PSN Anime Nudity Flub

So the Playstation Store has a Free TV section that offers the first episode of many different series for free. Well they kinda messed up a bit. They were offering up the anime show Queen’s Blade: Season 1: Episode 1 – High Spirits, not knowing that prior to the end of the episode, users can see the main character strip naked, put on a suit of armor and trap the main enemy in a bear hug so that she cannot discharge the acid from her breasts through her nipples. What ends up happening is that the enemy’s breasts expand to balloon-like proportions and explodes killing her. The official description from the Playstation Store was the following. “Reina defeats Melona by stopping the acid that shoots from her breasts.”

The PS store also has five other TV-MA episodes from other shows including South Park, Sons of Anarchy, Rescue Me and True Blood. None of the other free shows have neither cursing and/or nudity. The show was free from Tuesday til just after 11pm on Thursday night when Sony removed it. In that time, approximately 217 users who downloaded the episode, gave it 4.62 out of five stars. Even though episode one has been removed from the PS store, there are three more episodes available for $1.99 each.

If no parental controls were set, anyone could have downloaded the episode. Should Sony be a bit more conscientious about what they offer in the free store? Yes, but mistakes do happen and things slip through the cracks as you can see. I think after this, it will be a while before we see another blunder similar to this one.

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