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darkhunter



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:03 am Reply with quote
NOOO I can't believe they got this series. Now they're going to censor the hell out of the series. Curse you 4kids....you ruin One Piece and now you're going to ruin Kappa Mikey

*end fanboy sarcasm.
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Ignition



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:22 am Reply with quote
ey now, they really did ruin One Piece, there's no denying that...as for this, I've never heard of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:38 am Reply with quote
ya know, the thing that really gets me is that fact that this piece of news says it's going to be airing on Nick, personally I'd figure it'd go on 4kidsTV or CN
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:53 am Reply with quote
Interesting premis, but seems waaay out of place on Nick. I mean, a show about a struggling American actor who's becomes a hit voice actor in Japan just doesn't seem right on a network that rarely shows any real anime. Thing is, that type of real-world animation doesn't fit anything but Nick and maybe the Disney Channel. They call it partially an "action" series, but I have a feeling they're using that term loosly. I plan on watching just to see how it turns out, but I can't imagine where this concept came from.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:04 am Reply with quote
what in the hell? wasn't this supposed to be on MTV oriiginally? how did 4kids get it? i don't like the sound of this at all.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:36 am Reply with quote
I am now seriously thinking that 4Kids picks out these shows in some Alcoholic daze throwing darts at a dartboard with random Anime images.
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:57 am Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
what in the hell? wasn't this supposed to be on MTV oriiginally? how did 4kids get it? i don't like the sound of this at all.


Yea, I thought MTV was the one who worked on creating this (of course Nick is part of MTV, right).
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lyger



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:01 am Reply with quote
those 4kids bastards are real not-so-nice-people

i hope this kappa mikey flops

damn 4kids

EDIT-don't edit the swear words ANN
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:30 am Reply with quote
Has anyone seen this show?

I managed to see a image for it but it barely looks like anime to me. If anything it could pass for an American cartoon. My question is where was this show produced and what type of crazy humor are we expecting? Considering not many Americans are going to know what a "kappa" is.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:51 am Reply with quote
Chrno2 wrote:
Has anyone seen this show?


No one's seen it, it hasn't been shown yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:29 am Reply with quote
and so it begins.......
4kids is trying to consume nick now O.o, first one piece and now this! -growls- i'm just glad that nuarto is in safe hands with viz
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Anime_Freak



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:03 am Reply with quote
I've too have never heard of Kappa Mikey til today. And according to dictionary.com kappa means:

Relating to or characterizing a polypeptide chain that is one of two types of light chains present in immunoglobins.

Here's a link to this definiton.
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UltraManiac



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:42 am Reply with quote
What is Kappa Mikey anyways?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:04 pm Reply with quote
Chrno2 wrote:

I managed to see a image for it but it barely looks like anime to me. If anything it could pass for an American cartoon. My question is where was this show produced and what type of crazy humor are we expecting. Considering not many Americans are going to know what a "kappa" is.


It's not supposed to be an anime. It's apparently about an American actor who moves to Japan and becomes a very popular anime voice actor. If done right I'm guessing the animation will intentionally have a very non-anime look to it so that when anime is shown in this series the line will be clearly drawn.

And I'm guessing they'll explaine what a kappa is in the show.

Anime_Freak wrote:
I've too have never heard of Kappa Mikey til today. And according to dictionary.com kappa means:


Try this definition.

Oh, and to be honest I thought this announcement was for the license of "How to Raise a Kappa". And it wasn't, go figure.

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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:26 pm Reply with quote
With that said we'll see how it turns out. Man 2006 is still a long way off. You sure they couldn't start this sooner?

Well, I'm curious to see it. Wink
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