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In the latest episode (19) of Hunter x Hunter there is some censorship.
The following is a copy and paste of a series of posts I made on
the episode comments. I'm adding them here for further discussion
since it is much easier to discuss the topics at length without a 240 character limit.
If you have any questions or comments please do post your thoughts.
I welcome debate but please actually have an argument and not just insults or whatever.

I'll start with viva_cmpunker's post for a frame of reference.


@mrsticky005 You obviously don't remember what happened in the manga or you didn't read it. The manga didn't show the punches either go check it again. This episode was NOT censored at all!!!


Then my reply.



@ viva_cmpunker Actually I DID read it. The episode IS censored. In the manga Hanzo is shown to hit Gon three times. 1st is a karate chop to the back of the neck. 2nd is a violent slap to the side of the head 3rd is a another slap
Each of these three hits was censored except for the 3rd hit which was changed to a trip. I wasn't talking about the hits that were clearly off panel. The anime did not show the 3 hits that did happen on panel or at least did not animate it You might say the 3 hits weren't shown in the manga. But this is only because manga can't show motion. You have to imagine it. But the manga DOES guide us into seeing those 3 hits if you "read" the pictures carefully. They are ACTION panels. I"ll use the karate chop to the back of the neck as the first example. 1st we know it was that type of attack given Hanzo's hand position. The action effect between Hanzo and Gon shows where Gon was hit. The speed lines on Gon show he moved. The force of Hanzo's karate chop caused Gon's head to move or lunge forward. This forward motion is causing Gon to trip and fall. The sound effect tells how loud but also the force of the karate chop. All this shows Gon being karate chopped. So don't try and tell me that I don't read the manga or that the episode wasn't censored. If you don't think they were action panels then neither was when Gon kicked Hanzo cuz that was the same amount of action/motion and yet it was shown.



Now if you don't agree please explain why.

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mrsticky005 wrote:

In the latest episode (19) of Hunter x Hunter there is some censorship.
The following is a copy and paste of a series of posts I made on
the episode comments. I'm adding them here for further discussion
since it is much easier to discuss the topics at length without a 240 character limit.
If you have any questions or comments please do post your thoughts.
I welcome debate but please actually have an argument and not just insults or whatever.

I'll start with viva_cmpunker's post for a frame of reference.


@mrsticky005 You obviously don't remember what happened in the manga or you didn't read it. The manga didn't show the punches either go check it again. This episode was NOT censored at all!!!


Then my reply.



@ viva_cmpunker Actually I DID read it. The episode IS censored. In the manga Hanzo is shown to hit Gon three times. 1st is a karate chop to the back of the neck. 2nd is a violent slap to the side of the head 3rd is a another slap
Each of these three hits was censored except for the 3rd hit which was changed to a trip. I wasn't talking about the hits that were clearly off panel. The anime did not show the 3 hits that did happen on panel or at least did not animate it You might say the 3 hits weren't shown in the manga. But this is only because manga can't show motion. You have to imagine it. But the manga DOES guide us into seeing those 3 hits if you "read" the pictures carefully. They are ACTION panels. I"ll use the karate chop to the back of the neck as the first example. 1st we know it was that type of attack given Hanzo's hand position. The action effect between Hanzo and Gon shows where Gon was hit. The speed lines on Gon show he moved. The force of Hanzo's karate chop caused Gon's head to move or lunge forward. This forward motion is causing Gon to trip and fall. The sound effect tells how loud but also the force of the karate chop. All this shows Gon being karate chopped. So don't try and tell me that I don't read the manga or that the episode wasn't censored. If you don't think they were action panels then neither was when Gon kicked Hanzo cuz that was the same amount of action/motion and yet it was shown.



Now if you don't agree please explain why.



The chop was shown watch at 9:09 and the first slap was show watch at 9:57
I'm with you on the last slap which they changed to a trip.

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Posted 2/13/12

viva_cmpunker wrote:


mrsticky005 wrote:

In the latest episode (19) of Hunter x Hunter there is some censorship.
The following is a copy and paste of a series of posts I made on
the episode comments. I'm adding them here for further discussion
since it is much easier to discuss the topics at length without a 240 character limit.
If you have any questions or comments please do post your thoughts.
I welcome debate but please actually have an argument and not just insults or whatever.

I'll start with viva_cmpunker's post for a frame of reference.


@mrsticky005 You obviously don't remember what happened in the manga or you didn't read it. The manga didn't show the punches either go check it again. This episode was NOT censored at all!!!


Then my reply.



@ viva_cmpunker Actually I DID read it. The episode IS censored. In the manga Hanzo is shown to hit Gon three times. 1st is a karate chop to the back of the neck. 2nd is a violent slap to the side of the head 3rd is a another slap
Each of these three hits was censored except for the 3rd hit which was changed to a trip. I wasn't talking about the hits that were clearly off panel. The anime did not show the 3 hits that did happen on panel or at least did not animate it You might say the 3 hits weren't shown in the manga. But this is only because manga can't show motion. You have to imagine it. But the manga DOES guide us into seeing those 3 hits if you "read" the pictures carefully. They are ACTION panels. I"ll use the karate chop to the back of the neck as the first example. 1st we know it was that type of attack given Hanzo's hand position. The action effect between Hanzo and Gon shows where Gon was hit. The speed lines on Gon show he moved. The force of Hanzo's karate chop caused Gon's head to move or lunge forward. This forward motion is causing Gon to trip and fall. The sound effect tells how loud but also the force of the karate chop. All this shows Gon being karate chopped. So don't try and tell me that I don't read the manga or that the episode wasn't censored. If you don't think they were action panels then neither was when Gon kicked Hanzo cuz that was the same amount of action/motion and yet it was shown.



Now if you don't agree please explain why.



The chop was shown watch at 9:09 and the first slap was show watch at 9:57
I'm with you on the last slap which they changed to a trip.



It was kinda shown. But not really animated. For the chop they do a quick zoom in and the slap seemed to be changed
to more of a push. Anywho the point is that it wasn't how the manga depicted it with it being a quick and brutal
slap to the ear or the side of head at least.

But in any case I'm kinda getting over it. The episode was still brutal
and got the point across that Gon was getting the snot beaten out of him.


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Posted 2/21/12 , edited 2/21/12
I hadn't even noticed that, but it's been quite some time since I read the manga, so good eyes there!

The only main part that I can recall from the manga that was censored was Killua ripping out the prisoner's heart in the trick tower. Yes, it still happened, but I found it almost a bit silly and childish how they tip-toed around the precise brutality of it by putting the heart in a little cloth bag. In the manga, as some of you might recall, after Killua rips his heart out, he merely holds it out, still beating, before completely obliterating it between his fingers. Call me a sadist, but I was looking forward to having that translate on screen but, alas, it wasn't to be. I suppose it's understandable, but I was still slightly disappointed.

Still, I'm thoroughly enjoying the series after my love affair with the manga several years ago. Some, very minor gripes aside, I think it's being treated very well. How it compares to the original anime adaptation, however, is not my place to say seeing has how I read -most of- the manga, but never saw the 1999 anime.
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Posted 12/26/13 , edited 12/27/13
The remake is tame compared to the original, & the original is tame compared to the manga. Considering that most fans of H-H are between their teens & their 30s, I just don't get why they couldn't amp up the blood. It's possibly because Shounen Jump has really made the push for both gender neutral & age neutral appeal, but having grown up on 80s seinen anime, I enjoy my gore.

Strangely enough, they didn't censor the pedophile overtones you get from Hisoka toward Gon & Illumi toward Killua. No no, they amped that shit up to 11, just like Black Butler season 2.....

Ah, I just remembered...There were some especially gruesome deaths in the manga chimera Ant Arc.
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I like the way it starts off kid-friendly & bloodless, then punches your expectations in the face, just like that 90s cartoon ReBoot. That's really the only other show I can think of offhand that grew up WITH the fanbase instead of shoving the fandom aside & trying to welcome a new age-appropriate audience, like the Pokemon series did.
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