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The Future of Anime Dubs
Posted 10/17/12
A lot of dubs are really good, and sometimes even better than the original. The Japanaholics who make it seem like everything Japan is or does is perfect (far from it!) just like to hate, that's all.
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Posted 10/17/12
I believe this thread is about the future of anime dubbing not whether dubs suck or not, not if subtitles are better/more preferred, and certainly not bashing of dubbing companies. Let's keep it that way please. I believe the industry has always been in a decline but manages to stay just above to not kick the bucket. Honestly though, I really have nothing to say about the future of it because I'm not all that familiar with how the industry works to offer any clues. Perhaps if someone could explain it to me? If not, I'll figure it out on my own and come back with a better answer.
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Posted 10/17/12
To get back to the actual point of the topic, I'm a big fan of Funimation because, you know, they're good, but the OP is correct in that other dubbing companies are falling by the wayside, and Funi is quickly becoming one of the only ones around. There ought to be more diversity in the industry.
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Posted 10/17/12
It's sad how the companies who bring us Japanese anime/manga seem to be going out 1 by 1 or not licensing as much. I actually really like Funimations dubs, some of the other companies dubs were hit and miss and I couldn't stand listening to them. I think if dub's disappear it wont reach as many casual anime fans.
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Posted 10/17/12
Texas?

Isn't Viz based in Cali?
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Posted 10/17/12

TheAncientOne wrote:


killbethy wrote:

The market for dubs just isn't there. Most people are completely content to watch an anime subtitled (who wouldn't rather be able to watch a Simulcast than have to pay for a DVD and only get 3 - 5 episodes a pop?). Most people that buy anime DVDs aren't doing it just for the dub factor. The only time it makes sense financially to dub a show now is when it is getting picked up to air on TV, and that is a small fraction of the amount of shows out there. If anything killed the dub market, it was simulcasts.

I guess companies spend that extra money to dub a series just because they don't know any better, not because it helps sell more copies. </sarcasm>

While you might claim Funimation wouldn't know how their titles would fare if they weren't dubbed, you certainly can't say the same for Sentai. In fact, one of their first dubs, Clannad, was a series they had already released in sub-only format previously. You certainly don't go back and dub and re-release a series unless you think that is going to bring in more sales.

It probably doesn't hurt those who prefer dubs are also less likely to be predisposed to thinking they are entitled to anime for free.


3 - 5 episodes at a pop? How long has it been since you've actually purchased any anime DVDs? Few released series released in the U.S. come in anything less than a box set with a full season (i.e., 11-13 episodes).



Its true that most shows dont come in the old format of only a few episodes a disk, they now come in cours. However, as for the sarcastic remark, Killbethy didnt say that they werent making extra money, what they said was that the market wasnt there to support the cost of expensive dubs. Yeah they sale more copies, but are they making more of a profit? probably not, otherwise, they would not be trying to cut costs with dubs if their quality was considered to be that pivotal.

Also the idea that someone who prefers dubs over subs is less likely to pirate is incredibly silly, dubbed titles are not any less available via torrent than fansubbed shows. The only difference is the group that does the releases. There is no kind of correlation between liking dubs and not pirating.

As for the future of dubs, I have no idea, I have around 80 different shows on DVD and Blu-ray and dont think I have watched more than a couple of episodes with dubs.
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Posted 10/17/12
I wanna dun To JUNJOU ROMANTICA OR (My first yaoi >>>) SEKAIICHI HATSUKOI
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Posted 10/17/12
Yea i agree i actually enjoy some dubs. Such as DBZ, Full metal Panic, FMA Brotherhood, Cowboy Bebop, and even a couple gundam series like 00 or Wing. Theres alot of good dubs out there that beat the japanese Subtitled ones, just aren't as plentiful as they used to be.
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Posted 10/17/12 , edited 10/17/12
The OP has some minor incorrect information.

Ocean actually has a pretty big series under their belt right now. You've probably heard of it.

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Posted 10/17/12
Dubs suck, I would probably buy more anime if doing so didn't mean i was giving my money to support their retarded sounding voice actors. Slowly learning Japanese so I can just import the real thing and not support those companies at all.
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Posted 10/17/12 , edited 10/18/12

Exia66 wrote:

The OP has some minor incorrect information.

Ocean actually has a pretty big series under their belt right now. You've probably heard of it.



Yeah, why couldn't hasbro outsource to california like all their others. that would free up ocean with some dubs. Since Texas dubbing is cheaper than california's (being mostly union), how come they don't participate in cartoon voice acting. I mean they're in games
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Posted 10/17/12
i used to only watch dubbed animes. but theres so many more subbed. but if something is dubbed then i will watch it dubbed. i hate reading.
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Posted 10/17/12

querkle wrote:

Dubs suck, I would probably buy more anime if doing so didn't mean i was giving my money to support their retarded sounding voice actors. Slowly learning Japanese so I can just import the real thing and not support those companies at all.


Hope you enjoy your overpriced 60-80$+Shipping 2 Episode sets. You and the rest of the baka gaijin legion are only showing how little you know when you fail to realize that western companies are paying for the rights here. Hell, even some of the Japanese reverse import because they're not blinded by weeboo syndrome like you guys are and would rather pay $30-40 for whole cours instead of paying $300-400 for the same damn thing which prompted a few Japanese publishers to delay western Blu-ray releases out of fear.

There is a reason why we're getting more anime/manga releases than ever before. It's because the Japanese see a (imo small but persuable enough) profit in selling rights to have their series shown/sold here. Going off by what you wrote, I'm assuming you're not currently importing or are doing so in negligible amounts which, while you're achiving your objective by not supplying sales to western companies, are hurting profits of Japanese companies when these western companies go broke/sees an interest and are no longer shelling out hundreds/thousands to buy these rights.

Too bad you'll just ignore my post like any other gaijin weeboo.

P.S. It doesn't help that you're a dirty pirate as well and that the money that uploaders get by having people view their page/advertisements/clicking download links, are going into their pockets.
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Posted 10/17/12
I use subs for simulcasts and watching anime soon after its release (thanks crunchyroll ), but I really prefer dubbed series for a couple reasons, the main one being that it has broader appeal. Also I can pay attention to the actual animation more when I'm not reading the subtitles (scientifically proven that our eyes can only focus on a narrow field at any given time for those that say they can 'see' everything and read ). Personally, some of the japanese voices are waaaay too high-pitched or whiny sounding to me and can really hamper my enjoyment of a series
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Posted 10/18/12 , edited 10/18/12

Domayv wrote:


papi_churros wrote:


Domayv wrote:


papi_churros wrote:


Domayv wrote:


papi_churros wrote:

I also think the first season of Shana was horrible ( the dub cast), I'm actually glad they are re-doing it. I would of liked them to re-do the first season, but of course that was not going to happen. I don't think dubs will die anytime soon, hopefully XD. Then again I'm a little bias towards Funi. The fact that I get BOTH subbed, and dubbed version. Imagine that? *gasps*


Actually, it's the new cast that's horrible because I read feedback of many people's views of the news cast and they said that the new cast was inferior compared to season 1. The only exception to this is Shana. Probably the only thing that can be called positive is because it's just getting dubbed regardless, and the Shana-tan shorts.


Ohh really? Hmm.. I guess I will have to see and find out. Has me worried though, I really disliked the dubbed for season 1 >_<.


Read the feedback off one of its http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLthT8S5F5Y&feature=g-all-u videos then. I'm gonna give a quote from one of the feedback:


solarsun (shakugan-no-shana-cast-announcement): Shana's voice is to generic for me. Alisters too. They both lost what I loved about the geneon dub.

I am happy we are finally getting said series state side but I hate recasts when the original DUB was pretty widely accepted as good or more then good. You did this with Trigun and now you do this with Shana all for the sake of cutting budgets somewhere.


Ohh, haha.. >_< I don't see anything wrong with the dub. Imo, it's better. The flaps were bad and the voice for Shana was not matching for me in the first season. Cherami Leigh sounds A LOT better, again imo.


Well, that;s your opinion but most people said that the new cast isn't as good as s1's


Yes, indeed that is my opinion. I apologize for the late reply, also If I offended you. I'm sorry.
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