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Naruto Uncut Box Set: Season One, Vol. 1 (Episodes 1-25)





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Naruto

1.17 White Past: Hidden Ambition

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  • US TV Version
  • Japanese Version
Release: May 06, 2011 - Author: Jim - Translator: DaxRider123 - 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: There are only a few scenes that offer censorship (hardly worth mentioning). It's funny to see that the needles in Sasuke's body were retouched, even though they had already been shown several times throughout the series. In this version (ignoring opening and credits) there's no difference in time.
0:03:51
When Kakashi wipes some of the blood off the wound to summon his dogs the blood trail of his fingers was retouched.

No difference in time.



0:05:14
The animation of Naruto running is a little faster and therefore seems to be more smooth.
(Of course, at this point it wouldn't make sense to show 2 images since you can't see the smoothness of animation on still pictures.)

No difference in time.



0:05:19
Ditto.

No difference in time.



0:05:23
Ditto.

No difference in time.



0:06:20
The 3 needles in Sasuke's neck were retouched.

No difference in time.



0:06:32
You don't see Haku spitting blood.

No difference in time.



0:10:02
Again they retouched almost all the needles in Sasuke's neck (due to the fog it's hard to see it).

No difference in time.



0:10:46
While in the Japanese version you see Haku being cuffed his mother the US version doesn't include this animation. Instead they repeated the previous animation twice.

No difference in time.



0:11:27
When Haku attacks (due to his fear) the image colors red. In the US version the screen colors blue.

No difference in time.



0:17:39
Again, a cut which originally was red was colored blue. However, this time they also colored blood (coming from a person which is killed by Zabuza's sword) blue.

No difference in time.



0:17:51
The animation of Zabuza running is a little faster and therefore seems to be more smooth.
(Of course, at this point it wouldn't make sense to show 2 images since you can't see the smoothness of animation on still pictures.)

No difference in time.



Vorschau
During the preview of the next episode they retouched the needles in Sasuke's neck.

No difference in time.



The blood which splashes towards Kakashi was retouched.

No difference in time.

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