Why is some anime censored
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I don't understand it. Some of us here are 21+ years old, we are more than old enough to buy a drink. Why are we still being told what we can and can't see? I am grateful for Crunchyroll and what they do. But I am more annoyed with the fact there seems to be this "higher" power telling us we can't watch some anime the way it's meant to be. Take the anime "Another" for example, it censors the deaths. But it's okay to watch crap like SAW in theaters where it's far far more graphic? Anyone else getting tired of this nonsense?
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Posted 4/30/15 , edited 4/30/15

descloud wrote:

I don't understand it. Some of us here are 21+ years old, we are more than old enough to buy a drink. Why are we still being told what we can and can't see? I am grateful for Crunchyroll and what they do. But I am more annoyed with the fact there seems to be this "higher" power telling us we can't watch some anime the way it's meant to be. Take the anime "Another" for example, it censors the deaths. But it's okay to watch crap like SAW in theaters where it's far far more graphic? Anyone else getting tired of this nonsense?


I've closed this because there are several fairly recent discussions in both the General Discussion and Anime forums about anime censorship. Just search for "censor" or "censorship" and you'll find them, including this:

/forumtopic-837531/what-do-you-really-think-of-censorship-on-cr

The first thing to know though is that CR simulcasts are what is broadcast in Japan -- the shows are censored when broadcast there (except for some shows that are uncensored only on pay channels), and it is not CR doing any censorship of its own.

How easy would it be for CR to get uncensored simulcasts? I don't know (they did manage with Terraformars, but that was a first). How affordable is it? Not sure, but I would guess that if they could negotiate licenses for it it might involve a higher subscription fee, and I'm not sure that many people would be willing to pay too much more for it. After all, companies often use uncensored versions as an incentive for folks to buy the BDs. They won't want to harm that revenue source.

Anyway, it's not that there is a "higher power" being a nanny. It's for business reasons.
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