Dragon Ball, One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto all have blood. Why doesn't Fairy Tail have it?

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    A similar question "Why did they draw clothes on Lisanna, Erza and Natsu in the latest episode (S02E64)?", will probably have the same answer. They censor that stuff to keep the audience as broad as possible to maximize profit. Having blood or nudity will not make the anime appropriate for children. Jun 27, 2015 at 15:57
  • Could you add scenes of the other mangas, showing blood? Because I believe they censor a lot of stuff too. Jun 27, 2015 at 15:59
  • All i know is that the movie phoenix priestess has a liiiitle blood thats all i want another fairy tail movie though😒
    – user28257
    Sep 14, 2016 at 12:20

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The reason for this is censorship. Fairy Tail has a 'PG-13' age rating; most shows with this rating do not show gore.

Another example of something they censored would be that in the manga, Gray Fullbuster is a smoker. They took this out in the anime because they were afraid it might influence children to think that smoking is cool.

This can be seen in Chapter 4, Page 20 and Chapter 10, Page 6-7.

Gray Fullbuster smoking.

On a side note, the first OVA ("Welcome To Fairy Hills!") is the only episode I know of that shows blood before Fairy Tail 2014.

Levy after Erza smashed her face into the wall.

Levy after Erza smashed her face into the wall (10:05).

  • Does the new Fairy Tail,that aired last year,have blood?
    – Daniel
    Jun 27, 2015 at 17:13
  • @Daniel not much but definitely some, img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140405035128/fairytail/images/f/…
    – Alagaros
    Jun 27, 2015 at 17:30
  • Is that not tomato juice? What makes you say it's blood? Also please specify in which chapter Gray is shown smoking? I recall none except the older generation of Fairy Tail member (Macao, Wakaba) smoking. Jun 29, 2015 at 8:21
  • @SakuraiTomoko take a look at the first OVA, at 10:05. Erza smashes her face into the wall. Very unlikely for that to be tomato juice...
    – Alagaros
    Jun 29, 2015 at 8:24
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    In what system does Fairy Tail have a "T" rating? Neither MPAA nor TVPG have a rating of "T", and I can't imagine that an anime would use ESRB ratings.
    – senshin
    Sep 23, 2015 at 22:24

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