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    saber_tiger_86 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Okay, while my dad needed to check on his email on our laptop, I left a chapter file, and thought its title had something to deal with Satan. He may not be a religous person, but he was sure surprised to see the title. Also, a few months ago, a friend of mine, obviously never heard of 666 Satan, jokingly asked me if I was part of a Satanic cult after seeing an article I was reading at Wikipedia. At least this situation showed me on why changing the title was a good idea.

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    circus is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    haha, funky situation in real life
    Hope u explained it carefully, tell him "Dad, u must keep up with the times, now sheep offerings to satan are made digitally."

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    exdeath123 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    it's a bunch of homos who have nouthing better to do than worrie about a manga title retard's

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    I wouldn't call it censoring. I'd call it "changing".

    The title was changed for a western release because the wanted to make sure that the publisher didn't come under fire by some of the more radical religious groups in the US. They want their manga to sell and it won't sell well in a country founded on christianity.

    Call it marketing changes instead of censorship. It is still a shame though. I say release your work as is and offended people be damned.

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    666Satan would have gotten more attention though, might have helped it sell.

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    R3dKnight is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    even if they change it into
    "Jesus Superbitch"

    it would probably be the same in Japan

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    Sometimes controversy helps something sell, but only in specific scenarios. For instance, the film Romper Stomper gained more attention and did well at the box office in Australia after the film stirred up controversy and was protested. However, that is an adult film and was being shown to adults.

    A comic like 666 Satan is being put out by VIZ, who has a major demographic of young boys. Every time I go to Boarders there is a kid there with his mom buying some Viz books. Now how well would 666 Satan sell if it had most of the mothers in America boycotting not just the 666 Satan series, but all of Viz's other series? It wouldn't get more attention from older readers and the younger ones wouldn't be allowed to read them. They would lose sales big time from a protest/boycott. Not even the comic book geeks of America would step in to save them as they wouldn't be interested in young boys Manga.

    They probably made the right choice, though I hate changing things in an artistic vision to accommodate a culture, it must be done to expose the culture to your work sometimes.

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    yahh the names pretty bad

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    Just wanted to say that the italian version of 666 satan will come out now in june in the country and it will still have the original japanese title...

    this said just to point out that christian religion might not have all that influence on that market as you guys assumed (after all italy has the vatican and is by far more influenced than america i think...), but it's more like a puritan attitude to ban on the public side all that is "evil" and let go nearly everything that happens in the shadows...
    All that we see or seems, is but a dream within within a dream.

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    In iran they changed the title into Jew666

    But it was fun readin it though. Only some pages were black

 

 
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