History Bowdlerise / AnimeAndManga

18th Aug '16 5:15:40 PM Tre
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* ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture]]'', on the Creator/SciFiChannel broadcast, had very distracting censor bars over Mai Shiranui's bottom and chest.

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* ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture]]'', on the Creator/SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] broadcast, had very distracting censor bars over Mai Shiranui's bottom and chest.
5th Aug '16 11:31:10 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** When an '''incredibly''' brutal fight between Law and Doflamingo was animated, fans betted on the anime censoring [[spoiler: Doflamingo's mutilation of Law]]. They were... [[spoiler: '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKMOtYnViGo WRONG]]''': the anime [[SubvertedTrope kept it all]].]]
1st Aug '16 2:44:34 PM looneynightmare
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*** In the manga the scene where Dr. Gero strangles the motorist to death is much more graphic, he chokes him until his neck deflates like a balloon then tears his head off.
26th Jul '16 2:15:33 PM Willbyr
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* While most anime are uncut it most Asian regions, Korea's ''[[Manga/TokyoMewMew Berry Berry Mew Mew]]'' had a fair amount of bowderlization. To aim it towards an audience of five year old girls, a lot of bowderlization was done. In some scenes, Kisshyu's pants are raised up to keep his stomach lines from showing and the blood on him was removed in episode 39. All close up, onscreen human kissing was cut out but it was still said by the characters that Kisshyu stole Berry's first kiss and that she has to get kissed to turn into a cat and back, so kissing wasn't totally taken away from the show. The Chimera Anima in episode 51 was also edited slightly to keep its breast lines from showing. Despite that, all the death and dark tones of the 2nd half of the series were kept in. Also, the [[InsertSong Insert Songs]] were changed. For example, Glider became the OpeningTheme to [[FushigiYuugi The Fantasy Game]].

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* While most anime are uncut it most Asian regions, Korea's ''[[Manga/TokyoMewMew Berry Berry Mew Mew]]'' had a fair amount of bowderlization. To aim it towards an audience of five year old girls, a lot of bowderlization was done. In some scenes, Kisshyu's pants are raised up to keep his stomach lines from showing and the blood on him was removed in episode 39. All close up, onscreen human kissing was cut out but it was still said by the characters that Kisshyu stole Berry's first kiss and that she has to get kissed to turn into a cat and back, so kissing wasn't totally taken away from the show. The Chimera Anima in episode 51 was also edited slightly to keep its breast lines from showing. Despite that, all the death and dark tones of the 2nd half of the series were kept in. Also, the [[InsertSong Insert Songs]] were changed. For example, Glider became the OpeningTheme to [[FushigiYuugi [[Manga/FushigiYuugi The Fantasy Game]].
21st Jul '16 11:17:12 PM Hadjorim
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* The original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime was notorious for this as well. The "Shadow Realm", which plays a huge part in the dub, doesn't exist at all in the original version. There were Shadow ''Games'', which could be played in another (unnamed) dimension, and the penalty for losing said game could involve being sent to a prison dimension. These three concepts were combined (rather elegantly it must be said) into the idea of the "Shadow Realm" - a place where two combatants fight a duel and the loser is trapped there forever. The only thing that rankled was 4Kids shoving Shadow Games where they didn't exist, simply as a replacement for death. In one notable example, a battle involved the contestants being locked in place with spinning "shadow disks" edging closer as life points were lost. If the disk touched them, they'd be "sent to the Shadow Realm". In the original version of this story, the disks were simply buzzsaws that would dismember the loser. In another example, duelists fight on a glass floor at the top of a high-rise building. In the dub, if they lose they'll be sent "plunging to the Shadow Realm." In the original, they simply fell to their death.

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* The original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime was notorious for this as well. The "Shadow Realm", which plays a huge part in the dub, doesn't exist at all in the original version. There were Shadow ''Games'', which could be played in another (unnamed) dimension, and the penalty for losing said game could involve being sent to a prison dimension. These three concepts were combined (rather elegantly it must be said) into the idea of the "Shadow Realm" - a place where two combatants fight a duel and the loser is trapped there forever. The only thing that rankled was 4Kids shoving Shadow Games where they didn't exist, simply as a replacement for death. In one notable example, a battle involved the contestants being locked in place with spinning "shadow disks" edging closer as life points were lost. If the disk touched them, they'd be "sent to the Shadow Realm". In the original version of this story, the disks were simply buzzsaws that would dismember the loser. In another example, duelists fight on a glass floor at the top of a high-rise building. In the dub, if they lose they'll be sent "plunging to the Shadow Realm." In the original, they simply fell to their death. Strangely the duel in which the loser would be pulled by a heavy anchor to the bottom of the sea was left in uncensored (maybe because in the end nobody died).
21st Jul '16 11:12:09 PM Hadjorim
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* The original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime was notorious for this as well. The "Shadow Realm", which plays a huge part in the dub, doesn't exist at all in the original version. There were Shadow ''Games'', which could be played in another (unnamed) dimension, and the penalty for losing said game could involve being sent to a prison dimension. These three concepts were combined (rather elegantly it must be said) into the idea of the "Shadow Realm" - a place where two combatants fight a duel and the loser is trapped there forever. The only thing that rankled was 4Kids shoving Shadow Games where they didn't exist, simply as a replacement for death. In one notable example, a battle involved the contestants being locked in place with a spinning "shadow disks" edging closer as life points were lost. If the disk touched them, they'd be "sent to the Shadow Realm". In the original version of this story, the disks were simply buzzsaws that would dismember the loser. In another example, duelists fight on a glass floor at the top of a high-rise building. In the dub, if they lose they'll be sent "plunging to the Shadow Realm." In the original, they simply fell to their death.

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* The original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime was notorious for this as well. The "Shadow Realm", which plays a huge part in the dub, doesn't exist at all in the original version. There were Shadow ''Games'', which could be played in another (unnamed) dimension, and the penalty for losing said game could involve being sent to a prison dimension. These three concepts were combined (rather elegantly it must be said) into the idea of the "Shadow Realm" - a place where two combatants fight a duel and the loser is trapped there forever. The only thing that rankled was 4Kids shoving Shadow Games where they didn't exist, simply as a replacement for death. In one notable example, a battle involved the contestants being locked in place with a spinning "shadow disks" edging closer as life points were lost. If the disk touched them, they'd be "sent to the Shadow Realm". In the original version of this story, the disks were simply buzzsaws that would dismember the loser. In another example, duelists fight on a glass floor at the top of a high-rise building. In the dub, if they lose they'll be sent "plunging to the Shadow Realm." In the original, they simply fell to their death.
21st Jul '16 11:09:22 PM Hadjorim
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* The original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime was notorious for this as well, particularly with the use of the Shadow Realm. While Shadow Games were part of the original story, they were far less common than they were in the 4Kids dub and often had different consequences. In the original version of the story, the Shadow Realm did not exist. Shadow Games could be played in another dimension (which ''was'' the basis of the American Shadow Realm), and the penalty for losing said game could involve being sent to a prison dimension. But in the dub, the "Shadow Realm" was, with a few exceptions, simply a replacement for death. In one notable example, a battle involved the contestants being locked in place with a "spinning shadow disk" edging close as life points were lost. If the disk touched the player (because their life points reached zero), then they'd be "sent to the Shadow Realm". In the original version of this story, the disks were simply buzzsaws that would dismember the loser.

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* The original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime was notorious for this as well, particularly with the use of the Shadow Realm. While Shadow Games were well. The "Shadow Realm", which plays a huge part of in the dub, doesn't exist at all in the original story, they version. There were far less common than they were in the 4Kids dub and often had different consequences. In the original version of the story, the Shadow Realm did not exist. Shadow Games ''Games'', which could be played in another dimension (which ''was'' the basis of the American Shadow Realm), (unnamed) dimension, and the penalty for losing said game could involve being sent to a prison dimension. But in These three concepts were combined (rather elegantly it must be said) into the dub, idea of the "Shadow Realm" was, with - a few exceptions, place where two combatants fight a duel and the loser is trapped there forever. The only thing that rankled was 4Kids shoving Shadow Games where they didn't exist, simply as a replacement for death. In one notable example, a battle involved the contestants being locked in place with a "spinning shadow disk" spinning "shadow disks" edging close closer as life points were lost. If the disk touched the player (because their life points reached zero), then them, they'd be "sent to the Shadow Realm". In the original version of this story, the disks were simply buzzsaws that would dismember the loser. In another example, duelists fight on a glass floor at the top of a high-rise building. In the dub, if they lose they'll be sent "plunging to the Shadow Realm." In the original, they simply fell to their death.
20th Jul '16 11:25:23 PM Pichu-kun
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* The most infamous anime Bowdlerization of the modern era (prior to 4Kids) was, without a doubt, the original dub of "Manga/SailorMoon''. The numerous visual cuts and dialogue edits made by Creator/{{DiC}}[=/=]Cloverway[=/=]Optimum Production to the series are legendary, and have certainly contributed to the series' [[NoExportForYou stay in licensing hell]] until Viz picked it up, redubbed it, and did it justice.

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* The most infamous anime Bowdlerization of the modern era (prior to 4Kids) was, without a doubt, the original dub of "Manga/SailorMoon''.''Manga/SailorMoon''. The numerous visual cuts and dialogue edits made by Creator/{{DiC}}[=/=]Cloverway[=/=]Optimum Production to the series are legendary, and have certainly contributed to the series' [[NoExportForYou stay in licensing hell]] until Viz picked it up, redubbed it, and did it justice.
17th Jul '16 12:19:49 AM BNSF1995
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* The most infamous anime Bowdlerization of the modern era (prior to 4Kids) was, without a doubt, the original dub of "Manga/SailorMoon''. The numerous visual cuts and dialogue edits made by Creator/{{DiC}}[=/=]Cloverway[=/=]Optimum Production to the series are legendary, and have certainly contributed to the series' [[NoExportForYou stay in licensing hell]] until Viz picked it up.

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* The most infamous anime Bowdlerization of the modern era (prior to 4Kids) was, without a doubt, the original dub of "Manga/SailorMoon''. The numerous visual cuts and dialogue edits made by Creator/{{DiC}}[=/=]Cloverway[=/=]Optimum Production to the series are legendary, and have certainly contributed to the series' [[NoExportForYou stay in licensing hell]] until Viz picked it up.up, redubbed it, and did it justice.
8th Jul '16 6:54:39 PM Pichu-kun
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** The Hyuuga Curse Mark is completely different between the anime and manga. The anime uses an "x" symbol instead of the manga design because the original symbol is more commonly associated with swastikas outsideof Japan.

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** The Hyuuga Curse Mark is completely different between the anime and manga. The anime uses an "x" symbol instead of the manga design design, because the original symbol is more commonly associated with swastikas outsideof outside of Japan.



* The ''Manga/WanderingSon'' anime removed Fumiya smoking. {{Justified}} in that he couldn't have been any older than thirteen at the time of that scene.

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* The ''Manga/WanderingSon'' anime removed Fumiya smoking. {{Justified}} {{Justified|Trope}} in that he couldn't have been any older than thirteen at the time of that scene.



* The Shonen Jump manga "I''s" received some censorship in its American publication to get an "Older Teen" instead of the more-restricted "Mature"; when the Photoshopped nude photo of Iori went around, her nipples were censored with stars, and similar scenes throughout the series (up until volume 12, where the rest of the series has a "PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT CONTENT" sticker, still strangely with an Older Teen rating) received CensorSteam or DigitalBikini. The preview in the actual Shonen Jump magazine rated Teen was even more censored, with the opening photo shoot on Iori edited to a PG-rated level and scenes of fondling/groping removed or covered. What's really ironic about this is a couple years later Viz would be fine with releasing ''Manga/AfterschoolCharisma'', which has scenes with bare breasts and similar fanservice to ''I''s, uncensored with an Older Teen and no "explicit content" sticker.

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* The Shonen Jump manga "I''s" "''I''" received some censorship in its American publication to get an "Older Teen" instead of the more-restricted "Mature"; when the Photoshopped nude photo of Iori went around, her nipples were censored with stars, and similar scenes throughout the series (up until volume 12, where the rest of the series has a "PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT CONTENT" sticker, still strangely with an Older Teen rating) received CensorSteam or DigitalBikini. The preview in the actual Shonen Jump magazine rated Teen was even more censored, with the opening photo shoot on Iori edited to a PG-rated level and scenes of fondling/groping removed or covered. What's really ironic about this is a couple years later Viz would be fine with releasing ''Manga/AfterschoolCharisma'', which has scenes with bare breasts and similar fanservice to ''I''s, uncensored with an Older Teen and no "explicit content" sticker.



* ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' has been censored in Japan as it is ''extremely'' [[CashCowFranchise popular]] with children but has some content considered unsuitable for little kids even by Japanese standards. For example, DirtyOldMan Manjimutt and Fidgephant (who is an elephant yokai that makes people [[PottyEmergency need to pee]] and sprays liquid out of his nose) were either downplayed or removed in future episodes. There's even a segment called ''Komasan Taxi'' that has real-world complaints against the series (such as a parent disliking the scene [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything where Robonyan acts too excited to be stabbed in the rear]]).

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* ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' has been censored in Japan as it is ''extremely'' [[CashCowFranchise popular]] with children but has some content considered unsuitable for little kids even by Japanese standards. For example, DirtyOldMan Manjimutt and Fidgephant (who is an elephant yokai that makes people [[PottyEmergency need to pee]] and sprays liquid out of his nose) were either downplayed or removed in future episodes. There's even a segment called ''Komasan Taxi'' that has real-world complaints against the series (such as a parent disliking the scene [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything where Robonyan acts too excited to be at being stabbed in the rear]]).
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