Alternative Foreign Theme Song / Anime and Manga

  • All of the anime that 4Kids dubs usually have a different theme song than the Japanese version. They also usually play an instrumental version of the intro song instead of the ending theme
  • Any anime shown on Nick Jr. in the 1990s will have this.
  • In Italy, pretty much every anime gets at least one if not more (especially the ones airing on any Mediaset channel). In particular, Italian singer Cristina D'Avena is famous in Italy for performing alternative theme songs for hundreds of different animes in the 90s and early 2000s.
  • Practically any anime that aired on the former French block "Club Dorothée" had this.
    • During the Dark Age of Anime in France, most shows got a French opening, many of which (but not all) are now considered So Bad, It's Good. French singer Bernard Minet is now more remembered for this than for any independent song.
  • Disney has done this with some of their Studio Ghibli releases, such as Ponyo and Arrietty. For most of the others, they simply dub the existing theme.note 
    • For the case of Ponyo and Arietty, a dubbed version of the original song used in the credits is played for a few minutes, (For Arietty, there was an English version of "Arietty's Song" along with a French and Japanese version when the movie came out in Japan) then the new theme song plays for the rest of the credits.

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