Problems for 4Kids: Lose Rights to Yu-gi-oh! and Getting Lawsuit

Topic started by Dream on March 29, 2011. Last post by AgumonKid 3 years, 5 months ago.
Post by Dream (7,663 posts) See mini bio Level 21
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This is some fun news for anyone who hates the living daylights out of 4Kids.
 
According to some recent news off Anime News Network, 4Kids hasn't been paying the Japanese legal owners of the Yu-gi-oh franchise (TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems) the full amount of half of the profits they gained from the series and that they made some backdoor deals with Funimation and Majesco Entertainment over video distribution rights to the franchise which 4Kids intentionally hid in quarterly reports they sent to said companies. As a result of learning of these details, the Japanese legal owners have canned 4Kids' North American licensing rights to the series and are filing a joint lawsuit against 4Kids. The total amount of money 4Kids owes TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems: almost $4.8 million.
 
You can find more details on this news here.
Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,319 posts) See mini bio Level 19
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Well....I never care for 4Kids after they took One Piece and ruined the show with their "changed" Dub version they showed here in 2002/2003...shame that they resorted to such tactics, but in the end it is about the money, and TV Tokyo and Nihon must be quite upset about getting hosed.
Post by AgumonKid (68 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Oh thank god
Thats what they get for rapeing One piece!
Post by SSJjanemba (2,176 posts) See mini bio Level 11

i dont mind 4kids they did a good job on pokemon 
  
  
Post by AgumonKid (68 posts) See mini bio Level 6
@SSJjanemba: You mean the most horrible anime to ever be on TV?
Post by SSJjanemba (2,176 posts) See mini bio Level 11
@AgumonKid:
pokemon was great back in the good ol days. ur thinking of current pokemon
Post by sickVisionz (4,289 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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@SSJjanemba said:

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i dont mind 4kids they did a good job on pokemon 
  

   "
This.  Outside of One Piece, which I don't like anyways, 4Kids is pretty good.  A lot of their shows are super kiddy stuff so I don't watch them, but when I did they weren't terrible by any means.
Post by AgumonKid (68 posts) See mini bio Level 6
The only good thing 4kids made was TMNT which was a great show!
Nick really pissed me off when they got the rights. They canceled it and made a shitty TV movie
Post by Destinyheroknight (10,283 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@AgumonKid:
The TMNT movie wasn't bad, it was pretty good (I never watch the new TMNT, and I like the movie)  
Post by Destinyheroknight (10,283 posts) See mini bio Level 21
@SSJjanemba:  
  
4kids didn't do that great of job with pokemon, but I'll give them a break 
Post by SSJjanemba (2,176 posts) See mini bio Level 11
@Destinyheroknight said:
" @SSJjanemba:  
  
4kids didn't do that great of job with pokemon, but I'll give them a break  "

wow no wonder ash fails as a trainer
Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,319 posts) See mini bio Level 19
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@SSJjanemba: Agreed. I will give 4Kids credit for some of the work they have done over the years, especially with the seasons of Pokemon that I watched from 1998  through 2002 (including the first 3 movies), but I still didn't care for what they did with the One Piece dub they released in 2002/2003. Editing the show so that there was no cigarettes ( Sanji had a sucker instead), no black characters (they lightened the skin color of several black/dark skinned characters to a "mulatto" color), and changed some of the minor details/cut out episode content  for a more "audience-friendly" show.  When I learned of this, I stopped watching the Dub version and began watching the Subbed versions online.
 
In the end, what matters most is money, and as I stated earlier, turning their backs on TV Tokyo and NIhon with the profits that they should have been given was a big mistake. This will make other companies look closer at 4Kids before they decide to do business with them.
Post by AgumonKid (68 posts) See mini bio Level 6
@Destinyheroknight:  I meant the 2010 movie the 2006 movie was epic!
@ShadowKnight508:  I watched it...I hated and I found it more offensive when they got rid of black characters! Srsly what the fuck(I'm black)
Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@AgumonKid said:

" @SSJjanemba: You mean the most horrible anime to ever be on TV? "

  
Post by Destinyheroknight (10,283 posts) See mini bio Level 21
@AgumonKid:  
I talking about Turtles Forever, I a old fan of the TNMT comic books and the old cartoon. 
 I just love how they put everything in the movie and have a nice plot to go with it  
Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Resistance to the great overlord Kahn is useless, the Human Kahnstrumentality project will soon be completed-a plan which will censor every mind on the planet Earth (which is really the Kahn sphere) and force them to think only pre-selected 4 kids phrases, such as "You're to slow!" and all speech uttered by every human being on the Kahn sphere will be "dubbed" by Jason Griffith. 
Post by AgumonKid (68 posts) See mini bio Level 6
 4Kids just filed chapter 11(I was hoping it would be chapter 7 >_>) Anyways there gonna end loosing in court!
Man I wonder what will happen to CW. I WENT IN FUCKING RAGE MODE WHEN THEY CANCELED ALL THE ORIGINAL SHOWS! (Tom & Jerry Tales, Legion of Super Heroes etc- AHRRRRRG)
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