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Digimon Tamers is a Japanese anime that was produced by Toei Animation. It ran from April 1, 2001 to March 31, 2002, the whole fiscal year in Japan. Due to Saban wanting to make the show more family friendly, the English dub was censored. This censored dub aired on Fox Kids/ABC Family in the United States and is still the only official English dub. Hulu airs this censored dub which is identical to the version that aired on Fox Kids/ABC Family.

Censorship[]

USA censorship[]

FOX KIDS/ABC Family[]

  • Episode 1
    1. The scene that shows Dark Tyrannomon finishing off Maildramon was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version a white flash was added, as a result the violence is not as intense.
    2. The scene where Kazu says "Aw man, overkill!" it was changed to "Aw man, that hurts!"
    3. The scene where a scientist says "Should I shoot, sir?" it was changed to "Shall I stop him?"
  • Episode 2
    1. The scene that shows Renamon's Diamond Star attack hitting Goblimon was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the uncensored version the sound effect makes it sound like the attack pierced Goblimon's skin. In the ABC Family version the sound effect was changed to sound less brutal.
    2. The scene where a student says "I think the principal has been drinking on the job." it was changed to "I think the principal has finally gone crazy."
    3. The scene that shows Renamon kicking Guilmon was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version it was replaced with a hit flash.
  • Episode 3
    1. The scene where Kazy says "Guilmon! Get away! You'll be killed!" it was changed to "Gulimon! Run away I'm begging ya!"
    2. Any scene that shows Galgomon shooting was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version the gunfire was replaced with laser fire.
    3. The scene that shows Galgomon shooting at Guilmon was cut.
    4. The scene that shows Galgomon's bullets missing Guilmon, which results in a car exploding was cut.
    5. The scene that shows Galgomon shooting at the "audience" was cut.
    6. The scene that shows a close up on Galgomon shooting was cut.
    7. The scene that shows a close up on Renamon scratching Galgomon was cut.
    8. The scene that shows a close up on Galgomon shooting was cut.
    9. The scene that shows Renamon scratching Galgomon's eyes was cut.
    10. The scene that shows Takato and Jenrya ducking behind a car was cut.
    11. The scene that shows Galgomon shooting at Takato and Jenrya was cut.
    12. The scene that shows Galgomon's gun pointed at the "audience" was cut.
    13. The scene that shows Galgomon's gun aimed at Ruki was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version Galgonmon's arm was digitally lowered, as a result he is no longer aiming the gun at Ruki.
    14. The scene that shows Renamon reaching the floor was shortened.
    15. The scene that shows Galgomon pointing his gun at Ruki, before Guilmon hits him was cut.
  • Episode 4
    1. The scene that shows Gorimon stepping on Guilmon's head was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version it was replaced with a hit flash.
    2. The scene that shows Terriermon taking a crap in the video game, was cut.
    3. The scene that shows Gorimon smashing Guilmon's head against the wall was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version it was replaced with a scene that shows Gorimon growling.
    4. The scene that shows Terriermon attempting to get Gorimon's attention.
    5. The scene that shows Gorimon spinning Terriermon was cut.
    6. The scene that shows Gorimon slamming Terriermon onto the ground was cut.
    7. The scene that shows Terriermon headbutting Gorimon was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version it was replaced with a hitflash.
    8. The scene where Henry Wong says "Finish off Gorimon!" it was changed to "All right now it is time to sharpen up that aim of yours."
    9. Any scene that shows Galgomon shooting was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version the gunfire was replaced with laser fire.
    10. The scene that shows Galgomon shooting was shortened.
    11. The scene that shows Henry Wong standing at his computer was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version Falgomon's gunfire was muted.
    12. The scene that shows Gorimon kicking Terriermon was cut.
    13. The scene where Guilmon says "Don't you hurt Takato!" was changed to Guilmon grunting.
    14. There scene where Takato says "If Terriermon doesn't evolve , they'll both be killed!" it was changed to "We can't waste any more time! Terriermon has to evolve to digienvolve to Galgomon!"
  • Episode 5
    1. The scene that shows Guilmon punching Culumon was cut.
    2. The scene that shows a close up on Culumon was cut.
    3. The scene where the referee says "One! Two! Three!" was cut.
    4. The line "Get up Culumoloooooonnnnnn!" was cut.
    5. The scene that shows Guilmon drawing a hexagram on the field was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version the hexagram was blurred.
    6. The scene that shows a overhead view of the Digital Field was cut.
  • Episode 6
    1. The scene that shows Renamon kicking Allomon was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version it was replaced with a pink impact screen.
    2. The scene where Rika says "We could have taken that thing down faster if you had evolved." it was changed to "We'll I'm not going to wait around for to digienvolve for when you feel like it."
    3. The line "When I look at something pathetic it pisses me off! Doesn't it piss you off too?" was changed to "And you know what that makes me? Huh angry!"
  • Episode 7
    1. The scene that shows Ruki patting Amaterasu was cut.
    2. The scene that shows a dark shadow appearing next to Ruki, while she is patting Amaterasu was cut.
    3. The scene that shows Takato standing in the middle of the street crying was shortened.
    4. The scene that shows Ruki's grandma's chat room was cut.
  • Episode 8
    1. The scene that shows a close up on a man holding a cigarette was cut.
    2. The scene that shows a close up on a lighter was cut.
    3. The scene that shows a close up on a man lighting a cigarette was cut.
    4. The scene that shows a close up on Impmon offering the man "fire" was cut.
    5. The scene that shows a man holding a cigarette while his wife is next to him, was modified for the FOX KIDS broadcast. In the FOX KIDS version the cigarette was digitally removed.
    6. The scene that shows Impmon using hi fire to try to light the cigarette, which results in the man dropping his cigarette was modified for the FOX KIDS broadcast. In the FOX KIDS version the cigarette was digitally removed.
    7. The scene that shows a close up on a gun was cut.
    8. The scene that shows Devidarmon throwing Guilmon against the ground was cut.
    9. The scene that shows Guilmon getting thrown against a wall, was modified for the ABC Family broadcast. In the ABC Family version it was replaced with a impact screen.
    10. The scene that shows Growmon's attack hitting the Hypnos's building was cut.
    11. The scene that shows Growmon crashing onto the ground was cut.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The original Japanese airing of each episode is completely uncensored.

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