Licensing anime and screwing them up.
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Posted 5/16/07
Ok, ADV announced yesterday(15 May 2007) that they have licensed one of my favorite anime series. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (aka Wallflower).

Ok, now just looking at the titles tells you what they have in store for the translations...Wallflower? How did the US get Wallflower out of that? It more closely means Perfect Girl Change (or Evolution, Metamorphosis, etc...pick one).

I have seen ADV's licensed videos and then I went and watched fansubs or the same titles...no contest. Like many other "officially" translated films in the US, I much prefer the fansubs. The US kills the meaning behind many of the jokes, purposely mistranslates for the sake of our innocent youth, and cuts a lot of the film so the original story and the "official" US release aren't even comparable.

Ok, I am upset and on a rant. But I swear ADV picks up ANYTHING that has any kind of a fan base, then screws it all up. There is no way I'll support ADV by buying this title and encouraging them to destroy my favorite anime stories.

my 2 cents - agree or not, I could care less.
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Posted 5/16/07
fuck the license!! im poor so i cant afford a damn dvd!!!
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27 / F / Hinamizawa.
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Posted 5/16/07
OH HELL NO! no no no no no they can't do this to us! damn I love yamato nadeshiko shichihenge
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Posted 5/16/07
Well, at least ADV isn't as bad as 4kids....4kids mess up EVERYTHING that they dub >>;;

I am unhappy about how they got AIR licensed....my fears are what VAs they will give the characters, and how they will translate Misuzu's "gaou" and "nihaha", as well as Potato's "piko piko".
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Posted 5/16/07
We have a very similar thread already

Please don’t touch that [ license holders ]
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=3268

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