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Queen’s Blade Minus The Nudity Equals…?

In the comments of Jaalin’s Queen’s Blade post, a number of people were wondering how the other channels would censor the show since AT-X was going to be the only one airing the uncensored version. Well, the first episode aired on Chiba TV today, and the answer is that they made good use of cropping, bright glow, and fog, as you can see in the images above. A poster on 2chan even made some comparison images (NSFW). It was kind of amusing just to see how much censoring had to be done for this show, but I can’t say I’m surprised. To answer my own question though, I guess the series still has a very strong voice cast, and if you can’t watch the uncensored version on AT-X, then this might be better than nothing. As for me, I could care less about the plot or the nudity, but what I am curious about is what the absolute limit that AT-X will let them show is. I suspect that it might be even more hentai-ish than just what was in the first episode given how the promo videos had tentacle monsters.

April 7, 2009 at 4:03 pm
  • April 7, 2009 at 4:06 pmjaalin


  • April 7, 2009 at 4:14 pmHerro

    GEWT one Jaalin :>

  • April 7, 2009 at 4:26 pmZange

    Fantastic… looks… bouncy..

  • April 7, 2009 at 4:52 pmWingZerozxt

    LOL ridiculous waste of anime

  • April 7, 2009 at 4:54 pmmike

    can’t wait for the very hentai dvd version

  • April 7, 2009 at 5:08 pmXrtear

  • April 7, 2009 at 5:15 pmkadian1364

    It’s like a complete white-out effect. Whole portions of the screen are blotted out for lengths at a time. Pretty ridiculous.

  • April 7, 2009 at 5:21 pmLelouch

    That’s….kinda sad with the censoring. =/

  • April 7, 2009 at 5:23 pmNinja Penguin

    Looks even more ridiculous than the nude version.

  • April 7, 2009 at 5:34 pmCheshire Lion

    HAHAHAHAHA! That’s every bit as awesome as I thought it’d be.

  • April 7, 2009 at 5:34 pmJezreel

    pues a mi me gustó mucho este capitulo de Queen’s Blade independientemente de que aparezcan escenas de desnudo, lo que me interesa es la historia de “Reina” la princesa guerrera y de los combates que va a verse.

    ya las escenas desnudista pues son algo extras para los fans ;)

  • April 7, 2009 at 5:57 pmKabitzin

    Looks like their animation editing software only has 1 big button for bright white censoring!

  • April 7, 2009 at 6:04 pmandreas

    Cenrosing Queens Blade. A task of epic proportions.

  • April 7, 2009 at 6:07 pmalliecatt


  • April 7, 2009 at 6:56 pmStigmata25

    It made a bad anime worst.

  • April 7, 2009 at 7:30 pmblinx01

    Considering the only appeal to this anime was the extreme fanservice, they may as well have not aired the show on these stations at all if they were going to censor it.

  • April 7, 2009 at 8:11 pmLys

    Girls Bravo anyone?

  • April 7, 2009 at 8:22 pmBAKABAKASHI


  • April 7, 2009 at 8:25 pmPfft

    I lol’d.

  • April 7, 2009 at 9:02 pmPeanutbutter003

    One is better off watching *fill in your own* than this censored crap.

  • April 7, 2009 at 9:59 pmlulz


  • April 7, 2009 at 10:20 pmKairu Ishimaru

    equals.. A softcore hentai. Period.

  • April 7, 2009 at 10:27 pmFlareKnight

    It’s pretty pointless to air it on a station that will censor it to this level. All this show has is the fanservice and blotting out the screen for so much of the episode just eliminates the point of the episode (which is limited already). I’m not following this, but it’s pretty funny to see this comparison.

  • April 7, 2009 at 10:57 pmTJ

    I would have preferred the black bars or happy faces over the naughty bits.

  • April 7, 2009 at 11:08 pmAsu


  • April 7, 2009 at 11:45 pmmike

    just look at some of the stuff on jlist for dirty things to come like snake girl and this http://www.jlist.com/IMAGE/SfY8E

  • April 8, 2009 at 12:16 amMaxite

    Oh my god. That’s some epic censoring right there.

  • April 8, 2009 at 12:26 amCain

    me me me me me me me me me me me me me!

    (Queen’s Blade – Nudity) = Poo

  • April 8, 2009 at 4:24 amGummi

    Lol the way they censored it, it made it seem like “why even bother airing too begin with”.

  • April 8, 2009 at 6:56 amllllllllll.

    Lol, so stupid. xD

  • April 8, 2009 at 7:32 amShinn Agami

    It’s like fapping, without using your hands…


  • April 8, 2009 at 7:59 amTaki

    I’m a chick and I was surprised at how much I was entertained by this epi. I’ll most likely will watch the rest of the series but the censoring is stupid.(Even though I watched the uncensored version)To me it reuins the whole point of there being nudity in the series to begin with.

  • April 8, 2009 at 9:02 ammegalith

    Wow… The magic mist of concealment!

  • April 8, 2009 at 9:15 amRie-chan

    lol’d hard

  • April 8, 2009 at 9:48 amToonleap

    I made a parody for this ridiculous censorship…

    I really lol with this nonsense censorship.

  • April 8, 2009 at 1:23 pmwinniethepeg

    what? censorship?? no mo teets in 2nd epi?

  • April 8, 2009 at 3:05 pmAnt

    couldn’t* care less.

  • April 9, 2009 at 12:33 pmKLAC

    this is my reaction to it http://randomc.net/image/Gurren%20Lagann/Gurren%20Lagann%20-%2006%20-%20DVD%20Large%2039.jpg yea i’m so going say the same anger reactions words like kamina did & find those cowards who censor QB in firey pits of he11 to “kamina punch”!!!

  • April 9, 2009 at 5:56 pmSavofenno

    Apart from those ever intriguing nudity/censorship issues, haven`t most ppl here finally noticed that this is quite well done, fluidly animated anime with consistently produced character designs? What about checking the story also? Why do ppl pretend they have so much prob with sexuality, at same time swallowing copious amouts of violence without ever noticing?
    I don`t mean evetual violence in Queen`s Blade, but all anime & other entertainment in general.
    Why can some nudity continue to be something to get excited/irritated about, it`s 2009 already!

  • April 9, 2009 at 10:06 pmASDAS

    Omni nice excuse for watching you perv :)

  • April 10, 2009 at 5:56 pmVsin

    Just watched EP2. This one is 9001x easier to censor, as most of it revolves around clipping out a few frames here and there. Some notes:
    - First nude scene lasts about 10 seconds, and steam clouds work because it involves a bath house.
    - Another scene (remember that girl getting chained in the preview?) can also be easily censored, as you just stop the clip as soon as the chains are done wrapping round (the tightening reveals)
    - The supposed “tentacle rape” scene is a frog tongue, lasts almost no time at all and can be completely omitted without any issues.

    Overall, the plot seems to have substance now, and the animations are still great (though v-sync is still off every now and then). Worth following if you’re a pervert (like me :P), and it does have potential to be worth something without the overly gratuitous fanservice.

  • April 10, 2009 at 7:17 pmbroth3r

    …..wonder how this show got out…

  • April 11, 2009 at 9:51 amMakaAlbarn

    wat da pak?

  • April 11, 2009 at 2:34 pmNull_x

    OH no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! where the hell my bOObs go!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????? oh come on this show without boobs and with this censorship is like looking to the sun directly is just a show of lights and bad syncronized voices.

  • April 12, 2009 at 6:14 pmTrouble-Rapper.com

    That’s what i call a Show-Buster!!! It’s not fair censuring a show because of the some nudity scenes. If the series has sex scenes than its another issue. Who cares about a female fighter exposing a pair of tits while fighting against another one?? No One!!!!

  • April 21, 2009 at 7:12 pmwow

    lol her tits r so shiny they refect light looks more like a bad joke than censuring