tl;dr first episode should be delayed a couple days and also we plan on doing the two-part OVA bundled with the last two DVD volumes. Ramblings and details below
Due to staff unavailability, the first episode of Junji Ito: Collection should be delayed a couple days after air. Now that that’s out of the way, we’re a little confused as to what’s going on with the series.
So it airs 1/5 at 22:30 JST on the satellite channel WOWOW and WOWOW’s site proudly displays that it will be airing an R15+ edition of the anime. Junji Ito: Collection’s official website states that it will be put up on several Japanese VOD streaming services and having an airing on Tokyo MX two days later followed by an airing on AT-X three days after that.
Now, I have no idea if Crunchy Roll, Tokyo MX, AT-X or any of the Japanese streaming services will be getting the uncensored/non-R15+ edition but I secured a cap from every station along with a Hulu web-dl to compare and see if any source has any less censoring than another source. A buddy of ours has confirmed listings on the epg and found that WOWOW’s listing specifically states it will be an R15+ edition while the AT-X and Tokyo MX listings don’t mention any R15+ edition wording. MX is usually super censored and PG as far as I understand so I don’t really understand why it’d get a non-R15+ edition. AT-X’s website also doesn’t have any wording to suggest it will be getting a special copy that no other stations are getting.
Another thing that confuses me is that fact Tokyo MX seems to be getting priority in the show’s marketing despite WOWOW airing it two days early. I’d think if WOWOW has presumably paid a premium to have the series broadcasted on their channel first, they’d also get preference in the show’s marketing (see: twitter account tweets, twitter account bio and even the show’s own website acting like Tokyo MX is the only thing that matters and WOWOW’s kinda just there also) but idk. I really don’t get it. We’ll be using the highest quality source we can get and I plan on splicing uncensored scenes from an inferior source with the superior source if things turn out that way.
Oh, another thing. So a two-part OVA will be bundled with the last two DVD volumes of the series and yes, we plan on doing them, presumably with an original TL because I doubt CR will get them. And yes, DVD volumes. What the fuck it’s 2018 why have they only announced DVDs I don’t get it fuck you Japan they’re even the same price as regular BDs
Anyway, see you guys later.