Some countries have certain laws that prohibit the most sexual or adult content, one of them is China and for this reason anime and manga sometimes end up being victims of censorship. One of the “affected” works is the light novel Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Zero − Starting Life in Another World), who unfortunately has been modified in different scenes.
Usually Re: Zero is a series known for not having much ecchiin fact it is very difficult for there to be a scene ecchi (Although not impossible), recently in volume 19 we have one such scene, when priscilla he is changing his clothes and for most places this is the full illustration:
Now, if you look at the Chinese version of this volume, you’ll see that the illustration showing priscilla unclothed:
The funny thing is that Liliana it’s still in the illustration and the girl is wearing a very small suit, if the anime gets to have a third season we’ll see if they decide to cover her up a bit more.
Chinese censorship puts Subaru on the cover of the light novel of Re: Zero
It may sound strange, but maybe you have already noticed something on the covers of Re: Zeroviewing all the volumes published so far, Subaru the protagonist, does not appear on any cover of the light novels.
The reason is that the author, Tappei Nagatsukialready said that Subaru it would only be on the cover of the last volume of the story, however, thanks to Chinese censorship, Subaru appeared on the cover of volume 22.
It’s volume 22, where we have Shaula on its cover:
And this is the cover of the Chinese version of volume 22 of Re: Zerothey basically took one of the illustrations from the light novel and put it as the cover.:
Also, Shaula It was not only censored on the cover, but also on the internal illustrations of the light novel:
This is not the first time China has censored Re: Zero somehow, earlier this year we mentioned that the platform bilibili removed any mention of the word “love” in the anime from Re: Zero and replaced it with the word “friendship.”
the light novel Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsualso abbreviated as Re: Zerois written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichiro Otsukaand began its publication in the publishing house MF Bunko J of MediaFactory since January 2014.
On April 4, 2016, the light novel Re: Zero would premiere its anime adaptation that consisted of 2 seasons (50 episodes in total), different specials and 2 OVAs. In addition, the animation studio whitefox was responsible for the production of the series under the direction of Masaharu Watanabeand is legally available through the Crunchyroll platform, who dubbed the anime into Latin Spanish.
synopsis of Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu:
Subaru Natsuki is an ordinary high school student who gets lost in an alternate world, where he is rescued by a beautiful silver-haired girl. To return the favor he decides to stay with her, but the fate the girl bears is much heavier than Subaru can imagine. The enemies attack relentlessly, one after another, until finally both he and the girl die. It is then that Subaru discovers that he has the power to go back in time and return to the beginning of history, to the point where he arrived in the unknown world. The problem is that he is the only one who remembers what happened.