I was watching my Hatsukoi Limited DVD when I came across the following. The character Kei Enomoto clearly is 14 as they distinctly show off who’s in middle school and who’s in high school in this series. So why’d they’d change it? This isn’t the 90’s anymore with “these characters are attending a two year vocational community college”. I’ve included caps from the original fansub, Sentai’s release and even the manga.
And no, I’ve not advocating teen marriage (she was proposed by a guy in this scene), I just hate seeing the original creator’s intent being changed for western sensibilities.
Also, this doesn’t mean I’ll boycott any future Sentai releases (because they’ve been licensing around around a third of the shows I’ve been enjoying.
Read the Wikipedia entry if you don’t believe me.