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This is a list of various edits, significant dialogue changes, and scenes that have been removed in early releases of the Dragon Ball series. Most of them are often for covering up violence or sexual references. It should be noted that most of these edits were done by Funimation, although they were being demanded by outside companies that Funimation were working with early on (such as Saban Entertainment and BLT Productions).

Even since the 2000s, the middle fingers were edited into fists in Dragon Ball Z Kai and even the current releases of Blu-rays of Dragon Ball Z movies. Also, nudity is censored too, and as well as toning down most of the epileptic flash effects, and even the violence too.

In the Dragon Ball Super anime, most of the blood was not shown.

Dragon Ball

Emperor Pilaf Saga

The Secret of the Dragon Balls

(BLT version originally aired in 1995 on syndication)
(Edited FUNimation version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)
(Blue Water version originally aired c. 2004 on Toonami UK)
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The digitally painted thong was added in the Blue Water dub to avoid showing Goku's junk.

  • In the BLT dub, Goku is wearing underwear in the scene where he skinny-dips to catch a Giant Fish. Also, the part where he pees in the water, just before he starts fishing with his tail, was removed. In the Blue Water dub of this scene, Goku is wearing a thong.
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Original (Left) Edit (Right)

  • The part where Goku lifts Bulma's skirt up to see if she has a tail is still present in the BLT dub but her panties are oddly repainted pink to match her skirt. The part was absent from Toonami's broadcast of the Funimation dub.
  • The part where Bulma shoots Goku with a gun was completely removed in the BLT dub and Toonami's Broadcast of the FUNimation dub.
  • The scene where Bulma lifts up her skirt and offers to let Goku touch her butt if he gives her the Dragon Ball was completely removed in the BLT dub and the Toonami broadcast of the FUNimation dub.

The Emperor's Quest

(BLT version originally aired in 1995 on syndication)
(Edited FUNimation version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)
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Goku's private area being covered by a stool

  • When Goku is naked standing in front of Bulma at the beginning of Goku's bath scene there is a stool digitally added to cover his private in the BLT dub. During his bath scene, the lower part of the screen was cropped to make it so his crotch was not visible.
  • The dialogue in Bulma's bubble bath scene was completely changed in all of the English dubs. In the Japanese version, Goku is talking to her about her breasts, but in the English versions, he is saying that he wants to scrub her back.
  • The scene of Pilaf passing out due to the gas he used against the Pilaf Gang is cut from the Toonami broadcast.
  • In the BLT dub and Toonami broadcast, the scene where Goku takes off Bulma's panties and discovers that girls don't have male private parts was completely removed.

The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi

(BLT version originally aired in 1995 on syndication)

  • In the BLT dub, the blood in the fight between Goku and the Bear Thief was removed.
  • The scene of Bulma lifting her dress up for Master Roshi was removed from the BLT dub. Instead, Roshi just gives her the ball.
  • When the episode aired on Toonami, Roshi asks to see Bulma's belly button instead of her underwear. The scene of her exposing herself was removed, but the later shot of her lifting her dress back up to get the ball was curiously left in.
  • In the BLT dub and Toonami broadcast, the scene where Bulma loads her machine gun and shoots at Goku for taking off her underwear was completely removed.

Oolong the Terrible

(Blt version originally aired in 1995 on syndication)
(Blue Water version originally aired c. 2004 on Toonami UK)

  • Goku touching Pocawatha's crotch was removed from the BLT and Blue Water dubs, but him touching Grandma Paozu's is still present in the Blue Water dub, but the dialogue is changed to make it seem like Goku is dusting off the old lady's apron.

Yamcha the Desert Bandit

(BLT version originally aired in 1995 on syndication)
(Blue Water version originally aired c. 2004 on Toonami UK)

  • Goku touching Oolong's crotch to check to see if he is male or female was cut from the BLT and Blue Water dub.
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Original (left)/Edit (right)

  • The scene where Bulma lured Oolong as a fish with underwear was changed to dollar bills. However, the Blue Water dub retained the scene.
  • The scenes of Oolong's diarrhea in the bush and coming out with toilet paper were cut from the BLT dub.
  • The scene where Oolong turns into panties in front of an angry Bulma was removed from the BLT dub. However, the Blue Water dub version retained the scene.

Keep an Eye on the Dragon Balls

(Edited BLT version originally aired in 1995 on syndication)

  • In the BLT dub, the sequence of Bulma in the shower is shortened, and the risque shot of Yamcha seeing Bulma walking around naked is replaced with a tamer silhouette.
  • When a nude Bulma looks out the camper window, there is glare covering her breasts. There is a common misconception that this glare was added for the edited dub. The glare was originally there but was thickened to cover her entire cleavage.
  • Bulma was digitally covered up in the early dub with the Dragon Balls in one scene, and just with more covers in another. This was also done to disguise the original plot of Oolong attempting to molest Bulma in her sleep.

The Ox-King on Fire Mountain

(Edited BLT version originally aired in 1995 on syndication)

  • The scene in which Chi-Chi decapitates the dinosaur is edited and it shows the shadow instead.
  • The moment when Yamcha hits Chi-Chi is edited in the BLT dub. Instead, it shows Puar's face with the sound effects of Yamcha knocking her out in the background.
  • A paint error in the original version left Bulma's legs naked in one scene. When the episode was dubbed in English, FUNimation caught this and changed the color of her legs back to the blue of her pantyhose. While this could be seen as a correction rather than censorship, the eventual unedited English dub restores the original cels with Bulma's legs, incorrectly matching her skin tone.
  • In the original uncut Japanese version, Chi-Chi pushes Goku off the Nimbus for patting her crotch. In the edited dub, it is because he criticizes her revealing outfit.

The Kamehameha Wave

(Edited BLT version originally aired in 1995 on syndication)
(Edited FUNimation version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • Master Roshi's desire to see Bulma's breasts is covered up with dialogue of him asking for something else in edited dubs.
    • In the BLT dub, he wants Bulma to set him up on a date with a woman around his age.
    • In the edited FUNimation dub shown on Cartoon Network, Master Roshi wants Bulma to walk on the beach with him.
  • In the early English dub, the scene where Oolong disguised as Bulma and exposing his breasts to Master Roshi giving him a nosebleed was completely removed.

The Penalty is Pinball

(Edited BLT version originally aired in 1995 on syndication)

  • The scene where Bulma shows the middle finger to Emperor Pilaf while being captured was removed from the BLT dub.
  • A scene where Yamcha freaks out from Bulma exposing her cleavage while waking up Goku is removed from the BLT dub.
  • The edited TV airing removed Oolong's private part, which was visible when he was in his bat form.

A Wish to the Eternal Dragon

(Edited BLT version originally aired in 1995 on syndication)

  • Like the previous episode, the penis that is visible in Oolong's bat form was removed in the American TV airing.
  • Oolong says that he wishes for the world's most comfortable underwear in all of the English dubs, but in the Japanese version he says that he wishes for some hot chick's panties.
    • In the German dub, Oolong says that he wishes for "A hat with 2 holes for my ears".
  • The panties Oolong wishes for has Shenron on it in the BLT dub.

The Legend of Goku

(Edited BLT version originally aired in 1995 on syndication)
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A flower covering Goku's crotch in the BLT dub

  • When Goku turns back into his normal form from a Great Ape, there is a crude digitally painted flower covering his private area as an edit in the BLT dub.

Tournament Saga

Goku's Rival

(Edited version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • In the edited Toonami version of the FUNimation dub, the dirty magazines are altered so the women on them appear to wear clothes, and the word "dating" is added to the cover of the most prominent one.
  • When Master Roshi takes Goku behind the house to inquire about the second girl he brought him, he asks (In the English translation) for him to invite her on a walk, much like his invitation to Bulma in the last saga. In the Japanese version, he instead tasks Goku to retrieve the girls' panties and bring them to him. In the English version, Goku returns to tell him that she will not walk with him, and would rather they went for a swim together. In the Japanese version, he returns to tell him that she is not wearing panties, and has nothing but a t-shirt on. Master Roshi then has some inner dialogue, in which he declares his plans to toggle her behind the cover of his sunglasses while pretending to make polite conversation. 

Look Out For Launch

(Edited version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • Master Roshi asks Launch for a walk around the island, but in the Japanese version he asks her to take a bath with him. 

Milk Delivery

(Edited version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • The scene of Master Roshi and Goku accidentally waking up Launch was shortened in the TV airing. The part where she is still in her panties and shoots and gets knocked out by Goku and Roshi attempting to touch her breast after she gets knocked out was removed from the English TV airing.

The Turtle Hermit Way

(Edited version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • Goku and Krillin's penises were not shown when they swim in the shark-infested waters naked during the English TV airing.

The Tournament Begins

(Edited version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • The scene of Roshi touching the flight attendant's rear was taken out of the Toonami broadcast.
  • In the Japanese version, as Master Roshi was greeting Bulma, he asked her to let him bury his face in her breasts, whereas in the English versions (both cut and uncut), he simply commented on the bunny outfit she wore the last time he saw her.

Elimination Round

(Edited version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • All the panty shots you see of Bulma were taken out of the Toonami broadcast.

Smells Like Trouble

(Edited version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • The speech the announcer makes about hitting in the private parts along with the part of Ranfan replying with "What about my parts" was taken out of the Toonami broadcast.
  • Krillin farting in Bacterian's face was edited in the Toonami broadcast to make it look like he was simply mooning him.
  • Master Roshi buys Bulma some gifts, and then askes her to try them on for him to "show off her curves". In the original Japanese, he instead asks her for "pafu-pafu" (trans: puff-puff) which is a slang term for burying your face in between a woman's breasts. 

Quarterfinals Continue

(Edited version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • Ranfan's stripping was removed in the Toonami broadcasting. Instead, the scene of one of Nam's failed attacks is shown followed by her twitching foot to show she was knocked out. This is strangely not edited in the recaps in later episodes, which clearly shows her in her underwear.

Krillin's Frantic Attack

(Edited version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • The scene of Goku dropping his pants in front of the crowd and shows his bare bottom to the stage to prove his tail is real was still present in the Toonami broadcast but the shot showing his penis was not shown.
  • The scene of Krillin trying to distract Roshi by throwing a pair of panties was taken out of the Toonami broadcast.
  • Jackie Chun (Chun Chan in the Japanese version) sings a song before his fight. In English, it is a narcissistic rap-ish thing. In Japanese, it has a childishly naughty line in it.  Here are the lyrics:
​​​​That cute kid over there is a girl
She has boobies but she doesn't have a peepee
I invite you to the village festival, we'll take my tractor
When you dance with the drums, it becomes a Bon Festival Dance

The Grand Finals

(Edited version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • Roshi's Drunken Fist attack was changed to Mad Cow Attack in the Toonami broadcast. The uncut dubbed version from the DVDs uses the more accurate name of "Drunken Boxing."

The Final Blow

(Edited version originally aired in 2001 on Toonami)

  • Any shots that show Goku's penis when he was naked was removed from the Toonami broadcast as well as a shot that shows his balls from the rear.

Red Ribbon Army Saga

The Roaming Lake

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • The scene of Master Roshi at the Underwear store was completely removed in the Toonami broadcast.

Danger in the Sky

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • The scene where Goku shows Hasky his testicles after misinterpreting her request to see his Dragon Balls is edited in the Toonami version by showing her his boxers with Dragon Balls on them that Bulma made him.

The Pirate Treasure

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • Bulma and Krillin's accusations of General Blue being homosexual were altered, such as referring to Blue as being "scared easily" for a big guy, a "prude" (both occurring when Blue first ignores Bulma's advances), "weird" (when crying about a nosebleed Krillin gave Blue), as well as Bulma claiming that she was a "powerful sumo wrestler" (she claims she is a man in the original version).

The Strange Visitor

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • The scene with General Blue and Obotchaman's encounter is changed in the dub to have Blue mistake Obotchaman for his long-lost brother Samuel due to the original scene passing for pedophilia (Blue crushing on Obotchaman). The European Spanish dub largely kept Blue's attraction to Obotchaman, although they changed Obotchaman's gender to female in order to remove hints at Blue's homosexuality and possible pedophilia.

Fortuneteller Baba Saga

Deadly Battle

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • Originally to help Yamcha defeat the Invisible Man Krillin brings over Master Roshi and Bulma from a picnic, he then yanks down Bulma's top exposing her breasts and causes Master Roshi to have a massive nosebleed that covers the Invisible Man in his blood. In the Ocean and Toonami dubs, this was edited so that Master Roshi hands Krillin a can of tomato soup, using footage from a previous episode, and splashes the soup on the Invisible Man.
  • In the Japanese version, when Fortuneteller Baba told Goku that it's impolite to ask about a woman's age, the latter replies, "So, you have a wiener, then?!". In both the edited and unedited versions of the English dub, Goku merely reiterates the question about Baba's age.

Tien Shinhan Saga

Rivals and Arrivals

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • In the Japanese version, during the Dragon Team's trip to Papaya Island, Launch says that she feels like hijacking an airplane whenever she's in one. In the English versions (edited and unedited), she instead rants about Jackie Chun defeating Goku in the previous tournament, shortly after the former was mentioned by Krillin.

Stepping Down

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • In the Japanese version and the manga, Jackie Chun asks if Tien's going to show him a dirty magazine, to which the latter angrily replies "Why would I have such things?!" In the English versions (cut and uncut), the dialogue was changed so that Jackie Chun tells Tien that he's making a mistake by serving the Crane Hermit, and Tien instead barks back that he's correcting one.

King Piccolo Saga

Tambourine Attacks

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • In the uncut version, Tambourine tells King Chappa that he has come to kill him, while in the Toonami airing, the former says that he has come to "end" the latter instead. The same occurs with nearly all subsequent uses of the word "kill" throughout the entire saga.

Mark of the Demon

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • The scene where Bulma beats Master Roshi for looking at her underwear was cut from the TV airing.
  • The scene with Man-Wolf's dead body floating along a river stream with a trail of blood behind it was cut from the Toonami broadcast.

Here Comes Yajirobe

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

Terrible Tambourine

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • In the Japanese version, as Tambourine was shuffling through papers to determine his next target, he finds a picture of Bacterian, commenting that the latter was "weaker than shit". In both the edited and unedited English versions, Tambourine instead says that Bacterian was "hardly worth the effort".

Goku vs. King Piccolo

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • In the Japanese version, King Piccolo insulted Goku by saying that the latter "amounts to nothing more than ant shit", while in the English versions (cut and uncut), it was changed to "tiny and pathetic". Likewise, Goku's "slug shit" retort was changed accordingly.
  • The blood shown when Goku bites Piccolo's hand is edited out.

Roshi's Gambit

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • The blood that Master Roshi wiped off his face after getting struck by Piccolo was painted over.
  • In the Japanese version, Master Roshi told King Piccolo that the latter was getting in the way of the former being able to watch dirty videos in peace, whereas in both English versions (censored and uncensored), it was changed to "exercise programs".

A Taste of Destiny

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • The scene where King Piccolo chokes King Furry for speaking against him during the broadcast was removed from the TV airing.
  • Launch's reply to King Piccolo's announcement, "Y'know, it doesn't sound that bad..." was cut out of the Toonami broadcast.

The Final Showdown

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • Although most of the scene with King Piccolo using Tien as a shield was left intact, the part where the former began squeezing the latter's head to keep Goku in place was cut.
  • When Goku used the Penetrate! ability on Piccolo, nothing was shown other than a flash of white light. The following scenes which showed a large hole in Piccolo's stomach ended up getting removed entirely. Additionally, the blood on Piccolo's hands was painted over in the process. Strangely enough, the scene was left entirely unchanged during a flashback in an edited episode of Dragon Ball Z.

Piccolo Jr. Saga

Temple Above the Clouds

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • During the scene where Oolong poses as Goku and tries to get a kiss from the female reporter, as well as her panties, the latter bit was cut out on both the edited and unedited versions of the English dub.

Changes

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • The conversation that Master Roshi and Oolong have in the Japanese version regarding the latter's collection of women's underwear is changed to them talking about Oolong's ear length in the English versions (both cut and uncut).
  • Although the scene of Bulma elbowing Master Roshi is left intact, the TV airing never shows precisely why it was done. In the uncut version, Bulma elbows Master Roshi for touching her butt, while in the TV version, it is seemingly done in response to him asking "Hey, remember me?"

Preliminary Peril

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • The scene where Master Roshi gets slapped by a random woman in the crowd for "accidentally" burying his face into her breasts was cut out of the Toonami airing.

Kami vs. Piccolo

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • Originally, when Master Roshi compared Hero's fighting strategy to his own, Launch asked him, "Eh? Ya mean ya ain't just an old pervert?", whereas, in the edited and unedited English versions, she instead tells him that Hero's "a buffoon by skill", while Roshi's is "all-natural".

Battle for the Future

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 Toonami)

  • In the Japanese version, when Bulma wondered where Master Roshi was going, Launch jokingly said that the latter was probably "touchin' some girl's ass", much to Oolong's amusement. Bulma then replied that he was in no position to laugh. In the English version, Launch instead says that Roshi was "probably lookin' for a date", and when Oolong laughs at that comment, Bulma simply tells him to "put a sock in it", without pointing out his hypocrisy on the matter.
  • Launch's "Kick his ass!" chant was changed to "Pummel 'im!" in both the edited and unedited English dub.

Goku Hangs On

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • The blood that oozes from Goku's right shoulder as a result of Piccolo blasting a hole through it is edited out. One of the following scenes, where the blood is shown dripping onto the ground, is cut.

The Victor

(Edited version originally aired in 2003 on Toonami)

  • Originally, when Kami commented on how excellent a teacher Master Roshi was to Goku, the latter commented that the Turtle Hermit was "a little perverted". In the edited and unedited versions of the English dub, Goku merely said "no one's as wise or as goofy" as Roshi.

Dragon Ball Z

Raditz Saga

The Arrival of Raditz

(Edited version originally aired in 1996 on syndication)

  • After the farmer gets killed with the bullet Raditz threw back at him, a voice clip of him saying "That smarts..." was added in.
  • In the scene where Master Roshi is holding a mug of beer, the beverage has its color changed to blue.
  • The scene with Bulma bashing Master Roshi in the head for trying to touch her breasts was removed.

The World's Strongest Team

(Edited version originally aired in 1996 on syndication)
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Gohan's tears edited out in the Saban dub (left) uncut (right)

  • Gohan's tears were censored as he was being kidnapped by Raditz.

Gohan's Hidden Powers

(Edited version originally aired in 1996 on syndication)

  • The blood that was dripping from Piccolo's shoulder after getting his arm blasted off was recolored green.
  • The scene where Raditz backhands Gohan was cut. However, Gohan can still be seen rolling across the ground as if he had been knocked down.

Goku's Unusual Journey

(Edited version originally aired in 1996 on syndication)
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Goku and Raditz die (censored FUNimation/Saban version)

  • While Goku and Raditz are being blasted by the Special Beam Cannon, the blast is only seen going through the latter. Additionally, all of the blood was edited out.
  • As Goku's dead body was phasing into "another dimension", the glob of blood he left behind in the grass was edited out.

Vegeta Saga

Gohan's Metamorphosis

(Edited version originally aired in 1996 on syndication)
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The apple tree on Gohan's thought bubble were removed. Saban (Left) Original (Right)

  • When Krillin was on his way to Chi-Chi's house to deliver the news about Goku's death, he claims that the latter was "trapped in another dimension". From this episode and onward in the Saban dub, that term is frequently used to sugarcoat most death scenes.
  • For unknown reasons, the thought bubble where Gohan is imagining an apple tree is edited out.
  • In the original Ocean Group dub, Gohan's genitals are not shown.

Princess Snake's Hospitality

(Edited version originally aired in 1996 on syndication)

  • The scene where one of Princess Snake's attendants plays (and loses) Russian Roulette is cut from most major dubs, including the original Saban English dub.

A Black Day for Planet Earth

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)

  • Shortly after Nappa and Vegeta landed on East City, the latter says "Too bad it's Sunday. Those buildings would've been filled up tomorrow". For further emphasis, after leveling the city, Nappa goes on to claim that it was "evacuated".

The Battle Begins... Goku, Where Are You?

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)

  • There are two scenes in which Nappa destroys manned helicopters; the first, where an off-screen news crew member says "They blew up the cargo robot!" while in the next, Tien Shinhan exclaims "Look! I can see their parachutes! They're okay..."

The Saibamen Strike

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)
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Yamcha's dead corpse is painted over in the Saban dub. Original (Left) Saban dub (Right)

  • Various shots of Yamcha's corpse are painted over to show an empty crater.
  • Master Roshi groping Bulma's rear is cut.

Nappa... the Invincible?

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)

  • When Nappa chopped Tien's arms off, the latter claims that he could grow his arm back, very likely to tone down the severity of such amputation.

Tien Goes All Out!!

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)

  • When Nappa goes on a rampage to pass 3 hours worth of waiting, various lines are inserted to cover-up the fact that Nappa killed all those people. For example, when Nappa murdered the filming crew, the crew supposedly fled the scene with Nappa claiming that the cowards "run away". Then when wiping out the navy, lines are inserted where the men successfully evacuate the ship with Nappa even declaring that he hoped that they liked to swim. Finally when he destroys a city, he claims that "these Earthlings are such cowards! A little target practice on some empty buildings and they scatter!" with the scenes of people burning being cut.

The Return of Goku

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)

  • When Piccolo dies, his body fades away. In the uncut version, his corpse remains on the battlefield.

Goku Strikes Back

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)
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Saban dub (left) uncut (right)

  • This episode marked the debut of "censorship stars", which were used to cover direct hits to the face in the Saban dub.

The Battle Ends

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)
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Funimation and Saban placed a blue piece of Vegeta's clothing onto Gohan, in order to cover his buttock

  • Vegeta's foot is never actually seen connecting to Yajirobe's face; instead, the latter was immediately seen flying across the ground. The following scene where Vegeta beat Yajirobe while he was on the ground ended up getting removed entirely.
  • After Gohan's tail was cut off by Vegeta and turns back into his normal form from a Great Ape, Gohan's naked buttocks were covered with a blue piece of Vegeta's clothing.

Namek Saga

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Saban dub (left) uncut (right)

A New Goal... Namek

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)

  • Yajirobe picking his nose was edited into him shaking his fists.

The Ruthless Frieza

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)

  • The scenes with the dead Namekian bodies had breathing and moaning sounds added to them for them to appear as if they were still living.

The Nameks Versus Frieza

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)
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Saban dub (left) uncut (right)

  • When Dodoria stabs his hand through one of the Namekian warriors, the hole was painted over to make it seem as if he simply punched him in the back.
  • In addition to breathing noises being added to the dead body of the Namekian that Dodoria killed, the blood was edited out.
  • The scene where Dodoria kills Cargo with an Energy Cannon was cut. Instead, some dialogue was added to make it seem as if Moori was the one that he was aiming for. Additionally, Dodoria, later on, claims that Cargo simply ran away.
  • Dodoria killing Moori by snapping his neck was removed. Instead, sound effects were added as the camera cut to the Namekians' reactions, not showing exactly why Moori was seen falling to the ground shortly afterward.
  • The scene where the nurse was getting angry at Master Roshi for touching her butt was removed.

Zarbon Transformed

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)

  • Before Zarbon transforms, he has some blood running down his lower lip and on his hands, both of which were edited out.
  • Zarbon's beat-down of Vegeta is heavily cut. After Zarbon transforms, he proceeds to headbutt Vegeta eight times in consecutive succession. This entire scene was edited out. Additionally, Vegeta has some blood trickling down his forehead during the entire fight and this is also edited out.

The Eldest Namek

(Edited version originally aired in November 1, 1997 on syndication)

  • Grand Elder Guru's imminent death is danced around many times in this episode (phrases such as "His time is near," "He's leaving," and "I won't be around much longer" are used.)
  • As Orlen flies over the Namek village, numerous dead lying Namekian bodies were edited out.
  • When Orlen zaps a Namekian, smoke is removed, perhaps to indicate that the Namekian is still alive.

A Heavy Burden

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)
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Zarbon's censored death in the Saban dub

  • The scene where Vegeta jammed his fist through Zarbon's stomach was cut and edited to make it look as if it was an average stomach blow. In addition to the blue blood being erased from Vegeta's gloves, the Final Galick Cannon blast is never actually seen going through Zarbon. Instead, a flash of light occurs during the camera's close-up on Vegeta, and then Zarbon is sent flying shortly afterward while shouting Vegeta's name.

Time Tricks And Body Binds

(Edited version originally aired in 1998 on syndication)
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Guldo's decapitation was censored with digital paint by FUNimation and Saban

  • The scene where Vegeta slices Guldo's head off was edited to look as if the latter's head was still on his body. The following scene where Guldo's disembodied head was speaking was removed entirely. Instead, they skipped to the part where Vegeta finished him off while claiming that he has been sent to "the next dimension". This marks the final time that phrase was used during an on-screen killing, save for the narration in the next episode's recap.

Goku's New Power

(Edited version originally aired in 1999 on Toonami)

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Recoome flips off Goku were cut in Toonami broadcast.

  • The scene where Recoome flips off Goku in response to his power was removed during the airings of the episode.

Frieza Saga

Piccolo's Return

(Edited version originally aired in c. 1999-2000 on Toonami UK and YTV on Canada)

  • In the Toonami UK version of this episode, Dende's "don't piss off the god of love" were censored by mute the line "piss off" for 1 second, leaving he only saying "don't the god of love". In the later Toonami USA airings and as well as Canadian YTV airings, the scene along with the quote were cut out. However, this quote was retained in the (uncut and edited) English VHS releases.

Garlic Jr. Saga

Suicidal Course

(Edited French version originally aired in c. 1993 on Club Dorothée block on TF1)

  • The scene where the a boy and a girl being attacked by cats and mices were cut out.
  • Just as Spice's teleporting behind Gohan and Krillin before being stabbed to a wall, were cut out.
  • The scene where Vinegar waking up when his master is transforming were cut out.

Cell Games Saga

Cell's Break Down

(Edited version originally aired in 2000 on Toonami)

  • The scene where Cell vomits up Android 18 after Gohan's crippling blow is cut out. Instead, while Cell is clutching his mouth, it cuts to Gohan forming a smirk as Cell is heard screaming in agony off-screen.

Majin Buu Saga

Find the Dragon Balls

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • The scene where Master Roshi buried his face into Android 18's breasts after the airplane crash was removed.

Buu's Mutiny

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • The scene with Videl slapping Master Roshi for attempting to touch her breasts was not shown in the TV airing.
  • The scene where Babidi flipped Goku off (shortly after grunting in annoyance) was cut out of the Toonami broadcast.
  • In the Toonami airing, the scene where blood was gushing out of Babidi's headless body was removed.

The Fusion Dance

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • The scene at the beginning with Babidi's headless body was cut out of the Toonami broadcast, skipping straight to the part where Majin Buu disintegrated it with a Ki Blast.

Fusion Saga

The Evil of Men

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • Most of Mr. Satan's near-fatal confrontation with Van Zant was removed from the Toonami broadcast, with the only indication of it being the sound of a gunshot, and the latter fleeing the scene shortly afterward.
  • The scene where Van Zant attempts to kill Evil Buu by shooting him was removed from the TV airing.

Empty Planet

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • In the uncut version, Piccolo says to Super Buu, "There's plenty of people you could kill for your amusement while you're waiting for this fight.". In the edited version, it was changed to, "There's plenty of people you could amuse yourself with while you're waiting for this fight."
  • Any scenes that involved people getting killed by Super Buu's Human Extinction Attack were removed from the Toonami airing.

Time Struggle

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • The scenes where Master Roshi touches Bulma's butt and gets slapped for burying his face into her breasts as they were watching Piccolo lead Super Buu to the Hyperbolic Time Chamber were cut.

A Whole New Gohan

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • In the uncut version, Gohan tells Super Buu that he wants to kill him, while in the TV edited version, it was changed to "destroy".

Mind Trap

(Edited version originally aired in 2002 on Toonami)

  • The scene where Super Buu materialized an outhouse toilet was removed from the TV airing.

Dragon Ball GT

Shadow Dragons Saga

Until We Meet Again

(Edited German version originally aired in December 5, 2006 on RTL II)

Dragon Ball Z Kai

Raditz Saga

Prologue to Battle! The Return of Goku!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)
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The blood and scar were removed from Bardock's face. Original (Left) Toonzai / Nicktoons (Right)

  • The scene that shows Bardock elbowing a Frieza soldier in the face and as well as showing a close up of Bardock, the blood and scar were digitally removed.
  • The scene that shows Piccolo coughing up blood was edited to him just coughing and spitting.
  • The scene that shows a cigarette in the farmer's mouth was modified so the cigarette was not shown.
  • Farmer's bullet were modified into a blue gem. Strangely, farmer hits the car after getting hit by a bullet from Raditz is not cut.
  • The scene where Piccolo says "Then unless you're in a hurry to die, keep moving!" was changed to "Then unless you're looking for trouble, keep moving!"
  • The scene where Piccolo says "Why, you! I should kill you where you stand!" was changed to "Why, you? Do you have any idea who you're talking to? No one talks to me like that and gets away."
  • The beer that Master Roshi was holding was recolored to look like milk.
  • The scene that shows Roshi trying to grab Bulma's breasts was cut.
  • The scene where Bulma says "Yamcha, that jerk! How should I know?! He could be out chasing every girl in the city for all I care, I'm done with him! I didn't even tell him we were getting together today! But who needs that guy right? We can still have fun without him!" was changed to "That idiot! I don't even wanna think about him! He made me so mad I didn't even tell him I was gonna be here today! I never wanna see him again I'm done with him for good! I mean can you believe it? He took another girl on a date!"
  • In the scene that shows Raditz hitting Krillin which results in him flying past Goku, the blood was changed to spit.
  • The scene where Raditz says "What the hell have you been doing here all these years?" was changed to "What the heck have you been doing here all these years?"

The Enemy is Goku's Brother?! The Secret of the Mighty Saiyan Warriors!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • Piccolo's blood was removed.
  • Blood on Goku's face and neck were removed.
  • The scene where Raditz says "What the hell happened to you?" was changed to "What has happened to you?"
  • The scene where Goku says "I'll die before I help you murder an entire world full of people!" was changed to "I'll die before I join a ruthless gang of pirates like you!"
  • The scene where Goku says "Damn you!" was cut.
  • The scene where Raditz says "If you want your boy back, you'll eliminate 100 humans. And bring them here before I return in 24 hours. If you do, then you'll have the privilege of rejoining our race. If you don't, if I come back and don't see 100 dead humans, your son dies!" it was changed to "If you want your boy back, you'll eliminate 100 humans beings. If you do, I'll bring your boy back and let you join our team. But of course, if I find out you're just a single human off, your son is mine."
  • The scene that shows Goku lying on the ground; Raditz's laughs were cut.
  • The scene where Raditz says "You're going to slaughter 100 human beings by this time tomorrow. If you get a taste for it, feel free to kill more. Stack the bodies over there on the beach." was changed to "You're going to annihilate 100 human beings by this time tomorrow. It should be an easy job once you set your mind to it. Just stack them here on the beach."
  • The scene where Roshi says "It doesn't matter what you do, Goku would never kill anyone!" was changed to "It doesn't matter what you do, Goku would never hurt anyone!"
  • The scene where Raditz says "So that's it, damn thing's broken." was changed to "So that's it, it's malfunctioning."
  • The scene where Raditz says "Damn scouter!" was changed to "Stupid scouter!"
  • The scene where Raditz says "And for disgracing the Saiyan race... you will die!" was changed to "You're a disgrace to all Saiyans... Say goodbye!"

A Life or Death Battle! Goku and Piccolo's Desperate Attack!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • The scene where Raditz says "I tried to warn you brother, I asked you to see reason but you refuse to listen. And for that, you'll die!" were changed to "I tried to warn you brother, I asked you to see reason but you refuse to listen. And now you'll pay for that!"
  • The scene where Raditz says "I suppose I'd feel the same way if I ever found myself staring death in the face." was changed to "But enjoy the feeling while it lasts, very soon, you'll be feeling nothing at all."
  • The scene where Goku says "Damn!" was cut.
  • In the scene that shows a close-up on the ground, Piccolo's blood was removed.
  • The scene where Raditz says "Who are you kidding? You're half-dead already!" was changed to "Ridiculous, you're even more pitiful than I thought!"
  • The scene where Raditz says "Why don't you die already and quit wasting my time!" was changed to "Let's say you quit wasting my time and give up!"
  • The scene where Piccolo says "Die, Saiyan! Makankoappo!" was changed to a more accurate: "Take this, Saiyan, Special Beam Cannon!"
  • The scene where Raditz says "See you in hell!" was changed to "Say goodbye!"
  • The scene that shows Raditz jumping onto Goku's chest was cut.
  • The scene where Piccolo says "Damn, I can't, he'll just dodge it again." was changed to "Of course I can't, he'll just dodge it again."
  • The scene that shows Gohan falling due to Raditz slapping him was cut.
  • The scene where Raditz says "It's best that I kill him now before he learns how to use it." was changed to "If he ever learns how to use that power, he could become a real threat."
  • The scene where Raditz says "Now die!" was changed to "Aaahhhh!" as to make it look as if he was screaming.
  • The scene where Raditz says "You're standing right behind me, when it fires, the blast will kill you too!" was changed to "You're behind me! When he fires, the blast will hit you too!"
  • The scene that shows Piccolo's energy attack going though Goku and Raditz was cut.
  • Scenes that show a close up on Raditz were cut or edited to remove the blood.
  • In the scene that shows Raditz lying on the ground, the blood was removed.
  • The scene where Raditz says "Kakarot, I didn't think he would do it, just to throw away his own life." was changed to "Kakarot, I didn't think he would do it, sacrifice himself...".
  • The line: "Don't worry, I doubt Goku will stay dead for long." was changed to "Don't worry, I doubt Goku will stay gone for long."
  • The scene where Piccolo says "Even if it means bringing someone dead back to life." was changed to "I'm sure Goku's friends will gather them to wish Goku back."
  • The scene where Raditz says "You can go to hell!" was changed to "You're gloating!"
  • The scene where Raditz says "When they learn that I've been killed...They'll come to avenge me. They'll wipe out you and every living thing on this planet. You won't have a chance. You're as good as dead already!" was changed to "When they learn that I've been beaten...They'll come to avenge me. They'll wipe out you and every living thing on this planet. You won't have a chance. You're as good as gone already!"
  • The scene where Piccolo says "It's over, he's dead." was changed to "It's over, he's gone."
  • The scene where Goku says "Krillin, this dying, it's not... not much fun, is it?" were changed to "Krillin please take... take care of Gohan for me."
  • The scene where Krillin says "Hey, what the heck are you talking about? No one's dying here! You're gonna be fine, you got that!" were changed to "Yeah, sure, buddy, but it's not gonna come to that, OK? You're gonna make it and that is all there is to it!"
  • The scene that shows a close up on Goku closing his eyes was cut.
  • When Goku is closing his eyes while dying, the screen becomes orange.

Vegeta Saga

Run in the Afterlife, Goku! The One Million Mile Snake Way!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • In the scene that shows Goku lying on the ground, the blood that was on his chest was removed.
  • After Goku disappeared, blood on the glass was digitally removed.
  • The scene where Piccolo says "He's probably come up with some sort of meddling plan, just like always." was changed to "My guess is he's planning on taking Goku to see King Yemma in Other World."
  • The scene where Krillin says "Gohan's gonna die, or worse he's gonna turn out like Piccolo." was changed to "If he survives he's gonna turn out like Piccolo."
  • In the CW4Kids Toonzai and Vortexx broadcasts, the halo was replaced with orbs. This change was kept since this episode.
  • The scene where King Yemma says "Now he's on his way to Hell." was changed to "Now he's on his way down below." That means Hell.
  • The scene where King Yemma says "You shouldn't talk that way about someone who can send you to Hell." was changed to "Maybe you need a demonstration of how strong I am."
  • "Hell lies beneath those clouds and once you go there, you can never come back." were changed to "Down there is where the bad people go, once you fall in, you can never come back."
  • The scene where Piccolo says "If you don't stop that crying I'll snap you in half!" was changed to "Quiet! Before I give you something to cry about!"
  • The scene where Piccolo says "Your daddy was killed today." was changed to "You daddy didn't make it..." Despite Raditz were killed off in the previous episode.
  • The scene where Piccolo says "Stop your whining unless you want me to kill you right now!" was changed to "Stop your whining or else you'll see me really angry!"
  • The scene that shows Piccolo grabbing Gohan was cut.
  • The scene that shows Piccolo holding Gohan's head was cut.
  • In the scene that shows a close up on Piccolo holding Gohan's head, the camera zooms in on Piccolo; as a result, you can no longer see Gohan.
  • In the scene that shows Piccolo preparing to throw Gohan, the camera zooms in on Piccolo; as a result, you can no longer see Gohan.

Wilderness Survival! A Moonlit Night Awakens Gohan!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)
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Mr. Popo's appearance in the 4Kids airing of Dragon Ball Z Kai

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Bulma's machine gun and the wounds were digitally removed. Original (Left) Toonzai / NickToons (Right)

  • In the scene where Goku is running on Snake Way, he says, "Note to self: Do not go to Hell." This was changed to he saying: "That was to close for comfort, maybe running isn't so bad after all."
  • The scene where Goku says "Oh crap..." were changed to "Oh man..."
  • In the scene that shows Bulma using a machine gun to shoot Krillin and Master Roshi, the machine gun was digitally removed, and the bullet wounds were digitally removed. In the censored version, Bulma punches both of them.
  • The scene where Master Roshi says "He's...kinda dead..." was changed to "He's...in the Other World."
  • Mr. Popo is recolored from black to blue. This change was retained since this episode aired on CW4Kids Toonzai, and Vortexx airings, althought this were not carried to NickToons.
  • Gohan is wearing a diaper, or a badly drawn pair of briefs after shrinking back from his Great Ape form. It is worth noting that even in the so-called "uncut" version, though, Gohan's tail is positioned to hide his genitals.
  • The scene where Piccolo says "Once you learn what I have in store for you, I promise, you're gonna wish that you had died." was changed to a nonsensical "Once you learn what I have in store for you, I promise, you're gonna be happy to see me."

The End of Snake Way! King Kai's Bizarre Test!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • Three scenes during Gohan's training were cut for unknown reasons:
    • The scene that shows Gohan flying above the dinosaur was cut.
    • The scene that shows Gohan copping pieces of meat off the dinosaur was cut.
    • The scene that shows Gohan cooking the dinosaur meat was cut.
  • The scene where Goku says "Those Saiyans don't stand a chance in hell!" was changed to "Those Saiyans don't even stand a chance!"
  • The scene where Goku says "Damn!" was muted.
  • The scene where Goku says "Damn! It's no use." were changed to "Man! It's no use."

The Battle with Ten-Times Gravity! Goku's Race Against the Clock!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • The scene that shows Gohan punching Piccolo was shortened.
  • The scene that shows Piccolo knocking Gohan off the cliff was cut.
  • The scene that shows Gohan falling off the cliff was cut.
  • The scene that shows Piccolo landing on a rock, and helping Gohan up was cut.
  • The scene that shows Gohan bruised was heavily censored.
  • The scene where Goku says "Damnit!" was changed to just he saying "Ow!"
  • In the scene where Goku running into a tree, the blood on his face was removed.
  • The scene that shows Piccolo punching Gohan was cut.
  • The scene that shows Gohan hanging onto the cliff's ledge was cut.
  • The scene that shows Piccolo stepping on Gohan's fingers, while Gohan is trying to hold on the cliff's ledge, were cut.
  • The scene where Yajirobe bites Krillin was cut.

Shenron Appears! The Saiyans Arrive Sooner than Expected!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • The scene where Goku says "Everybody is gonna die!" were changed to "The others don't stand a chance."
  • The scene where Roshi says "You've been a naughty girl haven't you!" was changed to "Hmm, there's a move I wasn't having failure with."
  • The scene that shows Roshi going into the toilet was cut.
  • In the scene where Roshi busting out of the toilet, the nude girl on the calendar was replaced with blue stars.
  • The scene that shows scratches on Gohan's face was heavily censored: the scratches were reduced and the remaining scratches were digitally recolored black.
  • The scene that shows Oolong grabbing Bulma's dress after being scared was cut.
  • The scene where Bulma says "What about Goku, you want him to just stay dead?" were changed to "You want us to leave Goku in the Other World forever?"
  • The scene where Piccolo says "Goku's resurrection is underway..." was changed to "So, they decided to wish Goku back early..."
  • In the scene that shows a car flipped over, the pool of red blood surrounding the car was digitally recolored black, making it looks like oil.
  • The scene where Tien says "Damn! They aren't supposed to be here yet!" were changed to "Ugh! They aren't supposed to be here yet!"

Yamcha's Struggle! The Terrible Saibamen!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

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  • The scene where Tien says "Damn it!" was changed to "Darn it!"
  • The scene where Vegeta says "The first thing we need to do is find the one that killed Raditz." were changed to "The first thing we need to do is find the one that beat Raditz."
  • The scene where Vegeta says "Finding the one that killed Raditz should be as easy as that." was changed to "Finding the one that beat Raditz should be as easy as that."
  • The scene where Vegeta says "You were the lucky one who was able to kill Raditz." was changed to "You're the one that defeated Raditz a year ago."
  • When Vegeta sees Tien has the upper hand in this battle, he destroys the Saibaman as a warning to the others to go all out from the start. The Saibaman blowing up and having its guts spewed on the ground are cut out.
  • When Yamcha's dead body is shown, the Saibamen's claw is edited out.
  • After Yamcha gets blown up by the Saibaman, he is heard groaning in pain.
  • In the scene where Krillin checking Yamcha to see if he is dead, the blood was removed.
  • The scene where Krillin says "Damn it!" was changed to "Darn it!"
  • The scene where Nappa says "What the hell was that Saibaman thinking?" was changed to "What was that idiot Saibaman thinking?"

Sit Tight, Chiaotzu! Tien's Screaming Tri-Beam!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

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Yellow blood from Tien's broken arm is removed. Original (Left) Toonzai / NickToons (Right)

  • The scene that shows Piccolo punching the Saibaman's stomach was cut.
  • The scene that shows Chiaotzu hitting a mountain was cut.
  • The scene that shows Nappa cutting Tien's hand was heavily censored so no one could see Tien's hand cut off.
  • In the scene where Tien holding his arm up in the air, and screaming, the blood was removed.
  • The scene where Tien says "I'll kill you!" was changed to "Take this!"
  • In the scene that shows a close up on Tien looking up at Nappa, the blood on his face was removed.
  • The scene that shows Nappa crashing into a mountain was cut. It's because no young boys wanted to see a brutal man crashing into a mountain as it's considered dangerous.
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Blood on Chioatzu's face is removed. Original (Left) Toonzai / NickToons (Right)

  • In the scene that shows a close up on Chiaotzu when he is talking to Tien telepathically, the blood on his face was removed.
  • The scene where Chiaotzu says "Whatever you do, don't let him kill you, ok?" was changed to "Whatever you do, stay alive for me, ok?"
  • The scene where Krillin says "Chiaotzu's dead! He blew himself up for nothing!" was changed to "Chiaotzu... Chiaotzu... He blew himself up for nothing!"
  • The scene where Nappa says "If you're worried your friend is lonely in Hell, you'll be joining him soon enough." was changed to "You miss him already huh, well, you'll be joining him soon enough." Despite that Chioatzu training on King Kai's planet after he has blown up into nothing.
  • The scene where Tien says "I'll kill you!" was muted.
  • The scene that shows Nappa punching Tien in the face, and then the stomach, was cut.
  • The scene where Nappa says "Now, die!" was changed to "Lights out!"
  • In the scene that shows a close up on Tien, the blood on his face was removed.
  • The scene where Nappa says "I've decided to change up the order I'm gonna kill you in." was changed to "Too bad your little trick didn't work."
  • The scene where Kami says "My death is upon me." was changed to "My last moments are upon me."
  • The scene where Kami says "...Piccolo will be killed." were changed to "...Piccolo will not survive."
  • The scene where Tien says "You... bastard..." was changed to "You... monster..."
  • The scene where Vegeta says "He died fighting Raditz..." was changed to "He lost to Raditz..." Despite Raditz were killed for good.
  • The scene where Nappa says "Don't you wanna kill these guys just a little?" were changed to "Don't you wanna fight these guys just a little?"

Will Goku Make it in Time?! Three Hours Until the Battle Resumes!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • The scene where Vegeta says "By making him watch his friends and loved ones die." was changed to "By making him watch his friends and loved ones suffer."
  • The scene where Vegeta says "Get the Namekian to tell us everything he knows about the Dragon Balls, then kill him." was changed to "Be sure to get the information we need about the Dragon Balls, from the Namekian."
  • The scene where Nappa says "This is gonna be one hell of a party." was changed to "This is gonna be one heck of a party."
  • The scene that shows Nappa shooting an eye beam at a crowd of cameramen and reporters was cut.
  • The scene where Krillin says "Damn it, what the hell is taking so long?" was changed to "Darn it, what the heck is taking so long?"
  • The scene where Nappa says "You son of a..." was cut.
  • The scene that shows the camera zooming out to reveal a bruize on Piccolo's head was cut.
  • The scene that shows Nappa holding Piccolo up was cut.
  • The scenes where Nappa beating Gohan was cut.
  • The scene where Nappa says "No one said you could die!" was changed to "No one said you could give up!"
  • The scene that shows Krillin kicking Nappa was cut.
  • Blood on Nappa's face was removed. This was later carried since this episode.
  • The scene where Krillin says "Damn." was changed to "Darn."
  • The scene where Nappa says "Cocky green antenna having bastard." was changed to "You just had to go and get all cocky."
  • The scene where Piccolo says "It's about damn time!" was changed to "Talk about cutting it close."
  • The scene where Piccolo says "Damn it!" was changed to "No!"
  • The scene where Nappa says "Die!" was changed to "Bye!"

Farewell, Piccolo! Goku's Furious Counterattack!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • The scene that shows Gohan being caught in the middle of Nappa's ki blast was cut.
  • The scene shows Piccolo jumping in front of Gohan, and as a result, taking the blast head-on was cut.
  • The scene that shows a close up on Piccolo after he got hit by the blast was cut.
  • The scene that shows Piccolo falling onto the ground was cut.
  • The scene where Gohan says "You can't die like this, not after saving me!" was changed to "Why'd you do that? You were supposed to save me...."
  • The scene where Piccolo says "Damn it boy, run away while you still can!" was changed to "I said get away from here... while there is still time..."
  • The scene where Goku says "Someone is dying!" was changed to "Someone's in trouble!"
  • Purple blood on Piccolo was digitally removed.
  • The scene that shows a close up on Piccolo dying was cut.
  • The scene that shows the camera panning past Gohan and showing Piccolo lying on the ground dead was cut.
  • "He's going to kill you!" was changed to "He's coming for you!"
  • The scene where Nappa says "Be sure to tell you dead friend I said hello." was changed to "There's no one left to save now, ya little runt."
  • The scene where Gohan says "He died trying to protect me from them." was changed to "He was trying to protect me from them."
  • The scene where Nappa says "Does seeing these losers dead send your blood pressure through the roof?" was changed to "Seeing these losers must send your blood pressure through the roof!"
  • The scene where Goku says "These bastards! They killed Chiaotzu and now Kami too? Damn it!" were changed to "Even Chiaotzu? And now Kami and the Dragon Balls are gone forever. Those monsters!"
  • The scene where Krillin says "They died, all of them, it's a miracle any of us even survived." were changed to "The others, we lost them it's a miracle any of us even survived."
  • The scene that shows Goku punching Nappa in the back of the neck was replaced with a flash screen.
  • The scene that shows Goku punching Nappa's stomach was cut.
  • The scene where Nappa says "Damn you!" was changed to "Why you!"
  • The scene that shows Goku hitting Nappa's head was replaced with a flash screen.
  • The scene where Nappa says "Bastard!" was changed to "That's it!"

The Power of Kaio-Ken! Goku vs. Vegeta!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • The scene that shows Goku holding Nappa over his head was cut.
  • The scene where Vegeta says "Die!" was changed to "Bye!"
  • The scene where Krillin says "He just killed his own partner!" was changed to "He just wasted his own partner!"
  • Violence between Goku and Vegeta's fight was toned down:
    • The scene that shows Goku and Vegeta punching each other as they fly higher and higher were cut.
    • The scene that shows Vegeta hitting Goku with a barrage of punches was cut.
    • The scene that shows Vegeta kicking Goku in the stomach was cut.
    • The scene that shows Vegeta hitting Goku on the top of his head was cut.
    • The scene that shows a close up on Goku punching Vegeta in the face was replaced with a flash screen.
    • The scene that shows Vegeta surprising Goku with a kick was replaced with a flash screen.
    • The scene that shows Goku punching Vegeta multiple times and then kicking him was cut.
    • The scene that shows Vegeta kicking Goku in the back was replaced with a flash screen.
  • Blood on Vegeta's face was removed.
  • The scene where Goku says "Damn..." was changed to "Wow..."

An All-Out Kamehameha! Vegeta's Terrible Transformation!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • The scene where Vegeta says "Urg! Darn, you!" were changed to "You wretched little..."
  • The scene that shows a close up on Goku punching Vegeta's stomach was cut.
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Original (Left) Toonzai / NickToons (Right)

  • The scene that shows drool coming out of Vegeta's mouth after being attacked were edited out.
  • The scene that shows Goku's head hitting Vegeta's face was cut.
  • The scene that shows Goku kneeing Vegeta was cut.
  • The scene that shows a close up on Vegeta's glove was cut.
  • The scene where Yajirobe says "What the hell?" was changed to "What the heck?"
  • The scene where Yajirobe says "Goku! You magnificent bastard!" was changed to "Goku! You're the man son!"
  • The scene where Vegeta says "Bastard!" was changed to "Curse him!"
  • The scene where Goku says "The monster who stomped my grandpa Gohan to death...." was changed to "The monster who took my grandpa Gohan away from me...."
  • The scene where Goku says "...even if it kills me!" were changed to "...even if it takes everything I have!"
  • The scene where Vegeta says "Die!" was changed to Vegeta roaring.
  • The scene that shows Vegeta kicking Goku was cut.

Goku on the Ropes! Pin Your Hopes on the Spirit Bomb!

(Edited version originally aired in 2010 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • The scene where Goku says "Damn!" was changed to "Whoa!"
  • The scene that shows Vegeta stepping on Goku's legs was cut.
  • The scene that shows Goku screaming in pain was cut.
  • The scene where Vegeta says "Even if you do manage to come back to life, this planet won't be around anymore!" was changed to "Even if you manage to get wished back, this planet won't be around anymore!"
  • The scene where Vegeta says "Die!" was changed to Vegeta roaring.
  • The scene that shows a close up on Vegeta after Goku blasted his eye was cut.
  • In the scene where Vegeta throwing his head back due to the pain, the blood was removed.
  • The scene where Vegeta says "Damn!" was changed to "You...You!"
  • Scenes that show Goku screaming was cut.
  • The scene where Krillin says "If we can't pull this off he's as good as dead!" was changed to "If we can't pull this off it's over!"
  • The scene where Krillin says "Damn it!" was cut.
  • The scene that shows the stump on Vegeta's tail was cut.
  • The scene where Vegeta says "Damn it! Where the hell has that one been hiding all this time?" was changed to "But how? You mean to tell me there were three of them this whole time?"
  • The scene where Vegeta says "No reason why I can't start with you!" was changed to "I'm told Saiyan half breeds are tenacious."
  • The scene that shows Vegeta punching Gohan in the gut was cut.
  • The scene that shows Vegeta stepping on Gohan's head was cut.
  • The scene that shows Vegeta headbutting Gohan was cut.
  • The scene where Vegeta says "You certainty blood just like your father, it seems only fitting you should die alongside him." was changed to "Well, you certainty scream just like your father, it seems only fitting you should be lying side by side."
  • The scene where Gohan says "Would Piccolo just want you to lay down and die!" were changed to "Imagine what Piccolo would have wanted you to do!"
  • The scene that shows Vegeta kneeing Goku in the stomach was cut.
  • In the scene where Goku coughing up, the blood was removed.
  • The scene that shows Vegeta kicking Goku in the face was cut.
  • The scene that shows Gohan reacting to Goku getting kicked was cut.
  • The scene where Krillin says "Why the hell didn't you tell me your arm was broken?" was changed to "Why the heck didn't you tell me your arm was broken?"
  • The scene where Krillin says "Holy crap!" was changed to "There it is!"
  • The scene where Goku says "Unless you can take him out in one shot we're dead." was changed to "You've only got one shot so make it count."

Frieza Saga

Goku's Final Attack! Countdown to Planet Namek's Destruction!

(Edited version originally aired in February 10, 2011 on CW4Kids Toonzai, Vortexx, and NickToons)

  • In the Nicktoons broadcast of the episode, Frieza's line, "Or better, still, to die, in disgrace, at the hands of your master!" has been changed to "Or better, still, to be crushed, like an insect, at the whim of your master!" Also, he calls Goku a "simian upstart" instead of a "simian bastard" to fit the TV-Y7-FV rating. In the 4Kids version, the line was cut.
  • The words "die" and Goku screams out "You fool!" was muted out in the 4Kids version.
  • The beam struggle was cut in the 4Kids version.
  • The entire scene where Frieza being vaporized by Goku's Angry Kamehameha were cut in the 4Kids version. In the Nicktoons version, as Frieza is being vaporized as camera zooms to his surprised face, the screen fades to white with scenes with Frieza being vaporized is cut.

Dragon Ball Super

God of Destruction Beerus Saga

To the Promised Resort! Vegeta Takes a Family Trip!

  • In the flashback scene, Vegeta punchs Trunks in the face were cut out in the UK POP! airings.
  • Vegeta's "Bastard" were changed to "fool" in the UK POP! airings.

Where Does the Dream Pick Up? Find the Super Saiyan God!

  • The entire scene where Master Roshi lust over womens on the beach before Chi-Chi interrupts were cut out in the Toonami France airings. Also, in the UK POP! airings, the scene were edited to cut out scenes that shows beach womens and as well as Roshi's nosebleeds.

Dragon Ball Z movies

Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

(Edited version originally aired in 1998 on Toonami)

  • In the Toonami airing, the scene of Gohan urinating on Krillin's head was removed.
  • All instances of the word "hell" were removed from the Toonami airing.
  • A shot of Goku's naked butt when he jumps out from the river is removed in the Toonami broadcast.

The Tree of Might (three-part television episode)

(Edited version originally aired in 1997 on syndication)
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A small digitally painted Tree is used to cover Gohan's genitals and buttocks

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A censorship star and fog-like substance covers a blow to Tien

  • Blood has been removed from all characters in the Saban TV dub.
  • In the Saban TV dub, there is an infamous censorship edit to Gohan's face while it is being held by Turles, in which digital paint is used to cover Turles' fingers.
  • In the Saban TV dub, the scene where Gohan is falling nude after Goku cuts off his tail is edited using digital light to cover Gohan up. The scene where Icarus wakes up a nude Gohan is edited using a digital bush, also covering Gohan.
  • Various digitally painted "stars" are used to cover blows to the head in the Saban TV dub. A white fog-like substance was also added for the same reason.
  • The violence in the fight between Goku and Turles is toned down in the Saban TV dub. For example, two kicks to Goku by Turles from when he uses Kaio-ken x10 are cut.

Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!

  • Televised airings of the film have Android 13's dialogue altered slightly when first meeting Goku, due to his use of the word "ass" twice.
    • Incidentally, the last bit of Trunks' sentence (when he referred to Android 13 as a "Red Ribbon Redneck") was cut towards the end of the sentence.
    • Similarly, it also cuts out Super Android 13's exclamation of "Damn you!" when he fires a blast at Goku.
  • Televised airings and the first DVD release censors Android 13's punch to Goku's groin with a digitally painted "star".

Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming

  • The scene where Videl proudly declares herself as the "daughter of Mr. Satan" was changed to "the daughter of the great Hercule" in the Nicktoons version.
  • Broly's beat-down of Trunks and Goten is heavily cut in televised airings. Shortly after Broly appears after firing a Planet Geyser at Goten and Trunks and attacks them, he proceeds to slam Goten and Trunks' faces into concrete hard enough to leave noticeable cracks twice. The slams were edited out.
  • Trunks' distracting Broly by mooning him is heavily censored.

Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly

  • Like above, Trunks' mooning of Bio-Broly in the climax was heavily censored by zooming in close to Trunks' face.

Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

Manga to Anime censorship

Even the original Japanese manga was censored for the Japanese anime adaptation.

Dragon Ball Z

  • Tien Shinhan's arm is dripping blood after Nappa cut his forearm off, in the anime, it's clean, with no-to-less blood.
  • After being hit by his own attack, Frieza has guts hanging out in the manga, in the anime, it's a clean cut.
  • Dr. Gero actually pops his victims head off in the manga, instead of dropping his dead body off on the ground like in the anime.
  • Android 16's death is gorier (and somewhat comical) in the manga.
  • When Gohan kills Cell Juniors, guts are seen from their corpses, in the anime they explode.
  • The old man was shot by Future Android 17 in the manga, he was saved by Future Trunks in the anime.
  • Yakon's eyeball is seen in the manga after he was overloaded by Goku's ki.

Manga self-censorship

In some cases, the Japanese manga ended up censored while being localized.

Dragon Ball Z

  • In the original manga, Future Android 17 kills the Parsley City old man by shooting him up his chin with his own pistol. In the VIZ edition, this was changed to 17 instead punching the old man hard enough to kill him.

Censorship in Kakarot

Several scenes that were adapted in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot have been censored from the way they were in the anime version.

  • Instead of crashs the car, the farmer knocked to the ground after Raditz shoots back the bullet at him.
  • When Raditz beats Goku and kidnaps Gohan, he didn't uses Heavy Finish on Goku's stomach.
  • Aside from Nappa amputating Tien's arm, all scenes of characters being amputated are cut out.
  • The hole Piccolo pierces Goku and Raditz through is depicted without blood and is painted black to reduce the severity of the attack.
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Gohan after reverted from Great Ape form in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

  • Gohan's pants remain intact after reverting from his Great Ape form as opposed to being entirely naked in the anime.
  • Instead of snapping his neck, Dodoria instead dashes into Moori and punches him in the face, knocking him away instead.
  • Dodoria isn't shown being disintegrated by Vegeta's energy wave, he is simply shown looking back at it before a large explosion.
  • Instead of using Final Galick Cannon against Zarbon after punching a hole in his stomach, he is simply shown badly beaten, falling out of the sky into the Namekian Waters.
  • Guldo isn't decapitated by Vegeta in this version, he simply dies after losing to Gohan and Krillin.
  • Gohan's neck isn't shown to be snapped by Recoome, he simply get beaten to near death before Goku heals him with a Senzu Bean.
  • The scene where Vegeta mercilessly executes a weakened Recoome and Burter is cut out.
  • Instead of Frieza throws Vegeta to a boulder and spins the rock at Vegeta's back after tortuning him by punching his back several times, he just throw him to the ground just after Goku arrives.
  • Goku hasn't buried Vegeta's corpse after Vegeta being killed by Frieza, unlike in the manga and anime. However, his corpse disappears when Goku fights Frieza, but he reappears after he was revived by the Dragon Balls during the fight between Super Saiyan Goku and Frieza.
  • Frieza's bisection is depicted without any blood compared to the anime.
  • The Frieza Force soldiers that Future Trunks killed kept their bodies intact as opposed to being chopped into pieces in the anime. Likewise, Mecha-Frieza gets quickly disintegrated just as he is shown to get bisected.
  • Instead of pulling Android 19's arms off before finishing him off, Vegeta instead simply badly beats him before destroying him with his Big Bang Attack.
  • Instead of being expanded by Babidi until he explodes, Spopovich gets disintegrated along with Yamu by Pui-Pui's attack.
  • Instead of being bisected in half, Babidi simply gets struck to near death by Piccolo.
  • Babidi gets thrown away before getting disintegrated with his head intact as opposed to it being punched till it explodes.
  • Smitty's fate in the game ended up being the same as Van Zant's in that he gets disintegrated albeit by Super Buu instead of Evil Buu as opposed to him entering Smitty's body and expanding until he explodes.
  • Nobody visible is shown being struck during Super Buu's Human Extinction Attack.

See also

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