Post Reply Are they dubbing animes now?
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Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15
is this a newly started trend or something?

For example, Durarara x2 and Tokyo Ghoul both have Dubbed episodes airing while the season is still ongoing. Anyone know the reason why?
Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15
to appeal to the international market...?

There are lot of people who refused to read subtitles... that's why movies like Memoirs of a Geisha and 47 Ronin were made in English... even though it doesn't make sense that the setting is historical Japanese... yet the characters are speaking English.
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Posted 3/22/15
Well, I'm glad that they did man. I don't mind subtitles, BUT I ALSO don't like having to wait approx 6-11 months for a dubbed version of an anime come out. I use to always wonder why can't they just dub/sub them at the same time or close to it. But it seems that they can YAY
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Posted 3/22/15
I don't care for dub, never will.
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Posted 3/22/15
I don't like dubbed.
never have but sometimes when I have a friend come over and I just want to show them a anime.
I will go on Funimation and switched dubbed on.
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Posted 3/22/15
I just hope that they put some really good dubs in here. Fate/zero, One Piece, Bleach, Naruto, death note, fairy tails, even dbz... There's a lot more.
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Posted 3/22/15
I'm not really perticular to one or the other, so long as the characters don't sound bad I'd watch either subbed or dubbed. As for the rise in it, who knows, perhaps there is an increase in the demand for dubbed anime.
Posted 3/22/15
all i heard was that funimation was doing these things called simuldubs. which are on going shows right now getting dubs
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Posted 3/22/15
Some shows have to wait years for a dub, look at Toradora, but I guess it just depends on how quickly the company can get the license and voice cast together. The two you are using for example are both the second seasons so they don't need to hunt down an entirely new cast of people to voice characters. It doesn't take awhile to get the actors back.
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Posted 3/22/15
wait.... crunchy isn't dubbing tho it is somebody else right? crunchy is just getting the rights, correct? I didn't know about durara dub.
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Posted 3/22/15
I know funimation did that with Space Dandy.
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Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15

TheCrusader39 wrote:

is this a newly started trend or something?

For example, Durarara x2 and Tokyo Ghoul both have Dubbed episodes airing while the season is still ongoing. Anyone know the reason why?

Funimation is working on simulcast dubbing, which they're calling broadcast dubs. They started last season with Psycho-Pass 2 and Donten ni Warau (and before that with Space Dandy airing dubbed on Toonami concurrently with its episodes on Japanese TV). For now these won't be the final dubs for when the series are released on DVD/BD, but it makes simulcasts more accessible to people who don't like subtitles. They'll be redubbed for the later physical releases.

More steady work for voice actors is good news I think.
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Posted 3/22/15
I think a lot of the distributors who have the rights to sell disks in the USA are starting to do this. They get higher viewer counts on places like Hulu and Netflix. Also, the sales of dubbed titles are higher than those with just subtitles. If they are planning on doing a dub of the show anyways, why not get to work on it as soon as possible. That way they can release the disks not long after the series is finished.
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Posted 3/23/15
It's a sign of anime being more accepted. Also more shows being released in the usa and then to the rest of the world, also means the wait time between dubbing & the releases is less then before.

It's something I hope will not only keep going but will change anime from being an indie market to mainstream entertainment for the future.
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Posted 3/23/15
Space Dandy is an exception to the rule since Cartoon Network was a MAJOR financing partner so dubbing was included from the 'get-go'.
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