List of censorship
From Dragon Ball Encyclopedia, the ''Dragon Ball'' wiki
The following is a list of censorship. This includes edits, dialogue changes, and removed scenes. Most often it is done to cover up violence or sexual references.
- 1 Dragon Ball
- 1.1 Emperor Pilaf Saga
- 1.1.1 The Secret of the Dragon Balls
- 1.1.2 The Emperor's Quest
- 1.1.3 The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi
- 1.1.4 Oolong the Terrible
- 1.1.5 Yamcha the Desert Bandit
- 1.1.6 Keep an Eye on the Dragon Balls
- 1.1.7 The Ox King on Fire Mountain
- 1.1.8 The Kamehameha Wave
- 1.1.9 The Penalty is Pinball
- 1.1.10 A Wish to the Eternal Dragon
- 1.1.11 The Legend of Goku
- 1.2 Tournament Saga
- 1.3 Red Ribbon Army Saga
- 1.1 Emperor Pilaf Saga
Emperor Pilaf Saga
The Secret of the Dragon Balls
- In the Ocean Group dub, Goku is wearing underwear in the scene where he skinny dips to catch a Giant Fish. Also, the part where he pees in the water just before he starts fishing with his tail is removed.
- The part where Goku lifts Bulma's skirt up to see if she has a tail is still present in the Ocean Group dub, but her panties are oddly repainted pink to match her skirt. The part is absent from Toonami's broadcast of the FUNimation dub.
- The part where Bulma shots Goku with a gun is completely removed in the Ocean Group dub and Toonami broadcast of the FUNimation dub.
- The scene where Bulma lifts up her skirt and offers to let Goku touch her butt if he gives her the Dragon Ball is completely removed in the Ocean Group dub and the Toonami broadcast of the FUNimation dub.
The Emperor's Quest
- When Goku is standing naked in front of Bulma at the beginning of Goku's bath scene, there is a stool digitally added to cover his private in the Ocean Group dub. During his bath scene, the lower part of the screen is cropped to make it so his private is not visible.
- The dialogue in Bulma's bubble bath scene is completely changed in all of the English dubs. In the Japanese dub, Goku talks to her about her breasts. In the English dubs, he says that he wants to scrub her back.
- The scene of Pilaf's bodily gases being shown is cut from the Toonami broadcast.
- In the Ocean Group dub and Toonami broadcast, the scene where Goku takes off Bulma's panties and discovers that girls do not have male private parts is completely removed.
The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi
- In the Ocean Group dub, the blood in the fight between Goku and Bear Thief is removed.
- The scene of Bulma lifting her nightgown up for Turtle Hermit is removed from the Ocean Group Dub. Instead, Turtle Hermit just gives her the Dragon Ball.
- When the episode aired on Toonami, Turtle Hermit asked to see Bulma's bellybutton instead of her underwear. The scene of her exposing herself is removed, but the later shot of her lifting her dress back up to get the Dragon Ball is curiously left in.
- In the Ocean Group dub and Toonami broadcast, the scene where Bulma loads her machine gun and shoots at Goku for taking off her underwear is completely removed.
Oolong the Terrible
- Goku touching Pochawompa's crotch is removed from the Ocean Group dub and Blue Water dub, but him touching the old lady is still present in the Blue Water dub. The dialog is changed, however, to make it seem like Goku is dusting off the old lady's apron
Yamcha the Desert Bandit
- Goku touching Oolong's crotch to check to see if he is male or female is cut from the Ocean Group dub and Blue Water dub.
- The scene where Bulma lures Fish Oolong with underwear is changed to dollar bills. However, the Blue Water dub retains the scene.
- The scenes of Oolong's diarrhea in the bush and coming out with toilet paper is cut from the Ocean Group dub.
- The scene where Oolong turns into panties in front of an angry Bulma is removed from the Ocean Group dub. However, the Blue Water dub version retains the scene.
Keep an Eye on the Dragon Balls
- In the Ocean Group dub, the sequence of Bulma in the shower is shortened and a risque shot of Yamucha seeing Bulma walk around naked is replaced with a tamer silhouette.
- When a nude Bulma looks out the camper window, there is a glare covering her breasts. There is a common misconception that this glare was added for the edited dub. The glare was originally there, but was thickened to cover her entire cleavage.
- Bulma is digitally covered up in the early dub with the Dragon Balls in one scene and with more covers in another. This was also done to disguise the original plot of Oolong attempting to molest Bulma in her sleep.
The Ox King on Fire Mountain
- The moment when Yamucha hit Chichi is edited in the Ocean Group dub. Instead, it shows Puar's face with the sound effects of Yamucha knocking her out in the background.
- A paint error in the original version left Bulma's legs naked in one scene. When the episode was dubbed into English, FUNimation caught this and changed the color of her legs back to the blue of her pantyhose. While this could be seen as a correction rather than censorship, the eventual unedited English dub restores the original cels with Bulma's legs incorrectly matching her skin tone.
- In the original uncut Japanese dub, Chichi pushes Goku off the Kinto Un for patting her crotch. In the edited dub, it is because he criticizes her revealing outfit.
The Kamehameha Wave
- Turtle Hermit's desire to see Bulma's breasts is covered up with dialogue of him asking for something else in edited dubs.
- In the Ocean Group dub, he wants Bulma to set him up on a date with an old woman like him.
- In the edited Funimation dub shown on Cartoon Network, Turtle Hermit wants Bulma to walk on the beach with him.
- In the early English dub, the scene where Oolong disguises himself as Bulma and exposes his breasts to Turtle Hermit giving him a nosebleed is completely removed.
The Penalty is Pinball
- The scene where Bulma shows the middle finger to Pilaf while being captured is removed from the Ocean Group dub.
- A scene where Yamucha freaks out when Bulma exposes her cleavage while waking up Goku is removed from the Ocean Group dub.
- The English TV airing removed Oolong's penis which is visible when he was a Bat.
A Wish to the Eternal Dragon
- Like the previous episode, the penis that is visible in Oolong's Bat form is removed in the English TV airing.
- Oolong says that he wishes for the world's most comfortable underwear in all of the English dubs. In the Japanese dub, he says that he wishes for some hot chick's panties.
- The panties Oolong wishes for has Shen Long on it in the Ocean Group dub.
The Legend of Goku
- When Goku turns back into his normal form, an edit of a badly drawn flower covering his private area in the Ocean Group dub is included.
- In the edited dub, the dirty magazines are altered so that the women on them appear to wear clothes and the word 'dating' is added to the cover of the most prominent one.
- The scene of Turtle Hermit and Goku accidentely waking up Lunch is shortened in the TV airing. The part where Turtle Hermit attempts to touch her breast after she gets knocked out is removed from the English TV airing.
The Turtle Hermit Way
- Goku's and Kuririn's penises are not shown when they swim in the Shark-infested waters naked in the English TV airing.
The Tournament Begins
- The scene of Turtle Hermit touching the flight attendant's rear is taken out of the Toonami broadcast.
- All the panty shots you see of Bulma are taken out of the Toonami broadcast.
Smells Like Trouble
- The speech the announcer makes about hitting in the private parts along with the part of Ranfan replying, "What about my parts" are taken out of the Toonami broadcast.
- Kuririn farting in Bacterian's face is edited in the Toonami broadcast to make it look like he is simply mooning him.
- Ranfan's stripping is removed in the Toonami broadcast. Instead, the scene of one of Namu's failed attacks is shown followed by her twitching foot to show she was knocked out. This is strangely not edited in the recaps in later episodes, which clearly shows her in her underwear.
Krillin's Frantic Attack
- The scene of Goku dropping his pants in front of the crowd and showing his bare bottom to the stage to prove his tail is real is still present in the Toonami broadcast, but the shot showing his penis is not shown.
- The scene of Kuririn trying to distract Turtle Hermit by throwing a pair of panties is taken out of the Toonami broadcast.
The Grand Finals
- Turtle Hermit's Drunken Fist attack is changed to Mad Cow Attack in the Toonami broadcast.
The Final Blow
- Any shots that show Goku's penis when he is naked are removed from the Toonami broadcast as well as a shot that shows his testicles from the rear.
Red Ribbon Army Saga
The Roaming Lake
- The scene of Turtle Hermit at the underwear store is completely removed in the Toonami broadcast.