Steven Universe Censored Violence Against Watermelons
Despite being hailed as a supposedly "progressive" show, Steven Universe features a sickening amount of violence ... against watermelons. In one episode, Steven creates some watermelon beings that get slightly overprotective of him (i.e., they start attacking people), so Steven's so-called friends viciously slaughter a bunch of them.
Warner Bros. TelevisionWas this episode guest directed by Tarantino?!
Luckily, various countries saw it fit to protect children from all that fruity gore. Here's the scene from above as it aired in Latin America:
Warner Bros. TelevisionNow she yells "Group hug!"
Other regions, like Oceania and Southeast Asia, removed the watermelon violence altogether, collectively saving parents millions in therapy bills. Several countries also censored the opposite of a fruit dying: yes, a vegetable being born. In the episode entitled "Onion Friend," Steven's onion friend shows him a tape of his birth, as one does. You never see the recording itself, only Steven's reaction, but that was already too gross for Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Turkey, North Africa, and all of the Middle East (which, except for Israel, has since stopped airing the show).
Warner Bros. TelevisionWe think we accidentally saw a video of his conception after taking a wrong turn on PornHub.
And of course, many countries don't like the fact that not every single character in this show is 100% straight. The UK censored shots of two female characters dancing together, while Kenya straight up banned the show for "promoting homosexuality" by ... acknowledging it exists. It's like they think millions of kids are gonna say "Wait, you can DO that?!" and go off and be gay. (It's probably more like thousands, relax.)
Dragon Ball Z Replaced "Hell" With "Home For Infinite Losers"
Some characters in Dragon Ball Z spend more time dead than alive, which became a problem when the show first came to America, where cartoon characters are cursed with eternal life (Grandpa Simpson has been yearning for sweet oblivion for over 30 years). So, whenever a character died in DBZ, the dubbers at Funimation simply added a line saying they had "gone to another dimension." You know, a dimension with fluffy clouds where you get a halo on your head.
ToeiThe halo usually appears after a nice, refreshing nap.