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12th Jun '17 5:08:33 PM gjjones
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** ...and their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'', by contrast, changed as much as it could after realizing that the series didn't fit their demographic when they acquired the license to the series. Given the long-running and intricate story, they [[GoneHorriblyWrong only succeeded]] in creating [[DubInducedPlotHole a morass of plot holes]], removing ''whole episodes'' and '''''even story arcs''''' (''Laboon'' and ''Little Garden''). It also went big into NeverSayDie and FrothyMugsOfWater (but failed to fix a sequence where Luffy tries to cheat at a DrinkingContest), and it went nuts [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms removing all traces of weaponry]], once digitally changing a rifle into a shovel (only for a mob wielding shovels to be edited into bizarre neon blobs later). The resulting dub reduced the first 144&frac12 episodes to 104 total episodes. After 4Kids finally dropped the license to ''One Piece'', Creator/FUNimation redubbed the entire series, including the 4Kids-era episodes for the post-2007 DVD releases. 4Kids' failure was the beginning of the end for the company, who would spend several years trying to hold onto what little they had before [[CreatorKiller officially closing down]] in 2012 after selling the rights to ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' to Creator/{{Konami}}, which decided to distribute the series themselves as 4K Media, and proceeded to make [[UpToEleven even worse dubs]]. The 4Licensing Corporation, the formal successor to 4Kids, finally went bankrupt in September 2016 with only a few obscure cartoons and a sports brand.

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** ...and their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'', by contrast, changed as much as it could after realizing that the series didn't fit their demographic when they acquired the license to the series. Given the long-running and intricate story, they [[GoneHorriblyWrong only succeeded]] in creating [[DubInducedPlotHole a morass of plot holes]], removing ''whole episodes'' and '''''even story arcs''''' (''Laboon'' and ''Little Garden''). It also went big into NeverSayDie and FrothyMugsOfWater (but failed to fix a sequence where Luffy tries to cheat at a DrinkingContest), and it went nuts [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms removing all traces of weaponry]], once digitally changing a rifle into a shovel (only for a mob wielding shovels to be edited into bizarre neon blobs later). The resulting dub reduced the first 144&frac12 144½ episodes to 104 total episodes. After 4Kids finally dropped the license to ''One Piece'', Creator/FUNimation redubbed the entire series, including the 4Kids-era episodes for the post-2007 DVD releases. 4Kids' failure was the beginning of the end for the company, who would spend several years trying to hold onto what little they had before [[CreatorKiller officially closing down]] in 2012 after selling the rights to ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' to Creator/{{Konami}}, which decided to distribute the series themselves as 4K Media, and proceeded to make [[UpToEleven even worse dubs]]. The 4Licensing Corporation, the formal successor to 4Kids, finally went bankrupt in September 2016 with only a few obscure cartoons and a sports brand.
12th Jun '17 5:07:58 PM gjjones
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** ..and their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'', by contrast, changed as much as it could after realizing how they've gotten themselves into after acquiring the license from Creator/ToeiAnimation. Given the long-running and intricate story, they [[GoneHorriblyWrong only succeeded]] in creating [[DubInducedPlotHole a morass of plot holes]], removing ''whole episodes'' and '''''even story arcs''''' (''Laboon'' and ''Little Garden''). It also went big into NeverSayDie and FrothyMugsOfWater (but failed to fix a sequence where Luffy tries to cheat at a DrinkingContest), and it went nuts [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms removing all traces of weaponry]], once digitally changing a rifle into a shovel (only for a mob wielding shovels to be edited into bizarre neon blobs later). The original's 144 episodes were cut down to ''104''. After 4Kids gave up the license to ''One Piece'' -- the most popular shounen franchise in Japan since ''Manga/DragonBall'' -- Creator/ToeiAnimation redubbed the anime with ''Creator/FUNimation'' instead. This failure was the beginning of the end for the company, who would spend several years trying to hold onto what little they had before officially closing down in 2012 after selling the rights to ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' to Creator/{{Konami}}, which decided to distribute the series themselves as 4K Media, and proceeded to make [[UpToEleven even worse dubs]]. The 4Licensing Corporation, the formal successor to 4Kids, finally went bankrupt in September 2016 with only a few obscure cartoons and a sports brand.

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** ..** ...and their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'', by contrast, changed as much as it could after realizing how they've gotten themselves into after acquiring that the series didn't fit their demographic when they acquired the license from Creator/ToeiAnimation.to the series. Given the long-running and intricate story, they [[GoneHorriblyWrong only succeeded]] in creating [[DubInducedPlotHole a morass of plot holes]], removing ''whole episodes'' and '''''even story arcs''''' (''Laboon'' and ''Little Garden''). It also went big into NeverSayDie and FrothyMugsOfWater (but failed to fix a sequence where Luffy tries to cheat at a DrinkingContest), and it went nuts [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms removing all traces of weaponry]], once digitally changing a rifle into a shovel (only for a mob wielding shovels to be edited into bizarre neon blobs later). The original's 144 resulting dub reduced the first 144&frac12 episodes were cut down to ''104''. 104 total episodes. After 4Kids gave up finally dropped the license to ''One Piece'' -- the most popular shounen franchise in Japan since ''Manga/DragonBall'' -- Creator/ToeiAnimation Piece'', Creator/FUNimation redubbed the anime with ''Creator/FUNimation'' instead. This entire series, including the 4Kids-era episodes for the post-2007 DVD releases. 4Kids' failure was the beginning of the end for the company, who would spend several years trying to hold onto what little they had before [[CreatorKiller officially closing down down]] in 2012 after selling the rights to ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' to Creator/{{Konami}}, which decided to distribute the series themselves as 4K Media, and proceeded to make [[UpToEleven even worse dubs]]. The 4Licensing Corporation, the formal successor to 4Kids, finally went bankrupt in September 2016 with only a few obscure cartoons and a sports brand.
12th Jun '17 5:01:32 PM gjjones
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** ..and their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'', by contrast, changed as much as it could. Given the long-running and intricate story, they [[GoneHorriblyWrong only succeeded]] in creating [[DubInducedPlotHole a morass of plot holes]], removing ''whole episodes'' and '''''even story arcs''''' (''Laboon'' and ''Little Garden''). It also went big into NeverSayDie and FrothyMugsOfWater (but failed to fix a sequence where Luffy tries to cheat at a DrinkingContest), and it went nuts [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms removing all traces of weaponry]], once digitally changing a rifle into a shovel (only for a mob wielding shovels to be edited into bizarre neon blobs later). The original's 144 episodes were cut down to ''104''. Creator/ToeiAnimation was infuriated, and ''One Piece'' -- the most popular shounen franchise in Japan since ''Manga/DragonBall'' -- became a dud in the West, prompting Toei to cut 4Kids' localization and redub the anime with ''Creator/FUNimation'' instead. This failure was the beginning of the end for the company, who would spend several years trying to hold onto what little they had before officially closing down in 2012 after selling the rights to ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' to Creator/{{Konami}}, which decided to distribute the series themselves as 4K Media, and proceeded to make [[UpToEleven even worse dubs]]. The 4Licensing Corporation, the formal successor to 4Kids, finally went bankrupt in September 2016 with only a few obscure cartoons and a sports brand.

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** ..and their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'', by contrast, changed as much as it could.could after realizing how they've gotten themselves into after acquiring the license from Creator/ToeiAnimation. Given the long-running and intricate story, they [[GoneHorriblyWrong only succeeded]] in creating [[DubInducedPlotHole a morass of plot holes]], removing ''whole episodes'' and '''''even story arcs''''' (''Laboon'' and ''Little Garden''). It also went big into NeverSayDie and FrothyMugsOfWater (but failed to fix a sequence where Luffy tries to cheat at a DrinkingContest), and it went nuts [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms removing all traces of weaponry]], once digitally changing a rifle into a shovel (only for a mob wielding shovels to be edited into bizarre neon blobs later). The original's 144 episodes were cut down to ''104''. Creator/ToeiAnimation was infuriated, and After 4Kids gave up the license to ''One Piece'' -- the most popular shounen franchise in Japan since ''Manga/DragonBall'' -- became a dud in the West, prompting Toei to cut 4Kids' localization and redub Creator/ToeiAnimation redubbed the anime with ''Creator/FUNimation'' instead. This failure was the beginning of the end for the company, who would spend several years trying to hold onto what little they had before officially closing down in 2012 after selling the rights to ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' to Creator/{{Konami}}, which decided to distribute the series themselves as 4K Media, and proceeded to make [[UpToEleven even worse dubs]]. The 4Licensing Corporation, the formal successor to 4Kids, finally went bankrupt in September 2016 with only a few obscure cartoons and a sports brand.
30th May '17 10:45:41 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''Mystery Quest'', the NES localization of the Famicom Disk System game ''Hao-kun no Fushigi na Tabi'', excised the last third of the game due to cartridges at the time having only having half the space of FDS disks, and [[HardModeFiller required the player to play through the game four times to see the true ending]], along with removing the save function. Commensurately, [[DifficultyByRegion the overall difficulty of the game was lowered]].
30th May '17 8:15:24 PM jake38
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** Macek's most famous effort was ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', a three-way hybridization between ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada''. These three series are unrelated, and the script was mostly from ''Macross''. ''Robotech'' made several changes throughout, including censoring nudity (but not all [[KillEmAll the violence]]), changing names from Japanese to English, a pervasive original "narrator" who assumed ViewersAreGoldfish, and cutting off a major ''Macross'' sequel hook. Anime fans hated it, but it was a commercial success in the U.S. and was indeed credited for creating new anime fans. A subsequent {{Remaster}} in 2004 restored much of the original Japanese content, including the nude scenes. ''Robotech'' even got a RecursiveImport in Japan (which was credited for reviving interest in the then-moribund ''Southern Cross'').

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** Macek's most famous effort was ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', a three-way hybridization between ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada''. These three series are unrelated, and the script was mostly from ''Macross''. ''Robotech'' made several changes throughout, including censoring nudity (but not all [[KillEmAll the violence]]), changing names from Japanese to English, a pervasive an original "narrator" who assumed ViewersAreGoldfish, and cutting off a major ''Macross'' sequel hook. Anime fans purists hated it, but it was a commercial success in the U.S. and was indeed credited for creating new anime fans. A subsequent {{Remaster}} in 2004 restored much of the original Japanese content, including the nude scenes. ''Robotech'' even got a RecursiveImport in Japan (which was credited for reviving interest in the then-moribund ''Southern Cross'').
27th May '17 3:48:14 PM nombretomado
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** Perhaps the most well-known act of cramming mascots into ported oddities is the US version of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'', which is a sprite hack (with other changes/improvements) of ''Doki Doki Panic''. The proper Mario 2 epitomized NintendoHard -- it eventually reached the US after being RemadeForTheExport on the ''Super Mario All-Stars'' CompilationRerelease for the SNES as "''The Lost Levels''," though the original 8-bit version was eventually released on the Wii and 3DS VirtualConsole.

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** Perhaps the most well-known act of cramming mascots into ported oddities is the US version of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'', which is a sprite hack (with other changes/improvements) of ''Doki Doki Panic''. The proper Mario 2 epitomized NintendoHard -- it eventually reached the US after being RemadeForTheExport on the ''Super Mario All-Stars'' CompilationRerelease for the SNES as "''The Lost Levels''," though the original 8-bit version was eventually released on the Wii and 3DS VirtualConsole.UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole.
11th May '17 7:02:49 AM harkko
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** The original New World Pictures dub of ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' (which became "''Warriors of the Wind''") was {{Macekre}}d so heavily, it became one of the most reviled such translations of TheEighties. Miyazaki was so disgusted that he held off licensing his other films until someone approached him with a deal that ''stipulated'' no changes to the script or editing. When Miramax picked up ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', one of Studio Ghibli's producers reportedly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome sent the Miramax execs a katana with a note saying, "No cuts."]] Subsequent dubs, like ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' and ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' have largely been faithful to the original (with some {{Woolseyism}}s to get Western viewers up to speed with some Japanese tropes).

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** The original New World Pictures dub of ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' (which became "''Warriors of the Wind''") was {{Macekre}}d so heavily, it became one of the most reviled such translations of TheEighties. Miyazaki was so disgusted that he held off licensing his other films until someone approached him with a deal that ''stipulated'' no changes to the script or editing. When Miramax picked up ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', one of Studio Ghibli's producers reportedly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome sent the Miramax execs a katana with a note saying, "No cuts."]] Subsequent dubs, like ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' and ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' have largely been faithful to the original (with some {{Woolseyism}}s to get Western American viewers up to speed with some Japanese tropes).
30th Apr '17 11:52:24 AM nombretomado
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** For the first dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Creator/SabanEntertainment joined Ocean and [=FUNimation=] as a partner. Many early episodes were cut and rearranged, [[Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight the third movie]] was chopped into three separate episodes, many scenes were digitally censored, and nobody died -- they were just [[NeverSayDie "sent to another dimension"]]. Some additional EarlyInstallmentWeirdness resulted from [[BlindIdiotTranslation incomprehensible guidance from Japan]]. The resulting dub reduced the first 66½ episodes and third movie into 56 total episodes. It failed to find an audience in weekly syndication, but proved to be a huge success on Creator/CartoonNetwork's then-new {{Toonami}} block, allowing [=FUNimation=] to continue the show with their own in-house dub.

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** For the first dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Creator/SabanEntertainment joined Ocean and [=FUNimation=] as a partner. Many early episodes were cut and rearranged, [[Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight the third movie]] was chopped into three separate episodes, many scenes were digitally censored, and nobody died -- they were just [[NeverSayDie "sent to another dimension"]]. Some additional EarlyInstallmentWeirdness resulted from [[BlindIdiotTranslation incomprehensible guidance from Japan]]. The resulting dub reduced the first 66½ episodes and third movie into 56 total episodes. It failed to find an audience in weekly syndication, but proved to be a huge success on Creator/CartoonNetwork's then-new {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} block, allowing [=FUNimation=] to continue the show with their own in-house dub.
27th Apr '17 6:05:23 PM jormis29
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* Quite a few of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies, beginning with inserting Raymond Burr into ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'', suffered this fate. But contrary to popular belief, King Kong won in the Japanese ''and'' American versions of ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla''. The [[Film/{{Gojira}} 1954 original]] is surprisingly excellent in its unadulterated, non-dubbed form. ''Film/{{Godzilla 2000}}'' received a {{gagdub}} from Tri-Star, as the original version was regarded as slow-paced and dull.

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* Quite a few of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies, beginning with inserting Raymond Burr into ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'', ''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!]]'', suffered this fate. But contrary to popular belief, King Kong won in the Japanese ''and'' American versions of ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla''. The [[Film/{{Gojira}} 1954 original]] is surprisingly excellent in its unadulterated, non-dubbed form. ''Film/{{Godzilla 2000}}'' received a {{gagdub}} from Tri-Star, as the original version was regarded as slow-paced and dull.
26th Apr '17 10:35:47 AM MoonByte
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* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' has Milo explain that the BigBad will probably sell the atlantean superpower to the Kaiser. The german dub changed it to "some kind of tyrant".
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