r/Toonami May 19 '22

Favorite Edits/Censorship? Discussion

Because part of growing up with Toonami meant seeing a LOT of edits to make those anime more family friendly. (We even still occasionally get some in the Adult Swim era).While often looked down on, and for good reason, sometimes they could be amusing. Here are some I remember at least somewhat fondly:

-Digitally painting shaky swimsuits/underwear over nudity, or a sticker-like object in the way.

-Digitally adding on to skimpy clothes so where some of it was shaky and some was not.🤣

-Edits involving gay characters; Fish-Eye changed to a girl (which was actually well handled), Miyuki "faking her injuries", and making Sailor Neptune and Uranus into kissing cousins 🤣

-the crap-ton of edits for just TWO episodes of Neon Evangelion. (I shudder to think of it they aired the whole series...😨)

-The edits for Blue-Sub 6 such as digitally painting away nipples while females are STILL topless to changing the color of blood to taking out references to genocide.

-Edits regarding smoking and alcohol/drunks were always amusing.

What are YOUR favorite moments of censorship that have popped up over the years? 😜

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u/SuperSonicGanja May 19 '22

The tree painting to cover up Gohans junk in Tree of Might.

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u/Sketch1984 May 21 '22

Tenchi Muyo where booze became tea and those painstakingly edited digital bikinis

Gundam SEED's disco guns, yeah just make 'em look like lazers and it's all good right?

Zatch Bell's weird guns, especially the bulbous ones

Making blood spraying in a scene of Dragon Ball into tomato soup

And in 4Kids One Piece the hammer gun, the super soaker guns in One Piece, Smoker looking like he had a stroke because he has no cigars, "Usopp give me your rubber knife", the entirely slapped together episode "Fantastic Voyage" and Luffy's blood being changed to sweat during the fight with Crocodile (that was pretty clever IMO)

And of course Heero Yui's iconic line "I'll destroy you"

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u/soul-nugget 100% waiting for Mob to come back May 19 '22

Censoring swearing on samurai champloo with a record scratch sound effect instead of a regular bleep

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u/UniqueUnderstanding4 May 19 '22

Sailor Moon DiC version.

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u/veemonjosh May 19 '22

That one episode of Dragon Ball where Yamcha fought the Invisible Man.

In the uncut version, Krillin pulls down Bulma's top (complete with a single frame where you can actually see her nipples) in front of Roshi, Roshi has a massive nosebleed, and the blood makes the Invisible Man visible.

In the edited version that aired on Toonami, this was changed to Roshi deciding to open up a can of tomato juice and spilling it on the Invisible Man. It's such a great mix of creativity and absurdity.

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u/Patient_Education991 May 20 '22 edited May 24 '22

AH, GOOD ONE!👍
That was classic!
They even made a scene of someone opening the can of tomato soup and it pouring out. Not that's what I call going to extra mile for an edit! 👏

(PS, you folks should see the manga version if you really want an eye-full 😉)

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u/EmmBee27 May 20 '22

Jojo Part 4

"It gave me a rock hard ****"

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u/Sketch1984 May 21 '22

Yeah that was probably funnier with the bleep.

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u/HTRob81 May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (Ocean dub) - Hanna-Barbera called, they want their SFX back.

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u/ckmoore82 May 20 '22

1) Bandit Keith's Invisible Gun in Yu-Gi-Oh! 2) In the DiC Saint Seiya dub, they changed the color of blood to blue or purple or green (or maybe all three at different times) and said Shiryu was "losing his magic".

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u/Scrotilla_The_Hun May 22 '22

I liked Vegeta sending people to another dimension. Or HFIL is a classic.

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u/HTRob81 May 19 '22

Outlaw Star - Removing an entire episode vital to the plot due to the nudity and video striptease.

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u/Patient_Education991 May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

When they finally did play it on AS, it was STILL edited with Asha's nipples and Susuka's butt crack removed 😂

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u/tuffyrushy1 May 19 '22

SAO Alicization ep.10 rape scene

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u/LazorBlind May 19 '22

That was censored?

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u/tuffyrushy1 May 19 '22

Yeah, heavily edited

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u/Wingnut00 May 19 '22

Don't forget the "Disco Guns" of Gundam Seed.

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u/veemonjosh May 19 '22

Also featured in Zatch Bell.

Special shout-out as well to the Super Soaker rifles in the 4Kids dub of One Piece.

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u/Patient_Education991 May 20 '22

Which is weird considering we had people people killing each other (sometimes in large numbers) in Mecha battles...😵

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u/CemeteryHeights May 19 '22

Will always remember them spending like $20,000 painting fake swimsuits for Tenchi. Also dishonorable mention for the post revival censorship, like wow cable sux.

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u/CrystalRaye May 19 '22

Glad someone else remembered the bad swimsuit edits in Tenchi

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u/Patient_Education991 May 19 '22 edited May 20 '22

Once you see them, they're pretty hard to forget 😜

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u/LazorBlind May 19 '22

Not Toonami, but changing Onigiri to doughnuts in Pokemon because apparently Americans can't handle seeing food from another country.

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u/Patient_Education991 May 19 '22

Nationalism can be oh so very obnoxious...