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4th Feb '16 8:44:00 AM RAMChYLD
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*** The Japanese version has Witzy asks Teeter and Totter where they're going and they reply "on a walk" bluntly, and it was Witzy's idea to follow them. In the English version the reply was changed to "follow us and you'll see", changing the context to them inviting Witzy to join them. Also, only Totter answers in the English version, ([[{{Blooper}} keen-eyed viewers will notice that Teeter does open his mouth, but no audible reply was heard]]). In the original Japanese version both turtles replied.
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*** The Japanese version has Witzy asks Teeter and Totter where they're going and they reply "on a walk" bluntly, and it was Witzy's idea to follow them. In the English version the reply was changed to "follow us and you'll see", changing the context to them inviting Witzy to join them. Also, only Totter answers both answered at the same time in the English version, ([[{{Blooper}} creating a {{Blooper}} where keen-eyed viewers will notice that Teeter does open his mouth, but no audible reply was heard]]). heard. In the original Japanese version both turtles replied.Teeter replied a short time after Totter.
2nd Feb '16 6:55:32 PM RAMChYLD
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* The English dub of ''Anime/SuzysZooDaisukiWitzy'' is apparently given this treatment to a certain extent. ** In "Follow the Leader": *** The Japanese version has Witzy asks Teeter and Totter where they're going and they reply "on a walk" bluntly, and it was Witzy's idea to follow them. In the English version the reply was changed to "follow us and you'll see", changing the context to them inviting Witzy to join them. Also, only Totter answers in the English version, ([[{{Blooper}} keen-eyed viewers will notice that Teeter does open his mouth, but no audible reply was heard]]). In the original Japanese version both turtles replied. *** In the English dub, Witzy finds his lost bucket while following Teeter and Totter. In the original Japanese version, ''that bucket belongs to Boof''. ** The Japanese title for the episode ''Boof Comes Alive'' is ''Boof Awakens''. This implies that Witzy had always knew that Boof was alive and further explains why Witzy was not surprised that Boof could talk in the original Japanese version of the episode.
30th Jan '16 10:05:08 AM Assassin-sensei
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* A fan rip of ''Anime/Gantz'' on an unofficial anime streaming site censors the series quite gratuitously - for example, in the first episode, during the scene where Kurono fantasizes about all the females in his class nude, the entire scene is pixelated. This happens again on Kishimoto's introduction inconsistently - her bare breasts are allowed to remain uncensored in the OP, but as she is [[spoiler:dragged to be raped by Hatanka]] the entire screen is pixelated. This was done supposedly due to a large amount of members on the site being pre-teens/young teens, but one must question whether the gory, sexually-charged world of ''Gantz'' is appropriate for young audiences just by pixelating nudity.
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* A fan rip of ''Anime/Gantz'' ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' on an unofficial anime streaming site censors the series quite gratuitously - for example, in the first episode, during the scene where Kurono fantasizes about all the females in his class nude, the entire scene is pixelated. This happens again on Kishimoto's introduction inconsistently - her bare breasts are allowed to remain uncensored in the OP, but as she is [[spoiler:dragged to be raped by Hatanka]] the entire screen is pixelated. This was done supposedly due to a large amount of members on the site being pre-teens/young teens, but one must question whether the gory, sexually-charged world of ''Gantz'' is appropriate for young audiences just by pixelating nudity.
30th Jan '16 10:04:41 AM Assassin-sensei
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* A fan rip of ''Anime/Gantz'' on an unofficial anime streaming site censors the series quite gratuitously - for example, in the first episode, during the scene where Kurono fantasizes about all the females in his class nude, the entire scene is pixelated. This happens again on Kishimoto's introduction inconsistently - her bare breasts are allowed to remain uncensored in the OP, but as she is [[spoiler:dragged to be raped by Hatanka]] the entire screen is pixelated. This was done supposedly due to a large amount of members on the site being pre-teens/young teens, but one must question whether the gory, sexually-charged world of ''Gantz'' is appropriate for young audiences just by pixelating nudity.
27th Jan '16 3:03:12 AM ParkedCarAnne
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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' episode 8 was heavily cut on the UK DVD due to the BBFC being particularly sensitive to harm involving children and dangerous actions that can easily be copied in real life (especially on something like home video or DVD where the viewer can rewind and replay the offending scene out of context, which is also why sexual violence and anything considered pedophilic on home release media is also a problem with the UK). A whole ''eighty seconds'' was cut to remove [[spoiler:a young girl attempting to hang herself]]. And the volume with the episode on it ''still'' got an 18 rating for "suicide references and violence", which is quite strict compared to every other country (MA15+ in Australia, 16 and up in the US, and M in New Zealand - all uncut).
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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' episode 8 was heavily cut on the UK DVD due to the BBFC being particularly sensitive to harm involving children and dangerous actions that can easily be copied in real life (especially life[[note]](especially on something like home video or DVD where the viewer can rewind and replay the offending scene out of context, which is also why sexual violence and anything considered pedophilic on home release media is also a problem with the UK). UK)[[/note]]. A whole ''eighty seconds'' was cut to remove [[spoiler:a young [[spoiler:the sequence in which the suicidal trio -- including an old man, a 20-something year old man, and a little girl attempting -- try to hang herself]]. themselves in the woods, only for the two men to slip off a stack of rocks before they're ready and the girl to gleefully bounce with the noose around her neck until the tree branch snaps and they fall down a hill]]. And the volume with the episode on it ''still'' got an 18 rating for "suicide references and violence", which is quite strict compared to every other country (MA15+ (MA-15+ in Australia, 16 and up in the US, and M in New Zealand - all uncut).
18th Jan '16 3:54:31 PM Willbyr
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16th Jan '16 2:59:14 PM Assassin-sensei
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* A promo disc by ADV Films (often released to anime clubs in high schools and universities, with a TV-14 rating and edits if necessary on the discs) included the first episode of ''Manga/ElfenLied''. Every single time gore or nudity appeared on-screen, [[http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q5/wonderduckspond/ELsub.jpg the episode cut to a still black background]]. By the end of the episode, anyone who watched it saw more black background then actual show.
15th Jan '16 4:13:01 AM Anddrix
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** Even more unnecessary, however, were the changes made to many of the names (more frequently the [=NetNavis=]' than anyone else's). Some of them can be chalked up to BlindIdiotTranslation, but others are rather obvious cases of overzealous Bowdlerization (like the renaming of [=NeedleMan=] to [=SpikeMan=], presumably as not to be confused with hypodermic needles, or [=ColorMan=] to the idiotic-sounding [=WackoMan=], presumably because they thought their viewing audience was [[ViewersAreMorons stupid enough]] to think the name was referring to people of color).
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** Even more unnecessary, however, were the changes made to many of the names (more frequently the [=NetNavis=]' than anyone else's). Some of them can be chalked up to BlindIdiotTranslation, but others are rather obvious cases of overzealous Bowdlerization (like the renaming of [=NeedleMan=] to [=SpikeMan=], presumably as not to be confused with hypodermic needles, or [=ColorMan=] to the idiotic-sounding [=WackoMan=], presumably because they thought their viewing audience was [[ViewersAreMorons stupid enough]] enough to think the name was referring to people of color).
13th Jan '16 12:10:02 AM maylove25
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Actually, the scene was hardly edited at all
** [=B3-NK1=] shoving his blade into Robonyan's bottom is changed to him sticking it into a vacuum instead.
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** [=B3-NK1=] B3-[=NK1=] shoving his blade into Robonyan's bottom and Robonyan enjoying it is kept in, although some dialogue and one of Robonyan's poses were changed to him sticking it into a vacuum instead.make the scene slightly less suggestive.
31st Dec '15 10:33:52 AM Doug86
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** ''KarakuridoujiUltimo'' is actually a bizarre example of this trope. They removed EVERY curseword including crap, and toned down some violence (not in the volumes though). But some of the more suggestive jokes were left in. Some pretty distubing stuff, like a doji being ''molested'' on panel was not even touched, nor was K's comments about Sayama. As for Rune, chapter 10 was censored a fair amount, but in the next chapter he asks Yamato to marry him anyway. Hell, they even turned a completly innocent line of his into a rather suggestive one. There will probaly be even less censorship as the series is starting to get DarkerAndEdgier bit by bit.
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** ''KarakuridoujiUltimo'' ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'' is actually a bizarre example of this trope. They removed EVERY curseword including crap, and toned down some violence (not in the volumes though). But some of the more suggestive jokes were left in. Some pretty distubing stuff, like a doji being ''molested'' on panel was not even touched, nor was K's comments about Sayama. As for Rune, chapter 10 was censored a fair amount, but in the next chapter he asks Yamato to marry him anyway. Hell, they even turned a completly innocent line of his into a rather suggestive one. There will probaly be even less censorship as the series is starting to get DarkerAndEdgier bit by bit.
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