Censorship
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4Kids Entertainment, also known as 4Licensing Corporation and initially known as Leisure Concepts, Inc. when it was first founded, was an American licensing company that remained open from 1970 to 2017. It focused on dubbing Japanese anime for western audiences to air them later in their respective TV channels. The company was infamous for editing many scenes in the series they acquitted, such as the ones involving violence and inappropriate language that was not suitable for children.

List of censored dubs (Based on the category)[]

  • Sonic X - Violence, language and sexuality were toned down, along with Japanese elements and text being removed.
  • Pokémon - Violence and sexuality were toned down. Several episodes were taken out of rotation, including episodes 35 (due to firearms) and 250 (due to Jynx with a black face) of the original series.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) - Some episodes were not finished or aired due to concerns about content.
  • Ultraman Tiga - 4Kids' adaptation served as a parody of the original Ultraman series' English adaptation produced by Peter Fernandez and, as such, made some significant changes. Such changes include producing a new theme song and soundtrack that replaced the originals. Storylines were altered to comply with Fox's Standards and Practices division and accommodate commercial breaks and broadcasting scheduling.
  • Kirby: Right Back at Ya! - In the second episode (A Blockbuster Battle), violence and drug content was removed as it is inappropriate to children. The 32nd episode "A Dental Dilemma" was either banned for a while from airing in America because Fox thought it portrayed dentists in a bad light that would scare children. They would later change their mind as the episode later aired on 4KidsTV on September 23, 2006. The 89th episode was, due to sexual content, neither banned, the sexy scene was removed. It is likely due to many complaints over parents, saying that this scene was inappropriate for children to see. If you want information, see the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! page.
  • One Piece - See the page: One Piece
  • Kinnikuman - TBA.

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