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Post Reply I Hate Funimation and I Don't Even Know Why
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This hatred just sounds unnecessary
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PsychoGamer8229 wrote:

Seriously, I do not know as to why I hate Funimation. I have a deep hatred for them that for every time I see that logo of theirs before their trailers or clips, I grit my teeth and furrow my brow. I get so angry at them that I feel like I need to break something.
Recently, I had just checked out some clips for the English Dub for Attack on Titan and it began when I saw the logo. Also, the voices were pretty meh. Levi was too deep and gruff, Hanji was too high-pitched, Eren just didn't have the confidence and determination in his voice, Armin sounds too deep, Jean was seriously miscast, etc. They also mispronounced Mikasa's name wrong. Seriously, how does this happen? Their whole company is about dubbing anime and they continually mispronounce both names and certain terms. Do they not watch the original Japanese version and listen to it thoroughly and do research?
For example, for Steins;Gate they could have just pronounced Kurisu's name as "Kris" since that would be the correct form of the English version of her name? This is why Okabe would continue to refer to her a Kristina. Not only that, but in the original Japanese version, they actually call her Kris. For example, Mayuri refers to her as "Kris-Chan".
You see, in Dragon Ball, they continue to refer to the character known as Bluma as "Bulma", even though her name in Japanese is spelled as Buruma which would be pronounced in English as Bluma. It's the same situation of how Japanese pronounce Rule as Ruru. They pronounce the letter L with a R sound.


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Posted 4/15/14 , edited 4/15/14
Just, imagine. Imagine a world where you couldn't access anime in Japanese anywhere unless you go to Japan itself. Image a world where when you watch an anime for the first time, it's in English. But, you don't notice the mispronouncing. Since, you never heard the original. Dubbing companies aren't going to make the anime the EXACT same. All they're trying to do is localize anime for English countries.

But hey, at least they didn't pull a 4Kids and make Eren's and Mikasa's names Billy and Mary, make it that the titans are actually wearing clothes and the plot of the anime is to find a home for the lost aliens from outerspace.
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Posted 4/15/14

anjelicapaul wrote:

Just, imagine. Imagine a world where you couldn't access Japanese dubbed anime anywhere unless you go to Japan itself. Image a world where when you watch an anime for the first time, it's in English. But, you don't notice the mispronouncing. Since, you never heard the original. Dubbing companies aren't going to make the anime the EXACT same. All they're trying to do is localize anime for English countries.

But hey, at least they didn't pull a 4Kids and make Eren's and Mikasa's names Billy and Mary, make it that the titans are actually wearing clothes and the plot of the anime is to find a home for the lost aliens from outerspace.


Just to let you know, if it's originally done in Japanese it isn't a dub. A dub is the voicing over of a work in another language for a different audience. In this case, English.
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Oh, whoops. But, it still kinda makes sense, right? I didn't want to say sub, since it's just an abbreviation of subtitles. I couldn't find another word in my head to use.
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Posted 4/15/14

Balzack wrote:

You should only ever use their service if you have a Roku.


Strangely enough, I have more problems using Funi on the Roku than I do on my computers. My biggest grip with Funimation currently is that they still don't have a good way to track where you are in a series. And, when a series has 26 or more episodes, it can make it hard to watch.
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Seriously who cares? Just watch the show in its originality then, that's it
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Posted 4/15/14
Funimations awesome.......
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It really sounds like you just don't enjoy Dubs. Funimation has had a huge part in bringing anime to the states, so they're the tops in my book.
Posted 4/15/14
I hate Funimation and don't know why... The reason I hate them are...


I just don't like their prices on release. From what I saw on their channel with Fios, I definitely heard plenty of the same voices. I guess it doesn't bother me because I don't watch shows in English often, Anyways, the exposure they bring is a good thing.
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I live in Australia. We get nothing here. Nothing.
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Hate? No, not really. Watching all the streaming on Crunchyroll takes a lot of time. For the shows on Funimation that I want to see I usually just buy the blu-ray and listen to it in Japanese with English subtitles. There is also a question of how many streaming sites you really want to subscribe to.

Just remember, if you want the anime industry to survive in places other than Japan you have to support it.
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Posted 4/15/14

PsychoGamer8229 wrote:

Balzack wrote:You should only ever use their service if you have a Roku.
I do have a Roku and I actually had the service. It would constantly lag. I had it for a while until I cancelled it. Not only that, but I accidentally broke the Roku remote so I am unable to use the Roku. Oh well, the Roku was going to become a brick anyway after the two-year limit had passed which is going to be in a couple of months.
If you have a tablet or a smartphone, you can download the free official Roku app, which can be used as an alternate to a remote. Plus you get to use the touchscreen keyboard on your device instead of arrowing around when you have to enter text.
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As someone from Australia, I can say I hate Funimation. Being an American company, most animes they buy rights to get blocked in Aus. Seen as buying a real copy of the anime from America adds over 20+ dollars postage, not to mention the hassle with region locking. Watching a Funimation licensed anime becomes near impossible.
So for the few things they have all the rights, to I end up having to watch through less than legal means. But even then I would say hates to strong a word, atleast they're making anime more available to some people, any sort of distribution (even if its not in my favor) is a good thing.

More money in the industry= more animes for us!

(on a side note, I am also not a fan of dubs. But thats only because my first exposure to anime/all asian films was with subtitles, so its just what I'm used to,)
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I actually do enjoy funimation dubs. I grew up with them. I actually like watching it dub because I can understand it better and relax. I know that there are subs but after a long day, last day I wanna do is read sometimes. I also don't mind if they pronounce something wrong, cause I can't speak Japanese so like if I know they pronounce something right.
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