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Finally, the third part of today's holy shonen trinity (Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece) receives a proper American release.
For those of you who are fans of One Piece and are familiar with its history, this is the English dub that you have been waiting for as it maintains continuity with the Japanese version. The proper treatment that fans have been begging and screaming for is here and it's done well.
For those of you who are familiar with One Piece as it was broadcast on television by 4Kids on Saturday mornings, you are in for a different experience. In short, This is not your kid friendly One Piece, as this version now contains the violence, language, and tense situations that were edited and omitted by 4Kids. In this version the swearing can be a little over-the-top. Yes, One Piece is a very cartoony type of show that is appealing to many young kids. However, like Bleach and Naruto, One Piece contains elements of drama and violence that aren't the best type of viewing content for young viewers.
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