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Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime that is part of the Dragon Ball franchise. Dragon Ball Z was made by Toei Animation. The anime was released in Japan on April 26, 1989 and it ended in January 31, 1996. The anime latter aired on Nicktoons and the CW Vortexx block. Due to the CW and Nicktoons targeting a younger demographic some scenes were censored, as a result violence was toned down, drug references were removed and references to death were removed.

CensorshipEdit

USA censorshipEdit

NicktoonsEdit

Season OneEdit

  • Episode 1
  1. The scene that shows Bardock elbowing Freeza in the face was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the blood and scar were digitally removed.
  2. The scene that shows a close up on Bardock was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the blood and the scar were digitally removed.
  3. The scene that shows Piccolo coughing up blood was modified for the Nicktoon broadcast. In the Nicktoons version Piccolo is coughing up spit.
  4. The scene that shows a cigarette in the farmer's mouth was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the cigarette was digitally removed.
  5. The scene where Picco says "Then unless you're in a hurry to die, keep moving!" it was changed to "Then unless you're looking for trouble, keep moving!"
  6. The scene where Picco says "Why you I should kill you where you stand!" it was changed to "Why you?" Do you have any idea who you're talking to?" No one talks to me like that and gets away."
  7. The scene that shows Roshi holding a glass filled with beer was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the beer was digitally recolored white.
  8. The scene that shows Roshi trying to grab Bulma's breasts was cut.
  9. The scene where Bulma says "Yamcha that jerk! How should I know! He could be out chasing every girl in the city for all I care, I'm done with him! I didn't even tell him we were getting together today! But who needs that guy right? We can still have fun without him!" it was changed to "That idiot! I don't even wanna think about him! He made me so mad I didn't even tell him I was gonna to be here today! I never wanna see him again I'm done with him for good! I mean can you believe it? He took another girl on a date!"
  10. The scene that shows Raditz hitting Krillin which results in him flying past Goku was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the blood was changed to spit.
  11. The scene where Raditz says "What the hell have you been doing here all these years?" it was changed to "What the heck have you been doing here all these years?"
  • Episode 2
  1. The scene that shows Piccolo bleeding was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the blood was digitally removed.
  2. The scene that shows blood on Goku's face and neck was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the blood was digitally removed.
  3. The scene where Raditz says "What the hell happened to you?" it was changed to "What has happened to you?"
  4. The scene where Goku says "I'll die before I help you murder an entire world full of people!" it was changed to "I'll die before I join a ruthless gang of pirates like you!"
  5. The scene where Goku says "Damn you!" was muted.
  6. The scene where Raditz says "If you want your boy back, you'll eliminate 100 humans. And bring them here before I return in 24 hours. If you do, then you'll have the privilege of rejoining our race. If you don't, if I come back and don't see 100 dead humans your son dies!" it was changed to "If you want your boy back, you'll eliminate 100 humans beings. If you do, I'll bring your boy back and let you join our team. But of course, if I find out your just a single human off, you're sons is mine.
  7. The scene that shows Goku lying on the ground as Raditz laughs was cut.
  8. The scene where Raditz says "You're going to slaughter 100 human beings by this time tomorrow. If you get a taste for it, feel free to kill more. Stack the bodies over there on the beach." it was changed to "You're going to annihilate 100 human beings by this time tomorrow. It should be a easy job once you set your mind to it. Just stack them here on the beach."
  9. The scene where Roshi says "It doesn't matter what you do, Goku would never kill anyone!" it was changed to "It doesn't matter what you do, Goku would never hurt anyone!"
  10. The scene where Raditz says "So that's it, damn things broken." it was changed to "So that's it, it's malfunctioning."
  11. The scene where Raditz says "Damn scouter! it was changed to "Stupid scouter!"
  12. The scene where Raditz says "And for disgracing the Saiyan race... you will die!" it was changed to You're a disgrace to all Saiyan's... say goodbye!"
  • Episode 3
  1. The scene where Raditz says "I tried to warn you brother, I asked you to see reason but you refuse to listen. And for that you die!" it was changed to "I tried to warn you brother, I asked you to see reason but you refuse to listen. And now you'll pay for that!"
  2. The scene where Raditz says "I suppose I'd feel the same way if I ever found myself staring death in the face." it was changed to "But enjoy the feeling while it lasts, very soon you'll be feeling nothing at all."
  3. The scene that shows Goku on the ground, with blood on the side of his mouth was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the blood was digitally removed.
  4. The scene where Goku says "Damn!" was muted.
  5. The scene that shows a close up on the ground was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. The drops off blood that were coming off Piccolo was digitally removed.
  6. The scene where Raditz says "Who are you kidding? You're half dead already!" it was changed to "Ridiculous, you're even more pitiful then I thought!"
  7. The scene where Raditz says "Why don't you die already and quit wasting my time!" it was changed to "Lets say you quit wasting my time and give up!"
  8. The scene where Piccolo says "Die Saiyan Makankoappo!" it was changed to "Take this Saiyan Special Beam Cannon!"
  9. The scene where Raditz says "See you in hell!" it was changed to "Say goodbye!"
  10. The scene that shows Raditz jumping onto Goku's chest was cut.
  11. The scene where Piccolo says "Damn , I can't he'll just dodge it again." it was changed to "Of course I can't, he'll just dodge it again."
  12. The scene that shows Gohan falling due to Raditz slapping him was cut.
  13. The scene where Raditz says "It's best that I kill him now before he learns how to use it." it was changed to "If he ever learns how to use that power he could become a real threat."
  14. The scene where Raditz says "Now die!" it was changed to "Aaahhhh!"
  15. The scene where Raditz says "You're standing right behind me when it fires, the blast will kill you too!" it was changed to "You're behind me! When he fires, the blast will hit you too!"
  16. The scene that shows Piccolo's energy attack going though Goku and Raditz was cut.
  17. The scene that shows a close up on Raditz was cut.
  18. The scene that shows a close up on Raditz was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the blood that was on his mouth was digitally removed.
  19. The scene that shows Raditz lying on the ground was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the blood that was on his mouth was digitally removed.
  20. The scene where Raditz says "Kakarot, I didn't think he would do it, just to throw away his own life." it was changed to "Kakarot, I didn't think he would do it, sacrifice himself..."
  21. The line "Don't worry I doubt Goku will stay dead for long." was changed to "Don't worry I doubt Goku will stay gone for long."
  22. The scene where Piccolo says "Even if it means bringing someone dead back to life." it was changed to "I'm sure Goku's friends will gather them to wish Goku back."
  23. The scene where Raditz says "You can go to hell!" it was changed to "You're gloating!"
  24. The scene where Raditz says "When they learn that I've been killed...They'll come to avenge me. They'll wipe out you and every living thing on this planet. You won't have a chance. You're as good as dead already!" it was changed to "When they learn that I've been beaten...They'll come to avenge me. They'll wipe out you and every living thing on this planet. You won't have a chance. You're as good as gone already!"
  25. The scene where Piccolo says "It's over he's dead." it was changed to "It's over he's gone."
  26. The scene that shows Saiyans Raditz biting some meat off of a leg was cut.
  27. The scene where Goku says "Krillin, this dying, it's not... not much fun is it." it was changed to "Krillin please take...take care of Gohan for me."
  28. The scene where Krillin says "Hey, what the heck are you talking about? No ones dying here! You're gonna be fine you got that!" it was changed to "Yea sure buddy, but it's not gonna come to that ok. You're gonna make it and that is all there is to it!"
  29. The scene that shows a close up on Goku closing his eyes was cut.
  30. The scene that shows the background becoming orange as you see Goku closing his eyes.
  • Episode 4
  1. The scene that shows Goku lying on the gound was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the blood that was on his chest was digitally removed.
  2. The scene that shows the grass stained red after Goku disappears was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the blood was digitally removed.
  3. The scene where Piccolo says "He's probably come up with some sort of meddling plan, just like always." it was changed to "My guess is he's planning on taking Goku too see King Yemma in Other World."
  4. The scene where Krillin says "Gohan's gonna to die, or worse he's gonna turn out like Piccolo." it was changed to "If he survives he's gonna turn out like Piccolo."
  5. The scene where King Yemma says "Now he's on his way to Hell." it was changed to "Now he's on his way down below."
  6. The scene where King Yemma says "You shouldn't talk that way about someone who can send you to Hell." it was changed to "Maybe you need a demonstration of how strong I am."
  7. The scene where Snake Way says "Hell lies beneath those clouds and once you go there, you can never come back." it was changed to "Down there is where the bad people go, once you fall in, you can never come back."
  8. The scene where Piccolo says "If you don't stop that crying I'll snap you in half!" it was changed to "Quiet! Before I give you something to cry about!"
  9. The scene where Piccolo says "Your Daddy was killed today." it was changed to "You Daddy didn't make it..."
  10. The scene where Piccolo says "Stop your whining unless you want me to kill you right now!" it was changed to "Stop your whining or else you'll see me really angry!"
  11. The scene that shows Piccolo grabbing Gohan was cut.
  12. The scene that shows Piccolo holding Gohan's head was cut.
  13. The scene that shows a close up on Piccolo holding Gohan's head was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the camera zooms in on Piccolo as a result you can no longer see Gohan.
  14. The scene that shows Piccolo preparing to throw Gohan was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the camera zooms in on Piccolo as a result you can no longer see Gohan.
  • Episode 5
  1. The scene where Goku says "Note to self: Don't go to Hell." it was changed to "That was to close for comfort, maybe running isn't so bad after all."
  2. The scene where Goku says "Oh crap..." it was changed to "Oh man..."
  3. The scene that shows Burma using a machine gun to shoot Krillin and Master Roshi was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the machine gun was digitally removed, and the bullet wounds were digitally removed.
  4. The scene where Master Roshi says "He's...kinda dead..." it was changed to "He's...in Other World."
  5. The scene where Piccolo says "Once you learn what I have in store for you, I promise, you're gonna wish that you had died." it was changed to "Once you learn what I have in store for you, I promise, you're gonna be happy to see me."
  • Episode 6
  1. The scene that shows Gohan flying above the dinosaur was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Gohan copping pieces of meat off the dinosaur was cut.
  3. The scene that shows Gohan cooking the dinosaur meat was cut.
  4. The scene where Goku says "Those Saiyans don't stand a chance in Hell!" it was changed to "Those Saiyans don't even stand a chance!"
  5. The scene where Goku says "Damn!" was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. in the Nicktoons version Goku grunts.
  6. The scene where Goku says "Damn! It's no use." it was changed to "Man! It's no use."
  • Episode 7
  1. The scene that shows Gohan punching Piccolo was shortened.
  2. The scene that shows Piccolo knocking Gohan off the cliff was cut.
  3. The scene that shows Gohan falling off the cliff was cut.
  4. The scene that shows Piccolo landing on a rock, and helping Gohan up was cut.
  5. The scene that shows Gohan bruised was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the uncensored version Gohan has red scratches on his arm, and the bruises are red. In the Nicktoons version the bruises were digitally recolored black and the red scratches were digitally removed.
  6. The scene where Goku says "Dammit!" it was changed to "Ow!"
  7. The scene that shows Goku running into a tree was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the blood on Goku's face was digitally removed.
  8. The scene that shows Piccolo punching Gohan was cut.
  9. The scene that shows hanging onto the cliff's ledge was cut.
  10. The scene that shows Piccolo stepping on Gohan's fingers, while Gohan is trying to hold on the cliff's ledge was cut.
  • Episode 8
  1. The scene where Goku says "Everybody is gonna die!" it was changed to "The others don't stand a chance."
  2. The scene where Roshi says "You've been a naughty girl haven't you!" it was changed to "Hmm, there's a move I wasn't failure with."
  3. The scene that shows Roshi using the bathroom was cut.
  4. The scene that shows Roshi busting out of the bathroom was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the nude girl on the calendar was replaced with blue stars.
  5. The scene that shows scratches on Gohan's face was modified for of the Nicktoons broadcast. In the Nicktoons version the scratches were reduced and the remaining scratches were digitally recolored black (in the uncensored version they were red).
  6. The scene that shows Oolong grabbing Bulma's dress due him being scared was cut.
  7. The scene where Bulma says "What about Goku, you want him to just stay dead?" it was changed to "You want us to leave Goku in the Other World forever?"
  8. The scene where Piccolo says "Goku's resurrection is underway..." it was changed to "So, they decided to wish Goku back early..."
  9. The scene that shows a car flipped over was modified for the Nicktoons broadcast. The pool of red blood surrounding the car was digitally recolored black.
  10. The scene where Tien says "Damn! They aren't supposed to be here yet!" it was changed to "Ugh! They aren't supposed to be here yet!"

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The Japanese sub is completely uncensored and DVD's are completely uncensored.

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