Dragonball Kai Massacred by Censors


It looks as though Dragonball anime Dragonball Kai is receiving some less than welcome revisions in the form of the removal of shattered bodies spurting blood, something sure to disappoint gore-hungry fans.

Such wanton violence may no longer be acceptable, at least on normal TV broadcasts.

Perhaps it will reappear in the DVD release?

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    Comment by DragooNick
    01:02 20/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Lol i dont hate or love gore but i hate Censoring in ANY GENRE AND ANY MEDIA .....
    And i thought i heared that Kai should be a uncensored Version of Dragon Ball .... This sucks !

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    Comment by Nebs
    05:52 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Child-Goku's penis has also been censored in the previous episodes as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:16 02/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Kai is shit anyway

    Comment by Jashin
    14:14 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn these censor freaks... I hate them... Why must they censor every anime there is? They suck...

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    Comment by metatron
    16:59 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    gone are the days of low censorship for national tv

    Comment by elc
    16:20 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    US censors are retarded, i dont see how taking out the blood will make it "more safe" for kids to watch, when there are two muscle men beating the everliving crap out of each other...

    i swear, I dont see how censoring this kind of stuff will benefit ANYONE...

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    17:58 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you'll also notice, the coloration on the picture above also looks better.

    Just look at Goku's pants, and the sky!

    Comment by 4Kids Hater
    23:27 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    looks like something 4Kids would do...

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    18:13 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dragonball KAI = Dragonball FAI(L) and this is much as the fail Dragonball Evolution.A double whammy for the franchise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No fucking way,4kids syndrome overseas!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was bound to happen.

    Comment by Cerenado
    10:06 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're basically telling you to buy the DVD or just saying "tough luck".

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    Comment by Solace
    12:01 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dragonball being massacred by censors? Have I somehow misclicked somewhere and landed at a page from the nineties? After all these years, have they learned nothing?

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    Comment by VZ
    04:29 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really hate this sort of "Western moralfication" of Japan that's been creeping up the last 15 years. It's like they feel they have to appeal to western tastes and market instead of theirs.


    Comment by TheTrueGOD
    10:13 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They will release on blu-ray, after all this is 1080p. So I hope they don't do this shit there too. FUCK the kids and HARD. Yeah, I love lolis, so?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL that statment was.. pure WIN

    Comment by Darkton
    09:33 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This just in:
    As of Episode 5 we've lost shota Gohan. His tail 'just so happens' to be at the right spot at the riht time.

    Well then, time to go find some DragonBox singles.

    Comment by OverMaster
    03:13 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan isn't what it used to be.

    Comment by DuoMaxwell
    09:14 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH COME ON!!!

    First the Ocean dub, then Funimation, and now THIS??!!

    Haven't the DBZ anime suffered enough censorship as it is on both sides? Didn't DBZ learn its lesson from the ridiculous edits that Ocean and Funimation did here in the States?

    Jeez, history is repeating itself again!

    Comment by AoCanada
    15:13 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I read somewhere they were giving DBZ a few new scenes including something about child Goku, and they mentioned they were going to censor Goku's penis because they didn't want to draw it anymore. I laughed a little. Although, I'm thinking maybe they're not sure how parents will react to something like that nowadays, and so that's why they're censoring it? Is it possible they're all getting a bit too sensitive? Needless to say, it wasn't that much of a big deal back in the....was it the '80s? Those were good times...

    To be honest, I was disappointed to read that--the penis thing, I mean--because it was that kind of stuff that gave Dragon Ball a certain innocent charm to it. It's hard to explain, but I'm sure a lot of you know what I mean.

    I'm not entirely sure how this is relevant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:12 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    nu dragonball is appoling the voices sounds lyk kids r talkin instead of adults -.-

    Comment by Darkton
    14:49 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...which is what the FUNimation dub is for.

    ...or Ocean if yer feelin' cheap.

    I know, I know, "Don't Feed the Troll", I just feel kinda...nice. That can't be right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    money on uncuts. also, this will make things easier for the international market since the existence of a pre-edited version will probably keep companies from further screwing it up for tv.

    and, if there aren't uncuts, i'll laugh at the fact that funimation's recent uncut boxsets being the best looking version of the show sans edits.

    Comment by Darkton
    07:19 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    ...oh well. So be it.

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    02:29 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So Goku died with just a bruise on the abdomen and Razits(sp) killed without even a single wound or any drop of blood? How awesome is that..!?

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    Comment by Forlourned
    05:24 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Censoring a classic anime that probably being still shown somewhere out in Japan still?!!!

    The balls on every producer in that company seems to be on full retreat now and they're all turning into little girls being shown a turd on a stick for the first time!

    I remember Minmey taking that shower with the tits and I remember the blood splattering everywhere in DB. They can't destroy this classic now since it's everywhere on DVD so to Hell with those bastards if they think they can "clean" it up for contemporary audiences.

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    Comment by iPood
    08:47 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Minmay? Don't you mean Bulma? Don't mix up the greatness of macross with this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same on you trying to act like Americans. But anyway what is this kids bullshit. When i was a kid i saw every fucking crazy staff out there(including DB with blood) and i turn up just fine. Wait a minute now that i think about it am completely fucked up. Holly shit to you think Dragonball did this to me?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, you're just an idiot.

    Comment by Chen
    05:52 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dragon Ball and Hamburger. But mostly Dragon Ball, yes.

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    Comment by DHYohko
    04:57 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i sure hope the subbers get there hands on teh uncensored versions soon

    Comment by Y10NRDY
    05:48 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    stuff like this is making the show even more redundant than it already is. wasn't the point of this show to more faithfully adhere to toriyama's original concepts since what eventually hit televisions across the world was extremely censored, edited, and diluted with inane filler? sometimes i feel like i'm one of the last standing fans of the franchise and decisions like this make it harder and harder for me to defend the show to my peers.

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    Comment by KamiOkurimono
    06:30 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's just gross. But I should've known better.

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    Comment by maga
    05:58 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What wrong with the world nowadays not even showing a little blood...

    Comment by Fonzer
    06:08 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But your avatars nosebleeds are quite often showed XD.

    Comment by chindogu
    04:50 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What is this the American version? Next we'll be seeing HELL changed to HFIL again.

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    Comment by iPood
    08:45 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and mr satan being hercule

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll stick to the 4:3 low definition classic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 04/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    gaijin taking over japan :/

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    Comment by DmonHiro
    04:30 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    NOOOOOOO! And the first episode looked promising. FUCK CENSORING!!

    Comment by Firo
    04:20 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Perhaps it will reappear in the DVD release?" I hope so, 'cuz if not...

    Censorship looks lulzy (´∀`)

    Comment by Kewabara
    04:43 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well that's really disappointing, i'm not sure I want to know what the rest will look like.

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    Comment by Krisantes
    04:47 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why do this to me...

    Comment by MDG
    04:47 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well its like... Uhm 100 episodes ?
    Maybe theyll cut whole arcs because they are too violent now ?

    (Long Krillin-Torture-Scene with Freeza comes to mind... )

    Marketing at its best though... Getting newer+younger kids into that show, and (hopefully) pleasing old fans with "no censored" dvd/bluray releases...

    Double Profit !

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    06:36 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    how about the whole Freeza and namek arc, since freeza and his goons are just killin' people for no real reason...except to look for balls XP

    Plus dont alot of them get cut in half, etc,etc :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 26/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    when it was aired in my country several years ago, they censored the blood away, but left the rest.. and they didnt censor freezer beeing cut in two halves by trunks... and i think there was still some *blood spilling from mouth*, whats ain almost every anime i think...

    Comment by sankyuu
    09:15 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Strange, they forgot to remove the nipple

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    Comment by Ido
    08:34 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dang there shouldn't even be censorship, we sure didn't have that when I was child o_O

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    Comment by Revenant0519
    08:29 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's bullshit.
    i'll stay with the old-low-resolution-bloody version

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    Comment by iPood
    08:44 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was watching this episode today, I was pretty damn disappointed indeed.

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