One Piece (partially found Singaporean English dub of anime series; 2003-2004)
|Cover art for the first volume of the manga.|
One Piece is a Japanese manga series created by Eiichiro Oda that originally launched in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. An ongoing anime adaptation by Toei Animation began broadcast on Fuji TV in 1999.
The anime series has notably been adapted into English twice: once between 2004-2006 by the New York City-based 4Kids Entertainment, and an ongoing production by Fort Worth, Texas' Funimation Entertainment that began in 2007.
An earlier adaptation produced for the South East Asian market exists. Commissioned by the Singaporean anime distributor Odex, the first 104 episodes of One Piece were dubbed into English locally by Voiceovers Unlimited. This version contained minimal censorship in comparison to the 4Kids dub. The dub starred Chuck Powers, Brian Zimmerman, Alison Lestor, Jamie Meldrum, Paul Pistore and Emlyn Morinelli. It was produced in two blocks of 52 episodes, with the first group directed by Powers and the second by Zimmerman. The dub was produced between 2003 and 2004.
This dub would be aired in Singapore on Kids Central and be released in a series of 8 VCD sets by Odex. Few clips of it exist online. The home video release is difficult to find as it has been out of print for years.
- Chuck Powers - Monkey. D. Luffy, Usopp (episodes 62-104), Buchi, Merry, Patty, Mihawk, Nezumi (a.k.a. Captain Rat), Mr.5, Chess, Mr.11
- Brian Zimmerman - Roronoa Zoro, Helmeppo, Buggy the Clown, Piiman, Gin Arlong, Brogy, Wapol, Mr.8/Igaram, Mr.9, Mr. Zero/Crocodile
- Alison Lestor - Nami (episodes 1-53), Alvida, Rika
- Chio Su-Ping - Nami (episodes 61-77), Coby, Kaya, Kuina, Nojiko, Bellemere, Tashigi, Miss Valentine
- Cindy Creekmore - Nami (episodes 77-104), Miss Goldenweek
- Jamie Meldrum - Usopp (Episodes 1-61), Lucky Roux, Morgan, Mohji, Siam, Johnny, Zeff, Don Krieg, Genzo, Kuroobi
- Joseph Murray - Narrator, Sanji (episodes 1-61), Ben Beckmann, Woop Slap, Boodle, Cabaji, Carrot, Kuro, Gaimon, Yosaku, Carne, Hatchan, Smoker (Loguetown Arc)
- Paul Pistore - Sanji (episodes 62-104), Smoker (Alabasta), Kuromarimo, Hiriluk, Toto
- Elisabeth Morinelli - Tony Tony Chopper, Tashigi, Kureha, Miss Merry Christmas
- Natasha Malinsky - Nico Robin, Nefeltari Vivi
- Christian J. Lee - Shanks
- Dwayne Tan - Dalton, Bentham, Galdino, Portgas D. Ace
- One Piece pilot dubs - Prior to the franchise's North American introduction, various English language pilots were produced. Little footage of them have surfaced.
- One Piece 4Kids dub - The first full fledged North American dub was partially lost for a period of time.
- Ship's Dock/Dub Information - The Singaporean One Piece Dub! Retrieved October 26, 2017.
- AWN's Animation Industry Database Retrieved October 26, 2017.
- Swears and Censorship - The Singaporean One Piece Dub! Retrieved October 26, 2017.
- Voice Actors - The Singaporean One Piece Dub! Retrieved October 26, 2017.
- Odex - Program Library Retrieved October 26, 2017.
- Kidscentral > TVguide > Index_Page Retrieved October 26, 2017.