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Posted 1/13/16

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Yeh they are great, I have their enitre disogcraphy so lucky I don't need the videos but sucks that I cant access them.


That's the same issue that plagued J-dramas. A lot of people are pissed that despite Korean (and Taiwanese) dramas popularity in the US, J-dramas are not "cashing in/riding on" on the popularity. I mean I was told there are a lot of good J-dramas out there but only quite a few (we only get some good one from Fuji TV, but we can't get other from other Japanese channels). God even in Latin America where K-dramas and Taiwanese dramas are popular, I never even heard of J-dramas getting dubbed in Spanish and shown on Latin/South American TV channel at all.

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Well, yeah. There's not enough J-drama subbers either. And the ones who are still around can end up really half assing their translations. I WISH I could find First Class 2 subbed, I tried watching the raws, but my Japanese ability is obviously crap, near nonexistent, limited to kind of certain sentences and words. Sadly I really enjoyed the first season, even if the subbers translation for the first season were not the best effort.
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Well, yeah. There's not enough J-drama subbers either. And the ones who are still around can end up really half assing their translations. I WISH I could find First Class 2 subbed, I tried watching the raws, but my Japanese ability is obviously crap, near nonexistent, limited to kind of certain sentences and words. Sadly I really enjoyed the first season, even if the subbers translation for the first season were not the best effort.


Yeah, I know where you're coming from on this. I mean when it's Korean and Taiwanese (and from time to time, Mainland Chinese) dramas. They get the translation done quickly with good accuracy. But J-dramas often get translated last and half-assed like you stated. It seem like Korean and Taiwanese dramas get prioritized over Japanese one.

The worse part is that according to MLA report, Japanese language classes in US colleges has dropped significantly, according to the report, Japanese language classes dropped by 7.8% while Korean jumped up by 45%.



So this is not good for J-dramas because there's not going to be enough translators/subbers to do the translating and the subbing for J-dramas while K-dramas will benefit from it.

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animegirl2222 wrote:

Well, yeah. There's not enough J-drama subbers either. And the ones who are still around can end up really half assing their translations. I WISH I could find First Class 2 subbed, I tried watching the raws, but my Japanese ability is obviously crap, near nonexistent, limited to kind of certain sentences and words. Sadly I really enjoyed the first season, even if the subbers translation for the first season were not the best effort.


Yeah, I know where you're coming from on this. I mean when it's Korean and Taiwanese (and from time to time, Mainland Chinese) dramas. They get the translation done quickly with good accuracy. But J-dramas often get translated last and half-assed like you stated. It seem like Korean and Taiwanese dramas get prioritized over Japanese one.

The worse part is that according to MLA report, Japanese language classes in US colleges has dropped significantly, according to the report, Japanese language classes dropped by 7.8% while Korean jumped up by 45%.



So this is not good for J-dramas because there's not going to be enough translators/subbers to do the translating and the subbing for J-dramas while K-dramas will benefit from it.



Due to the kpop boom as well, a lot more people are interested in studying Korean. Japanese pop music, most Japanese genre music.... will probably never reach the international recognition that kpop and korean music subgenres have, due to there both being less fans and inaccessibility in general that makes it much more of a chore to be a fan of.
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animegirl2222 wrote:

Due to the kpop boom as well, a lot more people are interested in studying Korean. Japanese pop music, most Japanese genre music.... will probably never reach the international recognition that kpop and korean music subgenres have, due to there both being less fans and inaccessibility in general that makes it much more of a chore to be a fan of.


I'm already aware of the K-pop and K-dramas playing a big role for the jump in Korean language enrollment in US, the jumped in Korean language got a lot of mainstream attention from several news source:

LA Times

Voice of America article

NPR article

As I said, now because Japanese language enrollment in US college has fallen for the last few years, it's going to make it harder for J-dramas to get more translators/fansubbers. That jumped in the Korean language enrollment is going to also make it easier for K-dramas to get translation a faster delivery for fans worldwide. It doesn't help that J-dramas companies are not taking advantage of K-drama and Taiwanese dramas popularity in South/Latin America. I never seen any J-dramas getting any Spanish dub and broadcast when Korean and Taiwanese dramas are getting this treatment.

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