Help get Escaflowne a new, accurate, English dub.

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Help get Escaflowne a new, accurate, English dub.

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:23 pm

Funimation has started a Kickstarter to try and give Escaflowne a new dub:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/funimationprod/the-vision-of-escaflowne-a-new-hd-dub-for-the-clas

I'm all for the new dub and I hope this succeeds. Some of the rewards are pretty awesome, but I just don't have the money for this sort of thing.
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Re: Help get Escaflowne a new, accurate, English dub.

Postby mbozzo » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:07 pm

I haven't seen Escaflowne, yet. Is it good? Has it been dubbed, yet? If it has been dubbed, does it need a new dub, or is the first dub good enough? :? :?:
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Re: Help get Escaflowne a new, accurate, English dub.

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:40 am

mbozzo wrote:I haven't seen Escaflowne, yet. Is it good? Has it been dubbed, yet? If it has been dubbed, does it need a new dub, or is the first dub good enough? :? :?:


It's one of my top favorite anime series of all time.

It has been dubbed before, but the dub was subpar. There is one character that is supposed to be insanely sadistic, but the English voice actor couldn't pull off the charisma in his voice. Also, the sound mixing took a downgrade for the dub, so the music is lower than it should be. Oh, and the scripts were written for the show to be aired on Fox Kids, so it isn't the most accurate.

As for needing a new dub, it does because Funimation has been given different HD masters that have some extra footage in the episodes, so the dub can not be used over the video as there are time gaps that haven't been dubbed before.
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Re: Help get Escaflowne a new, accurate, English dub.

Postby O.Supreme » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:04 pm

How that show ended up on Fox Kids I'll never know. Albeit heavily edited of course. My friend got all the original Bandai DVD's . I had the film on DVD for a while. It has been so long. I don't remember the dub being that bad that it needed a new one. But as you say, it may be a matter of accurate translation rather than poor VA quality of the dub. That is interesting that Funimation has shown interest. And I thought the industry had pretty much stopped dubbing anime because 1) -most fans don't like dubs no matter how good they are (which I don't subscribe to btw...) & 2)-Too expensive to produce. -i.e.just subbing is way cheaper.
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Re: Help get Escaflowne a new, accurate, English dub.

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:57 pm

I'd say it is about even. As much as I love the Japanese versions, I do prefer to watch it dubbed if the dub is well made. Like I would rather watch Ghost in the Shell, Dragon Ball Kai and the two recent movies, Psycho Pass, Hellsing Ultimate, Tiger & Bunny, Full Metal Alchemist, One Piece, etc, in English. Oh, and Viz's new Sailor Moon dub is great. It doesn't mean I think they are all superior in English, but I prefer it. On the other hand, I can't stand the dubs to most Gundam shows and Yu-Gi-Oh!.

Funimation will never stop dubbing shows. Hell, they just announced they are dubbing the first anime Garo season.
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