History SoBadItsGood / Anime

17th Jan '18 7:08:12 PM jormis29
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* AB Groupe's ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movie dubs (made for European markets unlike the TV series, these do ''not'' use the Canadian cast), also known as the [[FanNickname Big Green Dub]][[note]] (named for Piccolo, who they call "Big Green" for some reason)[[/note]] are so hilariously awful, they ''have'' to be heard to be believed. For example, most of the characters, particularly villains, are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGnCSGkLC-g voiced by some old guy]] who sounds like an unholy combination of Creator/AdamWest and Creator/OrsonWelles. It also led to such memetic quotes such as "Come, magic cloud"[[note]] Ever wondered where ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' got that joke from?[[/note]] and "Let that child alone". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whnuJReGbso Here's]] an excerpt from the end of ''Lord Slug''. (Yes, Goku did just yell Kamehameha when using a Spirit Bomb.)

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* AB Groupe's ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movie dubs (made for European markets unlike the TV series, these do ''not'' use the Canadian cast), also known as the [[FanNickname Big Green Dub]][[note]] (named for Piccolo, who they call "Big Green" for some reason)[[/note]] are so hilariously awful, they ''have'' to be heard to be believed. For example, most of the characters, particularly villains, are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGnCSGkLC-g voiced by some old guy]] who sounds like an unholy combination of Creator/AdamWest and Creator/OrsonWelles. It also led to such memetic quotes such as "Come, magic cloud"[[note]] Ever wondered where ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' got that joke from?[[/note]] and "Let that child alone". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whnuJReGbso Here's]] an excerpt from the end of ''Lord Slug''.''[[Anime/DragonBallZLordSlug Lord Slug]]''. (Yes, Goku did just yell Kamehameha when using a Spirit Bomb.)
25th Dec '17 9:03:56 AM BcUltra1990
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* ''Anime/MarsOfDestruction'', a short tie in to an [[AdaptationDisplacement obscure dating game]], universally has some of the lowest ratings on almost any major anime site (Website/MyAnimeList, etc). Despite this, many will deem it to be "so bad it's good" with its obvious {{shout out}}s to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', horribly stiff animation, virtually no conceivable plot, and bad dialogue. People have given it Perfect Scores and written reviews of how much they enjoyed it.

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* ''Anime/MarsOfDestruction'', a short tie in to an [[AdaptationDisplacement obscure dating game]], universally has some of the lowest ratings on almost any major anime site (Website/MyAnimeList, etc). It is even on [[Horrible/AnimeAndManga the other page]]. Despite this, many will deem it to be "so bad it's good" with its obvious {{shout out}}s to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', horribly stiff animation, virtually no conceivable plot, and bad dialogue. People have given it Perfect Scores and written reviews of how much they enjoyed it.
10th Dec '17 3:02:41 PM Kelothan
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* Some of the original songs for ''Pocket Monsters'' (the original Japanese version of ''Pokemon'') have an endearing sort of awfulness. For an epitomizing example, look no further than [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e1viB7RMus "Pokemon ieru kana?"]] ("Can you say the Pokemon['s names]?") the basis for the "Pokerap" which starts with a sample of the Beatles' "I am the Walrus" and a hyper-enthusiastic American accented MC, and keeps getting weirder,

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* Some of the original songs for ''Pocket Monsters'' (the original Japanese version of ''Pokemon'') have an endearing sort of awfulness. For an epitomizing example, look no further than [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e1viB7RMus "Pokemon ieru kana?"]] ("Can you say the Pokemon['s names]?") the basis for the "Pokerap" which starts with a sample of the Beatles' "I am the Walrus" and a hyper-enthusiastic American accented MC, and keeps getting weirder, weirder.



* The English theme song for ''Anime/SonicX'' is a cheesy pop song that over uses the Gotta go fast phrase: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHsOSGJHN0 Gotta go FAST!]] [[Anime/SonicX Gotta go FAST!]] [[MemeticMutation Gotta go]] [[EarWorm FASTER FASTER FASTER FASTER FASTER]]...

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* The English theme song for ''Anime/SonicX'' is a cheesy pop cheesy, over-the-top pop-rock song that over uses the Gotta go fast phrase: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHsOSGJHN0 Gotta go FAST!]] [[Anime/SonicX Gotta go FAST!]] [[MemeticMutation Gotta go]] [[EarWorm FASTER FASTER FASTER FASTER FASTER]]...



* Most of the music for the ''Creator/SabanEntertainment'' produced English dub of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' is surprisingly good for a CutAndPasteTranslation, but [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L6gaeJkLNWE the opening theme]] is a major exception. The lyrics are repetitive ([[MemeticMutation DIGIMON: DIGITAL MONSTERS, DIGIMON ARE THE CHAMPIONS!]]), it has a weird, hard to place sound, and it doesn't fit the tone of the either the [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Adventure]] [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 series]] or [[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]] (especially given the [[GagDub added humor]] in the dub). However, it has a certain level of awesomeness that makes it hard not to like, and it's clear that composer Paul Gordon actually put some effort into it.



** The [=AB=] Groupe dub of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' ranges from this to Horrible depending on who you ask. A lot of it had to do with the relative inexperience of [[Creator/TheOceanGroup Blue Water Studios]], this was their first major production.



** The English dubs of the movie and [=OVAs=] done by Monster Island Studio veer between this and Horrible depending on who you ask. The poor quality is due mostly to Monster Island being pretty new to the game at the time before this, they had only recorded one or two other dubs. That doesn't excuse scripts that were ''way'' too liberal (to the point that some lines had the exact opposite meaning of whatever the subtitles said), a few bad line-reads that were not corrected, and the fact that the well-received [=BangZoom=] dub had come out in the US first, making Monster Island's effort seem offensive by comparison. Of the cast, only J.Shanon Weaver, who played Kenshin, seemed to be really trying.

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** The English dubs of the movie and [=OVAs=] done by Monster Island Studio veer between this and Horrible depending on who you ask. The poor quality is due mostly to Monster Island being pretty new to the game at the time before this, they had only recorded one or two other dubs. That doesn't excuse scripts that were ''way'' too liberal (to the point that some lines had the exact opposite meaning of whatever the subtitles said), a few bad line-reads that were not corrected, and the fact that the well-received [=BangZoom=] dub had come out in the US first, making Monster Island's effort seem offensive by comparison.like a knock-off. Of the cast, only J.Shanon Weaver, who played Kenshin, seemed to be really trying.



* Pretty much any {{Hentai}} anime to ever receive an English dub falls into this, by virtue of the fact that most professional voice actors want to have porn on their resume as much as BennettTheSage wants to review it (or at least don't want to use their real/stage name when doing that). This means that the only people available to do the voices are either amateur voice actors, actual porn stars, or in at least one case, ''the Japanese Dub's actors''. The most infamous examples are ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU3Gg696yrM Bible Black]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR9vnrlsQ3c A Time to Screw]]'', and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLmsVBgZiak Sextra Credit]]''. (links are NSFW, but not explicit)

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* Pretty much any {{Hentai}} anime to ever receive an English dub falls into this, by virtue of the fact that most professional voice actors want to have porn on their resume as much as BennettTheSage WebVideo/BennettTheSage wants to review it (or at least don't want to use their real/stage name when doing that). This means that the only people available to do the voices are either amateur voice actors, actual porn stars, or in at least one case, ''the Japanese Dub's actors''. The most infamous examples are ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU3Gg696yrM Bible Black]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR9vnrlsQ3c A Time to Screw]]'', and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLmsVBgZiak Sextra Credit]]''. (links are NSFW, but not explicit)
12th Oct '17 2:20:01 AM Scifimaster92
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*** From Malaysia, we also have the rare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wG84efH4sw "Speedy" dub]], named after the company that produced it. Not only is the voice acting ''extremely'' corny, but the translations are incredibly ludicrous, with lines such as "Black human beings dislike the sound of rubbing glass probably the soundwave of the whistle, which a human being blows might echoessummly irritating the ears of the Namek people, the nerve cut any other phase." And almost all of them (including the aforementioned one) are delivered [[MotorMouth like the voice actors were high on caffeine]], with accents so thick that the dialogue is almost incomprehensible at times. As an added bonus, the music distorts from time to time because of the dub's incredibly poor audio transferring methods, giving the impression that the soundtrack itself pretty much gave up on this dub. On paper, it sounds SoBadItsHorrible. When you listen to it, however, it's one gigantic riot-fest. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0AzeAIb7ws Here are]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksg6KOlt0bk a few]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upy2SEnP9MU samples]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo37377GB5M for your]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nSr4HSqrj8 viewing pleasure.]]

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*** From Malaysia, we also have the rare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wG84efH4sw "Speedy" dub]], named after the company that produced it. Not only is the voice acting ''extremely'' corny, but the translations translations, sourced from the Cantonese dub, are incredibly ludicrous, with lines such as "Like human beings dislike the sound of rubbing glass probably the soundwave of the whistle, which a human being blows might echo suddenly irritating the ears of the Namek people, their nerves can't endure any of the pain."[[note]]Often [[{{Mondegreen}} misheard as]] "Black human beings dislike the sound of rubbing glass probably the soundwave of the whistle, which a human being blows might echoessummly irritating the ears of the Namek people, the nerve cut any other phase." "[[/note]] And almost all of them (including the aforementioned one) are delivered [[MotorMouth like the voice actors were high on caffeine]], with accents so thick that the dialogue is almost incomprehensible at times. As an added bonus, the music distorts from time to time because of the dub's incredibly poor audio transferring methods, giving the impression that the soundtrack itself pretty much gave up on this dub. On paper, it sounds SoBadItsHorrible. When you listen to it, however, it's one gigantic riot-fest. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0AzeAIb7ws Here are]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksg6KOlt0bk a few]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upy2SEnP9MU samples]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo37377GB5M for your]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nSr4HSqrj8 viewing pleasure.]]
30th Sep '17 2:23:34 PM Vir
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** It could possibly go into GagDub territory, as there's even a man who suspiciously sounds like {{Droopy}}.

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** It could possibly go into GagDub territory, as there's even a man who suspiciously sounds like {{Droopy}}.WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}}.



** The cast and crew of that dub acknowledge it's questionable quality, and blame it's issues mostly on Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomio, who supervised it's production and made a lot of weird requests and demands.

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** The cast and crew of that dub acknowledge it's its questionable quality, quality and blame it's its issues mostly on Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomio, who supervised it's its production and made a lot of weird requests and demands.
28th Sep '17 11:59:23 PM rjd1922
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* The [[OffModel low quality of the animation]] from ''VisualNovel/ShinkyokuSoukaiPolyphonica'' is so bad it has to be seen to be believed. [=MST=]'d here in the infamous "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48T5fZJpXmk QUALITY Van]]" chase scene. Said MST-ing is in the form of text balloons that pop up to describe every individual flaw with the animation. There are [[RapidFireComedy so many of them, and they come at you so fast]], it's impossible to keep track, meaning it's still just as funny on the replay, as you see things you missed before.

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* The [[OffModel low quality of the animation]] from ''VisualNovel/ShinkyokuSoukaiPolyphonica'' is so bad it has to be seen to be believed. [=MST=]'d here in the infamous "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48T5fZJpXmk com/watch?v=YZtvS_HGPMk QUALITY Van]]" chase scene. Said MST-ing is in the form of text balloons that pop up to describe every individual flaw with the animation. There are [[RapidFireComedy so many of them, and they come at you so fast]], it's impossible to keep track, meaning it's still just as funny on the replay, as you see things you missed before.
2nd Sep '17 12:37:07 PM Kohdok
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* ''SwirlFighters'': Cheap Chinese {{Beyblade}} knockoff? Check. Piss-poor "anime"-styled animation? Check. Badly-integrated [=CGI=]? Check. A story that makes no goddamn sense? Check. Horrible English dub? Check. {{Narm?}} Double Check. The result is quite possibly ''TheRoom'' of anime.

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* ''SwirlFighters'': Cheap Chinese {{Beyblade}} knockoff? Check. Piss-poor "anime"-styled animation? Check. Badly-integrated [=CGI=]? Check. A story that makes no goddamn sense? Check. Horrible English dub? Check. {{Narm?}} {{Narm}}? Double Check. The result is quite possibly ''TheRoom'' of anime.
2nd Sep '17 12:35:37 PM Kohdok
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* ''SwirlFighters'': Cheap Chinese {{Beyblade}} knockoff? Check. Piss-poor "anime"-styled animation? Check. Badly-integrated [=CGI=]? Check. A story that makes no goddamn sense? Check. Horrible English dub? Check. {{Narm?}} Double Check. The result is quite possibly ''TheRoom'' of anime.


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* ''SwirlFighters'': Cheap Chinese {{Beyblade}} knockoff? Check. Piss-poor "anime"-styled animation? Check. Badly-integrated [=CGI=]? Check. A story that makes no goddamn sense? Check. Horrible English dub? Check. {{Narm?}} Double Check. The result is quite possibly ''TheRoom'' of anime.
2nd Sep '17 12:34:37 PM Kohdok
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* ''SwirllFighters'': Cheap Chinese {{Beyblade}} knockoff? Check. Piss-poor "anime"-styled animation? Check. Badly-integrated [=CGI=]? Check. A story that makes no goddamn sense? Check. {{Narm?}} Double Check. The result is quite possibly ''TheRoom'' of anime.

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* ''SwirllFighters'': ''SwirlFighters'': Cheap Chinese {{Beyblade}} knockoff? Check. Piss-poor "anime"-styled animation? Check. Badly-integrated [=CGI=]? Check. A story that makes no goddamn sense? Check. Horrible English dub? Check. {{Narm?}} Double Check. The result is quite possibly ''TheRoom'' of anime.
2nd Sep '17 12:33:26 PM Kohdok
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* ''SwirllFighters'': Cheap Chinese {{Beyblade}} knockoff? Check. Piss-poor "anime"-styled animation? Check. Badly-integrated [=CGI=]? Check. A story that makes no goddamn sense? Check. {{Narm?}} Double Check. The result is quite possibly ''TheRoom'' of anime.
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