Censorship Of Anime And Games

Yahallo!Censorship has become a must, especially in this world of free media and insecurity. The internet is no more a safe place, with pop up ads and dangerous content. It has an adverse effect on the minds of our young audience.

It is the suppression of dangerous or harmful content as decided by the government. Censorship differs from region to region. A noteworthy example, censorship in USA and censorship in Middle Eastern countries differs because of specific rules.

Censorship
Ronin – Guweiz

Media Censorship : Video Games

Nair Automata 2B
2B, a character from Neir Automata – Guweiz

•  World Of Warcraft – Blood is coloured black and anything visually similar to bone structures is removed from the chinese version of the game.

• Grand Theft Auto Series – GTA V is heavily modified to remove scenes of blood or nudity in the Japan and Korea. Hot Coffee, a normally accessible mini game in GTA : San Andreas created a controversy in many countries due to the explicit content of the mini game. The mini game has been completely removed now. The game will crash if you try to access it.

• Fallout –  The “Fat Man” nuclear catapult weapon is given the name of “Nuka Launcher”. As the original name is a reference to the bomb used on Nagasaki. The side quest “Power Of Atom” is given a change.

• Fire Emblem – They removed the feature allowing ‘petting’ a user’s face. Furthermore, some probably gay scenes created controversy. So they edited it out now.

• Mario Kart – They edited offensive arm gestures.

• Until Dawn – They censored death scenes in Japan.

Censorship : Anime

Censorship in anime and games
Ghost In The Shell – Guweiz

• One Piece – It received a lot of censorship in Middle Eastern and other countries. It includes blood edits and female characters edits. In addition to that, they edited guns into safer types. We know 4kids for a variety of edits like how they changed Onigiri into ‘jelly filled doughnuts’ or Sanji’s cigar into a lollipop.

• Rosario the Vampire – They censored panty shots with bat cliparts.

• Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei – In some bath scenes, the writer’s assistants head is used to censor them.

• Sailor Moon – The change the gay relationship or genders in this anime.

• Terra Formers, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures and a few others – These anime got a high amount of censorship for blood, gore and nudity. Seems like the censorships were big black dots on the screen, as a result of lazy animators.

Finally, a list of most censored countries.

Most Censored Countries ( 2015 )

1) Eritrea
2) North Korea
3) Saudi Arabia
4) Ethiopia
5) Azerbaijan
6) Vietnam
7) Iran
8) China
9) Myanmar
10 ) Cuba

Questions

1.Should the government censor media?
2. Do you think censorship is not necessary?
3. What’s your personal opinion on censorship?
4. If you could censor an entire show/person/content, what would you censor?

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18 Replies to “Censorship Of Anime And Games”

  1. 1.Should the government censor media?
    – It should be censored on the place that even kids can access like T.V and stuff like that.
    2. Do you think censorship is not necessary?
    – It is kinda necessary I guess ;o
    3. What’s your personal opinion on censorship?
    – Annoying when they censor gore scenes and you have to wait months for uncensored version to come.
    4. If you could censor an entire show/person/content, what would you censor?
    – Boku no pico and Arun.

  2. 1.Should the government censor media?

    In order to protect the younglings, yeah, i do agree with that. But , censorship on the other hand takes away the reality of things, and , in case of a video game or anime,disrespects the autors/creators .

    2. Do you think censorship is not necessary?

    Nah, it has a a benefit, just don’t overdo it.

    3. What’s your personal opinion on censorship?

    For me it’s annoying and don’t like it. But , fortunately there are uncensored version of every censored stuff. Little extra effort if need to search for it, but that’s just how it is.

    4. If you could censor an entire show/person/content, what would you censor?

    Nothing. I want to see everything the way the creators dreamed and made it.

  3. I think they should place warnings but not sensor anything. If you are not gonna watch exactly how it was made then it kinda feels you are not getting something

  4. Censor isn’t a really good thing, the best idea in this case is to rate it as mature and let the people decide if they want to see what’s there. We all have free choise.

  5. I do not think it’s fair
    for the government to use censorship in any case and not that I find it
    unnecessary, but the application of restrictions may be different. If a game adversely affects a certain age group of young people, prohibit it for that age, simple as that. It is the responsibility of parents to take care of what their child has access to. The way censoring is still used only harms adults who should not be subject to such restrictions. I am not against having rules or restrictions, when well founded, but censure yes, I am totally against. Just my opinion.

  6. I do not think it’s fair for the government to use censorship in any case and not that I find it unnecessary, but the application of restrictions may be different. If a game adversely affects a certain age group of young people, prohibit it for that age, simple as that. It is the responsibility of parents to take care of what their child has access to. The way censoring is still used only harms adults who should not be subject to such restrictions. I am not against having rules or restrictions, when well founded, but censure yes, I am totally against. Just my opinion. Anyone can feel free to disagree 😛

  7. I think some censorship is needed and necessary in order to establish norms in society, however, I also believe in mostly free and open speech so there is definitely a limit.

  8. 1.Should the government censor media?
    –>Well, yeah, they should censor it. But they also separate it with the original content. Most of the times, people prefer to see some actual gore/blood scenes and Ecchi moments too, so the original content can be very useful at such times.

    2. Do you think censorship is not necessary?
    –>It is really necessary.

    3. What’s your personal opinion on censorship?
    –>They mostly act like a mist which covers our eyes. Nothing special.

    4. If you could censor an entire show/person/content, what would you censor?
    –>All the Yaoi moments in Anime.

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