Anime Guy : yes I need a large amount of flaming bluejays.
Pet Store Guy: ....
Anime Guy: It's for 4Kids
Pet Store Guy:Oh,Okay cash or charge
guy2;"Ah, some lame-ass dubbin' company called 4kids bought it up in 2K2,showed a buncha badly dubbed crap fer 6 loooong years,left FOX over some dumb money dispute,and now saturday mornin's on FOX are nothin' but scamfomercials"
guy1;"woah,bummah,dude.4kids just ain't happenin'".
Many fans of anime have comtempt for 4-kids as thier editing practeses usaly distort the program to such an extent that it bares no resemblence to the sorce material.
Shows Dubed by 4-Kids include
Pokémon (Other wise known as "Pocket Monsters)
Yu-gi-oh (Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Monsters)
Ultimate Muscle (Kinikuman: 2nd Generation)
Kirby: Right back at ya! (Kirby)
F-Zero: GP legend (F-Zero: Falcon Legend)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
To date, 4-kids have only created one unique show, being the latest incarnation of the popular "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" which has been prased by fans for it's Batman levels of darkness.
"One Piece, 4-kids realy fucked it up"
"I know, the rap opening sucks!"
"The clown music ain't much to write home about ether.."
4Kids destroy these animes by censoring anything related to "adult" stuff such as cigars, alcohol, guns etc.
Now let me give you some examples of ridiculous 4Kids editing:
In the anime Sonic X, any scene showing someone who is crying, being sad or anything related to that is cut out. Yes, you heard it right, completely cut out. Sonic X contains minor swearing, like "shit", "bastard" and "damn it" (damn it is actually considered swearing according to 4Kids lol). These are completely edited out and replaced with "ugh" or some shit like that.
Their voice redubs just makes me want to cry, Amy's voice is just terrible, she sounds like some slutty teeny bopper slapping down 100$ for a pair of shitty pants at Abercrombie & Fitch.
They COMPLETELY destroyed the latest (the 3rd) season of Sonic X, "The Metarex Saga" which was meant to be sad and dramatic and filled with action, i really feel sorry for all american Sonic fans which has to watch such misery.
Talking about Shaman King and One Piece, there just isn't a word to explain how INCREDIBLY TERRIBLE 4Kids has edited these animes, it's so badly edited that i can't even explain it on here, google or YouTube these animes and you'll find a 4Kids version, compare it to the original japanese version.
4kids has altered many cartoons, such as Pokemon, Winx Club and Yu-Gi-Oh, making them more suitable for cartoon-loving children. Unknown to most people, many cartoons made in America are aimed at 7+ children anyway, which explains the editing of 4kids.
4kids removed or edited scenes that involved things like religion (a very serious topic), violence, guns or other weapons and anything inappropriate for kids. They also gave the characters voices that were better suited for their personalities and made the plots of the shows more interesting to keep viewers awake.