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18th May '16 11:39:55 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** The 2011 English-language editions from Kodansha USA underwent some minor revisions in reprints to correct some mistakes, including an instance of mistranslating Jupiter's "Sparkling Wide Pressure" as "Spark Ring Wide Pressure," and Queen Beryl referring to herself as "''Princess'' Beryl."
18th May '16 11:34:56 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* When FUNimation reissued ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' in remastered DVD season sets in 2007, they re-recorded parts of their own dub. Since the first 67 episodes weren't recorded until 2005, the remaining episodes (recorded from 1999-2003) had some inconsistencies, especially in the Ginyu/Frieza episodes, where over half of the characters had redubbed dialogue. Some characters (Vegeta, Krillin, Frieza) had the same actors giving much improved performances, while others (Ginyu, Burter, Tien) had been recast, and were now being redubbed by their replacement actors for consistency. Most of this redubbing stopped by the Android saga, though notably Maron, Spice, and Mustard were redubbed in the Garlic Jr. episodes by new actors. To hear the dub as it originally sounded, you'd need to [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes track down the original DVD singles]].
** They did something similar when ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' was released to Blu-ray, though it was only small changes, and far less noticeable ones.



* The Literature/NancyDrew and Literature/HardyBoys series underwent a major retcon of their first stories beginning in 1959. Ostensibly to remove dated slang and racist stereotypes, this led to a realization that some stories simply fell apart otherwise, so more than a few of the books were completely new stories with nothing but the title being the same.

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* The Literature/NancyDrew ''Literature/NancyDrew'' and Literature/HardyBoys ''Literature/HardyBoys'' series underwent a major retcon of their first stories beginning in 1959. 1959 (the first 34 for Nancy, 38 for the Hardys). Ostensibly to remove dated slang and racist stereotypes, and also to make the stories shorter and faster-paced, this led to a realization that some stories simply fell apart otherwise, so more than a few of the books were completely new stories with nothing but the title being the same.same. Purists of the two series have criticized the revised books as being bland and sanitized. The original volumes can be found through reprints from niche publisher Applewood Books.



* According to TheOtherWiki, Superfudge, the second of the "Fudge" books by Creator/JudyBlume, was edited in later reprints to, among other things, replace references to ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', ''Series/SesameStreet'', and [[TheElectricCompany The (original) Electric Company]] with references to the Creator/CartoonNetwork and {{Nickelodeon}}.

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* According to TheOtherWiki, Superfudge, the second of the The "Fudge" books by Creator/JudyBlume, was were edited in later post-2002 reprints to, among other things, replace references to ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', ''Series/SesameStreet'', and [[TheElectricCompany The (original) Electric Company]] with references to the Creator/CartoonNetwork and {{Nickelodeon}}.{{Nickelodeon}}, replace vinyl record players with CD players, and in ''Sheila the Great'', change the reason the characters are using a mimeograph machine (in 1972, it was because they hadn't gotten a copier yet. In 2002, it was because the copier broke).
2nd May '16 2:29:18 PM cookiefonster
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Andrew Hussie stated that the playable human characters are supposed to be a-racial, so readers could imagine them as any race they prefer. When a reader pointed out an old page on which one of these characters was referred to as a "[[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy white rapper]]", Hussie went back and replaced the word "white" with gibberish. [[note]][[WordOfGod The author has stated he had done this as a joke.]][[/note]] He later changed it back.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Andrew Hussie stated that the playable human characters are supposed to be a-racial, so readers could imagine them as any race they prefer. When a reader pointed out an old page on which one of these characters was referred to as a "[[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy white rapper]]", Hussie went back and replaced the word "white" with gibberish. [[note]][[WordOfGod The author has stated he had done this as a joke.]][[/note]] He later Soon afterwards, he changed it back.to "a white guy who is a rapper".
30th Apr '16 2:07:29 AM C2
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** Averted with the release of the WWE Network, as footage from the WWF days can be found there unedited due to a licensing agreement between them and the World Wildlife Foundation.

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** Averted with the release of the WWE Network, as footage from the WWF days can be found there unedited due to a licensing agreement between them and the World Wildlife Foundation.Wide Fund for Nature.
29th Apr '16 3:14:52 PM TwinBird
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* In ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'', Blair using an ArtifactOfDoom to make Brooke and Nina [[GirlOnGirlIsHot make out]] got such an outcry from the fans that it was changed to him forcing Brooke to do a cheerleader routine instead.
* In ''Webcomic/DangerouslyChloe'', Abby originally looked significantly younger in her first appearance; the comic in question was edited before the next update for unclear reasons. Also, Lacy's dialogue originally suggested her lesbian parents would be disappointed with her if she started dating boys - this was changed after fan outcry to her just wanting to emulate them.
28th Apr '16 11:01:40 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' Special Editions included, along with updated special effects, various edits to connect it to the prequel trilogy. Then there was [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo firing at Han Solo]], which was done to maintain the film's PG rating. Later reissues further changed it to them [[TakeAThirdOption both going for their weapons at the same time]], [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases full article about the changes]].

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' Special Editions included, along with updated special effects, various edits to connect it to the prequel trilogy. Then there was [[TheDogShotFirst Greedo firing at Han Solo]], which was may have been done to maintain the film's PG rating. Later reissues further changed it to them [[TakeAThirdOption both going for their weapons at the same time]], [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases full article about the changes]].
17th Apr '16 8:23:38 PM erazor0707
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* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'': CD/Grade, the author, constantly goes back to edit, readjust, and add little bits of information to the story.
13th Apr '16 4:16:44 AM C2
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove Dan [=DeCarlo=].

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove a reference to Dan [=DeCarlo=].
13th Apr '16 4:16:00 AM C2
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove Dan DeCarlo.

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove Dan DeCarlo.[=DeCarlo=].
13th Apr '16 4:15:32 AM C2
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove Creator/{{DanDecarlo)).

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' loves to reprint their older stories in their newest issues. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one of these reprints that hasn't had a good portion of the dialogue rewritten or panels redrawn in order to avoid sexism, racism, UnfortunateImplications, to give a dark story a happier ending, or even to change a walkman into an iPod, or alter a forth-wall breaking line to remove Creator/{{DanDecarlo)).Dan DeCarlo.
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