So as I understand there are four versions of Dragonball Z Anime (correct me if I am wrong with this):
- Japanese version / Subtitles in English
- Funimation version
- Ocean Dub
- Dragonball Kai
So I am going through rewatching the episodes with my wife for her first time and am watching a version that seems "less censored" than what I remember watching. There is a lot of blood and swearing, which I am actually ok with as it makes it more realistic in my mind but which version would this be? It would not be the one that played on Toonami I am guessing.
My second question is, plot wise are there any major differences between the uncensored one that I am watching vs the more censored one? I just got to the start of the Freiza Saga and noticed that in the Saiyin Saga for example Gohan never mentioned where he wanted to invite Piccolo to his birthday party. This isn't a huge deal in plot but I was wondering if anyone who has watched both versions noticed anything bigger? I would think more or less that the uncensored version = censored version + a bit more. One thing that really shocked me is that in the uncensored version, Goku finds out that he transformed into the Ape form and killed his grandpa when he was little, whereas the uncensored never mentions this. This seems to be a huge deal of him finding out or not!
I do notice that the music is quite different as well and IMO the uncensored music is better than I remember. It sounds like a full orchestra performing it each episode.