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Eighth Episode of Shigofumi Altered

by ReverseHarem
Feb 22, 2008 1:52 PM | 48 Comments
The official site for the anime series Shigofumi, announced on Friday that the eight episode will be altered (titled "Hajimari" or "Beginning" in English). The reasoning behind this seems to be due to recent events in Japan and in society at large, the same reason for the editing of the third episode back in January.

On May 13th, the first volume of the series will be released in the U.S. by Bandai - only a couple of months after the Japanese release on March 25th.

For more information: ANN.

20 of 48 Comments Recent Comments

ZETSUBOUSHTA!!!!!
-_- crapeth i say!

Feb 25, 2008 1:22 PM by magentaanbu

FALME!

Feb 24, 2008 11:34 PM by unknowdata

/sigh.

Feb 24, 2008 11:21 PM by crowslayer91

*Sends moar flames*

Feb 24, 2008 10:36 PM by Neko-Lazor

I just watched it, I for one am kind of happy they censored it. It was done so well I didn't really notice it (plus I wasn't thinking about it) when I was watching, but if it's where I think it was....thank goodness. Poor child.

Feb 24, 2008 10:17 PM by windy

ug.


I am seriously flaming here.

GRRR!!!

Feb 24, 2008 10:39 AM by selective_yellow

"due to recent events in Japan and in society at large..."

even the reason got censored.

Apparently only filler episodes containing sweet little kitties can survive the screening...

and animedreamer, it's okay for the DVD to contain the originals because people can choose for themselves whether they buy it or not.

It's the same with American singles and albums. No bad language in the singles but you can "fuck" as much as you want on the album as long as it has the parental advisory sticker/whatever you call it is on it.

Feb 24, 2008 5:15 AM by Toost_Inc

Real Life sucks doesn't it? If my favorite series is Kodomo No Jikan, then I have to wait a year or two to watch the series in a form that's actually watchable. If my favorite series is a normal series, I have to watch half of the show before I can watch the whole show 2 years later for several hundred dollars. Real Life is so pitiful and Japan needs to realize that artistic freedom should not be limited based on society. All the governments in this world are screwed up in this sense.

Feb 23, 2008 3:02 PM by kickass331

animedreamer said:
I'm new to all this, but why would the DVD have everything (i.e., no censorship)? At what point is the censorship taking place? Wouldn't the DVD come out after the censorship had been done? Sorry to be stupid about all this.

Because the original episode isn't censored.

Feb 23, 2008 2:07 PM by Sobzob

I'm new to all this, but why would the DVD have everything (i.e., no censorship)? At what point is the censorship taking place? Wouldn't the DVD come out after the censorship had been done? Sorry to be stupid about all this.

Feb 23, 2008 2:02 PM by animedreamer

I'm getting pissed of here give me the 8th episode I was curious

Feb 23, 2008 11:00 AM by Lyfa

WTH . There were some really gory series aired with no constraints and they're concerned with 'society issues'. Strange country indeed.

Feb 23, 2008 6:21 AM by kashim

tbh u think it could well be for publicity.

Feb 23, 2008 5:03 AM by Nerull

The censorship policy of Shigofumi is excessively strict. I think some of the production committee member are pretty much coward.
Recently there were two or three cases where children killed their parents. The description of Fumika shooting her father Kirameki will be censored.

Feb 23, 2008 3:14 AM by dtshyk

Another altered episode? =/
Imo, Shigofumi isn't that controversial, why do they keep doing this (first was the altered episode 3, then some stations didn't air episode 6, and now it's episode 8) =S

Feb 23, 2008 2:56 AM by Kayro

Not again..-.-

Feb 23, 2008 1:55 AM by what_ever

y dey ceep mesin wit mah sho mayn? daz s0 stoopid.

Feb 23, 2008 12:04 AM by doeman

ChiBuki said:
They can't handle the truth in Shigofumi.


LOL

Again the alter it...
Maybe it to force us to get the DVD :P

Feb 22, 2008 11:36 PM by Friendlysoul

windy said:

*flames*

Feb 22, 2008 10:28 PM by Siing

the_seventh_l said:
Higurashi Kai was cut? How?


At the same time School Days was cut, it was uncertain whether or not they would air the 12th episode of Kai. The episode was delayed. Also, if you didn't notice, I believe they removed Rena's axe from the OP. Something like that.

I learned something interesting just now
http://zepy.momotato.com/2007/09/20/how-to-axe-an-anime/

Damn, they stink for doing this.

Feb 22, 2008 10:04 PM by JeremyC