Warning: This Topic will deal with Very Dark Subjecsts as well as Political Issue related to World War II
Not too long ago saw a Youtube Video about Baned Pokemon Episodes. Later in that Video they talked about international censorship, specifcally South Korea, entire Episodes of the Anime were banned because it had a Japanese Culteral referances. If it had someone dressed as a Samurai it got Baned, Dressed as a Ninja Baned. Also we all heard that there were alot of "Hoop Jumping" on getting the Pokemon Games being sold in Korea.
Pokemon wasn't the Only Japanese Franchise that had Trouble in Korea. When Soul Calibur for the Dreamcast was released, the South Korea Government demanded the removal of Mitsurugi the Samurai, so Namco replaced him with a White Guy.
These actions are very very Silly, however the reasons for all of this is way too Serious. During WW2, Japanese Army tried to take more of Asia for themselves, they invaded huge areas of Korea and China, alot of lives were lost during those attacks, but the ones that survived were taken as prisoners.
During that time the Japanese Military did had very Brutal Ways of Toturing Koreans and Chinese Prisoners, I'm not so sure how much detail about it I should give out because it will give anyone Horific Nightmares.
But to give you a sort of an Idea on what it is lets talk about China's Censorship of the American Game World of Warcraft. In WoW the Undead Character Models have exposed Bones around there arms and leg joints, but when Blizzard ent. want to sell their game in China, the Chinese Government strongly insisted that all exposed bones must be covered up. The reason is because it's remiscient of one of the many brutal acts that the Japanese Military did to Chinese and Korean Civilians. So Blizzard added flesh to cover up all the Expose Bones on the Undead in every Chinese copy of WoW.
Tho I will agree that what happened with WoW is more reasonable compared to other Media I mentioned that got censored, because stuff like Samurais and Ninjas had nothing to do with WW2 Japan. Even tho making something resembling what happened to many Chinese and Korea at the hands of Japanese wasn't their intention, Blizzard covered up the bones anyway, it basically like removing a Manji because it looks too much like a Swastika.
Anyhow, there is alot more I could talk about this Subject, but want to here more opionions on this subject first. Any Thoughts?