History SuperlativeDubbing / GermanDubs

7th Jul '16 10:16:50 AM Willbyr
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* While the script writing is rather sub-par, and the translation isn't perfect, in terms of the voice acting, the German dub of ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' is ''ungodly'' awesome. Not only do all the voices match the characters perfectly (except for Merle, Celena, Jajuka (they pronounce his name wrong!!!), Gatti, Naria, and Zongi, but it's more a matter of their general voices. Their actors are still very talented at conveying what they need to convey, and everyone does it great!), there's SO MUCH emotion thrown into them and they convey them '''SO WELL''' that they actually feel so natural, so convincing, and so gosh darn realistic, like you've heard these voices in real life before! Whoever cast these actors really knew what they were doing. Julia Meynen does such an adorable Hitomi, and I could be kidding myself here, but I swear to God, Bjorn Schalla (Van) sounds completely like a German version of Tomokazu Seki! Listen to how he screams in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke26vKmBMZw#t=1m43s this scene]]. He's able to seamlessly go from sweet and gentle to wild and fierce in seconds, and I love it! As much as I love Brian Drummond, Peter Fletchner made Allen sound more manly and chivalrous. Folken's voice is higher than normal, but he knows how to make him sound like a great WellIntentionedExtremist KnightTemplarBigBrother. Horst Lampe's Dornkirk is awesome. Heck, even minor characters like Miguel (Tommy Morgenstern! He plays [[Manga/DragonBall Goku!]]) and Chesta (His actor plays [[Manga/DeathNote L]]!) have awesome voices along with awesome voice acting! I forget who Prince Chid's voice actor is, but he does an ABSOLUTELY ''ADORABLE'' Chid! His cute voice alone makes me wanna [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe hug him!]] However, I seriously need to give '''''MAJOR''''' kudos to the lady who does ''Dilandau's'' German dub voice, Claudia Urbschat-Mingues. OH MY FREAKING GOD, she seriously '''''NAILED EVERY SINGLE FIBER''''' of Dilandau's being, and not only that, upped his creepiness and craziness by 9000 (Don't believe me? Watch this clip from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O0WYjb6AdY&feature=plcp Episode seven and see if that evil cackle doesn't scare the living crap out of you.]]!) She puts so much more emotion in him (especially in his sad scenes, like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LpWjtpl4go&feature=g-hist#t=13m36s this one from episode 16! OH MY GOD. I want to cry!!]]) than anyone else I know, even upstaging Takayama (don't kill me!)! Thank you, Claudia! You have forever shaped my headcanon of everything related to Dilandau! Thou hast earned my eternal devotion! Also, the sinsiter, [[Film/TheShining Shining-esque]], sing-songy way she says [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvIQBoxiirM&list=UUEfBci2SD0wCmfoaiibNw0A&index=7#t=14m36 this line in episode 23 scares the crap out of me every time, along with that laugh that comes right after]].

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* While the script writing is rather sub-par, and the translation isn't perfect, in terms of the voice acting, the German dub of ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is ''ungodly'' awesome. Not only do all the voices match the characters perfectly (except for Merle, Celena, Jajuka (they pronounce his name wrong!!!), Gatti, Naria, and Zongi, but it's more a matter of their general voices. Their actors are still very talented at conveying what they need to convey, and everyone does it great!), there's SO MUCH emotion thrown into them and they convey them '''SO WELL''' that they actually feel so natural, so convincing, and so gosh darn realistic, like you've heard these voices in real life before! Whoever cast these actors really knew what they were doing. Julia Meynen does such an adorable Hitomi, and I could be kidding myself here, but I swear to God, Bjorn Schalla (Van) sounds completely like a German version of Tomokazu Seki! Listen to how he screams in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke26vKmBMZw#t=1m43s this scene]]. He's able to seamlessly go from sweet and gentle to wild and fierce in seconds, and I love it! As much as I love Brian Drummond, Peter Fletchner made Allen sound more manly and chivalrous. Folken's voice is higher than normal, but he knows how to make him sound like a great WellIntentionedExtremist KnightTemplarBigBrother. Horst Lampe's Dornkirk is awesome. Heck, even minor characters like Miguel (Tommy Morgenstern! He plays [[Manga/DragonBall Goku!]]) and Chesta (His actor plays [[Manga/DeathNote L]]!) have awesome voices along with awesome voice acting! I forget who Prince Chid's voice actor is, but he does an ABSOLUTELY ''ADORABLE'' Chid! His cute voice alone makes me wanna [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe hug him!]] However, I seriously need to give '''''MAJOR''''' kudos to the lady who does ''Dilandau's'' German dub voice, Claudia Urbschat-Mingues. OH MY FREAKING GOD, she seriously '''''NAILED EVERY SINGLE FIBER''''' of Dilandau's being, and not only that, upped his creepiness and craziness by 9000 (Don't believe me? Watch this clip from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O0WYjb6AdY&feature=plcp Episode seven and see if that evil cackle doesn't scare the living crap out of you.]]!) She puts so much more emotion in him (especially in his sad scenes, like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LpWjtpl4go&feature=g-hist#t=13m36s this one from episode 16! OH MY GOD. I want to cry!!]]) than anyone else I know, even upstaging Takayama (don't kill me!)! Thank you, Claudia! You have forever shaped my headcanon of everything related to Dilandau! Thou hast earned my eternal devotion! Also, the sinsiter, [[Film/TheShining Shining-esque]], sing-songy way she says [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvIQBoxiirM&list=UUEfBci2SD0wCmfoaiibNw0A&index=7#t=14m36 this line in episode 23 scares the crap out of me every time, along with that laugh that comes right after]].
24th Jun '16 8:36:00 PM nombretomado
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* @/{{Smokie}}: The ''german'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' dub. It's great. I consider all voices pretty equal to the original. They don't miss to reflect the personalities at all! Luffy still has a hotblooded childish voice, Zoro is still gruff, Sanji still has a gentleman voice.. You get the point. They also held back with the editing/cutting, which does ''not'' happen very often on our shonen-anime channel Creator/RTL2. (It's for us Germans what is FourKidsEntertainment for you.)

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* @/{{Smokie}}: The ''german'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' dub. It's great. I consider all voices pretty equal to the original. They don't miss to reflect the personalities at all! Luffy still has a hotblooded childish voice, Zoro is still gruff, Sanji still has a gentleman voice.. You get the point. They also held back with the editing/cutting, which does ''not'' happen very often on our shonen-anime channel Creator/RTL2. (It's for us Germans what is FourKidsEntertainment Creator/FourKidsEntertainment for you.)
14th Apr '16 9:48:49 PM SpaceHunterM
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** A number of dubs also translate directly from Japanese, so a lot of dialogue simplified for some English versions is often kept (e.g. the "coffee" line from ''Destroy All Monsters'').
14th Mar '16 2:10:34 PM Prfnoff
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** There are other dubs that I think are great, but I can't list and describe them all here. Among them are SchoolRumble, Anime/{{Monster}}, Anime/PaniPoniDash, {{Trigun}}, Anime/SoulEater, and CromartieHighSchool.

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** There are other dubs that I think are great, but I can't list and describe them all here. Among them are SchoolRumble, Anime/{{Monster}}, Anime/PaniPoniDash, {{Trigun}}, Anime/SoulEater, ''Manga/SchoolRumble'', ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'', ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', ''Anime/SoulEater'', and CromartieHighSchool.''Manga/CromartieHighSchool''.
22nd Jan '16 5:35:58 PM CRE040295
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* The German dub of ''Series/Alf'' is iny my opinion far superior to the original. ALF and Willie Tanner come across as really bland and forgettable in the original, while in the german version they had a lot more character added. Willie doesn't sound as, I guess you could say grumpy and mean, but more wellmeaning and exasperated, while Tommy Pieper as ALF is just perfect. Which is why ALF is still fondly remembered in Germany.

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* The German dub of ''Series/Alf'' ''{{Series/Alf}}'' is iny my opinion far superior to the original. ALF and Willie Tanner come across as really bland and forgettable in the original, while in the german version they had a lot more character added. Willie doesn't sound as, I guess you could say grumpy and mean, but more wellmeaning and exasperated, while Tommy Pieper as ALF is just perfect. Which is why ALF is still fondly remembered in Germany.
9th Jan '16 7:33:44 PM nombretomado
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** When you have gems like [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Ilja Richter]] and [[SpongebobSquarepants Eberhard Prüter]], then that's the sign of a good dub!
** I consider every character voiced by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ZZ2qJu7l8 Joachim Kemmer]] to have a better voice than their english counterparts. - Tropers/HansFrollo

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** When you have gems like [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Ilja Richter]] and [[SpongebobSquarepants [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Eberhard Prüter]], then that's the sign of a good dub!
** I consider every character voiced by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ZZ2qJu7l8 Joachim Kemmer]] to have a better voice than their english English counterparts. - Tropers/HansFrollo
9th Jan '16 7:33:30 PM nombretomado
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* SpongebobSquarepants in German. The voices are very fitting and have comedic tones, much like the original American version.

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* SpongebobSquarepants ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' in German. The voices are very fitting and have comedic tones, much like the original American version.
3rd Jan '16 10:37:00 AM nombretomado
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** There are other dubs that I think are great, but I can't list and describe them all here. Among them are SchoolRumble, Anime/{{Monster}}, Anime/PaniPoniDash, {{Trigun}}, SoulEater, and CromartieHighSchool.

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** There are other dubs that I think are great, but I can't list and describe them all here. Among them are SchoolRumble, Anime/{{Monster}}, Anime/PaniPoniDash, {{Trigun}}, SoulEater, Anime/SoulEater, and CromartieHighSchool.
26th Nov '15 3:59:56 PM nombretomado
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** @/{{Smokie}}: I'll take the German dub of ''SamuraiChamploo''. The voices fit perfectly. The only reason I didn't completely watch it in German is because the video quality sucks. I'm very picky about this stuff.

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** @/{{Smokie}}: I'll take the German dub of ''SamuraiChamploo''.''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''. The voices fit perfectly. The only reason I didn't completely watch it in German is because the video quality sucks. I'm very picky about this stuff.
8th Nov '15 11:57:23 AM nombretomado
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* The ''TheRenAndStimpyShow'' is relatively obscure in Germany, but has an excellent, highly acclaimed dub. The voices are ''completely'' different from the originals, and yet they maintain the spirit of the characters; the dialogue inflections are great (most of the time), and both [[NiceHat Santiago]] [[StraightGay Ziesmer]] and [[CampGay Oliver]] [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl Feld]] inject energy and an abundance of emotion into the dub. Ziesmer is great at conveying emotion and even manages to sound scarier than John K. at times, and Feld, who is even better, displays more range in one role than he does in his entire repertoire. You have got to hear him to believe it; he very nearly bests Billy West at times. His voice is expressive and yet completely natural. Just watch any episode and you'll find out. The director of the dub is Nadine Geist, who while not always allowing everything dubbed, seems to really know how to push her actors to the limit. The best dubbed episodes are: [[http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3156775/Die_Ren_Stimpy_Show_S01E03_Part_1_3 Weltraumkoller]] ("Space Madness"), [[http://vimeo.com/50368356 Robin Hoek and Schwester Stimpy]] (Robin Hoek and Nurse Stimpy), [[http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3156935/Die_Ren_Stimpy_Show_S01E04_Part_2_3 Der Kleinste Riese]] (The Littlest Giant) [[http://vimeo.com/49516909 Stimpys Sohn]] (Son of Stimpy), Stimpys Fanclub and [[http://www.myvideo.de/watch/7399678/Ren_Stimpy_Koeniglich_Kanadische_Yakreiter_Hymne Koeniglich-Kanadische Yakreiter im Kilt]] (Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen; unfortunately I can only find the song.) As of late all the videos have been removed.

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* The ''TheRenAndStimpyShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' is relatively obscure in Germany, but has an excellent, highly acclaimed dub. The voices are ''completely'' different from the originals, and yet they maintain the spirit of the characters; the dialogue inflections are great (most of the time), and both [[NiceHat Santiago]] [[StraightGay Ziesmer]] and [[CampGay Oliver]] [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl Feld]] inject energy and an abundance of emotion into the dub. Ziesmer is great at conveying emotion and even manages to sound scarier than John K. at times, and Feld, who is even better, displays more range in one role than he does in his entire repertoire. You have got to hear him to believe it; he very nearly bests Billy West at times. His voice is expressive and yet completely natural. Just watch any episode and you'll find out. The director of the dub is Nadine Geist, who while not always allowing everything dubbed, seems to really know how to push her actors to the limit. The best dubbed episodes are: [[http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3156775/Die_Ren_Stimpy_Show_S01E03_Part_1_3 Weltraumkoller]] ("Space Madness"), [[http://vimeo.com/50368356 Robin Hoek and Schwester Stimpy]] (Robin Hoek and Nurse Stimpy), [[http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3156935/Die_Ren_Stimpy_Show_S01E04_Part_2_3 Der Kleinste Riese]] (The Littlest Giant) [[http://vimeo.com/49516909 Stimpys Sohn]] (Son of Stimpy), Stimpys Fanclub and [[http://www.myvideo.de/watch/7399678/Ren_Stimpy_Koeniglich_Kanadische_Yakreiter_Hymne Koeniglich-Kanadische Yakreiter im Kilt]] (Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen; unfortunately I can only find the song.) As of late all the videos have been removed.
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