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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!"

CWEdit

Season ThreeEdit

Were to find uncensoredEdit

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

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