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A Giant, evil, american monster that came upon an unsuspecting, awesome guy named Japanese anime, picked him up, ate him, and shat him out. Then picked up the shit, shat that out, and continues to repeat this cycle to this day. :(
"WHEN will they charge 4Kids with shojocide?!? WHEN?!?!? WHEEEEN?!?!?!?"
by Phanatik January 03, 2009
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James: Leo Burnett and 4kids are the devil! Leo Burnett
by Grave JokerSX June 21, 2009
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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
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An Anime Dubbing company.
They have fun, Raping very series that started in Japan, like Tokyo Mew Mew, Sonic X, Kirby and Yu-Gi-Oh.
And their biggest rape is Pokemon. Changing comments, even in the manga, from "Godammit!" To "Gosh Darn it!"
They change names, titles and even very well re-write the story.

If you support that 4kids should burn in hell, Thumbs up this comment. If you like hidiously raped series, cry about it.

4Kids should most preferably to all you anime fans burn in hell before they get to one of your favorite only-Japanese animes next.
Trust me, they will.

They will.
4Kids guy 1: Hey, Hey, Joe. Look!
Joe: What?
4Kids guy 1: On this line right here, Misty says, "What a stuck up jerk!"
Joe: Oh, Oh, Oh, OH NO. MAN YOUR STATIONS. EVERYBODY, MAN YOUR STATIONS! BAD WORDS BAD WORDS! NOT NICE WORDS!
*Everyone starts making noise*
by i liek mudkipz an stuff May 13, 2009
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an anime dubbing and license company with a mindset outdated as the dinosaurs, they don't realize that they can't butcher animes anymore like back in the early parts 20th century. Hopefully they'll go bankrupt soon (as of this writing they're filing for chapter 11 due to lawsuit from TV Tokyo on the Yu-Gi-Oh francise for contract violations).
hey 4Kids if you don't like death and those kinds of things then don't license shows that has them, it saves the time and energy of editing it out.
by extreme133 April 25, 2011
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A Stupid Fucked Up Anime Company Ten Times Worst than Funimation and Dic Entertainment Combined, D@MN IT, I so fucken hate them for Ruining Onepiece, Shaman King and Sonic X

4Kids are currentley Fucking up Sonic X's 3rd season the Meterex Saga, Good Lord, Dark Oak's Dubbed voice is just god awful, he sounds like a Retarded 60's Anime Robot from Voltron or something. and they gave Cosmo a freaken British Accent,She's Jun Tao all over again folks

And Recently 4Kids made a Shitty @SS Anime style G.I joe Series called G.I Joe Sigma Six which is even Worst than G.I joe venom vs Valom and the New TMNT, they screwed up my fav G.I joe member of all TImes, Snake Eyes, this show was no way near the level of the awsome 80's G.I joe cartoon.

And Good Greif 4Kids are killing Tokyo Mew Mew, they turned it into a Shit Fest, it's So bad that it Makes the Dic dubbed version of Sailor Moon look good, they changed nearley Everyone's Names, Added in these Retarded Mew Puns and Worst of All, they changed Mew Ichigo's Catchphrase from," Tokyo Mew Mew, At your Servive", to a retarded Funky Rap intro" Mew Mew Style, Mew Mew Grace, Mew Mew Power in Your face", Oh dear god, it's worst than Naruto's" Beleive it", and it makes Wedding Peach's Catchphrase look Good.

This is Proof that Some Things are Best Left Unchanged, Thank God 4Kids have'nt Touched Bomberman Jetters Yet, another one of my fav animes.
(4kids Executive): Hey Guys, Lets Pull a Len Tao and Bakura on Kissu...uhhh.... I mean Dren ^^
(Dren): Nooooooooo!!! How dare you B@stards mess with us Cynaclons!

4kids Executive: Ha ha ha haa haaaaa! Hey guys, Lets Take a Voice Clip of some 80's Robots from Macron 1 and dubbed them on the Meterex, Ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaa

(4kids Boss): yeah, and Lets Pull a By-pass Sailor Moon operation on Tokyo Mew Mew and cut out 2 episodes and merge 2 into 1 ^^
by ChronoBall X January 02, 2006
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A group of "people" hell-bent on destroying the wonderful art that is anime. They have maimed, gutted, killed, and poured hot tar over the respected animes and have disrespected the creators of the said anime(s).

Main purpose in life is to make little kids fill their brain with very very bad plot holes and annoying voices that will ever scar their innocent minds.

4kids is a very unholy organization
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