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4Kids Gets Sued By Japanese Producers For Illegal Transactions of Yu-Gi-Oh

by dtshyk
Mar 30, 2011 1:27 AM | 109 Comments
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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Good. 4kids deserves to be sued.

Apr 2, 2011 8:04 PM by losslesswings

Man, One Piece is so brutal, I'm surprised they managed to go that far.

Apr 1, 2011 10:56 AM by Megaphy

Payback's a b!tch, they deserved it.

Apr 1, 2011 10:55 AM by DarkXWolf12

Hyoroemon said:
I bring currently the most watched video about 4Kids.

The video i linked had more views :)

How to stop 4kids
lol Good luck with that...

Apr 1, 2011 8:42 AM by Gogetters

I bring currently the most watched video about 4Kids.
If you don't mind with video that has to show the truth using bad words...wait. That's the reason we are here! Because we dislike 4kids!!

Watch the whole video if you have enough time but if you don't have enough, just watch:
1:12-1:36 for kanji editing
3:30-3:41 for name changing
5:28-5:58 for death censorship
the rest are just for Sonic( start from 5:55) and Pokemon(8:48)

How to stop 4kids

Apr 1, 2011 4:07 AM by Hyoroemon

4kids alright

fall you shall

Mar 31, 2011 6:43 AM by leeahseng

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

I did. I still have an evil grin.

Hah me too >XD

Mar 31, 2011 5:55 AM by Aozure

They completely deserve everything. Good riddance!

Gogetters said:
So much censored it amazes me...

Are American children honestly too innocent to see cleavage? o_o

Mar 31, 2011 4:22 AM by kokocho

God... This made me freggan' day!


Mar 31, 2011 2:12 AM by Nayukuo

those greedy bastards
they soooooooooo had it coming XD
maybe this should put a stop to all their crappy dubs?

Mar 31, 2011 12:28 AM by cardtrick

Looks that way...

Changing Rice Balls into Cookies...
To be honest though i think i'd prefer it if a loli gave me Cookies instead of Rice Balls :3

Mar 30, 2011 11:22 PM by Gogetters

Good riddance. I've always hated them for this heavy censorship and westernizing the character's original names. I hope to never see another crappy eng-dub of an already well made anime ever again.
Gogetters said:
So much censored it amazes me...

Even the friggin Chiristmas tree!?!

Mar 30, 2011 11:14 PM by LeReal

So much censored it amazes me...

Mar 30, 2011 8:45 PM by Gogetters

They deserve it.

Mar 30, 2011 8:43 PM by Racaholic

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

I didn't. I was roflmao
I never did like them. Yuck Dx
Go karma

Mar 30, 2011 8:32 PM by Rand0mless

Haha suckers... 4Kids indeed got what it deserved. Nobody likes 4Kids.

Mar 30, 2011 8:28 PM by Ocean_Horizon

I wonder how Funimation is involved, I think they didn't know 4Kids was fudging the numbers.

Once upon a time watched Sonic X as my first anime, then I was pissed when I found it was censored and I pirated got the subs for it. :) So I don't know whether to be happy that a company that ruins anime is getting slammed or sad that the company that introduced me to anime is getting slammed.

Mar 30, 2011 5:45 PM by kuroshi_nazo

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

Yes, yes I did.

Mar 30, 2011 5:05 PM by FlowerPower33

America, today was a beautiful day...

Mar 30, 2011 4:36 PM by Detective

I lol'd after reading the title, but then I realized I liked Yugioh 5D's so I stopped. :/

Mar 30, 2011 3:52 PM by soulless4now

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