Goblin Slayer is graphic and that’s alright, right?

*UPDATE*

CrunchyRoll recently added a viewer discretion advisory to the beginning of Goblin Slayer. As previously discussed in the post below, this is a solution that informs viewers of potentially disturbing content, but allows them to decide for themselves whether or not to continue. They could specify that the advisory is for violent and sexual content if they wanted to take it a step further, but that isn’t really necessary.
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Just about every season, there’s at least one show that stirs up a bit of controversy for some reason or another. This time around, White Fox Studio’s Goblin Slayer is shaping up to be that point of contention. One episode in, the series follows Onna, a young priestess intent on becoming an adventurer. The RPG-esque premise and appearance is common enough, but the show’s graphic portrayal of sex and violence is causing a bit of an uproar within the anime-viewing community.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the controversy. This post contains images and subject matter that some readers may find disturbing and/or Not Safe For Work. Also, Spoiler Alert.

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Anime Podcast S2 E5 : Disgruntled Fanboys and the Issue of Making Changes to Source Material

First, we’ll take a look at Yahoo’s numbers on the “most searched” anime during the first half of the year.

Then, it’s Attack on Titan, Overlord III, and Steins;Gate 0 in the Week In Review.

Lastly, should a studio strive to remain as faithful as possible to the source material it’s adapting, or should they have the freedom to make changes? If so, what kind?

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Weeabros Anime Podcast.

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Special Feature: Censorship in Anime and Games (Ft. Manaban)

*Final Update* 6/8:

Valve recently released an update on the situation. The whole thing is a pretty interesting read, but long story short, they’ve finally made up their mind to keep the games on the platform, but give users more filter options over what they see and don’t see in the store. They’re also going to try to improve quality and content control, which may vary depending on the region.

As of 5/22:

1) The games in question are currently under “re-review” by Steam. The previous ultimatum was lifted, but there’s no indication yet as to whether or not Valve will follow through with its intent to censor/remove certain types of games on Steam.

2) It came to light there is an advocacy group that’s been pressuring Valve/Steam to remove such content for some time now. Formerly known as Morality in Media, the group changed its name to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation about three years ago. It’s unclear, though, if they’re the primary reason for the recent notices to developers.

We are amidst the aftermath of some breaking news regarding Steam and its possible censorship/removal of several games. In this Special Feature, Derek is joined by Manaban, a Moderator for the MAL Harem and Ecchi Club.

Manaban shares his thoughts on the contextualization of sexually suggestive games, and why they may be censored differently than other types of games that feature more sexually explicit content (sexually suggestive games and visual novels vs games like Witcher 3, and GTA).

Who determines what gets censored and when?

Are violent content and sexual content held to different standards of censorship?

We’ll attempt to tackle these questions and more right now on Weeabros Anime Podcast!

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HuniePop (and similar games) Banned From Steam?!?!?

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I don’t play through a whole lot of Dating Sims or Visual Novels, but DatingSim/Puzzle hybrid HuniePop is one of few exceptions. I very much enjoyed the game, and have been looking forward to the sequel ever since. I scrolled across something a little concerning yesterday, though.

HuniePop is now at risk of being removed from Steam for violating rules on pornographic content.

At first I thought “Alright, some kid’s mom caught him playing this game and reported it to Steam as obscene”. The problem is that other developers have also apparently received notices from Valve regarding similar games.

This annoys me because: Continue reading “HuniePop (and similar games) Banned From Steam?!?!?”