China Tightens Censorship After ‘Monster Hunter’ Scandal, Delays Release of Hit Anime ‘Demon Slayer’ (Exclusive)The country’s Film Administration has called back previously approved imported films for a second censorship review as it faces pressure to avoid another controversy.
The resultant delays could severely impact the earning power of films like ‘Demon Slayer.’
The racial insensitivity scandal that derailed the China release of action film Monster Hunter is starting to impact other high-profile movies in the country.
Even prior to the Monster Hunter debacle, film censorship in China had become tighter than at any time in recent memory.
The company acquired the hit Japanese anime TV series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, which preceded the blockbuster movie adaptation.