zaseo wrote: Keyaki wrote:
I don't get why this day that they still edit things to the extreme. Most kids theses days see mature content at a very young age anyway.
Perhaps that's the reason why? Duh.
I guess I'm the only one who never saw the dubbing situation with the anime much of an issue. Too busy enjoying it to care.
True. They could always show the more mature or teenage anime at night and more the kid anime in the evening. They take censorship the the extreme. Oh my goodness we got to censor something that has Japanese writing on it despite the fact that the show is made by the Japanese. Oh my goodness we got to change the names or part of the names of characters for no reason.
To further play of the Devil's Advocate, in some small cases, it doesn't matter what age demographic the anime is geared to. It can still be impressionable in a right or wrong way. Besides, may its just me but is there really a need for a lot of blood to be shown? Sure blood being present can make for a more intense show, but a fist drench in blood? Is that really needed? Maybe its just me.
But here's another example: In the first season of Pokemon when Ash and gang encounter the Squirtle squad, in the English dub when Misty is held captive by the Squirtles, they just threatened to dye Misty's hair purple, but in the original, Japanese dub, they threatened to kill Misty. Mind you its suppose to be a KID show geared to towards 5 year olds to at least 10-11 years olds(me being 18 and still watches the show to this very day breaks that age range) if I were to hear that when I was 5, I would be going "wtf?". They're just little turtle creatures and yet they threatened to kill a young girl instead of just mess her up! You wanna go and pass that off as a kid show? http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Squirtle_Squad
Same with Yu-Gi-Oh!, in the English dub of Dawn of the Duel, when we learn of the creation of the Millennium Items, Yami's uncle Akenaden used the souls of all the sacrificed people of Kul Elna to create the Millennium items, but in the original Japanese dub Akenaden, going behind his brother who was the Pharaoh's back he literally slaughtered the villagers and used their blood, flesh and, bone with the gold of the Millennium Items to create them. Again, suppose to be another kid show but to have something as morbid and graphic and just plain evil in a kid show? Seriously? http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Millennium_Items
Not only that, if I knew the penalty for loosing some serious duels in Yu-Gi-Oh! was imminent death, I probably would've never played it in the first place.
What I'm saying is, there may be some truth to the censorship.
The only thing I can agree on with the bogus-ness of censorship is when they sense out anything with the word "God" in it. Sometimes its okay to censor it out because regardless of the potential to cause harm to the religiously conservative, its sometimes...just not needed. But in other cases...well let me just say that I'm surprised they didn't alter the name, Azure Flame God in //GU. But they decided to alter Matsu's former PK name from the Red Iron Devil, which sounds a heck of a lot cooler and more badass and still manages to NOT HARBOR ANY SATANIC CONNECTIONS AT ALL to the Flame Sword Demon, which just sounds wimpy as hell.
Maybe in some other cases, like anime that's rated MA, they can take out the censorship and let it all hang out. Like Devil May Cry for example. Nothing was edited out of that show. Showed a whole lot of blood.