History Bowdlerise / AnimeAndManga

25th Jun '17 10:25:00 AM nombretomado
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For this one particular medium, TheOtherWiki did [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editing_of_anime_in_American_distribution a lot of studies on the Bowdlerisation subject]]. Now that's a lengthy article.

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For this one particular medium, TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki did [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editing_of_anime_in_American_distribution a lot of studies on the Bowdlerisation subject]]. Now that's a lengthy article.
5th May '17 6:03:42 PM Mineboot45
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[[center:[-All of the anime properties dubbed by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment (such as ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', and ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'') have fallen victim to bowdlerization, often to the detriment of the series' quality as a whole.-]]]

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[[center:[-All All of the anime properties dubbed by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment (such as ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', and ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'') have fallen victim to bowdlerization, often to the detriment of the series' quality as a whole.-]]]
28th Apr '17 4:31:28 PM akaun6899
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** An interesting, more recent case not done by 4Kids, but by The Pokémon Company International. The episode "The Whistle Stop" featured mumbling by James (inside his Victreebel) that, when played backwards, said "Leo Burnett and 4Kids are the devil, Leo Burnett!" This was an intentional easter egg made by Creator/EricStuart in response to being poorly paid for his commercial work[[note]]Leo Burnett was an advertising executive[[/note]]. The most recent releases of this episode, such as the 2015 Johto Journeys DVD and the Pokémon TV app, replace this with audio of James screaming. It's a case of a dub being dubbed over. The original version still aired on Boomerang before they lost the airing rights to the show in early 2017.

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** An interesting, more recent case not done by 4Kids, but by The Pokémon Company International. The episode "The Whistle Stop" featured mumbling by James (inside his Victreebel) that, when played backwards, said "Leo Burnett and 4Kids are the devil, Leo Burnett!" This was an intentional easter egg made by Creator/EricStuart in response to being poorly paid for his commercial work[[note]]Leo Burnett was an advertising executive[[/note]]. The most recent releases of this episode, such as the 2015 Johto Journeys DVD and the Pokémon TV app, replace this with audio of James screaming. It's a case of a dub being dubbed over. The original version still aired on Boomerang before they Turner lost the airing rights to the show in early 2017.2017, and Disney XD's print of the episode (released on VOD services) is the edited version.
28th Apr '17 10:07:43 AM akaun6899
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** An interesting, more recent case not done by 4Kids, but by The Pokémon Company International. The episode "The Whistle Stop" featured mumbling by James (inside his Victreebel) that, when played backwards, said "Leo Burnett and 4Kids are the devil, Leo Burnett!" This was an intentional easter egg made by Creator/EricStuart in response to being poorly paid for his commercial work[[note]]Leo Burnett was an advertising executive[[/note]]. The most recent releases of this episode, such as the 2015 Johto Journeys DVD and the Pokémon TV app, replace this with audio of James screaming. It's a case of a dub being dubbed over. The original version still airs on Boomerang, however.

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** An interesting, more recent case not done by 4Kids, but by The Pokémon Company International. The episode "The Whistle Stop" featured mumbling by James (inside his Victreebel) that, when played backwards, said "Leo Burnett and 4Kids are the devil, Leo Burnett!" This was an intentional easter egg made by Creator/EricStuart in response to being poorly paid for his commercial work[[note]]Leo Burnett was an advertising executive[[/note]]. The most recent releases of this episode, such as the 2015 Johto Journeys DVD and the Pokémon TV app, replace this with audio of James screaming. It's a case of a dub being dubbed over. The original version still airs aired on Boomerang, however.Boomerang before they lost the airing rights to the show in early 2017.
13th Apr '17 3:16:20 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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** Maria was changed from having been killed by [[FunWithAcronyms GUN]] to having been "[[NeverSayDie captured]]." This is made even more noticeable by the fact anyone who knows anything about the games knows she's dead. An E rated game can show her dying but not its animated adaptation?

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** Maria was changed from having been killed by [[FunWithAcronyms GUN]] to having been "[[NeverSayDie captured]]." This is made even more noticeable by the fact anyone who knows anything about the games knows she's dead. An E rated game can show her dying but not its animated adaptation?adaptation? This also goes into FridgeHorror territory when you realize that she's infected with a disease that will eventually kill her.
10th Apr '17 11:50:18 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]].]]

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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 com/watch?v=Kw9OkYuNlxE WRONG]]''': the anime [[SubvertedTrope kept it all]].]]
8th Apr '17 8:17:56 AM NESBoy
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All of the anime properties dubbed by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment (such as ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', and ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'') have fallen victim to bowdlerization, often to the detriment of the series' quality as a whole.

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All [[center:[-All of the anime properties dubbed by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment (such as ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', and ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'') have fallen victim to bowdlerization, often to the detriment of the series' quality as a whole.-]]]



** In a case of SoBadItsGood, Captain [[strike:Smoker]] Chaser (even "Smoker" was too edgy) no longer smokes several cigars at once, but he has "smoke breath" from his Moku-Moku Fruit, a [[strike:Devil]] [[strike:Cursed]] Curséd Fruit that enables its user to turn into smoke.

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** In a case of SoBadItsGood, Captain [[strike:Smoker]] Chaser (even "Smoker" was too edgy) no longer smokes several cigars at once, but he has "smoke breath" from his Moku-Moku Fruit, a [[strike:Devil]] [[strike:Cursed]] Devil-- err, Curséd Fruit that enables its user to turn into smoke.



** They [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms replaced]] all guns with water pistols or pop-guns, except one, which was replaced with a ''mallet on a spring''!

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** They [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms replaced]] all guns with water pistols or pop-guns, except one, Helmeppo's, which was replaced with a ''mallet on a spring''!



** Nami uses a "rubber knife" to stab Usopp, then tells him to fall in the water. In the original story, she stabbed her own hand instead of Usopp, getting her blood on him, and he fell into the water out of shock, only realizing that Nami had planned for him to escape after making it to safety. What makes this worse is that she ''constantly'' keeps mentioning how much it's a rubber knife. Just to drive home that she isn't really stabbing him. Initially, the viewers, like Johnny, would come to the conclusion that she had really killed Usopp.

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** Nami uses a "rubber knife" to stab Usopp, then tells him to fall in the water. In the original story, she stabbed her own hand instead of Usopp, getting her blood on him, and he fell into the water out of shock, only realizing that Nami had planned for him to escape after making it to safety. What makes this worse is that she ''constantly'' keeps mentioning how much it's a rubber knife. Just knife, just to drive home that she isn't really stabbing him. Initially, the viewers, like Johnny, would come to the conclusion that she had really killed Usopp.



In general, the anime adaptations of manga are slightly Bowdlerized, cutting down on violence, rude gestures, etc., but not taking too much away from the main story. Of course, there are times when things are lost in the transition…

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In [[center:[-In general, the anime adaptations of manga are slightly Bowdlerized, cutting down on violence, rude gestures, etc., but not taking too much away from the main story. Of course, there are times when things are lost in the transition…transition…-]]]
7th Apr '17 6:36:27 AM Willbyr
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* A surprisingly well-done example of Bowdlerization is ''SchoolRumble'', when depictions of underage drinking in the manga were removed in the anime. The lost gags were replaced with new ones that generally worked just as well and were not at all awkward, so unless you'd already read the manga, you'd have no idea any "censorship" occurred at all.

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* A surprisingly well-done example of Bowdlerization is ''SchoolRumble'', ''Manga/SchoolRumble'', when depictions of underage drinking in the manga were removed in the anime. The lost gags were replaced with new ones that generally worked just as well and were not at all awkward, so unless you'd already read the manga, you'd have no idea any "censorship" occurred at all.
27th Mar '17 1:55:49 PM Willbyr
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* More in the manga-to-anime shift: ''GetBackers''? More boobs and more blood. Notably, Kazuki comes across as ''much'' more dangerous: rather than just tying people up and maybe a few bloodless slashes, he can be seen severing limbs and sewing people's eyes, mouths, and ears shut, and ''then'' tying them up. And leaving them there. For about a week. Yeah.

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* More in the manga-to-anime shift: ''GetBackers''? ''Manga/GetBackers''? More boobs and more blood. Notably, Kazuki comes across as ''much'' more dangerous: rather than just tying people up and maybe a few bloodless slashes, he can be seen severing limbs and sewing people's eyes, mouths, and ears shut, and ''then'' tying them up. And leaving them there. For about a week. Yeah.
14th Mar '17 8:32:58 AM CosmicFerret
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** When introducing Zakuro/Renee, they removed the cross on her necklace and whip, which signified that she was a JapaneseChristian. Fearing any religious controversies, they removed the horizontal part of the cross.

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** When introducing Zakuro/Renee, they removed the cross on her necklace and whip, which signified that she was a JapaneseChristian.UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian. Fearing any religious controversies, they removed the horizontal part of the cross.
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