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I noticed this is playing on Adult Swim now, "unedited." Didn't really seem like there was much to edit out in the first place? I dunno I never watched the show because the original dub sucked.
Binro the Heretic
I noticed the blond guy in the black suit smokes a cigarette now instead of sucking a lollipop.
And where he fuck did they get the talking deer from?
Oops, five-starred my own submission. When do the police arrive.
Ah ok, so "uncut" the way that DBZ is uncut, meaning that there's such things as death, heaven and hell, and the crazy notion that getting the shit kicked out of you for 22 minutes might result in a nosebleed.
Haha I didn't know that it was an acronym. That is clever. And "another dimension" gives props to all the non-believers out there. I got kinda lucky, I grew up near an import gaming shop that also rented bootleg subbed anime like DBZ, so I was pretty much done with the show by the time it caught the American eye on Cartoon Network (or rather, I gave up on it). I remember people bitching about Mr. Satan = Hercule and things like that, which is legitimate, because that was an awesome name. But I'll bet a proportionate number of American viewers were also bitching about the censoring of Gohan's dick. "We want our underage protagonist's dick back!"
Yeah, but 4kids took it to some crazy goddamn places.
Things censored via alteration of animation (actually redrawing shit, not just black bars or whatever):
The blonde cook guy now sucks on lollipops rather than smoking.
The perpetually double-cigar-chomping Marine named SMOKER now has a perpetually empty mouth.
All Japanese kanji are erased.
Riceballs are re-drawn as cookies (rather than just called 'doughnuts' like in Pokemon, apparently).
ALL cleavage on women is erased, giving them bizarrely smooth mono-chests (and in the case of the fat old woman badguy, well, her sweater contortions become truly non-euclidean).
Guns are turned into water guns, bamboo poles(?), simply erased entirely from view, and in one case, a bizarre sort of hammer contraption ready to bonk a kid on the head rather than the pistol set to blow his brains out.
Blood and wounds clearly the logical result of massive physical violence just...disappear, suggesting to kids that it's okay, go cut someone up with a sword, it won't hurt them?
Removed all references to religious symbolism.
Removed all tattoos (including, in one case, simply removing the main character's BROTHER, entirely).
And simply didn't air at least three big arcs, for like 30 out of the 100 or so episodes they had liscensed (which, had they kept going, would have totally messed up various other characters along the way that relied on links to those arcs to explain their backstory).
And like a dozen other bizarre things. On top of a shitload of verbal censoring and rewriting of dialogue (and One Piece isn't actually all that sweary a show, so it's not like it was some crazy 80s oav or something). And I never even watched the censored version, just had it all repeated secondhand to me by those who did.
Five for Giraffes.
Meant to reply to IZ up there. Whoops.
Oh, and Smoker can turn into smoke, so his cigars are kind of an important visual pun of sorts.
And all alcohol (and any other forms of tobacco) are changed into various forms of fruit juice or just edited out (which, being pirates, partying down and having drinking competitions actually comes up fairly often).
Oh, and they did some really weird shit like actually changing the main character's mouth from a big wide-open grin to some bizarre flesh-colored in close-lipped smile, like they literally filled in his mouth with landfill or something and paved over it. Just...bizarre.
There's a reason it's possibly the most infamous censorship/dub job in anime history.
Binro the Heretic
I think I remember a scene in the heavily-edited version where a guy got shot in the head by a suction-cup dart fired from what looked like an old flintlock pistol. After the crowd reacted with gasps of horror, the camera showed him lying motionless on the ground, but he was moaning so the implication was, I guess, that he was still alive, but knocked out?
Wow. Almost seems like it'd be easier to make your own show.. I guess I kinda get it.. it says it originally aired in in the US in 2004 so Pirates of the Caribbean was the big thing, but even then I was like "wow this is pretty violent for a 'kids' movie" and that was kind of the point of PotC.. I dunno. You'd think everyone would've learned their lesson after DBZ and just leave it alone for the most part, because all you're doing is pissing off fans and catering to kids who are probably just killing time before Pokemon's on anyway..
inappropriate use of the "anime that doesn't suck" tag
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