View RSS Feed

The life and mind of Takashi Morinosuka

Funimation censering anime

Rate this Entry
This blog is in responce to Funimations newest licensed anime Dance in the Vampire Bund.

Funimation resently announced that they were licensing Dance in the Vampire Bund but were going to edit some of it's content.

Now before going any forethere, I don't have a problem with anime being censored for tv brodcasts; however Funimation has said that they will not only edit it for TV but also for the DVD release.

Now on the the actual anime
The main character Princess Mina Tepes is an old vampire but keeps herself looking youthful by appearing in the body of a 9 year old girl and offten acts in suductive ways so there is "underage nudity".

People are questioning why Funimation would license such an anime and most belive it's just because it's about vampires. Thanks to Twilight vampires are once again a hot topic and so people belive that Funimation didn't even look at the anime their just like:

"It's about vampires? License it!"

Which is stupid or maybe they knew what they were getting into and are going to release it uncut on DVD.

Most belive that this is being censered becasue of the Handlie Trials.

Last year an Iawa man named Chris Handlie faced obsenaty charges because he imported a bunch of manga with some questionalbe depictions of child pron. My guess is he impored Kodomo no jikan.

So because of this he's getting 6 months in prison and 3 years probation but does not have to register as a sex offender.

So I can see why Funimation would censer it for TV but as far as the DVDs just market them as hentai and I think that would fix the problem.

I'm tired of the government telling us what we can and can't watch. Hentai is considered porn in America and yet an art form in Japan because as far as I know Japan doesn't care about acts depicted in hentai because it's not real. While America is censor and law suit happy.

This reminds me of that episode of Family Guy what was cut and will only be on the DVD release were Lois gets an abortion. It's all political correctness run amuck.


  1. Tygon's Avatar
    Not the first anime to be censored, unfortunately. Pokemon, of all things, has some episodes that they won't show in the U.S. (one because it has a gun in it, the other because James wears a bikini with huge fake breasts).

    I guess I can understand it for a TV broadcast, but not for DVD.
  2. KaworuVsDrWily's Avatar
    Well, Funimation's method of handling this is very stupid. If they do not want to release it the way it was intended to be seen, they should have never licensed it. I have the same complaint about how Hollywood Video and Blockbuster Video tends to stock censored versions of films that they refused to stock uncut versions of - it's all about pissing away the integrity to make a quick buck off some poor folk who does not know that he is not getting the uncut version.

    On the other hand, I do understand why it took Media Blasters quite some time to release a completely uncut version of Kite (even if I do not completely approve of the editing involved, some of the content that was cut out was incredibly tacky and devoid of taste) - but anybody who knows the story about that anime also knows that it is a far cry from what Funimation is dealing with. - the Adult Baby / Diaper Lover / Incontinence Support Community. is designed to be viewed in Firefox, with a resolution of at least 1280 x 1024.