Regarding the character height restrictions

@Lord-Papers NA also includes Canada, but I'm not sure what laws they have in place over there. Either way, I agree that nothing in this game should be considered obscene.

@Wiibu Right?! I would prefer if there were no lewd clothing, inners and banners but that makes the most money. Pornography as long as it's 18+ is better than modesty and allowing a more childlike character XD

@Wiibu there are actually 23 countries in NA, all have similar child protection laws, Canada is actually more draconian about anime than the U.S. is. Canada and the U.S. are the primary target audience for the NA release

@Lord-Papers Really? I didn't know that central america and nearby island countries are also included. Thanks for informing me.

@Wiibu yeah, technically they all count as NA, but its usually just Canada, USA, and Mexico when people discuss NA

omg maybe they can make a height restriction for certain clothing instead!

@Swim that would be a technical nightmare, and depending on the engine not possible

@Swim Hmm. Maybe, but I think that would be too much work to implement and it would be difficult to decide which outfits would get the treatment or not.

yeah that's like the only solution my little brain can think of haha :<

I said a potential fix earlier where they could provide a setting that let's people turn it on in order to make all characters that are shorter than the current limit appear as though they are at it. This would make it so people that don't want to see shorter characters can make them appear taller while allowing people that want a shorter character to have one. I'm not exactly sure how hitboxes in this game work, but if they are different depending on character size, they could just make it so that the minimum hitbox size it from the current limit. That sounds like a ton of work though, and I'm not sure if it would even be possible for this game.

Realistically, if we are going to get them to make any change regarding this (we probably won't because video game devs are too stubborn) they would just change the game back to the Japanese height. Any other option would be too much work.

@Swim Lol, I'm sure your brain is perfectly normal. Thanks for contributing to the topic.

@Lord-Papers said in Regarding the character height restrictions:

@Wiibu there are actually 23 countries in NA, all have similar child protection laws, Canada is actually more draconian about anime than the U.S. is. Canada and the U.S. are the primary target audience for the NA release

You are making a very broad argument on the subject of laws about child pornography for which you are clearly very ill-equipped to actually make beyond copying Wikipedia articles that don't give the full information you actually need.

Read this article here: https://prostasia.org/blog/defending-lolita-from-censorship/

This might tell you a little about what you need to know.

@Wiibu No prob, I was wondering too so I hope we get an answer but I am happy just to be able to play in 4 days!! Also this is anime OP is ok on YT lmao, but I love how it's done https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48Pc5DojVaE

@Zipzo I doubt any of us are lawyers, so that specific topic is probably far too complex for any of us to fully understand. That being said, from your article this looks to be a massive gray area.

Whether or not characters at the Japanese minimum height in skimpy clothing is considered obscene is a matter of opinion. Quite frankly, these laws are seem to be way to vague.

That aside, I don't think that any of the characters I've seen from the JP version should be considered obscene. Even if they were considered obscene, I don't think making characters taller by half a foot does anything to change this.

@Swim Arbitrary restrictions to character creation aside, I'm definitely excited to try the game out too.