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sniper_samurai

Death Scythe
i wonder if its to do with the fact that sony own funimation because sony will not allow games with fan service unless there censored on the ps4.
Nothing to do with Sony Computer Entertainment and their new clear as mud guidelines, they have no say in the operation of the Picture Television division.

Plus 2 of the titles I mentioned were either released or scheduled to be released before the Sony acquisition.
 

RaeDra

Completely Average High School Student
Recently been watching the dub of Azur Lane, and when episode 6 came along I did think this might be a problem. Assumed the worst and now makes me think further problems will occur with the upcoming spin off anime "Azur Lane Bisoko Zensin" (especially considering thats focusing on the characters that makes this scene a real problem for funi or whoever). At least Azur Lane may come here now though!
 

Shadow Cat

Thousand Master
Trying to remember what episodes I would censor out of Azur Lane

Only one that came to mind was the bath scene but we've seen uncensored Strike Witches, Valkyrie Drive and Highschool DXD in the US so when it comes to overall graphic content, I'm at a loss?

I'm pretty much taking this as Azur Lane has more content that requires censorship than Valkyrie Drive... The show that almost has more nudity than clothes.... I've read it all. And we're not even talking "oh but they look XYZ years old" at this point, as Valkyrie Drive was refused classification in the UK for that reason IIRC......... But had an uncensored US release?
 

CommanderZx2

Kiznaiver
Okay just found one of the scenes in question and if it was Funimation's choice then in this case I agree with their decision. That was pretty yikes
Eh, I've checked the uncut scenes and it's just visible nipples of people in a public bath, doesn't look all that egregious. Heck Amazon still sells Pretty Baby (1978) as both physical & amazingly video streaming and the content in that film is a 1000% worse than what is seen in uncut scenes from Azur Lane.
 
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thedoctor2016

Harem King
FUNimation uploads their blu rays to their site. I can see why on a site where the hottest property is MHA you wouldn’t want that.,,
Maybe they should create a R18 brand and sep part of FUNi Now for this type of stuff.
 

Shadow Cat

Thousand Master
Maybe they should create a R18 brand and sep part of FUNi Now for this type of stuff.
Would be a pretty big step back

Azur Lane could have been released by Funimation uncut with a MA rating what would have been stocked by almost everyone

Where as releasing it under a R18 brand, even if its still MA rated wont get as much attraction as some shops simply wont stock hentai company sets

It would be like releasing Media Blasters titles on the Kitty label
 

CommanderZx2

Kiznaiver
Regardless of what the content is, why would you want to pay the premium for a broadcast version of an anime on Blu-ray? That's like buying the edited for television version on Blu-ray.

Good to hear that's actually uncensored, not that I will actually trust Funimation on that claim until it's checked, because they've lied about that before with Tsugumomo.
 

Invisible Crane

Great Teacher
Regardless of what the content is, why would you want to pay the premium for a broadcast version of an anime on Blu-ray? That's like buying the edited for television version on Blu-ray.

Good to hear that's actually uncensored, not that I will actually trust Funimation on that claim until it's checked, because they've lied about that before with Tsugumomo.
Funimation have had some issues recently. Going all the way back to the Gamergate comment in the dub of Prison School and the behaviour of some of their VAs during the whole Vic Minogna drama
 

Jon O Fun

Vampire Ninja
Funimation have had some issues recently. Going all the way back to the Gamergate comment in the dub of Prison School and the behaviour of some of their VAs during the whole Vic Minogna drama
Don't forget the original dub VA of the main character of High School DxD got arrested for child pornography...
 

D1tchd1gger

Claymore
Akira 4K screening booking site has gone live:
The cinema in Southampton that has IMAX isn't listed which is rather pointless as that was one of the big selling points of this release. Already seen it on a cinema screen! Hopefully it will be added soon.

EDIT: On Twitter they say they're still talking with ODEON (the said cinema).
 
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thedoctor2016

Harem King
Announcing it the day after our new lockdown rules is not a wise move imo. Also it is showing in Newport as I’m under local lockdown I ain’t going nowhere near a cinema.
 

sniper_samurai

Death Scythe
Announcing it the day after our new lockdown rules is not a wise move imo. Also it is showing in Newport as I’m under local lockdown I ain’t going nowhere near a cinema.
Yeah, shows as playing in the horrible Vue in Dublin(location wise) and not Cineworld. Doesn't make a lick of difference though, the cinemas are closed until the 9th of October as Dublin is on lockdown.
 

Jaysgba

Dragon Knight
Announcing it the day after our new lockdown rules is not a wise move imo. Also it is showing in Newport as I’m under local lockdown I ain’t going nowhere near a cinema.
And that is a decision you, and others, are able to make. I, however, will be making the decision to see it in the cinema. Which cinema is still to be determined.
 

Oldmario

Adventurer
Announcing it the day after our new lockdown rules is not a wise move imo. Also it is showing in Newport as I’m under local lockdown I ain’t going nowhere near a cinema.
tbh announcing any cinema release at the minute is pretty tone deaf, tenet only got a release over here probably because nolan cried about it
 
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