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Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime it was brought over to the USA by Cartoon Network. The anime was censored due to Cartoon Network wanting it to be more family friendly, violence, blood, sexual situations, mentions of death and nudity were removed in the United States version.

CensorshipEdit

USA CensorshipEdit

Season OneEdit

  • Episode 1
  1. The scene that shows Goku naked while he is skinny diping was modified for the US release. In the US version  Goku wearing underware.
  2. The scene that shows Goku peeing in the water was cut.
  3. The scene that shows Goku lifting Bulma's skirt up, due to him wanting to see her panties was cut.
  4. The scene that shows Bulma shooting Goku with a gun was cut.
  5. The scene that shows Bulma lifting up her skirt and offering to let Goku touch her butt if he gives her the Dragon Ball was cut.
  • Episode 2
  1. The scene that shows Goku naked, standing in front of Bulma was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version a stool was digitally added to cover up Goku's privates.
  2. Any scene that showed Goku in the bath was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version the lower part of the screen was cropped, as a result Goku's crotch is no longer in the shot.
  3. The dialogue in Bulma's bubble bath scene was completely changed in all of the English dubs. In the Japanese version, Goku is talking to her about her breasts, but in the English versions, he is saying that he wants to scrub her back.
  4. The scene that shows Pilaf passing out was cut.
  5. The scene that shows Goku taking off Bulma's panties and discovering that girls don't have male private parts was cut.
  • Episode 3
  1. The scene that shows Goku and the Bear Thief fighting was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version the blood was digitally removed.
  2. The scene that shows Bulma lifting her dress up for Master Roshi was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version it shows a new scene that shows Instead Roshi giving her the ball.
  3. The scene that shows Roshi asking to see Bulma's underwear, was changed to him asking to see her  underwear.
  4. The scene that shows Bulma showing Roshi her underware was cut.
  5. The scene that shows Bulma loading her machine gun was cut.
  6. The scene that shows Bulma shooting Goku for taking off her underwear was cut.
  • Episode 4
  1. The scene that shows Goku touching Pochawopa's crotch was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Goku touching Gradma Paozu was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version the dialogue was changed to make it seem like Goku is dusting off the old lady's apron.
  • Episode 5
  1. The scene that shows Goku touching Olong's crotch was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Bulma luring Oolong (when he is a fish) with underwear was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version the underwear was changed to dollar bills.
  3. The scene that shows Oolong having diarrhea in the bush and coming out with toilet paper was cut.
  4. The scene that shows Oolong turing into panties in front of an angry Bulma was cut.
  • Episode 6
  1. The scene that shows Bulma in the shower was shortened.
  2. The scene that shows Yamacha seeing Bulma walking around naked was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version Bulma is wearing clothing.
  3. The scene that shows Bulma nude while she is looking out of the camper window was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version there is glare covering her breasts.
  4. The scene that shows Bulma nude was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version the bed sheets cover up Bulma.
  • Episode 7
  1. The scene that shows Chi-Chi decapitating the dinosaur was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version it focuses on the shadow.
  2. The scene that shows Yamcha hitting Chi-Chi was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version it shows Puar's face (Though it still has the punching sound effect.)
  3. The scene that shows Chi-Chi pushing Goku off the Nimbus, due to Goku touching her crotch. In the US version it Chi-Chi pushes Goku off the Nimus due to Goku criticizing her outfit.
  • Episode 8
  1. The scene that shows Roshi wanting to see Bulma's breasts was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version Rishi wants Bulma to walk on the beach with him.
  2. The scene that shows Oolong disguised as Bulma exposing his breasts to Master Roshi was cut.
  3. The scene that shows Master Roshi getting a nosebleed was cut.
  • Episode 11
  1. The scene that shows Bulma flipping off Emperor Pilaf was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Yamcha freaking out due to Bulma exposing her cleavage was cut.
  3. The scene that shows Oolong's private while he is in bat form was modified for the US version digitally removed Oolong's private.
  • Episode 12
  1. The scene that shows Oolong's private while he is in bat form was modified for the US version digitally removed Oolong's private
  2. The scene where Oolong says that he wishes for some hot chick's panties. In the US version he says the world's most comfortable underwear.
  3. The scene that shows Oolong wishing on panties that have shenron on them was cut.
  • Episode 13
  1. The scene that shows Goku turning back into his normal form from a Great Ape was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version a flower was digitally added to cover his private.

Season TwoEdit

  • Episode 1
  1. The scene that shows the dirty magazines was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version the women are wearing clothes, and word "dating" is added to the cover of the most prominent one.
  • Episode 4
  1. The scene that shows Master Roshi and Goku accidentally waking up Launch was shortened.
  2. The scene that shows Goku and Roshi attempting to touch Bulma's breasts after she gets knocked out was cut.
  • Episode 5
  1. The scene that shows Goku and Krillin's privates when they are swimming was modified for the US version. In the US version their privates were digitally removed.
  • Episode 6
  1. The scene that shows Roshi touching the flight attendant's rear was cut.
  • Episode 7
  1. Any scene that shows a panty shots of Bulma was cut.
  • Episode 8
  1. The speech that shows the announcer talking about hitting the private parts along with the part of Ranfan replying with "What about my parts" was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Krillin farting in Bacterian's face was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version it was changed to him mooning Bacterian.
  • Episode 9
  1. Ranfan's stripping was removed. Instead, the scene of one of Nam's failed attacks is shown followed by her twitching foot to show she was knocked out.
  • Episode 11
  1. The scene of Goku dropping his pants in front of the crowd and shows his bare bottom to the stage to prove his tail is real was slighly changed, the US version did not show his penis.
  2. The scene of Krillin trying to distract Roshi by throwing a pair of panties was removed.
  • Episode 13
  1. Roshi's Drunken Fist  attack was changed to Mad Cow Attack in the Toonami broadcast. The uncut DVDs changes the name to "Drunken Boxing."
  • Episode 15
  1. Any shots that show Goku's penis when he was naked was removed, as well as a any shot that shows his balls from the rear.

Season ThreeEdit

USA CensorshipEdit

  • Episode 1
  1. The scene that shows Master Roshi in the Underwear store was cut.
  • Episode 17
  1. The scene that shows Goku showing Hasky his testicles after misinterpreting her request to see his Dragon Balls was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version it was changed to him showing her his boxers with Dragon Balls on them that Bulma made him.

Season FourEdit

USA CensorshipEdit

  •  Episode 7
  1. Bulma and Krillin's accusations of General Blue being homosexual were altered.
  • Episode 11
  1. The scene with General Blue and Obotchaman's encounter is changed, to him having mistaken Obotochaman for his long-lost brother Samuel. Due to the original scene he acts like a pedophilia.

Season FiveEdit

USA CensorshipEdit

This section needs to be expanded.

Season SixEdit

USA CensorshipEdit

  • Episode 3
  1. Originally to help Yamcha defeat the Invisible Man Krillin brings over Master Roshi and Bulma from a picnic, he then yanks down Bulma's top exposing her breasts and causes Master Roshi to have a massive nosebleed that covers the Invisible Man in his blood.This was edited so that Master Roshi hands Krillin a can of tomato soup, and splashes the soup on the Invisible Man.

Season 7Edit

USA CensorshipEdit

This section needs to be expanded.

Season EightEdit

USA CensorshipEdit

  • Episode 2
  1. In the uncut version, Tambourine tells King Chappa that he has come to kill him, while in the TV airing it is changed to "end". The same occurs with nearly all subsequent uses of the word "kill" throughout the entire saga.
  • Episode 3
  1. The scene where Bulma beats Master Roshi for looking at her underwear was cut.
  2. The scene with Man-Wolf's dead body floating along a river stream with a trail of blood behind it was cut.
  • Episode 4
  1. The pages of the family album that Emperor Pilaf tries to show to King Piccolo are blanked out in the TV airing.
  • Episode 8
  1. In the Japanese version, King Piccolo insulted Goku by saying latter "amounts to nothing more than ant shit", while in the English versions (cut and uncut), it was changed to "tiny and pathetic".
  2. Goku's "slug shit" retort was changed.
  3. The blood shown when Goku bites Piccolo's hand is edited out.
  • Episode 10
  1. The blood that Master Roshi wiped off his face after getting struck by Piccolo was removed.
  • Episode 15
  1. The scene where Piccolo chokes King Furry for speaking against him was removed from the TV airing.
  • Episode 21
  1. The part where the King Piccolo began squeezing the Tiens head to keep Goku in place was cut.
  2. When Goku used the Penetrate! ability on Piccolo, nothing was shown other than a flash of white light. The scene showed a large hole in Piccolo's stomach witch caused it to be removed entirely.
  3. The blood on Piccolo's hands was removed.

Season NineEdit

USA CensorshipEdit

  • Episode 11
  1. The conversation that Master Roshi and Oolong have in the Japanese version regarding the Oolong's collection of women's underwear is changed to them talking about Oolong's ear length.
  2. Although the scene of Bulma elbowing Master Roshi is left intact, the TV airing never shows why it was done. In the uncut version, Bulma elbows Master Roshi for touching her butt, while in the TV version.
  • Episode 12
  1. The scene that shows Master Roshi getting slapped by a random woman in the crowd, due to him "accidentally" burying his face into her breasts was cut.
  • Episode 25
  1. The scene that shows blood coming out of Goku's chest was modified for the US broadcast. In the US version the blood was digitally removed.
  2. The scene that shows blood dripping onto the ground was cut.

Where to find it uncensoredEdit

The Japanese version is completly uncesored, and the DVD's are completly uncensored.


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