Do they edit anime for dub on DVD?
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On an anime DVD/Bluray, is there any difference between the sub and dub versions besides the audio? I've seen people say that the dub version is edited or censored. This can't be true, can it? They only edit it for TV broadcast, correct?

I assumed that anime purchased on DVD and Bluray used the original uncut and unedited video (besides the text in the openings and closings) regardless of what language track you choose.

Or are these people just being trolls?
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They usually retouch up some scenes. On a more mature anime they usually have more drawn nudity, ie: jormungand s2 the hex scene.

The mention of lightbeams/steam/dark beams/etc... are gone supposedly.

Another note I would add is Da Capo III where the BD and regular release is... well I couldn't tell the difference between the two but the gamma.

There are sites that put the two on side by side comparisons, just to letting you get a feel of what you missed. There is sometimes added scenes and dialogues. The last thing would be... any type of mistakes would be touched up in the BD, ie: angel beats the missing shinais.

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depends on the company
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AnimeKami wrote:

They usually retouch up some scenes. On a more mature anime they usually have more drawn nudity, ie: jormungand s2 the hex scene.

The mention of lightbeams/steam/dark beams/etc... are gone supposedly.

Another note I would add is Da Capo III where the BD and regular release is... well I couldn't tell the difference between the two but the gamma.

There are sites that put the two on side by side comparisons, just to letting you get a feel of what you missed. There is sometimes added scenes and dialogues. The last thing would be... any type of mistakes would be touched up in the BD, ie: angel beats the missing shinais.


Did you even read my post?

You are comparing the TV version to the BD version. That is not at all what I asked.
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Depends, some reanimate some scenes for product placement. i.e., they won't show the product if it's not in that area. A better example is like conan with the band two-mix, rather then getting it to be like the actual band in english the re-named them for dub and even put a new song in too.

Mostly its censorship that happens for tv, thus the dvd is usually longer, bloodier and far worse language used.

It also comes down to the nature of the program, i.e. they edit out weapons if there's lately been an incident or deemed too graphic. Thus it changes by the region of the world.

Sometimes anime/shows get cut down for translation and to keep episodes within time scale. I.e. cardcaptors final tv ep had most of the finale cut into a simple sentence then the more detailed faithful sub version.

Thankfully most shows are now catering to staying more faithful to the dialogue, the story and to the original animation.
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suzzanuzza wrote:

On an anime DVD/Bluray, is there any difference between the sub and dub versions besides the audio? I've seen people say that the dub version is edited or censored. This can't be true, can it? They only edit it for TV broadcast, correct?

I assumed that anime purchased on DVD and Bluray used the original uncut and unedited video (besides the text in the openings and closings) regardless of what language track you choose.

Or are these people just being trolls?


It's usually the same video between the two (s vs. d). I noticed in Dragon Ball it would differ slightly. But usually it's the same exact video. I may have rub into a DVD once that had both the edited and original versions on it but I can't recall what it was.
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I hear they used to, back when anime was supposed to be for kids. But now licensing studios (in the US, at least) know that the fans will throw a fit if it's not the same as the original. The last time I heard talks about censoring was a few years ago for Dance in the Vampire Bund, and fans turned into bloodthirsty, raging hordes over it. Anything that's come out on DVD/BD in the last 6-7 years is most likely uncut.
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This used to be more prominent over ten years ago, but doesn't happen much these days. I'm sure that stuff like Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh are still released edited, but I don't know if they include a subtitled version of the shows.

You won't find this much anymore outside of a few extreme cases, like the recent Patlabor TV series where the original English dub used an old video source, and the Japanese audio track matches the remastered/restored video.
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suzzanuzza wrote:

On an anime DVD/Bluray, is there any difference between the sub and dub versions besides the audio? I've seen people say that the dub version is edited or censored. This can't be true, can it? They only edit it for TV broadcast, correct?

I assumed that anime purchased on DVD and Bluray used the original uncut and unedited video (besides the text in the openings and closings) regardless of what language track you choose.

Or are these people just being trolls?

Just a heads up for future reference--questions of this sort should be asked in the existing Anime Help Thread (you can find that as one of the "sticky" threads near the top of the Anime forum).

I'm going to close the thread now as it's a personal thread (the main purpose of the thread is to help you personally or provide an answer you specifically want) which is not allowed by the Site & Forum Rules.

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