"Gathering together all our dreams. We'll find the things that we're looking for!" - These are the opening lyrics to what is quite possibly the greatest anime of all times. But if you're someone who's been watching the 4kids version on FoxBox, you've never heard these beautiful words. You've heard a poor attempt at a rap song that hardly captures the magic of the original theme. In fact, you haven't heard any of the amazing songs made for this landmark anime. You've also been robbed of several important story elements that tie into the characters, talented voice acting, and an overall great story that's become more well known than Pokemon.
How are you missing out on these things when you haven't missed a single episode? Simple. 4kids has purchased the rights to the One Piece, and has taken it upon themselves to butcher and manipulate a once great anime into a happy-go-lucky playland with candy, water pistols, rubber knives and a gum drop lane where nobody ever dies and people can get stabbed without bleeding! All of this is accompanied by horrible orchestrated music that hardly ever fits the scene. The whole package of One Piece also included the original score, yet 4kids decided to make their own unimaginative music to save a few dollars here and there, and to show off their new music studio, or lack there of.
This may seem like a lot to take in, and perhaps you think I'm overreacting to a few simple edits here and there. I assure you, what 4kids has done to my favorite anime is not a few simple cuts or dialogue changes. Anyone who has watched the 4kids One Piece has missed out on about five whole episodes and seen a version with over 370 edits or cuts. Maybe even that doesn't seem like a whole lot, but what bothers me the most is how 4kids completely lied to One Piece fans and fans of other anime. They assured One Piece fans again and again that the minimal amount of edits would be made to air the show on American TV. Nothin but lies. I hardly call 370+ edits, 5 missing episodes, changing music, names and characters backgrounds making the "minimum amount of changes. They even promised us there would be no unnecessary name changes. That was a lie. Zoro's name was changed to Zolo. Captain Smoker's name was changed to Chaser. Loguetown was changed to Roguetown and on and on and on.
4kids continues to lie to children selling them their "cut and paste" job as the real One Piece. This is NOT the real One Piece. It's nothing but a big lie 4kids feeds to kids because they think kids are too dumb to see the difference. Yes, you heard me right. Why does 4kids rob kids and others of a great show? BECAUSE THEY THINK YOU'RE STUPID!! I cannot emphasize that enough. This IS the truth. Al Kahn who is the CEO of 4kids has gone on record implying that kids are stupid and labels like anime are just for adults. He thinks kids don't know what an anime is. He thinks you don't know what Japan is. He thinks you don't know where Tokyo is and tried to change the anime Tokyo Mew Mew to Hollywood Mew Mew. Thankfully this didn't happen but the show still suffers from being called "Mew Mew Power". He has to be stopped. 4kids needs to be shown that what they're doing is wrong and that kids are NOT stupid. This site is here for kids and anime fans alike to show 4kids just how smart you really are. So stick around and venture around this site for a bit. You will not regret it and together we can make sure that 4kids will never lie to kids and anime fans again
Anyways this is what the homepage says in the site called "saveonepiece.com" (It baffles me how much people devote their time for this. :blink: ) Anyways the site is'nt very big at all, and the only thing that is accesable is the "How can you help?" link that gives you different ways to get the dub cancaled (Which again is a bad idea no matter how bad the dub is) I know some of you guys would love to see how to cancal the dub so I thought I'd share this with you guys.