Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: April 16th, 2018
Hiro Mashima Shares Sketches of Fairy Tail Girls
Featured are Lisanna (See above) and Mirajane:
Source: Hiro Mashima’s Twitter
Horikoshi Shares Swimsuit Sketch
Basically, the My Hero Academia heroines in swimsuits:
Source: Horikoshi’s Twitter
Megami Magazine High School DxD Spread
High School DxD Hero Broadcast Streams Censored!!!
Oh no, tell me it ain’t so! In the list of “I can’t believe this has to be said” we have a lot of fans who apparently recently discovered that broadcast streams are censored and home video releases are uncut. It was bad enough that Funimation had to issue a statement:
3. Why are the episodes censored? – During the simulcast, FUNimation and Crunchyroll only have access to the censored broadcast TV masters given to them by Japan. Contrary to popular belief, FUNimation and Crunchyroll DO NOT censor the show themselves; they can only use what the Japanese producers offer them in the meantime. They will eventually get the uncensored masters once it gets closer to the home video release, however, and around that time the streaming footage will be updated with the uncensored footage. Note that for free subscribers, ONLY the censored footage is available; you have to upgrade to a paid subscription in order to see the uncensored episodes.
4. I’ve heard that the channel AT-X in Japan already has access to the uncensored footage. Why couldn’t FUNi get it from them? – AT-X is a premium cable network in Japan, similar to HBO or Showtime here in America, only even more expensive. As a result, AT-X has temporary exclusive rights to the uncensored masters for the time being. It wouldn’t be fair for Japanese television subscribers to pay a high price per month for AT-X when we get the exact same footage they do, at the exact same time they do, for only $8 a month. So FUNimation’s options are to either use the censored masters or to not do a simulcast at all.
9. I can’t watch this censored, I have to have my BOOBS!! When is the home video release due out? – There has been no official statement at this time of the home video version’s release. Usually it takes somewhere between 12 to 16 months after the simulcast finishes before the home video release is announced. For other series, it can take longer than that, depending on several different factors such as getting materials from Japan on time, reverse importation fears, box art and promotional art approvals, etc. etc. All I can tell you is be patient, grasshopper.
One possibility is that more mainstream fans are into anime now and are unaware of how broadcast and home video works and so we get a lot of people complaining about the censorship. If that’s the case, then it means that not only are the “mainstream” fans into ecchi series, but want them uncut too; which significantly diverts from the mainstream media scenario that so called “normies” are “freaked out” by fanservice and offended by it. Wouldn’t that be hilarious.