An amazing anime and manga, created by Eichiro Oda (I think I spelled it right...) The show is about an amatuer pirate called monkey D. Luffy. He's heading for the Grand Line, to find the great treasure, the One Piece. When he finds this treasure, he becomes the pirate king, something he promised the infamous pirate captain, Red-haired Shanks, after he saved luffy's life from a sea kid (a sea monster that swims in the sea, and eats any sailors, pirates or travellers, it comes across) (Well, it's got to eat something!)
Sure, this all sounds amazing, and it is! But In America, 4kids discovered One Piece, and thought they could make money out of it. So 4kids bought the rights, and dubbed One Piece. Unsuspecting viewers expected a great dub, but were instead subjected to dreadful editing, a terrible choice of voice actors, and the simply awful new theme song. The dreaded One Piece rap.
Fortunately, 4kids lost the rights, and Funimation took over. They did a much better job on the show, and brought back many of the viewers that were lost. Unfortunately, the first dub stuck in the minds of some viewers, and they refused to watch it again. Some other viewers didn't watch the funimation dub, but they did go back to english subtitles. Even now, the damage 4kids did has'nt been forgotten.
Friend 1: Hey, wanna watch One Piece?
Friend 2: That depends. Is it the english sub, or the dub?
Friend 1: It's the dub.
Friend 2: Oh please no! Anything but that!
Friend 1: Don't worry! It's the funimation dub!
Friend 2: Well, I suppose I could try it... As long as we don't have to watch the 4kids one.
Friend 1: That will never happen.
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