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Censorship

This is a non-exhaustive list of television series and programs that have been censored or banned.

Contents

UK Censorship

CITV

  • Sailor Moon - Some blood was digitally removed, nudity was removed, and sexual situations were reduced.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures - One episode was censored due to the episode's violent content.
  • Hello Jadoo - One Episode Was Banned

Pick TV

  • Futurama - Swear words were removed in order to make it more family friendly.

Sky 1

  • Arrow - Violence was toned down.
  • Futurama - Violence was toned down and some language was removed.
  • King of the Hill - Some episodes were banned due to their violent content.
  • Simpsons - Violence was toned down and some language was removed.
  • South Park - Some episodes were banned due to the episodes being controversial.

Jetix UK

  • Shaman King - Violence was toned down, religious references were removed and blood was removed.

BBC UK

  • Simpsons - Swear words were removed and sexuality was toned down.
  • Star Trek - Some episodes were banned due to the controversial content.
  • Star Trek Deep Space Nine - Violence was toned down.
  • Star Trek The Next Generation - Some of the episodes were banned due to them showing controversial material.

E4

  • Big Bang Theory - Strong language and drug references was removed from the show and sexuality was toned down.

Channel 4

  • 100 (TV show) - Violence was toned down.
  • Angel - Violence was toned down.
  • Agents of Shield - Violence was toned down.
  • Big Bang Theory - Strong language and drug references was removed from the show and sexuality was toned down.
  • Friends - Language was toned down.
  • Futurama - Violence was toned down, sexuality was toned down and some language was removed.
  • Simpsons - Some adult humor and language was removed and sexuality was toned down.
  • Smallville - Violence was toned down.

Syfy UK

  • Angel - Violence was toned down for the TV broadcast.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Violence was toned down for the TV broadcast.

Cartoon Network UK

  • Adventure Time - Scenes that shows reckless violence were removed, sexuality was toned down and language was toned down.
  • Regular Show - Scenes that shows reckless violence were removed, sexuality was toned down and language was toned down.
  • Steven Universe - Nudity, sexuality and violence was removed.
  • Teen Titans Go! - Violence was toned down and scenes that had suggestive dialogue or suggestive scenes were removed.
  • Hello Jadoo - Crude Language Was Removed

BBFC

  • Angelic Layer - A commentary track was trimmed to remove the word 'retard' in order to receive a PG certificate.
  • Braceface - (volume 4) - A use of the word 'spaz' was removed in order to receive a PG certificate.
  • Gunbuster - (episode 2) - 36 seconds of sexualized nudity/imagery cut in order to receive a PG certificate.
  • Guyver - (episode 12) - Unknown 20 seconds of cuts made to receive a 15 certificate.
  • Lizzie McGuire - (volume 2) - Scenes of children electrocuting adults cut in order to receive a U certificate.
  • Street Fighter V - (volumes 1 and 2) - Cuts made to strong violence in order to receive a 12 certificate.
  • Urusei Yatsura - (volume 4) - Scene involving nunchucks removed in order to receive a PG certificate.

Nicktoons UK

  • Harvey Beaks - One of the episodes had a scene cut due to it show reckless behavior, and three of the episodes in the first season were banned.
  • Spongebob Squarepants - The show was edited for younger viewers.
  • The Loud House - The show was made more family friendly.
  • Banzi's Secret Diary - Violence Was Toned Down

Nickelodeon UK

Fox UK

  • The Walking Dead - Some graphic violence was removed.
  • Hello Jadoo - Spanking Scenes Are Removed In All Spanking Episodes (Except My Mom Is An Ailen)


Latin America Censorship

Cartoon Network Latin America

Disney XD Latin America

  • Gravity Falls - Some crude language was removed.
  • Ollie The Ostrich - Nudity, Violence, And Sexuality Were toned down

Mexico Censorship

Televisa

  • Ranma 1/2 - Sexuality was toned down.

Cartoon Network

  • Regular Show - Crude Language, sexuality and violence was toned down.

France Censorship

Boing France

Toonami France

Cartoon Network France

  • Hello Jadoo - Violence was toned down

USA Censorship

Federal law prohibits obscene, indecent and profane content from being broadcast on the radio or TV.

A&E

  • Sopranos - Nudity was removed, sexuality was toned down, violence was toned down and profanity was removed.

CW

  • Dragon Ball Z Kai - Violence was toned down.
  • Reign - Sexuality was toned down.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal - Violence and sexuality were toned down, and swear words were removed.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Violence and sexuality were toned down, and swear words were removed.

Disney Over The Moon

  • Dora The Explorer Unrated - Swear words were removed, sexual innuendo was removed and the show was made more family friendly Is Rated TV-14.

WGN

  • Cops - Strong language and nudity was censored.

Fox Kids

  • Beast Wars - Violence was toned down.
  • Cybersix - Violence was toned down, and the show was made more family friendly.
  • Digimon Adventure - Nudity and alcoholic references were removed, and violence was toned down.
  • Digimon Tamers - Alcoholic references were removed, and violence was toned down.
  • Escaflowne - Violence was toned down.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures - One episode was banned due to alcohol use Is Rated TV-MA.
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise - One of the episodes was pulled from reruns due to the 9/11 attacks, and violence was toned down.
  • Silver Surfer - In the comics Thanos loves Lady Death, in the show Lady Death is changed to Lady Chaos this is due to the show not being allowed to say the word death.
  • X-Men - The Dark Phoenix Saga is censored, in the comics when the phoenix destroys a solar system everyone in it dies. In the cartoon no one lives in that solar system. The show tones down the comics material.

Toon Disney

Disney XD

  • Doraemon - The show was made more family friendly.
  • Naruto Shippuden - The show was censored due to the Disney XD wanting a TV-PG rating.
  • Yo-Kai Watch - The show was censored due to the Disney XD wanting it to be more family friendly, and only some episodes from the third season were dubbed and censored by SDI Media. Also, some of the episodes and segments were cut from airing, which ended up producing even more plot holes.

Discovery Channel

  • Colony - Strong language was bleeped out.

Starz

  • Black Sails - When the Pilot was released on YouTube it was censored due to the show targeting a TV-14 rating. As a result Strong language and nudity was removed.
  • Spartacus - Graphic sex scenes were removed.

AMC

  • Breaking Bad - Nudity was blurred, and the words "Fuck" and "Shit" were Uncensored and the TV broadcast Is Rated TV-14-DL.
  • Preacher - The word "Fuck" was Is Rated TV-14-D.

Comedy Central

  • Drawn Together - Nudity and strong language were censored on the TV broadcast, the DVD is uncensored.
  • Futurama - Strong language is censored on both the TV broadcast and the DVD, was censored in order to get a TV-14-V rating.
  • Reno 911! - Strong language are bleeped out on the TV broadcast, but the DVD is uncensored.
  • South Park - The words "Fuck" and "Shit" were bleeped out on the TV broadcast, the word "Shit" was censored until season 14, and five episodes were banned due to making fun of the prophet Muhammad Is Rated TV-14-DL.

Syfy

  • Battlestar Galatica - Some scenes were removed from the TV broadcast due to time constraints.
  • Bitten - Nudity is censored on the TV broadcast, the DVD is uncensored, it order to get a TV-14 rating.
  • Caprica - Nudity and violence is censored in the pilot order to get a TV-14 rating the DVD has it uncensored.
  • Continuum - The word "Shit" was muted and sexuality was toned down.
  • Gurren Lagann - Sexuality was toned down and partial nudity was removed from the TV broadcast.
  • Lexx - Nudity and some violence was removed, and some scenes were removed due to time constraints.
  • Monster - Nudity was removed.
  • Rave Master - Violence and sexuality were toned down for the TV broadcast.
  • Spartacus - Due to the TV network standards nudity and strong language were removed from the TV broadcast.
  • Stargate SG-1 - Nudity was removed and violence was toned down, due to the show targeting a TV-14 rating. It is uncensored on the DVD's.
  • The Magicians - The word "Fuck" was muted on the TV broadcast.
  • The Expanse - The word "Fuck" was muted on the TV broadcast, and sexuality was toned down.

Kids WB

  • Baby Looney Tunes - One of the episodes censors the swear words that one of the characters says TV-MA.
  • Pokemon - Some episodes were banned, and violence was toned down for the TV broadcast.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures - One of the episodes was banned due to alcohol use.
  • Viewtiful Joe- Sexy Silvia's character name was changed to Go Go Silvia.

CBS

  • Dexter - The show was censored in order to air with a TV-14 rating, bloody images were cut, nudity was removed, strong language was censored, and sexual situations. The word Fuck was changed to frickin and mother lover.
  • Looney Tunes - Due to the networks standards some episodes were banned, and violence was toned down.
  • Without a Trace - Due to one of the episodes containing explicit sexual material, the FCC fined CBS.

ABC

  • Looney Tunes - Due to the networks standards some episodes were banned, and violence was toned down.
  • Gargoyles - The episode Deadly force was pulled from rotation.
  • Of Kings and Prophets - Some nudity was removed.
  • The Real O'Neals - Profanity is bleeped out.

BBC

  • Looney Tunes - Any scene that showed alcohol was cut
  • Top Gear - The word "fuck" is bleeped out.

Spike

  • Afro Samurai - Strong language, blood violence and some minor swear words were removed.
  • Blade: The Series - The TV version was rated TV-14 but to achieve that rating many scenes were edited or removed, any scene with nudity, graphic violence or strong language were removed. Spike latter released a unrated edition on DVD's.
  • Cops - Nudity and strong language are censored, in order to get a TV-PG-D/TV-14-D rating.
  • Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon - Strong language was bleeped out on TV broadcast, but the DVD is uncensored Is Rated TV-MA-L.
  • Stripperella - Nudity is blurred out on the TV broadcast, but it is uncensored on the DVD.

Fox

  • American Dad - When American Dad was on FOX many of the episodes were censored due to the networks strict standards on language but its uncensored on DVD.
  • America's Most Wanted - Strong language was bleeped out on the TV and on the DVD's.
  • Bordertown (2016 TV Series) - Strong Language is bleeped out on TV.
  • Cops - Nudity and strong language are censored.
  • The Cleveland Show - Strong language is bleeped out on TV but the DVD is uncensored.
  • Family Guy - When Family Guy airs on fox many of the episodes are censored due to the networks strict standards on language. Some episodes were completely removed, one such episode was the abortion episode, but the DVD is uncensored.
  • Simpsons - Strong language was censored on the TV broadcast and the DVD's.
  • The X-Files - The episode Home was removed from the network, due to being rated TV-MA for graphic violence and blood and banned from television, but it's featured on DVD.

TBS

  • American Dad - Nudity was censored and some sexual references and strong language was cut of the TV broadcast version in order to get a TV-14 rating. The word shit is was uncensored due to being on a different network, the DVD's are uncensored.
  • Futurama - Religious references were bleeped out for the TV broadcast.
  • Sex in the City - Nudity was censored, sexually explicit dialogue was removed and the show was made more family friendly.

4KIDS

  • Kirby: Right Back at Ya! - Some violence, alcohol use, guns, profanity, weapons and bathroom humor were cut.
  • Ojamjo Doremi - Violence, death and alcohol use were cut, and only the first season (minus episode 30 because of religious references) was dubbed.
  • One Piece - Perhaps 4Kid's most notoriously censored title; it was heavily cut and modified to remove its dark elements and violence in order to get a TV-14 rating. Now that the show is owned by FUNimation, they releases the show uncut with a TV-MA-L rating.
  • Pokémon - Some episodes were banned, violence was toned down and religious references were removed.
  • Sonic X - Alcoholic references were removed, violence and sexuality were toned down due to the show targeting a TV-MA rating.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) - One of the episodes was banned due to graphic violence.
  • Yu-Gi-OH Duel Monsters - Any scenes that showed strong violence were toned down, any mention of death was removed from the show and replaced with different words to keep the show more family friendly, any scenes with wine were changed to juice, and all guns on the show were removed. The character outfits were modified to be more kid friendly. Due to these changes the show was rated TV-MA.
  • F-Zero: GP Legend - TBA
  • Doraemon - The Scene Where Nobi, Sneech & Big G watching Green Screen was cut off on 4Kids TV Airings, Same as Adult Swim Airings [1]

History Channel

  • Vikings - Violence and nudity were either toned down or completely removed to get a TV-14 rating. The uncensored Blu-Ray discs are rated TV-MA-L.

Cartoon Network USA

  • Baby Looney Tunes - One of the episodes censors the swear words that one of the characters says Is Rated TV-14-DLSV.
  • Batman Brave and the Bold - One of the episodes was banned due to sexual innuendo.
  • Blue Dragon - Sexual references were removed, violence was toned down due to the show targeting a TV-Y7-FV rating.
  • Cow and Chicken - Sexual references and some crude language was removed.
  • Dexter's Laboratory - One of the episodes was banned.
  • Dragon Ball - Sexual references, swear word, nudity and blood were removed. And any reference to death or killing was removed or altered. Due to the show targeting a TV-Y7 FV rating.
  • Dragon Ball Z - Blood was removed, language was removed and any mention of death was removed from the show.
  • G-Force Guardians of Space - Violence was toned down.
  • Justice League Unlimited - The episode Task Force X could not use the term suicide.
  • Looney Tunes - Some episodes were removed from broadcast TV due to racism, some of the violence was removed in order to be more family friendly.
  • Mobile Fighter G Gundam - Religious references and nudity were removed. Due to the show targeting a TV-Y7 rating,
  • Mobile Suit Gundam - Nudity was removed from the show, due to it targeting a TV-Y7 FV rating.
  • Mobile Suit: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Blood, swear words and nudity were removed. Violence and sexuality were toned down due to the show targeting a TV-Y7 FV rating.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing - Violence, profanity and any reference towards killing or death were removed due to the show targeting a TV-Y7 FV rating.
  • MGM Cartoons - Some episodes were removed from broadcast TV due to racism, some of the violence was removed in order to be more family friendly.
  • My Gym Partner's a Monkey - One episode was banned due to being too vulgar.
  • Naruto - Alcoholic drinks, mild language, mild sexual situations, and blood and death remain but they were reduced. The uncensored DVD adds it back in.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion - Alcoholic drinks were removed, language was censored, nudity and sexual innuendo was removed.
  • Outlaw Star - Nudity was censored, violence was toned down, clothing was digitally added in and altered, sexual themes were censored and one of the episodes was nothing aired due to sexual themes.
  • Powerpuff Girls Z: In one episode, the characters that would be the evil and male versions of the protagonists, peed from the top of a building, the scene was changed so that they took a hose from a building and splashed water on whoever was below. Sedusa was able to notice her forcing her arm (the only one she can't seduce) against her breasts, this scene was cut. In one episode Blossom discovers during PE class that someone cut her shorts and removed a piece of her back, exposing her panties. And to her misfortune, she only realized this after she put it on, the scene that shows how well the cut looked was removed. In the final episode, Ken has to remove the special energy from his talking robot dog, Pooch, but the actual scene includes several screams and Pooch slowly falling down as if he were someone dying. This scene was cut and he was just hanging up and falling to the ground.
  • Rave Masters - Violence and sexuality were toned down for the TV broadcast.
  • Stoked! - Crude language was removed.
  • Sailor Moon - Blood, nudity, alcoholic references and sexual situations were removed.
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast - Strong language was bleeped out of the TV broadcast and some scenes were modified in order to be more family friendly.
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars (TV Show) - Violence and sexuality were toned down for the TV broadcast.
  • Techi Muyou - Nudity was removed, and violence and sexuality were toned down.
  • Tenchi Universe - Nudity, blood, alcoholic references and profanity were removed from the show due to it targeting a TV-Y7 rating.
  • Tenchi in Tokyo - Nudity, blood, alcoholic references and profanity were removed from the show due to it targeting a TV-Y7 rating.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball - The TV show was censored in the usa in order to get a TV-Y7-FV rating, some of the violence was toned down.
  • The Big O - Violence was toned down, blood was digitally removed, alcohol was removed and smoking was removed.
  • The Powerpuff Girls - One of the episodes was banned Is Rated TV-14-DV.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures - One episode was banned due to alcohol use.
  • Tom and Jerry - Some of the violence was removed in order to be more family friendly and some episodes were banned.
  • Total Drama Island - Crude language was censored and nudity was blurred out, and sexual innuendo was cut.
  • Total Drama Action - Sexual innuendo and strong language was removed.
  • Total Drama World Tour - Sexual innuendo and strong language was removed.
  • Total Drama Revenge of the Island - Removed some references to other companies.
  • Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race - Any reference to death was removed.
  • Transformers Armada - Violence was toned down.
  • Transformers Energon - Alcoholic references were removed.
  • Voltron - Violence was toned down, blood was digitally removed and any reference to death was removed.
  • YuYu Hakusho - Blood, offensive imagery, alcoholic references and smoking were removed, and violence was toned down.

Adult-Swim

  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Strong Language and nudity is censored, asshole was censored until season 3, shit was censored until season 10, The first six volumes are still censored but on the Volume 7 and Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 DVDs, the profanity is uncensored but the nudity is still censored. One of the episodes was banned.
  • Black Lagoon - The word "Fuck" was bleeped out and violence was toned down Is Rated TV-14-D.
  • Blue Gender - The anime was censored in order to appeal to a boarder audience, nudity, sex and graphic violence were completely removed.
  • Check it out! with Dr. Steve Brule - Strong language and explicit dialogue is censored both on TV and DVD. Shit was censored at first, but it is uncensored after the first two seasons Is Rated TV-MA-L.
  • Code Geass - Nudity was pixelated for the TV broadcast.
  • Cowboy Bebop - Drug references were cut, crude language was removed and all sexual references were removed. Blood effects were so digitally removed. Three episodes were pulled from the TV broadcast.
  • Deadman Wonderland - Scenes with nudity and the words "Fuck" and "Shit" were censored for the TV broadcast Is Rated TV-14-DL.
  • FLCL - Strong language and nudity were removed.
  • Futurama - Religious references were bleeped out for the TV broadcast.
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Along Complex - The words "Shit" and "Fuck" were censored for the TV broadcast.
  • Hellsing Ultimate - Some nudity was removed.
  • Inuyasha - Nudity and sexual innuendo were censored.
  • Kill La Kill - Nudity and sexual situations were censored.
  • Metalacolypse - Strong Language and Nudity is censored both on TV and the first two seasons on DVD, but it is uncensored on Seasons 3 and 4 on DVD and Blu-ray. Violence was also extended on the season 3 DVD as well.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 - Violence was toned down, alcohol was removed, and any reference towards death or killing was removed and swear words were removed.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion - The word shit was censored, nudity and sexual innuendo were censored.
  • Off the Air - Strong Language ("Fuck" and "Cum" This Uncensored Has Rated TV-14-DV) is Uncensored, "Shit" is also censored sometimes but not other times. Phone Numbers, License plates, logos, etc. are blurred out. Nudity (Female breasts) are Uncensored.
  • Paranoia Agent - Nudity and strong language and anything reference to religion was censored. Partial nudity, strong language, and religion has since come back (though full nudity, like nipples, are still censored.) One episode later aired with a suicide disclaimer.
  • Parasyte - The scene that shows Migi turns into a penis was cut.
  • Rick and Morty - Strong Language is censored on TV, but its uncensored on DVD/Blu-Ray. Shit is usually uncensored on TV, but some it is sometimes censored.
  • Robot Chicken - Strong language such as fuck and cunt is bleeped out on TV but uncensored on DVD/Blu-Ray, asshole was censored until season 2, and shit was censored until season 7.
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast - Strong language was bleeped out on the TV, it remains censored on the DVD.
  • Samurai Champloo - The word "Shit" was muted and nudity was censored.
  • Sailor Moon - Some blood was digitally removed, nudity was removed, and sexual situations were censored.
  • Sealab 2021 - Strong language were bleeped out in both TV and DVD.
  • Squidbillies - Strong language such as fuck is censored on both TV and DVD. The word "Goddamn" was censored until season 8 and the word "Shit" was censored until season 9.
  • Super Milk-Chan - Strong language was removed from the show.
  • Tenchi Muyo! GXP - Nudity was removed from the show in order to make it more family friendly.
  • Sword Art Online - The words "Shit" and "Goddamn" were bleeped out for the TV broadcast. The rape scene in "Taboo Index" was heavily censored and shortened.
  • The Boondocks - Strong language such as fuck is censored but its uncensored on DVD, the word "Asshole" was censored until season 2, the word "Pussy" was censored until season 3, and the word "Shit" is uncensored in season 4. Nudity is also pixellated, and one episode satirizing R. Kelly blurred out a scene where an underage girl gets peed on. Two season 2 episodes were banned in the USA for making fun of BET Network, and two season 3 episodes were banned for mocking Tyler Perry. Every episode except "the story of jimmy rebel" has since come back, though in one of the previously banned episodes all instances of BET's logo were digitally removed.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Nudity was censored.
  • Trigun - Strong language was cut, nudity was removed and violence was toned down.

GameTap

  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast - Strong Language was bleeped out on the internet, it remains censored on the website.

Amazon Instant Video

  • Stargate SG-1 - Nudity was removed, and the violence was toned down in order to get a TV-14 rating.
  • The Grand Tour - The word "fuck" is bleeped out.

NBC

  • Aquarius - Strong language, nudity and crude slang were removed, and some scenes were trimmed down due to time constraints.
  • Hannibal - Nudity was censored, one of the episode's was pulled from the network due to the episode having a teacher teaching students how to kill.
  • The Office - The words "Fuck", "Shit", "Asshole", and "Goddamn" are bleeped out, and some violence was removed from the TV reruns and from the DVD's.

FX

  • American Horror Story - Violence was toned down for the TV broadcast.
  • Archer - Strong language is censored on the TV and the DVD's.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Strong language was bleeped out on the TV, but the DVD's are uncensored.
  • Sons of Anarchy - Sexuality was toned down and some scenes were removed due to time constraints.

FXX

  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Strong language are bleeped out in TV but the DVD is uncensored.

Syndication

  • Battle of the Planets - Violence and alcohol was toned down.
  • Robotech - Nudity was removed, and violence was toned down.
  • Star Sheriffs - Violence was toned down.
  • Star Blasers - Violence was toned down, alcoholic references were removed.

Nickelodeon

Nicktoons USA

  • Dragon Ball Z Kai - Violence was toned down and blood was digitally removed.
  • Digimon Fusion - Sexuality was toned down and violence was toned down.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures - One of the episodes was banned due to alcohol use.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V - Violence and sexuality were toned down and swear words were removed.

USA Network

  • Burn Notice - Some scenes were cut due to the runtime.
  • Mr. Robot - Strong language was muted on the TV broadcast.
  • Sailor Moon - Some blood was digitally removed, nudity was removed, and sexual situations were reduced.

Jetix USA

  • Digimon Data Squad - Swear words and Alcoholic references was removed and violence was toned down.
  • Digimon Savers - Alcoholic references were removed.

Indonesia Censorship

Nick Indonesia

India Censorship

Cartoon Network India

Nick India

HBO Asia

  • Game of Thrones - Nudity, violence and strong language are censored in India.

Toonami India

Japan Censorship

MBS

  • Blood-C - Scenes that showed strong violence were censored, shadows were used to tone down the violence.
  • To Love-Ru - Nudity was censored.
  • To Love-Ru Darkness - Nudity was censored.
  • To Love-Ru Darkness 2 - Nudity was censored.

Chiba TV

  • Higurashi: When They Cry - Scenes that showed strong violence were censored, shadows were used to tone down the violence.

TV Tokyo

  • Cowboy Bebop - 21 episodes were pulled from the TV broadcast after complaints about its graphic content.
  • Gurren Lagann - Sexuality was toned down for the TV broadcast.
  • Kare Kano - A scene that shows intercourse was cut from the TV broadcast, it was added back into the home video release.

Animax

  • Earth Maiden Arjuna - One of the episodes was pulled from broadcast TV due to controversial material.

Tokyo MX

  • Akame ga Kill - Scenes that showed strong violence were censored, shadows were used to tone down the violence.
  • Big Order - Nudity was censored.
  • Black Lagoon - Strong language was censored.
  • Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Scenes that showed strong violence were censored, black bars were used to tone down the violence on the TV broadcast.
  • Deadman Wonderland - Scenes that showed strong violence were censored, shadows were used to tone down the violence. Strong language was bleeped out and nudity was censored.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Any scene that showed underage smoking was censored.
  • Manyuū Hiken-chō - Nudity was censored.
  • Terra Formars - Scenes that showed strong violence were censored, black bars were used to tone down the violence.
  • Tokyo Ghoul - Scenes that showed strong violence were censored, shadows were used to tone down the violence.
  • Tokyo Ghoul Root A - Scenes that showed strong violence were blurred out.

Kenya Censorship

DSTV

  • Adventure Time - The show was banned due to it being "pro gay".
  • Clarence - The show was banned due to it being "pro gay".
  • Hey Arnold! - The show was banned due to it being "pro gay".
  • Loud House - The show was banned due to it being "pro gay".
  • Steven Universe - The show was banned due to it being "pro gay".
  • The Legend of Korra - The show was banned due to it being "pro gay".
  • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes - The show was banned due to it being "pro gay".
  • Ollie The Ostrich - Violence and sexuality were toned down

Canada Censorship

BBC Kids Canada

  • Red Dwarf - Sexuality was toned down and swear words were removed.

M3

  • Reign - Sexuality was toned down.

Teletoon

  • 6Teen - Nudity was pixelated.
  • Johnny Test - One episode was banned.
  • Total Drama Island - Nudity, strong language and offensive gestures were censored.

Teletoon at Night/Detour on Teletoon

  • The Boondocks - Strong language was fully censored.

Treehouse TV

YTV

  • Escaflowne - Violence was toned down.
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Along Complex - One of the episodes was banned.
  • Red Dwarf - Sexuality was toned down and swear words were removed.
  • Sailor Moon - Some blood was digitally removed, nudity was removed, and sexual situations were reduced.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - One episode was removed due to animal abuse.
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? - The show was made more family-friendly.
  • Banzi's Secret Diary - Violence Was Toned Down

Nickelodeon Canada

The Comedy Network

  • South Park - One episode was censored as the American broadcasting did the same thing with this episode.

Cartoon Network Canada

  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - A beginning scene in one episode was cut.

Asia Censorship

Toonami Asia

Southeast Asia Censorship

Main article: Southeast Asia TV censorship

  • Family Guy- This show is banned in Indonesia due to it's offensive content. However, the show is still airing in surrounding countries like Malaysia.

Disney Channel Asia

  • Star vs. The Forces of Evil - Sexuality was toned down.
  • Big City Greens - Crude language was removed and violence was toned down
  • Ollie The Ostrich - Violence,nudity, sexuality,and religious references were toned down

Disney XD Southeast Asia

  • Gravity Falls - Crude language was removed and violence was toned down.
  • Kaitou Joker - Violence was toned down, some dark themes were removed from the show and sexuality was toned down and alcoholic beverages were censored.

Disney Junior Asia


Cartoon Network Asia

Australia Censorship

9Go!

  • The Looney Tunes Show - Some crude language was removed and violence was toned down.
  • Titeuf - nudity was toned down

ABC Me

  • Ollie The Ostrich - the show was made more family friendly
  • Hello Jadoo - Violence was toned down
  • Banzi's Secret Diary - The show was made more family friendly


Cartoon Network Australia

  • Adventure Time - A number of episodes have received cuts for mild language, violence, and innuendo in order to receive a PG rating.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door - Violence was toned down.
  • Chowder - Crude language was removed.
  • Clarence - Violence was toned down.
  • My Gym Partner's a Monkey - One episode was banned after Steve Irwin's death.
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack - Violence was tinned down and smoking was removed.
  • Regular Show - Crude language, sexual innuendo and any scene that has reckless behavior were cut.
  • Sailor Moon - Some blood was digitally removed, nudity was removed, and sexual situations were censored.
  • Steven Universe - Sexual innuendo is cut and the violence is toned down.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball - Unlike the USA's censorship (witch was only minor edits for the most part) the Australian censorship cuts out any scene that has suggestive dialogue or violence.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy - Violence was toned down.
  • The Tom and Jerry Show - Violence was toned down.
  • Wakfu - Some sexuality was removed.
  • Hello Jadoo - Spanking Scenes Are Removed

New Zealand Censorship

TVNZ

  • Simpsons - All Itchy and Scratchy cartoons are/were absent.

Central/Eastern Europe Censorship

Boomerang CEE

Cartoon Network CEE

  • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes - The show was made more family friendly.
  • Regular Show - Crude language was removed.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball - The show was made more family friendly.
  • The Powerpuff Girls (2016) - Some scenes were removed in order to make it more family friendly.
  • Yo-kai Watch - Violence was toned down and the show was made more family friendly.
  • Hello Jadoo - Violence Was Toned Down

Nickelodeon CEE

  • Breadwinners - The series was refused to air on Nickelodeon CEE. Later it was aired on Nicktoons CEE in 2019.
  • Banzi's Secret Diary - Crude Language Was Removed
  • Henry The Cat - Violence was toned down

Russia/Southeastern Europe Censorship

Cartoon Network RSEE

Nickelodeon

Turkey Censorship

Cartoon Network Turkey

  • Regular Show - Scenes that showed reckless violence were removed, sexuality was toned down and language was toned down for the Turkish broadcast.
  • Hello Jadoo - Violence,nudity,and toilet humor were toned down and Strong language was removed
  • Oggy and The Cockroaches - Violence was toned down
  • Steven Universe - In October 10th 2016, The show was officially cancelled or banned for unknown reasons.[1]


Germany Censorship

FSK (Germany)

  • Bible Black - Cut further than necessarily from its uncensored hardcore adult version in order to receive a 16 rating.

VIVA (Germany)

  • American Dad - Season 8 (9 on the DVDs) Episode 1 "Love, American Dad Style" was banned from airing on the channel due to disturbing and graphic content (particularly with the ending with Roger skinning Jeff, and wearing his skin), it did later air on Comedy Central Germany.

Poland Censorship

Cartoon Network Poland

  • Dexter's Laboratory - Some scenes were removed in order to make the show more family friendly.
  • Regular Show - Some violence and crude language was removed.

South Korea Censorship

KMRB (South Korea)

  • Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic - Season 1 was edited for a 15 rating.
  • Oreimo - Edited for a 15 rating.

Saudi Arabia Censorship

BBTV Channel 7

  • Phineas and Ferb - Sexuality was toned down and the show was made more family friendly.

Cartoon Network MENA

  • Ben 10 - Sexuality was toned down.
  • Ben 10: Ultimate Alien - Some sexuality was removed
  • Steven Universe - Some violence, sexuality and nudity was removed. As October 10th 2016, The show was officially cancelled or banned for unknown reasons.[2]


Spacetoon

  • Hamtaro - Sexuality was toned down.
  • Detective Conan - Swear words, religious references, alcoholic references were removed, sexuality was toned down and blood was digitally removed.

MBC3

UAE Censorship

MBC UAE

  • Simpsons - All alcoholic, and religious references were removed.

Italy Censorship

Cartoon Network Italy

Super!

  • Kaeloo - Some violence was removed.

Philippine Censorship

  • Bob The Builder (2015) - the show was banned in the philippines due to many fans of 1998 show for hating a new version of the reboot.

References

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