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    *Topic last updated September 2nd, 2013 (Seasons 1-4). For additional info and more questions, please visit the Funimation DVD Discussion Thread in this same form.

    [Original Info Compiled by TakinawaTonfa. Additional information added by Darkstorm and myself]

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    History

    One Piece was originally licensed in America by 4Kids Entertainment who released the show on the "Fox Box" block on public TV, which later was moved to Cartoon Network and their Saturday Toonami Block. The 4Kids dub, after receiving many negative criticisms, was eventually cancelled after completing the Alabasta Arc (Episode 143 in the Japanese Episode Count, Episode 104 English Count). Many episodes were heavily cut, censored, and sometimes skipped entirely which lead to the english count being only 104 total episodes. The DVD releases 4Kids released were equally censored, and One Piece overall had a poor standing in english entertainment.

    And then, as the forum name suggests, Funimation Entertainment acquired the rights to our beloved series in 2007. They continued the TV run on Toonami with their own dub, releasing the Skypeia arc to the public viewing audience with a better and higher quality dub. As well as the 8th Movie on DVD, to give fans a proper dub of Alabasta as the Season 2 release would not come for some time. But alas, Cartoon Network decided to drop One Piece from their lineup. This would be the first of many anime they would drop, and eventually they canceled Toonami itself. This did not detour Funimation however, as they proceeded to dub the entirety of the series prior to their Season 3 license, and release it to the public on uncut DVDs. The soundtracks were back to normal, the terms were properly translated, and Zoro kept his original name. Now with over 200 episodes released on DVD, Funimation strives to give the fans what they want - more One Piece! Be sure to support the series by purchasing the official DVDs as they're released, and if you attend an anime convention with any of the staff present be sure to thank them!

    DVD information

    The first 241 episodes and the 8th movie have been released uncut by Funimation and are available at RightStuf.com, Best Buy, Amazon, etc. These are available in 11-14 episode "Voyages" or 26 episode "Collections" as listed below.

    Currently available:

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    Reference Image by DemonRin: http://www.call-to-arms.net/images/r...chartfinal.jpg

    Season 1


    First Voyage (1-13)
    Second Voyage (14-26)
    Third Voyage (27-39)
    Fourth Voyage (40-53)

    Season 2

    First Voyage (54-66)
    Second Voyage (67-78)
    Third Voyage (79-91)
    Fourth Voyage (92-103)
    Fifth Voyage (104-116)
    Sixth Voyage (117-130)
    Seventh Voyage (131-143)

    Season 3

    First Voyage (144-156)
    Second Voyage (157-169)
    Third Voyage (170-182)
    Forth Voyage (183-195)
    Fifth Voyage (196-205)

    Season 4

    First Voyage (206-217)
    Second Voyage (218-229)
    Third Voyage (230-241)
    Fourth Voyage (242-252) - Available March 19th
    Fifth Voyage (253-263) - Available May 14th

    Season 5

    Coming Summer 2013

    Collections

    Collection 1 (1-26)
    Collection 2 (27-53)
    Collection 3 (54-78)
    Collection 4 (79-103)
    Collection 5 (104-130)
    Collection 6 (131-156)
    Collection 7 (157-182)
    Collection 8 (183-205)

    Movies

    Movie 8 "Episode of Alabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates"
    Movie 10 "Strong World" - Coming in 2013


    Questions

    Important or commonly asked questions are in bold.

    Q: How far along is FUNi in the dub? How many episodes have they translated?
    A: Funimation has dubbed through the end of Water 7 (206-263). In addition, they have acquired "Season 5" which spans the entire Enies Lobby Arc and ends with the Ice Hunter Arc. This season will encopass Episodes 264-336, and will be released in the summer of 2013.

    Q: What about the movies?
    A: FUNimation's original license included Movie 8 (Episode of Alabasta) and it was dubbed and released on both DVD and Blu-ray. They have also acquired the rights for "One Piece Film: Strong World", and will release it sometime in 2013.

    Q: Are episodes 207+ in widescreen?
    A: Yes, Funimation has those masters.

    Q: In what format are the DVDs? IE: How many episodes per set?
    A: There are currently two release formats for One Piece. First a set of 12-14 episode "Voyages" comes out as the initial release for a given season. Then, shortly after the season finishes its run, FUNimation re-releases the series on lower priced "Collection" sets which are each comprised of two voyages in new packaging (22-26 Episodes Each). Despite this, the disc contents are exactly the same as the voyages right down to the menus. Each collection has an MSRP of $34.98, but prices may vary depending on the outlet you purchase from. As the voyages for Seasons 1-3 have finished being released prices will vary on those. Starting with Season 4 however, Voyages will be priced with an MSRP of $39.98.

    Q: Are FUNimation's releases Uncut?
    A: Yes, Absolutely no in-episode animation content has been changed whatsoever from the Japanese DVD release.

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    Q: Are there any differences at all then?
    A: FUNimation has a new "Gold" logo that they use for their releases, the Logo has been replaced wherever it appears. (IE, opening and closing themes and Eyecatches) Also, the episode title cards (Reading off the name of the episode) have been rendered in English and no Japanese option is available for them. Other than that, the material is left alone.

    Q: Can Mato answer any question about the show?
    A: No. Mato is contractually bound to not speak on certain things, so do not be surprised if Mato can't answer some of your questions. Mato is a translator, which means that Mato's knowledge of things outside the translating department is limited, but so far Mato has tried to speculate answers for some questions. So don't be offended if you don't get the answer you're looking for. Remember, Mato is on these boards by choice, so please don't heckle or flame Mato.

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    Q: Who is this "Mato" guy, specifically?
    A: Mato is a translator that works for FUNimation. He's also responsible for helping with the movement to bring more Earthbound games to the U.S.

    Q: What about Blu-ray? Will the series ever be Re-released in HD?
    A: Episodes 1-206 Were produced in Standard Definition via digital ink and paint, therefore an HD Master of these episodes does not exist. For this reason, any Blu-ray that could be relased of this material would be an upscale, which most Blu-ray players already do automatically to SD DVDs. For this reason, while a Blu-ray release of this material is possible, it isn't exactly sound. Either way, there is no information whatsoever about such a release.

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    Q: But what about 207+ then?
    A: That is the point by which the series began to be produced in Native HD. FUNimation has revealed in their press release that they have the 16:9 Widescreen HD masters of those episodes.

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    Q: Then, will we get a Blu-ray of that?
    A: FUNimation currently doesn't have Blu-ray rights for those episodes but noted it was possible and they would be looking into the release format. Most likely, if a Blu-ray release happens it will either be a dual-release (IE: Both a DVD and A Blu-ray release simultaniously) as they have done with Dragon Ball Kai or they will do a Blu-ray/DVD "Combo Pack" with both formats in one box as they have done with Fairy Tail.

    Q: What's the word on a UK release of the Uncut One Piece DVD's?
    A: As of February 2013, Manga Entertainment announced they would be releasing the first 103 episodes of Funimation's One Piece on DVD (of course including the original Japanese dub with subtitles). These DVDs will be released via Collection format at 26 episodes per set.

    Q: Why did they change the name of Zoro's attack from "36 Pound Cannon" to "36 Caliber Phoenix"?
    A: The Attack as he says it is actually "Sanjyuu Roku Pondo Hou." Hou means 'cannon,' but it can also mean Phoenix (Any Pokemon Fans, Remember how there is a Pokemon that looks like a Phoenix named "Hou-Ou"? "Hou-Ou" Is literally "Phoenix King"). It's a double pun and the meaning "Cannon" was only brought on because he says "I have a Cannon Pointed at you" (Cannon Being "Tai-Hou" the way he says it here) during it's first use, and thus the double pun is established. Cannons have Calibers, take this Hellsing quote for example: "Seras uses the 30-Caliber Harkkonen Cannon."


    Cast

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    ~ Song Performances ~

    OP (Opening Themes)

    OP1 - We Are! (Sung by Vic Mignogna)
    OP2 - Believe (Sung by Meredith McCoy)
    OP3 - Towards the Light (Sung by Vic Mignogna)
    OP4 - Bon Voyage (Sung by Brina Palencia)

    ED (Ending Themes)

    ED01 - Memories (Sung by Brina Palencia)
    ED02 - Run Run Run (Sung by Caitlin Glass)
    ED03 - You've Got Me
    ED04 - Shouchi no suke (Sung by Stephanie Young)
    ED05 - Before Dawn (Sung by Carli Mosier)
    ED06 - Fish (Sung by Leah Clark)
    ED07 - Glory Kimi Ga Iru Kara (Sung by Caitlin Glass)
    ED08 - Shining Ray (Sung by Justin Houston)
    ED09 - Free Will (Sung by Kristine Sa)
    ED10 - Faith (Sung by Caitlin Glass)
    ED11 - A to Z (Sung by Vic Mignogna)
    ED12 - Tsuki to Taiyou (Sung by Stephanie Young)
    *Endings 13-15 were not dubbed*

    MV (Movie Themes)

    MV08 - Compass (Sung by Caitlin Glass)



    ~ Straw Hats ~
    Luffy......................COLLEEN CLINKENBEARD
    Zoro.......................CHRISTOPHER R. SABAT
    Nami.......................LUCI CHRISTIAN
    Usopp......................SONNY STRAIT
    Sanji......................ERIC VALE
    Chopper....................BRINA PALENCIA
    Robin......................STEPHANIE YOUNG


    ~ Morgan ~
    Coby.......................Leah Clark
    Helmeppo...................Troy Baker (former), Mike McFarland (current)
    Alvida.....................Laurie Steele
    Morgan.....................Brett Weaver


    ~ Buggy ~
    Buggy......................Mike McFarland
    Cabaji.....................Greg Ayres
    Mohji......................Chuck Huber
    Shanks.....................Brandon Potter
    Lucky Roux.................John Burgmeier
    Beckman....................Sean Hennigan


    ~ Kuro ~
    Kuro.....................Kent Williams
    Kaya.....................Carrie Savage
    Jango....................Kenny Green
    Buchi....................Chris Rager
    Sham.....................Todd Haberkorn
    Yasopp...................Scott Freeman


    ~ Baratie ~
    Zeff.......................Grant James
    Kreig.....................Andy Mullans
    Mihawk....................John Gremillion
    Patty...................Jeremy Inman
    Carne.....................Charles Campbell
    Gin................Illich Guardiola


    ~ Arlong Park ~
    Arlong..............................Chris Rager
    Genzo....................Bill Flynn
    Nojiko...................Tiffany Grant
    Bellemere................Cynthia Cranz
    Hachi....................George Manley
    Kuroobi..................Patrick Seitz
    Choo.....................Jay Hickman


    ~ Lougetown ~
    Smoker..................Greg Dulcie
    Tashigi...................Monica Rial
    Dragon..................Brian Marrey


    ~ Laboon & Whiskey Peak ~
    Crocus..................Jerry Russell
    Vivi......................Caitlin Glass
    Igaram..................Rob Mungle
    Mr. 9.....................Chris Patton
    Mr. 5....................Andrew Love
    Ms. Valentine.........Jaimie Marchi
    Ms. Monday...........Clarine Harp
    Garp.....................Brian Manthis


    ~ Little Garden ~
    Crocodile..................John Swasey
    Mr. 2 Bon Clay.............Barry Yandell
    Mr. 3....................Duncan Brannan
    Ms. Goldenweek......Cherami Leigh
    Dorry...................Bob Carter
    Broggy.................Jonathan C. Osborne


    ~ Drum Island ~
    Ace.....................Travis Willingham
    Kureha...............Julie Mayfield
    Hiriluk.................Mark Stoddard
    Dalton.................J. Michael Tatum
    Wapol..................Andy Mullans
    Chess..................Kyle C. Jones
    Kuromarimo.........Charles Baker
    Nefertari Cobra............Kyle Herbert


    ~ Alabasta ~
    Mr. 1......................Brett Weaver
    Mr. 4......................Scott Weaver
    Miss Merry Christmas.......Wendy Powell
    Miss Doublefinger..........Leah Clark
    Chaka......................Rob McCollum
    Pell.......................Kevin M. Connolly
    Kohza......................Todd Haberkorn
    Hina........................Jennifer Seman


    ~ Jaya ~
    Doflamingo.................ROB MCCOLLUM
    Sengoku....................ED BLAYLOCK
    Whitebeard................R BRUCE ELLIOT
    Blackbeard.................COLE BROWN
    Jesus Burgess..............PHIL PARSONS
    Auger......................BARRY YANDELL
    Doc Q......................KENNY GREEN
    Lafitte....................CHRISTOPHER BEVINS
    Bellamy....................JUSTIN COOK
    Sarquiss...................DUNCAN BRANNAN
    Cricket....................GEORGE MANLEY
    Masira.....................JEREMY INMAN


    ~ Skypiea ~
    Enel.........................J. Michael Tatum
    Wyper......................J. PAUL SLAVENS
    Calgara.....................Robert McCollum
    Norland.....................Daniel Penz
    Gan Fall...................JOHN SWASEY
    Conis......................LAURA BAILEY
    Pagaya.....................GRANT JAMES
    Gedatsu....................BOB CARTER
    Ohm........................TROY BAKER
    Satori.....................CHRIS CASON
    Shura......................KENT WILLIAMS

    ~ Davy Back Fight ~
    Tonjit.......................Bill Flynn
    Foxy........................Jonathan Brooks
    Hamburg..................Scott Freeman
    Porche.....................Tia Ballard


    ~ Water 7 ~
    Aokiji......................Jason Douglas
    Kokoro.....................Juli Erickson
    Chimney...................Lindsay Seidel
    Paulie......................David Wald
    Iceberg....................Philip Weber
    Lucci/Hattori...................Jason Liebrecht
    Kalifa......................Shelley Calene-Black
    Bluno......................Mark Fickert
    Kaku......................Alex Organ
    Tilestone................Patrick Camacho
    Lulu......................Martin Cervantes
    Franky..................Patrick Seitz
    Zambai..................Doug Goodrich
    Mozu.....................Morgan Garrett
    Kiwi......................Martha Harms
    Klabautermann.......Brittney Karbowski
    Tom.....................Rob Mungle
    Young Franky.........Terri Doty
    Young Iceberg........Austin Tindle
    Spandam..............Christopher Smith
    Corgy...................Charlie Campbell
    Jerry....................Wilbur Penn
    T-Bone..................Kenny Green
    Wanze..................Josh Grelle
    Nero.....................Todd Haberkorn

    ~ Enies Lobby ~

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    Couple of things that need updating if your making a new FAQ:

    Q:What's the word on a UK release of the Uncut One Piece DVD's?
    A: Nothing yet, unfortunately. Make your voices heard if you want these DVD's released in the UK or any other country! (Note: UK members, please let me know if this is true).
    It now should be: "Manga Entertainment have tried to buy the DVD rights to the series but overall, it costs alot and they aren't sure if that money will be returned in sales. They are still trying to get it, however." Source: http://apforums.net/showthread.php?t=20189

    Q:How far along is FUNi in the dub? How many episodes have they translated?
    A: There was a report that "They have just met Chopper" in their dub.
    Recently, Kyle Herbert has been called about his Corba voice, suggesting that are now in the Arabasta arc. Source: Toon Zone One Piece thread

    Also, the songs. I've been working on some very high quality (320Kbps) of both the old (OP1/ED1) and the new (OP4/ED11). I'll post them soon and i'm sure you'll enjoy the better quality
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    Toon Zone is two words.

    *Runs off into the sunset*
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThegreatPirateKing View Post
    Couple of things that need updating if your making a new FAQ:

    It now should be: "Manga Entertainment have tried to buy the DVD rights to the series but overall, it costs alot and they aren't sure if that money will be returned in sales. They are still trying to get it, however." Source: http://apforums.net/showthread.php?t=20189

    Recently, Kyle Herbert has been called about his Corba voice, suggesting that are now in the Arabasta arc. Source: Toonzone One Piece thread

    Also, the songs. I've been working on some very high quality (320Kbps) of both the old (OP1/ED1) and the new (OP4/ED11). I'll post them soon and i'm sure you'll enjoy the better quality
    Thank you, I was a tad behind in those two ^_^,

    I also added the FAQ for the "36 Caliber Phoenix." Source: http://www.apforums.net/showpost.php...&postcount=864
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    Here some more of the voice list of characters in Skypiea.

    Braham - Charles Baker
    Aisa - Cherami Leigh
    Kamakiri - Scott Freeman
    Laki - Lyndia Mackay
    Pierre - Z. Charles Bolton
    Genbou - Brad Jackson

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMustang View Post

    [From LucciCP9]
    Hate to toot my own horn, but he didn't say that, I did ^^;; He just copied it from me and put it in a thread. OTOH, I got it from CN AU's website. Besides, it's partially wrong, what with the uncut episodes and all.
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    Thanks, this was really informitive! X3

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    More Vas for characters.

    Yasopp - Scott Freeman
    Woop Slap (The Mayor of Fusicha Village) - Berry Yandell
    Pell - Kevin M. Connolly
    Mr. 4 - Scott Weaver
    Miss Merry Christmas - Wendy Powell
    Mr. 1 - Brett Weaver
    Miss Doublefinger - Leah Clark
    Mr. 7 -Anthony Bowling
    Miss Father's Day - Cynthia Cranz
    Nezumi - Vic Mignogna (he confirmed he will be playing Nezumi, a while ago.)
    Toto - Jerry Russel
    Makino - Gwendolyn Lau
    Jango -Kenny Green
    Buchi - Chris Rager
    Sham - Todd Haberkorn
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    Ok, I forget, who's Nezumi? >___>

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    NVM I remember, he's the mouse guy XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniperking323 View Post
    Ok, I forget, who's Nezumi? >___>
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    Oh and I'm not sure if it's COMPLETLEY true, but I think Sean Schemmel is suppose to be voicing Wapol again. Then again, it could just be he'll just be used to voice him for Unlimited Cruise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboom View Post
    The scumbag Marine officer who was taking bribes from Arlong.

    Thanks, but I already figured it out XD

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    You just got that "info" from Wikipedia.

    WIKIPEDIA.

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    It's not true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smore View Post
    You just got that "info" from Wikipedia.

    WIKIPEDIA.

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    It's not true.

    Well....I don't know about that, I kind of disagree, cause A LOT of Wiki's info on One Piece is accurate

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    Only when it's news that's been proven from an actual "true" source. People put it on there then.

    But when there isn't any other source, and it's only on Wikipedia, it's most likely fake.

    Believe me. I and most people here know how Wiki is. Don't always trust it.

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    Well, now that I think about it, I can't really imagine Sean voicing Wapol, cause I don't think he could come up with another voice to use, and if that's the case, I'm hoping he does his old 4kids dub voice, cause to be honest, I thought the voice suited him even if it did have a little of an accent >__>

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    How long has it been since 4Kids lost the series again? I remember that when they lost Pokémon, there were contractual issues or something with the VAs that led them to being recast, something about not being allowed to appear in the series for at least 2 years? Kayzie Rogers and Jimmy Zoppi broke their contract with 4Kids to appear in seasons 9 and 10 (And Rodger Parsons, the narrator for seasons 1-6 returned), and now as of season 11, other 4Kids actors seem to be appearing in the show again. Including Rachael Lillis, the original Misty/Jessie. (Albiet, not in any of her old roles. Ted Lewis however has reprised Giovanni.)

    ... And that went off topic. But yeah, it's doubtful Sean will ever appear in One Piece, even if he's down at Funimation to record Goku stuff, at least until 4Kids haven't been near the show for over 2 years.

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    Remember to keep discussion about VAs and such in the uncasted charater topic please ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by SogekingMS View Post
    How long has it been since 4Kids lost the series again? I remember that when they lost Pokémon, there were contractual issues or something with the VAs that led them to being recast, something about not being allowed to appear in the series for at least 2 years? Kayzie Rogers and Jimmy Zoppi broke their contract with 4Kids to appear in seasons 9 and 10 (And Rodger Parsons, the narrator for seasons 1-6 returned), and now as of season 11, other 4Kids actors seem to be appearing in the show again. Including Rachael Lillis, the original Misty/Jessie. (Albiet, not in any of her old roles. Ted Lewis however has reprised Giovanni.)

    ... And that went off topic. But yeah, it's doubtful Sean will ever appear in One Piece, even if he's down at Funimation to record Goku stuff, at least until 4Kids haven't been near the show for over 2 years.
    If I remember correctly, their rights were lost in 2006. CN continued to air their episodes until they ran out, which was the end of the Rainbow Mist filler.

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