One Piece aquired by Funimation! (There IS a God!)

The Baker St. Irregular 04-13-2007 07:33 AM
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Funimation Acquires One Piece
An interview at animeOnline with Funimation brand manager Lance Heiskell reveals that Funimation has acquired the broadcast and DVD rights to One Piece; an uncut, subtitled version of the show will be available, as well as a newly dubbed version for television broadcast. Funimation's version of the show will begin with episode 144. Further details are available in the interview.

Anime News Network

Anime fans rejoice! Shout it from the mountain tops! Big Grin Funimation has swooped in to save our beloved One Piece after it had been mercilessly violated and abandoned by the nefarious 4Kids. Now, American anime fans will finally be able to (legally) watch One Piece as it was intended (at least when it's on DVD).

YOSH!
Tickle Tickle 04-13-2007 07:55 AM
That's awesome news. I just hope they release it in boxsets.

EDIT:

I just realized, will they be able to release (and possibly re-dub) the previously hacked episodes on DVD? Or will it be like the whole problem with Saban and early Dragon Ball Z episodes?
Inigo Montoya 04-13-2007 11:23 AM
Well, they were (finally) able to do it to early Dragonball Z episodes, so here's hoping. After all, Funimation is no longer the Scumimation everyon used to know it as, so there's a good chance, yes.
War.
The Baker St. Irregular 04-13-2007 03:45 PM
Now that I've thought about it, I'm worried about whether they'll stick with Zoro or Zo*o. Frown

Because every time I see or hear an "L" instead of an "R", a little part of my soul dies.
Inigo Montoya 04-13-2007 04:14 PM
They might have a problem with that. Remember, Detective Conan had to change their title because of a certain barbarian...
Ah well.
War.
Scourge 04-13-2007 05:24 PM
Well that is good news, Funimation has become one of the best English dubing studios.

Now lets just hope they get the names right, it's Ruffy and Zolo...
Dangerous 04-13-2007 05:41 PM
How much DVDS will be released ? There are over 250 episodes, so ..... Confused well ?
Chitter-Box-Kat 04-13-2007 05:44 PM
Right names. Right dialogue. Right people.

ME AM HAPPY NOWS.
Inigo Montoya 04-13-2007 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by Samir_Souleyman
How much DVDS will be released ? There are over 250 episodes, so ..... Confused well ?


Well, DBZ has even more, so it can be done. It'll just be several boxed sets like DBZ or Star Trek: the Next Generation.
War.
Tickle Tickle 04-13-2007 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by Samir_Souleyman
How much DVDS will be released ? There are over 250 episodes, so ..... Confused well ?


Knowing Funimation... alot. They're not exactly very bright when it comes to releasing long series.
Dangerous 04-13-2007 06:23 PM
Thanks for your replies. Thumbs Up
Inigo Montoya 04-13-2007 11:09 PM
One Piece should have greatly increased quality, though, this is true. Hopefully they'll get some less grating voices for the cast.
War.
Capt. Quekolis 04-18-2007 07:30 PM
What is this anime about exactly?
The Baker St. Irregular 04-18-2007 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by Ltwhipporwill
What is this anime about exactly?


It's based on a manga of the same name, which, in turn, tells of the adventures of a group of pirates called the Straw Hat Pirates (Mugiwara Kaizoku). They're in search of a legendary treasure called One Piece.

I can't really do this show any justice by my attempt to summarize it. It's a hilarious and classic madcap adventure!
Scourge 04-18-2007 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by Ltwhipporwill
What is this anime about exactly?


*Cough*

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_piece
Dangerous 04-19-2007 06:05 AM
My favorite villain was Captain Krieg .
Sara Comatori 04-19-2007 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by Samir Souleyman
My favorite villain was Captain Krieg .


Thats Don Krieg to you! Captian Don Krieg.... he didn't get that title for nothin, ya know... Oh, no! I'm turning into Raijin from Final Fantasy 8!..., ya know.

But on a later note. I'M SO HAPPY!! This is the best thing ever. Finally. One Piece uncut. Won't the little kiddies be happy!

Time to break out the wonderful victory music.

*We are the Champions my friends!* YES!! GO Funimation! I knew they would help. I didn't even have to go stock them.

I know were you live Funimation. You live 10 miles away off the loop. I will find you!! MAHAHAHA!!! Evil

In Texas... I'm close too. Shocked I should go stock them, ya know.
Inigo Montoya 04-19-2007 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by Sara Comatori
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Originally posted by Samir Souleyman
My favorite villain was Captain Krieg .


Thats Don Krieg to you! Captian Don Krieg.... he didn't get that title for nothin, ya know... Oh, no! I'm turning into Raijin from Final Fantasy 8!..., ya know.

But on a later note. I'M SO HAPPY!! This is the best thing ever. Finally. One Piece uncut. Won't the little kiddies be happy!

Time to break out the wonderful victory music.

*We are the Champions my friends!* YES!! GO Funimation! I knew they would help. I didn't even have to go stock them.

I know were you live Funimation. You live 10 miles away off the loop. I will find you!! MAHAHAHA!!! Evil

In Texas... I'm close too. Shocked I should go stock them, ya know.


Stock them with what? Inappropriate amounts of fan-created Luffy/Nami porn?
War.
Tickle Tickle 04-19-2007 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by The Dungeon Master
Inappropriate amounts of fan-created Luffy/Zoro porn?


Fixed.
Nine Kuze 04-19-2007 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by The Dungeon Master
quote:
Originally posted by Sara Comatori
quote:
Originally posted by Samir Souleyman
My favorite villain was Captain Krieg .


Thats Don Krieg to you! Captian Don Krieg.... he didn't get that title for nothin, ya know... Oh, no! I'm turning into Raijin from Final Fantasy 8!..., ya know.

But on a later note. I'M SO HAPPY!! This is the best thing ever. Finally. One Piece uncut. Won't the little kiddies be happy!

Time to break out the wonderful victory music.

*We are the Champions my friends!* YES!! GO Funimation! I knew they would help. I didn't even have to go stock them.

I know were you live Funimation. You live 10 miles away off the loop. I will find you!! MAHAHAHA!!! Evil

In Texas... I'm close too. Shocked I should go stock them, ya know.


Stock them with what? Inappropriate amounts of fan-created Luffy/Nami porn?
War.

Terrible, terrible use of grammar ftl, yeah. But I think she means "stalk". Like how the English language should be stalking here.

And Umino... that's f***ed up man. :o

EDIT: Regarding the actual thread for a minute, yeah its cool that FUNimation did pick up One Piece and maybe they won't butcher it like what happened to it before by 4Kids. And really, I don't know the character's name, but give him back his cigarette. Replacing it with a lollypop that still emits smoke from it? Who the hell are you trying to pull a fast one off of here?
Peace.