Ever since Pokemon 's anime was first licensed for an English language release in the United States by 4KIDS Entertainment, there have been major changes to the original Japanese language release of the anime. This wasn't initially seen as a problem for many fans during the height of Pokemania, but as anime began to flourish online and more original Japanese language broadcasts began to simultaneously began to release alongside its original drop, fans have begun to want more from the English dub release of the Pokemon anime series. Because while the English dub releases of the anime have been far better received than they have been in the last few years especially following the notable voice actor shift early on in the anime , the soundtrack changes are still in effect as of the latest release of the series, Sun and Moon. And the latest episode of the dub certainly got fans' attention.
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By some definitions of the word, the original Japanese recording can also be considered a dub, but fans almost exclusively use the word to refer recordings in other languages, and refer to the Japanese recording as "the original" or "raw" version. Unless a dub corrects an obvious error, the Japanese version is considered canon. Seasons six , seven and eight were produced solely by 4Kids Entertainment. The dub has been the target of criticism and controversy throughout its history. Despite these criticisms, most of the English dub is well-received, and has many viewers, some even preferring it over the original Japanese anime.
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It has no English title, and originally aired in Japan this past March. The episode revolves around the Pokemon called Passimian , and during the course of the plot, Ash wears face paint to disguise himself as one of the creatures in a manner that somewhat resembles the racist practice of blackface. In fact, the first-generation Pokemon Jynx is infamous for how it resembles an actor wearing blackface, and many English dub episodes featuring the creature, even ones where it makes a very brief cameo, have been banned. Episode 35 is the only banned episode that seems to have caused some serious continuity issues in the long-running and still popular anime series , as it shows how Ash caught 30 Tauros in the Safari Zone. Other unaired, pulled, or otherwise banned episodes of the English dub don't appear to have had major ramifications on the overall plot of the series, and that appears to be the case with the most recently banned episode as well.