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1.11 The Land where a hero once lived

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  • US Version
  • Japanese TV Version
Release: Apr 29, 2011 - Author: Jim - Translator: Matar - external link: IMDB - more from this series
In this episode there is no time difference. The intro as well as the credits are not taken into consideration.

On September 10th in 2005 the smash hit anime "Naruto" started airing in the "Toonami" program of Cartoon Network. However, for a lower rating some edits were necessary.
Yet, the level of editing is really moderate (especially compared to the german which contains almost not a single drop of blood and is also otherwise HEAVILY censored). Usually it's just that some blood has been removed or reduced, the fights itself are usually completely intact.
Besides that the US version had some scenes redrawn. Usually faces of characters or other minor "mistakes" were corrected, to look more like the manga.

Of course the US version had it's own opener and ending, which was resented by many fans because it wasn't really a song, sounding as good as the original songs used for opening and ending credits. Besides that all the original names were kept, but some are spelled or pronounced not correctly.
Yet, the US version is very good - for a censored version.
For comparisons goes:
Left: japanese version
Right: US version

Considering this episode: As was expected this episode has been censored during Kaiza's execution. Religious references were edited (change of the cross to a pole). Additionally there were some corrections concerning Kaiza's arms. In this episode the intro as well as the credits have not been taken into consideration, therefore there is no time difference.
0:02:17
The take of Tazuna and Giichi was drawn completely new.

No time difference



0:03:25
While the Japanese version ends with Tazuna who looks over his shoulder to Giichi the US version has an extended animation. He turns around (slacky animation).

No time difference



0:04:39
In the Japanese version the background goes by faster. Because of the fact this would have been to fast for walking speed the speed has been reduced. This leads to a lack of parts of the background in the US version.
(Pictures show the last frame of this scene)

No time difference



0:05:05
Blood has been retouched.

No time difference



0:15:24
Error correction: the scars on Kaiza’s arm were inserted.

No time difference



0:15:48
Error correction: again the scars can be seen.

No time difference



0:16:18
Again. The position of Kaiza’s hand have been corrected.

No time difference



0:16:24
Again.

No time difference



0:17:04
Again.

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0:18:07
Instead showing how Kaiza gets beaten up by Gatou’s henchmen the US version shows a scene of maltreated Kaiza and Gatou.

No time difference



0:18:18
While Kaiza still gets beaten up with the bamboo-stick on his back, the US version shows this scene as a freeze frame and the stick has been deleted.

No time difference



0:18:30
The scene in which Kaiza is thrown to the ground by a kick in his back has been replaced with a shot on Gatou and his henchmen. The sound remains unchanged. One can hear on the henchman say that he has to get on the ground and one can also hear Kaiza how he drops.

No time difference



0:18:53
The cross on which Kaiza has been tied on was replaced by a pole. The last take has been changed as well.

No time difference



0:19:13
Again the cross has been replaced by a pole and Kaiza’s face, covered in scratches, has been cleaned a bit.

No time difference



0:19:28
Again.

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0:19:41
Again.

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0:19:47
The blood splashing around was retouched.

No time difference





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