[Updated on 3rd Sept. with new examples]
As we announced a few weeks ago our upcoming release of Tokyo Ghoul on DVD and Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (pictured left) will be released uncut and uncensored on 28th September. (You can pre-order it now from the likes of Amazon UK, Base.com, Zavvi and through our own web shop.) Some of may be wondering what exactly uncut and uncensored means in the context of the show and our release, so we thought we highlight that very subject.
This post is going to show you examples of the differences between the original TV broadcast version that aired in Japan that in turn was simulcast to the UK (which for the purposes of this post we will now refer to as the “censored” version) and then the version that everyone wanted to see, the ‘uncut’ version, as it will be on our release. Sometimes there may only be a little of bit of censorship or it could be a lot. But either way it was enough to warrant being censored for the original broadcast. In the case of Tokyo Ghoul, censorship appeared on parts of the screen being hidden by a black shadow. The images below highlight the differences, but trust us when we say there’s some proper gory stuff that was censored as the show progresses.
A heads up now: expect some potentially gory images to follow.
To to be safe we’re throwing a Not Safe For Work (NSFW) warning.
Also to save us from possibly spoiling parts of the series for those who haven’t seen the show before, we have tried to keep pictures as ambiguous as possible, but we still need to show you examples of the differences so all the images below are taken from episode 1 specifically.
You can click on the images to enlarge them.
Update: 3rd September.
We had requests for a few more examples of what we highlighted above. So what we’ve done is looked at episode 2 specifically and added a few new examples below of differences between our upcoming uncut release and the TV broadcast version, including two showing off an entirely unique way that scenes were censored.
As we said, sometimes the level of censorship can vary, but we hope this has provided an example of just how much more violent and gory elements of the programme were that were ultimately censored for it’s TV broadcast. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details on what to expect with out release of Tokyo Ghoul but as this post has highlighted it’s 100% the uncut version of show that is included on both our DVD and Limited Edition Blu-ray versions.