Crunchyroll censored Asuna bath scene in SAO: Progressive

Crunchyroll censored Asuna bath scene in SAO: Progressive

Sword Art Online Progressive was released on Crunchyroll, and it wasn’t too hard to discover that the streaming service censored Asuna’s bath scene, putting landscape scenes in its place.

Below you will see a comparison of Asuna’s bath scene between the version that is available on Crunchyroll and the version that is available via the movie’s Blu-ray.

On the left, the censored version from Crunchyroll, on the right, the Blu-ray version:

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Below is a video showing that Crunchyroll released a censored version of the film. Check it out below (Crunchyroll version on the left and the Blu-Ray version on the right):

Crunchyroll Censored Asuna Bath Scene

As you can see, during the bath scene the entire shots are removed and Asuna is either covered or cut out of the frame, so there’s nothing much to resort to censorship.

There’s the theory that Crunchyroll received a harmless version intended for theaters and the Blu-Ray version just made the scene sexier. Anyway, once again, we in the West are forced to watch censored content.