Forum - View topic
NEWS: 4Kids Keeps Sonic X, Dinosaur King, Yu-Gi-Oh on U.S. TV




Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
bossyman15



Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 35

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:47 am Reply with quote
oh thank you for keeping sonic X on tv !

i still haven't seen season 3 yet.

i just hope they will not start from the beining of season 1 when they move it to CW.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website My Manga
Unit 03.5-ish



Joined: 07 Dec 2008
Posts: 1540
Location: This space for rent

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:49 am Reply with quote
Oh, thank heavens!


Y'all have no idea how relieved I am that animated shows about the fate of the world being decided by children's card games shall continue to air in a butchered, heavily-altered format.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger My Anime
Teriyaki Terrier



Joined: 26 Mar 2008
Posts: 5689

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:26 am Reply with quote
Ah Kamen Rider, I thought that series lost its popularity after the 1990's. About a week ago, I was discusing that show with a long time friend of mine though.

4kids, you buchered One Piece, made a mockery of Shaman King and edited material in shows that isn't even offensive. (I.E. the rice balls in One Piece and several other food items.)

Makes me wonder how many more years this company will have after Yu-Gi-Oh ends though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Primus



Joined: 01 Mar 2006
Posts: 1565
Location: Toronto

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:48 am Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:


Makes me wonder how many more years this company will have after Yu-Gi-Oh ends though.


Yu-Gi-Oh! isn't their cashcow anymore. Chaotic is. They probably hope that (despite no envolvement) Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, and the upcomming Rollbots can become some new cashcows, along with a resurgence of the TMNT, who's show is too good for a Saturday morning show to be canceled.

Heck, Dinosaur King actually surprised them at how well the show is doing in ratings. As it was timeslot filler, and not something they thought would be popular, hence the lack of a card game (it's coming though), and extensive product lines(a video game is out though).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
D Dubbs



Joined: 08 Jan 2008
Posts: 72

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:34 pm Reply with quote
bossyman15 wrote:
oh thank you for keeping sonic X on tv !

i still haven't seen season 3 yet.

i just hope they will not start from the beining of season 1 when they move it to CW.


They're starting from episode one. Sonic X has only aired on FOX, so it's probably a good idea to start from the beginning on The CW so new viewers aren't confused. But you can watch all the dubbed episodes for free (and legally) at 4KidsTV.com.
Primus wrote:
Yu-Gi-Oh! isn't their cashcow anymore. Chaotic is. They probably hope that (despite no envolvement) Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, and the upcomming Rollbots can become some new cashcows, along with a resurgence of the TMNT, who's show is too good for a Saturday morning show to be canceled.

Heck, Dinosaur King actually surprised them at how well the show is doing in ratings. As it was timeslot filler, and not something they thought would be popular, hence the lack of a card game (it's coming though), and extensive product lines(a video game is out though).


There's also Huntik. That show is what I'm personally looking forward to the most.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
malvarez1



Joined: 17 Nov 2008
Posts: 763

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:21 pm Reply with quote
To be honest, I am glad that Kirby has bitten the dust. No offense, but it was a horrible show! The main character can't even talk!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MrAnimeSpecialist



Joined: 22 Sep 2008
Posts: 124

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:27 pm Reply with quote
malvarez1 wrote:
To be honest, I am glad that Kirby has bitten the dust. No offense, but it was a horrible show! The main character can't even talk!


Masahiro Sakurai (Kirby's creator) intentionally wanted to keep him this way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Teriyaki Terrier



Joined: 26 Mar 2008
Posts: 5689

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:47 pm Reply with quote
Primus wrote:
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:


Makes me wonder how many more years this company will have after Yu-Gi-Oh ends though.


Yu-Gi-Oh! isn't their cashcow anymore. Chaotic is. They probably hope that (despite no envolvement) Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, and the upcomming Rollbots can become some new cashcows, along with a resurgence of the TMNT, who's show is too good for a Saturday morning show to be canceled.

Heck, Dinosaur King actually surprised them at how well the show is doing in ratings. As it was timeslot filler, and not something they thought would be popular, hence the lack of a card game (it's coming though), and extensive product lines(a video game is out though).


I am not surprized Yu-Gi-Oh isn't the cashcow anymore. I would have figured Poke'mon would actually be the revenue source, but times have certainly changed. As for Kamen Rider: I wonder how many viewers even know the offical English translation to that show? I watched a couple of episodes over a decade ago, so I wonder how the series changed.

Out of every 4kids show though, Kirby was probably the only show that wasn't butchered or heavily edited as others. I only had watched maybe four episodes total, but the series didn't look as edited as other shows.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
malvarez1



Joined: 17 Nov 2008
Posts: 763

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:50 pm Reply with quote
Well, Kirby is aimed at kids more than, say, Shaman King or Ultimate Muscle. There wasn't much to edit, I guess.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Unknown Memory



Joined: 15 Jan 2007
Posts: 153

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:42 pm Reply with quote
malvarez1 wrote:
To be honest, I am glad that Kirby has bitten the dust. No offense, but it was a horrible show! The main character can't even talk!

Um. Kirby would like a word with you... I mean, to swallow you. >D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jr0904



Joined: 24 Dec 2005
Posts: 2420
Location: New York City,New York,USA

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:50 pm Reply with quote
Primus wrote:
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:


Makes me wonder how many more years this company will have after Yu-Gi-Oh ends though.


Yu-Gi-Oh! isn't their cashcow anymore. Chaotic is.


Really???That's interesting.Maybe they'll end it's license and someone will remake it to how it should be.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
KabaKabaFruit



Joined: 20 Sep 2007
Posts: 1289
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:24 pm Reply with quote
I didn't think Kirby was that bad of a show. Sure, the plots may had been severely overblown and Dedede had a questionable southern hick accent, but it was pretty fun for the most part and all of our favorite characters really played off of one another.

The only episode I distinctly recall being edited was the animation festival episode where Dedede wanted to make his own opening for the show and 4Kids had to work around to make that opening fit the jazzy opening of the English version. The original Japanese opening of Kirby was cutesy circus theme.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Unit 03.5-ish



Joined: 07 Dec 2008
Posts: 1540
Location: This space for rent

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:28 pm Reply with quote
One of the above posters mentioned Huntik, yeah?




...Is it wrong of me to think this show looks interesting and that they FINALLY got the Amerime thing right?

Confession: when I first saw the trailer, I thought it was a Japanese production. That's never happened to me with an Amerime before.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger My Anime
ChronoBall X



Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 384

PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:42 am Reply with quote
as a huge fan of he Kirby games,the anime was alright,but could have been better,but I loved how they mixed elements from Kirby Super Star(SNES) and Kirby's Adventure (NES), the english dub sucked in my opinion dued to changing the music,trust me,the japanese version of the anime had remixed songs from the Kirby games. Very Happyspoiler[like during the final 4 episodes,Kirby and his pals used Meta Knights Halberd battle ship from Kirby Super Star's Revenge of Meta Knight to fight the Cloaked Nightmare(the final Boss from Kirby's Adventure for the NES] and also,in my honest opinion,I was hoping they would continue the Kirby anime to adapt arcs from Future Kirby games,because at least with the Kirby anime had unique episodes at one point unlike Pokemon*Cough*
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group