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geishageek



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:35 pm Reply with quote
Count me out as I will not buy if they are censored in any form. Very disappointed as I've wanted to read some of those titles for a while.
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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:33 pm Reply with quote
I'm disappointed in them that they're censoring these titles.
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Blanchimont



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:43 am Reply with quote
Not yaoi audience. But even if I were, I wouldn't endorse censorship with my money...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:53 am Reply with quote
Not interested if they're censored.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:59 am Reply with quote
Also annoyed that they're censored. Won't be buying.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:24 am Reply with quote
They are basically some titles that are basically gay porn. They could have just left it uncensored and put it a plastic label on it indicating that there is explicit content on it.
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scarletrhodelia



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:37 am Reply with quote
I don’t care if titles are censored or not. The censored parts are not exactly the most attractive parts of the anatomy - I’d rather look at faces. So it’s not censorship that would keep me from buying, it’s the titles chosen.

Of these authors the only one I like consistently is Sakira, who writes very tasty humorous porn. (I’ve read a few good things by Kitazawa Kyou and Honjou Rie, but they’re uneven.) The rest are in my opinion the typical low-rent crap that we always see licensed instead of the good stuff. We get the borderline shota smut of “The Nurse’s Job" instead of a story of two mature men falling in love with terrific art as in “10 Dance”. Good stuff that does get licensed is allowed to go out of print or even dropped before all the volumes are published. We are really badly served by American publishers of yaoi.
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R. Kasahara



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:11 pm Reply with quote
scarletrhodelia wrote:
Good stuff that does get licensed is allowed to go out of print or even dropped before all the volumes are published. We are really badly served by American publishers of yaoi.

You know, it doesn't bug me at all if DMP gets less of the good stuff precicely because of the reasons you cited. OTOH, I've been very happy with SuBLime's print lineup so far and have been shifting more and more of my BL manga spending over to them. It's just a shame that SuBLime can't do more, but they do a great job and there's only so much that any manga localizer can do at a time, so it's a happy medium.
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PansyWansyLinsy



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:32 pm Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
They are basically some titles that are basically gay porn. They could have just left it uncensored and put it a plastic label on it indicating that there is explicit content on it.

They're to be released digitally so there won't be any type of plastic wrap to be had (there's a dirty joke in there somewhere).

scarletrhodelia wrote:
I don’t care if titles are censored or not. The censored parts are not exactly the most attractive parts of the anatomy - I’d rather look at faces. So it’s not censorship that would keep me from buying, it’s the titles chosen.

However, I do think a majority of BL readers/buyers would disagree. It's your opinion, and that's fine, but for me, it's also the principle of the matter. If I'm paying money for it, then I'd better get the whole nine yards. The decision might not totally be in the hands of the American publishers either; I've read accounts where the censorship decisions could also stem from the Japanese publishers themselves.

I said it on another discussion thread, but I'm only remotely interested in purchasing Psyche Delico's Souai Ero Ki and maybe Rie Honjou's title. However, it would largely depend on what type of censoring they'll be doing to both works because both manga-kas are pretty smutty. I don't particularly care for Sakira's offering this go around as I pretty much despise BDSM and S&M themed works.

As many have pointed out, it looks like a lot of generic yaoi offerings. Just a bunch of forgettable smut.
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