Within hours of the series making its streaming debut in the US from FUNimation, the company has sent out notice that the streams are indeed going to be edited for content and that this will apply to the home video releases as well by all appearances.
We did have to make some edits for Dance in the Vampire Bund. Here is our official statement regarding the matter:
“FUNimation Entertainment is known for releasing the titles we license in their original, uncut form, as their creators intended. However, after viewing the unedited as well as the Japanese broadcast edit of the series “Dance in the Vampire Bund,” we have determined the series contains controversial elements which, when taken out of context, could be objectionable to some audiences.
With this in mind and with approval of the licensor, we will edit select scenes from the series in streaming and *home entertainment release*. These are scenes which are inappropriate for U.S. viewing and are not essential to the storyline.
“Dance in the Vampire Bund” is a complex and dark drama cited by press and fans as one of the best anime series out of Japan this season. Its strong story is what brought the series to our attention and why we are bringing it to the U.S.”
FUNimation has not listed what it is that's objectionable, but the belief about it is that it's related to the "naked lolicon vampire" that's within it. It is worth noting that, surprisingly, Seven Seas Entertainment has released the more explicit manga version of the series uncensored in the US.
You can find reaction to this news HERE.
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