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Questions tagged [censorship]

Questions related to the censorship of anime and manga.

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What is Christmas present Tohru gives Miss Kobayashi in episode 10?

At time mark 20:11 of ep.10 in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Tohru gives to her a Christmas present to help with back pain. She opens the present, which is apparently some sort of living creature from ...
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Why was the kiss not shown?

In episode 7 of Yuri!!! On Ice, Victor and Yuuri share what is almost definitely a kiss on the ice. However, this kiss is blocked from view by a conveniently placed arm, as seen below: Some people ...
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Why, in the dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, were the Earthbound Gods renamed the Earthbound Immortals?

In the original series, the Egyptian gods remained as they were, and later in the very same series a set of cards is called the Nordic gods; what makes the Earthbound Gods so different?
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Why do they censor vomiting in anime?

In vomiting scenes, the liquid is censored by rainbow, mosaics or bright light. Why do they censor puke? Blood shedding, killing, fighting, taking alcohol, bad language, nudity (without showing ...
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Was Kazuki Takahashi involved in the modifications made in Yu-Gi-Oh! for reasons of censorship?

Checking some Youtube videos about censorship in Yu-Gi-Oh! (especcially this video), it seems that the motives for censorship are based mainly on: Sexual content/innuendoes Violence Religion ...
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Are there censored or discarded Pokemon creatures and what are the motives behind it?

After seeing some Youtube videos about censorship in Pokemon, it seems to me that the motives for it are based mainly on1: Sexual content/innuendoes Violence (gore, mutilations, etc.) Religion ...
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Was Sailor Moon edited in the English version?

Was Sailor Moon edited for the English version, to show less in the transformation when they are naked? Was it originally meant for children?
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Why are anime girls drawn without pubic hair?

Why are there no hair drawn down there or anywhere apart from FEMALE character's heads in anime? I heard it was illegal from my friend. Were they making it up?
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What is the reason behind this strange censorship of a specific scene in Tokyo Ghoul?

During the scene where Kurona and Nashiro are fighting Juzo in Season 2 Episode 4, I noticed some censorship. Juzo ends up stabbing Kurona a lot with his knives, but it's blurred out like this: I ...
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What are the anime censorship laws in the United States?

I have a similar question to ask. What are the anime censorship laws in the United States? There appears to be major culture difference between United States and Japan and I am not sure if that ...
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Is intentionally producing a lower quality TV release unique to anime?

A lot of shows nowadays are significantly censored or badly drawn for TV release. When the home media versions come out, they are uncensored and in some cases redrawn in certain areas. Kagerou ...
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Was “Baby Kangaroo's Birthday Surprise” the target of any censorship?

The film "Baby Kangaroo's Birthday Surprise" (カンガルーの誕生日 - Kangaroo no Tanjoubi) was released in February 1941, less than a year before the Second Sino-Japanese war became the Pacific War, involving ...
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When was the first usage of 'white light' censorship in anime?

As I have been watching anime, I have found that a lot of the more modern shows which contain content not suitable for TV viewing use bright light to censor bodily parts, overly violent/bloody imagery,...
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What are the anime censorship laws in Japan?

I know that there are censorship laws in Japan (which is why you end up with things like tentacles instead of genitalia). What are the laws, and are they the same as the laws for live-action ...
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Why does censorship level differ between manga and anime?

I have noticed that anime adapted from a manga heavily tone down the level of violence and "fanservice" (sometimes skipping them entirely). Why is the censorship level different between manga and ...
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Is manga censorship in Western countries always done with author consent?

Censorship is usually seen as an act against the author's will. Talking with an editor in my country (Italy) working for a publishing house in the erotic manga market, he tells me that censorship for ...