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Finally ended up breaking down and paying for a Crunchyroll membership on Sunday (cancelled my TOR subscription since I've done everything the game has to offer for now) since it seems the hay day of fansubs is dead (and I was dying to watch IBO season 2 and now I can finally get caught up on Sailor Moon Crystal (god that just sounds wrong)). Gotta say, and believe me it hurts to say this, they've really come a long way since I last used them back when they were doing this illegally. Great quality, passable subs (need a little more work on localization but they're better then they used to be), and I get to watch everything on my TV instead of my computer (major bonus for me).
My only gripe is I wish they had more to offer. Their selection is rather small for having a partnership with Funi (then again I've seen pretty much everything I want to see that Funi has to offer). Meh, hopefully they'll continue to grow and get more stuff (and hopefully older stuff, a lot of the newer shows these days suck).
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I've seen up to the recruitment of Chopper (sadly through the dub) so I could always start there if I didn't feel like slogging through the first set of episodes)
Uh oh.. was that the 4kids dub or the funimation dub? If if was the 4kids dub you're better off restarting the entire series since it'll be so drastically different. I'm not kidding about that either. 4kids even skipped the entire Little Garden arc with the 2 giant kings, literally giants with fingers the size of luffy, that had a significant reference in a later arc.. and most likely in a future arc whenever they get to Elbaf island. 4kids also edited out all the brutal violence. Some characters actually died.. while in the 4kids version everyone gets knocked unconscious with rubber mallets and prop guns, suction darts, etc. all while Sanji sucks on a lolipop instead of smoking his cigarettes. Poor Smoker had all his cigars edited out so it looks like he's biting some invisible object while smoke pours out of his mouth. Other arcs were literally trimmed by about 20 episodes each and skipped other significant moments. They even removed the entire Laboon arc that had a significant impact in a later arc. And the worst change of all was Zoro's swords no long cut anybody. He was such an expert swordsman he could knock people unconscious without drawing a droplet of blood. x_x while in the real show he murdered the hell out of alot of people. lol.
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