History BadExportForYou / AnimeAndManga

30th Apr '17 11:49:16 AM nombretomado
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* The US release of the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' lacked a Japanese audio track because there wasn't a Japanese DVD version yet (mainly because of age damage to the audio track) and Sunrise didn't want Japanese fans reverse-importing...especially not with a remastered version in the works. Bandai Entertainment was even forced to replace the original Japanese opening and ending themes with ''{{Toonami}}'''s custom credits after the first few volumes because of this.

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* The US release of the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' lacked a Japanese audio track because there wasn't a Japanese DVD version yet (mainly because of age damage to the audio track) and Sunrise didn't want Japanese fans reverse-importing...especially not with a remastered version in the works. Bandai Entertainment was even forced to replace the original Japanese opening and ending themes with ''{{Toonami}}'''s ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'''s custom credits after the first few volumes because of this.
5th Apr '17 5:15:55 AM Doug86
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** Some episodes on ''Digimon'''s Australian DVD release were direct American TV rips complete with the FoxKids logo in the corner. Madman Entertainment explained that the materials for many of Saban's English dubbed episodes were lost, and that this was the only way to obtain them. Fans believed it... until New Video/Cinedigm's US release had perfectly clean masters for all episodes.

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** Some episodes on ''Digimon'''s Australian DVD release were direct American TV rips complete with the FoxKids Creator/FoxKids logo in the corner. Madman Entertainment explained that the materials for many of Saban's English dubbed episodes were lost, and that this was the only way to obtain them. Fans believed it... until New Video/Cinedigm's US release had perfectly clean masters for all episodes.
4th Mar '17 5:02:36 PM rjd1922
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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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* 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.discount.
26th Jan '17 10:39:47 PM Ominae
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** Creator/BandaiEntertainment's contract when it licensed the first season demanded that, despite the fanbase wanting it badly (and ''because'' the Japanese fanbase wanted it too and hadn't gotten it), they couldn't put the episodes on the [=DVDs=] in [[AnachronicOrder broadcast order]], only in chronological order. Bandai reacted by providing two releases: the bare-bones chronological order [=DVDs=] and the special editions, which came with {{Feelies}}, chronological order and broadcast order discs, single albums and other merchandise.

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** Creator/BandaiEntertainment's [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Bandai Entertainment]]'s contract when it licensed the first season demanded that, despite the fanbase wanting it badly (and ''because'' the Japanese fanbase wanted it too and hadn't gotten it), they couldn't put the episodes on the [=DVDs=] in [[AnachronicOrder broadcast order]], only in chronological order. Bandai reacted by providing two releases: the bare-bones chronological order [=DVDs=] and the special editions, which came with {{Feelies}}, chronological order and broadcast order discs, single albums and other merchandise.



* 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 ''WesternAnimation/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 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 ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
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.
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