First if making a new thread for this was pointless instead of posting in one of the other threads then by all means fix my mistake.
Alright this might be old news and what not but if any of you saw the english version of One piece then your familiar with the complete crap that is 4kids (with the exception of Zoro's voice actor).
But thats not exactly what this thread is about. I was at an anime convention here in Georgia, called Anime Weekend Atlanta, for all three days. Sunday is particularly important as Funimation premiered their One Piece dub. three episodes that started just before the crew finds out about Skypia. However this wasn't the uncut version that they plan to release, it was the edited tv version.
Notable differences were, instead of a lollypop sanji didn't have anything in his mouth, the guns were actual guns instead of squirt bottles, in general better voice acting for everyone(mainly Nico doesn't sound like a brainless hick, and Sanji doesn't sound like a retarded new yorker), and the series has it's original intro videos and outros, however as is funimation tradition they have an original soundtrack that plays through those intros and outros which isn't half bad, but is still over nine thousand times better than what 4kids put into it(pretty sure as is tradition the original intro/outro soundtrack plays when you set the dvd to japanese audio).
Now before I say who voices who, apparantly as a couple of funimation people were there(some of the voice actors and directors) they had to follow a few stipulations before they could touch it. Those being 1) that certain things would be in it even for the cut version. 2) they had to have everything okayed from both the original creator and the anime team, including voice actors.
(list is character, voice actor, and notable roles)
Luffy- Colleenn Clinkenbeard (apparantly Funimation's new talent)
Zoro-Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta, Yamcha, Piccolo, Zarbon, Recoome, Jeice, Burter, Salza, (and others) from DBz, and Kuwabara from Yu Yu Hakusho)
Sanji- Eric Vale (Shorin/Rando, and Sakyou from Yu Yu Hakusho, Kimblee in Full Metal Alchemist, and Trunks from DBZ)
Nami- Luci Christian (Clara/Psiren, and Wrath from Full Metal alchemist)
Usopp- Sonny Strait (Krillin from DBZ fits usopp perfectly btw)
Nico- Stephanie Young (Mereille from Trinity Blood)
Chopper- Brina Palencia (Played voices of nina tucker from FMA, and Elise Wasmeyer from Trinity Blood)
And of course the guy(or at least one of them) who did goku's voice from dbz does countless minor character voices.
So discuss, clamor, or hate whatever, figured someone had to post something if anything.