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AKA Westernized. What certian animation companies do by getting the broadcasting rights for Japanese Anime or any other non English speaking animated series by (a) Changing certain characters so in wouldn't offend veiwers ,
(b)changing the entire storyline by Americanizing or Westernizing it including references to local food,culture, or language (c) Elimiating all or most of the original signs or other aspects of the animation's "home language" or replacing it with garbled translations,(e) changing the original score with a very shoddy music score that is not worth listening to, (g) changing character name from there oringinal language to more americanized or westernized versions (i.e. Hiroshi= Henry) & (g) taking out or severing certain scenes that might frighten or "traumatize" younger viewers or no showing or banning the episode all together due to the contents that the episode has.
4kids Entertainment, & the now defuncted DiC productions & Saban Entertainment were well known of Americanizing such shows as One Piece, Sailor Moon, Maple Town, Samurai Pizza Cats, Hallo Spencer, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, & many others.
by bigg3469 June 03, 2009