1980s Anime Shown On Japanese TV, Edited Like All Hell

1980s Anime Shown on Japanese TV, Edited Like All Hell

The Fight! Iczer One original voice anime was first released in 1985. It features Cthulhu, robots and naked anime girls. A recent TV broadcast in Japan thought the best way to handle the adult scenes was with giant black bars.

1980s Anime Shown on Japanese TV, Edited Like All Hell

Note: the bars on the side are for the correct aspect ratio.

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Oh, and a notice to viewers to watch the watch the parts of these scenes that could be shown on Television Kanagawa (see below).

Via Otakomu and Naver, this is how that turned out:

1980s Anime Shown on Japanese TV, Edited Like All Hell

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1980s Anime Shown on Japanese TV, Edited Like All Hell

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1980s Anime Shown on Japanese TV, Edited Like All Hell

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Surely, there's a more artful way to edit these scenes for TV than giant black bars.

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Comments

    "Oh, and a notice to viewers to watch the watch the parts of these scenes that could be shown on Television Kanagawa (see below)."

    I am sorry but I've read this paragraph several times and I still don't understand what it is trying to say...

      ...Without additional context, I'm scratching my head on this one too.

      I assume (Occam's razor) it was broadcast on Kanagawa and the notice says those parts couldn't be shown due to regulations/law?

    Reminds me of the censorship on the crunchyroll version of jojos bizarre adventure. They just back out chunks of the screen. All uncensored on the blurays.

    I believe that the laws around what's acceptable to broadcast on TV over there were changed in the early 00s, which is why most free to air TV broadcasts are censored with blacked out areas, fog, beams of light etc. but satellite TV that requires a subscription (AT-X) tends to be less censored.

    Though Iczer One was an OVA (Original Video Anime, Brian) so it was direct-to-video anyway and probably wouldn't have been appropriate for broadcast even in the 80s.

      I was just going to point that last part out, as far as I know OVA has always stood for original video animation, or sometimes as OAV (original animated video). Considering how much Brian covers anime, I'm a bit surprised he didn't know this already.

    If I want to watch "weird", "perverted" stuff that's my choice! What's the point in showing crappy blacked out versions? Who sits through an entire episode/movie of this?

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