Top Ten Animes 4kids Should Never Dub

Feel free to add any anime you like and think that 4Kids should never ruin ^ ^

The Top Ten

1 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

How would Death Note, a show that involves a lot of, well, death, even get a dub for kids? Plus didn't the English dub air on Adult Swim for a brief time in the U.S.? So how would it even get a dub on a kid's television program when literally 99% of the show involves a fair amount of mature themes and characters in addition to some rather gruesome deaths? What would they call the Death Note? Sleep Note? Travel Note? Pocket Note? - Anonymousxcxc

Imagine how ridiculous It would sound in 4Kids The whole death note thing would be turned into some book that can make people 'fall asleep' - MLPFan

Most of these anime are either too violent or too mature to get a 4Kids dub. - Mcgillacuddy

True, but I saw many videos of some of the said animes being dubbed by 4Kids, that's why I made this list - MLPFan

This one is too dark for them to dub - DarkBoi-X

2 Naruto Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series more.

Cartoon Network already did this. - Not_A_Weeaboo

3 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
4 Soul Eater Soul Eater Soul Eater is an anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo, which adapts the Soul Eater manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo.

Death the kid's obsession with symmetry would be changed to shape loving...

I'm terrified If they'd ever dub this - MLPFan

Yeah, Soul Eater should never be dubbed amd have its contents modified in a cheesy way. - AinezoChan

5 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated more.

Goodbye: 90% of episodes. Fanservice did you no service.

6 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
7 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
8 Love Live! School Idol Project Love Live! School Idol Project

4kids would definitely whitewash the whole show and it'll be terrible

Hailey Kortney (Honoka Kousaka)
Karla Miles (Kotori Minami)
Una Seashore (Umi Sonoda)
Mandy Neils (Maki Nishikino)
Rini Hopps (Rin Hoshizora)
Hannah Kozy (Hanayo Koizumi)
Nico Happy (Nico Yazawa)
Ellie Archer (Eli Ayase)
Naomi Turner (Nozomi Tojo)

All bits with Nozomi "Washi Washi" will be deleted
All characters will have breasts shortened apart from Rin, Nico and Umi
The "Nico Nico Ni" will be "Nico Nico Smile"
The songs will be cheesy and edgy songs (like Hannah Montana)
Umi will have sucker ended arrows.
It will be renamed "Stars Live! Pop Stars Project! "
I don't know what else...

9 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.

One of the greatest animes being ruined would make more people hate 4Kids, but If you think about It the more hate 4kids get, the closer they are to their end - MLPFan

10 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, more.

Changes if they ever did it:

- The gore and the blood will be censored definitely in each scenes.
- The huge Titans will be heavily censored to their top and bottom bodies.
- Eren's mother being eaten by a Titan will be replaced by "kidnapping".
- All the swords in their inventories to their suits will be substituted by babyish swords.
- The epic soundtrack of this series will be replaced by cheesy, orchestral and awful music as you can hear in Yu-Gi-Oh Arc V.
- The apocalyptic, survival to the death, conflict, war of the Titans and destruction of the village tone will be reduced to save the world and friendly theme.
- Emotional moments will be boring.

And the list goes on. :/ - yamionthetrap

The Newcomers

? My Girlfriend is a Shob*tch
? KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!

The Contenders

11 Boku No Pico Boku No Pico Boku no Pico is an anime series of three OVA episodes created by Katsuhiko Takayama. It was released to DVD on September 17, 2006.

3 episodes, get rid of all the inappropriate bits which is the whole episode. So a completely different Anime.

1. Pico: Polly
2. Chico: Clara
3. CoCo: Cathy

It would be hilarious.

Okay guys let's be realistic here: Boku no Pico from what I understand is basically hentai and while 4kids may be an infamous dubbing company (from what I can understand) they wouldn't be dumb enough to dub a hentai anime for children as it could get them into serious trouble with the law as well as having to pay lots of money to suers. - Anonymousxcxc

12 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, more.

Magical Molly would be a funny prank, but they'd just screw It and make It into a sailor moon clone, and all the edgy and dark elements would be gone - MLPFan

No. Please don't. - TwilightKitsune

Its was shown on abc3 which is now abcme but it was shown around 10:00 at night on fridays

Madoka - Molly
Homura - Hailey
Sayaka - Sonya
Kyoko - Kayla
Mami - Maria - Croy987

V 1 Comment
13 Kill la Kill Kill la Kill Kill la Kill is an anime television series produced by Trigger. In Kill la Kill, Ryuko Matoi transfers to a new high school in order to find her father's murderer.

No way in hell would I tolerate 4kids dubbing Kill la Kill. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

They would have called it "Bully La Bully"!

14 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.
15 Love Live! Sunshine!! Love Live! Sunshine!!

Chika - Cathy
Riko - Rosie
Kanan - Katrina
Dia - Darla
You - Lily
Yoshiko - Lola
Hanamaru - Hailey
Mari - Maya
Ruby - Raniyah

16 Code Geass Code Geass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp.

Imagine what would it sound like with puns 4kids

17 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Mobile Suit Gundam 00
18 Fate/Zero Fate/Zero Fate/Zero is a series of light novels written by Gen Urobuchi, illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi, and is a prequel to Type-Moon's visual novel, Fate/stay night. An anime adaptation of Fate/Zero was jointly produced by Aniplex, nitroplus, Type-Moon, Seikaisha, and Ufotable that ran from 2011-2012.
19 Medaka Box Medaka Box
20 Durarara!! Durarara!!

Here are some of my guesses of how the names would end up as:
1)Mikado: Michael
2)Izaya: I honestly don't know. But his surname would be changed from Orihara into Orlando or something like that
3)Anri: Annie
4)Shizuo: Simon
5)Celty: Cecil - MLPFan

21 Higurashi

Casey and friends In a nutshell -_- - MLPFan

Rika: Lily
Satoko: Sara
Mion: Mia
Shion: Stephanie
Hanyuu: Hannah
Rena: Lilu

22 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.
23 Powerpuff Girls Z Powerpuff Girls Z Powerpuff Girls Z is a Japanese magical girl anime series directed by Megumu Ishiguro, based on the American animated television series The Powerpuff Girls. The anime is co-produced by Cartoon Network Japan and Aniplex and was animated and produced by Toei Animation, featuring character design by Miho more.

In the English dub, this show is mostly licensed by Turner Entertainment instead. So, the show was produced by Ocean Productions in the English dub.

No, names are wrong! How about these?

1. Hyper Blossom: Hannah
2. Rolling Bubbles: Rosa
3. Powered Buttercup: Polly


I just hate needless cutting!

Momoko/Blossom: Ava
Miyako/Buubles: Mia
Kaoru/Buttercup: Lea

V 3 Comments
24 B-Project: Kodou Ambitious B-Project: Kodou Ambitious
25 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes.

Just no. This will get rid of all the interesting darkest moments into one of the cheesiest crappy scenes if they ever get with it. - yamionthetrap

Like, how would they even dub this?!

They would definitely just ruin the emotions of it

Nyu: Nina
Nana: Natalia
Mariko: Mary
Mayu: Mia
Yuka: Lulu

V 1 Comment
26 Mirai Nikki Mirai Nikki Future Diary is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno. It depicts a battle royale in which each combatant has a diary with entries from the future.

No. If they do it, all the blood will be gone and there will be more cheezy gore than actual gore. I don't want Yuno to be ruined.-KyokoKuchisakeSuccubi

27 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". more.
28 Ro-Kyu-Bu!

1. Tomoka: Tania
2. Maho: Maylene
3. Saki: Sadie
4. Airi: Amy
5. Hinata: Hailey

29 Naruto Shippuden Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.
30 Trigun Trigun Trigun is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The manga was serialized in Tokuma Shoten's Shōnen Captain in 1995 with three collected volumes when the magazine was discontinued in 1997.

What would be like if they add puns to this?

31 Ouran High School Host Club Ouran High School Host Club Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into a series of audio dramas, an animated television series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, a Japanese more.

I wonder how they would mess this one up. 😡 - Croy987

32 Tsuritama

Yuki: Ian
Haru: Hayden
Natsuki: Nathan
Akira: Adam - Discord1

33 Seikon no Qwaser Seikon no Qwaser
34 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable more.
35 Hell Girl

I watched the first episode and I was amazed. The Dub (not 4kids) was actually done well. I think 4Kids shouldn't ruin Hell Girl or Hirugashi No Naru Koro Ni.-Vestalis

36 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.
37 Outlaw Star Outlaw Star
38 Space Dandy Space Dandy
39 Psychic Force
40 Gokudo
41 Eiken Eiken

Sandy Cheeks, the way they would dub this would be to replace the entire thing.

How, just how, could they dub this? - sandycheeks

42 Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
43 Shinryaku! Ika Musume
44 Kemono Friends
45 Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Panty: Polly
Stocking: Sara

46 Osomatsu San
47 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
48 Clannad Clannad Clannad is the anime adaptation of the visual novel developed by KEY for Windows PCs in 2004, which was later ported to PlayStation consoles and the Xbox 360. The game was the best-selling PC game in 2004 and charted in national top 50 rankings several more times afterwards. Clannad has been adapted more.
49 Yuri on Ice Yuri on Ice Yuri!!! on Ice is a sports anime television series about figure skating. The anime was produced by MAPPA, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and written by Mitsurō Kubo.
50 Corpse Party


... This will eliminate all the brutal gore into some crazy, kiddy content that will literally ruin the darkest, gory moments of the Anime and will be replaced by sleeping people, ketchup blood, name changing, crappy dub, adventure horror story in Level 1-2 and saturated soundtrack. and plus, it's a kid-focused channel. So, I wouldn't allow that. -_- - yamionthetrap

PSearch List

Related Lists

Top Ten Companies That Should Dub Anime Instead of 4kids Top Ten Things that 4kids Did When They Dub Anime Top Ten Anime That Funimation Should Dub Top 10 4Kids Anime Top Ten Best Acting Performances In a English Dub of a Anime Film

List Stats

100 votes
96 listings
2 years, 79 days old

Top Remixes

1. Death Note
2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
3. Soul Eater
1. Naruto
2. Fairy Tail
3. Death Note
1. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
2. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
3. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha



My thoughts on subbed and dubbed anime...

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.