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Naruto Uncut Box Set: Season One, Vol. 2





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  • US TV Version
  • Japanese Version
Release: Jun 02, 2011 - Author: Jim - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
On September 10th, 2005, the successful anime-series "Naruto" went on the air for the first time on Cartoon Network during their "Toonami"-programme. However, to receive a lower rating for the series they had to alter several scenes of each episode.
However, the changes are rather moderate. Even though several cuts and edits seem rather strange (especially for non-Americans who probably won't see the problem with scenes where one of the characters smokes) the American TV version is still quite watchable. The blood retouchings are also not that noticeable - most of the time they just reduced the amount of blood and if you don't know the original version you probably won't notice it. Other "problematic" things (such as "mean" slurs or mentioning death) didn't have to be altered.
However, they produced a separate opening as well as separate credits for the US version (which is quite the standard for anime-releases in the USA). They are quite different and in terms of music one could describe it as a mixture of Rock and Rap.

Altered Characters: After the first run in Japan several changes were made in order to make the characters look more like in the comics. This will be mentioned, however, not always that detailed. E.g. in Episode 41 Sakura and Ino were completely re-drawn for a flashback scene where you see them as kids. As you can imagine it would simply be too much footage to show if you were to illustrate all of these scenes. Therefore, edits like this will only be listed once (especially when the following edits are similar/identical to this one). Other edits/alterations - of course - will be mentioned.

The images will be shown as follows:
On left side: Japanese Version
On the right side: US Version



About this episode: this episodes contains some censored scenes that illustrate how the system for Naruto in the US works pretty well. It's no big deal that Naruto's face is streaming with blood but the actual flow of blood can't be tolerated even though the blood drops leaking out of his are so tiny that they can barely recognized. When Kiba gets hit, the blood has only been retouched in one single shot as well. One the hand the audience can see how he gets finally knocked out and the blood splatters in either of the versions, but then again only one particular shot contains the blood "leaking" out of his face. The unmodifed shots show him from behind or sideways.
Apart from that, some minor corrections have been made.
Besides the credits, there's no difference in this episode.
0:08:02
Kiba has been slightly modified and so has the tracking shot of him.

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0:09:49
Blood retouching.

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0:11:14
Blood retouching.

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0:12:33
Redrawn characters.

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0:12:59
Blood retouching.

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0:13:12
ONLY the blood dropping out of his hand has been retouched, the blood stain on the ground is still visible.

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0:15:41
The blood leaking from Naruto's chin has been retouched and so has the blood on his hand.

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0:17:42
Blood retouching.

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0:18:52
Redrawn characters.

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0:20:12
Hinata's blush has been redrawn. As a result of that it's more visible now.

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0:20:22
Redrawing of Naruto. Furthermore Hinata's position has been corrected.

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0:20:41
Redrawing of Naruto plus the following shot has been slightly modified.

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