Team Four Star

Team Four Star

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About

Team Four Star is an internet based entertainment production company notable for their various abridged series.

Origin

On May 25, 2008, the Team Four Star YouTube channel was created.[1] Shortly after this the first episode of their DragonBall Z Abridged series was uploaded. The series was an instant hit with Dragon Ball fans and the group soon began to make new episodes, each of which has a minimum of one million views.[2]

Series

DragonBall Z Abridged

DragonBall Z Abridged is the most popular abridges series produced by Team Four Star. Due to the popularity of the series many of the voice actors have gone on to reprise their roles in various other internet shows, as well as appear as cameo roles in several Dragon Ball related properties.[3]



Yugioh: The Abridged Series

Yugioh: The Abridged Series is an abridged series created by YouTuber and voice actor LittleKuriboh in 2006. Since LittleKuriboh's involvement with Team Four Star's DragonBall Z Abridged series, Yugioh: The Abridged Series has been archived on Team Four Star's website and has been listed as one of their official shows.[4]



Hellsing Ultimate Abridged

Hellsing Ultimate Abridged is an abridged series created by Team Four Star and hosted on voice actor Takahata101's personal YouTube channel. In total the series has a combined view-count of over ten million.[5]



Attack on Titan Abridged

Attack on Titan Abridged is the group's newest series, with the first episode being uploaded to voice actor Takahata101's channel on November 13, 2013. However, the video was taken down to copyright concerns on January 22, 2014.[6] The series has since been put on an indefinite hiatus.[7]



Online Presence

The group has garnered a very significant online following, mainly consisting of Dragon Ball fans who have seen the DragonBall Z abridged series. The official Team Four Star Facebook page has over 200,000 likes as of May 2015.[8] The subreddit for the group has over 2,000 readers.[9] On Tumblr the official Team Four Star page is updated regularly with each post gaining several hundred notes each.[10] The group is also tagged under various titles across the Tumblr.[11][12][13][14] The fan wiki for Team Four Star has over 195 pages as of May 2015, and these pages are edited several time on a daily basis.[15] Team Four Star is also noted for working with various other groups in collaboration videos, usually pertaining to Dragon Ball, such as with Rifftrax in their lampooning of the movie Dragon Ball: Evolution,[16] as well as with Screw Attack in their Goku vs Superman episode of their popular series Death Battle.[17] On YouTube various YouTubers have uploaded compilation clips from various parts of TFS series.



On February 23rd, 2016, Team Four Star's YouTube main YouTube channel was deleted following various copyright claims from a third-party source. Following this, the Channel Awesome Twitter account quoted a tweet from user @jacckusd while adding the hashtag, #WTFU onto the tweet.




After this various other YouTubers ran to show their support both on YouTube and Twitter, as well as the voice actor for Vegeta and Piccolo in the Funimation dubs on Dragon Ball Z.[20] The same day YouTuber BeatEmUps uploaded a vlog rant about TFS's channel deletion (shown below). The following day, on February 24th, Team Four Star's main channel was reinstated on YouTube.[21]



Notable Sub-Memes

Nappa

Nappa (later Ghost Nappa) is a character from DragonBall Z Abridged notable for his slow wit and never ending annoyance towards his partner and superior Vegeta. The character is among the most popular from the series inspiring numerous amounts of fan art as well as various memorable quotes.



The voice actor for Nappa also recorded lines for the English release of the Dragon Ball game Dragon Ball Xenoverse, some of which are direct references to DragonBall Z Abridged.[3]



Bitch I Eat People

"Bitch I Eat People" is a memorable quote from the second episode from Hellsing Ultimate Abridged. The popularity surrounding the quote has become so significant that it is available as a T-Shirt from Shark Robot.[18]



DODGE!

Dodge! is a running joke in Team Four Star's DragonBall Z Abridged series. The quote has become a staple of the fandom and is usually thrown back and forth between fans of the series.



Dumplin

Dumplin is the name of a custom character created in Team Four Star's Dragon Ball Xenoverse playthrough. He is described on the TFS wiki as fearing, "no man, woman, or something in between, and won't hesitate to Dump them."[19] The popularity surrounding the character has spawned the creation of various pieces of fan art, much like the popular DragonBall Z Abridged character Nappa.


SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING THERE BUDE DWANNA DIE?

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