Sad to hear about Reiko
, though I guess it doesn't matter so much, since the series is unfinished in the U.S.
The previous links weren't working for me, so here's the relevant post from the AN forums. Just to setup: a poster mentioned the book was edited, then Michael Gombos, who worked on the book for Dark Horse, responded as such:
Hello there, folks! I am glad so many people like this manga; I not only did the acquisitions for this, but translated the book as well!
It is, indeed, censored. As you know, at Dark Horse, we have policy of "Not Censoring Shit, unless..." We generally try to stray away from the "Unless," part, too!
The scene in question (I don't have my copies nearby) I tend to remember fairly well. A young woman is topless, being eviscerated and then force-fed her entrails. Talking to the creator, I got an e-mail stating, "I know that American manga sells better if there isn't shrink-wrap on it, so please do what you need to do to not necessitate shrink-wrap." Naturally, being America, it wasn't the fact that a person was being fed their own small intestine, but rather, the fact that there were nipples showing. That's right: The artist told our FX/Retouch person here to make sure that the blood that spurted forth from her massive disembowelment should cover her nipples. We did this begrudgingly, but at the artist's behest, and putting the artist first is tantamount to our operations here at Dark Horse.
I am glad so many people enjoy this manga. I hope at some point we start this thing up again, but for the meantime, we'll just to have to wait.
Edited for TL;DR: You are seeing the manga as the manga-ka intended, and no, GANTZ and BERSERK haven't been touched. I can look through the volumes and find the exact instances in REIKO later, but it makes me too sad to know that my Reiko sits in a state of torpor.
Again, can't be too upset given the book's cancellation, but even with it being author initiated, I still don't agree with censorship, regardless of reasoning.