Which Countries Ban Anime Around The World

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Once anime is produced (usually in Japan) it is reviewed by a third party during the allocation of its rating and in some countries by another entity to determine whether it is acceptable to be shown in their country,

To save you time, below is the list of anime banned in certain countries around the world and where you can watch them online:

No.AnimeCountryReasonWhere to WatchNote
1KinnikumanFranceDue to Brocken Jr. wearing a Nazi uniform.Not available on legal anime sites
2Mr OsomatsuJapanOffensive parody scenes which is not protected by copyright law.CrunchyrollFirst Episode unavailable
3Excel Saga’s Last EpisodeJapanToo obscene and violent.FunimationUnavailable in the UK
4Barefoot GenJapan CityToo similar to the events of Hiroshima and portrays the events that Japan troops did to China and Korea CitizensAmazon Prime
5High School DxDNew ZealandSexually exploitative of young people.Crunchyroll
6Puni Puni PoemyNew ZealandExcessive sexual content and violence.Not available on legal anime sites
7KiteNorwaySexual assault of a minor.Crunchyroll
8Fate Kaleid/Liner Prisma IllyaRussiaBanned the show due to its pornography laws.Crunchyroll
9PokemonSaudi ArabiaGambling, evolution, and religion.Pokemon
10Hetalia: Axis PowersSouth KoreaDue to stereotyping with the Korean anime character.Funimation
11Transformers: Robots in Disguise’s First EpisodeUSAToo similar to the event at 911.Amazon Prime
12Midori: Shoujo TsubakiWorldwideDark and depressing storyline about a girl being abused.Not available on legal anime sites

 

There are lots of anime banned from China where 27 are given below:

No.AnimeWhere to Watch
1Terror in ResonanceFunimation
2Blood-CFunimation
3Highschool of the DeadHulu
4Ergo ProxyHulu
5ParasyteCrunchyroll
6The Skull ManNot available on legal anime sites
7AnotherCrunchyroll
8Inferno CopCrunchyroll
9Afro SamuraiFunimation
10Tokyo Ghoul √AFunimation
11Sword Art Online IICrunchyroll
12Tokyo ESPFunimation
13Tokyo RavensHulu
14Devil May CryHulu
15RIN – Daughters of MnemosyneFunimation
16The Testament of Sister New DevilCrunchyroll
17Attack on TitanCrunchyroll
18Corpse PartyFunimation
19Strike the BloodCrunchyroll
20Death NoteFunimation
21Deadman WonderlandFunimation
22Date A Live IIFunimation
23Psycho-PassFunimation
24Devilman LadyNot available on legal anime sites
25School DaysCrunchyroll
26Those Who Hunt ElvesNot available on legal anime sites
27Elfen LiedHulu

 

China tends to ban anime based upon whether they have extensive violence and crimes against public morality.

Disclaimer: Obviously don’t try to watch these anime in the stated banned country 🙂

Summary

And there you have it! 39 anime that has been banned around the world.

Most are available to watch through Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime, Funimation, and Hulu where others require further digging or purchase of the box set.

 

Let me know your thoughts in the comments:

  • Do you agree with the anime ban?
  • Which is the worst/ best one?
Founder

I tend to delve into many things as I get bored quickly, thankfully anime is so vast and varied. I’m a grown-up who enjoys watching anime and want to share my thoughts on the reasons why. I truly believe the selected anime in my blog are not cartoons (meaning a show for children) but are masterpieces of art which are so twisted at times that you really can see inside of the author’s mind at that exact point in time. I hope you enjoy… 🙂

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Founder

I tend to delve into many things as I get bored quickly, thankfully anime is so vast and varied. I’m a grown-up who enjoys watching anime and want to share my thoughts on the reasons why. I truly believe the selected anime in my blog are not cartoons (meaning a show for children) but are masterpieces of art which are so twisted at times that you really can see inside of the author’s mind at that exact point in time. I hope you enjoy… 🙂

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