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Worst English in Anime
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Posted 3/19/08 , edited 3/19/08
Has anyone else noticed it? Japanese anime-makers always try to have some English monologue or conversation, as if to show off their wondrous education in this-the world trade-language, but don’t take into account that their voice-actors have no idea what the hell they’re saying.

They’ll have somebody who’s supposed to be an American, but their English sounds like a parakeet on rat-poison. No, worse, it often sounds like the essence of death. Sometimes I wonder, “How the heck did they get to hell?” Because I’m completely sure that what really happened wasn’t a man speaking into a microphone, but rather, somebody taking a cheap tape recorder, entering hell, and returning to turn the recorder on and play it on their anime.

One of these sounded like an automated dotard. I was sure he was speaking some strange form of ebonics/latin/reget. Another time the person couldn’t help but speak with random frikin’ pauses in the middle of each word. It took like forty minutes to get it out!

In Neon Genesis the German is really bad too… I’m not even fluent in German any-more, not having lived there since the second grade, but even I realized that was horrible. It made me cringe. I wanted to tear my arm off so I’d have something to beat my ears in with.

So, what’s the worst you’ve seen? Here’s the worst I’ve ever encountered, that I can think if. At least in this case I was too busy chuckling to surgically liberate my limbs.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/media-50068/Saint-Beast-Kouin-Jojishi-Tenshi-Tan-Episode-1.html?hires=1
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Posted 3/19/08
Uhh Fushgi Yugi!!
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27 / M / Kisuke's Undergro...
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yep like the L thing becomes R like " I ROVE YOU"
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Yea...tho I have to admit some of them are ok but most suck and most of the times they make no sense wha so ever
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I think it is hilarious.

Like in Kaikan Phrase, Sakuya's half-brother comes from England yet he has a japanese accent when he speaks in english.

I laughed. =)
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Posted 3/19/08
Maybe if you're Japanese and speak English you're supposed to have a jap accent
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i think it would be a phrase with an L on it...coz it would bcome an R for them...
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Not exactly spoken, but I think there's a LOT of anime out there that when bad stuff happens, they all go to Red "ALART". And it's WRITTEN like that on walls, monitors, and stuff. :p
Posted 3/19/08
Gintama.
"herpes me herpes me!"
LOL
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Lycoriis wrote:

Gintama.
"herpes me herpes me!"
LOL


hahaha.... lol!!!

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27 / M / Germany
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Posted 3/19/08
Well in Major season 4 it is the worst and they are supposed to be in the USA.... in fact i wouldn´t understand anything without the subs xD
Posted 3/19/08
in fairness... bakumatsu whatever the title it was(very long) indeed have some good english dialouges. Black lagoon english diaglogues however are not that good, barely passable.
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the english in kaikan phrase is not very good
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In Black Lagoon, there was about 3 episodes where Revy spoke English spontaneously. It was like getting my ear pierced. Especially when she pronounced every swear word wrong...
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Gundam Seed
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