View Poll Results: Would you like to see One Piece on Pop

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Thread: Could Sony Air One Piece on Pop?

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    Default Could Sony Air One Piece on Pop?

    To add more fun and discussion. I started this thread.


    Funimation managed to convince Pop in the UK to air Dragon Ball, really really really edited but its still lots of fun. Would you like to see Funimation's One Piece on UK's Pop?

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    If there's a chance, I would like that only so that OP could get more exposure in the UK.

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    Thank you! I was fearing the first post would be negative.

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    The biggest problem with 4Kids was that they changed lines, removed the original music, and skipped episodes.
    As long as Pop doesn't have ridiculous standards, then an edited One Piece should be fine.

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    Would I like to see One Piece on Pop? Hells yeah. The edited version of Super really isn't much removed from watching the uncut dub, although One Piece has more realistic violence to contend with. Also, with Pop being on Freeview it seems to be the most-viewed UK kids channel outside of CBBC and CITV.

    Is it likely? I guess that depends on how much of a success Pop considers Dragon Ball Super to have been and I suspect that it didn't do quite what they were looking for. It did reasonably well in its first week, but afterwards would be regularly beaten by the 90s Pokémon episodes that aired directly before it. It just came back into the top 15 most-watched programmes after 24 weekday episodes didn't make the list. They also cancelled the hour-long weekend repeats, which were the only repeats, after only two weeks. On the other hand, they seem to have extended their order past the initially reported 52 episodes and start double-billing "new" episodes from next Monday.

    There's also the question of whether Funimation is recording a TV-safe dub of One Piece. Super has a family-friendly version of the dub that was clearly recorded at the same time but never aired in the US (and doesn't seem to have been actually edited by Funimation - only the dialogue is different). Was this this something that Funi recorded "just in case" and never used? Did Toei insist on it so that they had a sellable version for other English markets? Does that mean that such a thing exists for One Piece? Cartoon Network Australia had to switch from "Zolo" to "Zoro" in 2008. Having to cut/bleep swearing, or get Funi to-record a bunch of lines, might be a deal-breaker.

    And if this ever did happen, where would they start? The East Blue looks dated and has been out on home video for years, but would they start with the modern-looking episodes (Davy Back) or try to start ahead of the DVDs with Fishman Island?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostTimeLord View Post
    Would I like to see One Piece on Pop? Hells yeah. The edited version of Super really isn't much removed from watching the uncut dub, although One Piece has more realistic violence to contend with. Also, with Pop being on Freeview it seems to be the most-viewed UK kids channel outside of CBBC and CITV.

    Is it likely? I guess that depends on how much of a success Pop considers Dragon Ball Super to have been and I suspect that it didn't do quite what they were looking for. It did reasonably well in its first week, but afterwards would be regularly beaten by the 90s Pokémon episodes that aired directly before it. It just came back into the top 15 most-watched programmes after 24 weekday episodes didn't make the list. They also cancelled the hour-long weekend repeats, which were the only repeats, after only two weeks. On the other hand, they seem to have extended their order past the initially reported 52 episodes and start double-billing "new" episodes from next Monday.

    There's also the question of whether Funimation is recording a TV-safe dub of One Piece. Super has a family-friendly version of the dub that was clearly recorded at the same time but never aired in the US (and doesn't seem to have been actually edited by Funimation - only the dialogue is different). Was this this something that Funi recorded "just in case" and never used? Did Toei insist on it so that they had a sellable version for other English markets? Does that mean that such a thing exists for One Piece? Cartoon Network Australia had to switch from "Zolo" to "Zoro" in 2008. Having to cut/bleep swearing, or get Funi to-record a bunch of lines, might be a deal-breaker.

    And if this ever did happen, where would they start? The East Blue looks dated and has been out on home video for years, but would they start with the modern-looking episodes (Davy Back) or try to start ahead of the DVDs with Fishman Island?

    I love you Lost Time Lord but you contradicted yourself... the 90's Pokemon Anime beats Dragon Ball Super...yet One Piece is too dated? lol. I love you and I'm trying to say this most kindly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Krupp View Post
    The 90's Pokemon Anime beats Dragon Ball Super...yet One Piece is too dated?
    Pokémon isn't in the same situation though, because new episodes of that are airing on a rival channel and Pop's just re-running the back catalogue (albeit they're calling Galactic Battles "new" when Wikipedia tells me it first aired in 2008). If they aired One Piece, they'd be aiming at an audience that has never heard of the franchise before and IMO it would make the most sense to start with aesthetically modern stuff and then go back if the demand's there.

    But Dragon Ball Kai's success on Pop Max (then Kix) didn't lead to One Piece getting picked up, so it still seems very unlikely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostTimeLord View Post
    Pokémon isn't in the same situation though, because new episodes of that are airing on a rival channel and Pop's just re-running the back catalogue (albeit they're calling Galactic Battles "new" when Wikipedia tells me it first aired in 2008). If they aired One Piece, they'd be aiming at an audience that has never heard of the franchise before and IMO it would make the most sense to start with aesthetically modern stuff and then go back if the demand's there.

    But Dragon Ball Kai's success on Pop Max (then Kix) didn't lead to One Piece getting picked up, so it still seems very unlikely.
    Also back when Kix aired Kai, Sony wasnt the owner of Funimation.

    Point taken, but I still think it would best to start from the beginning. For various reasons but not limited to...

    -The whole point of an airing would be to introduce people gently into the franchise. Toonami was stupid to think they could air it from episode 200-whatever and still get viewers.
    -The 5 episodes per week is perfect to get the ball rolling from the beggining.
    -The show doesnt look all that dated if it airs from the beggining. Like Mark Evanier said about Scooby Doo, One Piece never had the best animation. Not even in its best years.
    -The beggining of the show is much less violent and dark than it would be later on. If it starts with the later arcs there would be much more trouble.


    Sony has a relationship with both Funi and Toei. Pretty Cure aired on Pop Girl which was also a Sony channel. I know its a really small chance that is almost non existent in fact but I would love to see it there and its fun to discuss even if it doesnt happen.

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