History BadExportForYou / AnimeAndManga

7th Jan '17 3:21:52 PM nombretomado
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* Unlike most TV Tokyo shojou anime, ''Anime/{{Tamagotchi}}'' did get an English dub...but it only aired in Australia on GO! despite the franchise being more popular in America, and only the first 26 episodes were dubbed, stopping at the episode where we meet Terulin to air re-runs of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', [[AdoredByTheNetwork which then preceded to take over three other slots on the channel to become the most-aired show on the channel]]. The show later came to American shores and was taken UpToEleven-not only did the show only get aired on a website, but the episodes were '''shortened to three minutes long'''. That's right! BanDai didn't realize that they could have dubbed whole episodes and aired them on the internet, in a similar manner to Nickelodeon shows like ''TheLegendOfKorra''.

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* Unlike most TV Tokyo shojou anime, ''Anime/{{Tamagotchi}}'' did get an English dub...but it only aired in Australia on GO! despite the franchise being more popular in America, and only the first 26 episodes were dubbed, stopping at the episode where we meet Terulin to air re-runs of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', [[AdoredByTheNetwork which then preceded to take over three other slots on the channel to become the most-aired show on the channel]]. The show later came to American shores and was taken UpToEleven-not only did the show only get aired on a website, but the episodes were '''shortened to three minutes long'''. That's right! BanDai didn't realize that they could have dubbed whole episodes and aired them on the internet, in a similar manner to Nickelodeon shows like ''TheLegendOfKorra''.''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
20th Nov '16 12:10:52 PM PlasmaPower
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** Barring the above examples, One Piece has had it pretty good when it comes to international releases. It probably helps that the dub is hundreds of episodes behind Japan, where the older episodes are probably out of print there.
8th Nov '16 2:50:36 PM Assassin-sensei
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*** But now Funimation has decided to release the next 26 episodes (eps.52-77), and are calling it "Season 3", which has managed to reopen this argument over semantics.

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*** But now Funimation has decided to release the next 26 episodes (eps.52-77), and are calling it "Season 3", which has managed to reopen this argument over semantics.semantics.
* When S'more Entertainment announced an uncut, dual-audio release of the ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' anime in North America, fans of the series were quite pleased. However, upon receiving the DVD sets, there was a major error...there were no English subtitles, despite them being listed on the DVD packaging. The company got so much backlash for their sloppy releases of both ''Bobobo'' and ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999'' they left anime licensing for good.
6th Nov '16 7:02:57 PM jedidarrick
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* This almost always means that a work of Japanese origin (animated or live action) has been watered down for release in the United States or elsewhere outside Japan. Prices for everything in Japan are very high, especially for entertainment goods; for example, Anime [=DVDs=] are typically [[http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B004Y2SOF8/ $65+ for 3 episodes]], [[http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B004Y2SOEY/ $95 for the special edition]], with 5 to 10 [=DVDs=] required for an entire (short) series. In addition, the distribution system makes it hard to get any media at a discount, especially since the sale of [[http://www.gamespot.com/news/2463340.html used video games]] and [[http://en.akihabaranews.com/6699/legacy-unused/pc/2nd-hand-electronics-sales-will-soon-be-illegal-in-japan used electronics]] are illegal.\\
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Even when the costs of things like overseas shipping and currency exchange are taken into account, it is usually cheaper for the Japanese consumer to import from the United States or other countries than it is to buy the home version. Many companies realize this, and will therefore license inferior versions for overseas distribution (often by removing the Japanese audio and subtitle tracks) so as to discourage this practice.

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* This almost always means that a work of Japanese origin (animated or live action) has been watered down for release in the United States or elsewhere outside Japan. Prices for everything in Japan are very high, especially for entertainment goods; for example, Anime [=DVDs=] are typically [[http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B004Y2SOF8/ $65+ for 3 episodes]], [[http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B004Y2SOEY/ $95 for the special edition]], with 5 to 10 [=DVDs=] required for an entire (short) series. In addition, the distribution system makes it hard to get any media at a discount, especially since the sale of [[http://www.gamespot.com/news/2463340.html used video games]] and [[http://en.akihabaranews.com/6699/legacy-unused/pc/2nd-hand-electronics-sales-will-soon-be-illegal-in-japan used electronics]] are illegal.\\
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illegal.
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Even when the costs of things like overseas shipping and currency exchange are taken into account, it is usually cheaper for the Japanese consumer to import from the United States or other countries than it is to buy the home version. Many companies realize this, and will therefore license inferior versions for overseas distribution (often by removing the Japanese audio and subtitle tracks) so as to discourage this practice.
23rd Oct '16 11:37:36 AM nombretomado
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*** FUNimation attempted to get around this with ''Anime/DragonBallGT''. Opening 2 and endings 2-4 had no clean versions, so FUNimation used rotoscoping technology to create their own, with surprisingly good results. They also tried this with some of the ''Dragon Ball Z'' movies, but nothing else. For other shows (like ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty'' and some ''Dragon Ball Z'' movies), they shrink the screen into a box in the corner while the credits roll along a black screen along the side, to much controversy. For others (like ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''), they use a freeze-frame. Other times, they just roll the credits after the animation.

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*** FUNimation Creator/FUNimation attempted to get around this with ''Anime/DragonBallGT''. Opening 2 and endings 2-4 had no clean versions, so FUNimation [=FUNimation=] used rotoscoping technology to create their own, with surprisingly good results. They also tried this with some of the ''Dragon Ball Z'' movies, but nothing else. For other shows (like ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty'' and some ''Dragon Ball Z'' movies), they shrink the screen into a box in the corner while the credits roll along a black screen along the side, to much controversy. For others (like ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''), they use a freeze-frame. Other times, they just roll the credits after the animation.
18th Aug '16 4:19:03 PM Tre
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** SyFy's airing of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' had its endings cut due to music licensing, which would be annoying enough if not for the second season having a minute-long {{Stinger}} after each episode, which were hit with CreditsPushback. Often these scenes were plot-critical, such as the penultimate episode showing how [[spoiler:Seravee Gundam]] was destroyed; without the scene, American fans were left wondering why it wasn't there in the big final battle.

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** SyFy's Creator/{{Syfy}}'s airing of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' had its endings cut due to music licensing, which would be annoying enough if not for the second season having a minute-long {{Stinger}} after each episode, which were hit with CreditsPushback. Often these scenes were plot-critical, such as the penultimate episode showing how [[spoiler:Seravee Gundam]] was destroyed; without the scene, American fans were left wondering why it wasn't there in the big final battle.
27th Jul '16 11:43:57 AM Willbyr
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** Seasons generally run 24-26 episodes, and Funimation didn't take into account what the Japanese used, even though they do [[OnePiece for other long-running shows]].

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** Seasons generally run 24-26 episodes, and Funimation didn't take into account what the Japanese used, even though they do [[OnePiece [[Manga/OnePiece for other long-running shows]].
26th Jul '16 12:17:22 PM ecuvulle6267
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* When the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' anime was first brought to French TV, the executives thought it was just another shonen, and had no idea about the series' famous LudicrousGibs and YourHeadAsplode moments. What's more, the dubbers hated the themes ([[GodwinsLaw comparisons to Nazis were involved]]) to the point of making a completely nonsensical GagDub filled with snark and puns, something like an AbridgedSeries before its time.

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* When the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' anime was first brought to French TV, the executives thought it was just another shonen, and had no idea about the series' famous LudicrousGibs and YourHeadAsplode moments. What's more, the dubbers hated the themes ([[GodwinsLaw comparisons to Nazis were involved]]) to the point of making a completely nonsensical GagDub filled with snark and puns, something like an AbridgedSeries before its time.time.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': A ''very'' minor case. It has nothing to do with the localization, but rather the Region 1 DVD release by Funimation. The company's "Season 2" releases contains episodes 27-51, which are actually part of the original Japanese "first season". The actual "Second Season" began with episode 52 in Japan (as read on the covers for the Region 2 [=DVD's=]). It's unknown why Funimation decided to do this.
** Seasons generally run 24-26 episodes, and Funimation didn't take into account what the Japanese used, even though they do [[OnePiece for other long-running shows]].
** Also, Funimation has mentioned a few times that they only licensed those first 51 episodes (despite implying earlier that they had acquired up to around episode 102). Since everyone already knew that this is a show lasting multiple seasons, Funimation may have decided to just split the difference and call it two seasons to be done with it.
*** But now Funimation has decided to release the next 26 episodes (eps.52-77), and are calling it "Season 3", which has managed to reopen this argument over semantics.
19th Jul '16 12:25:02 PM aaaaa
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* The now OOP US release of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]] had great Audio quality, but bad picture quality. Manga Entertainment decided to turn the Gamma/Brightness UpToEleven on their print, possibly as a form of censorship. As a result, the print looks extremely washed out and certain scenes (the infamous [[ADateWithRosiePalms Mastur]][[DudeShesLikeInAComa bation]] scene) look like they were shot on the surface of the sun. The Japanese Renewal release doesn't have this problem, but it lacks English Subtitles.

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* The now OOP US release of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]] had great Audio quality, but bad picture quality. Manga Entertainment decided to turn the Gamma/Brightness UpToEleven on their print, possibly as a form of censorship. As a result, the print looks extremely washed out and certain scenes (the infamous [[ADateWithRosiePalms Mastur]][[DudeShesLikeInAComa bation]] scene) look like they were shot on the surface of the sun. The Japanese Renewal release doesn't have this problem, but it lacks English Subtitles. It's also non-anamorphic, meaning it looks tiny if you watch it on a modern widescreen TV.
** It's also worth pointing out that the DVD hasn't been in print since 2002.
12th Jul '16 4:13:16 PM Willbyr
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* The US Blu-Ray of ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'' [[http://www.mania.com/kurokami-bluray-explained_article_118809.html lacks a Japanese track.]] The Japanese licensor seems to be doing this to prevent reverse importation; Japan and the US have the same Blu-Ray region code.

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* The US Blu-Ray of ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'' ''Manga/BlackGod'' [[http://www.mania.com/kurokami-bluray-explained_article_118809.html lacks a Japanese track.]] The Japanese licensor seems to be doing this to prevent reverse importation; Japan and the US have the same Blu-Ray region code.
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