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

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1.25 The Tenth Question: All or Nothing


  • US TV Version
  • Japanese Version
Release: May 14, 2011 - Author: Jim - Translator: Mr Miau - 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: In this episode, the changes made mainly effect Asuma's cigarette. A rather ridiculous censorship if one keeps in mind that one can still hear him taking a drag and breathing the smoke out. His hand movement over the ash tray can be seen as well, the only difference is that the cigarette is not lit in the US version. In this version (ignoring opening and credits) there's no difference in time.
The cigarette is not lit, it does not glow and no smoke is rising up from it.

No difference in time

The cigarette was edited again and at one point was even completely removed (the smoking sounds can still be heard).

No difference in time.

The cigarette was un-lit again.

No difference in time.

THe smoke of the cigarette was removed another time.

No difference in time

Gaara was redrawn.

No difference in time

Ibiki's head, disfigured by the torture, was retouched.

No difference in time

A pattern was added to the formerly blank scrolls and the hand that reaches out for them looks a bit different too.

No difference in time

The trees are drawn more precisely than in the Japanese version.

No difference in time