Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, known in Japan as Hoshi no Kābī (星のカービィ, Kirby of the Stars) is an anime series based on the Kirby franchise. The series was produced by Warpstar Inc., a company formed between a joint investment between Nintendo and HAL Laboratory, Inc. The first half of the series was on the Kirby TV Channel for the Wii in Europe, running until 15 December 2011. A second run started again in 2012 with additional material such as game trailers. Episodes that were adapted by 4Kids Entertainment were subject to censorship to be more family friendly.[1]



Kirby- Right Back at Ya! - Episode 89 - Tooned Out - Bouncy Tiff Scene (Uncut Version)

USA censorship[]

  • In the 2nd episode "A Blockbuster Battle", the police station and bar scenes were entirely cut due to violence and drug content.[2]
  • In the 5th episode "Beware: Whispy Woods!", a metal chainsaw was digitally replaced with a laser chainsaw to seem less threatening.[3]
  • The 32nd episode "A Dental Dilemma" was banned for a while from airing in America because Fox thought it portrayed dentists in a bad light that would scare children. They would later change their mind as the episode later aired on 4KidsTV on September 23, 2006.
  • In the 89th episode "Tooned Out", Tiff's sexy scene in the "Fumu-tan" cartoon was deemed inappropriate for children and cut.[4]


  1. 15 Insane Ways Classic Cartoons Were Censored In America by Scott Baird, ScreenRant. 2016-12-14.
  2. A Blockbuster Battle: Removed and changed scenes, WiKirby. Accessed 2023-05-03.
  3. Beware: Whispy Woods!: Differences between versions, WiKirby. Accessed 2022-05-18.
  4. Tooned Out: Differences between versions, WiKirby. Accessed 2022-05-18.

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