On September 29, 2007 the Funimation dub of One Piece first premiered on the previous incarnation of Toonami.
It’s been 10 years since the Funimation dub began
Happy 10th anniversary to the FUNimation dub, I'm so happy that it's still going on after 10 years. Here's to many more!
Also, Season 9 Voyage 3 shipped for me so I should be getting it very soon
I was still a One Piece n00b when the new dub premiered on Toonami. I had seen bits and pieces of the 4Kids! dub, but mostly avoided it, already knowing that the show had been butchered, and there was really no way to watch it in Japanese. I officially started watching One Piece religiously with the premiere of the FUNi dub ten years ago, and then also watched the simulcast when that premiered. Over the past ten years, I've caught up on every episode, and own most of the manga.
Wow, 10 years. Doesn't feel that long ago in the grand scheme of things. So glad to see the dub going full steam. Here's to another 10 years guys!
Goddamn. That probably means I've been on this site for that long. Hah.
I've been reading the manga since, I think, a year or two before the 4Kids dub. And I was young enough to enjoy the 4Kids dub when it was on, despite its severe flaws and complete failure as an adaptation. But thank god for Funi. I can't imagine how irritated I'd be if 4Kids had it now, at my age. I probably wouldn't even be watching it.
Ten years down. We'll see Whole Cake Island in another ten. Hang in there, folks!
–- Update From New Post Merge ---
"ONE PIECE EPISODE 542 IS NOT INCLUDED ON THIS DISC.
FUNIMATION DOES NOT CONTROL THE REQUISITE RIGHTS."
Right there upon boot up.
That was the Toriko crossover or the DBZ one? Ah well. I don't really care either way. If they're going to waste time getting a special episode, it should be one of the good, full ones anyway.