China Keeps Censoring Fate/Grand Order Character Art

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Japan’s Fate/Grand Order character art was first censored in China in August of last year. Now, the game’s illustrations have once again been edited.

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In 2017, the local Chinese operator Bilibili was reportedly forced to get rid of two characters’ illustrations.

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Here is what the art is supposed to look like:

Instead of removing the art altogether, illustrations for three characters have been edited for China.

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Via Twitter user Breeze3721, here are the before and after illustrations. Some of the changes are subtle, but some are not.

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Subtle.

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Not.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

These censors make no sense, I’d like to meet the guy whose job is to determine the “correct” amount of tit to show (because it’s abviously a guy...).

That being said, remember back in 2004 when Fate got famous for having a female character that stood out from the anime norm and didn’t wear bikini armor to battle?

Yeah, that was a LONG time ago it seems...