Censoring the Vampire

Ok, I know that this post is a little late to comment on this "issues". I waited for everyone who was going bat sh*t insane to clear their mind of fanboyism and to think with logic on this matter.

It was around Friday of last week I heard that FUNimation had licensed Dance in the Vampire Bund. The thing is that this anime will be released with minor edits. When people found out about this, the Internet exploded in rage. People ranted that FUNimation sucks and that they're Nazis because they were going to censor this anime. I ended up closing TweetDeck for the day due to that.

FUNimation is well known for licensing anime series that will interest casual anime fan and even catch the eyes of non-anime fans. By the way it looks like, FUNimation licensed Dance in the Vampire Bund with the intent on cashing in on the whole vampire craze that was started by Twilight. But, they know it has a lot of things that would make it controversial to the general public.

Imagine yourself as a parent who knows nothing about anime. You see this animated series with the word vampire in it. You think to yourself that vampires are the cool thing and that your child will appreciate you if you get them this. Trying to be the cool parent you are, you sit and watch this with your kid. Then out of nowhere, you see a man rubbing oil on the body of a little girl who is only wearing a black thong. You would be shock by this and tell the other parents about this. Then before you know it, you're suing FUNimation for over 25 million dollars because your child is "emotionally" damaged due to their product.

This is why FUNimation is doing those edits, it is to avoid sh*t like this. Yes, they should have not licensed this anime if they knew that it's controversial. But FUNimation wants to make money and I see nothing wrong with that.

The funny thing is, the people who ranted about FUNimation editing this anime were not going to buy it in the first place. So, what are your thoughts on this issue?

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