History MissingEpisode / AnimeAndManga

23rd Nov '16 11:07:30 AM ryanasaurus0077
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*** This is the only episode from the Pokémon franchise the producers refuse to export anywhere, even in other Asian countries, because of this incident. Some reports state that the episode was banned by the ''Japanese government''. However, according to Creator/MaddieBlaustein, Meowth's voice actress at the time, 4Kids had actually dubbed the episode, but the producers demanded the episode be banned regardless, likely due to the controversy (or at least the fear of controversy) that even ''airing'' the episode would cause. The incident also forced them to go back and dim the flashing effects in earlier episodes.

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*** This is the only episode from the Pokémon franchise the producers refuse to export anywhere, even in other Asian countries, because of this incident. Some reports even state that the episode was banned by the ''Japanese government''. However, according to Creator/MaddieBlaustein, Meowth's voice actress at the time, 4Kids had actually dubbed the episode, but the producers demanded the episode be banned withdrawn regardless, likely due to the controversy (or at least the fear of controversy) that even ''airing'' the episode would cause. The incident also forced them to go back and dim the flashing effects in earlier episodes.



** In Japan at least, the "Pikachu and Pichu" short ended up getting pulled from circulation in 2009 out of shame when [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noriko_Sakai#Drug_scandal narrator Noriko Sakai's drug scandal]] leaked out. The other option was re-recording the narration with another seiyuu. Whether areas outside of Japan are affected by this ban as well is unknown, though the short hasn't been released on DVD (at least in the USA) since 2009, when Warner reissued the first three movies and their shorts in a collection before their rights expired.

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** In Japan at least, the "Pikachu and Pichu" short ended up getting pulled from circulation in 2009 out of shame when [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noriko_Sakai#Drug_scandal narrator Noriko Sakai's drug scandal]] leaked out. The other option was re-recording the narration with another seiyuu. Whether areas outside Whatever the case, the last known release of Japan are affected by this ban as well is unknown, though the short hasn't been released ''anywhere'' was on an R1 DVD (at least in the USA) since 2009, when Warner reissued reissue of the first three movies and their in 2009. Unfortunately, it's been speculated, all the other early Pikachu shorts appear to have been banned from export to other countries as well in a collection before the aftermath (as evidenced by their rights expired.not appearing on international Blu-ray releases from other companies after the original distributor lost the rights), so the damage done may have been greater than anyone had believed at the time.
23rd Nov '16 5:03:20 AM akaun6899
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** In Japan only, the "Pikachu and Pichu" short ended up getting pulled from circulation in 2009 out of shame when [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noriko_Sakai#Drug_scandal narrator Noriko Sakai's drug scandal]] leaked out. The other option was re-recording the narration with another seiyuu.

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** In Japan only, at least, the "Pikachu and Pichu" short ended up getting pulled from circulation in 2009 out of shame when [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noriko_Sakai#Drug_scandal narrator Noriko Sakai's drug scandal]] leaked out. The other option was re-recording the narration with another seiyuu. Whether areas outside of Japan are affected by this ban as well is unknown, though the short hasn't been released on DVD (at least in the USA) since 2009, when Warner reissued the first three movies and their shorts in a collection before their rights expired.
21st Oct '16 10:37:09 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* ''Anime/SonicX'' had an entire season produced, yet it never aired in Japan. The series had actually been canceled in its second season due to low ratings in Japan, but the English dubbers, Creator/4KidsEntertainment, pressured studio Creator/TMSEntertainment to produce a third season as the dub proved more popular in North America. The third season could only be seen in Japan through rental streaming services, and a DVD release for that season is still unavailable there to this day.

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* ''Anime/SonicX'' had an entire season produced, yet it never aired in Japan. The series had actually been canceled in its second season due to low ratings in Japan, but the English dubbers, Creator/4KidsEntertainment, Creator/FourKidsEntertainment, pressured studio Creator/TMSEntertainment to produce a third season as the dub proved more popular in North America. The third season could only be seen in Japan through rental streaming services, and a DVD release for that season is still unavailable there to this day.
8th Oct '16 3:30:31 PM mightystar
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* Sometime in the mid 2000's an English dub of OnegaiMyMelody was aired on an unknown Asian Cartoon Network channel. The english version was called "My Melody's Magical Adventure". A clip of one episode was shown on Youtube in poor quality but is currently removed from the site.

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* Sometime in the mid 2000's an English dub of OnegaiMyMelody was aired on an unknown Asian Cartoon Network channel. The english English version was called "My Melody's Magical Adventure". A clip of one episode was shown on Youtube in poor quality but is currently removed from the site.




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* When Series 1 and 2 of ''Manga/NintamaRantarou'' were released on DVD box sets by [=NBCUniversal=] Entertainment Japan in 2004 and 2005, episodes 26, 28, 56, 73-75, and 98-100 were not included. Apparently, this was due to NHK losing the masters to them.
30th Sep '16 11:43:54 AM Mario1995
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* ''Anime/SonicX'' had an entire season produced, yet it never aired in Japan. It was produced specifically for the 4Kids dub, even though TMS did actually have the voice actors return to voice the characters for that season. The 4Kids dub had a lot of scenes missing, and it remained like this until the uncut, uncensored versions were released on DVD in Japan, finally introducing the missing season to the show's home country.

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* ''Anime/SonicX'' had an entire season produced, yet it never aired in Japan. It was produced specifically for the 4Kids dub, even though TMS did The series had actually have the voice actors return been canceled in its second season due to voice the characters for that season. The 4Kids dub had a lot of scenes missing, and it remained like this until the uncut, uncensored versions were released on DVD low ratings in Japan, finally introducing but the missing English dubbers, Creator/4KidsEntertainment, pressured studio Creator/TMSEntertainment to produce a third season to as the show's home country.dub proved more popular in North America. The third season could only be seen in Japan through rental streaming services, and a DVD release for that season is still unavailable there to this day.
28th Sep '16 11:48:52 PM C2
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** ''Sailor Stars'' has never been shown in the US, due to licensing for Sailor Moon being revoked outside of Japan before Cloverway/Pioneer could get to them. As above, this changed with Viz's acquisition of the series.

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** Until 2015, ''Sailor Stars'' has had never been shown in the US, due to licensing for Sailor Moon being revoked outside of Japan before Cloverway/Pioneer could get to them. As above, this changed with Viz's acquisition of the series.
16th Sep '16 10:45:22 PM akaun6899
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** One episode of the 2003 version was not dubbed, due to being centered around ''Peter Pan''. The ''Pan'' stories have copyright issues in the US and UK, so the dubbers created a clip show in its place.
29th Jun '16 5:07:04 PM Mario1995
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** The third episode of the 2011 ''Black Jack'' anime was left unaired because part of the plot dealt with an earthquake, and a real earthquake struck Japan hours before it was to air, though the episode aired just a couple of years later.

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** The third episode of the 2011 ''Black Jack'' anime was left unaired because part of the plot dealt with an earthquake, and a real earthquake struck Japan hours before it was to air, though the episode aired just a couple of years later.


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** Similar to the ''Black Jack'' example above, the ''Advanced'' episode "Shaking Island Battle!" was scheduled to air in November 2004 in Japan but never did, as the plot dealt with Whiscash causing earthquakes in an island. A month before its scheduled broadcast, a real earthquake struck Japan's Niigata Prefecture, and after initially postponing the episode, the producers decided to drop the episode entirely. The only trace of its existence is the preview for the episode made before the quake.
12th Jun '16 1:25:40 AM ZombieAladdin
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* Because parodies are not explicitly protected under Japanese copyright law, the first episode of ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' (which featured spoofs of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'', ''Anime/UtaNoPrinceSama'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', among others) was pulled from streaming sites and the show's DVD release.

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* Because parodies are not explicitly protected under Japanese copyright law, the first episode of ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' (which featured spoofs of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'', ''Anime/UtaNoPrinceSama'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', among others) was pulled from streaming sites and the show's DVD release. This happened again in Episode 3, where one skit was a parody of ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}'', which caught the attention of a network executive who is a childhood fan of ''Anpanman'' and forcibly removed it henceforth.
2nd Jun '16 6:57:49 PM Monolaf317
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* The DiC dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' threw out several episodes entirely. These were not seen (legally) in the US until the uncensored, subtitled [[Creator/ADVFilms ADV]] release. Even that did not include ''Sailor Moon R'' episode 67, a BeachEpisode with no relation to the rest of the plot ''or'' the setting of the show; it has Chibi-Usa befriending a baby dinosaur on an island off the coast of (then) current-day Japan. It was claimed by an ADV representative that Creator/NaokoTakeuchi despised that episode (as did the director), and that Toei refused to license it, although the episode showed up in other countries' adaptations. Later, it was clarified that ADV had obtained its masters from Creator/DiC, whose materials lacked the episode. It wasn't seen legally in the US until 2015 when it was included in Viz's simulcast of the original anime.
** DiC skipped over Episode 6 because of a sequence where Usagi disguises herself as an "adult" (a skimpy outfit with an exposed midriff) in order to infiltrate an adults-only jazz club. Episodes 2 and 5 were also skipped, but, other than one or two scenes with easily-editable objectionable content, they were most likely skipped due to DiC wanting to burn through "solo Sailor Moon" episodes as quickly as possible.

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* The DiC dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' threw out several episodes entirely. These were not seen (legally) in the US until the uncensored, subtitled [[Creator/ADVFilms ADV]] release. Even that did not include ''Sailor Moon R'' episode 67, a BeachEpisode with no relation to the rest of the plot ''or'' the setting of the show; it has Chibi-Usa befriending a baby dinosaur on an island off the coast of (then) current-day Japan. It was claimed by an ADV representative that Creator/NaokoTakeuchi despised that episode (as did the director), and that Toei refused to license it, although the episode showed up in other countries' adaptations. (This is acceptably {{Parodied}} in [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/SMMiniMangas/SMARTEnglishDubEpisode64Omitted01.html this fanart here]].) Later, it was clarified that ADV had obtained its masters from Creator/DiC, whose materials lacked the episode. It wasn't seen legally in the US until 2015 when it was included in Viz's simulcast of the original anime.
** DiC skipped over Episode 6 because of a sequence where Usagi disguises herself as an "adult" (a skimpy outfit with an exposed midriff) in order to infiltrate an adults-only jazz club. Episodes 2 and 5 were also skipped, skipped (made fun of in these fanarts [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/ArtworkJAFanarts/SMARTEnglishDubOmitted2ndEpisodea.jpg here]] and [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/ArtworkJAFanarts/SMARTEnglishDubOmitted5thEpisode.jpg here]]), but, other than one or two scenes with easily-editable objectionable content, they were most likely skipped due to DiC wanting to burn through "solo Sailor Moon" episodes as quickly as possible.
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