[EVA] Of Genisis 11 & Censors.....
k96mm04 at cc.kzoo.edu
Thu Apr 2 16:48:49 EST 1998
On Thu, 2 Apr 1998, Jason Long (Exchange) wrote:
> > > In the case of Evangelion there are certain gray area. If Evangelion is
> > > a American show (note: not cartoon for kids), I can certainly see Asuka,
> > > no punned intended, as a real bitch.
> > ...As to say the word "B**CH" in public TV (So long as we are discussing
> > posibility of "American Show"...)? Come to think of it, most American
> > shows
> > I've seen very carefully avoids using "obsene" words. Parent watchdog
> > groups?
> I have to disagree here. It is becoming more and more common in
> Prime-Time TV to hear the words: Ass, Bitch, Shit, and variations on those
> root words. It is a ongoing issue between the Networks and the Censors.
> They use these words to promote a sense of realism, since a large percentage
> of the American populace use these words in their common speech. Thus the
> Censors can't really stop them if it is a common word.
Words? Indeed those can slip in the cracks, what worrys me
about this line of disscussion is that no one has mentioned the visuals
involved. That cunningly placed beer can and toothpicks in Gen.01, the
lamp, towel, and hand in Gen.03, and so forth up to Gen.11 where we get
some pretty blatent stuff that you can edit, but not cut entire due to the
nature of the story. Censors LOVE that kinda stuff. Open the cages, let
the pigons fly and PULL!!! Language is easy to get around as far as the
translation, I have heard stories that Sailor Moon is pretty blatent in
its original form, but this is second hand info I'm affraid. If anything,
EVA would end up on cable somewhere, not prime time network. Hell, South
Park is causing a stir with JUST language and suggestion. Who knows what
would happen if EVA in it's entirety went on the air.
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