History AlternativeForeignThemeSong / AnimeAndManga

22nd Apr '18 2:08:13 PM mimitchi33
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* Creator/{{Disney}} has done this with some of their Creator/StudioGhibli releases, such as ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' and ''Anime/{{Arrietty}}''. For most of the others, they simply dub the existing theme.[[note]]''Anime/SpiritedAway'' and ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' are some of the only Ghibli films released by Disney that leaves the ending theme completely untouched.[[/note]]

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* Creator/{{Disney}} has done this with some of their Creator/StudioGhibli releases, such as ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' and ''Anime/{{Arrietty}}''. For most of the others, they simply dub the existing theme.[[note]]''Anime/SpiritedAway'' [[note]]''Anime/SpiritedAway'', ''Anime/TheCatReturns'' and ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' are some of the only Ghibli films released by Disney that leaves the ending theme completely untouched.[[/note]]



* Some anime exported to France had a new opening song, even if most weren't better than the original, there were at least a few good ones: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnc7iLUkDFU Cat's Eyes]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvxVaPeQdFA City Hunter (Nicky Larson)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPJlbgNol_I Lupin III (Edgar, le détective cambrioleur)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2artxVakLKY Space Adventure Cobra]]



* Some anime exported to France had a new opening song, even if most weren't better than the original, there were at least a few good ones: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnc7iLUkDFU Cat's Eyes]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvxVaPeQdFA City Hunter (Nicky Larson)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPJlbgNol_I Lupin III (Edgar, le détective cambrioleur)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2artxVakLKY Space Adventure Cobra]]

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* Some anime exported to France had a new opening song, even if most weren't better than the original, there were at least a few good ones: ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}'' uses [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnc7iLUkDFU Cat's Eyes]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvxVaPeQdFA City Hunter (Nicky Larson)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPJlbgNol_I Lupin III (Edgar, le détective cambrioleur)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2artxVakLKY Space Adventure Cobra]]com/watch?v=EUQl-Fzk6IE this theme song]] in Arabic airings.
27th Jan '18 4:57:52 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Tokyopop}} dub of ''Manga/InitialD'' used an original theme song, in an attempt to westernize the anime.

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* The {{Tokyopop}} {{Creator/Tokyopop}} dub of ''Manga/InitialD'' used an original theme song, in an attempt to westernize the anime.
26th Jan '18 1:50:12 PM RacattackForce
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* The English dub of ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' originally used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPzyr4mo1c8 a peppy dance tune]] as its theme song in a trailer, but this was ultimately subverted as they ended up dubbing the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_IXBklwka4&feature=youtu.be%E2%80%8B original opening theme]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-gpCkikNIw ending theme]] instead. The song wound up being used for the video game instead, but later played beginning in episode 10, and alternated with Gera-Gera-Po to be used every other episode, like the two themes used in the Zeroshiki arc, before becoming the only theme used.

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* The English dub of ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' originally used alternates between using a dubbed version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPzyr4mo1c8 Gera-Gera-Po]] and a peppy dance tune]] as its theme song in a trailer, but this was ultimately subverted as they ended up dubbing the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_IXBklwka4&feature=youtu.be%E2%80%8B com/watch?v=UJYhe6edfrs new song]] written by ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' co-creator Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as its opening theme song (the latter of which also became the theme for the English releases of the games). The end credits only use a dubbed version of the original opening theme]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-gpCkikNIw ending theme]] instead. The song wound up being used for the video game instead, but later played beginning in episode 10, and alternated with Gera-Gera-Po to be used every other episode, like the two themes used in the Zeroshiki arc, before becoming the only theme used.theme]], however.
8th Dec '17 12:44:10 AM bhlee0019
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** It even has [[https://youtu.be/UZP-J2_zMfU korean opening as well.]]
2nd Dec '17 5:42:53 PM GiantJumboJellyfish
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*** Their dub of the original ''Dragon Ball'' (also with Blue Water) got a rather childish [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er1kOz5w9iE Canadian opening]] (that viewers have noted as sounding [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong suspiciously similar]] to the theme song of [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]]) based on the French theme that the UK broadcaster found so embarrassing, they made their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqU0urk9Rwc own opening theme]].

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*** Their dub of the original ''Dragon Ball'' (also with Blue Water) got a rather childish [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er1kOz5w9iE Canadian opening]] (that viewers have noted as sounding [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong suspiciously similar]] to the theme song of [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]]) based on the French theme that the UK broadcaster found so embarrassing, they made their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqU0urk9Rwc own opening theme]].theme]] that incorporated part of it.
3rd Sep '17 11:43:01 AM PhantomDusclops92
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has an Arabic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqDAa5RhJFE opening]] and two Italian opening ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzkfbkKY7Qk the first]]).

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has an Arabic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqDAa5RhJFE opening]] and two three Italian opening openings ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzkfbkKY7Qk the first]]).



** The Italian dub used completely new theme songs for the first 2 series too (here's the first [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbmllRplfy0]]), for the 3th and the 4th, tough, they kept the original theme rhythm.

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** The Italian dub used completely new theme songs for the first 2 series and ''Frontier'' too (here's the first [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbmllRplfy0]]), for while ''Tamers'' and ''Xros Wars'' used the 3th and bases from the 4th, tough, they kept the original Japanese theme rhythm.songs with different lyrics.



** The Italian dubs used very Europop-styled original songs for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5v9UCvyac Dragon Ball]]'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozKql_qd8E4 Dragon Ball Z]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV1vMR2wMNk Dragonball GT]]. Averted with ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' who keeps the original Japanese opening. However Giorgio Vanni, the singer of all the other DB songs, also made his own version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPLe-eQQrQ Dragonball Super]] for the old fans of the Italian openings, but it's not official at all and never aired on television.

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** The Italian dubs used very Europop-styled original songs for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5v9UCvyac Dragon Ball]]'', [[http://www.''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozKql_qd8E4 Dragon Ball Z]], [[http://www.Z]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV1vMR2wMNk Dragonball GT]].GT]]''. Averted with ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' who keeps the original Japanese opening. However Giorgio Vanni, the singer of all the other DB songs, also made his own version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPLe-eQQrQ Dragonball Super]] for the old fans of the Italian openings, but it's not official at all and never aired on television.



* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' has several different openings in Italy where it is quite popular. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD7rubVcMAk first]], the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZy8ydPxpeY second]] with an accordion theme, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL8I-c1IujM third]] and most famous (when the series aired on Mediaset), the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OY-Xj0DpyA fourth]] and most recently the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hus_FbVrFE fifth]] (which actually aired before the series premiered in Japan).

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* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' has several different openings in Italy where it is quite popular. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD7rubVcMAk first]], first]] (which is actually a completely unrelated disco song from UK with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar contemptible lyrics]]), the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZy8ydPxpeY second]] with an accordion theme, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL8I-c1IujM third]] and most famous (when the series aired on Mediaset), the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OY-Xj0DpyA fourth]] and most recently the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hus_FbVrFE fifth]] (which actually aired before the series premiered in Japan).
6th Aug '17 6:01:59 AM annette12
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** The Italian dubs used very Europop-styled original songs for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5v9UCvyac Dragon Ball]]'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozKql_qd8E4 Dragon Ball Z]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV1vMR2wMNk Dragonball GT]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET9i-3V7GW8 Dragonball Super]].

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** The Italian dubs used very Europop-styled original songs for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5v9UCvyac Dragon Ball]]'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozKql_qd8E4 Dragon Ball Z]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV1vMR2wMNk Dragonball GT]], and GT]]. Averted with ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' who keeps the original Japanese opening. However Giorgio Vanni, the singer of all the other DB songs, also made his own version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET9i-3V7GW8 com/watch?v=8pPLe-eQQrQ Dragonball Super]].Super]] for the old fans of the Italian openings, but it's not official at all and never aired on television.
6th Aug '17 3:19:11 AM Luigisan98
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** The Italian dubs used very Europop-styled original songs for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5v9UCvyac Dragon Ball]]'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozKql_qd8E4 Dragon Ball Z]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV1vMR2wMNk Dragonball GT]].

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** The Italian dubs used very Europop-styled original songs for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5v9UCvyac Dragon Ball]]'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozKql_qd8E4 Dragon Ball Z]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV1vMR2wMNk Dragonball GT]].GT]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET9i-3V7GW8 Dragonball Super]].
5th Jun '17 1:58:12 AM GiantJumboJellyfish
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** However, in the most recent years, Italy started to avert it, and the opening, if dubbed, is a rough translation of the original, with way less good results.
* Practically any anime that aired on the former French block "Club Dorothée" had this.
** During the Dark Age of Anime in France, most shows got a French opening, many of which ([[SturgeonsLaw but not all]]) are now considered SoBadItsGood. French singer Bernard Minet is now more remembered for this than for any independent song.

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** However, in the most recent later years, Italy started began to avert it, move away from this trope, and the opening, if dubbed, dubbed at all, is a rough translation of the original, with way less good worse results.
* Practically any anime that aired on the former French block "Club Dorothée" had this.
** During the Dark Age of Anime in France, most shows got a French opening, many of which ([[SturgeonsLaw but not all]]) are now considered SoBadItsGood. French singer Bernard Minet is now more remembered for this his alternative openings than for any independent song.



* Some anime exported to France have a new opening song, if most of them are not better than the original, there are few good ones: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkFXPBgwV8o Cat's Eyes]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRXDRhl-DJI City Hunter (Nicky Larson)]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6NcGGIbF80 Lupin III (Edgar, le détective cambrioleur)]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs9xeAuB-Rk Space Adventure Cobra]]

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* Some anime exported to France have had a new opening song, even if most of them are not weren't better than the original, there are were at least a few good ones: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkFXPBgwV8o com/watch?v=rnc7iLUkDFU Cat's Eyes]], [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRXDRhl-DJI com/watch?v=OvxVaPeQdFA City Hunter (Nicky Larson)]], [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6NcGGIbF80 com/watch?v=NPJlbgNol_I Lupin III (Edgar, le détective cambrioleur)]], [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs9xeAuB-Rk com/watch?v=2artxVakLKY Space Adventure Cobra]]



* ''Anime/{{Daitarn3}}'' was very popular in Italy in the 80s and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSdBUs0ORxY the italian opening]] a real EarWorm.

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* ''Anime/{{Daitarn3}}'' was very popular in Italy in the 80s and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSdBUs0ORxY the italian Italian opening]] a real true EarWorm.



*** [=FUNimation's=] dub of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' had a SoBadItsGood rap song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J9yxKbOjbY "Step Into the Grand Tour"]] as it's theme with an instrumental version as it's closing. These were scrapped for the recent DVD releases, which use English versions of the Japanese opening and all four closings.

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*** [=FUNimation's=] dub of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' had a SoBadItsGood rap song called [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J9yxKbOjbY com/watch?v=XR46WbmYFyQ "Step Into the Grand Tour"]] as it's theme with an instrumental version as it's closing. These were scrapped for the recent DVD releases, which use English versions of the Japanese opening and all four closings.



* Happen to classic ''Creator/GoNagai'' super robot in Italy.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dD00eiQFDI italian opening]] of ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' (called ''Ufo Robot Goldrake'') is one of most famous EarWorm in the country.
*** The show was so loved that the get after another [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7PXyRmT2Do theme song]]
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' also a different [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRnmA41SOq4 opening]]

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* Happen to classic ''Creator/GoNagai'' super robot works in Italy.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dD00eiQFDI italian Italian opening]] of ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' (called ''Ufo ''UFO Robot Goldrake'') is one of the most famous EarWorm EarWorms in the country.
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country. The show was so loved that the get after beloved in Italy, it received another [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7PXyRmT2Do theme song]]
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' also had a different [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRnmA41SOq4 opening]]



** Not a super robot, but ''Anime/{{Devilman}}'' old anime get a new [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25iq_p1FjVo opening]] also.

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** Not a super robot, but The original ''Anime/{{Devilman}}'' old anime get got a new [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25iq_p1FjVo opening]] also.



* ''Literature/MayaTheBee'' not only has a different theme song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jjPrmhmWvo American English]], but also has one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-mCm7V7Jxo German]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHrRwZEUVS0 which was dubbed into Australian English as well]] as most other languages and in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BlHA3KLlxU Arabic]], which is the closest of the three to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl2KnljxAQk original Japanese version]] of the theme song.

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* ''Literature/MayaTheBee'' not only has a different theme song [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jjPrmhmWvo com/watch?v=rlwueICyUxk in American English]], but also has one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-mCm7V7Jxo German]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHrRwZEUVS0 which was dubbed into Australian English as well]] as most other languages and in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BlHA3KLlxU Arabic]], which is the closest of the three to the [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl2KnljxAQk com/watch?v=roqqbVhYO3Q original Japanese version]] of the theme song.



* Various anime that aired on German TV station ''Viva'' happened to have different openings. Among the more notable are ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', which uses "Mother Earth" by ''Music/WithinTemptation'' and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDz1lEC-jDc this]] kickass metal song for the ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' tv anime.

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* Various anime that aired on German TV station ''Viva'' happened to have Viva were given different openings. Among the more notable are ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', which uses "Mother Earth" by ''Music/WithinTemptation'' and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDz1lEC-jDc this]] kickass metal song for the ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' tv anime.
18th Apr '17 6:43:48 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/{{Disney}} has done this with some of their StudioGhibli releases, such as ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' and ''Anime/{{Arrietty}}''. For most of the others, they simply dub the existing theme.[[note]]''Anime/SpiritedAway'' and ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' are some of the only Ghibli films released by Disney that leaves the ending theme completely untouched.[[/note]]

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* Creator/{{Disney}} has done this with some of their StudioGhibli Creator/StudioGhibli releases, such as ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' and ''Anime/{{Arrietty}}''. For most of the others, they simply dub the existing theme.[[note]]''Anime/SpiritedAway'' and ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' are some of the only Ghibli films released by Disney that leaves the ending theme completely untouched.[[/note]]
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