I can make fun of the current state of this thread too, is it too late to do that?
But seriously though...
@Teufel666 said in Potential Reason for the Game's Censorship:
That'd be the only legitimate arguement someone could make for wanting to make a small character.
Plenty of people who are shorter IRL are complaining and other games let you make shorter characters including not just the "lolicon/shotacon" ones like Lalafell, Gnomes and that race in Terra as there's also Dwarves in WoW (and probably Warhammer Online), female Miquo'te and female Au Ra) but let's just pretend these facts don't exist.
Let's also ignore the fact that the maximum height was also limited, which is entirely nonsensical.
@MasterDarkwingz said in Potential Reason for the Game's Censorship:
Japan's been worried about anime censorship as well, considering the infamous text changes of Crunchyroll and of Funimation.
Netflix, CR and Funi kind of have a bit of a case-by case monopoly if you count all the exclusives each being monoploized (and no, being on other platforms such as VRV and HBO max doesn't change this fact, just ask the Robotech fanbase), as well as something of an oligopoly. Most of the biggest anime are exclusive to these platforms. This problem simply does not exist in the video game industry.
Also Lalafell can wear suggestive outfits on FFXIV's western release and so can gnomes in WoW so this really is 100% apples and oranges.
Japan went and passed legal changes to fight for anime/manga anti-piracy rights, so I wouldn't be surprised if video games would be their next target.
Japan's always been far worse about this, fair use isn't even codified there and I don't think it ever was. The only exception is if you funnel money into the copyright holders' pockets (which I guess YouTube CID is apparently useful for? I don't think that's true but a Japanese YouTuber once tried to claim as much when I pointed out they don't have the legal right to post copyrighted music, period)
@Archetype-Luna said in Potential Reason for the Game's Censorship:
Nothing with the first scene was incredibly explicit with Al. If anything the first scene just established Al's innocent nature even further.
Ugh I still can't believe people defend a scene where a newborn with the mind and body of a five-year old (also for the record, who he really is isn't relevant as not only was his true nature not properly revealed until later and even ignoring the fact that he is a completely separate person than who he originally was, this was during a point where he was still suffering from amnesia) accidentally gropes a pair of teenagers like it's not absolutely disgusting. It was removed for good reason people.
It was explicit, how is that not explicit? Groping (which by the relevant definition ("feeling up") is generally used in a non-consensual context) is considered sexual harassment and is illegal even in Japan. Depiction of it in media may not be illegal but it is explicit.
Definition of explicit
1a : fully revealed or expressed without vagueness, implication, or ambiguity : leaving no question as to
meaning or intent explicit instructions
b : open in the depiction of nudity or sexuality
Splitting hairs aside, there's simply no logical way you can ignore a character who is a child groping.
@Miraglyth said in Potential Reason for the Game's Censorship:
Read the first post of this topic and many of the responses make me feel sorry for Leonkh99
QFE. Don't feel sorry for Luna though because Luna is basically just asking for it at this point, I warned them several times to quit engaging RainGnyu.