An anime company that would do a lot better with anime if someone stuck flaming bluejays up there anus and into the're large intestine.
Pet Store Guy: How can I help you
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
by ME July 05, 2004
See hitler
4kids = today's nazis
nuff said...
by Notme March 28, 2004
Simply put, 4Kids Entertainment is an excellent example of corporate lapdogs who care nothing about what they produce or how it affects their viewers. Instead, their only real concern is what animes to market next and earn them their undeserving paychecks.

Aiming more towards younger audiences, they take japanese animation and Butcher it, until they feel they won't lose any money by being sued for "inappropriate" content. They continually market the animes they aquire to their limits by creating every possible toy, card game, or anything they can sell to little kids. In an attempt to make each anime as profitable as possible, they skip many parts of good anime series and try to get to the most marketable characters, letting the plot only make up a small part of the anime's actual intrest percentage.

By moving forward in an anime very quickly, it allows them to cut whole episodes at a time to get to marketable points, such as cute characters or a new toy idea from an item that plays an important role. Unfortunetly, 4Kids does not seem to care much on the plot side of the story, since their cuts of whole episodes tend to make items "apear out of nowhere", which actually were explained during a cut. Important scenes on character development are also not necessary to 4Kids, unless that character is very sellable.

Notorious not only for its direct-plot cuts, 4Kids also plays a hand in making sure our youth are completely oblivious to real-life occurances, such as someong being cut can bleed or someone being shot can die. In some of the more fight-prone anime that 4Kids has adapted, all blood has been edited out. (Personally, I don't see why they're teaching our youth that when you are stabbed with a knife, you do not bleed.) Guns are usually either edited out entirely, or airbrushed to look more like Super Soakers and Cork Guns. Any references to religion are also taken out, but this is a bit more understandable. Now there are also problems with the idea of death. This happens in many Animes, including One Piece and Yu-Gi-Oh!(which have been licensed by 4Kids), to some pretty important characters, and every child SHOULD know that everyone dies eventually. 4Kids, in their attempt to keep our children pure and innocent, changes all death scenes and leads us onto the idea that the character was "taken away" or "mysteriously disappeared".

The most amazing edits I think I've seen from 4Kids would be from the anime One Piece. (I'm using this anime, because it's clearly not a little kids show when viewed in Japanese.) All references to cigarettes and cigars are taken out. One of the main characters, Sanji, is a chain smoker and never is seen without one, so they changed it to a lollipop. Captain Smoker, who is obvious by his name as to be a smoker, carries around 2 cigars in his mouth constantly. Those were edited out completely, and his name was changed to "Chaser", but the main thing that 4Kids missed, was he always has his mouth open from talking with the cigars. Obvious, no? Also, any alcohol is taken out and airbrushed to be a different color. 70, 80 year old men are having a party in a bar and all drinking "Juice", and our children are supposed to believe this? There's also that any references to the Marines, including the english word printed on the boats and hats of the Marines, were all taken out and replaced with "Navy".

The absolute, most astonishing edit ever from OP, had to be when they changed the little black boy to be white. In all ways, no matter how you look at it, it's just wrong. Is 4Kids suggesting that all anime characters have to be white? They've said in their defense, I believe, that it had to do with the idea of the little black boy being represented as a slave? Now to me, this really doesn't fit. They've ruined all of the dialogue and plot, so instead of making the boy have better lines and a better part in the scene, they make him white to stop all fingers from pointing at them?

All in all, 4Kids is simply a marketing machine who does not care about good anime, unless it sells to kids. They'll do whatever it takes to make money from what remains of good animes, and make sure that our youth are as innocent as possible, never knowing what death or pain is.
One Piece excerpts:

Luffy's Most Used Attack
Japanese Version: "Gomu Gomu no Pistol!"
4Kids Dub Version:" Gum Gum Blast!"

Character/Place names/changes:
"Zoro" is changed to "Zolo"
"Vivi", pronouced Veevee, is now VihVie
"Captain Smoker" is now "Captain Chaser"
Whiskey Peak is now Misty Peak.
Laboon the Whale is now an iceberg.

Accents(Just a few major ones):

Sanji-
Jap: Sanji is a ladies man, so he understandably sounds lightly deep and seductive, while pertaining a bit of a smoker's voice.
Dub: Sanji sounds like he's never breathed out of his nose and has something furry in his throat.

Alvida(slim version)-
Jap: She sounds as beautiful and corrupt as she looks. Very devious.
Dub: She has a very very southern accent.

Robin-
Jap: Her voice is very light and noticibly sharp.
Dub: Another harsh southern accent..
by akumu July 08, 2006
An anime dubbing company that obviously hates this generation, making shows such as Yugioh to be looked down upon in the U.S. They're the kind of people that could make a hentai into a show about the power of friendship or some bullshit. One of the main reasons anime has kinda died in the U.S. I'd rather watch a whole year's worth of Bleach filler.

Examples of ruined anime:

One Piece: "YA YO YA YO! DREAMIN! Don't give it up Luffy! DREAMIN! ..."

Yugioh: Believe in the heart of the cards!
4kids: Hey look! It's a popular anime that's critically acclaimed in Japan. Let's take all the good parts and take it out! Even the voice actors hate dubbing this show, but we just keep fucking them with a 20-inch dild- I mean we politely ask them to keep working on the dub.
by SuckMyDickBitch July 26, 2012
Evil company based on destroying anime like SONICX,POKEMON,YU-GI-OH,etc.We must stop them for the sake of human kind as for now we must plan for our attack on ther base in New York
One of the most riches companies in the world also said in some magazine
by CHOAMAN August 23, 2003
Company responsible for butchering the anime Shaman King. I picked up the manga and thought it was awesome but then watched the show in horror. Manta's name is now Mortimer (what did he do to deserve that name?) and Ren's name is replaced with Lenny. The horror! Ren sounds like a british priss now even though he's Chinese. Then 4kids thought, "Let's put a spanish accent on a Japanese guys! The fans should be really pissed now!"

Oh, and they just liscenced Naruto. What is this world coming to????
"Wow, look at the mob of horoxren fangirls storming 4kids HQ with hatchets and machine guns"
by katieandginger January 23, 2005
A fucked up dubbing company bent on ridding the world of:
sanity
logic
sex
death
cigarettes
good voice acting
guns
Japanese text
English text
Japanese culture
English culture
answers
original music
originality
hatred
violence
original names
original Anime titles
rice balls
mini skirts
blood
uncut DVDs
plots
good dialog
and everything but fingers, water guns, lollipops, censorship, and eternal hellfire.

The COMPLETE OPPOSITE of a GOOD dubbing company such as FUNimation.

Also, see evil tyrannical company
Me: 4Kids is evil and stupid at the same time.

Comparison of 4Kids to FUNimation:
4Kids < FUNimation
1 < infinity
by Yep Nope September 12, 2005
A stupid Anime-dubbing that uses Babelfish for translation. Hires shitty voice actors that sound like crap.
4Kids couldn't translate Japanese if their lives depended on it
by Cyberquad February 01, 2004

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