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DVD Set Vol. 1 (Episodes 1-5)

The Last of Us

Evil Dead Rise


To Live and Die in L.A

The Covenant

Needful Things

Blue Dragon

1.05 Front-Line Base Assault


  • US TV Version
  • US TV Version
Release: Apr 24, 2011 - Author: ironfox1 - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Blue Dragon is an Anime series based on the same-named Xbox 360 RPG by Mistwalker. Just as many other Anime series before, it was aired in a censored TV version in the USA. To avoid any difference in time the editors decided to repeat several scenes or simply add self-made star animations. Additionally they often edited scenes or just deleted/retouched some characters. They even changed one of the main characters - Bouquet - by reducing the size of her breasts. Even the soundtrack was altered. Akira Toriyama (of Dragonball fame) came up with the character design and if you take a closer look at the series, you will find that Blue Dragon and Dragonball share several similarities besides the word "dragon". Since it's an Akira Toriyama production, the series also includes a sort of "underwear humor" - one of the characters is completely obsessed with females' panties. For the US TV-standards scenes like that had to be changed - both the images and the dubbing differ immensely from the original version.

Whenever there are image comparisons, they're listed as follows:
Letf side: Japanese version
Right side: US version
Ivanov grabs Zola. To cover up the shot of her being held on the US version instead shows different scenes.
No difference in time.

Gustav puts his foot on Marumaro's head.
No difference in time.

They again covered a shot of Zola being held on up by replacing it with a different scene.
No difference in time.

At this point they simply edited Zola out of the shot.
No difference in time.

Shu attacked Ivanov which results in the latter letting go of Zola. In the US version you now see a scene from the 16th minute where Zola straightens herself.
No difference in time.