History AlternativeForeignThemeTune / AnimeAndManga

14th Mar '13 11:54:55 AM love1993
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* 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]].
** The German version of ''Manga/OnePiece'' also has a theme song different from the Japanese version. It can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iSPOq9PCqk here]].
** ''Manga/OnePiece'' has an Arabic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCTTzec3Z7Y opening]].
* For the US version of ''TokyoMewMew'', FourKidsEntertainment used a pop song called "Team Up" which was about working together and falling in love.
* ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' while the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgt94SzxYGI Japanese opening]] was surprisingly slow, the American version ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSq_mHcmvyc&feature=related see it here in HD]]) is known for being almost as catchy and fast-paced as the Digimon one.
* The American version of ''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]].
** The Brazilian version used the UK version. A translated "Gotta Go Fast" was used for the credits instead.
* {{Disney}} has done this with some of their StudioGhibli releases, such as ''{{Ponyo}}'' and ''Arietty''. For most of the others, they simply dub the existing theme.[[hottip:*: Anime/SpiritedAway and Anime/HowlsMovingCastle are some of the only Ghibli films released by Disney that leaves the ending theme completely untouched.]]
** For the case of Ponyo and Arietty, a dubbed version of the original song used in the credits is played for a few minutes, (For Arietty, there was an English version of Arietty's Song along with a French and Japanese version when the movie came out in Japan) then the new theme song plays for the rest of the credits.
* Every season of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' receives a different theme song in their English dubs, all of them different from the Japanese versions.
** The Italian dub (which is based on the English version) had its own theme songs for the first 10 seasons, which makes it an Alternative Alternative Foreign Theme Song?
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A86EDmHevM Season 1]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxrvORHIE3E Season 3]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntaJiXfKln0 Season 4]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkSKCEXRbdE Season 5]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdV78OkZmRU Pokemon Chronicles]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeluqz5DYGs Advanced Battle/Battle Frontier]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=T77HkXXWvdw Diamond & Pearl]]
** In an odd subversion, the ending song to the tenth movie in Japan was done by Sarah Brightman, titled "Be With You". It was a perfectly good English song. But when brought over to the US, the rights to the song couldn't be secured. It was replaced by "I'll Always Remember You" by Kirsten Price.
* The Japanese version of ''KirbyOfTheStars'' is a cute little marching theme. The American version is an over-the-top jazz song.
* All of the anime that [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] dubs usually have a different theme song than the Japanese version. They also usually play an instrumental version of the intro song instead of the ending theme
* Every ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' English dub has used entirely new theme songs. The dubs of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' through ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' used an action-packed rap song with minor alterations, while ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' received an epic chant and ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' received a rock song. With the exception of the ''Savers'' one, all the dub themes feel very thematically different from the Japanese counterparts, which generally all fell into the category of upbeat rock songs. This generally extended to the licensed video games as well, which tended to use versions of the Japanese anime themes which were accordingly changed in translation.
* Inverted with EdenOfTheEast -- the Japanese broadcast used "Falling Down" by BritPop band {{Oasis}} as the theme, but {{Funimation}} replaced it with a Japanese song in North America due to rights issues (namely, that there was no way they'd be able to afford having the song appear more than once; frankly they were lucky to get to use it once).
* The Japanese theme song of ''MonColleKnights'' is much different than the English. Compare the majestic Japanese [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSTlyORcF1w theme]] to the orchestral, action-sounding English [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-tmf9OkjYg&feature=related theme song]].
* The ''SamuraiPizzaCats'' Japanese [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFv2z4qR9eY theme song]] also differs greatly from the English [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXiJYcK4-GU version]].
* The English version of ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' uses two [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foYKKwteWik opening]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKk-4TSyTdk songs]] different from the Japanese version. However, it does use the tune of the first Japanese [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvP2wVqYGDY ending theme]].
* While not necessarily anime, it was animated in Japan: ''TransformersAnimated'' used a different [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8uldvja-MY opening]]/[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xHTWO0BnwU&feature=related ending]] theme than the American version.
* 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.
* Several foreign dubs of ''Manga/SailorMoon'' replaced the theme song.
** The German dub of ''SailorMoon'' used four different and original theme songs over the course of it's run. The best known is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcrzMbX7ZwM Sag das Zauberwort]]" (Say the Magic Word). The other three were "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swBAsCwrjl4 Kampfe Sailor Moon]]" (Fight Sailor Moon), "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yAgDFbjWZo Macht das Mondes]]" (Power of the Moon) and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bceN56DOQwE Flieg durch die Wolken]]" (Fly Through the Skies).
** The Dutch version, which only covered the first 52 episodes, was based on the German dub and thus simply redubbed "Sag das Zauberwort" into Dutch.
** The French Version used one song, creatively titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZSWsQMP9ec Sailor Moon]]".
** The Italian version gave each season a completely unique song: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZTlN3YkCuc Sailor Moon]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJwG4Pgs9Bo Sailormoon La Luna Splende Sigla]]" (Sailor Moon, the Moon Shines), "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ScgxD43dQk Sailor Moon e Il Cristallo del Cuore Sigla]]" (Sailor Moon and the Heart Crystal), "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMaRGqcJXRw Sailor Moon e il Mistero dei Sogni]]" (Sailor Moon and the Mysterious Dream), and finally "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnyzWW4Yr5k Petali di Stelle per Sailor Moon]]" (Petals of Stars for Sailor Moon). The opening credits to accompany each song also had notoriety for blowing every single major plot point of each series.
** The Cantonese dub released in Hong Kong used [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAPcFCxS6H8 a unique song]] for the first series. Later series used remixed Cantonese versions of their Japanese counterparts.
** The entire Portuguese dub used a unique song, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tdt1l3opKU Luna Luna,]]" that was based instrumentally on the Japanese "Heart Moving" (used for the first ED of the anime) but had completely different lyrics.
** While many dubs remixed or redubbed the original "Moonlight Densetsu" theme song (though the lyrical content tended to vary wildly), of special note is the North American dub, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6_RZhh44NY Sailor Moon Theme]]", which uses the basic melody but is completely different in content, length, and instrumentation.
* The original English dub of ''DragonBallZ'' done by The Ocean Group had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c8FzDm4Gbo "Rock the Dragon"]].
** The French dub of the ''DragonBall'' series used several original songs that were completely original to its dubs. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfBBbR4Z_RU Dragon Ball]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ1NcxAZUYk Dragon Ball Z]] each used had different openings.
** 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]].
** It also has this Arabic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJeS-RT0Ji8 theme]].
** The Vancouver dub even did [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZXphaRB_pY its own rendition.]]
* The Spanish version of ''SaintSeiya'' changed ''Pegasus Fantasy'' for a little SoBadItsGood [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fiPVeuaxXk new song]].
** The Brazilian version at first used a translated version of the Spanish song, and then replaced it by a pop song about the show. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY3v_NGYTbU It couldn't sound more 90s if it tried]].
** The English dub received a new theme song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpxrsEAIMT4 "I Ran"]] by BowlingForSoup.
* The first opening theme for the English dub of ''{{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.
** An instrumental theme of '{{Naruto}}'' has been made into an Arabic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0LoTndww6g opening]], with added lyrics.
* PrettyCure's YTV dub has this. "Together we are Pretty Cuuureeee...."
* One of the most well-known MagicalGirl anime in the world, ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', has not just one foreign language alternate opening theme, but THREE of them:
** The English version has one.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl3QZL2BcBQ The Canadian French version,]] which not only uses No Nagging Anymore by Froggy Mix, but it also tells the story of how the series began.
** The Italian version had this, too!
** And finally, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Yn4WNULsE the Korean version]]. Not only did they make that song in Korean, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPrGwZMvLzw they did it in English, too!]]
* Speaking of Korea, ShugoChara has many of these.
** Here's [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x82j0l_shugo-chara-op-1-korean-version-yyy_fun the season one opening]], [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8m9l3_shugo-chara-tooniverse-ed-1-korea-v_fun#rel-page-1 and the season one ending]].
*** For Doki!, they used [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEIjeTrbvO0 a song by JQT]]. Heck, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qJX4uZ-4Gw it even has a full version]].
** The Italian dub [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExoqMg8Q3Xg did this too.]]
* Basically any anime that is dubbed in Italy and airs on any Mediaset channel will have this.
* Practically any anime that aired on the former French block "Club Dorothée" had this.
* When TondeBuurin was dubbed by Saban under the name Super Pig, they replaced the original theme song with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqtXdABfGj0 this.]]
* The Fox Kids version of ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' has a different [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ZXbrqPjKM opening]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s5GMjGkiBg The German version]] is People by Dax Riders.
* Due to legal reasons, the American release of ''Zeta Gundam'' has some Star Wars-ish song used as the theme song.
** While [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5nhB2xJNVs all]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvjXvj_VvS4 three]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMN_uk-WFVA series]] have their own openings in Italy.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VadrmutFq1M The French version]] was sung by Ariane Carletti, one of the hosts of the "Club Dorothée", the show that broadcast ''Dragon Ball Z'' in France for the first time.
* The ''Dragon Quest'' anime has this Arabic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oAdKb9uVqE theme]].
* The Funimation release of ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DC6ctcf2Gw Shutter Speed]] instead of [[Music/DuranDuran "Girls on Film"]].
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has an Arabic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqDAa5RhJFE opening]].
* ''IganoKabamaru'' has an Arabic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLLVnVKJNJI opening]].
* Any anime shown on NickJr in the 90's will have this.
* 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 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JSmtDg4hIw Arabic]], which is closer to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl2KnljxAQk Japanese version]] than others.
* It's easier to count the countries that ''didn't'' use a new theme song for ''RoseOfVersailles''. This is most likely due to the show receiving [[MarketBasedTitle a new title overseas]], ''Lady Oscar''. What gets funny is that the Japanese theme is suitably dramatic and somber, while many of its dubs chose cheerful and happy theme songs...despite the content of the show still concerning the tragic lives and deaths of people living through the French Revolution. Even more amazing? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI8ds68C2m0 The actual French dub]] probably has the perkiest song of them all.
* Some anime exported in 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]]
9th Mar '13 7:19:31 PM Sahgo
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** The Brazilian version at first used a translated version of the Spanish song, and then replaced it by a pop song about the show. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY3v_NGYTbU It couldn't sound more 90s if it tried]].
9th Mar '13 7:15:04 PM Sahgo
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9th Mar '13 7:10:28 PM Sahgo
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** The Brazilian version also used the UK version. A translated "Gotta Go Fast" was used for the credits instead.

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** The Brazilian version also used the UK version. A translated "Gotta Go Fast" was used for the credits instead.
9th Mar '13 7:10:06 PM Sahgo
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** The Brazilian version used a generic opening tune which keeps on saying "Sonic X". A translated "Gotta Go Fast" was used for the credits instead.

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** The Brazilian version also used a generic opening tune which keeps on saying "Sonic X".the UK version. A translated "Gotta Go Fast" was used for the credits instead.
19th Feb '13 7:49:15 PM sorin255
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** The Vancouver dub even did [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZXphaRB_pY its own rendition.]]
17th Feb '13 7:25:51 PM love1993
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* Some anime exported in 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 in France have a new opening song, if most of them are not better than the original, there are few good ones : 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]]
17th Feb '13 7:12:43 PM love1993
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* some anime exported in 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 Some anime exported in 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]]
17th Feb '13 2:44:40 PM tykun34
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s5GMjGkiBg The German version]] is People by Dax Riders.
17th Feb '13 2:36:15 PM tykun34
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* It's easier to count the countries that ''didn't'' use a new theme song for ''RoseOfVersailles''. This is most likely due to the show receiving [[MarketBasedTitle a new title overseas]], ''Lady Oscar''. What gets funny is that the Japanese theme is suitably dramatic and somber, while many of its dubs chose cheerful and happy theme songs...despite the content of the show still concerning the tragic lives and deaths of people living through the French Revolution. Even more amazing? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI8ds68C2m0 The actual French dub]] probably has the perkiest song of them all.

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* It's easier to count the countries that ''didn't'' use a new theme song for ''RoseOfVersailles''. This is most likely due to the show receiving [[MarketBasedTitle a new title overseas]], ''Lady Oscar''. What gets funny is that the Japanese theme is suitably dramatic and somber, while many of its dubs chose cheerful and happy theme songs...despite the content of the show still concerning the tragic lives and deaths of people living through the French Revolution. Even more amazing? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI8ds68C2m0 The actual French dub]] probably has the perkiest song of them all.all.
* some anime exported in 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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