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The disclaimer as seen in Season 1.

A disclaimer is generally any statement intended to specify or delimit the scope of rights and obligations that may be exercised and enforced by parties in a legally recognized relationship. It is used a way of avoiding copyright claims and to acknowledge the original source.

In Dragon Ball Z Abridged[]

In every episode, Team Four Star puts a disclaimer stating that Dragon Ball Z Abridged is a (non-profit) fan based parody, while acknowledging that Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT are all owned by FUNimation, Toei Animation, Fuji TV and Akira Toriyama. They end it by asking the viewers to support the official release.

From Episode 57 onward, the disclaimer was updated to include Dragon Ball Super along with replacing Fuji TV with Shueisha. It reads as follows:

"The Following is a fan-based PARODY.

Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and Dragon Ball Super are all owned by Funimation, Toei Animation, Shueisha and Akira Toriyama.

Please support the official release."

In Hellsing Ultimate Abridged[]

Starting in Episode 2, Team Four Star puts a disclaimer stating that Hellsing Ultimate Abridged is a fan-based parody, while acknowledging that Hellsing Ultimate is owned by Kouta Hirano and Studio Madhouse, and licensed by Geneon, Madman Entertainment, Manga Entertainment and FUNimation. They end it by asking the viewers to support the official release. Subsequent episodes usually have a character from a previous episode read the disclaimer along with some form of in-character quote.

Characters Reading[]

Dragon Ball Z Abridged[]

Starting with episode 17, a character will read the disclaimer. As a running gag, whoever reads the disclaimer either dies or suffers some other unfortunate fate, either in the episode where they read the disclaimer, or the disclaimer foreshadows their death. It can also be read by a featured character.

Season 2[]

Season 3[]

Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged[]

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • While the characters read the disclaimer since episode 17, KaiserNeko still reads the disclaimer for movies or specials.
  • Bulma, Turtle, Yajirobe, Chi-Chi, Korin, Oolong, Dr. Briefs, Baby Trunks, Gohan, Future Trunks, Mr. Satan, Jimmy Firecracker and Larry the Cameraman are the only characters so far to read the disclaimer and not die in the same episode.
  • Vegeta, Dende, Super Kami Guru, Krillin, Yamcha, Piccolo, Master Roshi, Goku and Future Trunks are the only characters so far to read the disclaimer and subsequently get revived by the Dragon Balls.
    • Krillin and Master Roshi are the only ones that died and came back from the original Dragon Ball series.
    • Super Kami Guru is the only person to die permanently after being revived from the Dragon Balls.
  • Freeza (if one counts the three parts in episode 30) has the honor of reading the disclaimer the most at 4 times.
    • Vegeta, Gohan, Goku and Cell are tied for the second best at 3 times.
    • So far, Vegeta, Freeza, Bulma, Yamcha, Cell, Chi-Chi, Goku, Gohan and Future Trunks are the only people who have read the disclaimer at least twice.
    • Vegeta, Freeza, and Yamcha are the only ones to read it consequently.
  • Throughout the series, the disclaimer has been updated with the following:
    • Characters read the disclaimer since "A Lovely Bunch of Dragonballs".
    • There is background music during the disclaimer since "Battlefield Ee-arth".
    • Starting in the episode "Cell Reception", Team Four Star drops the "non-profit" line out of the disclaimer. This is because their other videos such as Let's Plays, Episode Breakdowns, merchandises and their Patreon page have gained enough profit to make it irrelevant.
    • In "Opening Serumonies", Dragon Ball Super is added in and Fuji TV is replaced by Shueisha.
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