More BBFC Updates! Seven Mortal Sins receives an 18 uncut, Hi Score Girl rated 12, and more.

The UK’s ratings board known as the British Board of Film Classification have released more updates on the latest ratings for recent and upcoming anime titles. It is required by law that the UK distributors have to provide ratings for these titles in order to be released onto home video. Very rarely does an anime get rejected, though it is not impossible as evidently seen with La Blue Girl, an Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny OVA episode and recently Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- potentially being cut numerous times (to the point of rejection) if it were brought over here.

In addition to home video ratings there are also video on demand ratings that Amazon and Netflix provide for their UK audience. One of those examples is shown below with a recent Netflix Original series!

The following anime have been rated lately are as follows:

Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] I.presage flower

Home Video Rating: 15
UK Distributor: MVM

strong violence, gore

Sources: Main release

Girls’ Last Tour
(All 15 episodes)

Home Video Rating: 12
UK Distributor: MVM

moderate violence, threat

Sources: Main release

The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance
(All 8 episodes)

Home Video Rating: 15
UK Distributor: MVM

strong bloody violence

Sources: Main release

Hi Score Girl
(All 12 episodes & 3 OVAs)

Video on Demand Rating: 12
VOD Distributor: Netflix

moderate violence, sex references, bloody images

Sources: Episodes 1-12, overall

Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu
(All 13 episodes)

Home Video Rating: 15
UK Distributor: MVM

strong bloody violence

Sources: Disc 1, Disc 2

Land of the Lustrous
(All 12 episodes)

Home Video Rating: PG
UK Distributor: MVM

mild violence, threat, injury detail, sex references

Sources: Main release

Pigtails and Other Short Stories from Production I.G
(All 5 short films)

Home Video Rating: 15
UK Distributor: Anime Limited

strong bloody violence, sex references

Sources: Main release

Scum’s Wish
(All 12 episodes)

Home Video Rating: 15
UK Distributor: MVM

strong sex, sex references

Sources: Main release

Seven Mortal Sins
(All 13 episodes)

Home Video Rating: 18
UK Distributor: MVM

sexualised violence, sexual violence, strong nudity, sexualised images

Sources: Disc 1, Disc 2

Twin Star Exorcists
(Part 2: Episodes 14-26)

Home Video Rating: 12
UK Distributor: Anime Limited

moderate injury detail, violence, horror, sex references

Sources: Main release

UQ Holder!
(All 12 episodes & 3 OVAs)

Home Video Rating: 15
UK Distributor: MVM

strong sex references, bloody violence

Sources: Disc 1, Disc 2

Worth noting that Seven Mortal Sins was rated without any cuts or censorship, as the distributor will be using Funimation’s home video masters for the UK release. Also added to the BBFC database are a couple more Anime Limited listing for titles released months ago (Junjo Romantica Season 2 and March comes in like a Lion Season 1).

The last time an anime has been rated 18 were Baki, Devilman Crybaby and both seasons for The Testament of Sister New Devil.

If you are curious about how the BBFC have reacted during the anime nasties era of the 90s/early 00s we have a special feature on that here. For regular updates we have a forum discussion thread available here.

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