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1.13 The Legend of the DigiDestined

original title: Digimon Adventure

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • Japanese Version
Release: Jun 19, 2011 - Author: Jim - Translator: Jim - external link: IMDB - more from this series
The time difference in this episode, not counting Intro, Outro and eyecatch, is 26 seconds.

The censored US version and the uncensored Japanese version were used for this comparison.

The fact that anime are being censored isn't a secret. Even the (completely suitable for children) series "Digimon Adventure" wasn't save from being edited.
The editors for the US version did a lot of changes. For example Joe became a softy-crybaby, who react allergic to everything and suffers from Asthma. Almost the whole score was changed, including the really nice Intro being replaced by a rap-song. Also at some points the US version fades to black and repeats the last part from the scene before (even on the DVD). At some points there is dialogue, where isn't any in the Japanese version. You can notice this especially in the first episode, where all the characters are introduced. While Tai talks like a waterfall in the English version, he is silent in the Japanese version.
As usual the eyecatch was removed from every episode. The eyecatch is a small animation that serves for parting the episode, when there would come a break for the ads. The removal of the eyecatch isn't listed in the censorship report.

Sadly the US DVDs from FOX Kids Entertainment only have the edited version on them and not the unedited version.

This report is about:
Episode 13
US title: The Legend of the DigiDestined
Japanese title: Angemon Kakusei!" (エンジェモン覚醒!)
0:01:35
The review to the last episode and the intro are missing completely in this episode (won't be counted for the time difference)
The title shot was removed, instead the US version shows the title just as a piece of text while the episode is running.

Japanese title: "Angemon awake!"
American title: "The Legend of the DigiDestined"

8 seconds



0:04:37
Ogremon hits Greymon with his club on the head.
The US version switches directly to the point where Ogremon is landing from his jump.

1 second



0:04:46
Ogremon fires an energyball into Greymon's face.

3 seconds



0:05:28
Garurumon is thrown against a wall and rocks start falling down on him.

2 seconds



0:10:54
Devimon grabs Ogremon's throat and lifts him up.
The US version switches directly to the point where Ogremon is shattered into pieces.

1 second



0:14:20
Ogremon hits Leomon, throwing him on the ground.

Ogremon: "You thought his back would be his weak spot? Well, I won't let you get near it for sure!"

A tracking shot where we see Leomon lying on the ground follow. Ogremon shows up again.

Ogremon: "I am now one with Devimon-sama."

11 seconds

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