4kids returns to roots, licenses new anime


It's never fun to see someone take a bath (in the corporate sense of the word), and 4kids did just that when they went and adapted Chaotic, the Danish card game and cartoon franchise. And it was a rather expensive bath to boot, costing the company some $20 million over the last quarter and prompting CEO Al Kahn to personally apologize for 4kids' "hideous" performance of late.

But, with the fires passed, there may be some room for new growth. In this case, the new growth will spout from the roots, the business model that brought 4kids to prominence for quite a while, and one centered on seeking out and licensing top Japanese properties.

And one of those properties is...something that they signed up yesterday. They actually haven't named what it is yet, so you, dear readers, are free to speculate on what it is 4kids has thrown into the pot. What's big among Glorious Nippon's kids these days? 

If you don't want that, you can just watch the video below that proves that Kaiba's just a big fat tsundere.


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