Case in point, Sailor Moon season 1. Last episode in the Japanese version, Usagi keeps crying seeming to think that her friends getting it handed to them in battle somehow equates to their death. They sure look dead, and the implication of the scene clearly shows the writer of the plot intended them to die here. However there is no proof that they are anything other than unconscious, possibly on the brink of death. There is no taking their pulse, nor checking to see if their breathing has completely stopped. It's like BOOM PWNED, then Usagi goes "WAAAAA and we had so many adventures and I'll miss her forever and ever, WWAAAAAAA, etc, bla bla bla". No checking to even see if said character really died. This leaves it open to the viewer who doesn't want to think of them as dead, to have an excuse to think they survived, and an excuse to the editors here in the US to have the dubbed version imply they did indeed survive. I'd like to see how American dubbers would get around it if that scene actually had Usagi check each of their pulses and uppon finding their hearts were indeed stopped, cry out "They are dead, all my friends are dead, I don't think I can go on like this, WAAAAAAAAAAA"
This would also have removed ANY question from the minds of viewers of the Japanese version (or English subbed version) as to the fate of all the Senshi who were Usagi's friends.