Anime Vice News

Queen's Blade Licensed by Media Blasters!

Holy acid lactating mammary glands, Batman!

  
 
Queen's Blade, or How I learned to squeeze acid from my boobs, holds a special spot in my heart. Well, now it can have a spot on my shelf.
 
Media Blasters just announced that they had procured the distribution and translation rights to both this and Ikkitousen: Great Guardians. While Ikkitousen should come as no surprise (they had the prior series,) I'm glad they picked up the translation rights... because a terribly corny English dub is probably going to be the only thing that gets me to watch the series again. It wasn't awful, in fact, parts were so bad they were funny, but seriously now.
 
Now I know what you're thinking, "But John, I clicked that trailer. It doesn't look too over the top or anything..." 



GodLen staff on Nov. 5, 2009 at 12:43 p.m.
YAHOOOOOO!
JJOR64on Nov. 5, 2009 at 12:44 p.m.
That's epic I guess.  I haven't watched either of those two series yet but, good news for the fans!
ethan staff on Nov. 5, 2009 at 12:59 p.m.
This show appeals to me.  But I am unsophisticated and uncouth.
king_mon Nov. 5, 2009 at 1:20 p.m.
god bless the creator of queen's blade
Agent_Loston Nov. 5, 2009 at 1:34 p.m.
Wait, what really. This just blow my mind.
FoxxFireArt moderator on Nov. 5, 2009 at 1:42 p.m.
Wow, and people called Strike Witches a fetish show. I really haven't watched episode one of this.
N15PCAon Nov. 5, 2009 at 1:49 p.m.
You knew someone was going to buy the rights to Queen's Blade.  I just though it would have been Funimation and not Media Blasters.
giaon Nov. 5, 2009 at 2:44 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt: I think some people find Strike Witches more worrisome because of the utter loliness, fwiw. But yes, they are both decidedly...pandering. ;)
FoxxFireArt moderator on Nov. 5, 2009 at 3:07 p.m.
@gia: 
I think it's only worrisome if you actually find loli stuff arousing.
 
I haven't had a chance to watch any of this series, but it seems more violent fetish. It was part of the reason why I couldn't finish the first season of Ikki Tousen. That series seems to have a bit too much implied rape for my liking.
AgentJon Nov. 5, 2009 at 3:09 p.m.
Of course. It's been far too long since anime caused a controversy. If any recent import from Japan is going to get conservative panties in a bunch, this will be it
BloodRavyneon Nov. 5, 2009 at 6:43 p.m.
after seeing the NSFW pics i think i need to watch this show hehe
Nikoon Nov. 5, 2009 at 8:32 p.m.
I love how Media Blaster's CEO John Sirabella just randomly blurted out the license announcement on the Anime on DVD forums. In a FUNimation thread, no less.
Black_Roseon Nov. 5, 2009 at 11:32 p.m.
Bad show is terribad.
Konandaon Nov. 6, 2009 at 12:29 p.m.

I would watch this if Media Blasters does what ADV Films did with Ghost Stories but than again Queen's Blade actually probably sold somewhat over in Japan so they wouldn't be as willing to have any changes (even awesomely hilarious ones)  in the dub.  

John_Martoneon Nov. 6, 2009 at 1:05 p.m.
@Konanda said:
"

I would watch this if Media Blasters does what ADV Films did with Ghost Stories but than again Queen's Blade actually probably sold somewhat over in Japan so they wouldn't be as willing to have any changes (even awesomely hilarious ones)  in the dub.  

"
What did they do with Ghost Stories?
@Niko: That's hilarious! Really?
giaon Nov. 6, 2009 at 3:29 p.m.
@Niko: That's just the way Jon *rolls*, man. 'Cause he's a rebel, man!
 
Someday I want him to switch it up and surprise everyone by posting an announcement here. And I STILL probably wouldn't notice it first ;)
Konandaon Nov. 6, 2009 at 6:17 p.m.
@John_Martone said:
" @Konanda said:
"

I would watch this if Media Blasters does what ADV Films did with Ghost Stories but than again Queen's Blade actually probably sold somewhat over in Japan so they wouldn't be as willing to have any changes (even awesomely hilarious ones)  in the dub.  

"
What did they do with Ghost Stories?
@Niko: That's hilarious! Really? "

So as I alluded to Ghost Stories didn't sell well in Japan at all this caused the licensor Aniplex to allow ADV to do pretty much anything to sell it with the exception of basic plot points and ghosts for the most part. So one of the ADV writers rewrote most of the script and the voice actors themselves ad-libbed many parts of it. What happened is a more comedic and fairly blue script that made numerous references to real world pop culture and breaking the 4th wall on many occasions. It's really funny I'd recommend checking it out. Although if you're the type that might get offended easily than you might not like it.
 
So for example some of the stuff they changed is they changed one character Momoko from a somewhat devout christian that had psychic powers to a super evangelical Pentecostal Christian who always mentions God, Jesus or some random passage from the bible after almost every sentance and seems slightly crazy. (At Fan Expo 2009 [kind of like Comic-Con but 1/3rd the size and it's in Toronto] Monical Rial [Momoko's voice actor] at a QA session talked about how during some recording sessions she had this bible she bought that she would just read through to find random passages that would go with the dialog in some funny way) They also made another character (Reo/Leo) a stereotypical Jewish boy with an infereriorty complex. Oh they made this other girl have some kind of mix of borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia. Another character is made into a more perverted kid that's kind of an asshole. Oh the main characters mom is depicted as a lesbian.
 
Some clips of youtube.     
  
  
  
   
 
    
     
 
And the most offensive and funniest clip.
  
  
Konandaon Nov. 6, 2009 at 6:21 p.m.

*off youtube (edit wasn't working)
Nikoon Nov. 6, 2009 at 6:22 p.m.
@John_Martone: Yep. Right here: 
http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showthread.php?p=1674617#post1674617
John_Martoneon Nov. 8, 2009 at 12:21 p.m.
@Konanda: Oh wow, gimmie. I want that series so bad now. Granted, that is an extreme, but I think the dub staff needs to be given more liberty in general. I mean, that looks horribly wrong (in a good way,) but even the more serious series suffer from parts that just don't translate as well. Comedies have to translate well if they are supposed to be funny.
 
*goes and looks for this dvd*

Dig Deeper into Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin

Also known as Queen's Blade: Wandering Warrior, Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin is the first season of the Queen's Blade anime, following Leina on her journey.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (7 Posts)
Add/View Images (345 Images)
Watch Some Videos (1 Video)
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

AKAME GA KILL! #1 -- Special Review

Don't judge a book by its cover!

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Pays Homage to Stephen King?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #13 -- Watch & Learn. Christine?

GLASSLIP #1 -- Special Review

Is it "glass slip" or "glass lip"? The answer is: yes.

PERSONA 4: THE GOLDEN ANIMATION #1 -- Special Review

This finally makes sense to me?

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 & 2 -- Special Review

Now that the second episode's out, how does this franchise fair after 25 years?

Is DRAGON BALL Dated?

DRAGON BALL #11 -- Retro Review. Rusty pinballs?!

SAMURAI JAM-BAKUMATSU ROCK #1 -- Special Review

The secret history of bishonen?

Community Spotlight 7/18/2014

It's a small but still powerful list of submissions for the second showcase of July.

AKAME GA KILL! #1 -- Special Review

Don't judge a book by its cover!

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 & 2 -- Special Review

Now that the second episode's out, how does this franchise fair after 25 years?

Community Spotlight 7/18/2014

It's a small but still powerful list of submissions for the second showcase of July.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Pays Homage to Stephen King?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #13 -- Watch & Learn. Christine?

GLASSLIP #1 -- Special Review

Is it "glass slip" or "glass lip"? The answer is: yes.

Summer 2014 Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

Is DRAGON BALL Dated?

DRAGON BALL #11 -- Retro Review. Rusty pinballs?!

PERSONA 4: THE GOLDEN ANIMATION #1 -- Special Review

This finally makes sense to me?

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel