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Dragonball Kai

1.61 No Chance of Victory Against #19! Super Vegeta Arrives Late

original title: Doragon boru Kai

Comparison:

  • US TV Version
  • Uncut Version
Release: Aug 07, 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:

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 56 seconds.
(The rest of the difference in time results from differently long intros.)
0:08
Dr. Gero's eye rays penetrate Piccolo's chest.
0.5 sec



0:17
The shot of Goku has been replaced by a shot of the Z-Group.
no difference

UncutCut




0:22
Shot of Son-Goku.
1.5 sec



0:25
In the US Version, the frame that shows the actual hit has been replaced by an entirely white one (0.04 seconds in total).
no difference



3:02
Retouched blood.
no difference

UncutCut




4:24
Trunks urinates in Yachirobi's face.
4 sec



6:09
Shortened shot.
2 sec



10:24
Retouched blood.
no difference

UncutCut




10:31 bis 10:45
Ditto.
no difference



12:03
The actual hit is missing.
The US Version is back in the game when Vegeta falls backwards.
0.5 sec



12:17
Retouched blood.
no difference



12:31
Same here.
no difference



12:30

Ditto.
no difference



12:42
Vegeta kicks C-19 in the stomach.
3.5 sec



12:46
Vegeta strikes a blow with his elbow.
The US Version only shows C-19 falling backwards.
2 sec



12:49
In the US Version, the frame that shows the actual hit has been replaced by an entirely white one (0.04 seconds in total).
no difference



13:22
Vegeta punches C-19 in the face. As a result, he spits oil/blood.
Vegata says C-19 had a rather hard shell and promises oil would be spilled.
11 sec



13:37
In the US Version, the frame that shows the actual hit has been replaced by an entirely white one (0.04 seconds in total).
no difference]



14:24
Vegeta pushes his feet against C-19's face.
3 sec



14:29
Ditto.
1.5 sec



14:33
Ditto.
3 sec



14:55
Vegeta rips off C-19's hands.
3.5 sec



15:05
Blood/oil is leaking out of C19's arm stumps.
4 sec



15:30
Vegeta drops C-19's hands.
1 sec



16:59
C-19's head hits the ground.
4.5 sec



17:44
Shot of C-19's head.
2.5 sec