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BlazBlue director explains why the series' male characters don't have nipples

In a year where even Mario is proudly showing off his nipples, there's a male lineup in another franchise that doesn't even have nipples to show. The male roster in the BlazBlue series like to show off their chest sometimes, but you won't find any nipples hiding under their shirts. Believe it or not, there's a reason for that. BlazBlue director Toshimichi Mori explained the reasoning to PC Gamer.

“I heard that overseas it wouldn’t be too well received, so we intentionally abstracted that. I think in the US and Europe it’s more acceptable, but in Asia it’s not really...so we kind of fudged it, a little bit. I thought it was totally acceptable to have some form of expression of that. I guess that’s cultural. For the record, I am of the school of thought that it’s acceptable as a form of expression, but I noticed whenever they’d take some of the artwork that I do with the nipples, in Asia it gets erased.”

Categories: Interviews, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch

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darkfork
Fri Feb 23 18 11:49am
Rating: 3

Interesting that the usual "how dare you censor anything" crowd is relatively quiet about this. I suppose the cultural difference rationale is acceptable in this particular case. I wonder why that is...

Wow.. Those who judge will never understand. What a weirdo! T hey have the nipples b ut they dont want men in the video games to have the nipples ? RIDICLOUS!

No biggie deal about the nipple. No wonder adults sucks big than the children. The children are awesome and we should be like Kids. Dont judge! Those people are WEIRDO!

jayvir
Fri Feb 23 18 10:27am
Rating: 1

"Don't judge!"

"THOSE PEOPLE ARE WEIRDOS!"

Do you not see the irony?

Follow up: do the BlazBlue women have canonical nipples? This is important.

No, they're all plastic dolls.

More specifically gelatin.

Yet, Mario can have.

It's still scandalous, considering how was the headline of nearly every gaming site.

darkfork
Fri Feb 23 18 11:49am
Rating: 3

Interesting that the usual "how dare you censor anything" crowd is relatively quiet about this. I suppose the cultural difference rationale is acceptable in this particular case. I wonder why that is...

Fri Feb 23 18 03:02pm
(Updated 1 time)

It bothers me. It's a fucking stupid alteration. Then again, I don't actually live in Asia in order to affect this in any way. I also didn't like when Gunvolt had his midriff covered and pony tail removed to make him seem more manly in the west. They added back in the pony tail but still covered them abs.

Edit: Then again, I main Falcon, a character known for his sexy, manly nipples and toned ass.

The nipples in that game are absent in all region, they didn't make a special version only for Asia. They did this at the start because they knew they would release in Asia.

Like Elfteiroh said, it's because of the fact that all versions are like this. That already softens it up for a lot of people.

They only complain when America does it, even though other countries, including Japan, censor just as much if not more.

Funny, ain't it?

jd
Fri Feb 23 18 12:54pm
Rating: 1

Meh... whatever. As long as the ladies still have nipples... not that it would stop the fan artists.

Asia can't handle nipples?

Now that I know this i can finally preorder this game

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