Japanese Regional Physics


Strike Witches pantsu again. If you were thinking it was only the international editions of anime which get butchered by censors, think again. Lately, the various networks in Japan have been particularly keen to assert their sensibilities on the anime they carry, with the result that the more risqué anime can expect to have several different versions.


Mysterious differences in steam physics, lighting, incidental objects and the like abound, depending on broadcast location.

Of course, these anime can have radically different time slots, explaining matters, but this is not always the case.

Make sure you get the right one: in this case that would be any but the Bowdlerised Gifu version.


Of course this sort of thing has no connection whatsoever to the increasingly popular practice of releasing a DVD version with radically increased steaminess of a different sort…

Comparisons via here and here.


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    Comment by Ashton
    02:08 28/07/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the age of internet even 8 year old kids can get hardcore pr0n without any effort, censoring something like that is a joke :(

    Comment by Narmi
    18:01 24/07/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I don't mind it and I think I see why they have started on the censorship. Anyway at least they will show the original unlike within North America. At the moment I have no problems with what they are doing now and don't forget there's a younger generation watching what we watch.

    Comment by freedomforce29
    14:51 06/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    damn, so right too bad I'm actually smart when it comes to things-Anime, computers, Mechs, Models, photoshopping... BELIEVE IT OR NOT I'm only 13 and still think strike witches went over-the-top with its pantsu levels. But that's because i know what i download. (atleast i admit my age)

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    Comment by Piroko
    06:13 23/07/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Christ, what's wrong with it?! Censorship for something so trivial is stupid.:P
    Anyone know which channels are broadcasting uncensored and in hi-res?

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    Comment by Artefact

    Tokyo MX is mentioned as one broadcasting the original version.

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