Nintendo of America's Butchering

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4 years ago#1
I have always hear about how 4Kids screwed up Pokemon, Kirby, and F-ZERO's animated series.

Then, I have wondered that, "doesn't Nintendo of America do the same thing with their respective games?" Ane other games as well.

Name changes, story edits, and other macekres.
4 years ago#2
No
4 years ago#3
A lot of things get butchered when they go to the US.

Not so much nowadays, but in the past it was more prevalent.
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4 years ago#4
No huge butcherings like 4Kids Entertainment. Birdo is actually a dude.
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4 years ago#5
Then, I have wondered that, "doesn't Nintendo of America do the same thing with their respective games?" Ane other games as well.

Name changes, story edits, and other macekres.


There is Earthbound, but Nintendo sure didn't butcher it.

http://earthboundcentral.com/2009/02/earthbound-legal-issues/
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4 years ago#6
If it wasn't for NoA, the brothers wouldn't even be named 'Mario' and 'Luigi'.

I don't think I'd be as excited for Super Jumpman 3D Land, to be honest.
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4 years ago#7
Stories don't get edited much in games, name changes yes, annoying, but not as bad as story editing. 4kids utterly ruined so many anime that it should be nuked over and over again till there is nothing left but a pile of radioactive ash. I have yet to see a game that had entire arcs cut out, weapons changed into toys, a HAMMER ON A FREAKING SPRING as a weapon, water guns instead of guns, guys pointing fingers instead of guns, etc. Or stupid picture changes that don't make any sense what so ever.

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4 years ago#8
LightHawKnight posted...
Stories don't get edited much in games, name changes yes, annoying, but not as bad as story editing. 4kids utterly ruined so many anime that it should be nuked over and over again till there is nothing left but a pile of radioactive ash. I have yet to see a game that had entire arcs cut out, weapons changed into toys, a HAMMER ON A FREAKING SPRING as a weapon, water guns instead of guns, guys pointing fingers instead of guns, etc. Or stupid picture changes that don't make any sense what so ever.

I think that 4Kids thing is exaggerated. They only did this with the first Pokemon Movie, Yu-Gi-Oh, and especially One Piece. I don't think the dubs they did for lesser anime(and Smeshiriki) weren't that extreme. Some actually like their dub for Kinnikuman Neisi.

It was the same with Saban Entertainment.

I have also heard that the first two Persona titles were butchered to Hell(though, that's not NoA's fault).
4 years ago#9

From: asiacatdogblue | #008
I think that 4Kids thing is exaggerated. They only did this with the first Pokemon Movie, Yu-Gi-Oh, and especially One Piece. I don't think the dubs they did for lesser anime(and Smeshiriki) weren't that extreme. Some actually like their dub for Kinnikuman Neisi.

It was the same with Saban Entertainment.

I have also heard that the first two Persona titles were butchered to Hell(though, that's not NoA's fault).


Not exaggerated at all, Shaman King was also butchered, though not as badly and most of the Yu-Gi-Oh series not just the first one and it just goes on. Just with the utter destruction of One Piece they are just terrible and nothing they can do, can redeem themselves of their horrible horrible terrible reputation.

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4 years ago#10
Actually, as far as translations go, NOA is pretty good.
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