I'mma just gonna quote what I said here.
Yup, classes again. I'm gonna be at this for a while.
I only liked the movie versions of the opening themes. :/ The ones from the actual show are annoying when I listen to them today, nostalgic memories be damned. The music was bland, too, as others have said.
Giving Ash the worst last name ever. I like the name "Ash". But "Ketchum" as a last name?! Seriously? Why couldn't they find another 3-syllable name to use?
And the adding of Misty/Ash "hints". I despise that pairing as much as I despise Misty.
On that note, voices. D8; Uh, the voice-acting-ban is gone, right? I can't find the thing that said so... But what the heck! A lot of their voices were annoying to listen to! It's one of the reasons why I can't stand Misty is her darn voice! Even her Japanese voice is annoying to me. Ugh.
Meowth was the only one done right, man. RIP to a legend...
One more thing. Jelly filled donuts. ._. For years I called rice-balls donuts every time I saw them in Melee. I felt so stupid when I learned those are NOT donuts at all! Don't believe everything TV tells you, kids! OTL
Now...Pros of 4Kids...uh...well like I said earlier, Maddie Blaustein provided the best voice for Meowth. That was all I liked of the 4Kids cast.
Signature is a WIP for the moment.
For now, I have claimed: Mewtwo, Member's Card, Wide Lens, Honey Gather, and Psystrike.
Anyway, pros and cons:
-I love their cast! They really stand out as the iconic voices to me, not because they were first but because they really suited the characters. Heck, can you imagine Giovanni in ANY continuity without him mentally sounding like Ted Lewis to you?
-The music. While I really don't understand the idea of "dub music" because why in the world would music not be included in the package deal, but they did some awesome, AWESOME songs and some nice insert music.
-Team Rocket. All of them. Everything about them. Not just better than TCPI, but better than in Japanese.
-Seriously, what was with the whole taking out Japanese culture stuff? Wasn't one of the points to be internationally-influenced? And other dubbing companies do it too. Boggles the mind. Maybe it's just living in Oregon, but when you can buy onigiri at the discount grocery store, it no longer strikes you as excessively foreign.
-When they got overly edit-happy, which was bizarre because they never USED to be. I'm not sure what changed, but it was the beginning of the end of their quality products.
That said, no matter what the quality of their products was, I think a lot of people are forgetting that the real reason for their lawsuit/bankrupcy has to do with their business practices rather than what they would put on the air.
Pros: Voices of humans, Pokemon
Cons: Idiotic errors like Arbok ---> Seviper.
4Kids dub >>>>> TPCi dub IMO.
Some complaints lobbied against 4Kids, like cutting out clevage, slapping, death, "god", etc. really aren't their fault. There are censors in play, and in America, you know any parent will sue the **** out of you for anything, especially if they feel it inappropriate for their child. Stuff like the riceballs is nitpicking. Yeah they removed Japanese text..who cares?
I like that 4Kids made longer openings but there's really not much else I can say that I prefer to what PUSA/TPCI does, especially when TPCI is doing better and better with the music: we actually started to get silence instead of wall-to-wall music and keeping more and more of the original scores, save for at least one episode so far (which may not even be entirely their fault).
One major con for me about 4Kids is that they apparently didn't study their Pokemon as well as they could have and as such, made so many errors throughout the series. Some of their erros can give viewers the impression that they rushed through the episodes, while others were just blatant ignorance on their part (mispronouncing Pokemon names, wrong Trainer's Choice answers, ect.). Glad such errors are few and far between nowadays.
Pro and then con.
Some of the old 4Kids dub music I liked. More of the calm stuff. The way they handled music editing in Hoenn, on the other hand, I didn't like. Didn't make the episodes seem as exciting to me.
4Kids workers (sometimes) have a problem of rice balls being there, and that's considered okay, yet some fans have a problem of rice balls not being there exactly, and that's considered not okay?
I'm fine with it unless they don't replace it with English writing.Yeah they removed Japanese text..who cares?
Seasons =/= Regions
Pros: Good voice acting, funny dialogue and puns, some decent BGM (maybe nowhere as good as the Japanese, but it was certainly better than TPCi's music if you ask me), the catchy theme songs
Cons: Uh...well, I guess I agree with Gliscor'd about Lisa Ortiz voicing EVERY SINGLE DAMN FILLER GIRL in Johto. I generally like her as a VA, but hearing her voice for so many characters was just way too much. And I guess the paint edits and stuff, too. I mean, I was never bothered by it, but it was kinda unnecessary.
back to being a non-edible pastry
-Good voice acting
-They knew how to write comedy moments
-Had good English dub openings
-They edit out a lot of scenes
-Translating Japanese to English dub, Cartoon Network seems to be doing a better job with that.
Ash fan. Multi Ash shipper =]
- The voice acting was quite lovely.
- Some of their music was nice.
- They made J J M speak like normal human beings.
- The opening themes were very well done in my opinion.
- There were too many unnecessary edits.
- Their music could be overbearing at times.
- The episodes weren't always translated correctly.