Not long ago, Crunchyroll censored the English version of the DanMachi: Memoria Freese mobile game. Now, Sunborn is taking the same path as them for their recently released strategy mobile game for the West called Girls' Frontline. The game has been popular in China, Taiwan, Korea and will have a Japanese server coming up.
When the English community emailed their censorship complaints to the company and regarding why the English server has more censorship than China's, a representative privately responded to a player.
Later, the company made an official public statement.
Basically, it is "shut up in-game currency bribery" - which added more fuel to the community's backlash
Along with their statement, the company silently upgraded their MS Paint scribble censorship to better quality. A player pointed it out on the game's subreddit.
Another player did a comparison from the left current censorship pic to the right uncensored pic on Twitter
First image is from in-game banner for rate-up event, second is THE ACTUAL, AWFUL SPRITE, and third is original. So why do you use the absolute worst out of the ones available? Third would be preferred, of course, but... ugh. pic.twitter.com/uCXj0Dx99L— ReZero (@ReZeroX) May 30, 2018
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One Angry Gamer
Girls Frontline Subreddit Censorship Thread