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4Kids losing lots of money

by jason3
Aug 11, 2007 1:37 AM | 7 Comments
As reported by, 4Kids' stock has been going nowhere but down. Now in their second declining quarter with sales 28% lower than usual ($12 million), things aren't looking very good. In a business that is directly related to "fads" and "in's", 4Kids isn't on the "in" side it would appear. Not only are they losing money, but it seems they're spending a bundle too. In the past 6 months, 4Kids' spending has gone up by 500%.

Perhaps new releases such as Sega's cartoon series, Dinosaur King, will help, but it's too soon to tell. If anything's certain though, buying 4Kids stock shouldn't be on your top priority list.

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Thats kinda good news. In series they send,they cut sceens,they jsut throw in some random-music,and other things. Still,in sweden they never use the 4kids-versions,so it's not that big problem for me ^_^

Aug 11, 2007 10:30 AM by Nostalgia

Good, instead of buying up all anime rights they should be hiring quality VAs and do less anime but in the end producing a much better dub. I really hope all the companies right now go down the shitter and someone with half a brain emerges. I can't even name 5 anime that I consider good dubs from any company.

Aug 11, 2007 8:39 AM by Kira

Sandgolem said:
After what 4kids did to one piece its not distressing news to me.

Definitely. I'm not so sure Dinosaur King is going to help all that much either. Hehe. I believe many anime fans are discovering fansubs online and use that as their source of anime intake. Also, Viz is probably one of the more better English dub companies, well, much better than 4Kids anyway.

As Sandgolem already stated, what they did with One Piece will forever stay in my mind and because of them, One Piece probably lost tons of American audience.

Aug 11, 2007 7:35 AM by VK11

After what 4kids did to one piece its not distressing news to me.

Aug 11, 2007 6:34 AM by Sandgolem

Awesome news. Down with 4kids!

Aug 11, 2007 5:38 AM by Neverender

yay! thats good news, i don't like 4kids at all >_>
its crappy specially when animes came to brazil from 4kids, they cut the anime 2 times lol
and i even didn't mention the dub.
anyway :P

Aug 11, 2007 5:25 AM by Haoji

hmm, I'm surprised I thought that with masterpiece hits like, Viva Pinata, The Winks Club, and Crash Dummies profits would be soaring.~~
I just don't get it, it's mind boggling, that it is....

Aug 11, 2007 2:16 AM by Trie