One Piece (found 4Kids English dub of anime; 2004-2006)
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|Comparison of edited 4kids version (left) and uncut version (right)|
|Date found||10 Feb. 2016/29 April 2016|
|Found by||Anonymous Nyaa.se User and MustacheDuctTape|
One Piece'is an anime based off of the manga of the same name. The first episode in Japan aired in 1999. Seeing the popularity of One Piece and wanting to cash in on the growing appeal anime in the West, American licensing company 4kids Entertainment sought to bring over One Piece to an English speaking audience.
On September 18, 2004, the first English dub episode of One Piece aired on FoxBox block on The WB (now the CW) in the US, Cartoon Network in the US and UK, YTV in Canada, and SABC 2 in South Africa. The 4kids dub also started to air on Cartoon Network in 2007. Many fans started to take note of the drastic changes that occurred with the 4kids dub of One Piece. Much of the key plot points, plot devices, and violence were toned down in order to appeal to a younger demographic. On December 6, 2006, Anime News Network reported that 4kids Entertainment would not continue to dub future episodes of One Piece. Only 104 episodes were dubbed by 4kids, but only 78 episodes aired. These episodes spanned seasons 1-5, but many episodes were never dubbed in the first place. The last time the 4kids dubbed aired was on March 15, 2008, on Cartoon Network. That same year, Cartoon Network stopped airing the 4kids dub. No reruns of the 4kids dub were aired after 2008 as Funimation Entertainment acquired the rights for One Piece and redubbed all of the episodes to fit the show's more mature theme.
On February 10th, 2016, Alone and anonymously sourced torrent was placed on the Anime Torrent site Nyaa.se, featuring every episode of the One Piece 4kids dub. Said torrent was discovered by Lost Media Wiki user MustacheDuctTape on April 29th, 2016. Most of Season 1 is ripped from airings on YTV Canada, and the rest of the dub is ripped directly from the initial UK Toonami airings. The torrent's contents were mirrored on MEGA and can be found at the link below. The Nyaa.se torrent link can be found below.
- TV listing for One Piece's first English episode airing Retrieved 28 Dec' 2017
- 4kids confirming the cancelation of the English dub Retrieved 28 Dec' 2017
- Funimation acquiring the rights to One Piece Retrieved 28 Dec' 2017
- Cartoon Network confirming no plans to re-air One Piece Retrieved 28 Dec' 2017
- Last recorded time the 4kids dub of One Piece aired on Cartoon Network Retrieved 28 Dec' 2017