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Anime Edited for TV/International Release

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byLSSJ_Gaming
Nov 05 2022, 6:33 PM | Updated Nov 5, 2022 7:00 PM
A lot of Anime back in the 90s and early 2000s were heavily edited for TV broadcast in the international market and some anime are even edited for TV in Japan and it continues to a lesser extent today. I tried to make a list for those like myself who like to research weird, bizarre changes to popular anime series to check them out. A majority of these anime are from the English versions, but some are from other countries. Some anime have a description for some changes that may be less noticeable.
Bakuten Shoot Beyblade
TV, 2001, 51 eps Me:- Author:7
Dubbed by Nelvana. Some mild story edits are made.
Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 2002
TV, 2002, 51 eps Me:- Author:6
Dubbed by Nelvana
Bakuten Shoot Beyblade G Revolution
TV, 2003, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by Nelvana
Beyblade Burst
TV, 2016, 51 eps Me:- Author:7
Dubbed by Ocean Productions. Very random paint edits occur.

Beyblade Burst God

Beyblade Burst Evolution

Beyblade Burst God
TV, 2017, 51 eps Me:- Author:7
Dubbed by Ocean Productions as Beyblade Burst Evolution. Very random paint edits occur.
Beyblade Burst Chouzetsu
TV, 2018, 51 eps Me:- Author:7
Dubbed by Bang Zoom as Beyblade Burst Turbo. Some edits and dialogue changes are made to cover up the fact the Western version of the toys removed the original features of the Japanese

Beyblade Burst Gachi

Beyblade Burst Rise

Beyblade Burst Gachi
TV, 2019, 52 eps Me:- Author:7
Dubbed by Bang Zoom as Beyblade Burst Rise. Toy feature edits continue

Beyblade Burst Sparking

Beyblade Burst Surge

Beyblade Burst Sparking
ONA, 2020, 52 eps Me:- Author:7
Dubbed by Bang Zoom as Beyblade Burst Surge. Toy related edits continue
Beyblade Burst Dynamite Battle
ONA, 2021, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by Bang Zoom as Beyblade Burst Quad Drive. Toy related edits continue
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
TV, 1992, 46 eps Me:- Author:8
TV Edit Dubbed by Dic. Dic dub has been phased out in rereleases for the uncut Viz dub
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R
TV, 1993, 43 eps Me:- Author:-
Last Season dubbed by Dic. has been phased out in rereleases for the uncut Viz dub
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S
TV, 1994, 38 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by Cloverway continuing from the Dic dub. has been phased out in rereleases for the uncut Viz dub
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS
TV, 1995, 39 eps Me:- Author:-
Last season of the TV Edited dub. has been phased out in rereleases for the uncut Viz dub

Digimon Adventure

Digimon: Digital Monsters

Digimon Adventure
TV, 1999, 54 eps Me:- Author:9
Dubbed by Saban. Very mild edits compared to most anime of its time.
Dragon Ball Z
TV, 1989, 291 eps Me:- Author:8
Dubbed by Ocean productions between Episodes 1-54(68 in Japanese) and FUNimation until the end. An alternate dub with the Ocean cast was used in some regions for episodes 123 until the end. Oceans episodes contained a lot more censors compared to FUNimation's. The censored versions occasionally receive DVD rereleases but have been mostly phased out for the uncut versions.

Dragon Ball Kai

Dragon Ball Z Kai

Dragon Ball Kai
TV, 2009, 97 eps Me:- Author:8
A Nicktoons Edit and 4Kids edit exist. Only the uncut version was ever available on DVD and BluRay
Dragon Ball GT
TV, 1996, 64 eps Me:- Author:8
Dubbed by FUNimation, and an alternate version by Blue Water Studios exists. The TV edit has been phased out in rereleases for the uncut dub.
Doraemon (2005)
TV, 2005, ? eps Me:- Author:-
A dub aired on Disney XD in the US exists. It modifies character names and items to appeal more to Americans.
F-Zero: Falcon Densetsu
TV, 2003, 51 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed as F-Zero GP Legend by 4kids. Only 15 episodes were dubbed

Hoshi no Kirby

Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Hoshi no Kirby
TV, 2001, 100 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by 4kids as Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
TV, 2012, 26 eps Me:- Author:9
Extreme gore is censored on the Japanese TV broadcast.

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 3: Stardust Crusaders

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
TV, 2014, 24 eps Me:- Author:9
Jotaro's smoking is censored in the Japanese TV broadcast. This continues into season 2. Extreme gore is censored as well.

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 4: Diamond wa Kudakenai

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 4: Diamond wa Kudakenai
TV, 2016, 39 eps Me:- Author:10
Extreme gore is censored on the Japanese TV broadcast. The dub also bleeps out the infamous boner line due to FCC regulations in the Toonami version.

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 5: Ougon no Kaze

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 5: Ougon no Kaze
TV, 2018, 39 eps Me:- Author:8
Extreme gore is censored on the Japanese TV broadcast.
Kakutou Ryouri Densetsu Bistro Recipe
TV, 2001, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by 4kids as Fighting Foodons.
Kinnikuman II Sei
TV, 2002, 51 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by 4kids as Ultimate Muscle.

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:-
The Chinese dub significantly reduces Ilulu's bust size.
Kodai Ouja Kyouryuu King
TV, 2007, 49 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by 4kids as Dinosaur King
Naruto
TV, 2002, 220 eps Me:- Author:-
Some mild edits exist in the Cartoon Network airing of the series. Some regions like Germany had additional edits from the CN edit. The TV Edited DVDs have been phased out for the uncut version.

Ojamajo Doremi

Magical DoReMi

Ojamajo Doremi
TV, 1999, 51 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by 4kids as Magical Doremi
One Piece
TV, 1999, ? eps Me:- Author:9
Dubbed by 4kids. Edited First 143 episodes down to 104. Stopped before Skypeia before being picked up by FUNimation. 4Kids episodes 53-104 (equivalent to 85-143) were never released on DVD. The 4Kids dub has been phased out in rereleases for the uncut FUNimation dub.
Pokemon
TV, 1997, 276 eps Me:- Author:8
Dubbed by 4kids.Episodes 35,38, and 250 were never dubbed. Episodes 18,39,90, and 99 were dubbed but were banned from reruns and rereleases.
Pokemon Advanced Generation
TV, 2002, 192 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by 4kids up until Episode 145.

Pokemon Sun & Moon

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Pokemon Sun & Moon
TV, 2016, 146 eps Me:- Author:8
Episode 64 was skipped in the dub due to racial concerns. The wedding episode also removed all alcoholic drinks.
Shaman King
TV, 2001, 64 eps Me:- Author:8
Dubbed by 4kids. 9 Alternate Uncut dubbed episodes also exist on 2 volume released DVDs. Only 6 are available to the public. The only legal release of the show currently available are those 2 uncut volumes and the SD-BD release of the TV edited dub by Discotek.
Sonic X
TV, 2003, 78 eps Me:- Author:7
Dubbed by 4kids. Certain scenes were toned down even compared to the source material of Sonic Adventure 1 and 2.

Tokyo Mew Mew

Mew Mew Power

Tokyo Mew Mew
TV, 2002, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by 4kids as Mew Mew Power. Only episodes 1-26 were dubbed.
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters
TV, 2000, 224 eps Me:- Author:8
Dubbed by 4kids. 12 Alternate Uncut dubbed episodes also exist on 3 volume released DVDs. Only 9 uncut dubbed episodes are available to the public. Uses a mix of English and Japanese character names for the uncut version.
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters GX
TV, 2004, 180 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by 4kids. Episodes 156-180 were not dubbed.
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! 5D's
TV, 2008, 154 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by 4kids. Episodes 111-122, 130, and 137 were not dubbed
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Zexal
TV, 2011, 73 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by 4kids before bankruptcy. Finished by 4K Media including Season 2 in dub numbering.
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Arc-V
TV, 2014, 148 eps Me:- Author:7
Dubbed by 4K Media
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! VRAINS
TV, 2017, 120 eps Me:- Author:8
Dubbed by 4K Media/Konami Cross Media
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Sevens
TV, 2020, 92 eps Me:- Author:-
Dubbed by Konami Cross Media

Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files

Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho
TV, 1992, 112 eps Me:- Author:9
Dubbed by FUNimation. A TV edit for Toonami was made and printed onto DVD volumes. The edited dub has been phased out in rereleases and only the uncut version is widely available.

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