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Posted 7/4/08 , edited 7/4/08
I never really got the point in Americanizing certain character's names and keeping others the same as the Japanese name. Like in One Piece they kept their names the same as the Japanese version (with the exeption of a few like Zolo, Chaser Trace, etc) and on Yu-Gi-Oh Yugi (of course), Seto Kaiba, and a few more characters have their Japanese name but they Americanize Joey, Tristan, Tea, etc. And on shows like YGO GX and Tokyo Mew Mew they Americanize everyones names, (Ichigo to Zoey, Judai to Jaden, Asuka to Alexis, etc.) Discuss amy character name changes here.
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Posted 7/4/08 , edited 7/4/08
That is kinda stupid. But this is 4kids we're talkin about. They have to americanize everything cuz otherwise kids will be scarred for life by having a character have a different name. I guess the OP characters and names like Yugi and Kaiba would be easier for kids to remember and pronounce accoring to 4kids.

There's 1 thing i wanna point out on Yu-gi-oh. In the Japanese version the evil spirit in the Millenium Ring is called Bakura and the nice kid is Ryo. But in the 4kids dub they call both the nice kid and the evil spirit Bakura. Now wouldn't that confuse kids? What was the point in keeping the name Bakura but taking Ryo out? It's almost like the same thing on GX. They kept the last name Yuki but they changed Judai to Jaden. What's the point in keeping half of a character's Japanese name and americanizing the other half?
Posted 7/4/08 , edited 7/5/08
they changed Ichigo to Zoey,Mint to Corina,Lettuce to Bridget...etc....
Posted 10/29/08 , edited 10/29/08
yeah like pink_pop said, they completley destroyed Tokyo Mew Mew, none of the names were the same
Posted 11/29/08 , edited 11/29/08
oh n they changed names in yugioh
Posted 12/24/08 , edited 12/24/08
i hear tokyo mew mew was almost gonna be "LA mew mew" its in japan u retards!
Posted 2/21/09 , edited 5/30/09
americanizing names!?!? thats one of the most stupidest attempts that they ve ever done!!!!
Posted 3/6/09 , edited 3/6/09
original tokyo mew mew = hollywood mew mew
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Posted 8/4/09 , edited 8/5/09
I didn't like it too much that they changed the character names in pokemon... I like it better with their real names.
Posted 9/14/09 , edited 9/15/09
Wait...wouldn't it be funny 4kids was so stupid they put Elfen Lied and Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni on their program?
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