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Posted 7/24/15
C'mon, lets chill out.

All I heard was, "Oh no! I can't be arsed to pay for premium, so I'm being forced to willingly sitting through an ad that may or may not feature: incredibly bright lights where oppai should be. What ever shall I do?"

I mean, this is so incredibly tame (comparatively) & apparently it's even PG13 (Who knew? )

Don't like it? Go somewhere else. Except don't, because we value you/you should totally buy premium so that Crunchy can license more shows.
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Posted 7/24/15 , edited 7/25/15
It's not an issue at all. Seriously, how innocent do you think 13 year olds are? They're not kindergartners. What's wrong with 2D tits?
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Posted 7/24/15
Well maybe if you dont like ad's buy a subscription
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Posted 7/24/15

eragon2890 wrote:



If crunchyroll stops showing shows like this, I will stop my membership. Period. A lot of people probably agree with me. Now I know you are only talking about the advertisements, so that wouldn't matter for, but for the huge part of especially younger otaku (20-ish) who like fanservice, it's the difference between getting them as users or not.

I don''t want this site to go broke.


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You make it sound as if people are only interested in anime/crunchyroll for fanservice....
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Posted 7/24/15

matt0947 wrote:

Well maybe if you dont like ad's buy a subscription


Fact. Case closed.
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Posted 7/24/15 , edited 7/24/15
The OP image illustrating the offending content is broken as of this writing. As a result I looked up a trailer on Toho's YouTube channel to get an idea of how the series is being advertised, and it is from this ad that I will be drawing my conclusions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-IfYF_oesk

First, I'll focus on the content itself. In my own experience this content is not especially provocative, though it certainly isn't tame either. It's fairly run-of-the-mill, nothing especially remarkable as nudity and sexual themes in anime and manga have gone for decades now. There is nudity, there are nipples poking through shirts, there's wet clothes better revealing the shape of characters' bodies, and there's close physical contact and displays of affection. Shocking stuff to some, I understand that. It's potentially offensive. As far as I'm concerned, however, it's pretty "meh" even by standards for content young adolescents might come across.

Newtype USA, which could be purchased regardless of your age when it was still in circulation, contained ads for adult products such as eroge, body pillows, and even rubber breasts right alongside the ads for boxes of Japanese candy. The DVDs which came with your copy could very well have contained a sample episode from an ecchi series, and the ads on that DVD were candidates to contain all sorts of suggestive shots and scenes. Think Rei Ayanami posing suggestively in a bikini while poolside or women zipping up the wetsuits they would ultimately wear into battle (because anime) and giving their breasts a nice bounce in the process and you'll be in the ballpark. Meanwhile, a trip to the same bookstore you got your copy of Newtype USA from would allow you access to series such as Love Hina, Ai Yori Aoshi, and Rosario Vampire, all of which could be accessed, read, and purchased by anyone and all of which contained nudity and sexually suggestive content. That holds for present day, it holds for the period between present day and the early to mid-2000s, and it will likely hold in the future.

Given the extent to which adolescents can and have been exposed to such content, especially in an age where technology has made content infinitely easier to discover and access, I'm inclined to think that there may not be as much to fear from sexually stimulating manga/anime and adverts as might otherwise be suggested. This is especially so once you take into consideration that such marketing behaviour is characteristic of industries offering products ranging from fashions, to live action films, to cigarettes, to fast food. People (children and adolescents included) are inundated in sexually stimulating imagery. Sex is pervasive, and yet somehow the world keeps turning.
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Posted 7/24/15 , edited 7/25/15
Don't know. I've been using adblock since I was about 13.
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Posted 7/25/15
Sure but they could have find a better version for the the ad but I mean it could be worse to been honest besides its just an add roughly about a minute or 30 seconds and it wasn't the bad its not like it was pure nudity
Posted 7/25/15 , edited 7/25/15
Could be risky. There are laws against knowingly giving minors explicit images and with CR having profiles for their user, many of which list age, running that ad for someone who says they are a minor could very well be illegal.

Some are pretty broad in there definition of explicit imagery. eg http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/18/00.059.003.000..HTM



(1) any picture, photograph, drawing, sculpture, motion picture film, videotape or similar visual representation or image of a person or portion of the human body which depicts nudity, sexual conduct, or sadomasochistic abuse and which is harmful to minors;
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Posted 7/25/15 , edited 7/25/15

I suppose my main constructive criticism is, in the future, if you wish to advertise an Ecchi anime, try not to include any questionable scenes in the advertisement. Thank you.


Ecchi's raison d'etre is the fan service (IE the panty shots cleavage shots etc. etc.) and a major reason why viewers decide to watch said show (we all know its true). If you make an Ecchi show you have to let the audience know that it’s an Ecchi show, failure to do so will have Ecchi fans not watching it because they wanted Ecchi and people of a younger age or people who do not like Ecchi accidentally stumbling across it thinking that it is something that it is not.

My main point is that younger viewers have been/are/will be constantly at risk of stumbling across something that is not appropriate either from "questionable scenes" in advertisements or by stumbling the "questionable" show. Measures can be taken to reduce the risk (IE the video settings to hide mature content) however, every wall has cracks and teenagers can be very resourceful when they want to be.
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Posted 7/25/15
Guys were missing the simple solution to this.

If Acc age = under 18 Ecchi advertisements = Not shown
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Posted 7/25/15
Given that Crunchyroll knows their users' age, from my point of view, the easiest solution would be not advertise that kind of shows to underage users. In addition, Crunchyroll could let their older users decide in their setting if they want to see that kind of advetisements or not, because not eveyone here is interested in the fanservice. Also, it would really good if Crunchyroll applied the same standard when advertising other things than its shows (I don't remember having seen advertisements that featured nudism or sexual content when I was a free member, but things could have changed or could change in the future; for that reason I added the last observation).

A bit off-topic: I don't care what 13 years old are actually watching, but they shouldn't been watching porn...

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Posted 7/25/15 , edited 7/25/15
this always brings the Sex vs Violence debate into my mind.

I'm always one who thinks violence is way worse in today's media.

however I don't think that it's too obscene, the monster musume ads or CR ads. I think it's almost as equal as other media depicting violence. Probably less honestly.

See we're okay with kids playing Call of Duty but heaven forbid they see monster girls half naked.
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Posted 7/25/15
Look my issue here is that Crunchyroll in its current form is drawing many new people into anime and while I certainly get the appeal of ecchi shows I think if Crunchyroll wants to appeal to more people and not turn them off from anime it would be best not to advertise such shows. A great suggestion above was that advertising is based on tags to if you are watching an ecchi show it will advertise more ecchi shows to you. This could work with pretty much every genre.
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Posted 7/25/15 , edited 7/25/15
Oh no.....boobs.

Maybe Crunchyroll should have age restricted ads that only show for people 18 and older (or based on the legal ages for the individual countries) or do as was said above and have tag-based advertisements, but come on. Is it really that big of a deal? I don't think so. Besides, lets be honest for a second: A huge percentage (probably even most) of teenagers around that age have already seen boobs. It's not going to kill them to see animated ones in a short advertisement.
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