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Anime That is Cut in the UK: The Definitive Thread

Discussion in 'Anime Industry Discussion' started by Just Passing Through, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Just Passing Through

    Just Passing Through Guild Member

    It's a question that gets asked time and again recently on these forums. Is this anime cut.

    So I figure maybe we should have a definitive list. Stick it in a FAQ somewhere so people can ignore it and ask anyway...

    To my knowledge, these anime are cut by the BBFC in the UK.

    CODE GEASS - LELOUCH OF THE REBELLION - R2 - TURN 10 - WHEN SHEN HU WINS GLORY 1s

    That's one episode of Code Geass R2, 1 second is the smallest unit that the BBFC measures, the actual cut (of a sexually suggestive but not explicit image) is just a few frames, and this was accomplished by replacement, not excision.

    EDIT: Confirmed from retail release, while the original Beez DVD release was cut, the subsequent Blu-ray debut and DVD re-release from Kaze is uncut.

    PARANOIA AGENT V3 1m 20s

    This is the most egregious cut in UK anime, and one that I hate. A scene of a child trying to hang herself in the Happy Family Planning episode is removed completely, a significant plot point.

    IKKI TOUSEN - DRAGON DESTINY 2m49s

    The actual show is uncut. What's missing is the 1st OVA episode in its entirety. A little girl groping adult women's breasts was enough to make the examiner's head explode.

    NINJA SCROLL 53 seconds

    The first DVD release of this was cut. The cuts were waived in 2004, so if you got the second DVD release (the two disc collection) you should be fine.

    Urotsukidoji, Legend of the Overfiend and Return of the Overfiend are all cut. If you need to ask why, you should never watch it.

    La Blue Girl is banned. La Blue Girl Returns is cut by over half an hour, cuts substituted for something less offensive... It is hentai after all.

    The Darkness Series boxset

    More Hentai

    Alien of Darkess cut by 1m47s
    Mission of Darkess cut by 7m29s
    Idol of Darkness cut by 2m54s
    Spy of Darkness banned by the BBFC

    If anyone can think of any other cuts, please post them here.

    Updates...

    The Wings of Honneamise has an approximately 2 minute scene with an attempted sexual assault removed from the UK VHS release and TV showings.

    This was a choice made by the distributor to obtain a PG rating for retail. The original, uncut film was passed by the BBFC at 15.





    Song Substitutions

    Not just in the UK, but altered (not cut) in all English speaking territories...

    Eden of the East Series, all except episode 1 has the opening Oasis song replaced due to licensing issues.

    K-ON! Volume 1, episode 1, Tsubasa wo Kudasai, an instrumental piece, is replaced by Aura Lee (Love Me Tender), again for music licensing reasons.

    Girls und Panzer episode 8, Russian folk song replaced by Tetris theme, animation also edited.

    confirmed!

    The Japanese Broadcast release had Duran Duran's Girls On Film as it's opening theme.

    Click here for NormanicGrav's post in full, as I've edited out repeated information.

     
  2. Sparrowsabre7

    Sparrowsabre7 Za Warudo

    It's worth noting that the hanging sequence is left intact in part in the preview for the episode and also exists in its entireity on some DVDs in the UK (possibly screener DVDs) as when I rented Paranoia Agent from lovefilm, the scene was 100% intact.
     
  3. Just Passing Through

    Just Passing Through Guild Member

    The Wings of Honneamise has an approximately 2 minute scene with an attempted sexual assault removed from the UK VHS release and TV showings.

    This was a choice made by the distributor to obtain a PG rating for retail. The original, uncut film was passed by the BBFC at 15.
     
  4. Leatherman The Perfect (lol) Edition, an R18 release, was cut by 9m 7s "to remove dialogue and subtitles suggesting a lack of consent to sex, and likely to encourage an interest in underage sex."

    The other day a poster mentioned another R18 title that was heavily cut, but I can't recall the title in question and nor can I recall which thread it was. D'oh.
     
  5. Animefreak17

    Animefreak17 Godhand

    i know what i like to cut off
     
  6. Rui

    Rui Karamatsu Boy Administrator

    Stickied since it does come up a lot! Also, topically, Manga tweeted thus recently:

    http://twitter.com/#!/MangaUK/status/113962249558822912
    http://twitter.com/#!/MangaUK/status/113962334594142208

    While this isn't entirely true if you take their entire back catalogue into consideration, their intent to release everything uncut comes through loud and clear.

    R
     
  7. MrLaserSharkKH

    MrLaserSharkKH Stand User

    Yup, Crying Freeman and Fist of the North Star both have had some cuts in some of their video tape releases, If I (or the bbfc website) are not mistaken
     
  8. Technically Manga are correct since they no longer own the licenses for anything cut during the VHS days (they did release Violence Jack on DVD but I don't think they have it any more). EDIT: Except Overfiend of course.
     
  9. cercia

    cercia School Idol

    Wow, I have no idea what's cut unless its old school fantasy...they STILL cut anime..? WHY??
     
  10. Shiroi Hane

    Shiroi Hane Dragon Knight

    Angelic Layer, although the cut was only to the VA commentary track (Monica called herself a "retard"):

    "Company chose to remove some uses of derogatory language referring to mental and physical disability for PG category in line with BBFC Guidelines. A 12 uncut was available to the company."

    http://www.bbfc.co.uk/AVV195456/
    http://www.bbfc.co.uk/AVV190804/

    I only remember one episode being cut, although two discs are listed (one cut by "0s").
     
  11. ayase

    ayase Mushi-shi

    :lol:

    That made my day. How uptight must those censors be? My image of the BBFC is just Mary Whitehouse sat in a bare, windowless room with her face pushed up to a small 1960's CRT TV with notepad and pen at the ready.
     
  12. Shiroi Hane

    Shiroi Hane Dragon Knight

  13. Ryo Chan

    Ryo Chan Symphogear

    yet they left the same response by her in Negima's bloopers in? :D
     
  14. Shiroi Hane

    Shiroi Hane Dragon Knight

    What rating was Negima? The AL cut wasn't mandatory - ADV did it in order to get a PG rating (They could have had a 12 uncut).
     
  15. Animefreak17

    Animefreak17 Godhand

    this threads a very good idea
    if any up-coming release are coming out and there theres cuts in them il know cause the info will be in here
     
  16. Y-San

    Y-San Shinki

    I believe Negima!? picked up a 15 certificate rating, in the end.

    Speaking of the BBFC, I remember when Evangelion 2.22 had its UK premier in Glasgow, though I can't remember quite what was said, they had a BBFC representitive in to discuss rating an anime.

    One of the biggest problems was though, that most of the time, who ever was viewing could sometime see only a single episode out of context of the rest of the series.
     
  17. Just Passing Through

    Just Passing Through Guild Member

    Not just in the UK, but altered (not cut) in all English speaking territories...

    Eden of the East Series, all except episode 1 has the opening Oasis song replaced due to licensing issues.

    K-ON! Volume 1, episode 1, Tsubasa wo Kudasai, an instrumental piece, is replaced by Aura Lee (Love Me Tender), again for music licensing reasons.
     
  18. Shiroi Hane

    Shiroi Hane Dragon Knight

    I seriously wouldn't consider that "cut", but along the same lines - Lili Marleen was changed for something else in FUNimation's release of Strike Witches and I doubt the UK release will be any different.
    https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/11370062025
     
  19. Ryo Chan

    Ryo Chan Symphogear

    shoulda stuck this in, sounds nothing like the eva version ;)

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    i assume the UK version of Speed Grapher has "girls on film" removed from the op too
     
  20. Shiroi Hane

    Shiroi Hane Dragon Knight

    I only have one volume of Speed Grapher, and it doesn't have Girls on Film.