It's now been officially 5 years since the premiere of the Funimation dub!
I remember watching Toonami on that faithful Saturday night and wanting to put the 4kids dub behind me. Once I heard Funimation's dub of "Toward The Light", Eric Vale's uncongested Sanji, and dialogue that didn't insult my intelligence, I knew that One Piece was saved and that the nightmare was over. We were finally going to get an English adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's great masterpiece and storytelling, and not have it hindered by the likes of 4kids' censorship and unnecessary changes. Ah, the good old days…
While we've been through the gutter and back for the past five years, and had our ups and downs, I'm glad that our English dub is still continuing and that there is still a great and growing community of fans out there that enjoy the show as much as I do.
So without further ado, comment here on your own Funimation dubbed One Piece experiences and celebrate this landmark achievement. Here's to another great 5 years and beyond!
"Seeking the light I've searched for everywhere!"