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Mar 30, 2011 1:27 AM

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, TV Tokyo and the advertising agency Nihon Ad Systems (NAS) have terminated the license contract of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series with 4Kids Entertainment and have sued 4Kids for illicit transactions. 4Kids allegedly manipulated the accounts and paid a significantly smaller amount of royalties to TV Tokyo and NAS than they should have paid. For example, 4Kids had hidden their contract with FUNimation and more than 45% of the package sales from the two Japanese companies. 4Kids had been holding the worldwide distributing licenses of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series for more than ten years and has earned $152 million.

Sources: Hollywood Reporter, Anime!Anime!
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Mar 30, 2011 1:29 AM

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Poor 4kids. They desverved it though.
 
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Mar 30, 2011 1:31 AM
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:o woah. Quite the evil company huh?
 
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Mar 30, 2011 1:44 AM
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Found out abt it yesterday from littlekuriboh (the yugioh abridged series creator) and was surprised . Can't say I'm totally surprised abt it but still what they did was pretty huge and they got involved funimation @.@ Now who's gonna get it ?

It's sad cause I was waiting for the movie ;o;
 
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Mar 30, 2011 1:47 AM

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Did anyone else lol because it's 4kids?
 
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Mar 30, 2011 1:51 AM
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Whelp, karma is a bitch. :3
 
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Mar 30, 2011 1:53 AM
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HawthorneKitty said:
Did anyone else lol because it's 4kids?


Yea I am as well lol. And im also loling at your sig... lol
 
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Mar 30, 2011 1:54 AM
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4kids have done such kiddie tactics and it backfired lol
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Mar 30, 2011 2:15 AM

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haha i'm not surprised, they had it coming
 
Mar 30, 2011 2:36 AM

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HawthorneKitty said:
Did anyone else lol because it's 4kids?


I did. I still have an evil grin.
 
Mar 30, 2011 2:38 AM

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HawthorneKitty said:
Did anyone else lol because it's 4kids?

count me in xD
 
Mar 30, 2011 2:40 AM

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No more dubs...good enough for me!
 
Mar 30, 2011 3:00 AM

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They got what they deserved.
 
Mar 30, 2011 3:16 AM

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LOL 4Kids.

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Mar 30, 2011 3:26 AM

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Wow, they earned a hell of a lot out of that.
 
Mar 30, 2011 3:26 AM

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those bastards!! I hope they get what they deserve.
 
Mar 30, 2011 3:42 AM

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they had it coming a long time ago
 
Mar 30, 2011 3:52 AM

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They deserve that.
They keep changing character's name, remove the card design and censoring death scene( this one isn't really bad though). It would me much easier knowing only a name for each character

This is what I think:
a. Change 'difficult-to-read' name > kids can spell > they will asking TCG from their parents
b. They keep censoring/edited violence part > kids won't get bad influence > parents won't mind buying them the TCG

>> money and more money

My spoiler is off topic but if you don't mind to read a self-centered thougth...
I randomly bought discount/second hand manga with cute/mysterious cover.
 
Mar 30, 2011 3:52 AM

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Hahahahahahahaha about time.

 
Mar 30, 2011 3:55 AM

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ain't this actually a good news?? (:P...)
 
Mar 30, 2011 4:09 AM

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Eternal_Shield said:
HawthorneKitty said:
Did anyone else lol because it's 4kids?

count me in xD


Me too :D . Anyway they deserve it. Now it's time for

 
Mar 30, 2011 4:27 AM

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about time...
 
Mar 30, 2011 4:28 AM

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4Kids use Reckless Greed

chain

TV Tokyo activate Royal Decree
 
Mar 30, 2011 4:32 AM

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HawthorneKitty said:
Did anyone else lol because it's 4kids?


Yup! I wouldn't of cared as much if it was another company, but since it's 4kids, it just makes things that much more interesting.
 
Mar 30, 2011 4:34 AM

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Eternal_Shield said:
HawthorneKitty said:
Did anyone else lol because it's 4kids?

count me in xD


This. 8D It's their own fault anyway~
But seriously, 4kids have been butchering the series for years. I kind of hope another company buys the rights and does a decent dub though... it would be interesting to see what happens to it's reputation afterwards. xDD

live2win said:
4Kids use Reckless Greed

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TV Tokyo activate Royal Decree


This made my day. xDD
 
Mar 30, 2011 4:38 AM

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HawthorneKitty said:
Did anyone else lol because it's 4kids?

im lolling hard xD i hope 4kids fall apart XD

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fix MAL already
 
Mar 30, 2011 4:50 AM

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Yu-Gi-Oh? Perhaps they should take a leaf out of Seto Kaiba's book. Oh wait...
 
Mar 30, 2011 4:56 AM

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HawthorneKitty said:
Did anyone else lol because it's 4kids?


Yep, definitely :)

 
Mar 30, 2011 5:07 AM

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4(poor)kids
"Your taste is shit cause you like what I hate. Believe me I have 1000 cartoons that I rated with less than 5."


 
Mar 30, 2011 5:18 AM
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Oh look a topic where people can troll 4kids because they censored their favorites anime just to make it appropriate for kids.

Get over it already.
 
Mar 30, 2011 5:21 AM

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live2win said:
4Kids use Reckless Greed

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TV Tokyo activate Royal Decree

I lol'd.
 
Mar 30, 2011 5:25 AM

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Fuck yeah, this news just made my morning

Justice was finally served
 
Mar 30, 2011 5:44 AM

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hahaha. deserve it!
 
Mar 30, 2011 5:45 AM

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the first thing that comes to my mind when read this thread title

4Kids, Don't Try This at Home XDD

 
Mar 30, 2011 5:55 AM

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Little Kuriboh would be happy:D
 
Mar 30, 2011 6:16 AM

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thank God they deserve it i hate them so bad especially for what they have done to One Piece, they had it coming , they were playing smartpants and their plans backfired on their faces.
 
Mar 30, 2011 6:31 AM

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Silly 4Kids, everybody knows that only Seto Kaiba can screw the rules like that and get away with it :D
"I know about people who talk about suffering for the common good. It's never bloody them! When you hear a man shouting "Forward, brave comrades!" you'll see he's the one behind the bloody big rock and the one wearing the only really arrow-proof helmet!"

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Mar 30, 2011 6:35 AM

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I smiled.. :D
 
Mar 30, 2011 7:06 AM

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If only this news could have come out Friday.
But yeah, so dying to read 4kids statement on this
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Mar 30, 2011 7:18 AM

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4Kids got what they deserved, this is excellent news, now they may never be able to destroy an anime ever again.


 
Mar 30, 2011 7:22 AM

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Finally!
 
Mar 30, 2011 7:33 AM

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A day in which something bad happens to 4kids is a good day.
 
Mar 30, 2011 7:42 AM

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Hm not like anything really good came out of 4kids to begin with. Still 4Kids and all other companies using trick and deception for revenue gain should be locked up. If there is anything in this world I hate it is trick/deception, using questionable methods to gain profits from consumers and people who are living a comfortable lifestyle yet still are not satisfied enough to avoid using such methods for more profit. I blame this on the all so bright idea of the " competitive economy". It has turn this place into a dog eat dog world where you absolutely have to compete with other businesses for profits even if you have to resort to questionable methods. You either try to bring your business to the top or you become fresh meat for the other businesses who would be more than happy to throw you out of the competition.
 
Mar 30, 2011 7:42 AM

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lol yugi oh..poor little sukkers :P
 
Mar 30, 2011 7:46 AM

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I can't say I ever saw this coming but I wonder what they'll air now.


 
Mar 30, 2011 7:48 AM

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It's time for some DONUTS
Ok™
 
Mar 30, 2011 8:07 AM
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YAY!!!!! 4KIDS GOT PWNED! NO MORE SHIT DUBS!
 
Mar 30, 2011 8:32 AM

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metamorphius said:
HawthorneKitty said:
Did anyone else lol because it's 4kids?


I did. I still have an evil grin.


Totally did :p


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Mar 30, 2011 8:53 AM
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No more yu-gi-oh?:( Dam I love that show.Hopefully this won't affect other licenses.
And if what these 2 companies says is true,They need to pay up.

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4Kids use Reckless Greed

chain

TV Tokyo activate Royal Decree


lol nice one ;)
 
Mar 30, 2011 9:23 AM

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It's coming to them!
They distorted the most pretty version of the anime, and now this is their punishment finally came! Go TV Tokyo! *Cheers with banzai* ^_____^

And that's it. Na-no-ne/De-aru/Relo XD
 
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