So I'm watching the Squirtle Squad episode...
by, 28th December 2013 at 10:47 AM (589 Views)
and they let them point GUNS at Ash?!? Guns?! Like, not even handguns, like, four entire rifles?!
As you can guess, it's been a while since I've seen this episode (not that I would have cared then, just that I never remembered it happening). You mean to tell me that 4kids left guns in an episode? Maybe I'm misinformed about some other reason, but wasn't the Dratini episode banned because of guns? So...how the hell did these guns get past?
Sometimes I don't understand 4kids' dubbing. The guns pointed at Kaiba and Luffy were inappropriate, but these guns were totally acceptable? Also, Bulbapedia says that in the Japanese version of this episode, Ash stated that Pikachu would die without the Super Potion and that the Squirtle Squad threatened to kill Misty, both of which I kind of guessed were the cases (dying her hair purple? Come on, they could have thought of something a little more threatening, especially since Ash's fantasy had Misty falling into some sort of abyss...). Well in the Charmander episode, Brock flat out said Charmander would die if his flame went out. Plus, there were no discrepancies that the Celebi in 4Ever was dead either. So why is saying that Pikachu would die not okay?
It's not the censorship that's bothering me, it's the inconsistency with the censorship. I've never understood how some things can be okay to say/show sometimes, but not at other times. I've read there were times of casual Misty violence being cut out, whereas other times, it's left in. Or (another thing I forgot about until I saw the episode again a few months ago) Misty's Cross being shown but Zakuro's in Tokyo Mew Mew being edited.
Is there something I'm missing, or not informed about? If so, by all means, feel free to explain it to me.
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