Does everybody remember when 4Kids put out One Piece in the US a few years ago? The painfully bad theme song of “Ya-yo-ya-yo!” ring a bell and make you want to cry? Yeah, I don’t remember that either.  Okay, all kidding aside, if you don’t remember it, the kiddie-ization and censorship can be seen in these comparative screenshots here.

As of late, I’ve seen a massive increase of One Piece cosplay, and this article here shows that apparently fans are finally standing up and showing support and going out there, despite a struggling economy, and buying the manga.

Are you a One Piece fan?