While you're right that we're not out to cut everything morally objectionable, and that a work featuring "fanservicey rape" by itself isn't an automatic ground for cutting under (current) P5 policy, it is within the P5's discretion to decide whether a borderline work has enough problematic elements to push it into either the "primarily meant for porn" or "pedophile pandering" when it would get a pass without them otherwise.
A prime example would be Kiss X Sis
, which for the most part was just a fanservice heavy show, with the fanservice mostly centered on characters that were old enough to not be considered pedophile pandering. However since the show featured teenagers involved in incest, water works, and a list of other fetishes, it was enough for P5 members to vote to cut it when other fanservice-heavy shows got a pass.
From what I'm seeing, this series is falling on the "too many problematic elements to let slide". Just going part-way through the Let's Play linked earlier, it's already referenced several female characters being raped, the fact that rape is a driving force for the main character (who the player is meant to identify with), molestation scenes, consexual sex scenes, masturbation scenes, the fact that an "Assault" button is present for every female character the hero comes across (whether or not he can go through with it), and that one of the aforementioned rape victims was an actual child who had been magically aged up to look like an adult (the fact that Rance regrets it after he finds out doesn't help, either.)
That all of this is apparently played for laughs doesn't remove the fact that these problematic elements exist. And in my personal opinion as a panel member, just as it was with Kiss X Sis
, there's enough of them present in this work that I feel it violates our site policy, and should get a devil head.
edited 15th Jun '12 3:04:19 PM by Meeble