Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: May 26th, 2019
Demon Slayer Censored in China
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba had Tanjiro’s earrings altered on Chinese streaming services to remove their rising sun designs to not “Offend” the Chinese public.
Source: Kotaku (Article image as well)
New Game Censored in South Korea
South Korea recently aired New Game and decided to increase the amount of censorship in the series so it would meet its “Standards”.
Man Arrested for Uploading World Trigger Online
Japanese police arrested a 29 year old man for supposedly violating Japan’s copyright laws through file-sharing.
I have warned fans that as anime becomes more mainstream it would start to severely affect its content and now it is starting to materialize. We finally see that as anime enters the various international markets, it needs additional censorship, more than it previously needed. With the home market having declining numbers and America, China, South Korea, the Middle-East and Europe having made 1984-style censorship their hobby, as well as foreign companies from America and China directly investing in the Japanese market, it should become clear the industry is heading towards disaster sooner rather than later.