Do you know of any anime that have been lost, banned or unaired/released?
The only one that I know is Shoujo Tsubaki, a movie funded and animated by one person over 5 years, which contained some scenes that were illegal at the time of creation, and were seized by the police.
There isn't really that much banned anime. I'm sure there's a fuck load of pilots that never made it outside the pitching phase to executives.
Only thing I can think of right now is Pupa. Not exactly banned but god did it get fucked over hard when they tried airing the thing. First of all the shows content caused it to lose its budget, making them have to go with 5 minute episodes. Then they couldn't find a station willing to air it uncensored so it was delayed for months until they caved and let it air censored.
The final result was an unwatchable mess. It's a shame.
What fanbase? I've never seen a single person who actually likes Pupa.
Nothing in particular, so it's a little strange. Might be that their initial plans to make it uncensored is what caused them to be fucked over so badly.
>going on facebook
why am I not fucking surprised? Jesus christ that studio literally never made anything good besides kenshin and higurashi and they still fucked up that one. How can they even still exist.
I don't know about facebook/MAL, but some people on /a/ who liked the manga were looking forward to the adaptation when the PVs appeared (of course, most of them criticised DEEN and stuff, and ended up being disappointed even before it aired).
>Not including Yatsura
anon, don't do this to me.
Not strictly banned, but every now and then a show will get a Nice Boat.
All right guys, DEEN a shit but lets get back to the topic at hand.
I'm not sure if this counts but Mitsudomoe planned to have a full second season, but because the first season sold so poorly they only got the goahead to make like, 7 or 8 episodes.
It's weird, I thought Mitsudomoe would've been Japans kinda thing, I guess I don't understand moe like they do.
>I guess I don't understand moe like they do.
Maybe its not lost, but I couldn't find the sub version of gamba no bouken. It should be considered as a lost media?
Shoujo Tsubaki was adapted by Hiroshi Harada from a Suehiro Maruo manga, released in Fnglish titled "Mr Harashi's Amazing Freakshow", (as I imagine you know OP from your Maruo pic,) and got released with English subs "Midori".
I don't really know off hand about a lot of other stuff like that that either was never released or got a western release but no Japanese one, or a delayed Japanese one.
I've recently been really into reading old Suehiro Maruo manga though, and manga from other gekiga artists. If you're into stuff like that check out the old magazine called GARO, (I don't think it's related to the current show and live-action franchise), sometimes you can find old copies in the vintage section on Mandarake and there are scans and translations of some stuff available too if you google around.
Gore is fairly OK in Japan. Incest is A-OK in Japan. But Pupa wasn't just a gore show, and it wasn't just an incest show. It was straight up Preteen Incest Cannibals: The Animated Series. There's no way you could air that shit uncensored.
Is this the one with the scene of the small girl killing the puppy? Shit's fucked yo
we had a pretty great thread about Midori some month ago.
for some reason 4chan reads the vimeo link of interview with the director as spam, you can find it googling hiroshi harada interview.
he basically did all the fucking movie alone. he put so much love in making it, I think its right to consider it artistically superior to the original, or at least a work with a high degree of indipendent value
Discounting episodes that get delayed by current events, really not that many things get banned over in Moonland.
Apparently Barefoot Gen's manga was removed from some school libraries. (The usual "Rape of Nanking never happened" mess).
Seems relevant now that Type Moon adaptations seem to be the in thing right now.
Tsukihime was supposed to get an anime adaptation by JC Staff that followed Arcueid's route. They released some promo artwork here and there and screens from the episodes eventually leaked onto the internet. However the show itself never aired, it's as if the Tsukihime anime never existed at all.
This scene was aired in murrican DB? it was fun as fuck
I had to make two threads the first one like 3 months ago and the second one like 2 months ago about Midori trying to get /a/ attention about this work so we could discuss it. Glad it's paying off
My bad, the article mentions primary school libraries, not high school.
I don't know much about that movie nor about the director, but if this is to be trusted, then the director is doing alright.
Doesn't look that shocking
Don't know of any examples of anime that have truly been lost, but this thread made me think of Despera - a highly anticipated project that was well-along in the planning phase until the intended director (Ryuutarou Nakamura) developed pancreatic cancer. Nakamura passed in 2013 but the project has still never been officially cancelled... is it lost forever or will ABe and Konaka find someone else to direct it?
"Silly-hero Monroe" I believe is the correct pronunciation.
Abe is busy drawing Kancolles
The Porygon episode is the only one I can think of, but maybe he knew of others.
I know in the US two episodes were banned, one where a Tentacruel tore through a city (which was odd because a scene from that episode made it into the opening which probably confused a lot of people trying to figure out just when that happened) and an episode where James crossdressed in a bikini (because I guess they couldn't edit it out of the episode so they just cut the whole thing).
My library has computer games but I don't think they understand how they work. My local library had modern Blizzard games (including even WoW) in the games section, which is pointless because the discs are useless, it's the key you want and that's only good for the first person to check it out.
I played a shitload of Rise of Nations though thanks to my library. That was years ago though when you could still do that with PC games.
I actually had the Tentacruel episode on VCR. It didn't come with the crossdressing James though. IIRC, the Tentacruel got big by radioactive waste then controlled Meowth in order to talk. The rest is foggy in my mind.
Yeah, it did, I being really confused as a kid wondering when in the series that was supposed to happen.
The episode was scheduled to air really recently after 9/11 I believe, and that's why they cut it (because a bunch of buildings getting demolished would be in poor taste).
I haven't seen anything Pokemon related since the late 90s, so I've never seen the original versions. I guess now that I'm a big boy I can see all the scenes that were too hot for TV.
There is an episode where Whiscash or Barboach use Earthquake and causes a tsunami to happen. This was going to air after an actual earthquake struck Japan, but they didn't because it was inappropriate at the time.
I'll second this, I'm interested to know what exactly was too disturbing to keep in the film
I'm a burger and I saw tower of terror as a kid, but then again I'm pretty sure that aired in the 90s.
The Tentacruel episode was just temporarily banned. Apparently they've aired that episode dubbed on Boomerang. Also apparently they now air Pokemon on Boomerang. I remember when that shit was relegated to Flintstones and Scooby-Doo, now it's probably airing shit from when I was a kid.
Probably because they'd already sent out the episode to broadcasters and couldn't change the title card.
What >>118445753 said about the Tentacruel episode also applies to the Tower of Terror.
tower of terror was temporarily banned, I'm pretty sure the one in the safari zone was completely banned because there's a gun in it, and almost everything with jinx was banned because it looked like a nigger
Fuck, that was my favorite episode.
>I remember when that shit was relegated to Flintstones and Scooby-Doo, now it's probably airing shit from when I was a kid.
Flintstones and Scooby-Doo WAS what was airing when I was a kid.
It still aired reruns on CN proper when I was a kid, but I'm talking about shit that originally aired when I was a kid.
Unless you're in your 50s or something, in which case why are you on /v/?
I'm not sure about Jynx, but censoring "blackface" is common. In fact if this thread was just about international censorship, it would be full already.
Mamoru Nagano's Gothicmade took years to finish, had a short run in just a few theaters and still hasn't come out in home video. Now the guy retconned Gothicmade into the FSS universe or something.
Mine is 1.35gb. Got it a few months ago.
Yeah they were just the DVDs.
There was a conspiracy theory that nyaa was shut down at the time because Angel Cop by /pol/ got released.
>spoonfeed me please!
But seriously, at most I've only own unaired american pilots.
I was going to mention one anime, Otaku no Video, which is kind of a documentary and anime about making anime and anime fans in the late 80s early 90s. It's not anything lost, but I remember one part where it talks about thieves who steal art from studios and sell them in communities.
Not banned persay, but in the US the episode with Lorelei is missing from Netflix (along with any involving Black Jynx) and the official site's episode guide.
Is Lorelei still really making that many kids pop their first boner?
There have been a few incidents where episodes of Pokemon happen too close to natural disasters, so they have to be pulled before they air. The first instance was an episode about a Wishcash making earthquakes that was supposed to air the same week that Japan had a major earthquake. As a result, the episode's never aired anywhere.
A more recent example was an episode about a sunken ship that was going to air the same week that the Korean boat sank earlier this year. They finally got around to airing it last week. (it might have been lost forever like the Wishcash episode otherwise)
"Never released outside of Japanese Theaters" makes it sound like it got a nation wide theatrical release. It was shown once in one JoJo event and Araki hated it so much he demanded that it never come out.
This song was made for the movie though, so at least this bit of Jojo history survived the Phantom Blood movie disaster.
I always thought it was something that came out in a few theaters, I didn't know Araki shut it down before it even got to that stage.
Are you the same retard that made a thread yesterday or today talking about how you watched the Tsukihime anime?
Yeah, Earthquake and Magnitude were banned, making Ash's Torterra a worthless jobber that never won a single battle since it had to make do with Rock Climb instead. They're able to get around it by using the move Bulldoze instead nowadays, though.
It's true. Japan has so many damn Earthquakes that they don't want to have to skip another episode due to bad timing.
Hell, back in the BW era, Japan had a huge Tsunami that caused two pivotal story episodes to get skipped (they were the episodes that were supposed to introduce Team Plasma, the villains of the season). As a result, Team Plasma ended up being written out of the season completely, so the show became even more directionless than usual. The funniest part is that Pokemon was actually attempting to do an on-going story that season up until that point.