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Dragonball Kai

1.91 Get Angry Gohan! Release Your Dormant Power

original title: Doragon boru Kai

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Release: Oct 20, 2015 - Author: MajoraZZ - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
This is a comparison between the cut broadcast on American TV networks (e. g. Cartoon Network or USwpix) and the uncut Japanese Version.

While other countries have not yet aired Dragonball Kai, the series was already broadcasted a few times in the USA.
In comparison to Dragonball Z you can immediately see that Dragonball Kai was obviously toned down in a few scenes:

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Additionally, many violent sequences were not even altered for Dragonball Kai, but cut out in the first place. Thus, you will hardly see any close-up shots of Tenchinhan after Nappa cut half of his left arm off. Also, you do not see Freezer's beam going through Vegeta's chest. Even the well known sequence in which Freezer massacres Kuririn is much more harmless than in Dragonball Z.


Getting ready for US-TV:
The series was censored in order to be bradcasted on US TV. The censoring reminds one of Naruto's US Version. Sometimes there are cuts which are very noticeable due to a crack in the music, while at other times they used a few tricks, e.g. by retouching things or using alternative material. Sometimes they even altered or postponed soundtracks or sound effects in order to make the cuts less noticeable.


The overall difference in time amounts to 2 minutes and 26 seconds.
(The rest of the difference in time results from differently long intros.)
3:52
Cell punches Gohan in the face.
1 sec



3:53
In the US Version, the single frame that shows the actual hit has been replaced by an entirely white screen (1 frame= 0.04 seconds).
no difference



4:09
Two more missing hit. The US Version is back in the game when Gohan flies out of the picture after the second hit.
1 sec



4:12
The next punch is missing as well and so is Gohan's scream in pain.
2 sec



5:04
The reporter says Son-Gohan could be dead.
7 sec



6:26
The blood is colored orange and a little more transparent.
no difference

UncutCut




6:42
Same here.
no difference



7:18
Ditto.
no difference



7:49
Ditto.
no difference


7:59
Ditto.
no difference



8:23
Ditto.
no difference



8:30
Radditz hits Goku's chest and says: "Die already!"
1 sec



9:01
Piccolo grabs Gohan's head.
2 sec



9:04
The shot of Piccolo holding Son-Gohan's head has been replaced by another scene.
0.5 sec

UncutCut




11:06
The blood is colored orange and a little more transparent.
no difference



11:16
Ditto.
no difference



11:20
Two scenes containing violence are missing. Also, the blood has been retouched several times.
3.5 sec

UncutCut




11:38
Goku tells Son-Gohan to get angry, then a tracking shot from Cell to Son-Gohan.
13 sec



11:53
Another missing shot of Cell and Son-Gohan.
3 sec



12:03
The blood is colored orange and a little more transparent.
no difference



12:05
Cell tells Gohan to angry angry plus Cell keeps swinging at Gohan.
4.5 sec



12:11
The blood is colored orange and a little more transparent.
no difference



13:15
Same here.
no difference



13:16
In the US Version, the single frame that shows the actual hit has been replaced by an entirely white screen (1 frame= 0.04 seconds).
no difference



12:11
The blood is colored orange and a little more transparent.
no difference



13:44
Cell's lip actually starts bleeding but the US Version contains a freeze frame instead.
Furthermore, the following shot lacks a lot of blood.
no difference

UncutCut




12:11
The blood is colored orange and a little more transparent.
no difference



14:57
Cell squeezes harder, Son-Gohan screams in pain.
7 sec



15:11
Gohan screams.
6.5 sec



15:23
Cell keeps torturing Gohan.
16 sec



15:47
The reporter asks what he was going to do to them now.
4.5 sec



16:43
Son-Gohan screams.
The second is heavily cut as well. In the US Version, it begins at the end when Gohan is not twitching anymore.
7.5 sec



17:33
Gohan screams again.
1.5 sec



17:36
This time, only a part of the scream is missing. In other words, the end of the shot is also in the US Version.
1.5 sec



19:46
The reporter asks if he was the one who would save them.
4 sec



20:05
At the end of the episode is a huge cut that messes up the continuity.
After C-16 showed up, an entire dialog is missing. C-16 explains he was carrying a bomb inside of him and he intended to fire it. He was prepared to sacrifice himself if it meant that he could kill Cell.
50.5 sec

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