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are there english versions of japanese anime openings or closings
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There are a lot of good anime openings and closings but I have never heard of one that has an english version. So are there, if so list all the ones you know
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happened all the time with anime aimed at younger children, like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon, Shaman King.. One Piece.

Funimation used to do it too, like with Dragonball whatever. I think they did it for some other ones, but not sure. never bothered to check.
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aidenraine wrote:

happened all the time with anime aimed at younger children, like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon, Shaman King.. One Piece.

Funimation used to do it too, like with Dragonball whatever. I think they did it for some other ones, but not sure. never bothered to check.


Do you know if there are English versions for all the openings and closings for shakugan no shana, the first opening for c3 cube x cursed x curious and the openings for heavens lost Property and heavens lost Property forte
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Fruits Basket, Yu Yu Hakusho, Host Club, FUNimation did lots of them, but those are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.
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Do you know if there are English versions for all the openings and closings for shakugan no shana, the first opening for c3 cube x cursed x curious and the openings for heavens lost Property and heavens lost Property forte


If there are, they're most likely fandubs.

And most fandubs when it comes to singing are just downright terrible.
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shymexican10 wrote:

Do you know if there are English versions for all the openings and closings for shakugan no shana, the first opening for c3 cube x cursed x curious and the openings for heavens lost Property and heavens lost Property forte


If there are, they're most likely fandubs.

And most fandubs when it comes to singing are just downright terrible.


I just listened to some on YouTube and omg you where right, I guess my best bet would be to learn Japanese
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mwhitco91 wrote:

If there are, they're most likely fandubs.

And most fandubs when it comes to singing are just downright terrible.


I just listened to some on YouTube and omg you where right, I guess my best bet would be to learn Japanese


It's really upsetting that they're so bad. =(

In order for someone to do a good fandub of a song (or of anything for that matter), they have to have good audio equipment, a room with no possible background noise, and they can't just use a direct translation of the song, they have to change the lyrics around so that the amount of syllables in English match the amount of syllables from the original Japanese soundtrack, which is really hard to do without messing up the original image that the song is supposed to give off. Lastly, when they're done composing their fandub, they have to edit, cut, and add effects to the audio so that it practically mirrors the Japanese version, but it's in English.

Oh, right, and they have to be good at singing, too.

Most people don't realize any of these points and just end up throwing something together that's just downright terrible.

Have you seen Nichijou?

Here's an example of a perfect OP fandub:

Nichijou OP English
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mwhitco91 wrote:


shymexican10 wrote:


mwhitco91 wrote:

If there are, they're most likely fandubs.

And most fandubs when it comes to singing are just downright terrible.


I just listened to some on YouTube and omg you where right, I guess my best bet would be to learn Japanese


It's really upsetting that they're so bad. =(

In order for someone to do a good fandub of a song (or of anything for that matter), they have to have good audio equipment, a room with no possible background noise, and they can't just use a direct translation of the song, they have to change the lyrics around so that the amount of syllables in English match the amount of syllables from the original Japanese soundtrack, which is really hard to do without messing up the original image that the song is supposed to give off. Lastly, when they're done composing their fandub, they have to edit, cut, and add effects to the audio so that it practically mirrors the Japanese version, but it's in English.

Oh, right, and they have to be good at singing, too.

Most people don't realize any of these points and just end up throwing something together that's just downright terrible.

Have you seen Nichijou?

Here's an example of a perfect OP fandub:

Nichijou OP English


Wow I just saw the video and it was awesome (now I want to see the anime)
If only any of those people knew how to make an english dub of a song, heck if only the artists of the songade English dubs but the only one I know is utada hikaru and I really love her 2 songs (sanctuary and simple and clean) but they are from kingdom hearts which is a game
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When you take a song done by a real professional artist, and just dub it over with a substitute of less quality it doesn't end well. Its one thing for a real band to do a real cover, but that often doesn't happen. Usually when it is dubbed it comes off seeming like a karaoke recording. Sometimes halfway decent but clearly not professional quality.

That being said if you look you can find anime songs that were originally done in English to begin with. Deadman Wonderlands opening was in english, as was Serial Experiments: Lain opening for instance. Even if they are in japanese you can generally speaking easily find translations and if you listen enough you can start to pick up stuff through simple immersion.
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Oh, right, Shy, here's a link to the OP for Gunslinger Girl, which originated in English:

The Light Before we Land (Gunslinger Girl)
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Ef a tales of memories is an example. Both versions are sung by ELISA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QH0piO5pdc ~ English Ver.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlIebt_sFLw ~ Japanese Ver.

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A lot of anime OP go English Version when they are put on TV stations such as like, Cartoon networks Adult Swim.
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Yeah, I don't see alot and you would be looking at fandubs, most are awful but then you find something like this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkzMXiIcc0g
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Zetsuen no Tempest OP is English though I hear they are changing it for the second cour...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDGyTBwbWT0

Shoot, like that one. Should have picked it up in my recent Japanese CD order...
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