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Dragonball Kai

1.75 Unmeasured Power! The Silent Warrior #16, Makes His Move

original title: Doragon boru Kai...

Comparison:

  • US TV Version
  • Japanese Version
Release: Feb 09, 2018 - 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:

Dragonball ZDragonball Kai



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 28 seconds.
(The rest of the difference in time results from differently long intros.)
0:07
The US TV Version contains two additional shots.
+ 4 sec



0:12
In the US TV Version, Piccolo's apparent death is only implied by more harmless footage.
4 sec

UncutCut




0:25
Retouched blood.
no difference

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2:19
Ditto.
no difference



2:49
In the US TV Version, the actual hit has been replaced by a white screen (length: 0.04 sec).
no difference



2:53
Cell punches C-17 three times.
2 sec



3:00
C-17's scream is shorter.
2 sec



3:10
Retouched blood.
no difference



3:16
Retouched blood.
no difference



4:31
Retouched blood.
no difference



4:32
Cell punches C-17 in the stomach.
1.5 sec



4:37
Retouched blood.
no difference



4:37
C-17 spits blood.
1 sec



4:44
Retouched blood.
no difference



5:11
Retouched blood.
no difference



5:24
Retouched blood.
no difference



5:31
In the US TV Version, the actual hit has been replaced by a white screen (length: 0.04 sec).
no difference





5:50
Retouched blood.
no difference



6:57
Cell stabs C-16 in the neck.
0.5 sec



8:04
C-16 rips off Cell's tail.
0.5 sec



8:07
The blood has been colored grey.
no difference

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8:10
C-17's blood has been retouched.
no difference



8:44
The blood has been colored grey.
no difference



9:36
Cell punches C-16.
1 sec



10:23
The blood has been colored grey.
no difference

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13:13
C-17's blood has been retouched.
no difference



13:17
C-17's blood has been retouched.
no difference



13:30
Cell absorbs C-17.
5 sec



13:39
Ditto.
5 sec



17:20
Footage of C-16's head wound.
5.5 sec



19:59
The blood has been colored grey.
no difference

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21:07
Ditto.
no difference




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