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 some...
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!
Oh, and they just liscenced Naruto. What is this world coming to????
good voice acting
original Anime titles
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
Comparison of 4Kids to FUNimation:
4Kids < FUNimation
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