History AlternativeForeignThemeSong / AnimeAndManga

17th Feb '17 8:51:03 AM YetAnotherAutist
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzMHxQQlHWI The Middle East]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crr_IoFNsjA Taiwan]] have their own theme songs, too and the Netherlands have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X067ieR0jo an song that's played in certain broadcasts]] (the dub allegedly being destroyed after the first four episodes, [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer despite those and more being available on]] [[http://www.youtube.com/user/HeidiKanaal/videos the Dutch Heidi YouTube channel]]).

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzMHxQQlHWI The Middle East]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crr_IoFNsjA Taiwan]] have their own theme songs, too and the Netherlands have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X067ieR0jo com/watch?v=7HRN1NWm9KA an song that's played in certain broadcasts]] (the dub allegedly being destroyed after the first four episodes, [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer despite those and more being available on]] [[http://www.youtube.com/user/HeidiKanaal/videos the Dutch Heidi YouTube channel]]).
16th Feb '17 12:51:53 PM YetAnotherAutist
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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' in Italy has a single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3qL_zxNAfg opening]] for all the series druing the '80s. The song is also a mystery because title, writer and singer are still unknown today. In the '99 was replaced by another song titled "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW1fdas2e1c Mi hai rapito il cuore Lamù]].

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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' in Italy has a single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3qL_zxNAfg opening]] for all the series druing the '80s. The song is also a mystery because the title, writer writer(s) and singer are still unknown today. In the '99 was replaced by another song titled titled: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW1fdas2e1c Mi hai rapito il cuore Lamù]].




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* [[Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps Heidi, Girl of the Alps]] has an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu7MjOd0o0Y German theme song]] that's become a geniune hit in that country (#3!) and was even more popular [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI3qPvtYnv0 in Italy]] (#4, helped by the moreso [[{{Woolseyism}} woolseyised]] lyrics) and also well-known in South Africa, despite [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNIAzG_n9L8 not actually being translated to Afrikaans]] (which the rest of the dub was in).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzMHxQQlHWI The Middle East]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crr_IoFNsjA Taiwan]] have their own theme songs, too and the Netherlands have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X067ieR0jo an song that's played in certain broadcasts]] (the dub allegedly being destroyed after the first four episodes, [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer despite those and more being available on]] [[http://www.youtube.com/user/HeidiKanaal/videos the Dutch Heidi YouTube channel]]).
26th Jan '17 6:20:31 AM Willbyr
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* The 1979 ''Anime/{{Cyborg009}}'' anime got a Finnish dub in the 90's, which included [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ICStM27Ddw an entirely new opening]]. This is particularly interesting because Finnish dubbing companies usually never do that - in fact, at the time it was pretty common for dubbed anime to air with the original Japanese opening and ending themes.

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* The 1979 ''Anime/{{Cyborg009}}'' ''Manga/{{Cyborg009}}'' anime got a Finnish dub in the 90's, which included [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ICStM27Ddw an entirely new opening]]. This is particularly interesting because Finnish dubbing companies usually never do that - in fact, at the time it was pretty common for dubbed anime to air with the original Japanese opening and ending themes.


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24th Jan '17 5:23:03 AM rafi
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* The American version of ''Anime/SonicX'' used "Gotta Go Fast" as opposed to "Sonic Drive".
** There is also an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=7yj7kO9Y1ms Italian opening]] and one for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aexmqty2Y3E UK version]].

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* * ''Anime/SonicX'':
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The American version of ''Anime/SonicX'' used a theme boasting about Sonic that is completely different from the Japanese theme called "Gotta Go Fast" as opposed to "Sonic Drive".
** There is also an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=7yj7kO9Y1ms Italian opening]] and one for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aexmqty2Y3E UK version]].version]] (this is, however, mostly an electronic-ish instrumental song that has a man and a woman singing "Sonic X!" repeatedly).
24th Jan '17 5:19:39 AM rafi
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* ''Anime/SonicX'':
** The American English version features a theme boasting about Sonic that is completely different from the Japanese theme.
** The UK English intro also had its own intro that was different from both the American and Japanese versions. It however is mostly an electronic-ish instrumental song that has a man and a woman singing "Sonic X!" repeatedly.
18th Jan '17 3:02:06 PM rafi
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has an Arabic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqDAa5RhJFE opening]].
** Italian [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzkfbkKY7Qk opening]].

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has an Arabic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqDAa5RhJFE opening]].
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opening]] and two Italian [[http://www.opening ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzkfbkKY7Qk opening]].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.
* The English dub of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' distributed by Creator/VizMedia opens with Doraemon telling us about the show's plot. Justified, as this was due to a rule by TVAsahi made about exporting anything from the original Japanese version of any show aired on there [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-13/man-arrested-for-uploading-precure-via-perfect-dark after a 38-year-old man uploaded the entire Pretty Cure series]] to Perfect Dark.

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** 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]], com/watch?v=xbmllRplfy0]]), for the 3th and the 4th, tough, they kept the original theme rhythm.
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'':
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The English dub of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' dub distributed by Creator/VizMedia opens with Doraemon telling us about the show's plot. Justified, as this was due to a rule by TVAsahi made about exporting anything from the original Japanese version of any show aired on there [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-13/man-arrested-for-uploading-precure-via-perfect-dark after a 38-year-old man uploaded the entire Pretty Cure series]] to Perfect Dark.Dark.
** Both the '73s and '80s anime have a different opening in Italy (the 2000's remake instead use the same opening used for the '80s anime).
18th Jan '17 2:54:08 PM rafi
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* ''Anime/{{Daitarn3}}'' was very popular in Italy in the 80s and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do753B6gdj4 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=Do753B6gdj4 com/watch?v=pSdBUs0ORxY the italian opening]] a real EarWorm.
31st Dec '16 8:29:46 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/SonicX'' features a single intro boasting about Sonic. The Japanese version contained two completely different themes.

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* ''Anime/SonicX'' ''Anime/SonicX'':
** The American English version
features a single intro theme boasting about Sonic. The Japanese version contained two Sonic that is completely different themes.from the Japanese theme.
** The UK English intro also had its own intro that was different from both the American and Japanese versions. It however is mostly an electronic-ish instrumental song that has a man and a woman singing "Sonic X!" repeatedly.
31st Dec '16 8:20:52 PM Pichu-kun
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* Long-running Japanese children's variety show ''[[HelloKitty Hello Kitty's Paradise]]'' had two! When it ran on [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]]'s preschool block alongside ''[[WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie Storytime]] [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine With Thomas]], it used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIWVKbOOvvY this theme song]], while the DVD releases use [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTU2VpTJ0So this theme]]. Compare them to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrqH2v4kW1o Japanese theme]].
* In Italy, all of the ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'' series, there known as "Lo speccho magico" or "Stilly", had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56M-YUJ0x3o different]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS_iaESur8A theme]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owPQHLtQvQw songs]].

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* Long-running Japanese children's variety show ''[[HelloKitty ''[[Franchise/HelloKitty Hello Kitty's Paradise]]'' had two! When it ran on [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]]'s preschool block alongside ''[[WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie Storytime]] [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine With Thomas]], it used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIWVKbOOvvY this theme song]], while the DVD releases use [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTU2VpTJ0So this theme]]. Compare them to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrqH2v4kW1o Japanese theme]].
* ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'':
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In Italy, all of Italy the ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'' series, there known as "Lo speccho magico" or "Stilly", had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56M-YUJ0x3o different]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS_iaESur8A theme]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owPQHLtQvQw songs]].



* The first opening theme for the English dub of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWx5EJWonmc this]], but afterwards, all the theme songs were the original Japanese ones.
** While most dub song switches are met with hatred, this one seems to be a bit of genius as the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBHNygZVsUk original]] probably wasn't catchy enough to market the show to a new audience. This bit of genius is seen again when instead of airing the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq0ohfjNpHo third opening,]] they just reused the second one while switching out some animation frames.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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The first opening theme for the English dub of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWx5EJWonmc this]], but afterwards, all the theme songs were the original Japanese ones.
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ones. While most dub song switches are met with hatred, this one seems to be a bit of genius as the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBHNygZVsUk original]] probably wasn't catchy enough to market the show to a new audience. This bit of genius is seen again when instead of airing the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq0ohfjNpHo third opening,]] they just reused the second one while switching out some animation frames.



* When 4Kids dubbed ''Manga/OnePiece'' they replaced the "We Are" opening with a rap about the plot, characters, and basically being a pirate. [[BrokenBase The fanbase remains divided on whether or not it was any good]].
** Though originally they were going to avert this trope by using [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/We_Are#English_Version_-_preview a translated English version of "We Are." ]]

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** Some countries had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OKL4Iyyzt4 a theme]] with lyrics. It's also more action packed than the original Japanese song. It however features 4kids-like lyrics such as "Sasuke, is really cool. Sakura, the beautiful" and [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle incorrect pronounciations]] that make it a joke amongst fans.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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When 4Kids dubbed ''Manga/OnePiece'' the series, they replaced the "We Are" opening with a rap about the plot, characters, and basically being a pirate. [[BrokenBase The fanbase remains divided on whether or not it was any good]]. \n** Though originally they were going to avert this trope by using [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/We_Are#English_Version_-_preview a translated English version of "We Are." ]]



* For the U.S. version of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', 4Kids used a pop song called "Team Up" which was about working together and falling in love.

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* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'':
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For the U.S. version of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', 4Kids used a pop song called "Team Up" which was about working together and falling in love.



* 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.

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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.arc, before becoming the only theme used.


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* ''Anime/SonicX'' features a single intro boasting about Sonic. The Japanese version contained two completely different themes.
28th Dec '16 11:19:00 PM annette12
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* In Italy, pretty much ''every'' anime gets at least one if not more (especially the ones airing on any Mediaset channel) and are usually very [[EarWorm good]] . In particular, Italian singer Cristina D'Avena is famous in Italy for performing alternative theme songs for ''hundreds'' of different animes in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Seriously, if you hear an italian opening from those years sung by a woman, it's most likely Cristina D'avena. Her "spear counterpart" was Giorgio Vanni (famous especially for the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/DragonBall'' theme songs).

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* In Italy, pretty much ''every'' anime gets at least one if not more (especially the ones airing on any Mediaset channel) and they are usually very [[EarWorm good]] .catchy]]. In particular, Italian singer Cristina D'Avena is famous in Italy for performing alternative theme songs for ''hundreds'' of different animes in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Seriously, if you hear an italian opening from those years sung by a woman, it's most likely Cristina D'avena. Her "spear counterpart" was Giorgio Vanni (famous especially for the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/DragonBall'' theme songs).
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