[4Kids-YouTube] Yu-Gi-Oh! “Uncut” (2004) – Episodes 1-3 subbed

April 24, 2009 at 10:53 am | Posted in 4Kids, Duel Monsters, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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YGO Uncut episode 3 subbed on YouTube

4Kids has uploaded the first three episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! “Uncut” with Japanese audio and English subtitles onto YouTube.

These episodes were part of 4Kids’ short-lived Yu-Gi-Oh! “Uncut” collection that was released on DVD in late 2004 and early 2005. The DVDs contained the original Japanese video and audio, as well as a never-before-heard “uncut” English dub. Only three DVDs, each containing three episodes, were ever released before the Uncut collection was discontinued. The DVDs are now out of print.

YGO Uncut DVDs

This marks the first time that 4Kids has streamed episodes from the Uncut collection anywhere. There’s currently no word on whether or not the aforementioned uncut English-dubbed version will be streamed alongside the uncut subbed version.

With so many viewers clamoring for subtitles to the original Japanese episodes, perhaps this is 4Kids’ way of briefly placating the audience. This also leaves us wondering what will happen after the Uncut collection is uploaded in its entirety. Since the Uncut collection only contained episodes 1 through 9, what will be 4Kids’ next step after all of these episodes are uploaded? Will they return to uploading more Japanese episodes? (They’ve currently stopped at episode 27.) Will these Japanese episodes see some English subtitles themselves? Only time will tell. For now, it’s important to keep watching 4Kids’ YouTube channel and offering them our support. These are really exciting times for both old and new Duel Monsters fans!

(By the way, don’t get confused about the “Uncut” name. The Japanese episodes that 4Kids has been uploading are also uncut and unedited. The title “Yu-Gi-Oh! Uncut” being used here is the name of the three-DVD collection that was released a few years back.)

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