QUOTE(Askari_0 @ Jun 11 2005, 10:51 AM)
This is why NARUTO! on toonami is going to suck
*Takes a deep breath*
1 Blood is extremely heavy in the Japanese versions and all of that is going to edited out.
2 with no blood there will be no more desert funeral or desert coffin no more Zazuba getting stabbed with many many sharp objects. and many of the really cool attacks wont give blood shed like they would in reality
3 [spoiler] and no blood on the sword with witch the 3rd is impaled [/spoiler]
4 no more cursing
5 no nore harem no jutsu (Mass Sexy Technique)
6 no more flirting paradise
7 no bloody noses afer harem no justsu
8 really whacked up names of techniques (Beloved Sharingan)
9 really messed up names of characters (Uchiha Sauske, Uzamaki Naruto, and other characters with really weird names (Beloved Kakashi)
10 Probably no more giant shrunken sticking out of Inari's back in first episode
11 no more coughing up blood
12 CARTOON NETWORK/ TOONAMI SUCK!!!!!! THEY ARE GOING TO KILL NARUTO!
This is why you also need to get your facts straight. The following is a list of facts released in press releases and Anime Insider or other such magazine information (the latter wich have been confirmed by other sources, because sometimes anime magazines tend to release rumors as facts). This is all we know of Naruto's licensing (everything below was originally posted by whosasking and faucon on the Adult Swim message boards):
1. The series has been licensed to Viz Media
. It was originally licensed to ShoPro Entertainment, but it merged with Viz Communications recently to form the combined Viz Media. As separate entities, the two companies cooperated in such series as InuYasha and, most recently, Zatch Bell.
2. The television rights to at least 50 of the episodes have been sold to Cartoon Network, and they have announced that they intend to show it on the Toonami block in order to best reach the show's target audience of older kids (the 10-and-up crowd). It is currently scheduled to air in September.
3. On a related note, Toonami is currently undergoing a minor restructuring in order to accommodate more mature programming. Because cable networks are wary of attracting the attention of Congress, who is still debating the possibility of extending the oversight power of the FCC to cable networks (an article in June 3rd's USA Today rekindled my personal concerns over this), CN is addressing the issue very carefully. The intention is for the last hour of Toonami, the 10PM-11PM slot, to contain programming that could potentially cross into the TV-PG rating (this is because the FCC allows more mature content past 10PM, so even if the FCC gains cable oversight, CN is safe). This would allow for the airing of more mature content that would allow better preservation of anime that would air in this slot (as cuts are a constant concern of anime fans). With the prospect of the remastered Dragon Ball Z airing in this slot with a TV-PG rating, there is a possibility that Naruto will also be made to fit the more-liberal TV-PG rating rather than its norm: the tight TV-Y7 rating.
4. Dubbing of the series will take place in California, at Studiopolis in Los Angeles (the same studio that dubbed Zatch Bell). This is promising because most people would agree that California talent is the highest quality in anime dubs. It has been confirmed that Steven Jay Blum
(recognized for many roles familiar to [as] and Toonami fans) will play the role of Kakashi
. It is also confirmed that the voice of the main character has been cast; however, little is known of the actor/actress other than that he/she is believed to be relatively new to the business. Vic Mignogna (Ed Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist) is also interested in the series but, to date, no role has been confirmed for him.
5. Viz will take responsibility for the editing of content, rather than CN. Depending on CN's input, the fineness of the editing, and the rating targer, things may or may not be altered. If the series is edited with a TV-PG rating in mind (as is hoped), the editing will be reduced to an acceptable minimum. We currently have no hard facts concerning the editing, but can make educated guesses about the nature of the content should a TV-PG rating be targeted:
a.) The display of blood will be allowed so long as it is not flowing or spurting (it is believed that a sensitive scene concerning a self-stab of the hand will remain in place). This would allow almost all depictions of violence to be portrayed as is.
b.) The "Sexy no Jutsu" technique and any depictions of an indecent nature will be tastefully obscured. As such a move is already made in the Naruto videogames, most see this as a small and acceptable sacrifice. Note that this is different from voyeurism and other near-indecent activities--these should remain as is.
c.) Subtle depictions of possible homosexual relationships between characters will remain in place, as will the gender of any cross-dressed characters.
d.) Issues of drinking remain unclear. It is unknown whether or not the TV-PG rating allows for the depiction of accidental underage drunkenness, as underage drunkenness in itself would be a morally-sensitive issue.
6. Viz assures us that they will release completely uncut versions of the episodes on DVD, complete with the original voice tracks.
7. This is currently only conjecture, but one backed by strong corroborating facts. Taking a page from Rurouni Kenshin, the unique Japanese terminologies employed in techniques, titles, and so on will remain intact, as will the character names. This conjecture is supported by the move by Viz Comics to adjust the text of the Naruto manga to support such an unaltered transition.