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Dragonball Kai

1.77 Super Saiyan Surpassed! The Daring Vegeta Strikes Cell

original title: Doragon boru Kai...

Comparison:

  • US TV Version
  • Japanese Version
Release: Feb 11, 2018 - 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 26.5 seconds.
(The rest of the difference in time results from differently long intros.)
0:14
Cell destroys an inhabited island.
2.5 sec



0:24 bis 0:51
Retouched blood.
no difference

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5:15
Cell destroys another city.
2.5 sec



5:19
Ditto.
3.5 sec



5:47
Ditto.
4 sec



6:18
Ditto.
4 sec



6:26
The blood has been colored black/grey.
no difference

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6:47
Ditto.
no difference



9:50
Ditto.
no difference



11:51
Ditto.
no difference



12:26
Vegeta's fist is stuck in Cell's stomach.
4 sec



12:57
Vegeta gets his fist back out.
0.5 sec



13:03
Vegeta punches Cell.
1.5 sec



13:07
Vegeta kicks Cell in the back.
2.5 sec



14:21
Retouched blood.
no difference

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18:59
In the US TV Version, the actual hit has been replaced by a white screen (length: 0.04 sec).
no difference



20:53
Cell punches Vegeta in the face.
1.5 sec



21:01
Retouched blood.
no difference

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21:03
Ditto.
no difference




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