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Anime News Editorial – 4Kids Possibly Selling?

May 14, 2010

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With an unsteady financial future, 4Kids announces that they have just received interest for purchase from an outside source.
9 Comments leave one →
  1. OujaStrike permalink
    May 14, 2010 6:23 PM

    hope it’s Saban

  2. May 14, 2010 7:02 PM

    Well not like Ash Ketchum should count.

    It’s been 3 years since they lost the rights to Pokemon.

  3. MalditodelNorte permalink
    May 14, 2010 7:30 PM

    Now that I look back I can say that I liked what 4Kids was doing, which was to put anime on mainstream TV. I see very little of that effort

    The problem was that 4kids not just picked the wrong anime to import, but also made such edits that would rub people, even me, the wrong way.

    To put it simply Pokemon was doing it right, while Card Captors was doing it wrong.

    I dare to say that I could see 4kids, or company like it, one day picking up a show like K-ON and turn it into the new Sailor Moon/Hannah Montana. That way they could have their cash cow for the next couple of years to replace the loss of Pokemon.

  4. May 14, 2010 7:54 PM


    Nelvana did Card Captors. Not 4Kids.
    Granted you didn’t SAY they did, but just in case it was leaning in that direction I wanted to make that clear.

    Just in case ANYONE name drops 4Kids for an anime dub they didn’t like, going to plug a TVTropes page:

    As well as preach the word I’ve been telling people since 2000: READ THE CREDITS!

  5. cohen permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:34 PM

    Hope Funimation

  6. May 14, 2010 10:08 PM

    I’m willing to guess that 4kids is being bought by Warner Bros. or Disney. I mean: Disney bought the Muppets, they’ve bought Marvel–They might want to merge 4kid’s localization center into their animation studio. Who knows? They might make a lot of money if their name doesn’t ruin everything.

  7. mhee permalink
    May 15, 2010 12:03 PM

    This sounds alot like Palm getting Bought by Dell. Like Palm it has a great resource but they screwed up, But if they found a better company to work with they can become even better than before.

  8. May 15, 2010 8:56 PM

    Burn forever in hell, 4Kids O_O

  9. May 16, 2010 8:48 PM

    BEAUTY AND WARRIOOOORRGAGHALL!! I’ll miss 4Kids. Sure, they caused us a lot of pain and agony over the years (One Piece dub), but they brought us some good times too. Like the over-the-top Yu-Gi-Oh! dub (which led to LittleKuriboh’s brilliant mockery of said dub), and then there’s the first Pokemon theme song that we all will never forget.

    I wanna be the very best…

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