The Chinese version of Azur Lane is experiencing major censorship of its characters due to a rival game. Azur Lane is a game where real warships were transformed into anime girls, so much so that the names of the characters in the game are the real names of the ships.
Below you see some of the ship girls inspired by the ships of Germany, their names are the real names of warships.
Anyway, that explained, what exactly happened?
From what is told on Azur Lane’s Reddit, a new ship girl game called Velvet Code appeared on the market a while ago, this game is basically the same thing as Azur Lane, real warships that turn into girls.
It is said that after the release of the game, the Chinese public started to give the game a 1 and put in the comments that “Azur Lane is better”, “Why not play Azur Lane soon?”.
Over time the developers of Velvet Code must have been irritated because according to the story they reported Azur Lane to the Chinese authorities.
Yes, that’s exactly what you read, according to what they are reporting on Chinese social networks at least, it was the developers of Velvet Code who went to the Chinese authorities and said “look, this game, Azur Lane, glorifies warships of other countries and there are also many girls with sexy designs”.
Result? The girls based on German ships had their names changed, in addition several girls had their designs changed. Another thing is the marriage with the girls in the game, the name had to be changed to “Proof of Eternal Friendship”.
You can see some of the changes made to the Chinese version on Reddit.
International fans of the game were then concerned if this censorship in the Chinese version would affect the other servers of the game and the answer they are spreading is that it will not.
The Chinese version of Azur Lane is managed by Manjuu from Shanghai, the other versions are handled by Japanese Manjuu, so the Japanese and Western versions should be free of this censorship.
According to what is reported, things should return to normal in a few months, the measures taken were to save the game in China.