I'm glad 4Kids is thinking of the children.
Are they doing this just to fuck with people?
Needs some stuff from the edited Kirby cartoon.
I love using invisible ink!
I dont get it, why do they fuck with stuff that is perfectly fine?
Because signs aren't supposed to have words on them, or convey ot communicate any sort of message.
4Kids is always good for a laugh.
They are America's GONZO.
>FIGHT THE BIG WAVE OF CENSOR FAGGORTY
Considering they're called Pokemon Contests in the game...
Gandalf the Grey is no more, I am Gandalf the Rye.
Have they ever actually given a reason why they edit THIS kind of stuff?
So they took the words OFF this sign but added them to THIS >>11341169 sign? The FUCK? Are they just bored?
They need to work on editing SOMETHING or they risk losing their jobs.
Figure this one out, folks.
I remember in the first-gen episodes we watched as kids, they didn't edit out the rice-balls. They just told us they were "doughnuts".
I can get them taking the onigiri out if they are trying to westernize it, but some of this stuff is just pointless.
You know there's a little man in an editing room somewhere laughing his ass off about these pointless mindfucks he's giving you.
I just don't even know what to think anymore.
Spring time for Giovanni,
and winter for Johto and Hoenon
This one seems plausibly explainable as the censors deciding that that banner is a little too phallic, but still.
There was this episode of that godawful Sonic the Hedgehog show on once, and I only saw a few seconds of it but what I did was this:
Some kid holds out a plate of takoyaki and asks, "Hey, does anyone want some syrup-covered doughnut holes?"
4KIDS HAET RICEBALL
IMAGE RELATED. SAVING THE KIDS
They're not allowed to advertise Pokemon products on Pokemon.
Pokemon dolls are a Pokemon product.
It's not nice to leave stuffed and mounted pokemon on tables. They belong on shelves.
Either that, or he's trying to look busy while looking for internet porn.
/r/ more one piece censors
Wait, is that the Gospel Boss there in the back?
Question of the day, chief.
-That is the first step.
-Then you have to let us think for you.
-I believe this is were we say: Profit.
listen to >>11341214
My theory is that they employ the world's most sexually repressed/frustrated soccer mom to screen for any unacceptable content. (After all, they're who compromise the vast majority of FCC complainers.) She sits down with the storyboard for every episode, goes into a drug-induced seizure (Ritalin) and then crosses out the parts the voices in her head tell her to.
Watch out! Here comes the Master race!
They're going to string-shot, in your face!
This sounds so rediculous it could be true.
Played by Eric Stuart
OH GOD CONTEST IS SUCH AN OFFENSIVE WORD
WHERE DID YOU GET THAT POPSICLE FROM
BUT KATEY, I DON'T WANT A POPSICLE. I DON'T MINK IF YOU AND MACK HAVE ONE. THERE ARE ONLY TWO ANYWAY, AND I'M ON A DIET.
sparks are bad
The best part is that they removed the blue bits of the poster as well.
Punching in the head, and the electrical bolts is a reference to that so they just have a glowy ball instead?
The Anime series was for faggots anyway if that's what I think it is.
Sorry, make that MIND, not MINK.
1st draft for 4kids version.
I want someone to do mock 4kids edits for shows like Gurren Lagann and such.
Skull and crossbones, we can't show our children such imagery, it might give them ideas about death.
At least this one I can understand, America weren't allied with the Nazi's like Japan was.
...It is true. They can't advertise Pokemon on Pokemon.
You are someone. Now make some original content instead of just asking for it.
This takes the cake for most ridiculous edit ever.
I wonder who can spot it first. And no, it's NOT the black part being added next to May's hand. It's something else.
>I want someone to do mock 4kids edits for shows like Berserk and such.
As much as I like GL, it's just to easy for 4kids. give 'em a challenge. Berserk or something heavily Japanese based would be more fun.
I think we had a thread like this one time. Here's something from the thread called "Prank Note"
Hi, I'm Gary Light, and someday I'm going to be the biggest practical joker in Japan. Good thing I found the "Prank Note". Now, with the help of my magical friend Ryan that only I can see, I can play jokes on everyone in New York, and I don't even have to be in the same room! Too bad Larry is always trying to snitch on me to my dad, what a tattletale! I even have my friend Lisa to help me out. She's okay, for a girl anyway. So watch me and my friends as we have fun learning, laughing, and growing up, on "Prank Note". This fall on 4Kids.
I CAME FABULOUS BRICKS
Seriously? On their OWN SHOW? WTF?
Removal of dots?
the tiny black sliver at the top?
The line above the e in Pokemon?
IT'S AMERICAN LOGIC!
Look again, its gone.
I actually think it applies to all cartoons airing in the US. It's not just 4Kids fuckery here.
Parents get all worried about "Oh my god, half-hour toy commercials!", so things get reworked.
Except Pokemon IS a half hour toy commercial.
What difference do two dolls make?
Yeah, it looks to me like the changed "Pokémon" to "Pokemon". Not that there's a point to doing that...
THAT was probably where 4Kids came in.
Thank you, 4Kids, for editing out gibberish letters. My kids might have tried to learn it to no avail.
This is actually true. Like most companies in the US, people are expected to work during their work hours. If they do not have any more work to do, then there's no leaving early or anything, so they find more work to do.
The editing team gets paid for each edit they make. It's as simple as that.
Electricity is DANGEROUS
...They removed the white designs on the orange flag. They weren't even letters.
Hey, at least they aren't GERMANY
Hi, I'm Louis Lampshade, and I'm the staring contest champion! No one can beat me at a staring contest, and whenever I win, they have to do exactly what I say! I'm also really good at Checkers. I like to play this super awesome online game called KnightMare! I'm like, the master at KnightMare strategies, but still, my bestest buddy Sam always beats me cause he's that good at the game! Catch me this fall on 4Kids on KnightMare Code!
4Kids, saving the children from chess since 2008.
One can only imagine how hard it must be to find places in the 4Kids universe.
"Say, is that a restaurant? Or a barber shop? Oh, if only we had SIGNS!"
What the fuck is it with 4Kids and removing ANY text, even if it's already in English or just plain unreadable gibberish?
I'm surprised you weren't censored, Pikachu.
Haha, they made him less yellow.
Because he's an American!
It's 4kids policy to remove text. They think kids don't like words/reading, so they remove it if they can.
Same thing happens in One Piece.
They're afraid kids might take a liking to reading a read a book instead of watching TV.
Excuse me, same thing HAPPENED in One Piece. So glad I can say that now.
That's retarded, kids probably learn faster if exposed to words in context. And the show would make more sense. Now I know why I hated the Pokemon show as a kid.
reading != fun to american youth.
so even near-subliminal words subtract from the enjoyment of the program.
4kids knows its audience. trust in them
the scary part is that is probably true.
IT'S THE APOCALYPSE!
4Kids actually ADDED text to something!
Really? That's pretty funny.
water into wine,
sake into cider
It's official, America wants their kids retarded and ignorant
If by funny you mean scary, then yes - pretty fucking funny.
Reading hurts your head, it requires you to think. Just keep watching TV kids!
Probably so we can be absolutely positively certain it's not some kinda pokeymans alcohol, OH GOD WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN
To prevent "OMGAWSH ALCOHOL" rage.
Didn't they change something that was wine in one piece to grape juice?
I don't think it was alcohol in the original.
When you think about it, they already have an editing team who obviously have way too much time on their hands, so it's strange they haven't started editing in Coka Cola, iPods, etc. for some quick cash.
OK SO THEY REMOVE TEXT AND MAKE IT FRIENDLIER TO AMERICAN KIDS
WE GET IT
NOW STOP POSTING THESE RETARDED SCREENSHOTS
Don't know how relevant this is to this topic, but stuff like this is the product of these people:
Caution, its /v/ related.
"Remember kids, if you stick your heads in the ground and try your hardest to ignore the world, bad stuff won't get into your head till you are legally ready for it."
AHHHHGGG I CAN'T WATCH ANYMORE RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE
The more you rage, the more will be posted.
I made it as far as seeing the title of the video before closing it.
There's gotta be another explanation for the text thing, it just doesn't make sense...
Maybe the animation studio ships out some sort of "international edition" with no text to distributors in other countries, so they can add their own?
Do the DVDs have this same editing?
Nah, they now by now the tired franchise that is the Pokemon anime trying to pull suspense out of the viewer is a worse than beating a dead horse.
Oh man, you might be on to shit
After all Pokeymans is syndicated in a ridiculous number of countries and languages, right?
I finished raging about thompson a long time ago.
As far as the pokemon edits go: wut
Simple explanation: They're paid by how much work they have to do. (Maybe?) And Pokemon is mostly a childsafe show already.
My guess? Typically, the translation studios are broken up into the people who actually remove the text (i.e. people who go frame-by-frame or whatever) and those who do actual translation, then those who replace text (like put stuff back on signs). I imagine that the Pokemon team removes stuff with the full intention of "translating" it (or, rather, they just remove it under the general rubric that "everything semi-text-like should be removed"), and then they don't bother doing the extra work to add it back.
Some of these edits are clearly done to avoid controversy, though, which is ridiculous. Fuck Christfags- I was part of that, I know how they act, and trust me, they won't be buying your shit anyway. don't cater to the pissed off soccer moms of the world.
Just because you're not loling...
Why did watching that make me want to buy GTAIV even though my 360 is ROD'd?
Oh god. Glenn Beck + Jack Thompson == INSTANT LULZ
ITT: Faggots who watch kids show and complain about them.
GO WATCH SUBS FAGGOT. YOU WHINY WIMENZ
A natural response from anyone who can see through their bullshit.
Ironically Thompson himself inspires me to commit violent acts far more then any game.
Sparkling Cider is tasty.
I lol'd pretty hard at the part when he ran over and shot the prostitutes. I guess that makes me a sick person.
anime is not for kids you bitch.