Pop Staff Epic is well one of many wildest reveals in anime, and the collection returned to tv this fall with season two. In fact, followers had been prepared for the show to push boundaries, and it did so right out the gate simply as season one did. And now, it looks like censors in China have edited a part of Pop Staff Epic that nobody noticed coming.

The entire thing got here to gentle over on Bilbilli, one of many greatest social media websites in China. It was there followers started sharing stills from Pop Staff Epic as many observed one thing was off with a scene particularly. As you possibly can see beneath, censors selected to mark out international locations on a globe to forestall any borders from being proven.

(Picture: Bilibilli)

Why Was This Censored?

As for why this scene was censored, effectively – no official rationalization was given. Nevertheless, it isn’t laborious to place the items collectively. The scene was censored due to the globe, and its international locations had been eliminated fully. That is probably resulting from China’s well-known territory disputes all through Asia. So fairly than erase the disputed international locations, censors selected to blue out the globe fully.

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On the subject of which international locations sparked this edit, Taiwan is without doubt one of the first that involves thoughts. The island nation has lengthy claimed freedom from China although the mainland authorities nonetheless considers Taiwan a part of its territory. Different dispute nations with China embrace Vietnam, the Philippines, India, Japan, Malaysia, and extra. Even North Korea is included within the checklist because the nation shares territory with China alongside the Yalu River.


If you wish to see Pop Staff Epic because it was made, followers in the US can catch the collection on Crunchyroll and Netflix. Season two went stay earlier this fall, and new episodes are simulcasted weekly stateside.

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