EganTheVile1 (Level 20)

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It is certainly interesting that many fans of anime are vastly anti-dubbing, it is sometimes viewed by american anime fans in particular as a departure from the subtitled version and much is lost in translation, or a localization approach is taken, Language is often toned down (watch an english dubbed episode of Cowboy Bebop  on DVD with the subs turned on), gore removed or at least minimized (compare GoLion and Voltron),  nudity is replaced with some sort of body suit if the scene is not removed completely (compare Serena's transformation into Sailor Moon based on the Japanese and US versions)

Of course these are examples of what happens to Japanese anime when it is adapted for our often more conservative western market. But have you ever wondered what happens to cartoons of the US when they are marketed overseas in Japan? You may be more then a bit surprised at the results.

Transformers is of course the greatest example, that franchise has actually surpassed the American version in number of series and episodes.... Not to mention Japanese fans actually have a better selection of TF merchandise then US fans.... so what was the major visible change in the series? In Japan, Decepticons are shown killing humans,





Anime TMNT
Anime TMNT
Now on to TMNT, believe it or not this series was dubbed into Japanese by three separate companies for vastly different reasons, two for TV (TV Tokyo's Mutant Turtles being the more popular dub) while the 2nd less popular dub Ninja Turtles was also released with greatly different translations, and the third dub also titled Mutant Turtles was released to video with a giant WTF to buyers as it was not using the same dub scripts or voice actors as the TV Tokyo series. After the series was cancelled in the US a Japanese exclusive OVA was released which only lasted two episodes using more localization and regional references (Turtles now eating Sushi)


GI Joe-Japanese logo
GI Joe-Japanese logo
How about G.I. Joe? Believe it or not, aside the manga this series went widely unchanged, seems odd since Japan certainly could have amped it up to their maturity level. In the long run it was ultimately the US that made a more mature version of this series with Resolute.





So what have we learned? Dubbing and localization are not applied solely when Japanese material is brought to the west, but as well as when US material is adapted in the East, in either case the original is usually adapted to fit the standards of the region it airs in.

That said, I'd hate to see an Iranian episode of Baywatch (it aired there!)
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I recently purchased on Ebay for 95,00 dollars a lot of two items, the first is a working Soundwave MP3 player that transforms into a 6" action figure (about on par with the size scale of most deluxe class Transformers figures) The second thing included with the lot was a set of headphones originally sold separately was a set of Rumble/Frenzy transforming headphones. I do not have the items yet but here are images of what I purchased that I found online


Soundwave MP3 player
Soundwave MP3 player
 
                                                                                           
   
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Well you can not dispute the presence of this horrific act of sexual battery being in anime, it has shown up in many series, though in most cases it is stopped at the attempted rape point (Claymore and Ikki Tousen for example) So why do I feel so reluctant to add this as a concept? I added Cannibalism, Genocide, Terrorist and Arson, I certainly do not think any of those crimes are acceptable but they are concepts seen in anime.... 
I think my fear is this concept will be undermined by Hentai related imagery, It is a SERIOUS concept, not a jack-off one (the subject is a serious one) So I dont add it, out of fear of the page being turned into a haven for tentacle and other twisted hentai images that really would do a disservice to the concept which should NEVER be glorified or used to entertain a small number of pervs. 
 
Should the concept be added? Absolutely, it has driven the plots in many series, often to show a trauma in a female characters past or drive a protagonist to fight. 
 
The problem? Hentai images should NOT be allowed on this concept page if it does get made, Seriously let's not undermine a serious crime that people who may view the page might have lived through with shit that is just in bad taste/for shock value.  
 
I think maybe this concept should be made... With a no image lock
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OK so an anime category has happened on Jeopardy in the past, they ran down the category quickly so here is the short clip 
Bet everyone reading this knows the answers and probably feel they are a bit too easy! Is a Camaro really an upgrade?
  
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I apparantly falsely accused a user of plagiarism and though that user accepted my request for forgiveness I just want to publicly state I am a total A-Hole and deserve nothing but contempt.... I am truly sorry. 
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