Anime That is Cut in the UK: The Definitive Thread

Animefreak17

Godhand
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

Rosencrantz said:
Just Passing Through said:
Rosencrantz said:
Just got home, poped my disc in the player and can confirm UNCUT
Thanks for the confirmation. I've updated the 1st post to reflect that.
Awesome :) tho we might want to get a DvD confirmation on uncut, mine was BD. I'm just thinking that they obviously wouldn't of had a US TV version available to make the BD swap like they did last time the DvD might be affected. Though i'm probably just being paranoid.

which series you talking about?
Code Geass R2
oh well il get that as soon as im able
 

Rosencrantz

Dragon Knight
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

Damn I thought something was odd when I was checking though the discs, i was so focused on the cut that I didn't notice no extras option. Not a single audio commentary or design sketches to be seen, I am very disapointed as the season 1 release was almost perfect.
 
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

Rosencrantz said:
Just got home, poped my disc in the player and can confirm UNCUT
Interesting. Really surprised they bothered to go to the time and cost of resubmitting it.
 

ayase

State Alchemist
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

robot monkey said:
Rosencrantz said:
Just got home, poped my disc in the player and can confirm UNCUT
Interesting. Really surprised they bothered to go to the time and cost of resubmitting it.
Unless of course they didn't, but let's keep quiet about that...
 

cyborg 002

Dandy Guy, in Space
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

Code Geas is uncut! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! BABY YEAH!

I will buy this in April. I used up all my fun Money for March.
 

Animefreak17

Godhand
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

It's only a second cut but I guess having it on blu-ray would be awesome
 

Rosencrantz

Dragon Knight
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

animefreak17 said:
It's only a second cut but I guess having it on blu-ray would be awesome
It definately looks great and it's pretty damn cheap for a 25 ep seires on BD, hanging onto my DvD's aswell for the audio commentaries though. It's not often you get the original Japanese commentaries with the people that actually made the show.
 

Ranger Ryu

Kiznaiver
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

what episode is the scene cut from, watched the first 12 eisodes and to be honest.......not noticed it.
 

Shiroi Hane

Dragon Knight
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

It's from the second series, but you wouldn't notice it anyway without knowing what you were looking for.
Calling it a "scene" is disingenuous - at some point someone flips through some photos on their phone and a single one of those stills was cut.
 

Rosencrantz

Dragon Knight
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

Shiroi Hane said:
It's from the second series, but you wouldn't notice it anyway without knowing what you were looking for.
Calling it a "scene" is disingenuous - at some point someone flips through some photos on their phone and a single one of those stills was cut.
Indeed, though it wasn't a cut technically, they just substituted the previous picture in for the offending frames. You might of been able to pick it up from the slightly longer screen time (we are talking fractions of a second though).

If anything I think it's the dialogue that gave away the original cut, it never really made sense when Suzaku said that's an invasion of privacy to a picture of himself sitting there with a feather.
 

cyborg 002

Dandy Guy, in Space
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

Shiroi Hane said:
It's from the second series, but you wouldn't notice it anyway without knowing what you were looking for.
Calling it a "scene" is disingenuous - at some point someone flips through some photos on their phone and a single one of those stills was cut.
2nd series?

I thought it was episode 10.

So to be precise it's 2nd series episode 10?
 

Rosencrantz

Dragon Knight
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

cyborg 002 said:
Shiroi Hane said:
It's from the second series, but you wouldn't notice it anyway without knowing what you were looking for.
Calling it a "scene" is disingenuous - at some point someone flips through some photos on their phone and a single one of those stills was cut.
2nd series?

I thought it was episode 10.

So to be precise it's 2nd series episode 10?
Thats correct, series 2 episode 10. I suppose we could call it season 2, and I believe it also has the designation R2, link for absolute clarity below

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Code-Geass-Lelo ... 553&sr=8-4
 

Shiroi Hane

Dragon Knight
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

This is why I hate America. They use "season" for everything which really confuses things.
A season lasts three months - 25 weekly episodes into three months does not go.
An American "season" of Digimon lasts a whole flipping year!
 

cyborg 002

Dandy Guy, in Space
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

Thanks for the info.

I thought it was eps 10 from the first box that was cut.

As long as the both Bluray boxes are uncut, it's all cool.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

I was doing some random research on cut anime and I found this list, so feel free to add any of this to the front page.

Source of the information is from Manga Muncher, thanks to Ushio for bringing the link here.

Adventure Duo 1: 1m 8s cut. Originally called 'Adventure Kid', but BBFC advised changing the name in case children found the title appealing. It's a bit of a smut fest this one, so it's mostly non-consensual sexual activity that is removed. Such instances attribute toward many of the cuts on this list. Passed 18.

Adventure Duo 2: 7m 35s cut. Lots more cut, much for the same reasons as part 1. Passed 18.

Adventure Duo 3: 9m 28s cut. Still enough of a running time lest to warrant a release apparently, but this was in the days that anything with an 18-cert would sell lots regardless of how the story played out. All 3 OVAs were originally released separately on VHS, and would later be compiled on both video and DVD, hence separate entries. Passed 18.

Alien of Darkness: 1m 47s cut. Dodgy porno sci-fi that cut out essentially any time a tentacle went anywhere near things it shouldn't. The plot's awful, but the main character has a pet ferret so I can forgive that (actually no, I can't). Passed 18.

Angel Cop 1: 2 seconds cut. Cut of a person being shot repeatedly in the head. Boom. Passed 18.

Angel Cop 4: 7 seconds cut. Torture scene toned down. Not sure of the details, but what was left in was an open infected wound, maggots, a knife, and a kettle of boiling water. Passed 18.

Angelic Layer volume 2: 26 seconds. Not so much the show is cut, but the commentary track on the DVD mentions the term 'retard'. ADV could've had a 12 uncut, but as they wanted to aim at as wide an audience as possible, they went for the PG. After all, the show proper is still uncut. Passed PG.

Big Wars: 3 seconds cut. No idea on this one. Kiseki released it on VHS, but that's all I know about it really. Passed 18.

Catgirl Nuku Nuku: Unknown length cut. Not the BBFC, but the distributor decided to remove a shot of someone scratching his bits before submitting the video. Passed PG.

Code Geass R2 Episode 10: 1 second. Shot removed of a girl having her chest grabbed by another girl. Not a problem so much, but the BBFC took exception to the image of a topless underage girl witnessing the event. Passed 15. This edit is reportedly fixed as for Kaze's re-release.

Crying Freeman 4: 3 seconds. Cut for sexual violence. All of Crying Freeman's edits tread this a path of sexual violence. This one refers to a women being stabbed in the boob, I only know as they show it in the end credits anyway even though it's cut out of the main feature. Passed 18.

Crying Freeman 5: 17 seconds. Either naughtiness or violence. Probably a mix of both. Passed 18.

Crying Freeman 6: 58 seconds. Same again here. Manga apparently considered the cuts as such a blow that they compiled OVAs 5 and 6 onto a single VHS tape. Passed 18.

Dangaioh: Unknown cuts. Nothing to do with the BBFC. Dangaioh was originally three 45 minutes OVAs and were condensed down into one 71 minute and 23 second 'movie'. Something definitely happened there. Passed 15.

Fist of the North Star volume 2: 1m 3s cut. This is the original TV series. The show has a reputation for its extreme violence, but when the violence is directed a children, the BBFC steps in. Passed 18.

Gunbuster Episode 2: 36 seconds cut. Sights of bobbly boobies cut in order to get a lower certificate, even though you can still see the Gainax Bounce in other episodes. Cuts were retained when released on DVD. Passed PG.

Guy - Awakening of the Devil/Second Target: 39 seconds cut. Unsure, but it was probably unwelcome touching or ripping off of clothes given the nature of the rest of the show. Passed 18.

Guyver episode 12: 20 seconds cut. The final installment of the original OVA series. Probably to do with further depictions of the lead's girlfriend losing all her clothes. This title was popular with younger audiences back in the day so I doubt Manga would've wanted an 18, even if it was probably an option. Passed 15.

Hannape Bazooka: 14 seconds cut. Not seen this one, but if I were to guess it was probably sexual in nature in this Go Nagai comedy. Passed 18.

Hentaipalooza Collection 1: 7 seconds cut. Frankly given any hentai released to the adult market, I'd expect a lot more to go than just 7 seconds. Passed R18.

Idol of Darkness: 2m 54s cut. Lots of demon/tentacle action removed. There's still a surprising amount of explicit activity here, then I found out that the BBFC allow erections to be seen in animated form for 18, but not real ones. Passed 18.

Ikki Tousen - Dragon Destiny: 2m 49s cut. The show itself is uncut, but one of the extras has been removed in its entirety. Basically in an animated short a bunch of female characters visit the hot springs, and compare each others' chest sizes. One character is underage = banned. You can still select to watch it from the extras menus, at which the DVD skips directly to the short's end credits. Passed 18.

Kekko Kamen, Adventures of: 3m 59s cut. Go Nagai sex comedy of an essentially naked heroine beating bad guys up with her nunchaku and thigh presses. VHS version had all sorts of cuts, but the later DVD release by ADV was 100% uncut (although it uses a different dub). Passed 18.

Kekko Kamen, Return of: 19 seconds cut. More of the same, and again it's all since been made available uncut on DVD. Passed 18.

La Blue Girl: Refused certificate. Manga tried to get this released on VHS, but was banned outright by the BBFC for sex, rape and the rest of it. A couple of trailers appeared on other Manga titles, so they must've been pretty confident it would've got through.

La Blue Girl Returns 1+2: 8m 33s cut. Lots of sexual content removed. Lots. Passed 18.

La Blue Girl Returns 3+4: 24m 25s cut. Even more sex removed. Nearly half the damn thing. The husk that remained was passed at 18.

Leatherman: 9m 7s cut. Porn for the porn-wanters, or is that wankers? Passed R18.

Mad Bull 42 Part 1: 43 seconds cut. Cuts for violence, both regular and sexual. It's quite a nasty little show, so while I think some instances would've been fine on their own, the overall impression of the work probably worked against it. Passed 18.

Mad Bull 34 Part 2: 1m 19s cut. Details of a rape and graphic images of a guy getting beaten up are removed. Passed 18.

Makyu Senjo 1: 23 seconds cut. No idea what's missing, but I wish they'd have cut more. It's awful. Passed 15.

Makyu Senjo 2: 12 seconds cut. Ahahahaaaa I don't care! Passed 15.

Mission of Darkness: 7m 29s cut. Out of all the Darkness series, this one could've been the most fun as it had more a parody vibe about it. So much of the sex was cut out, that the back cover of the box contains more of the final encounter than the show proper. Passed 18.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (a.k.a. Warriors of the Wind): Not a BBFC issue at all. Warriors of the Wind is a cut-down version of the Ghibli-classic, that removed over 25 minutes of material to western audiences and was rated U. Nausicaa is now happily available uncut and PG.

Ninja Scroll: 53 seconds cut. Sights of sexual assault and use of shuriken were originally cut from the VHS and initial DVD releases (because, you know, we were all going to copy and throw bladed stars at each other). The 10th Anniversary release, along with the current DVD/Blu-Ray releases are all uncut. Passed 18.

Odin: Presumably Manga tried to do us a favour by removing 45 minutes from this dull anime before submitting it to the BBFC. It didn't work. It's still dull. Passed PG.

Paranoia Agent: 1m 20s cut. Scene of an attempted suicide by hanging by a child was toned down. The BBFC are very sensitive when it comes to children and animation, probably due to a general stigma that 'cartoons are for kidz' and will naturally copy everything they. Children aren't really that stupid, but whatever I'm getting off track. You can see some of the offending scene in the preview in the episode before it. A scene of suicide by hanging in Ren & Stimpy also met the chop at around the time this cut occured, so at least there's points for consistency to be had. Passed 18.

Rei Rei: 8 seconds cut. Tentacles. Yep. Passed 18.

Ringetsu 1: 26m 24s cut. Porno stuff. The good, the bad and as the BBFC saw it, the illegal (to be fair, it probably was pretty nasty throughout). All the Ringetsu anime are so cut it makes to wonder why they even bothered pursuing it. OVER HALF OF IT'S GONE! Passed R18.

Ringetsu 2: 22m 7s cut. Over half gone again. You'd figure there's so little left you'd wonder how this could even serve its intended purpose. Do adult shops even accept returns for crap porn? (Please don't answer that, I don't want to know) Passed R18.

Ringetsu 3: 44m 16s cut... that's just stupid. Apparently this one includes incest along with the rest of its transgressions, hence being probably the most cut anime in the UK ever without actually being banned. Passed R18.

Shuten Doji 1: 40 seconds cut. The third Go Nagai title to appear on this list. Probably involving an unfortunate girl in there somewhere. Passed 18.

Spy of Darkness: Refused certificate. The other titles in the Darkness series pushed the boat out enough as it is. I guess this one just went too far so the BBFC pulled out the banhammer.

Steamboy: Unknown Cuts. Nothing to do with the BBFC but instead the distributor's choice in releasing the proper version as a limited edition, with the regular version having 21 minutes and 15 seconds cut from it. Both versions are passed uncut as PG.

Street Fighter V volume 1: 2 seconds cut. Assumedly decided on ADV's part to get a lower certificate and reach a wider audience. Passed 12.

Street Fighter V volume 2: 5m 8s cut. I get having a small cut for a lower rating, but 5 minutes is a big chunk of action to cut out, especially when a show's selling point is indeed that very thing. The episode preview clues me in that the violence involved crude weapons (eg. chains). I think ADV threw in the towel after this one as many of the later volumes of the series are 15. Passed 12.

Urotsukidoji (a.k.a. Legend of the Overfiend): 2m 12s cut. This is the big one. Sex, rape and tentacles for the masses. Although relatively (or should that be 'arguably'?) tame compared to some of the other things on this list, this is the one that is most well known for causing trouble at BBFC HQ. There's a lot to get through, so I'm just going to reel them off with little detail as they all invariably have the same type of content. Passed 18.

Urotsukidoji II (Legend of the Demon Womb): 3m 12s cut. Passed 18.

Urotsukidoji III (Return of the Overfiend) Episode 1: 3m 31s cut. Passed 18.

Urotsukidoji III (Return of the Overfiend) Episode 2: 7m 22s cut. Passed 18.

Urotsukidoji III (Return of the Overfiend) Episode 3: 3 seconds cut. Passed 18.

Urotsukidoji III (Return of the Overfiend) Episode 4: 8m 7s cut. Passed 18.

Urotsukidoji IV Episode 1: Refused certificate. If you're gonna get those tentacles out, make sure the kids aren't in the house... so to speak. Submitted twice. Banned twice.

Urotsukidoji IV Episode 2: Found little info on this one on BBFC's website, but the lack of its release essentially means it got banned.

Urotsukidoji IV Episode 3: 2m 31s cut. The franchise was a pretty big seller, so it'd be silly not to release this even if the first two episodes of the chapter were unavailable. Right? Passed 18.

Urusei Yatsura TV volume 4: 5 seconds cut. There was a big thing back in the day against martial arts weaponry. This time it was nunchaku. Thankfully they're a lot more relaxed about such things these days. Passed PG.

Violence Jack - Slumking: 25 seconds cut. Violence Jack suffered pretty badly at the BBFC with its depictions of post-apocalyptic nastiness. Cut shots of a woman being sexually assaulted in this one. Passed 18.

Violence Jack - Hell's Wind: 6m 43s cut. Lots of violence cut out. Chainsaw evisceration and decapitation, people pulled apart by motocycles and a particularly grotesque POV shot of a woman's clothing being cut off with a knife. Passed 18.

Violence Jack - Evil Town: 30 seconds cut, or so the BBFC's website says. Manga had already removed a lot of content before submitting, as in its complete state it was probably one of the most effective pieces of horror ever made. I'm serious, it's strong stuff. I've seen a much more extended version, and even that has the worst parts pixelated (Japanese censorship in action). After the VHS releases all of Violence Jack was put out on a single DVD, and all cuts were held. Passed 18.

Wicked City: 1m 48s cut. Much like in Kawajiri's Ninja Scroll, his female leads tend to fall afoul of particularly nasty creatures (and by creatures I mean men). Passed 18.

Wings of Honneamise: Manga opted to remove an attempted rape scene to drop the rating from a 15 to a PG. The uncut scene found in US releases certainly leaves an impact.
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

You can still select to watch it from the extras menus, at which the DVD skips directly to the short's end credits. Passed 18.
Why?
 

Rosencrantz

Dragon Knight
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

Joshawott said:
You can still select to watch it from the extras menus, at which the DVD skips directly to the short's end credits. Passed 18.
Why?
Sounds like they didn't want to change their disc setup, so just shortened the footage down to the credits, allowing the OAV's to flow in the same order, albeit somewhat pointlessly
 

Shiroi Hane

Dragon Knight
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

Trimming the VOB file was presumably cheaper than re-authoring the whole thing.
 

Gavrev

Dandy Guy, in Space
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

I purchased the R1 re-issue of Gunbuster after learning that it derived from the original masters and not that god awful VHS stock which the R2 disc laboured under, and was pleased to find (beyond the better quality) that the episode 2 onsen sequence, which felt wrong as edited in the UK release, appeared to be restored (unusual for America to put nudity back in!?) but ironically discovered that a later episode (I believe it was episode 4) when Jung and Kazumi have a "slapping" confrontation over Noriko's breakdown, Jung's counter-slap to Kazumi's face is cut out.. Editing remains a mystery to me..
 

Ushio

Magical Girl
Re: Anime that is Cut in the UK... The definitive thread.

NormanicGrav said:
I was doing some random research on cut anime and I found this list, so feel free to add any of this to the front page.
Not wanting to be 'that guy' but if you're doing research at least credit your sources please, especially before giving others permission to go ahead to use them. Not that it really matters I guess, it just took me quite a while to compile lol. :wink: Glad it was deemed of interest though. :)

http://www.mangamuncher.blogspot.co.uk/ ... in-uk.html

...that's it I guess. >_>; Hope nothing else gets cut in the near future.
*logs off for another year or two*
 
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