Anime That is Cut in the UK: The Definitive Thread

Buzz201

Mad Scientist
It's really funny to me that things like a single frame of animation get cut by the BBFC, but say...the entire Karen toothbrush scene in Nisemonogatari, and the Shinobu bath scene in Nisemonogatari went completely uncut. When MVM announced the release of Nisemonogatari a few years ago I was genuinely concerned that it would be cut. They're not very consistent are they? :-D
They're perfectly consistent, if it's legal and doesn't have the potential to harm, they'll keep it. If isn't legal and/or has the potential to harm, they won't.

Of course potential to harm is subjective, but it generally refers to use/discussion of particular suicide techniques and very few animes actually get cut on those grounds.
 

RoryT

Hikikomori
I think I have an old issue of Manga Mania from the 90s that discusses some of the cuts made back then I'll see if I can dig it out it might make for interesting reading :)
AFAIK, at the very least some of the Overfiend releases and stuff like Adventure Kid didnt even make it past the censors.
 

sniper_samurai

Combat Butler
I think I have an old issue of Manga Mania from the 90s that discusses some of the cuts made back then I'll see if I can dig it out it might make for interesting reading :)
AFAIK, at the very least some of the Overfiend releases and stuff like Adventure Kid didnt even make it past the censors.
Urotsukidoji 4 had about 50 minutes removed to pass certification, someone still thought it was a good idea to release it in such a state too.

All 4 Urotsukidoji titles have some level of cuts in the UK.
 

Relaxo

Adventurer
Please verify:
It seems that a few seconds of footage involving a Nazi flag (Episode 8, around 9:08) are missing on the Universal Blu-ray release of Drifters.


It seems that the scene is included, however might be skipped depending on language settings.
 
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No point linking to the BBFC anymore, given the uselessness of their site.

My Girlfriend is Shobitch is cut.

Episode 3 has 2 minutes and 49 seconds of sexual innuendo involving an infant removed.
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
No point linking to the BBFC anymore, given the uselessness of their site.

My Girlfriend is Shobitch is cut.

Episode 3 has 2 minutes and 49 seconds of sexual innuendo involving an infant removed.
Well, it's certainly been a while since this has happened. Do you have any more information on the cut? Such as where it took place, etc?

(And yeah, I checked the BBFC website and it's useless lol).
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
From around 4:40 to 7:20 of episode 3 is all gone.
I just watched that segment on HIDIVE and... yeah, I can see why...

For those who don't know, the sequence is basically flashbacks to Kosaka as a 4 year old, and her mother's observations really sexualising her behaviour...
 
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Magical Senshi

Straw Hat Pirate
In all honesty, I had a feeling that the BBFC would cut that particular scene from the moment MVM announced a release of Shobitch.

If anything, when I watched the series on HiDive a few years ago, I found the scene to be very unsettling, so I can understand why it was cut.
 
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Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
An update on Shobitch: I reached out to the BBFC and they replied to me today, confirming that the scene was cut. I also asked them about the episode still being uncut on HIDIVE:

We classified My Girlfriend is Shobitch 18 with cuts in June this year. Cuts were issued to a scene in which a child is portrayed in a sexualised context. These cuts were issued in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Video Recordings Act 1984.

With streaming services, there is currently no legal requirement for platforms to submit content to us for classification. However, some do on a voluntary basis. It's also very common for streaming services to use the same cut versions as on home entertainment and the cinema for consistency.
 
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