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Dragonball Kai

1.92 Sora ni Kieta Namida! Gohan, Ikari no Chou-Kakusei

original title: Doragon boru Kai

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  • US TV Version
  • Uncut
Release: Nov 24, 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 1 minutes and 46 seconds.
(The rest of the difference in time results from differently long intros.)
1:00
C-16 wonders why he did not explode.
2.5 sec



4:48
Shot of destroyed C-16. Then a dissolve to Son-Gohan.
7.5 sec



4:59
C-16' head hits the ground. Cell approaces and kicks the head like a soccer ball. It ends up at the team of Mister Satan.
28 sec



6:14
Cell breeding his Cell Jrs. is completely missing.
In the US TV Version, Cell turns around and there are 7 Cell Jrs. standing next to him.
11 sec



9:02
Son-Gohan's blood has been discolored.
no difference

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9:46
Mister Satan says a normal human being would not survived that kind of pain.
3.5 sec



9:57
The camera tracks to C-16's head.
Subsequently, the shot of a Cell Jr. punching Son-Goku in the face is missing.
The US TV Version is back in the game when Goku falls backwards.
7.5 sec



10:22
In the US TV Version, the frame that contains the actual hit has been replaced by an entirely white screen (0.04 sec).
no difference



10:25
Ditto.
no difference



10:28
Ditto.
no difference



10:29
Ditto.
no difference



10:32
Ditto.
no difference



10:49
Ditto.
no difference



10:54
Ditto.
no difference



10:55
Same here.
no difference



11:03
And here.
no difference



11:50
A Cell Jr. rams his knee in Kuririn's back.
3.5 sec



11:56
The same Cell Jr. kicks Kuririn three times when he is lying on the ground.
2 sec



12:58
A Cell Jr. breaks Yamchu's arm.
6.5 sec



13:06
Son-Gohan sees his friends getting their butts kicked by the Cell Jrs.
The shot with Piccolo lacks the first punch (last screenshots), the other punches are uncensored in the US TV Version.
6 sec



13:14
In the US TV Version, the frame that contains the actual hit has been replaced by an entirely white screen (0.04 sec).
no difference



13:15
The subsequent shot of Goku spitting blood has been removed.
1.5 sec



15:06
In the US TV Version, the frame that contains the actual hit has been replaced by an entirely white screen (0.04 sec).
no difference



15:07
The second hit is missing as well.
1 sec



15:10
In the US TV Version, the frame that contains the actual hit has been replaced by an entirely white screen (0.04 sec).
no difference



15:11
Ditto.
no difference



15:12
Ditto.
no difference



17:34
Reporter warns him not to got because he could get killed but Mister Satan tells him to shut up and explains strangers and even a child were fighting.
8 sec



18:08
A Cell Jr. throws four punches at Goku.
3 sec



18:15
In the US TV Version, the Cell Jr. only kicks once. In the Uncut Version, he kicks twice and Yamchu screams.
1 sec



18:17
Gohan's blood is colored black/grey..
no difference

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18:33
Ditto.
no difference



19:13
Ditto.
no difference



19:33
Ditto.
no difference



19:54
Ditto.
no difference



20:04
Cell destroys C-16's head.
The US TV Version lacks the explanation of what happened to C-16.
Actually, there are also noises in that scene but the US TV Version is completely silent. These alterations make it only more confusing that C-16's remains hit the ground a few seconds later in the US TV Version.
3 sec



20:09
Retouched blood.
no difference

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20:22
Gohan's blood is colored black/grey.
no difference



20:28
Ditto.
no difference



20:52
Son-Gohan remembers C-16 getting destroyed plus Gohan's blood is colored black/grey in the following shot.
0.5 sec

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