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Could be worse. You could pay $50 for a year long subscription to an anime streaming service and watch the sideshow that is their attempts at censoring Tokyo Ghoul. They censored everything ranging from characters getting eviscerated to a little girl eating human meat presented on a plate like a steak. Or better yet, Prison School. The last episode I could see the outline of Meiko's nipples in her sweaty white uniform but they censor the lower part of her ass. Then, I'll watch it dubbed and they'll take "f*** off" out of the script then insert "f***, you're one stubborn son of a b****"

That's ridiculous. What is the service? It's not Crunchy Roll is it? I was thinking of getting that one day.

 

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Oremonogatari is probably our favorite this season.

Monster Musume is damned hilarious.

 

Wakakozake is cute and an accurate depiction of the GF.

 

We just finished Death Parade last night and it was sooooooooo good.

 

I started Spice and Wolf, enjoying the mature discussion of trade and currency.

 

Gatchaman Crowds/Insight looks like it is coming to an end and I really hope it gets a 3rd season.

 

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I finished Chunibyou this morning, based on the recommendation in your Top Anime video. I have to say, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It's a shame there isn't more. Edited by AustNerevar

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'Twas Funimation. Technically, it was $25 since they gave me a coupon for $25 off a purchase if I bought it. Got Last Exile with it. Highly recommend. Prison School's censorship sucks the most because I want to know just how far Japan took things. The manga is literally on the razor's edge between etchi and just straight up hentai.

 

Worth noting, Crunchyroll doesn't really censor aside from the travesty that was Terraformars. They also hide To Love-ru behind a mature content wall that you need to specifically unlock in your settings.

 

Gatchaman Crowds' first season was okay. I didn't like how much of a Mary Sue the main character felt like, and I'm not one to throw around that overused phrase. I really appreciated the character of Rui though. They didn't make a thing about his personal habits and didn't feel the need to explain it to anybody. Death Parade was great too. Watched it religiously as it aired. My Love Story!!'s manga is great too. You should read it. It was actually ahead of the anime until recently.

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'Twas Funimation. Technically, it was $25 since they gave me a coupon for $25 off a purchase if I bought it. Got Last Exile with it. Highly recommend. Prison School's censorship sucks the most because I want to know just how far Japan took things. The manga is literally on the razor's edge between etchi and just straight up hentai.

 

Worth noting, Crunchyroll doesn't really censor aside from the travesty that was Terraformars. They also hide To Love-ru behind a mature content wall that you need to specifically unlock in your settings.

 

Gatchaman Crowds' first season was okay. I didn't like how much of a Mary Sue the main character felt like, and I'm not one to throw around that overused phrase. I really appreciated the character of Rui though. They didn't make a thing about his personal habits and didn't feel the need to explain it to anybody. Death Parade was great too. Watched it religiously as it aired. My Love Story!!'s manga is great too. You should read it. It was actually ahead of the anime until recently.

I would rather they lock a show behind a Mature Content wall than to chop it up. Funimation's censorship can be grating.

 

I'm still trying to find an uncut version of the Pokemon manga. I get that it's for children, but they should at least provide the option of having an uncut edition that you have to order specifically. It's either that it people turn to piracy and scanlations.

 

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I can't abide the uncut version of the Pokémon manga, assuming you're talking about The Electric Tale of Pikachu. Aside from an uncut version possibly only selling like 4 copies, it features a pre-pubescent girl completely nude. That's just outright unnecessary.

 

And Funimation is weird about censorship because now that the uncensored dub is out they removed all of the censored content. My virgin eyes are no longer protected from the horrors of little girls eating strangely colored steak now. I imagine the same will happen when Prison School releases in a year and a half's time, and I'll be back to watch it all over again.

 

But like, simultaneously, Deadman Wonderland is still partially censored. Shiro's and Minatsuki's nipples in the opening are covered, and the gore where a character's arm is cut off is blacked out. This is a show that tells you from minute 2 what kind of show you're in for, and if you're not down for it at that point, you shouldn't be watching it, so it shouldn't be so censored. I almost want to watch High School DxD to see what, if anything, is censored but now that I know the main character's voice actor is a convicted sex offender I'm kind of ruined for it now.

 

The can't seem to land on whether they want to censor things or not, but they'll still release censored and uncensored copies of shows. They got into a little hot water when they accidently sent the censored versions of Sankarea to people that wanted the uncensored version.

 

Funimation picks up the perviest shows and since their usual staple of actors don't want to do it, they get random actors and actresses who I've never heard of to perform the roles.

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I can't abide the uncut version of the Pokémon manga, assuming you're talking about The Electric Tale of Pikachu. Aside from an uncut version possibly only selling like 4 copies, it features a pre-pubescent girl completely nude. That's just outright unnecessary.

 

And Funimation is weird about censorship because now that the uncensored dub is out they removed all of the censored content. My virgin eyes are no longer protected from the horrors of little girls eating strangely colored steak now. I imagine the same will happen when Prison School releases in a year and a half's time, and I'll be back to watch it all over again.

 

But like, simultaneously, Deadman Wonderland is still partially censored. Shiro's and Minatsuki's nipples in the opening are covered, and the gore where a character's arm is cut off is blacked out. This is a show that tells you from minute 2 what kind of show you're in for, and if you're not down for it at that point, you shouldn't be watching it, so it shouldn't be so censored. I almost want to watch High School DxD to see what, if anything, is censored but now that I know the main character's voice actor is a convicted sex offender I'm kind of ruined for it now.

 

The can't seem to land on whether they want to censor things or not, but they'll still release censored and uncensored copies of shows. They got into a little hot water when they accidently sent the censored versions of Sankarea to people that wanted the uncensored version.

 

Funimation picks up the perviest shows and since their usual staple of actors don't want to do it, they get random actors and actresses who I've never heard of to perform the roles.

As far as I know it doesn't show any nudity. And this isn't all that different from other manga like Dragon Ball showing Bulma's breasts (which the Pokemon manga doesn't even show the nipples) or Video Girl AI. The manga isn't written for adults, it's written for Japanese teens...who enjoy seeing women their own age. In Japan it's actually not abnormal for teenagers to date somebody much older than them. There's a huge difference in culture between us and them regarding that. It's something that would never fly here, but I'm not equipped to judge a foreign culture.

 

Unless I'm missing out on something, the Pokemon manga has no nudity in it. There's a scan with Misty in the bath, but the sensitive bits are covered up with water or bubbles. I haven't actually seen it, but it's described on Bulbapedia.

 

Edit: Just checked the Bulbapedia article and it has images of Chuang Yi's English adaption of the scene. No nudity.

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But I'm mainly more interested in reading the Red Adventures manga. As for the Electric Tale of Pikachu, I don't like that it's so hard to find a fully uncut version. I understand the removal of that scene from the initial printing, but things like coloring over Misty's swimsuit during that battle feels slightly pandering. I shouldn't have to import from another country to get the artist's original work. There should be another option...then again, EToP probably is hard to find in print anymore, cut or uncut.

 

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But I'm mainly more interested in reading the Red Adventures manga. As for the Electric Tale of Pikachu, I don't like that it's so hard to find a fully uncut version. I understand the removal of that scene from the initial printing, but things like coloring over Misty's swimsuit during that battle feels slightly pandering. I shouldn't have to import from another country to get the artist's original work. There should be another option...then again, EToP probably is hard to find in print anymore, cut or uncut.

 

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Yes, her bits and bobs are covered, but she's still completely naked, soaking in the bath, groping her breasts and wishing her "chest would evolve." Pokémon in America is marketed towards children so naturally they can't have a product on the shelves that show a woman naked. It's still marketed to children to this day but it's obvious that adults are the primary audience in America. It's also worth mentioning that the artist himself censored it a bit. The collected versions are more censored than the original magazine versions. And it's not even Electric Tale of Pikachu that's hard to find. Any manga that was originally presented in a comic book format, flipped, is hard to find. Modern manga just doesn't come that way anymore, and there's not enough of an audience to justify a reprint.

 

It's also not entirely about censorship as it is simply making it available. In the case of Electric Tale of Pikachu, it was about knowing their market, so it needed to be censored. But, and I keep coming back to this series, Prison School hadn't come out for the longest time because Kodansha couldn't find it feasible to release it because bookstores would be unwilling to stock it. Still can't get it at Barnes and Noble. Meanwhile, Gantz and High School of the Dead are available there for some reason. And in a way, they were right. Yen Press prints it and the first volume didn't crack the top 10 in the New York Times Bestseller List for manga once. It reaches a point where, the more mature the content, the harder it is to sell it. It's important to find a middle ground.

 

Japanese culture is different. And that's all well and good, but so is America's culture. We just don't enjoy nudity the same way they do. To Love-Ru is published in a magazine for boys. I've read it. No, it shouldn't be. But that's from an American's perspective.

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Yes, her bits and bobs are covered, but she's still completely naked, soaking in the bath, groping her breasts and wishing her "chest would evolve." Pokémon in America is marketed towards children so naturally they can't have a product on the shelves that show a woman naked. It's still marketed to children to this day but it's obvious that adults are the primary audience in America. It's also worth mentioning that the artist himself censored it a bit. The collected versions are more censored than the original magazine versions. And it's not even Electric Tale of Pikachu that's hard to find. Any manga that was originally presented in a comic book format, flipped, is hard to find. Modern manga just doesn't come that way anymore, and there's not enough of an audience to justify a reprint.

 

It's also not entirely about censorship as it is simply making it available. In the case of Electric Tale of Pikachu, it was about knowing their market, so it needed to be censored. But, and I keep coming back to this series, Prison School hadn't come out for the longest time because Kodansha couldn't find it feasible to release it because bookstores would be unwilling to stock it. Still can't get it at Barnes and Noble. Meanwhile, Gantz and High School of the Dead are available there for some reason. And in a way, they were right. Yen Press prints it and the first volume didn't crack the top 10 in the New York Times Bestseller List for manga once. It reaches a point where, the more mature the content, the harder it is to sell it. It's important to find a middle ground.

Again, it's not like EToP is the only manga to have suggestive themes about an underage girls. It feels more weird now, when reading Dragon Ball and there's 16 year old Bulma with her fits out,but when I was 14 or 15 it wasn't strange at all because I was just looking at art of a girl who was around my age. Maybe I was the exception in that I starting looking at those kind of images fairly young, but I think that kind of thing is more commonplace in Japan.

 

And yeah, I don't have a problem with the censored version existing, I just would prefer there existed an uncensored version out there somewhere, although finding out that the author changed it himself does make it a bit different. I guess that's where you get into the George Lucas debates in that should the author declare what is the definitive version of their art or so should the fan base. I would lean towards the author because there are too many people out there who try to co-opt an author's work as it is.

 

I still have the first volume of EToP somewhere that I got as a kid...but I'm more interested in the Red Adventures story at this point. I'm unsure if there was any censorship of that title, but it stands to reason that there is.

 

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If there is, it's less. I've read it, and aside from a Pokémon being outright murdered by another Pokémon, there's nothing questionable in it. And that scene is still in the North American release if I remember. It's pretty good. Sucks that over time the previous cast starts to disappear as the cast grows more and more. They appear less as a group and instead only the individual characters from the current game story arc appears. Red's adventure concludes just fine after the Yellow Arc and that's more or less where I ended it.

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If there is, it's less. I've read it, and aside from a Pokémon being outright murdered by another Pokémon, there's nothing questionable in it. And that scene is still in the North American release if I remember. It's pretty good. Sucks that over time the previous cast starts to disappear as the cast grows more and more. They appear less as a group and instead only the individual characters from the current game story arc appears. Red's adventure concludes just fine after the Yellow Arc and that's more or less where I ended it.

It's a shame there isn't more mature audience targeted Pokemon manga. That recent one about the Pokemon/Human hybrids was anticipated as a Pokémon manga for adults before the anthropomorphic element was revealed. Then it (unsurprisingly) faded into obscurity, at least in America.

 

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Not like you can't find Pokémon/human merging art on any DeviantArt page. There's plenty of non-Pokémon-themed manga like that out there anyways. While you can't find much in the way of manga, there's still Pokémon media that can appeal towards adults. The second Mystery Dungeon series of games was dark as hell, and it was totally out of left field. It started as a simple "collect these things and save the day" thing to "dark future ruled by evil." The series in general has a dark bent to it.

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I've still not gotten around to Mystery Dungeon games. I prefer the RPGs with its team building, collecting, trading etc.

 

Some of my favorite Pokemon games were XD Gale of Darkness and Coliseum, both on the Gemcube. They were a bit darker and more mature but still really fun traditional JRPG that had full link functionality. I still have my old XD team on my AlphaSapphire cart.

 

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Toonami is still moderately censored, but it doesn't bother me. Anime runs slightly longer than the traditional American show so they have to cut portions of the opening and closing credits. That's not so much censorship as it is cutting for time though. The swears in Black Lagoon were moderately censored. I think I even recall a big black bar that read "censored" covered up Revy's middle finger. Back when it was still Adult Swim and they were airing Durarara!! swears were censored in like every episode.

Very moderately.  Almost no show that's not on a pay cable channel like HBO can get away with a f bomb.  Even on a show like South Park.  The fact that the word sh!t is not bleeped anymore blows my mind, since it's Cartoon Network.  I grew up on CN and Adult Swim and it's nice to see how far they've come.  It seems like they don't have to worry about gore getting censored anymore more.  Ultimate Hellsing and Akame Go Kill have proven that.  It wasn't too long ago when shows I previously mentioned and something like Black Lagoon would have no chance airing on CN because of the level of violence in it.  The hang up right now is nudity but that's across the board with cable in the U.S.  I also like that theyshow DBZ Kai uncensored.  I remember when it was airing somewhere else during the day and I knew they were going to mess with it.  Anyone watch Gundam Wing on CN back in the day?  I remember I watched the late night airing of the show because the daytime version of the show was censored.  That's right.  Good ole tame Gundam Wing had parts "too hot to handle" during the day back when it aired so long ago.   

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There are tons of swears on cable networks late at night. My favorite thing to watch past midnight is Zack and Miri Make a Porno on Comedy Central. Just ahead of the South Park movie past midnight. Totally uncensored, both of them. They could totally get away with Revy's middle finger and s*** and f*** in Deadman Wonderland. Those were peppered all over the show.

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There are tons of swears on cable networks late at night. My favorite thing to watch past midnight is Zack and Miri Make a Porno on Comedy Central. Just ahead of the South Park movie past midnight. Totally uncensored, both of them. They could totally get away with Revy's middle finger and s*** and f*** in Deadman Wonderland. Those were peppered all over the show.

 

How the Hell is that movie uncensored?? There was a lot of naughty bits in that movie, if I recall correctly.

 

I'll never forget deciding to pick out Forgetting Sarah Marshall to watch with my incredibly religious mom. I had only ever seen on it TBS which meant it was obviously censored very heavily. This was back when I was living in an apartment with my mother and we were trying to find a movie to watch one night and I remembered how much that movie had cheered me up after a pretty terrible breakup I'd been through. There were plenty of F-Bombs, tits, flaccid penises, and even one fairly graphic $#!& scene (not a sex scene, a $#!& scene...there's a difference).

 

Most awkward two hours of my life.

 

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It aired at like 1:00 in the morning so they could air it uncensored. I've also watched many a roast uncensored with the use of a certain word with the third letter in the alphabet in it.

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Watching Akame ga Kill on Adult Swim. It's one of the worst things I've ever seen, and it's so hilarious to watch this trainwreck. Just can't look away.

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I've enjoyed it. I'm curious though, why do you say it's one of the worst things you've seen?

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I can't speak for Fates, and I haven't seen much of it, but I have a small enough level of experience to know it isn't good. First, the main character looks so boring. His design is so sterile and bland. It's also, like I mentioned a few pages ago, "much gore, so edgy" to me. I love gore. Horror films, Carnage and Venom, Kill Bill, Tokyo Ghoul, Gantz, etc. With that comes balls-to-the-wall action. Love that too. Yet, I don't get the feeling of, "look at all that blood, aren't we mature?" from other things. I was told lots of characters die in it, and that is part of its hook. But I was also told that few are main characters. Also, the dialogue is aggressively awful, yet so unremarkable in that regard that I can't remember any, just that I remember it being terrible. And I'm not one to pick apart these kinds of things, but the dub was rough and stiff. I couldn't find any info on the majority of the voice actors. And the fanservice isn't great either. It feels like it's supposed to be a distraction from how bad the rest of the art looks.

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I see. I've not really watched anime shows until the last year or two, but I can see where someone wouldn't like it. I've enjoyed what I've watched despite my own qualms with the show. Perhaps it's one of those shows were it's so bad it's good in my eyes without realizing it, as I do like a few of the characters and am curious what will happen down the road with the story.

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It's one of those "anime of the season" kind of shows. The one that's hyped up that doesn't deliver on it. Those pop up a lot. Sword Art Online, Is It Wrong to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?, Aldnoah.Zero, and Kill La Kill immediately spring to mind but those come around every season. Everyone deserves at least one overhyped show that they enjoy that others don't. Usually it's because it has something that appeals to them personally that doesn't for others, so they judge it more stringently on it's other aspects.

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I've heard of that Dungeon one you've mentioned, and it sounds...questionable. Can't remember where I read about it, but the reactions it was getting weren't the best.

 

And yes, everyone's got that one show, movie, game, or what have you that's like that. It's like a guilty pleasure in a way.

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I actually don't know why Dungeon was so hyped. It's not based on anything super popular, it looked like yet another fantasy show. At least with Sword Art Online or Attack On Titan you can see where people are coming from. I think it's because of all the talk about Hestia's boob string. Kind of like how Shimoneta from this season got a lot of talk after the "love nectar cookies" scene.

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eal pretty much hit the nail on the head.

 

The dialogue is quite bad. The dub doesn't help either, it's like the actors are just reading off a script.

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Finished up Monster Musume last week and instead of going back to the list of stuff I wanted to watch I decided to watch Himouto! Umaru-chan because it looked pretty cute and I had read somewhere that it had recently finished up it's run.  I'm four episodes in so far.  I like seeing the different references, like Umaru playing a SF4 tournament at a Capcom store or wanting her brother to buy her a copy of FFXV since she finished playing her DQ game.  Umaru's character can be annoying when she changes to her himono personality but other than that I'm enjoying it.

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