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Non-Weebo Chill Bros Anime Thread

Discussion in 'In Flames' started by eochaid, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. DE4life

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    Well, at least it tries to stay true to the original song. We didn't get anything like that, instead we got "Rock the Dragon"...



    Honestly I don't mind it, but it makes zero attempt to replicate the original opening in any way.... even uses completely different footage :D

    For DBGT I can remember they tried to use some terrible rap song, before finally doing what they should have done in the first place and made an English version of the original. Although we ended up with two versions as Funimation dubbed DBGT in the US, and Blue Water Studios dubbed DBGT for the UK & Canada.





    They're both fine, I guess. The original is way better than either of them though.

    I really like the SSJ4 design in GT. It's much more interesting than Super, where each additional level of Super Saiyan seems to just mean changing hair colour. SSJ 3 & 4 are both really cool designs, even though neither were seen very much. I don't think the same effort is being made creatively nowadays.
     
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    Is that usual in the UK? Here in Spain they always try to replicate the original. It was shocking when they premiered Naruto in Spanish for the first time, because they have bought the USA version instead of the Japanese version, so it came with censorship and awful openings.



    DBGT in Galician.



    Dragon Ball opening also in Galician (this is hilarious). And yes, is what you're thinking. The guy is Anders' singing teacher.
     
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    I think almost all of our anime back in the late 90s and 2000s was imported straight from America or Canada, and I think it's quite common practice over there to completely change the original music & dialogue to "adapt" the shows for an American audience. Basically saying American kids either wouldn't understand or wouldn't appreciate the original Japanese format.

    In fairness they were probably right as far as Dragonball Z was concerned. The original Japanese score would have sounded quite dated even by mid-90s standards, and I don't know how an American audience would have reacted to CHA LA HEAD CHA LA :D probably change the channel before the song even finished. I don't mind the original Japanese DBZ but the BGM is nothing special. Only a few really good tracks like Unmei no Hi ~Tamashii VS Tamashii during the Gohan SSJ2 scene, which is timeless. By contrast the music for Goku's first transformation is pretty boring. Not that the American version did it any better.

    Ps I kinda like the American Dragonball song :D

     
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    That's so... 90's :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Lol, yeah. That was their first attempt at dubbing the original Dragonball in the mid-90s. It bombed pretty bad, though, and they only managed 13 episodes.

    Then they moved onto DBZ, thinking as it was more action-orientated it would appeal to American kids. They were kind of right, even though it still took a couple of years for DBZ to gain any traction. It was actually cancelled in 1998 after two seasons, but then suddenly got popular in 1999 when it started airing on the US Cartoon Network.
     
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    Interesting. As far as I know, in Spain people prefers Dragon Ball to Dragon Ball Z.

    I also do. I like the concept around the saiyans and the super Saiyan.

    But then, everyone was able to become a super Saiyan and it lost its appeal.

    And now, everyone is back alive. Even Freeza. Which makes the whole point of the battle of Namec and Goku becoming the legendary SS kinda pointless.
     
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    Luckily (for dragon ball), I live in a conservative region. So we're going to be ok. The people rulling Catalonia and Valencia are a bunch of morons :rofl:.

    I just finished buying all the takubons from Fullmetal Alchemist. And now I'm watching, it was about time, FMA brotherhood.

    What an amazing story. I love it.
     

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