YMMV "What followed was ugh. It shall not be described here. It was a bit like that. Only to a person. Trope name comes from an episode of Freakazoid! Bonus points if sounds from the disturbing event still can heard over the image, usually with lots of Noodle Implements thrown in. Sometimes utilized as a deliberate Offscreen Moment of Awesome. The Malaysian dub censors nudity by suddenly cutting to a panoramic view of the village and then back to the show when the censors decide that enough time has passed.
Excel Saga substituted scenes of sunsets and seashores for footage of bloody violence in "The Koshi Rikdo Assassination Plot" — but didn't change the soundtrack, so you got to hear everything that happened. A similar gag occurs in "Take Back Love! Conversely, in "Butt Out, Youth", peaceful music is used to cover the horrible sound of Excel dragging metal claws across a blackboard.
One version of the Puni Puni Poemi trailer available here opened with a short message that they removed anything offensive to anyone so that it could reach "the widest possible audience". Remove anything offensive to "most people"?
Remove "anything that might get us sued"? We finally get the trailer, with black screens with funny text replacing some scenes. This entire affair is made very funny when you remember that this version appeared on a Milk-chan DVD! The uncensored version, by the way, is available here. In episode 16 of Alice Academy , a bumper screen comes up with the giant Piyo and the stuffed bear. The bear holds a sign which simply says, "Please wait for a moment.
In episode 30 of Sgt. The equivalent chapter of the manga has the same gag, but instead censors it with a single panel full of nothing but speech bubbles and painful-sounding onomatopoeia.
In chapter 50 of the manga, during a black-out in the base, Giroro beats the crap out of Keroro for squandering their invasion budget and, at one point, hits him with "an attack no manga can express! The audio isn't affected, however, making it abundantly clear what's going on. Almost always, it is a picture of Hinagiku that is used as Relax-O-Vision. Subverted in the manga, when one of Hayate's vicious smackdowns of Gilbert is covered by Nyamo's drunken sex ed lesson is overlaid with relaxing music and uplifting visuals, such as windchimes, a paper lamp, and the earth with the sun rising in the north, occasionally cutting to the students' embarrassed enthralled faces.
Almost a double subversion, since a couple of the pictures an open gate? And the same music plays when Chiyo asks Nyamo for Bonus points for the toothbrush-and-cup metaphor. A somewhat literal and more serious usage of this trope occurs in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing , when Treize broadcasts images of a peaceful, sunlit field to Lady Une's Leo while encouraging her to calm down.
The violent final episode of School Days is infamous for being taken off air due to a then-recent murder , and its time slot filled by a half-hour long clip of a boat peacefully floating on water. This one gets bonus points because the last episode actually does end with a boat sailing serenely on the ocean. The passengers, however, are anything but serene. When Husky and Medley's lovemaking progresses to the main event, the manga comedically censors the action by cutting to a relaxing view of a ship sailing through a beautiful fjord with the caption "due to recent developments, the planned program has been modified.
Done in the Persona 3 manga in an omake. Minato is playing a rail simulator, and sets the speed to "Excessively powered mach speed" to the point where the rails started to melt from the friction. It shows Junpei's horrified face with the caption "Please enjoy Junpei's expression in place of the graphic scene on-screen" with horrible bold sound effects. This is used in Yu-Gi-Oh!
However, it only occurs once or twice in the original, and numerous other times punches are shown on-screen with no cutaways these on-screen punches are, of course, cut out of the dub , so the couple of occasions where they do use Relax-O-Vision are rather out of place.
Suffice to say, that scene was used in the abridged series with the sounds of a vicious beating playing while showing the "not-very-subtle symbolism," a-la the first Excel Saga example. The pile-driver was a beautiful touch. Does this really count? It only happened once, and the silent shot of some pile-driving equipment was used to cover the fact that Akane had just given Ranma-chan and Ryoga each a single powerful slap on the face for shearing off her hair.
Used in Mahou Sensei Negima! Just as it's implied that Negi starts to slip a little tongue in, we cut to a peaceful sea-side view with a cute turtle Tama from Love Hina in the foreground. Talk for a while". In the "Magic World" arc, when Jack Rakan starts to sniff and taste the panties of Fate's minions He was doing it for a very good cause!
Used during episode 6 of the K-On! This is shown in the 4-koma, but in the anime, the scene cuts away to a blue-and-white striped bowl of rice. Also, almost everytime Mio hits Ritsu, it cuts to a closeup of something else in the room, and then back to Ritsu, now with a Cranial Eruption.
In the fourth episode of Princess Lover, there is a brief picture of a mountain as Seika beats Haruhiko into the wall. He gets into another fight later in the episode, which is again interrupted by shower scenes. In the YuYu Hakusho manga, at the conclusion of the Sacred Beasts arc, Kuwabara tricks Yusuke into thinking that Keiko and Botan were killed by the zombies that attacked them. Upon learning that they're really safe though not before freaking out , Yusuke is implied to give Kuwabara a savage beating even for him for his twisted little joke, while the panel cuts to a picture of a kitten and the caption "We'll hold for a while as Kuwabara gets his head handed to him".
Then, a white screen pops up explaining that France's response is "educationally inappropriate" or something like that, so they'll be cutting out that section. Readers are treated to a panel featuring a panda while China's cries of anguish are heard in the background. Happens in an episode of Galaxy Angel in which Vanilla discovers she has a secret admirer. During the course of said episode, the rest of the Angels ask her different questions, such as if she knows what a love letter or a romantic relationship are justified since Vanilla is also an Emotionless Girl , and every time she replies the camera does a close up on her moving lips without sound before changing into a picture of a different landscape each time.
Then, we're cut back to the other Angels minus Milfeulle blushing in embarrassment. Appears early on in The Wallflower anime, where, e-hem, certain scenes are replaced with a picture of a pretty flower on a meadow. As the sounds in the background get more and more gruesome, the flower starts spinning. Used twice in Dazzle! The first time is when Rahzel and Baroqueheat team up to cut off Rayborn's Peek-a-Bangs , and the second is when Sera beat up Baroqueheat. With a bat full of nails.
In the first instance, you can hear Rayborn screaming over the pastoral scenery. In Great Teacher Onizuka , shortly after fantasizing about Onizuka and herself on a beach, Fuyutsuki runs to the bathroom in her coworker's house and jumps in the tub.
The viewers are treated to a black screen with flashing, scrolling text that says something like "For certain reasons, we cannot show the image". One time when she was particularly pissed off, it switched to a message of apology for not showing the scene.
Used in episode 50 of Gintama to censor the worse of Okita's rather Everyone is struggling to hold onto their sanity by the time he finishes. It may not sound like much, but a full-blown punch from Saitama can obliterate a monster's head. In one of the Haiyore!
Nyarko flips out and we get a censor screen by the Space Police over the sounds of violence; when we cut back, Nyarko is panting for breath while snuggling a badly beaten Shantak and cooing about how she's such a good pet for "choosing" her mistress.
We are treated to the image of Ene floating around in Shintaro's phone which is flipping through the air as the soothing ending theme plays while Momo beats up Shintaro off-camera for being naked in Marry's room. Next time we see him, he's tied up for questioning.
Comedy A slight variation was seen in a sketch on The Whitest Kids U' Know , when Trevor and Timmy Break The Fourth Wall by explaining that they couldn't think of the ending to the sketch and instead have a girl take off her top and bounce around "to help DVD sales" because her exposed breasts are censored on television but would be uncensored on the DVD.
In Asterix in Belgium our heroes get in a fight with Romans, which is hidden by a flowery curtain pulled over the panel as seen above. Suske en Wiske employs the same flowery curtain when Jethro becomes particularly violent since Jethro using enemies as melee weapons does show up, one does wonder what's behind this curtain In one such instance, it is mentioned how Jethro expertly makes use of a technique called "furniture swinging.
The original cover of the series' second issue featured X and other mutants killing people, while the version used for the collected edition's cover had all the blood replaced by rainbows and puppies. Calamity James often employed it to obscure some particularly painful misfortune inflicted on the hapless James.
Comic Strips Liberty Meadows: In a strip, the "graphic and nonpolitically correct" panels have been replaced by a picture of a bunny, who says: A early Baby Blues comic had Wanda and Darryl talking about going on a vacation for a couple of days, even though Zoe, at that time, was teething.
When Wanda talks to Darryl for the second time, the third panel has a title card that says "The sarcastic response in this panel has been judged too graphic for general audiences or the unmarried. Afterwards, Zoe and Wanda's faces are never seen until the next comic. Also done with bunnies in The New Adventures Of Queen Victoria - all of which are homages to Walt Kelly, who had "cute bunny" strips on the ready for newspapers too nervous to run regular strips of his often controversial and outspoken Pogo.
In a Bloom County strip where Portnoy is in a characteristically foul mood and Hodge Podge comes up to him singing, "Don't Worry, Be Happy," the following panel is covered with a title card reading, "A scene of unimaginable violence. At least one Krazy Kat strip censors the usual "Ignatz beans Krazy with brick" gag thus: Rather than taint our "art" with the smirch of undignified pictorialism we draw the curtain of propriety - we deal as ever in naught but "gentle humor".
Head anchor Patrick cuts from Sam reporting on the spaghetti twister to a shot of a playful puppy over scrolling weather forecasts, not due to any technical difficulties, but due to her recently re-embraced nerd style.
The movie itself continues when Harold runs out of paper to use. Films — Live-Action Non-animated variation: However, both missing reels are inserted during apparent sex scenes; given the rest of the content of the movie, it's obviously not really done for censorship purposes so much as purely for the gag.
In fact, Planet Terror's missing reel covers up a fairly major plot revelation, and comes just toward the end of the sex scene. As the film leads up to the sex scene, it gets more and more heavily scratched until the missing reel, the implication being that the sex scene was played so many times that it fell apart.
Tarantino got the idea for "missing reels" after he watched a B-movie that skipped over a plot point due to a missing reel and realized that you could interpret the rest of the movie differently depending on what had happened in the missing footage. This is also a not so subtle nod to the fact that missing reels containing sex scenes were common in "Grindhouse" theaters because the projectionists would steal them for personal use.
This happens more due to the lack of budget and no post-production than actual Relax-O-Vision in Dogma , in a part cut from a scene, where Azrael shows Bethany exactly what hell's like now that human imagination has made it even worse.