History YMMV / GhostStories

29th Feb '16 6:52:27 AM Bicorn
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!! For the [[Anime/GhostStories anime series]]:
14th Jan '16 7:26:26 PM Mizerous
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* CharacterDerailment: Exploited by Amanojaku in the GagDub, when he complains that his sudden [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn in the last episode]] isn't faithful to his character arc, but then goes along with it in the hope of winning a Golden Globe.
1st Jan '16 11:30:49 PM Soufriere
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Too many to list in the gag dub.

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Too many to list in the gag dub. That's why it has its own page.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The joke with Reiichirou and the Merry Mary doll becomes a lot less funny when you learn that his voice actor Illich Guardiola was arrested in 2014 for sexual assault of a 16 year old (consent age in Texas is 17).

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The joke with Reiichirou and the Merry Mary doll becomes a lot less funny when you learn that his voice actor Illich Guardiola was arrested in 2014 for sexual assault of a 16 year old (consent old.[[note]] The case is fairly messy. Legal age of consent in Texas is 17).17, and he was her teacher, ''and'' he took her across state lines to marry her (thus breaking three laws right there). However, the girl and her parents refused to cooperate with the cops and prosecutors had to drop the charges for lack of evidence.[[/note]]



** [[{{Series/Supernatural}} A missing parent leaves a journal of supernatural information to two children.]]

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** [[{{Series/Supernatural}} [[Series/{{Supernatural}} A missing parent leaves a journal of supernatural information to two children.]]]]
* LoveItOrHateIt: The GagDub, of course.
** When the series first came out in America in 2005, reviews were harshly split – some loved the irreverent humor and excellent acting, while others (notably [=AnimeOnDVD's=] Chris Beveridge) despised it for its utter disregard of the original script. One reviewer on Anime News Network tried to split the difference, liking the dub but feeling that Episode 12 should have been played straight due to its heavier subject matter. None of the negative critics seemed to care that the show had been a complete flop in Japan.
** Keep in mind that this was the era when [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] was still at the height of their power and was busy making fans' heads explode with their universally-despised ''Manga/OnePiece'' dub, fuelling a backlash among an anime fandom that increasingly demanded ''zero'' alterations to a dub script during localization, quality be damned.
** 10+ years on, most people who hated the ''Ghost Stories'' dub have either left the scene or come to enjoy it as a kitschy reminder of a different era. While it still has its (often harsh) critics, the reception of the dub today is generally positive.



* SoOkayItsAverage: The general opinion on the original Japanese version, and part of the reason it didn't catch on. Opinions on the GagDub, [[LoveItOrHateIt on the other hand…]]

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* SoOkayItsAverage: The general opinion on the original Japanese version, and part of the reason it didn't catch on. Even the unusually high quality voice cast couldn't save it. Opinions on the GagDub, [[LoveItOrHateIt on the other hand…]]
21st Aug '15 5:28:53 AM LordAaronus
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** [[{{Series/Supernatural}} A missing parent leaves a journal of supernatural information to two children.]]
30th Mar '15 4:02:08 PM MetaBuu
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** Especially the things [[TheFundamentalist Momoko]] says.
28th Mar '15 1:10:47 AM Soufriere
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: It did pretty meh in Japan, but the gag dub made it a cult hit in the US.
* GrowingTheBeard: ADV's GagDub is okay early on, actually staying fairly close to the original script in the first two episodes, becoming a bit looser in episodes 3 and 4. Episode 5 and onward is where they really start to improvise and where the dub hits its stride.
* HilariousInHindsight: English dub episode 19, "Please stay tuned for probably ''the'' hottest homosexual newscaster on the planet, my friend, Anderson Cooper." This came out six years before Cooper publicly outed himself.

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** The scene in Episode 7 where Satsuki asks her compact mirror who's the prettiest girl around and Amanojaku answers with Creator/LindsayLohan. Today, that response would be considered incredibly ironic; it wasn't back in 2005.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: It did pretty meh Very few people in Japan, Japan know this anime even exists, but the gag dub GagDub made it a cult hit in the US.
North America.
* GrowingTheBeard: ADV's GagDub dub is okay early on, actually staying fairly close to the original script in the first two episodes, becoming a bit looser in episodes 3 and 4. Episode 5 and onward is where they really start to improvise and where the dub hits its stride.
* HilariousInHindsight: English dub episode 19, "Please stay tuned for probably ''the'' hottest homosexual newscaster on the planet, planet… my friend, Anderson Cooper." This came out six years before Cooper publicly outed himself.



* MisBlamed[=/=]MisaimedFandom: Creator/ADVFilms occasionally catches flak for the personality changes in their GagDub of this series. Actually, ADV was told to do whatever it took to make the series sell... so they did.
* SoOkayItsAverage: The general opinion on the original Japanese version, and part of the reason it didn't catch on. Opinions on the GagDub, on the other hand...

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* MisBlamed[=/=]MisaimedFandom: Creator/ADVFilms occasionally catches flak for the personality changes in their GagDub dub of this series. Actually, ADV was told to do whatever it took to make the series sell... sell… so they did.
* SoOkayItsAverage: The general opinion on the original Japanese version, and part of the reason it didn't catch on. Opinions on the GagDub, [[LoveItOrHateIt on the other hand...hand…]]
23rd Feb '15 12:09:31 AM Dirtyblue929
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* SoOkayItsAverage: The general opinion on the original Japanese version, and part of the reason it didn't catch on. Opinions on the GagDub, on the other hand...
9th Dec '14 6:08:41 AM Soufriere
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* GrowingTheBeard: ADV's GagDub is okay early on, actually mostly staying close to the original script. Episode 5 and afterwards is where they really start to improvise and where the dub hits its stride.

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* GrowingTheBeard: ADV's GagDub is okay early on, actually mostly staying fairly close to the original script. script in the first two episodes, becoming a bit looser in episodes 3 and 4. Episode 5 and afterwards onward is where they really start to improvise and where the dub hits its stride.



* SubbingVersusDubbing: Regardless what you think about the English dub, on the other hand the Spanish dub not only is a literal straight dub, but [[SoOkayItsAverage also a relatively mediocre one]] due to the [[DubNameChange changed names]] (the English keeps most of the original names) and wooden performances.[[note]] Although that was because in Argentinian Spanish it's very difficult to pronounce some Japanese words and names, compared with other Spanish dialects.[[/note]] [[note]]There is apparently confusion as to whether the Spanish dub was done in Argentina or Colombia.[[/note]]

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* SubbingVersusDubbing: Regardless what you think about the English dub, on the other hand the Spanish dub not only is a literal straight dub, but [[SoOkayItsAverage also a relatively mediocre one]] due to the [[DubNameChange changed names]] (the English keeps most of the original names) and wooden performances.[[note]] Although that was because in Argentinian Spanish it's very difficult to pronounce some Japanese words and names, compared with other Spanish dialects.[[/note]] [[note]]There is apparently confusion as to whether the Spanish dub was done in Argentina or Colombia.Colombia.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was an episode made but never aired (and probably never recorded by the seiyuu) revolving around the kuchisaki-onna, a female ghost with a disfigured face. It's supposed to look like a GlasgowGrin but the anime depicted it more like a cleft palate. In order to avoid offense, the episode was shelved. Can you ''imagine'' what ADV's GagDub would have done with ''that'' material? On second thought, maybe it's best that it never saw the light of day.
** Greg Ayres expressed regret that the Mel Gibson Jew rant happened just a few weeks after production wrapped, as he would have loved to have incorporated it into the final episode.
[[/note]]
9th Dec '14 5:53:26 AM Soufriere
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** Also Jews, blacks, born-again Christians, lesbians, and the mentally disabled. It might be easier to list targets that aren't acceptable in the dub.

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** Also Jews, blacks, Blacks, Asians, born-again Christians, lesbians, and the mentally disabled. It might be easier to list targets that aren't ''aren't'' acceptable in the dub.



* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Leo's voice actor in the GagDub, Creator/GregAyres, is well known for his jokes about Christian Slater's acting career and it even became a slight RunningGag in the dub, as he mentioned "Christian Slater's career" when listing the people boarding the ferry to River Styx.

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Too many to list in the gag dub.
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Leo's voice actor in the GagDub, dub, Creator/GregAyres, is well known for his jokes about Christian Slater's acting career and it even became a slight RunningGag in the dub, as he mentioned "Christian Slater's career" when listing the people boarding the ferry to River Styx.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The joke with Reiichirou and the Mary doll becomes a lot less funny when you learn that his voice actor Illich Guardiola was arrested in 2014 for sexual assault on a 16 year old.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: It did pretty meh in Japan, the gag dub made it more loved in the US.
* GrowingTheBeard: ADV's GagDub is all right early on, actually mostly staying close to the original script. Episode 5 and afterwards is where they really start to improvise and where the dub hits its stride.
* HilariousInHindsight: English dub episode 19, "Please stay tuned for probably ''the'' hottest homosexual newscaster on the planet, my friend, Anderson Cooper." This came out six years before Cooper's actual revelation.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The joke with Reiichirou and the Merry Mary doll becomes a lot less funny when you learn that his voice actor Illich Guardiola was arrested in 2014 for sexual assault on of a 16 year old.
old (consent age in Texas is 17).
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: It did pretty meh in Japan, but the gag dub made it more loved a cult hit in the US.
* GrowingTheBeard: ADV's GagDub is all right okay early on, actually mostly staying close to the original script. Episode 5 and afterwards is where they really start to improvise and where the dub hits its stride.
* HilariousInHindsight: English dub episode 19, "Please stay tuned for probably ''the'' hottest homosexual newscaster on the planet, my friend, Anderson Cooper." This came out six years before Cooper's actual revelation.Cooper publicly outed himself.



* SubbingVersusDubbing: Regardless what you think about the English dub, on the other hand the Colombian Spanish dub not only is a literal straight dub, but [[SoOkayItsAverage also a relatively mediocre one]] due of the [[DubNameChange changed names compared with the English dub]] and wooden performance.[[note]]Althrough that was because in Colombian Spanish it's very difficult to pronounce some Japanese words and names, compared with other Spanish dialects.[[/note]]Also the dub was done in Argentina.

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* SubbingVersusDubbing: Regardless what you think about the English dub, on the other hand the Colombian Spanish dub not only is a literal straight dub, but [[SoOkayItsAverage also a relatively mediocre one]] due of to the [[DubNameChange changed names compared with the names]] (the English dub]] keeps most of the original names) and wooden performance.[[note]]Althrough performances.[[note]] Although that was because in Colombian Argentinian Spanish it's very difficult to pronounce some Japanese words and names, compared with other Spanish dialects.[[/note]]Also [[/note]] [[note]]There is apparently confusion as to whether the Spanish dub was done in Argentina.
Argentina or Colombia.[[/note]]
3rd Dec '14 3:48:24 AM FuzzyBoots
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* EarWorm: Given the songs the chapters are all named for, there's an actual pop music soundtrack that might get into a reader's head.

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* EarWorm: Given the songs the chapters are all named for, there's an actual pop music soundtrack that might get into a reader's head.head.
* GeniusBonus: Apple the Routewitch Queen's origin can be derived from hints within the story with some digging. It's not pretty.
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