History AlternativeForeignThemeSong / AnimeAndManga

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]]
20th Mar '17 2:14:22 AM annette12
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** The Italian dub has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdvXJmlvbQM this theme song]], perfomed (unsurprisingly) by Cristina D'Avena.
20th Mar '17 1:54:38 AM 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 they are usually very [[EarWorm 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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* 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 catchy]]. In particular,
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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 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). While the lyrics of their openings are mostly Italian, you can expect a lot of random GratuitousEnglish everywhere.



** Tough 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.

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** Tough 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.
18th Mar '17 3:56:10 AM rafi
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18th Mar '17 3:54:52 AM rafi
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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=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]]).



* [[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=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]]).
8th Mar '17 8:38:46 PM supernintendo128
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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]] 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]].
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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