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20th Apr '17 10:09:07 AM Robo4900
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** For the first dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Creator/SabanEntertainment joined Ocean and [=FUNimation=] as a partner. Many early episodes were cut and rearranged, [[Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight the third movie]] was chopped into three separate episodes, many scenes were digitally censored, and nobody died -- they were just [[NeverSayDie "sent to another dimension"]]. Some additional EarlyInstallmentWeirdness resulted from [[BlindIdiotTranslation incomprehensible guidance from Japan]]. The resulting dub reduced the first 67 episodes and third movie into 56 total episodes. It failed to find an audience in weekly syndication, but proved to be a huge success on Creator/CartoonNetwork's then-new {{Toonami}} block, allowing [=FUNimation=] to continue the show with their own in-house dub, which had no visual censorship, at least on video. By later arcs, the dub would only tone down dirty or homoerotic jokes, and almost everything would be faithfully re-dubbed for uncut home video releases.

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** For the first dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Creator/SabanEntertainment joined Ocean and [=FUNimation=] as a partner. Many early episodes were cut and rearranged, [[Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight the third movie]] was chopped into three separate episodes, many scenes were digitally censored, and nobody died -- they were just [[NeverSayDie "sent to another dimension"]]. Some additional EarlyInstallmentWeirdness resulted from [[BlindIdiotTranslation incomprehensible guidance from Japan]]. The resulting dub reduced the first 67 66½ episodes and third movie into 56 total episodes. It failed to find an audience in weekly syndication, but proved to be a huge success on Creator/CartoonNetwork's then-new {{Toonami}} block, allowing [=FUNimation=] to continue the show with their own in-house dub, which had dub.
** For FUNimation's in-house dub of DragonBallZ, there was
no visual censorship, at least on video. video, despite the dialogue maintaining about the same level of cenorship as the Saban dub initially. By later arcs, the dub would only tone down dirty or homoerotic jokes, although the overall accuracy of the dialogue was still inconsistent at best. The Saban-era episodes were later redubbed for the post-2005 DVD releases, using slightly reworked versions of the same scripts, with new material written for the initially cut content; at the same time, most of the voice cast also redubbed several lines from after Saban's run, although the amount by which these redubs improve things is debated.
** For their dub of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', Creator/FUNimation cut the first 16 episodes into one recap episode, replaced the intro with a rap song,
and almost everything would be faithfully re-dubbed went for uncut home video releases.a DarkerAndEdgier tone than the source material.
19th Apr '17 3:10:28 PM Mineboot45
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* ''VideoGame/MegamanX5'' apparently had a ''huge'' Music/GunsNRoses fan on their translation team who thought it would be really funny or clever to rename the Mavericks after the band members. Saying it's ''painful'' would be an understatement. While it's true saying "Tidal Makkoeen" sounds weird in English, at least it doesn't make you cringe like saying "Duff [=McWhalen=]" does. Even the [[http://www.mmhp.net/GameHints/MMX5.html MegaMan Homepage]] utterly refuses to make any mention of the names, despite their policy to use whatever names appear in the game no matter what.

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* ''VideoGame/MegamanX5'' ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' apparently had a ''huge'' Music/GunsNRoses fan on their translation team who thought it would be really funny or clever to rename the Mavericks after the band members. Saying it's ''painful'' would be an understatement. While it's true saying "Tidal Makkoeen" sounds weird in English, at least it doesn't make you cringe like saying "Duff [=McWhalen=]" does. Even the [[http://www.mmhp.net/GameHints/MMX5.html MegaMan Homepage]] utterly refuses to make any mention of the names, despite their policy to use whatever names appear in the game no matter what.
18th Apr '17 1:59:38 PM DavidDelony
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** This also extends to almost every British rock group from the start of the British invasion to around 1967 or so. It stemmed from two factors. First, records released in Europe usually had around fourteen songs on them, while American records usually had only twelve. Second, songs that were released as singles in England were usually not put on albums, meaning that many of any given band's most popular songs were not available on their regular studio albums. This caused America companies to mix and match songs and albums so they could exhaust their catalogue and make more money. Both The Rolling Stones' and The Yardbirds' American albums have become canon in the UK, though with the former that's only because ABKCO - an American company - owns the rights to the pre-1970 Stones catalogue.

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** This also extends to almost every British rock group from the start of the British invasion to around 1967 or so. It stemmed from two factors. First, records released in Europe usually had around fourteen songs on them, while American records usually had only twelve. Second, songs that were released as singles in England were usually not put on albums, meaning that many of any given band's most popular songs were not available on their regular studio albums. This caused America companies to mix and match songs and albums so they could exhaust their catalogue and make more money. Both The Rolling Stones' and The Yardbirds' American albums have become canon in the UK, though with the former that's only because ABKCO - an American company - owns the rights to the pre-1970 Stones catalogue. The practice ended as rock music focused on albums instead of singles, and for the most part British and American releases were identical from the late '60s onward.
14th Apr '17 4:24:55 PM NESBoy
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* Several ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' games got this treatment, being reworked into games starring [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Robotnik]] on the Genesis/Megadrive or VideoGame/{{Kirby}} on the SNES, as well as a computer game (''Qwirks'') with completely original characters. The ''Puyo Puyo'' franchise still lives on to this day under its original title, even after the demise of Compile, the company who created the series.

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* Several ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' games got this treatment, being reworked into games starring [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Robotnik]] on the Genesis/Megadrive or VideoGame/{{Kirby}} on the SNES, as well as a computer game (''Qwirks'') with completely original characters.characters, and one of the game modes for the Windows version of ''[[Disney/TheLionKing Timon & Pumbaa]]'s Jungle Games''. The ''Puyo Puyo'' franchise still lives on to this day under its original title, even after the demise of Compile, the company who created the series.



** ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' took a number of edits, but more notably so did its Japan-only NES predecessor ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'' (AKA ''Earthbound Zero''). Since the US port team fixed bugs and added features as they meddled, that officially unreleased translation / edit was used in ''Mother 1+2'' for the GBA.

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** ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' took a number of edits, but more notably so did its Japan-only NES predecessor ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'' ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' (AKA ''Earthbound Zero''). Since the US port team fixed bugs and added features as they meddled, that officially unreleased translation / edit was used in the Japan-only ''Mother 1+2'' for the GBA.
11th Apr '17 6:08:18 PM nombretomado
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* To capitalise on the success of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', Saban licensed ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'' and turned it into ''"Saban's Series/MaskedRider"'': a gay old [[AnAesop Aesop-tastic]] romp starring a [[HumanAliens superhero alien]] [[HumansThroughAlienEyes learning about Earth culture]] with his adoptive American family. Later the editing got so shoddy that at times you could clearly see the original Japanese actors, or the fact that the footage they were splicing in was from two seperate movies (''Film/KamenRiderZO'' and ''Film/KamenRiderJ'') starring completely different heroes. Reportedly, Creator ShotaroIshinomori was so incensed by Saban's take that he swore never to license the franchise again[[note]]Which is why ''Dragon Knight'', below, was made almost ten years after his death and its creators had to prove to Toei that they wouldn't repeat Saban's mistakes in order to get the license in the first place[[/note]].

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* To capitalise on the success of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', Saban licensed ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'' and turned it into ''"Saban's Series/MaskedRider"'': a gay old [[AnAesop Aesop-tastic]] romp starring a [[HumanAliens superhero alien]] [[HumansThroughAlienEyes learning about Earth culture]] with his adoptive American family. Later the editing got so shoddy that at times you could clearly see the original Japanese actors, or the fact that the footage they were splicing in was from two seperate movies (''Film/KamenRiderZO'' and ''Film/KamenRiderJ'') starring completely different heroes. Reportedly, Creator ShotaroIshinomori Creator/ShotaroIshinomori was so incensed by Saban's take that he swore never to license the franchise again[[note]]Which is why ''Dragon Knight'', below, was made almost ten years after his death and its creators had to prove to Toei that they wouldn't repeat Saban's mistakes in order to get the license in the first place[[/note]].
9th Apr '17 5:10:20 PM nombretomado
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* "''Knights of the Zodiac''", the English broadcast dub (though not the Creator/ADVFilms dub) of ''SaintSeiya'' tried to eliminate all references to death, excessive violence and religion out of a show about ''saints'' of the Greek ''goddess'' Athena fighting ''holy wars'' against the servants of a corrupt ''pope''. And that's not even taking into account changing a [[HighPressureBlood ridiculous amount of blood]] into "spiritual energy" and giving the Siberian a surfer's accent, and cutting some [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpxrsEAIMT4 pretty epic music.]]

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* "''Knights of the Zodiac''", the English broadcast dub (though not the Creator/ADVFilms dub) of ''SaintSeiya'' ''Anime/SaintSeiya'' tried to eliminate all references to death, excessive violence and religion out of a show about ''saints'' of the Greek ''goddess'' Athena fighting ''holy wars'' against the servants of a corrupt ''pope''. And that's not even taking into account changing a [[HighPressureBlood ridiculous amount of blood]] into "spiritual energy" and giving the Siberian a surfer's accent, and cutting some [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpxrsEAIMT4 pretty epic music.]]
29th Mar '17 7:33:03 AM erforce
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* Woody Allen's ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'' and Steve Oedekerk's ''Film/KungPow!EnterTheFist'' are what happens when the CutAndPasteTranslation is combined with the GagDub and played entirely for comedy.

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* Woody Allen's ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'' and Steve Oedekerk's ''Film/KungPow!EnterTheFist'' ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'' are what happens when the CutAndPasteTranslation is combined with the GagDub and played entirely for comedy.
27th Mar '17 3:13:29 AM RAMChYLD
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* Infamously, Hasbro was guilty of this when it came to ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', which was born out of mashing Takara's two unrelated franchises- ''Diaclone'' and ''Micro Change''- together, and then giving the whole thing a completely new backstory, when importing them to be released into the US. Takara loved the change so much however that they eventually dropped both original franchises and imported the Transformers lore back into Japan.

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* Infamously, Hasbro was guilty of this when it came to ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', which was born out of mashing two of Takara's two unrelated franchises- ''Diaclone'' and ''Micro Change''- together, and then giving the whole thing a completely new backstory, when importing them to be released into the US. Takara loved the change so much however that they eventually dropped both original franchises and imported the Transformers lore back into Japan.
27th Mar '17 3:12:45 AM RAMChYLD
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* Infamously, Hasbro was guilty of this when it came to ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', which was born out of mashing Takara's two unrelated franchises- ''Diaclone'' and ''Micro Change''- together, and then giving the whole thing a completely new backstory, when importing them to be released into the US. Takara loved the change so much however that they eventually dropped both the original franchises and imported the Transformers lore back into Japan.

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* Infamously, Hasbro was guilty of this when it came to ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', which was born out of mashing Takara's two unrelated franchises- ''Diaclone'' and ''Micro Change''- together, and then giving the whole thing a completely new backstory, when importing them to be released into the US. Takara loved the change so much however that they eventually dropped both the original franchises and imported the Transformers lore back into Japan.
27th Mar '17 3:05:11 AM RAMChYLD
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* Infamously, Hasbro was guilty of this when it came to ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', which was born out of mashing Takara's two unrelated franchises together, ''Diaclone'' and ''Micro Change'', and then gave the whole thing a completely new backstory, when importing them to be released into the US. Takara loved the change so much however that they eventually dropped both the original franchises and imported the Transformers lore back into Japan.

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* Infamously, Hasbro was guilty of this when it came to ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', which was born out of mashing Takara's two unrelated franchises together, franchises- ''Diaclone'' and ''Micro Change'', Change''- together, and then gave giving the whole thing a completely new backstory, when importing them to be released into the US. Takara loved the change so much however that they eventually dropped both the original franchises and imported the Transformers lore back into Japan.
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