4Kids Entertainment (now known as 4Licensing Corporation) was a company that was known for buying the distribution rights to various Japanese anime shows and editing them for broadcast in the West. It landed a massive hit in the form of Pokémonwhich helped it to grow substantially as a company. It would later acquire the rights to other shows that became popular, such as Yu-Gi-Oh! and Ultimate Muscle.

It didn’t take long for 4Kids to earn a reputation for being overly enthusiastic when it came to editing their shows. The sensibilities between Japan and the West are very different, which means that it often bought the rights to kids’ shows which ...

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