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Post Reply Why censor nudity and yet graphic dismemberment is ok?
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Don't get me wrong. I watch all anime for what it is. But it just seems to me that I've been seeing a lot of censorship over MA rated content featuring nudity and yet graphic displays of violence is not. I wanna see all anime as it was intended to be watched by the creator. And this is NOT some crusade where I'm saying everything needs censored. I'm asking why is showing brutal violence more acceptable than a naked woman/man. Please explain this to me. I'd really like to be able to see the shows I like without the editing.
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Seeing naked bodies offends peoples christian values. Violence on the other hand is integral part of the Christian faith. The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and wrath. He takes revenge on all who oppose him and furiously destroys his enemies!Nahum 1:2-8 NLT I will sweep away everything in all your land," says the LORD. "I will sweep away both people and animals alike. Even the birds of the air and the fish in the sea will die. I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, along with the rest of humanity," says the LORD. "I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship. I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests, so that even the memory of them will disappear. For they go up to their roofs and bow to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, too. So now I will destroy them! And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek my blessings." (Zephaniah 1:2-6 NLT)
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The same bias exists with American TV and movie ratings: despite all scientific evidence that exposure to violence is much more damaging than exposure to sexual images, we still treat sex as much more taboo.

My guess is that the reasons are the same in both cases: both Japanese and Western culture have a history of celebrating fighting, war, and the winners of those types of contests. Both cultures teach children from a very early age to praise the people who won great wars of the past, and who win violent contests in the present (martial arts, sumo, football, etc.) To some extent, censoring violence would be a repudiation of that tradition.

At the same time, both cultures have a long history of prudishness when it comes to all things sexual. As puritanical as American laws and culture, they are nothing compared to Japan.

It's illogical, but culture often is.
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Posted 3/25/15 , edited 3/25/15
Because violence is fine, yet anything and everything sexual is forbidden and rots your mind.

Children watching violence is fine, but God forbid they see a naked body and get super messed up in the head. I've said this so many times, but society is just so incredibly prudish, that it's insane. We've become so obsessed with sheltering children from even the tiniest of indecent things that it makes it all the more ridiculous when you realise just how violent you can get without the need for censorship.

Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I say this, but really, society makes no sense, whatsoever.
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Metal Gear Solid Revengeance all the character had white blood in japan (due to the storyline of the games) but was all changed to red for America. Draw your own conclusions.
It's always been like this.
Less so now in America.
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Sex causes trouble. Violence ends it.

For example :

Wife cheats on husband. Husband gets angry / Wife and lover are left in state of panic. (Chaos)

Husband murders wife and lover. Prison executes husband. (Order)
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Posted 3/25/15
Both are normally censored. TBH neither should be censored for online streaming

In japan, violence is often censored on the TV version. You should have seen the Akame ga kill TV version.. good god.. half the screen was black.. at-least on the station I had.

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biscuitnote wrote:

Seeing naked bodies offends peoples christian values. Violence on the other hand is integral part of the Christian faith. The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and wrath. He takes revenge on all who oppose him and furiously destroys his enemies!Nahum 1:2-8 NLT I will sweep away everything in all your land," says the LORD. "I will sweep away both people and animals alike. Even the birds of the air and the fish in the sea will die. I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, along with the rest of humanity," says the LORD. "I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship. I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests, so that even the memory of them will disappear. For they go up to their roofs and bow to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, too. So now I will destroy them! And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek my blessings." (Zephaniah 1:2-6 NLT)


Except that less than 1% of the japanese population is christian...
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Oh this again....


It's not christian. The japanese government has an issue with nudity too.

They're just cracking down on it.

Plus the anime demographic is definitely slanting towards pervy 13 year old boys. (not all anime produced is for this demographic, but the prevelance of titles that are harem, ecchi,ect. is increasing)
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biscuitnote wrote:

Seeing naked bodies offends peoples christian values. Violence on the other hand is integral part of the Christian faith. The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and wrath. He takes revenge on all who oppose him and furiously destroys his enemies!Nahum 1:2-8 NLT I will sweep away everything in all your land," says the LORD. "I will sweep away both people and animals alike. Even the birds of the air and the fish in the sea will die. I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, along with the rest of humanity," says the LORD. "I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship. I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests, so that even the memory of them will disappear. For they go up to their roofs and bow to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, too. So now I will destroy them! And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek my blessings." (Zephaniah 1:2-6 NLT)


As pathetic as it is, yea I think this is the root of the reason.

Lets be real, considering how brutal anime can get, It's far more disturbing then just nudity, so yea It's stupid for nudity to be censored, yet anime that are so brutal, it puts even the most messed up live action horror films to shame, are not.
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Le_Dom wrote:


biscuitnote wrote:

Seeing naked bodies offends peoples christian values. Violence on the other hand is integral part of the Christian faith. The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and wrath. He takes revenge on all who oppose him and furiously destroys his enemies!Nahum 1:2-8 NLT I will sweep away everything in all your land," says the LORD. "I will sweep away both people and animals alike. Even the birds of the air and the fish in the sea will die. I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, along with the rest of humanity," says the LORD. "I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship. I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests, so that even the memory of them will disappear. For they go up to their roofs and bow to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, too. So now I will destroy them! And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek my blessings." (Zephaniah 1:2-6 NLT)


Except that less than 1% of the japanese population is christian...


Before Japan had contact with the west they were much more sexually open.
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Violence is more acceptable not because the US was founded by Puritans ,but because the US engages in armed conflict continually.This has desensitized it's population to graphic violence having a much greater impact than any "entertainment".It's pretty much the "Elephant in the room",when referring to why there is more emphasis on censoring nudity than violence.
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biscuitnote wrote:


Le_Dom wrote:


biscuitnote wrote:

Seeing naked bodies offends peoples christian values. Violence on the other hand is integral part of the Christian faith. The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and wrath. He takes revenge on all who oppose him and furiously destroys his enemies!Nahum 1:2-8 NLT I will sweep away everything in all your land," says the LORD. "I will sweep away both people and animals alike. Even the birds of the air and the fish in the sea will die. I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, along with the rest of humanity," says the LORD. "I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship. I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests, so that even the memory of them will disappear. For they go up to their roofs and bow to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, too. So now I will destroy them! And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek my blessings." (Zephaniah 1:2-6 NLT)


Except that less than 1% of the japanese population is christian...


Before Japan had contact with the west they were much more sexually open.


^This.

Lets not forget, Japanese society is almost completely driven by other's perception of them. If they have reg contact with a pretty big group of people, that would "openly" look down on them for something, It's a sure bet they'll change that something.

It's why Japanese females(no matter the age), walk around with the most emo accessories, and such imaginable. Everyone loves the Japanese girl being cute concept, and so there you have it, where everywhere else in the world, such would be considered childish, in Japan, It's as natural as breathing at this point(It's so engrained in their phsci, it never even crosses their mind these days, that it really is childish)


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there are a lot of kids using CRUNCHY.....
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there are a lot of kids using CRUNCHY.....


Yes but if the kid uses their Actual age when registering for the site then Crunchyroll blocks all the mature content shows.

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