Pokémon: "Cream of the Croagunk Crop" - Hiroki version (found unaltered anime episode; 2008)
|An unaltered still from the episode.|
|Date found||Aug. 4, 2015|
When the Pokémon episode "Cream of the Croagunk Crop" aired in Japan on June 5, 2008, there was a character named Hiroki who was ultimately changed to prevent legal action being taken. In the original broadcast version, he had green hair, eyebrows, head shape and large glasses similar to the protagonist of the show Dokonjo Gaeru. His name was changed to Takuya on DVD releases and later airings, and his Croagunk's name, Gurekitchi, was changed to Gurekko. Also, one line the character said in the episode, "根性、根性、ど根性だ!" (Konjou, konjou, dokonjou da!, or "We've got guts! We've got guts! We're gusty!"), was changed to "燃えろ、燃えろ、燃えれ！" (Moero, moero, moere!, or "We're burning, we're burning, we're burning!"). These changes ultimately applied to the Japanese version, before being altered for the international release. No footage from the original version has surfaced.
UPDATE : 4/8/15 Found!
It has been found on Chinese website Letv.com! The original version is in the video linked below.