31 January 2020 | jeremycrimsonfox
Disrespecting A Classic Taiwanese Puppet Show
Wulin Warriors is a dub of Pili, a puppet show from Taiwan that aired as far back as 1985. Basically, it was aired on Toonami, despite protests from the block's co-creator Jason DeMarco, but was cancelled after two of the fourteen episodes were aired due to bad ratings and complaints (then again, it was a puppet show airing on a network that was supposed to air cartoons 24/7).
But the main problem is that this dub is so horrible, it is disrespect to the original show. The theme song is a stupid hip hop song that basically makes most 4Kids theme sound like masterpieces, and characters are ruined. Mainly the character of Scar, whose Pili counterpart, Ye Hsiao-Chai, was a mute, but here, he is voiced by Sean Schemmel (famous for being the English voice actor of Goku), and he spews some awful one-liners (like the infamous one in the first episode where he asks Lone Sword, the main protagonist, pizza-related stuff, including consulting to what he calls a "pizza oracle"). Also, some of the names are horrible (one character, a female mercenary, is called Rainbow, while another is called Crybaby). This is a horrible dub, and Cartoon Network should have taken Jason's warning seriously and rejected it.