FUNi considering uncensored DVDs for Vampire Bund


For all your worrying about FUNimation editing Dance in the Vampire Bund, they've made an update to their stance when it comes to the show. The full statement is down below, but the short of it is that they're going to keep the online streams and TV broadcasts (if someone like adult swim picks it up) censored, so that nobody gets in trouble, but are considering an uncut version on DVD and Blu-ray.

Of course, they're waiting until the remainder of the episodes are aired before they make their final decision -- in case Shaft takes some of the scenes to graphic extremes. There are a few things that come to mind, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Personally, I think this is totally within their prerogative, and a smart decision considering what happened with Handley; FUNi doesn't want to get itself caught up in that business and create undue risk for itself. Plus, if they do end up releasing edited DVDs, I'd just say go for the manga anyways -- the art is better, I prefer the storytelling, and things are a bit more coherent without the excuse of memory loss in it.

Expect a bit more livelier discussion on Japanator AM, when it's recorded tomorrow! 

In the days since we announced the acquisition of the anime “Dance in the Vampire Bund,” we have been following the varied responses from within the anime community to our decision to edit specific scenes from its streaming and later home entertainment release.

First, out of concern for our distribution partners and advertisers, we will continue to make minor edits to the episodes which are available via free streaming and television broadcast due to the readily accessible nature of these platforms. We will be careful to keep such edits to a minimum.

However, FUNimation is – as always – committed to bringing the best anime content to the United States in its unedited form on home video.
Therefore, we are evaluating the release of the series in unedited and uncensored form for home video. Since only 7 episodes have broadcast in Japan, final determination must be reserved until all episodes can be reviewed to ensure compliance with current U.S. law.

We would like to thank everyone in the anime community for the feedback provided to us on this matter–your opinions count.

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