The site can only be accessed by mobile
EroEroNews reported the existence of a manga and anime distribution platform called Coolmic, where uncensored versions can be found (by saying ‘uncensored’ we mean ‘no mosaic’, that is, without the censorship required by Japanese law) of anime for adults. The site is only accessible via mobile devices, and currently only the series Overflow (Overflow: My Brother’s Slipped Inside Me in the Bathtub), Joshiochi!: 2-kai kara Eromusume ga Futtekite, Ore no Are ni! ? (What She Fell on Was the Tip of My D!<k) and Kuro Gal ni Natta kara Shinyuu to Yattemita (F##kd By My Best Friend).
ANN introduced the platform in an article published in February 2020, but as it is aimed only at an English-speaking audience, little has been discussed about it in the non-English media. The site wrote at the time:
“We are pleased to introduce you to Coolmic, an official digital anime and comics store offering Japanese comics in English (since 2018) and French (since 2019) for smartphone users. Coolmic also publishes exclusive and original comics that can only be read on its website, such as the popular titles Revenge on Trash Guys and Need More Followers. Creating an account on Coolmic is easy and free.”“Coolmic does not require you to install an app on your phone as you can access your account and library through your mobile device’s browser. It’s also easy to read; just scroll vertically! Daily updates mean there’s a lot of exciting content to look forward to. Coolmic’s website not only has comics, it also has anime. Some of its most popular titles have been adapted into anime. So you can also watch your favorite anime episodes anytime and anywhere.”
As the presentation indicates, Coolmic is not a platform based in Japan (which is why it doesn’t have to adhere to censorship laws in that country), and it’s quite curious that the three adult anime available without censorship are of the type called “Seasonal h*en-tai”, that is, those series for adults that are broadcast week after week. The peculiarity of these series is that, when released, they do so in a censored version for television (with rays of light, omission of scenes, etc.) on the AnimeFesta platform. Some then believe that since at the time of its release there were probably no plans to distribute these animes to adults outside of Japan, the version with the exposed genitals has always existed, although it has always been and remains impossible to distribute within Japan.
In short, censorship theories aside, it should be noted that this platform is exclusively for English-speaking audiences (as are prices, which are regionalized to the US dollar). The purchase of an episode of any of the aforementioned series costs 30 tickets (in-app currency), and a total of 50 tickets costs 5 dollars. Thus, to see a complete series of eight episodes (as in the case of Overflow) would require 240 tickets, which involves an investment of 25 dollars. This high cost will definitely motivate some to consume this by ‘other means’.