I hafta wonder, did teh ppl at 4kid even watch one piece. Cause the way I figure is they just happen to see the rating it get in Japan, so they think "Oh it a good show".
Then they look at the animation: "Oh, it look like a kid show, let's license it! We'll make money!",.
Then as they dubbing it along the way they see all the blood and violence and Sanji cigs and they thought " Oh dear, kids in American shouldn't watch this, we must protect thier virgin eyes, CENSOR!"
and so we get the crap we see before you today. I honestly don't think they bother researching anything when they license OP. If they did, 4kid might of aviod license it. It just seem like they taking too much effort in censoring crap.
*shutter* I still remember the first episode OP Dub... Luffy was lecturing coby that violent is wrong.
Some how I'm unbanned.... Yay!
But my wonderful waterfall sig is gone!!! Do you have any idea how much time I spent on it!!!
~They call me the Master Researcher~