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    Default The Official Funimation One Piece Thread (Airs Sept. 29!) Read First Post

    On this first page, you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new version of One Piece, along with the most up-to-date answers available.

    We are very privileged here at AP Forums to have a translator from Funimation posting on these boards, that member's name is Mato. I'd like to point out on behalf of all of us, thank you Mato, for taking the time to answer our many many questions. We are truly appreciative that employees of FUNimation would go the extra mile and get in direct contact with the fans who begged and pleaded for this series to be properly dubbed. We are more than willing to show our support for FUNimation as much as we have shown support for the show itself. Once again, thank you!

    PLEASE DON'T ASK FOR CLIPS OF PREVIEWS, WE HAD THEM BUT THEY KEEP GETTING TAKEN OFF OF YOUTUBE.

    Frequently Asked Questions:
    (note: will be updated)

    #1: What will happen with the names, like Trace (Ace) and Zolo (Zoro)? What about the Going Merry?
    Answer: FUNimation will be doing their best to be true to the manga being released by Viz, along with some consistency to the previously-dubbed episodes. This means that on the TV version, Zolo will remain Zolo on the TV broadcast, the Going Merry will still be Merry Go, Trace, Chaser, etc. However, the uncut DVD's will be restored to their original names (Zoro, Ace, Smoker, Going Merry, etc.).

    #2: Who are the new Voice Actors for the Strawhat Pirates, and will they sound similar to the 4kids VA's?
    Answer: The voice casting for the new dub of One Piece will feature all new actors, and none of the main characters will have any accents whatsoever. Here is a list of the VA's playing the Straw Hat Pirates:

    Luffy: Colleen Clinkenbeard
    Nami: Luci Christian
    Zolo (Zoro): Chris Sabat
    Usopp: Sonny Strait
    Sanji: Eric Vale
    Chopper: Brina Palencia
    Robin: Stephanie Young

    FUNi has stated that there will be no more accents for the Strawhat Crew. However, if an accent truly fits a supporting character, an accent may be implemented fittingly. FUNimation representatives have clearly stated that one of the biggest aspects they are trying to emphasize about this new series is the quality of the voice acting of the Strawhat Pirates.

    #3: Will the show retain the original Opening and Ending Songs/Credits?
    Answer: Yes and no. Yes in that the original songs from the Japanese version will be there, but they will be dubbed (think Yu-Yu-Hakusho).

    #4: What kind of editing can we expect on the TV version?
    Answer: The editing will be much, much less than the 4kids version. The FCC does NOT regulate what can air on cable channels, however, Cartoon Network has specifically stated that the consumption of alcohol and the smoking of cigarettes is not permitted. Also, the violence will be toned down to the effect where punches are accompanied by a brief flash, and flesh wounds will show blood but not squirt blood. Sanji will not have a lollipop or a cigarette, they have chosen to go with nothing at all.

    #5: What about DVD releases? Will they be the TV version, or uncut?
    Answer: Uncut DVD's are on the way. By uncut, they mean completely unedited or altered. All of the violence, blood, and cigarettes can be seen in full glory on DVD's. Due to issues with the DVD distribution rights of the 4kids dub, the Funi DVD's will be released to the public in 13-episode volumes for $49.99, starting at Japanese episode 144, and will be released in a time period ranging from November of this year to February 2008. The TV version will never see a DVD release, ever.

    #6: Where is FUNimation starting with their dub? Will it be the beginning?
    Answer: FUNimation will begin dubbing for television broadcast where 4kids left off, right at the beginning of the Jaya Arc, episode 144. So far it is not known when they will be able to redub the first 143, although they have claimed that they want to. Viz still owns the distribution rights to those episodes.

    #7: Are they using the original musical score from the Japanese version?
    Answer: Yes. They will be using the original musical compositions from the original version, as they want to keep the same atmosphere of the original series as they dub it.

    #8: Can Mato answer any question about the show?
    Answer: No. Mato is contractually bound to not speak on certain things, so do not be surprised if Mato can't answer some of your questions. Mato is a translator, which means that Mato's knowledge of things outside the translating department is limited, but so far Mato has tried to speculate answers for some questions. So don't be offended if you don't get the answer you're looking for. Remember, Mato is on these boards by choice, so please don't heckle or flame Mato.

    #9: Will the movies be dubbed for release?
    They are currently working on movie 8. Expect it sometime next year.

    #10: Who is this "Mato" guy, specifically?
    Answer: Mato is a translator that works for FUNimation. He's also responsible for helping with the movement to bring more Earthbound games to the U.S.

    #11: What will FUNimation do about the high-definition episodes, from 207 and onward?
    Answer: Not known at this time.

    #12: What's the word on a UK release of the Uncut One Piece DVD's?
    Answer: Nothing yet, unfortunately. Make your voices heard if you want these DVD's released in the UK or any other country!

    #13: What about the attacks/names of weapons in the dub?
    Answer: The attack names are either remaining the same as they were in the original Japanese version, or changing slightly for translation. Chopper's Point forms will still be referred to as Boost forms, though. Nami's Clima Tact (known as the Weather Forcer in the 4kids dub) will be called the Climate Baton. The attack names are still up in the air for the TV broadcast, however, the Uncut DVD's will retain the original Japanese attack names.

    #14: Will FUNimation or Toei or Cartoon Network be gunning down K-F/ADC/Vegapunk/etc. Fansub sites to take down their content?
    Answer: Not known at this time. Now is probably a good time to back up your collections of the episodes if you're concerned.

    #15: Will the unaired episodes #1-143 be aired on television, ever?
    Answer: Not known at this time, One Piece's success being dubbed by FUNi will most likely determine this.

    #16: What about swearing? What can we expect and not expect?
    Answer: Certain terms like "damn, ass, and bitch" MAY be used. Words like "shit" will be replaced with something like "crap". This is Cartoon Network, after all. The Uncut DVD's, however, will have swearwords where appropriate, minus "shit" and f-bombs. If you're disappointed about the lack of "shit" due to Sanji using it all the time, remember that the real words he uses in Japanese ("kuso" and "chikuso") are very common words used in anime that can mean all sorts of things like "shit", "crap", "damn", and so on, so the words will change as Toei and FUNi see fit.

    #17. How far along is FUNi in the dub? How many episodes have they translated?
    Answer: They're a ways into the dub, so don't fret.

    #18. When will the dub start airing on Cartoon Network?
    September 29th, 10PM Eastern, 9PM Central.
    Last edited by GrizzlayLeslay; September 26th, 2007 at 05:58 AM.

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    Default Re: The Official Funimation One Piece FAQ/Suggestion Thread

    Is there hope for a new merchandising push? I'd love more action figures, especially if they come at American-level prices (I'm sorry, Smoker P. O. P., you're gorgeous, but for that kind of money, you could buy, hell, one of the forthcoming new DVD sets!)

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    I'm sort of worried about the "brief flash" for punching. I mean, we see punches making contact in Toonami all the time. Why are they asking this for One Piece? Bellamy's KO and Luffy using Rifle to finish off Enel will really lose its impact if they show just a brief flash of light.

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    can I put that on my site? I don't want to re write it all XD

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    I'm glad that Funmation got One Piece but i wish they use Zoro and not Zolo and i want Luffy to have a kid's voice or Stephanie Nadolny

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    Just for the sake of restating one question on here for reference's sake (I don't remember who originally asked this, my apologies), will you be going with the translated names of the Devil/Cursed fruits from the manga for your subtitling track, or will you be using the Japanese terms such as Gomu Gomu, Bara Bara etc. Same thing applies to the accompanying attack names, many of which are in different languages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEATXZ View Post
    i want Luffy to have a kid's voice or Stephanie Nadolny

    Opposite is true for me. Meaning I would prefer a dude.

    Any idea on how they're going to market it? I mean One Piece by itself is a pretty hard sell but with the baggage it acquired I can only imagine.
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    I think people should only be permitted to submit questions at any one time, then Cosmic can compile them into something Mato can answer without getting overwhelmed by the stuff in this topic.
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    People could post questions, then some of us could look through them and find which ones are the most relevant and consolidate similar questions...or we can just try to decide right now what the biggest burning questions are.
    Remember that Mato is only a translator for subtitles, so questions should be related to that.

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    Sorry, I went and mispoke. I meant people should only submit one question, and maybe at the end of the day or something you or a moderator compiles those unique questions into a post for him to get at.

    That makes it easier for people to craft more unique answers; if we just spout as many as possible, it'll just be repetitive and overwhelming.

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    Also, if this should be of any note, I've got my sister's boss' email, so after I buy my Navarre stock on Monday I'll send her a message maybe on Wednesday (after my Economics midterm) to send a representative to Arlong Park. That way, we can have multiple imputs from different people.

    It's really a bad idea to send reps to places with overflowing tardism like "animeondvd", so KF and AP are probably the best places to hang out; we're the most civilised of all the nation-states around, hah.
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    What if Sanji has a Cigerrete but it is not lit? Would that work?

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    Ask Funi what they plan to do about this for their so called "100% uncut DVDs".

    From near the end of episode 152...


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    It'll stay uncut, of course. They already stated that they won't have any visual edits nor cuts.
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    I'd still love to hear their response to seeing that. That image stays on the screen for a good ten seconds, so if his name stays at Zolo thats going to look pretty funny.

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    I'd still love to hear their response to seeing that. That image stays on the screen for a good ten seconds, so if his name stays at Zolo thats going to look pretty funny.
    probably another reason they are trying to get the name back to Zoro.

    Also, I am hoping they don't make anyone drink juice. It's a PG rated show now, they can get away with "something to drink" and let us use our imaginations.
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    I really don't care about the dub at all. Who cares who licenses it? Its still never going to compare to the original, with that in mind, I really don't care. Of course its better off with Funimation than 4kids, but I wouldn't watch either anyway, hopefully One Piece will spread as a 'good anime' rather than a joke. Other than that, no difference to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegetto2k2 View Post
    I really don't care about the dub at all. Who cares who licenses it? Its still never going to compare to the original, with that in mind, I really don't care. Of course its better off with Funimation than 4kids, but I wouldn't watch either anyway, hopefully One Piece will spread as a 'good anime' rather than a joke. Other than that, no difference to me.


    You should care because this could potentially mean uncut dual audio DVDs, which is the reason I care.

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    Who is Mato and how did he get into the picture? Does he post here or how does he/she know us.

    Oh and Funi is getting OP, I really hope the series become popular. Good Bye 4kids, it's nice knowing you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joekido the Second View Post
    Who is Mato and how did he get into the picture? Does he post here or how does he/she know us.

    Oh and Funi is getting OP, I really hope the series become popular. Good Bye 4kids, it's nice knowing you.
    Mato is a translator who works for Funimation.

    He's visiting the forums because... Well, Funimation is really in tune with their fans by a whole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RomanGod View Post
    Mato is a translator who works for Funimation.

    He's visiting the forums because... Well, Funimation is really in tune with their fans by a whole.
    I understand that but does he post here? I kinda find it odd we would know someone from Funimation that fast of it's just my logic not making any sense.
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