Post Reply Crunchyroll Needs a Content Rating System
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Posted 11/1/15 , edited 5/11/16
Hello everyone, fellow anime fans, how is everyone doing? After spending about 4 years using Crunchyroll for my daily consumption of anime, I noticed that there is one thing that Crunchyroll heavily lacks, a content rating system similar to what is used for TV shows and the online streaming site Hulu. Now I'm not against anime that is heavy with sexual content or blood & gore, however I think it'll be quite helpful and convenient on many levels for a system like this to be in place. For example, I love watching Himouto! Umaru-Chan with my kid siblings, as you guys already know, there are a lot of anime titles on here that are child-appropriate and vice versa. Of course with ecchi anime titles we anime fans can intuitively know whether an anime is appropriate or not just by looking at the promotional image for a show or it's title, but we shouldn't always rely on that. I don't want to start a new anime series and watch it in front of others only to be greeted to some sexual scene that I wasn't anticipating, especially in front of my siblings. What do you guys think? I think if a system like this were to be implemented, it'd be so much easier for me to search for anime that I can watch with my siblings without having to fret over whether a sexual scene is about to show or not; I won't have to worry about having to stop the video or select another anime. Hulu already has this system in place, so why Crunchyroll doesn't have this already? Hulu has pretty much the same anime as Crunchyroll, as well as anime that is even more explicit that is not even on Crunchyroll (Shimoneta for example), also throw in The Tudors (Which is not an anime but very graphic), I honestly think there is no excuse for Crunchyroll to not have a content rating system implemented already.
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Posted 11/1/15
There's been a little work done in that direction...

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Not official CR data though, and the collected contents are USA-centric. I don't have any way to geo-filter with just bb-code.
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Posted 11/1/15
That does sound like a good idea.
Posted 11/1/15
Sound like a good idea and wouldnt mind.
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Posted 11/2/15
It makes sense right? I think it goes without saying that some of these shows on Crunchyroll like Testament Sister New Devil and Daimao weren't originally intended for a wide audience, buy any of the DVDs to any of these anime and you'll notice that they're straight up uncensored and graphic. But thank you Asharka for the link, I may watch my fair share of sexually explicit anime but if anyone (Old or new) decides to use Crunchyroll they should get a heads-up to the level of content that's in a particular show. On that note, boy was Testament Sister New Devil raunchy!
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Posted 11/2/15

Utagi wrote:

Hello everyone, fellow anime fans, how is everyone doing? After spending about 4 years using Crunchyroll for my daily consumption of anime, I noticed that there is one thing that Crunchyroll heavily lacks, a content rating system similar to what is used for TV shows and the online streaming site Hulu.

In a way they do, it simply isn't visible. Turn on "Hide Mature Content" in the video settings (which is actually on by default), and some series has flagged as mature content won't be available on most devices. For the website, with that setting on, I get this warning when going to view Yosuga No Sora:



That said, the system has some holes in it as I don't get that warning when attempting to view the first episode of The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST (which if it is anything like the first series, I would still consider adult content despite the censoring), although I did get an error even attempting to open the first series thumbnails.
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Posted 11/2/15
I seeeeeeeee, features that I didn't even know existed, it should be more obvious and fleshed out though. Hulu displays a show's rating in the episode description as well as before the show starts, man Crunchyroll just simply needs to step up their game on this, that's it.
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Posted 11/11/15
Hulu is owned by three of the major TV companies so it has to conform to the rating system.
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Posted 11/30/15
True true.
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Posted 11/30/15 , edited 12/3/15
Yeah, I had no idea there was a mature content filter that was default on until a friend told me about Cross Ange here and it didn't show up on my searches. You have to know there's mature content and then have to opt in to see it, so it's not going to be discovered by accident.
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Posted 5/11/16
I also like this idea. It would be great to have them rate every anime by content. Not just mature and immature but also it would be good to have more levels of rating akin to G, PG, PG-13, R etc. If the crunchyroll admins don't have time to rate each series themselves they could check the original tv ratings and display them or they could have a crowd rating system where people can select how much of each type of mature content they think the show has in it.
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Posted 5/11/16
since MAL was able to integrate content from CR, maybe CR could do the same and integrate the rating from MAL into the series presented here.
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