Post Reply We need uncensored anime
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Posted 10/14/15
We need uncensored anime like shinmai maou no testament season 1, Dakara Boku wa H ga Dekinai and many more un censored already out on Blu ray etc

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Elect me as president of the U.S. in 2016. We will go to war with Japan, with the sole intent of forcing them to export uncensored anime!

Also,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb6nQV88-Dw
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Posted 10/14/15
I heartily agree....
BUT
I doubt it will happen here @ CR....
The thing that could ruin it for all is some parent getting bent about their kid watching porn at CR.
NOTE
People already associate anime with porn and most conservative people over the age of 35 find most anime with any kind of fanservice, porn, SO they'll wine about it and there-in lies the problem...
I used to get Megami Magazine and Nyan-type from my local Kinokuniya.... someone bitched and they will not even order those magazines for you any more.

The management of CR aren't going to "rock the boat"....
and I cannot say that I blame them . . .
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Alot of anime nowadays that are 17+ they should make it so people who are underage cannot watch the uncensored version without parents consent so crunchyroll doesn't get yelled at.
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Keep in mind that Crunchyroll gets the versions shown on tv in Japan.
The reason CR does not have/get the uncensored DVD/BD versions is not necessarily the "fault" of parents either.
Would you buy the disks if you could watch it online, legally, for free?
Of course, you might. But even among my personal friends there are plenty that stopped buying anime and even some that have sold of most of their offline content because they can watch it online for a mere fraction of what they would have to pay for the actual disks.

Distributors also see this trend.
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I agree that the big issues now is with all branches of media going towards streaming and digital ownership rather than actual ownership of a physical property (something I completely disagree with but hey folks, that's how the world is going now). However, I know that there are a couple of shows on CR that are uncensored, and I think having to be a premium member to access it is a good starting point. If they can get it for a couple of shows, why not more? Or pay slightly more per month to allow access to uncensored content?
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I think that is because the censorship of those shows received such an enormous backlash, even in Japan itself that the distributors had no choice but to hand us fans the uncensored version.
(Terraformars is one of the titles coming to mind)
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George_z wrote:

I think that is because the censorship of those shows received such an enormous backlash, even in Japan itself that the distributors had no choice but to hand us fans the uncensored version.
(Terraformars is one of the titles coming to mind)


Sorry if this is confusing, I'm not sure how to clearly express the concept I'm wondering about: By any chance, do you know specifically what made the backlash so enormous that it convinced the distributors to make the uncensored version available?

I can think of a few different ways that censored versions can be really annoying (they cover too much of the screen and you can't tell what's happening, they censor things that don't actually need to be censored to make it almost constant, and/or the censorship is made extremely obvious rather than subtle)... but it's hard to imagine what the distributors did to make it so infuriating that they would have to practically give away the uncensored version to regain the goodwill of the fans.
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arimareiji wrote:
Sorry if this is confusing, I'm not sure how to clearly express the concept I'm wondering about: By any chance, do you know specifically what made the backlash so enormous that it convinced the distributors to make the uncensored version available?.

In the case of Terraformars, since the thing being censored was not sex, but violence/gore, (which is somehow "less objectionable", therefore more worth complaining about?), most posts about it were complaints to the point where no actual discussion could be had. I'm pretty sure it kept the mods busy deleting some of the worst of it, and I remember seeing at least one warning about that. People were starting multiple threads, it invaded other threads and the announcement thread was full of vitriol, too. Almost no one had anything positive, or even neutral to say about it.

I personally think the sloppiness/obviousness of the censorship held a lot of the blame. Tokyo Ghoul was just as censored, and there were lots of complaints about that, too, but that didn't air here, and the methods used were at least "smoother/gradual", unlike TF where a new meme having to do with basketball was formed after one episode (#3, I think?)...

But my best guess is that people were simply staying away in droves, and it just wasn't getting enough views to pay for the licensing minimum or provide any significant revenue sharing.

In response, at first, there were temporary (test?) uncensored viewings a few episodes at a time, and I'd say that based on the number of views, it showed that people really did want to watch it. For the "permanent" availability which came later, I'm betting CR stepped up and had to pay additional costs, but maybe some kind of deal was cut (who knows). There's no way that Warner was going to just give it away completely free, but I think even they saw that something needed to be done.

Pure speculation on my part, though. You aren't going to get an "official" specific answer other than something generic like "We are constantly striving to meet our customer needs".

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