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Wednesday, 10 March 2010 19:41

Dance in the Vampire BundThere's the sound of screeching brakes and a neatly executed u-turn coming from Texas as the moment, as FUNimation have realised what a PR cock-up their planned editing of Dance in the Vampire Bund has turned out to be. Either that, or they've just pulled off a mass trolling of anime fandom. I suspect the former. FUNi have now confirmed that, while the online streams of the series will continue to be edited, "what they have seen" of the series so far indicates that they may not need to cut it - but they'll be keeping their options open until they've seen it all. That's not a complete u-turn, then, but it's probably enough to calm the fandom RAAAAGE that's been drowing out all else in the anime world over the past few days. Here's the FUNi statement in full:

In the days since we announced the acquisition of the anime "Dance in the Vampire Bund," we have been following the varied responses from within the anime community to our decision to edit specific scenes from its streaming and later home entertainment release.

First, out of concern for our distribution partners and advertisers, we will continue to make minor edits to the episodes which are available via free streaming and television broadcast due to the readily accessible nature of these platforms. We will be careful to keep such edits to a minimum.

However, FUNimation is — as always — committed to bringing the best anime content to the United States in its unedited form on home video. Therefore, we are evaluating the release of the series in unedited and uncensored form for home video. Since only 7 episodes have broadcast in Japan, final determination must be reserved until all episodes can be reviewed to ensure compliance with current U.S. law.

We would like to thank everyone in the anime community for the feedback provided to us on this matter — your opinions count.

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