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Naruto Uncut Box Set: Season One, Vol. 2 (Episodes 26-52)





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Comparison:

  • US TV Version
  • Japanese Version
Release: May 17, 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: Most of the time there are only re-drawigs in this episode - only very few scenes actually contain censorship (and most of these scenes are just flashbacks from previous episodes). In this version (ignoring opening and credits) there's no difference in time.
0:03:41
Just as in the last episode, the shot of Sasuke pushing a Kunai in his leg was replaced.

No difference in time.



0:04:27
Just as in the last episode the snake's blood was retouched.

No difference in time.



0:08:06
Blood retouching.

No difference in time.



0:08:22
Naruto was slightly revised.

No difference in time.



0:08:49
In this scene, Naruto was completely re-drawn.

No difference in time.



0:13:52
Ditto.

No difference in time.



0:14:14
Blood retouching.

No difference in time.



0:15:03
Sakura was re-drawn.

No difference in time.



0:15:19
Naruto was re-drawn. Additionally a blood effect was added when the camera zooms out,

No difference in time.



0:16:18
Blood retouching.

No difference in time.



0:16:33
Ditto.

No difference in time.



0:16:46
Naruto was slightly revised.

No difference in time.



0:16:52
The blood was retouched and the effect of the Kunai is a little smaller.

No difference in time.



0:17:27
Blood retouching.

No difference in time.



0:20:48
Sasuke was revised.
In the Japanese version you see that the Wind is blowing, still, Sasuke's animation is completely static. In the US version the clothes and the hair move due to the wind.

No difference in time.