Ideas of what's socially acceptable differ from country to country. What some might think is okay, others might not. Take blue pierced animated nipples, for example. That might be cool where you live. Maybe not.

Note: This story contains content some readers might find objectionable.

When Japanese anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic was broadcast last fall and earlier this year, one of its characters, a magical being named Paimon, had exposed breasts and pierced nipples. Like it or not, this is what it is: excessive fan service.

The somewhat surprising thing is that this appeared in a show that was broadcast at 5pm! Maybe the television censors thought this was okay because the character was blue?

The same anime is apparently now being shown in Taiwan, but according to Twitter user Noku13456, when Paimon appears on screen, there's a huge sign that reads "censored" or "banned" (禁). That image can be seen above. You can see the original, unedited image as it appeared on Japanese TV below:


On 2ch, Japan's biggest online forum, some were surprised this was shown on Japanese television, calling it a bit much.

Others wondered why her outfit wasn't changed or why the image wasn't edited. "Well, the sign is good because it's easy to understand," countered one. Can't argue with that.


台湾放送したのマギクソワロタwwwwwwwwwww [@noku13456]

台湾で放送されたマギに謎修正 (画像あり) これはワロタwwwwwwwww [2ch]

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