza triumphantly defeats 200 monsters and raises her blade in the air while shes completely covered in cuts and blood. When i watched the anime she looked as if she fell of a skateboard and skinned her knee.., i was thoroughly disappointed.

I don't watch alot of harem and or fan service shows like DxD, I can go watch hentai if I feel the need to see boobs, so I dont really get bothered by censors when it comes to nudity; because most of the time it doesn't add anything to the plot (however sometimes nudity does add to the plot like Rei coming out bare-breasted in front of shinji in Evangelion, because she doesn't know why its not appropriate to do so, which helps flush out her sheltered character).


I saw the original T.V broadcast of Akame ga kill, and it was horrendously censored, it was garbage, but when i watched it on crunchyroll, it was amazing.

Censors ruin action anime's because it takes away the shock factor of alot of fights. Seeing characters be hit with swords but not bleed is so unrealistic its almost laughable; while nothing is really realistic in anime, somethings are just way to out of place.


Now I wonder how many anime I've seen with "censored" fight scenes... I mean, if it's meant to be bloody, it should be. Never thought about that.
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I don't mind censorship because if that's the only way they're showing the series, then I will watch it. Like the fog types, soap bubble types, or even the beam of light types, I don't really mind those since those types are usually kept to a minimum.

Unless they overkill the censorship like those with black screens literally covering the entire scene. Shadows are okay, but black screens, no. Those are the ones that usually get to me.
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Uncut or nothing.
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I remember for a while in bleach they would cough up spit instead of blood..lol it was so obvious. Then i was excited when it switched back to blood

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I'm fine with some censoring, but I always prefer the uncensored version.

Some censoring is too much though, unwatchable at some points. High School DxD would be an example. Or Tokyo Ghoul.
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Worst than a censored is when the scene is totally cut/skipped.
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I only care about censors if they stop you from understanding what's happening i.e. the first couple of episodes of tokyo ghoul. Censors are one thing, but having these giant black bars covering your screen where you can't see anything is ridiculous.
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I find it annoying sometimes, if the entire screen is black then I hate it but if they work it in naturally like Is this a zombie? or funny like sister new devil, then I'm ok with it. also maria panty shots being censored is complete bull, just sayin
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Colasice wrote:
I only care about censors if they stop you from understanding what's happening i.e. the first couple of episodes of tokyo ghoul

What were you confused about? We knew exactly what was happening.



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AzazelOfNexium wrote:

I try to avoid censored anime, as it often takes away from the scenes..


for example, fairy tail. The fairy tail manga has blood, and a large amount of it. Grey gets stabbed through the stomach at one point, but in the anime someone just hits him with ice..

It takes away from the impact of the fight scenes; Or when Erza triumphantly defeats 200 monsters and raises her blade in the air while shes completely covered in cuts and blood. When i watched the anime she looked as if she fell of a skateboard and skinned her knee.., i was thoroughly disappointed.

I don't watch alot of harem and or fan service shows like DxD, I can go watch hentai if I feel the need to see boobs, so I dont really get bothered by censors when it comes to nudity; because most of the time it doesn't add anything to the plot (however sometimes nudity does add to the plot like Rei coming out bare-breasted in front of shinji in Evangelion, because she doesn't know why its not appropriate to do so, which helps flush out her sheltered character).


I saw the original T.V broadcast of Akame ga kill, and it was horrendously censored, it was garbage, but when i watched it on crunchyroll, it was amazing.

Censors ruin action anime's because it takes away the shock factor of alot of fights. Seeing characters be hit with swords but not bleed is so unrealistic its almost laughable; while nothing is really realistic in anime, somethings are just way to out of place.


I've moved this over to the Anime forum.

If a censored and uncensored version of something were equally available to me, I'd choose uncensored. That said, I do watch anime censored and most of the time it doesn't really bother me. If I stop watching a show that was censored it's usually because it turned out being a show that I wouldn't have enjoyed uncensored either.

I don't usually watch anime of manga I've watched, but the idea of the adaptation including changes that make it more appropriate for TV broadcast doesn't in general bother me. It would be a case by case thing if the adaptation changed the tone or impact in a way that it resulted in a show that I didn't like.

I have seen incidents of what seems to be really lazy censorship where no effor at all is made to have the censorship blend into the scene or fit the tone -- that can be pretty jarring, but my tolerance seems to be pretty high.
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