One Piece According to 4Kids
The panel is partially an overview of the history of One Piece
in English-speaking territories and partially a comparison between the two most known dubs in English (FUNimation and 4Kids). We present slides and videos going through everything from the barely-known Odex dub to the bidding for the property for English-speaking countries to FUNimation getting the property rights. Of course, the basic part of the panel is presenting the 4Kids dub, since many have not seen it, but have heard about it before.
The majority of the videos feature several comparisons from first FUNimation (original) and then 4Kids (edited). Almost every video specifically plays through a category (i.e. weaponry), but some are videos pertaining to something specific (i.e. Laboon). Those videos usually have no FUNimation clips involved (or conversely no clips from 4Kids involved). In fact, one section will not even be from the dub! What is it? Come aboard and find out!
There was one particular game that we hinted at Ohayocon, and it was impersonating David Moo (voice actor for 4Kids Sanji). If we had the time, we would have played it. We were going to pick five people and have them all imitate David Moo.
First prize: Three lollipops
Second prize: Two lollipops
Third prize: One lollipop
There's that and another game I will not talk about until the convention actually starts.
Questions or comments?
UPDATE: Nothing as of yet has been confirmed, but if you want to see this panel happen, keep posting on the thread to let the staff know the panel has interest! Additionally, if the thread stays active, I might show changes that I made to the panel before the convention begins! Fellow panelist black_sasuke has posted suggesting that the FUNimation English voice actor for Zoro, Chris Sabat, should be joining our panel. It would be so fantastic, yes, but it is, more than anything, a long shot to get any big voice actors to participate in a panel unless they make presence obvious (i.e. actor name is in the panel). Hopefully, potentially, we can get something arranged for you guys to make this a reality, but do not count on anything. The thing currently focused on is generating buzz for this panel, and when it is confirmed I will post about it!