News Gintama' Producer Indicates Edited Renhō Arc on Home Video
posted on 2011-11-29 22:30 EST
Shinji Takamatsu, the supervisor of the ongoing Gintama' television anime series, posted the following to his Twitter account on Tuesday night:
We successfully completed the well-received "Renhō Arc," but unfortunately, I can't say that we will release a complete version on home video.
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The anime channel AT-X announced on November 11 that its showings of Gintama' episode 232 were cancelled at the request of its parent company, TV Tokyo. The episode had already aired on TV Tokyo on October 31, and the episode is still streaming overseas on the Crunchyroll service.
The Mainichi Shimbun paper reported that the episode had a defamatory depiction of a character associated with a specific individual or individuals. The paper added that TV Tokyo was contacted after the initial broadcast by a representative of the affected party. After confirming the content in the episode, TV Tokyo decided to cancel its re-airing on AT-X.
Takamatsu had previously said that the decision on whether to release the episode on DVD has yet to be made. He also noted that a representative of Renhō Murata, the current Minister for Government Revitalisation, said, "It is not true that we objected."