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Queen’s Blade: Censorship as Farce

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The problem of broadcasting a hentai ero-anime, designed to sell DVDs, on terrestrial TV has long vexed both fans and TV stations, and in the latest terrestrial broadcast Queen’s Blade a new low of pointless censorship seems to have been reached.

The censor’s arsenal of unseasonable mists, mysterious foreground objects, and inexplicable glare and shadow has been stretched to breaking point in Queen’s Blade, but with the latest terrestrial broadcast of the yuri bondage episode it appears to have broken completely: censors apparently gave up and just blanked out troublesome parts of the screen completely…

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Late night TV anime is essentially comprised of advertisements for DVDs and related merchandising under the current distribution model, but even so it seems to be an exercise in farce to attempt to sanitise such a title so that it can run on the more puritanical stations.

Via Cartoon World.

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