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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:10 pm Reply with quote
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the Berserk movies

Slan's bush saved the third film.
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I remember an interview with Urotsukidoji creator Toshio Maeda, saying how even he was kind of shocked the first time he saw anime adaptations of his work without the mosaic censorship it had in Japan.

I'm kind of surprised creators and other members of staff don't sneak home uncensored copies. I would have thought that'd be the number one thing to do once production wraps up; like all h-mangaka must keep the uncensored versions for themselves and close friends (not to mention having the raw version in case they ever need to re-release and and are allowed to change the censors.)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:10 pm Reply with quote
"Public Hair"?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:15 pm Reply with quote
I was under the impression that pubic hair was okay and actually used to get lesser censorship (don't need a mosaic when important bits are covered in hair).

Gunbuster had a scene that briefly showed pubic hair, but subsequent releases of it removed it (you briefly see it when Noriko stands up to get out of the bath, with edited versions merely cutting the scene a split second earlier). I had heard this was because of a negative fan reaction. Having pubic hair is apparently seen as detracting from the purity of a character, and we all know how hung up otaku can be on purity.

Should also be noted that the movie Kinsey starring Liam Neeson was allowed to be released in Japan without censoring any genitals.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:25 pm Reply with quote
I can't imagine most Western fans are clamoring for more pubic hair in their hentai or fan service but there's probably some. I'm sure you could find pubic hair on some danbooru if you really wanted.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:37 pm Reply with quote
Okay, I got a laugh out of seeing "Public Hair" in the title. Please keep it, it's hilarious. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:39 pm Reply with quote
zrnzle500 wrote:
I can't imagine most Western fans are clamoring for more pubic hair in their hentai or fan service but there's probably some. I'm sure you could find pubic hair on some danbooru if you really wanted.


That would explain how movies got werewolves with weird hairless chests.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:04 pm Reply with quote
Ryu Shoji wrote:
"Public Hair"?


As opposed to private hair you dummy. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:16 pm Reply with quote
>Berserk
>"artistic"

Wait, what? I always found it to be just standard ultra violence and mediocre at that. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:19 pm Reply with quote
As I recall, this quirk of hentai anime even got a brief mention in CPM's hilarious "they really are all 18" video, that has the stamp of legal all over it, that they used to include on their hentai releases.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:25 pm Reply with quote
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leaving the matter still frustratingly blurry.

Much like Japanese porn itself, amirite?? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:46 pm Reply with quote
I always thought that anime didn't bother with body hair mostly because it would take more effort to put it in.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:50 pm Reply with quote
A very amusing but informative answer. When I saw this article I thought the question was about why in anime female breasts are often drawn without nipples.

I am not a huge fan of showing breasts in anime, but when they are shown, please have the courtesy of including nipples. Not even the "uncensored" BDs of Cross Ange (a show heavily reliant on sexuality and fanservice) have nipples; that is mind boggling.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:54 pm Reply with quote
I take responsibility for the typo, it's been fixed now.

Anime characters obviously have public hair, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:58 pm Reply with quote
angelmcazares wrote:
A very amusing but informative answer. When I saw this article I thought the question was about why in anime female breasts are often drawn without nipples.

I am not a huge fan of showing breasts in anime, but when they are shown, please have the courtesy of including nipples. Not even the "uncensored" BDs of Cross Ange (a show heavily reliant on sexuality and fanservice) have nipples; that is mind boggling.


Nipples, like pubic hair, is the line between censored and uncensored breasts, but unlike the pubic hair, it seems to be the line most everywhere on breasts. It is odd they would not include nipples even in the uncensored version. I don't generally buy anime that have uncensored version but from what I have seen online, they tend to be diligent in putting in the nipples. Maybe they didn't have nipples so they wouldn't have to make an uncensored and censored version of the breasts. Plus, nipples in and of themselves are not much to look at. I mean to be anatomically correct, they should be included, but I have never thought "Gosh, I really want to see their nipples".


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:59 pm Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
I take responsibility for the typo, it's been fixed now.

Anime characters obviously have public hair, though.


Buzzkill. It was funnier the other way
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