Which Countries Ban Anime Around The World
Straight to the Point
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.||Anime||Country||Reason||Where to Watch||Note|
|1||Kinnikuman||France||Due to Brocken Jr. wearing a Nazi uniform.||Not available on legal anime sites|
|2||Mr Osomatsu||Japan||Offensive parody scenes which is not protected by copyright law.||Crunchyroll||First Episode unavailable|
|3||Excel Saga’s Last Episode||Japan||Too obscene and violent.||Funimation||Unavailable in the UK|
|4||Barefoot Gen||Japan City||Too similar to the events of Hiroshima and portrays the events that Japan troops did to China and Korea Citizens||Amazon Prime|
|5||High School DxD||New Zealand||Sexually exploitative of young people.||Crunchyroll|
|6||Puni Puni Poemy||New Zealand||Excessive sexual content and violence.||Not available on legal anime sites|
|7||Kite||Norway||Sexual assault of a minor.||Crunchyroll|
|8||Fate Kaleid/Liner Prisma Illya||Russia||Banned the show due to its pornography laws.||Crunchyroll|
|9||Pokemon||Saudi Arabia||Gambling, evolution, and religion.||Pokemon|
|10||Hetalia: Axis Powers||South Korea||Due to stereotyping with the Korean anime character.||Funimation|
|11||Transformers: Robots in Disguise’s First Episode||USA||Too similar to the event at 911.||Amazon Prime|
|12||Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki||Worldwide||Dark 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.||Anime||Where to Watch|
|1||Terror in Resonance||Funimation|
|3||Highschool of the Dead||Hulu|
|6||The Skull Man||Not available on legal anime sites|
|10||Tokyo Ghoul √A||Funimation|
|11||Sword Art Online II||Crunchyroll|
|14||Devil May Cry||Hulu|
|15||RIN – Daughters of Mnemosyne||Funimation|
|16||The Testament of Sister New Devil||Crunchyroll|
|17||Attack on Titan||Crunchyroll|
|19||Strike the Blood||Crunchyroll|
|22||Date A Live II||Funimation|
|24||Devilman Lady||Not available on legal anime sites|
|26||Those Who Hunt Elves||Not available on legal anime sites|
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 🙂
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?