The Edit List
Yu Yu Hakusho 59, 60 & 61

by Mike Majeski, Jun 27th 2004
59. The Shadow of the Elder Toguro

1. IN RECAP – The shot of Kurama replaced with a close-up of his face. (It shows less blood)

2. IN RECAP – The close-up shot of Karasu, after Kurama's attack hits. The blood from the corner of Karasu's mouth has been removed.

3. Yusuke's “Hell, he didn't say how long he'd hibernate.” changed to “Heh, he didn't say how long he'd hibernate.” Talking about Hiei after his match with Bui.

4. Shot of Shizuru lighting up a cigarette just before she contemplates her baby brother's mood (scared stiff) – CUT.

5. Yukina's “I went by one of the crushed concession stands and pulled out a pack of drinks. I thought it might cheer you up before your next fight.” – CUT.

6. Kuwabara's “You really are something special Yukina. But I don't need drinks like those to cheer me up, or to have a good time, and if I did I'd always drink responsibly. Besides, with the power of our love shining through, I'll beat him in point-five seconds.” – CUT. (Hmm, editing out the suggested under age drinking?)

7. Yusuke's “Holy hell.” changed to “Incredible!” as he sees the younger Toguro carrying the ring from the other stadium on his back.

8. Close-up shot of Shizuru, just before the start of the third round, has her cigarette removed.

9. Shot of Kuwabara slicing Elder Toguro in half replaced with a shot from a different angle (from which the damage isn't so graphic)

10. Shot of Kuwabara pulling his sword out of the Elder Tugoro – CUT.

11. The shot of the Elder Toguro (sliced from shoulder to navel), just after Kuwabara apologizes for cutting him, - CUT.

12. In the shot of the Elder Toguro's attack, all blood has been removed from Kuwabara's wounds and the Toguro's fingers

13. The shot showing Toguro's fingers (elongated like spikes) impaling Kuwabara changed too a shot of Kuwabara (after Tugoro pulls his fingers out) collapsing onto the ground.

14. Shot of Kuwabara impaled by Toguro's fingers (After the commercial break) – CUT.

15. Blood from Toguro's “paper cut” (the wound from Kuwabara's attack) has been removed.

16. Blood from the corner of Kuwabara's mouth has been removed in his close-up shot.

17. Blood from Kuwabara's wounds has been removed.

18. Shot of Toguro impaling Kuwabara for the second time – CUT.

19. Toguro's “Don't cry Kuwabara. It isn't your fault the old wench couldn't stay. Go and question her yourself if you don't believe me.” – CUT.

20. Shot of Toguro's fingers sticking out of Kuwabara's chest as Toguro says “Another few inches and I can pick out your heart.” – CUT.

21. Close-up shot of Kuwabara's wounds (the ones with Toguro's fingers sticking out of them) as blood squirts out of them – CUT.

22. Spray of blood removed as Toguro removes his fingers from Kuwabara's chest.

23. Shot of Toguro impaling the Genkai Puppet during his little tale – CUT.

24. Toguro's “Muttering some final rubbish to her failed apprentice, the woman's soul drifted away to some quiet corner of Hell.” changed to “Muttering some final rubbish to her failed apprentice, the woman's soul drifted away to some quiet corner of Oblivion.”

25. In the above edit, Toguro's fingers piercing the Genkai puppet are removed.

26. Close-up of the Genkai puppet as blood drips from its mouth – CUT.

27. Kuwabara's “I'm gonna kill you, you better know that.” changed to “I'm gonna get you, you better know that”

28. NOT AN EDIT – Kuwabara's “Die!!” before his attack left in (courious considering the previous edit)

29. Toguro's “Oh damn.” Changed to “Oh no.” as he gets hit with Kuwabara's attack.

30. Shots of Toguro being shot apart by Kuwabara's attack – CUT.

31. Koto's “Oh, yet another new attack from Kuwabara! This one looks like a variation on his normal Spirit Sword!” – CUT. (time cut, probably)

32. Close-up shot of Toguro coughing up blood before seemingly expiring – CUT.

33. Shot of Juri counting over the dismembered Toguro changed to an angle that doesn't show the carnage.

34. Close-up shot of Toguro as he says “Do you really think it's over?” – CUT.

35. Shot of Toguro pulling himself back together – CUT.

36. The puddle of blood underneath Toguro as he pulls himself together is removed.

37. IN PREVIEW – Shot of Toguro sliced into pieces and falling to the ground CHANGED TO a close-up shot of Kuwabara.

38. IN PREVIEW – Yusuke's “Kuwabara has a tough time in front of him, and while we've kind of gotten used to him blowing his fights, he has to win now or we're in some serious crap.” changed to “Kuwabara has a tough time in front of him, and while we've kind of gotten used to him blowing his fights, he has to win now or we're in some serious mess.”

39. IN PREVIEW – Shot of Toguro pulling himself together (again) replaced with the continuation of the close-up of Kuwabara.

40. IN PREVIEW – Shot added – of a distorted Toguro attacking.


Now, I'm confused. At one point Kuwabara can't threaten to kill someone, but he can tell someone to die as he attacks a few seconds later? Really, what is the difference? And as I said before, this is all stuff they allowed earlier in the Dark Tournament. I guess someone complained about it, and the censors where forced to change their editing criteria.
All in all not the most heavily edited episode. But I have to admit it was getting a little repetitious. Blood removed here, blood removed there, this scene replaced that scene because it was less gruesome. I wonder if Cartoon Network fully understood what they were getting themselves into when they started this series?








60. Sakyo's Proposal

1. IN RECAP – Close-up shot of Kuwabara being stabbed by the Elder Toguro changed to a shot of the two fighters squaring off before the round started.

2. IN RECAP – Close-up of Kuwabara coughing up blood changed to a continuation of the shot of the two fighters (Mentioned above)

3. IN RECAP – Shot of Kuwabara as he's preparing to attack Toguro changed to a panning shot of Kuwabara (Before the fight began)

4. IN RECAP – Shot of Toguro pulling himself back together changed to the shot of him popping up behind Kuwabara after his decoy trick.

5. IN RECAP – Shot of Toguro stabbing the Genkai puppet changed to an earlier shot of the Genkai puppet.

6. IN RECAP – shot of Toguro's eye, with the stabbed Genkai puppet reflected in it changed to a continuation of the earlier shot of the Genkai puppet.

7. Yusuke's “You bastard!” changed to “Kuwabara!” after Toguro slams Kuwabara into the ground.

8. As Toguro has Kuwabara pinned to the ground, the blood from the corner of Kuwabara's mouth has been removed.

9. NOT AN EDIT – Toguro's “It's a pity I played hooky the day we dissected frogs.” Left in. (Funny thing is that a scene was cut out of the Genkai Tournament, where Yusuke, Boton, and Kuwabara where discussing cutting classes. But this was left in)

10. Kuwabara's “Goodbye” just before he slices up Toguro – CUT.

11. Shot of the resulting slicing (i.e. Toguro shown in pieces) – CUT.

12. Shot of Toguro falling to the ground in 7 major pieces – CUT.

13. Kuwabara's “I call the shots, and I do want a count!” after he recovers the Trial Sword – CUT.

14. Juri's “I shouldn't be taking orders from you guys, but since this one complies with the actual rules, one!” – CUT

15. Toguro's “There's no need for that, young lady.” – CUT.

16. Toguro's “You are quite a slow learner. Kuwabara, I thought we already established that my body does not like to to go to pieces, so it doesn't.” as he starts to pull himself back together – CUT.

17. Kuwabara's “Too bad. It's a look you deserve.” As Toguro continues to pull himself together – CUT.

18. Kayko's “Then there's no way this man can ever be defeated, is there?” – CUT.

19. Boton's “Don't say that” – CUT.

20. Toguro's “I've been very sporting. You know I've told you exactly how to end my life, and yet you are obviously unfit to do it.” – CUT.

21. Shot of Kuwabara's punch connecting with Yusuke's face – CUT.

22. Blood removed from the corner of Yusuke's mouth, from Kuwabara's punch.

23. Shot of Sakyo lighting up his cigarette – CUT.

24. In the close-up shot of Sakyo as he's talking about the Tournament Committee, his cigarette is removed from his mouth.

25. IN FLASHBACK – Close-up shot of a younger Sakyo with blood covering his face changed to a longer shot of him before the flashback started.

26. IN FLASHBACK – the panning shot with Sakyo standing in front of a tray, blood is removed from below the tray.

27. NOT AN EDIT – IN FLASHBACK – Sakyo's “I became obsessed with death and violence and suffering. So I got an after-school job where I could surround myself with those things. I spent hours every day locked in the backroom of that pet store. Sometimes I'd play a little game where I'd challenge myself to see how long I could keep something alive once I carved out its heart.” left in (a character can describe this sort of thing as long as they don't show it?)

28. After the flashback, in the shot with both Toguro and Sakyo, Sakyo's cigarette (not to mention the hand holding it) is removed.

29. In the shot of Toguro and Sakyo, where Toguro say “You're certainly taking a big risk”. Sakyo's cigarette and hand is removed.

30. Elder Toguro's “The things she did with my brother! I wouldn't have minded having a pass at her myself, back then anyway. You might get a shot yourself once we reunite you with your whore mentor.” changed to “The Genkai who trained you was a seventh generation facsimile of someone great. If you had been trained by the real Genkai, you might actually stand a chance with my brother. You'll have to ask her to tell you all about it. Once we reunite you with her.”

31. Elder Toguro's “I'm your older brother and you just kicked me you son of a bitch!” changed to “I'm your older brother and you just kicked me you cold hearted jerk!”

32. While the Younger Toguro says “I'm sorry, but blood can only run so thick.” The blood on his fist has been removed.

33. IN PREVIEW – In the close-up shots of Yusuke, the blood from the cut on his cheek has been removed.

They certainly cut out a good deal of this episode. All to keep from showing the Elder Toguro being sliced and diced, then pulling himself back together. But I have to admit, I was surprised that they left Sakyo's flashback intact. Even down to the point where he's describing how he enjoyed inflicting pain and suffering on the animals in the pet store where he worked. I guess I shouldn't complain though, the less they cut out the better.








61. Yusuke vs. Toguro

1. IN RECAP – Blood from the corner of Kuwabara's mouth has been removed.

2. IN RECAP – The shot of the Elder Toguro sliced into pieces Replaced with a close up shot of him.

3. Jin's “If we aren't, it's not thanks at all to the drunken biggie that traded our tickets for a couple of pints.” changed to “If we aren't, it's not thanks at all to the Aussie demon that traded our tickets for a couple of drinks”

4. Chu's “Right! Now your griping's about as useful as tits on a bull.” changed to “A lot of good your griping does us now, little buddy.”

5. Yusuke's “As strong as this guy is, I really should be getting scared. Like pissing my pants scared. But I don't feel anything.” changed to “As strong as this guy is, I really should be getting scared. Like wetting my pants scared. But I don't feel anything.” As he watches Toguro powering up.

6. Scene where Yusuke punches Toguro square in the chest while Toguro punches Yusuke in the jaw knocking Yusuke back – CUT.

7. Shot of Yusuke recovering and charging Toguro a second time – CUT.

8. In the shot of a fragment of the ring cutting Yusuke's cheek, all blood has been removed.

9. In close-up of Yusuke's face, all blood from the cut on his cheek has been removed. (From this point on, all shots of Yusuke will have the blood from this cut removed)

10. Shot of Yusuke kicking Toguro square in the face – CUT.

11. Toguro's “Let's kick this up a notch, shall we?” right before the punch that destroys the ring – CUT.

12. Chu's “Yeah, if he was that strong when I fought with him, that'd be my clacker on the barbie and I'd be sittin' here today on two extra-toasty buns!” changed to “Yeah, if he was that strong when I fought with him, that'd be my behind on the barbie and I'd be sittin' here today on two extra-toasty buns!”

13. Blood removed from the second cut on Yusuke's cheek caused from Toguro flexing his power.

14. Yusuke's “Dammit! He just dissolved my energy shield with a mere flex of his power.” changed to “He just dissolved my energy shield with a mere flex of his power.”

15. IN PREVIEW – The shot of Yusuke punching Toguro on the chin changed with a shot of Hiei, Kurama, and Kuwabara.

16. ENDING TITLES – Third ED are replaced with the Second ED.

Alright, I know. I haven't been keeping track of the OPs and EDs like I should. But considering that Toonami doesn't show many OPs, there isn't much to keep track of there. But, admittedly, the ED has been shown (albeit, shortened) consistently. Toonami seems to be being a wee bit reluctant to change the ED on YYH at times.

I plan on going back and adding where and when the ED changes.

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