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29th Jun '16 12:59:05 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Manga/FutariEcchi'' originally received an 18+ in Quebec for its first volume and a 16+ for the second, despite no notable difference in content. When released in a complete collection, the episodes on the first volume were downgraded to a 16+.
27th Jun '16 10:47:15 PM WickedIcon
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* Over in the United Kingdom, ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episodes on DVD are uncut and rated anywhere from a U (meaning that it's safe for all ages, containing little to no content that may be upsetting or offensive) to a PG certificate (meaning that it may contain some content that may be upsetting or offensive to younger/more sensitive viewers, usually those under seven years old) for things like rude humor, mildly offensive language, scenes of characters being threatened, fantasy violence, and sexual innuendo (which, if you think about it, is pretty much the reason why American TV would give this show a TV-PG rating, despite it not airing on Cartoon Network's Creator/AdultSwim line-up). The "Holly Jolly Secrets" two-parter (you know, the episode that revealed how the Ice King lost his mind and hurt the only woman he ever loved when he put on the crown he has on now), however, was given a U rating for "no material likely to offend or harm" while over in America, the episode is rated TV-PG. Guess UK censors didn't think the scenes of The Ice King's mental breakdown were bad enough to be rated something higher (or American audiences overreacted to it).
27th Jun '16 10:30:15 PM WickedIcon
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' had its first volume rated 'PG' on iTunes Canada, and volumes 2 and 3 rated '14+'. This lacks sense because a child who has bought the first volume has already seen the [[spoiler:infamous Mami decapitation]] - while there are still violent scenes after this none of them reach the same level as that scene.
23rd Jun '16 8:45:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''TimeSquad'' carried a TV-Y7 rating back when it aired on television (and knew how to stretch it, getting away with a lot of dubious content that, these days, wouldn't be uncommon in one of the daytime TV-PG programs, like ''Westernanimation/AdventureTime'' and ''Regular Show''...or would be more at home on Creator/AdultSwim). When Cartoon Network showed episodes of the show online (and clips of the show) for their 20th anniversary in October 2012, the clips were finally given the rating most people in the show's PeripheryDemographic thought it deserved in the first place (TV-PG).

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* ''TimeSquad'' ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' carried a TV-Y7 rating back when it aired on television (and knew how to stretch it, getting away with a lot of dubious content that, these days, wouldn't be uncommon in one of the daytime TV-PG programs, like ''Westernanimation/AdventureTime'' and ''Regular Show''...or would be more at home on Creator/AdultSwim). When Cartoon Network showed episodes of the show online (and clips of the show) for their 20th anniversary in October 2012, the clips were finally given the rating most people in the show's PeripheryDemographic thought it deserved in the first place (TV-PG).
16th Jun '16 4:18:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''TenchiMuyo'' was released for years in its uncut form by Geneon with a 13-and-up recommendation. However, when FUNimation rereleased the OVA series, it received a TV-MA rating, with no bonus features or anything justifying this increase in rating.

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* ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' was released for years in its uncut form by Geneon with a 13-and-up recommendation. However, when FUNimation Creator/FUNimation rereleased the OVA series, it received a TV-MA rating, with no bonus features or anything justifying this increase in rating.
13th Jun '16 10:11:10 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''[[VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland Atelier Totori Plus]]'' garnered attention shortly before its release outside Japan by receiving the highest rating in Australia possible (R18+) without getting banned entirely. Averted in other regions. Especially ridiculous considering the [=PS3=] version released only two years prior with a very tame PG rating.
** Another game in the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' series, ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland'', received a bump-up from an M to an [=MA15+=] when rereleased as ''Atelier Meruru Plus'' despite identical content.

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''[[VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland Atelier Totori Plus]]'' garnered attention shortly before its release outside Japan by receiving the highest rating in Australia possible (R18+) without getting banned entirely. Averted in other regions. Especially ridiculous considering the [=PS3=] version released only two years prior with a very tame PG rating.
** Another game in the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' series, ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland'', ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland'' received a bump-up from an M to an [=MA15+=] when rereleased as ''Atelier Meruru Plus'' despite identical content.
13th Jun '16 10:00:56 AM Assassin-sensei
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** Another game in the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' series, ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland'', received a bump-up from an M to an [=MA15+=] when rereleased as ''Atelier Meruru Plus'' despite identical content.


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* ''VideoGame/CelDamage'' was rated T by the ESRB upon its original release, but was downgraded to E10+ in early trailers for the HD rerelease...until out of nowhere it was changed back to a T, with even more content descriptors than the original had.
12th Jun '16 10:24:56 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''VideoGame/{{Roundabout}}'' was rerated from a T to an M by the ESRB upon them holding a playtest session. This was due to the "volume of blood" - the same amount they had previously seen and were okay with in the submitted videos. Also added was a "Use of Drugs" advisory due to a few jokes about the game's candy being drugs (it's clarified that it's not), which was also in all previous versions with no advisory.
10th Jun '16 5:51:15 PM rjd1922
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** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' is rated "M" (17+) but doesn't really feature anything out of the ordinary for the series. There are gruesome murder scenes and twisted villains, yes, but considering the series was never shy about depicting such things earlier, the whole thing can likely be chalked up to the VideoGame3DLeap. The bump in rating could also be linked to the courtroom bombing, whose scene shows a fairly intense moment of people desperately trying to escape before the room explodes and another scene near the game's end shows [[spoiler: a young Athena covered in her mother's blood; most content has their content ratings spike if children and disturbing scenes are mixed together.]]

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** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' is rated "M" (17+) but doesn't really feature anything out of the ordinary for the series. There are gruesome murder scenes and twisted villains, yes, but considering the series was never shy about depicting such things earlier, the whole thing can likely be chalked up to the VideoGame3DLeap. earlier. The bump in rating could also be linked to the courtroom bombing, whose scene shows a fairly intense moment of people desperately trying to escape before the room explodes and another scene near the game's end shows [[spoiler: a young Athena covered in her mother's blood; most content has their content ratings spike if children and disturbing scenes are mixed together.]]
30th May '16 9:21:17 AM Assassin-sensei
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' was rated U upon its original release in 2007 by the BBFC, however was rerated PG in 2014 for "comic violence, mild bad language". (In particular, the BBFC's stance on the word 'bloody' had become stricter since the movie's original submission.)
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