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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:



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

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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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