Originally Posted by Danime
Originally Posted by jlazar
Naruto (Volume 5 & 10, various volumes, reprinted volume 1+) Viz Media (Shonen Jump)
Artwork edits: Middle-finger swear removed from volume 5. Towels added to cover nudity in hot spring scene in vol 10. Various nudity and faint nipples (or suggestion of nipples) obscured, removed, or faded from various volumes (more info to come). In recent chapters, the clan's curse mark on Neji's forehead has been changed to an "~X~" instead of the original manji sign (often confused with the swastika), but this edit was undone for the graphic novel release of volume 12 along with a note explaining that it wasn’t a swastika. Reprinted volumes starting with volume 1 are now having middle fingers removed, possible other edits as well.
Since when did this happen? This is terrible news! I bought the wooden boxset back at Christmas 2007, I wonder if it contains these new edits. I guess there's no way to know whether or not you have a new printing either, seeing as it's not technically a new edition, unless a new edition is what the author of this thread means. My idea of ever having an uncensored version of Naruto released in English is never going to come true at this rate.
EDIT: Also, a question: is Gyo totally safe to go out and buy? I'm doing a manga haul and I want to pick up the 2nd editions of Gyo (and damn do I want to get the Black Lagoon manga, but I might just wait until the current 8 volumes are out).
These updated reprints were some time ago; it's probably safe to say anything coming out at this point would be suspect if it was one of those gone back and changed. It is worth noting some changes in the magazine are undone for the GN releases. I'll be honest here: I stopped paying attention. It's Naruto, the new big thing, and that's just the way it's going to be.
Re: GYO - I highly doubt there is anything edited in the new editions. There was nothing to edit in the OLD ones.