I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do this, but here is a megaupload link to the first episode of Funimation's English Dub. Episode 105 - Caught Log! King of Salvagers, Masira! Which is originally episode 144 of the Japanese series (4 KIds Dub excluded many parts and cut the first 143 down to 104 episodes) MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service
Thanks Data Atom 5, now I can actually have an opinion over the new dub.
Now hopefully this link stays alive until I can get off work later tonight.
The first dub episode is out on Youtube...for now...So go grab it while you can.
um...wow, the dub is not that good.
The voices don't fit the characters in my opinion, especially Nami, Sanji, and Luffy's voices.
Robin's- better then perfect
Zoro's- I prefered his old dub voice since I found it perfect for him, now he reminds me too much of picollo
Sanji's- a lot better
But the ridiculous edits are gone now, Buggy's one black henchmen is black and no more green super soakers/ weird....boot...gun. So honestly I can't complain. BUT Funimation left Ace's name as Trace....which I find kinda weird since they gave him his ACE tatoo back.
Hmm...I was wondering about the One Piece dub and how it would turn out, it seems like its worth trying out.
Nami's- quite good
Robin's- perfect (not just improving ont hat southern one, but really fits)
Zoro's- I prefered his old dub voice since I found it perfect for him
Sanji's- a lot better
Luffy's- Preferred his old voice, but his new one isn't bad either
Ussop's- very good
Chopper's - acceptable (though irritating it fits the character I suppose)
The new dub has made some improvements over the old one, however it has also altered some voice which were actually quite good, Zolo (loved his old one was perfect) and Luffy, If I think really the only ones that needed changing were Sanji's and Robin's from the 4kids Dub.
Dark Atom 5, thank you for the multiple Funimation episode uploads. I'll download these later once I get off work.
H'm I still trying to understand the logic of using a women/child like voice for Chopper. It just doesn't sound right to me.
Chopper is technically a child. As well as him being the "cute" factor in One Piece so of course he's not gonna have a deep man voice, it wouldn't fit him at all.