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Manga/Anime Comparisons.

Post by KentalSSJ6 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:10 pm

I noticed that a few scenes in the manga are quite graphic compared to the anime version. I was wondering how many scenes were altered.

For example, Vegeta killing Guldo. In the anime we just see him behead Gudlo with a Ki blast.

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In the manga however, Vegeta just straight up chops Guldo's head off.

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Another example I found was SSJ2 Gohan against the Cell Jrs.

In one scene, Gohan beheads a Cell Jr. in the anime. When he does we see the head seperate for a moment before blowing up in a puff of smoke.

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Again, in the manga however, when Gohan beheads the Cell Jr., we see the head blow to bits. You even see brain matter and the eyeballs go flying.

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So this brings the question, what other scenes were altered and/or toned down when compared to the manga?
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Re: Manga/Anime Comparisons.

Post by Cursed Lemon » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:38 pm

I legitimately think that these were animation-related decisions, rather than censorship. :lol:
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Re: Manga/Anime Comparisons.

Post by KentalSSJ6 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:53 pm

Cursed Lemon wrote:I legitimately think that these were animation-related decisions, rather than censorship. :lol:
Its possible, though its not the first case I have seen of this. Bleach did this a lot and it infuriated me to no end. I can think of at least ten instances.

Another DBZ scene I found was Yakon's death.

In the anime Goku overloads Yakon and he blows up in a puff of smoke like the Cell Jrs.

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In the manga we clearly see bits of him flying such as the eyes.

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Re: Manga/Anime Comparisons.

Post by TheGmGoken » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:18 pm

I THINK the only time the anime was just as graphic was when Goku killed Drum

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Re: Manga/Anime Comparisons.

Post by KentalSSJ6 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:05 pm

TheGmGoken wrote:I THINK the only time the anime was just as graphic was when Goku killed Drum
Your more or less correct on that one.

Anime version.

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Manga version.

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Another scene relatively identical between the anime and manga is the death of King Piccolo.


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Re: Manga/Anime Comparisons.

Post by Black_Liger » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:44 pm

I remember that the part when Gero grabs an old guys neck so hard that he literally flattens it to a straw was only brutal in the manga.
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Post by Tyro » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:12 am

Raditz's death in the anime was actually more bloody than its manga counterpart IIRC.

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Post by Daisetsu » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:33 am

If I remember right, just after Freeza is sliced by his own attack, his intestines are dangling out in the manga. In the anime, obviously, it's a clean cut. Like a lightsaber.

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Re: Manga/Anime Comparisons.

Post by KentalSSJ6 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:43 am

Daisetsu wrote:If I remember right, just after Freeza is sliced by his own attack, his intestines are dangling out in the manga. In the anime, obviously, it's a clean cut. Like a lightsaber.
Yep, you are correct.

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Manga version.

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So yeah, in the manga Freeza's entrails dangle abit when in the anime its a more or less cauterized cut (would explain how he didnt bleed out.)


As for Dr.Gero and the man in the car, yeah one of the most brutal scenes in the series as he pops the guy's head from his shoulders like a pimple. In the anime he just pulls him through the roof of the car.
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Re: Manga/Anime Comparisons.

Post by DBZGTKOSDH » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:51 am

How come no one posted Dr. Gero killing the driver?
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Post by KentalSSJ6 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:58 am

DBZGTKOSDH wrote:How come no one posted Dr. Gero killing the driver?
Hehe sorry, couldn't find any scans, or good ones anyway.

How about the scene on Namek where Dadoria kills the Namekian warriors and village elder? I noticed Kai removed/altered the scene where Dadoria punches through one of the Namekian's backs but was that in the manga at all? What about him snapping the Elder's neck?
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Post by hleV » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:30 am

One of the reasons why DB manga is so much cooler than the anime.

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Post by Kid Buu » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:21 am

Wasn't Yamcha's rather brief battle with Dr. Gero different?
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Post by Jackal puFF » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:33 am

This is the thread I've always been waiting for.. :D

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Post by KentalSSJ6 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:37 am

Jackal puFF wrote:This is the thread I've always been waiting for.. :D
Why not make it yourself earlier?

Anyway, another relatively identical comparison is when Nappa breaks/cuts off Tienshinhan's arm.

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Manga seems to have only a tiny bit more blood but otherwise, they are pretty much identical.
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Re: Manga/Anime Comparisons.

Post by TheGmGoken » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:04 am

Manga seems to have only a tiny bit more blood but otherwise, they are pretty much identical.
The manga has blood. In the anime they replace the blood with Nappa's aura

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Re: Manga/Anime Comparisons.

Post by Shnuki » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:12 pm

If it's anything like in Fist of the North Star, than it's just a type of censorship.

Like this:
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Although I still don't understand how some shots aren't censored at all, even though it was still in the same episode:
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Also, in one of the episodes during the battle with Vegeta, Goku had black blood. It was often censored like this in FotNS, too.

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Post by Metalwario64 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:03 pm

Shnuki wrote:If it's anything like in Fist of the North Star, than it's just a type of censorship.
Yeah, it's that old school "glowing blood gush" type of censor.
Shnuki wrote: Although I still don't understand how some shots aren't censored at all, even though it was still in the same episode:
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I'm pretty sure it's just gushing blood that was censored in Fist of the North Star. For some reason,lots of censors are okay with blood shown as long as it isn't shown escaping the wound. Cartoon Network's censors for DBZ allowed blood later on, but never when it was escaping the wound.
Shnuki wrote:Also, in one of the episodes during the battle with Vegeta, Goku had black blood. It was often censored like this in FotNS, too.
I think that was just Last House being cheap. They frequently did that black blood thing, probably to save time painting blood on the cels or something.
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Re: Manga/Anime Comparisons.

Post by KentalSSJ6 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:44 pm

Anyone got any more comparisons? Id hate to see this thread die.
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Post by Mewzard » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:19 pm

Yeah, if you want to see an anime that was censored when compared to the manga, it's Fist of the North Star. You could see people's organs exploding out and such in graphic detail...amazing series really. Was running into the start of Dragon Ball, so it was an interesting time to be a jump reader (Dragon Ball's comedic moments next to shedding manly tears as you have to make your foe explode into chunks, even though they're not entirely evil, but for those who had fallen in the Post-Apocalyptic future).

There is almost nothing that is more graphic than in the manga, which makes choosing an example tough, lol.

Dragon Ball certainly got some censorship, but there was moments where it could be more bloody, like the Makankosappo scene.

Saint Seiya (another 80s Jump series animated by Toei that ran during Dragon Ball's life) also got some censored scenes. Phoenix Ikki's Phoenix Genma Ken created some violent mental illusions that Toei couldn't animate:

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Yeah, that wasn't happening.
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