Post Reply Why not release the uncensored version of shows on crunchyroll
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I know their are some shows that are uncensored on crunchyroll, But their are a lot of censored shows on crunchyroll, like the recent new show Hybrid x Heart. So my question is, why not release the uncensored version of this show? their is already an uncensored version of this show already an it's far more better then seeing black censor bars all day.
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because those uncensored versions are from premium Japanese tv, which means it costs more to get a license.
if enough paying users complain, they might get the uncensored version for a series though.
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License agreements and partners.

The only place you will see uncensored ecchi anime as it is airing is on AT-X, a premium pay channel in Japan. Viewers there pay for the right to view the uncensored version over the broadcast version in Japan.

CR licenses its shows from the local broadcast stations in Japan typically, so CR is given the same censored assets they are given for broadcast. I'm not even sure CR could get uncensored for some of these shows since AT-X may have an exclusive on them during the initial broadcast period. If CR could get it, but does not, then that is due to the cost being far higher than the demand, at least as far as the current CR subscription price is concerned.
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ricpor2 wrote:

I know their are some shows that are uncensored on crunchyroll, But their are a lot of censored shows on crunchyroll, like the recent new show Hybrid x Heart. So my question is, why not release the uncensored version of this show? their is already an uncensored version of this show already an it's far more better then seeing black censor bars all day.


To boost DVD/BR-sales.
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They licensed them from Tokyo MX, MBS, Fuji TV, TBS, TV Tokyo and TV Asahi.
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ComboChrist wrote:


ricpor2 wrote:

I know their are some shows that are uncensored on crunchyroll, But their are a lot of censored shows on crunchyroll, like the recent new show Hybrid x Heart. So my question is, why not release the uncensored version of this show? their is already an uncensored version of this show already an it's far more better then seeing black censor bars all day.


To boost DVD/BR-sales.


Well Sentai might license HxH later and get the uncensored version on BD for NA audiences.

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Everything on Japanese TV is censored. Uncensored versions rarely become available until shows are released on home video.
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ricpor2 wrote:

I know their are some shows that are uncensored on crunchyroll, But their are a lot of censored shows on crunchyroll, like the recent new show Hybrid x Heart. So my question is, why not release the uncensored version of this show? their is already an uncensored version of this show already an it's far more better then seeing black censor bars all day.


I've moved this to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum.

You've already received some good answers. As you've noted, every once in a while CR does get something uncensored. This is most common for catalog titles since then it's more likely CR will get whatever version was released on disc. There have been a couple of cases where they got an uncensored simulcast/close-to-simulcast but it's pretty rare. The only ones that immediately come to mind are Terraformars (which they didn't initially have but which they acquired a little while after the simulcast had started; they had the censored first) and My Wife is the Student Council President--we got both censored and uncensored at the same time. With Terraformars I have a feeling they renegotiated things because of the very heavy level of complaints about the hamfisted censoring. With "My Wife is..." I have no idea why that was doable (though the censored version is weird and fun on its own, it's mostly because you could compare it with the original that it was so amusing.)
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