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Old 07-26-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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Um, anime?

Anybody watch anime?

Well to the few people who I believe will even open this thread, I thoroughly enjoy it. Lunar Bleach is my current favorite. I also enjoyed Dragonball Z, Tenchi Muyo, Gundam Seed, Pokemon and briefly was into Outlaw Star before it got taken off Toonami years ago. I'm no hardcore anime guru, just an appreciating fan.

And it's a lot better in Japanese with English subtitles. Loads better.
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:34 PM   #2
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The English overdubs are useless. just try watching Ghost In The Shell with the English audio track...
You know that all these heady subjects are being volleyed about, but in English they are not being spoken!

My theory: they figure if you are the kind of person who wants to watch with the English overdubs, you probably don't want alot of the more interesting subject matter anyway. The overdubs are geared towards stupid, lazy viewers.

Plus, Japanese just sounds cooler.
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:50 PM   #3
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Old 07-26-2007, 03:57 PM   #4
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Mononoke Hime is an exception. The English version was done by Neil Gaiman. So for that one, it's worth it to watch the English dub in addition to the Japanese with subtitles. It's also fun to watch the English dub with the literal English translation in subtitles to see what Gaiman changed to match the mouth movements.

Anything else I watch subtitled.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:05 PM   #5
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Having done voiceover work, I can assure you that a large portion of the time the dub is significantly changed from the original translation, it is because you simply can't say all the words fast enough and still sound normal. Japanese especially is guilty of having these incredibly complex, nuanced concepts that are expressed with a three-syllable word, and would take two sentences to explain in English. Ghost in the Shell is especially bad, because they keep having these long scenes discussing philosophy--try reading the subtitled text out loud along with the movie, and see if you can do it without sounding like the MicroMachine Man.

Now, the acting on the other hand, well, that's another issue altogether...
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:03 PM   #6
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I'm only mildly into anime. I happened across Paranoia Agent, thanks to OnDemand, and because of that checked out several of Satoshi Kon's movies, which I love ... Tokyo Godfathers and Millenium Actress. I wasn't as interested by Perfect Blue, though.

I also watch Witchhunter Robin.

Inuyasha is okay, but I don't watch it consistently.

I've tried some of the other anime movies, but most of them have not interested me very much ... Steamboy, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away. Howl's Moving Castle was okay, I guess. Grave of the Fireflies is possibly the worst movie I've ever seen. Aren't those all Studio Ghibli? Plays like bad Disney, you know, like from the late 1970s.
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:59 PM   #7
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I'm not a fanime, but I watch.
Been wanting to watch Witchunter Robin.
There is also a noir film about an actress who gets involved in a murder plot, something "blue"... lost the title, that I've been wanting to watch.
I watch what is On Demand and buy a few titles here and there.
Used to be into it more back when Akira first hit.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:06 PM   #8
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I'm not a fanime, but I watch.
Been wanting to watch Witchunter Robin.
Definitely watch it. Try to get the whole series ... OnDemand only showed the first 5 episodes the last time it ran.

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There is also a noir film about an actress who gets involved in a murder plot, something "blue"... lost the title, that I've been wanting to watch.
That's the Satoshi Kon project, Perfect Blue. I mentioned it above. It wasn't as good as the other two movies and the series I talked about.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:06 PM   #9
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purchased the best of Cowboy Bebop two disc dvd today for $4. woot! I have sessions 1 2 and 3 at home and will eventually accumulate the rest. I may get the movie too, if it falls into my lap like this one did.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:42 PM   #10
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Definitely watch it. Try to get the whole series ... OnDemand only showed the first 5 episodes the last time it ran.



That's the Satoshi Kon project, Perfect Blue. I mentioned it above. It wasn't as good as the other two movies and the series I talked about.
Thanks for the tips!
Did you like Ninja Scroll? I know it is not spectacular, but something about it intrigues me.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:50 PM   #11
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Wolf, have you ever seen Jin-Roh? I think you would like it.
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:51 AM   #12
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I really like Miyazaki's work with Studio Ghibli (Mononoke, Spirited Away, Whisper of the Heart...) and Satoshi Kon's films and series, and I like Cowboy Bebob and Lupin III. I used to be a big anime fan and go to conventions every year, but these days I'm not as interested in most of it. My husband's a much bigger fan than I am -- he especially loves Naruto and Kare Kano.
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:33 AM   #13
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If you're not into Studio Ghibli ...

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Plays like bad Disney, you know, like from the late 1970s.
I recommend Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend (graphic sexual content) and Fist of the Northstar (extreme violence).
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:55 AM   #14
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Ghost in a Shell was definitely an experience, kinda like The Matrix on acid. I really like the stuff that takes place in the past, like Ninja Scrolls.
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:39 PM   #15
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Thanks for the tips!
Did you like Ninja Scroll? I know it is not spectacular, but something about it intrigues me.
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Wolf, have you ever seen Jin-Roh? I think you would like it.
I haven't seen either of these, I'll make sure they're on the netflix queue, though!

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My husband's a much bigger fan than I am -- he especially loves Naruto and Kare Kano.
I've watched a few episodes of Kare Kano. I got quickly tired of the self-absorbed main character's pointless rivalry. Probably plays better to a Japanese audience.
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