Battle Girls: Time Paradox Cut by BBFC

posted on 2015-01-06 10:53 EST by Andrew Osmond
MVM release cut by eight seconds for underage nudity 'presented in a sexualised manner'

The BBFC website confirms that it has cut the upcoming MVM release of Battle Girls Time Paradox by 8 seconds, to 'remove a scene in which the nudity of a character who is presented as under 16 is presented in a sexualised manner.'

The cut is described as 'compulsory' and 'in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Video Recordings Act 1984.'

Battle Girls Time Paradox is based on 2008 pachinko game (called Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~ in Japan) which re-imagines Japan's tumultuous sengoku jidai (Era of Warring States) with all of the warriors as female characters. The series' protagonist is Hideyoshi, a modern-day middle school girl who unexpectedly finds herself in this alternative-historical setting.

The series is described by the BBFC as containing 'strong violence' and 'sexualised nudity.'

The cut was reported by UK Anime News, which notes the BBFC previously cut 1 second from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 - specifically part 10 - because it showed a young girl 'in the background of a shot suggesting sexual activity' and was deemed 'likely to encourage an interest in underage sexual activity.'

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