Body-hugging clouds of steam and vapours which obscure with geometric precision are the latest extremes in TV censorship, taking the practice to surreal heights, but also noticeable is the fact that only the characters with small breasts, irrespective of age, are the recipients of this treatment.
The girls of Omamori Himari are sporting some fine coats of steam this season:
For some reason this more curvaceous scene was deemed acceptable for broadcast:
Ladies versus mysteriously shaped clouds of steam:
Once again it is only flatter characters who are the recipients of steam.
Hypothetical Blu-ray version:
DVD marketing sham or puritanical TV moralists? Could anime and manga be censored based on breast size and the assumption that small breasts are childlike and anyone seeing them must be a malevolent child-predator in waiting?