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How much censorship?
« on: September 21, 2011, 07:48:39 am »
Everybody has breaking points. On that note, how much censorship can you actually take to consider a series watchable?

I remember Princess Lover with its acceptable black censors. You might not even notice if you're not into panty shots because it is naturally dark under a girl's skirt (because of the shadow, you pervs).

I also remember Rosario to Vampire with the horrible big-ass kawaii-janai bat-censorship. To others who don't know, that bat also acts as mascot to the show. However, it is not funny when he covers the entire screen.

Meanwhile, the recent R-15 has horrible white screen censorship. That's the reason I dropped it half way. I understand though, that it also depends on the amount of what they have to censor, maybe that's why Hidan no Aria and Mayo Chiki! has acceptable amount of censors.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2011, 03:23:02 am by Chadwicke »

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Re: How much censorship?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 09:14:44 am »
I care little about censorship, I've never even considered dropping a show because of it. Certainly, it can be a little annoying if it's excessive, and if the anime contains good ecchi I like to get an uncensored DVD/BD version for archiving purposes, but while I enjoy good graphics, the story and characters are always more important for me. I don't mind old shows with primitive animation, I don't mind low-budget shows... if the show happens to have great art and animation, it's always a plus, but bad ones are rarely a heavy minus. Same goes for censorship, if it's tasteful and unobstructing, it's a plus, but if it's bad, it's not a heavy minus.

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Re: How much censorship?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 12:32:46 pm »
I dropped Blood-C due to the censoring, having half the screen covered black was just to much.

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Re: How much censorship?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 03:54:20 pm »
Full Metal Panic Fumoffu had a hot springs arc and posting screencaps in the Enticing to Watch thread reminded me of it. I was laughing at the perfectly (in)conveniently placed plants and railings there. I still enjoy Blood-C despite the heavy censorship of the violence, but I decided to wait for the BD rips of R-15 after just the first episode. 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku with it's hideous color scribbles was unwatchable for me.

Given that I have a backlog of around half a terabyte of anime to watch, I can usually be patient and wait for the BDs of a massively censored show. Censorship of the same screen area of violence is less annoying to me than nudity censorship, but it also depends on how they do it. It pisses me off when the censorship is more tasteless than what they're censoring. ;)

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Re: How much censorship?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 06:23:44 pm »
I dropped R-16 after 1 ep becaus of those big white lines over just about everything. (I liked it so little that I wrote the name wrong).
If done right, figures and such can be funny, but if they`re just like sitting there they`re annoying. The censores for Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-Chan!! Specials did it in a funny way, like the figures was part of the anime.
Big bright shining lines across the screen is my limit.
Damp in bathing scenes is ok.

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Re: How much censorship?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 04:42:00 pm »
I recently got the first two BD eps of R-15 (not that the boobs and panties were that important, just that the white bars were so obnoxious). After being able to relax and watch those two without having to cringe at the white bars, I found the show to be funny enough to make it through the censored 3-12.

It wasn't the censorship itself that made me drop it the first time, but that it was so crudely done - before I was able to build up any interest or motivation to keep watching the show. If they need to censor, the first couple eps are the ones where the broadcasters should take the most time and effort to do it tastefully.

I'll take equivalent black bars from Blood-C over the white in R-15 any time. Yes, the darkened areas in Princess Lover weren't bad. The ink splotches in Hyakka Rouran were nearly OK. Excessive steam works too, and if they must use white, at least use it when the sun is in frame so it really does look like sunlight.

Edit: *watching ep.03* Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai is another example of censorship that's obvious but not as annoying. It's clear what's there and what's being blocked and it doesn't obscure the entire screen. Also, like Onii-chan no Koto there is some relevancy of the censoring to the show in the images used for the censoring blocks. It's not as good as if it's planned in the original anime, like the FMP example a while back but it's tolerable.
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Re: How much censorship?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 04:40:25 am »
Freaking horsey. I almost couldn't stand it in Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai. Except for this one frame discribed below:

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Index: i don't understand, sometimes, they forgot to censor The most important Thing, and censored another Thing
27th Oct 2011, 03:11 AM
TheThing: wasn't there already a thread dedicated to this?
27th Oct 2011, 03:12 AM
TheThing: anyways, going to sleep
27th Oct 2011, 03:12 AM
TheThing: @Index: forgot to censor what most important thing?
27th Oct 2011, 03:12 AM
don juan-: 4-5 more hours before i go to sleep
27th Oct 2011, 03:12 AM
Cronus: well, Index, TheThing is, censorship is based on perspective
27th Oct 2011, 03:13 AM
TheThing: no, I mean, everything else is OK to be broadcasted
27th Oct 2011, 03:13 AM
Index: yeah. like this one
27th Oct 2011, 03:13 AM
mangos: you should go to sleep
27th Oct 2011, 03:14 AM
TheThing: @Index: that was a SINGLE FRAME that went unnoticed
27th Oct 2011, 03:14 AM
Index: look! <i>TheThing</i> is trying to run away!
27th Oct 2011, 03:14 AM
TheThing: fail


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Re: How much censorship?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 02:01:01 am »
Censorship= an unearthly abomination that deserves to be eradicated and destroyed, I want my gore, and I want my boobs, screw censorship
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Re: How much censorship?
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 05:21:30 am »
Is it just me or does To Love Ru have varying censorship from the first season on? For example, the first season has the steam and light beams that mildly censor, but don't entirely censor such that Lala's nipples are still discernable. The second and third seasons have darker/thicker light beams and steam that cover noticeably more than the first season. Also, kind of non sequitor but is there no uncensored version of the first season or is it I just can't find crap?

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Re: How much censorship?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 06:30:56 pm »
I dont care at all coz i sometimes watch hentai and yaoi :D