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NEWS: Magic Tree House BD/DVD Listed with English Subs in Japan




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icomeanon4



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:16 pm Reply with quote
"So heeeeyyyy, bad news America...No English subs on the Do You Remember Love blu-ray. But don't worry! You can still import Magic Tree House!"

Kidding aside, it's always nice to see them release movies with English speakers in mind. I can almost picture myself being interested in this if I were still in elementary school, but the anime designs just clash too strongly with my memories of the original book covers. Those were some danged good covers.
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Kimiko_0



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:09 pm Reply with quote
That looks interesting. I'll have to watch the movie to see if it's something I want to buy.
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SpacemanHardy



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:55 pm Reply with quote
So wait...

A movie based on an American book series.....

By an American author....

About American children....

Doesn't get an English dub?











........*groans* I REALLY hate being an anime fan sometimes. Confused
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Apollo-kun



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:56 pm Reply with quote
I don't always spring for expensive Blu-Ray imports, but when I do, I prefer adaptations of books that comprised a good portion of my childhood.

No, seriously, I'm buying this as soon as it becomes available. I don't care if it's 60-80 dollars.
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zeopower6



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:58 pm Reply with quote
SpacemanHardy wrote:
So wait...

A movie based on an American book series.....

By an American author....

About American children....

Doesn't get an English dub?











........*groans* I REALLY hate being an anime fan sometimes. Confused


Why would it get an English dub in the JAPANESE release? Razz

If it somehow gets licensed here, I think an English dub is inevitable.
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luffypirate85



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:06 pm Reply with quote
zeopower6 wrote:
SpacemanHardy wrote:
So wait...

A movie based on an American book series.....

By an American author....

About American children....

Doesn't get an English dub?











........*groans* I REALLY hate being an anime fan sometimes. Confused


Why would it get an English dub in the JAPANESE release? Razz

If it somehow gets licensed here, I think an English dub is inevitable.


Haha I was about to say the same thing.
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icomeanon4



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:33 pm Reply with quote
zeopower6 wrote:
Why would it get an English dub in the JAPANESE release? Razz

Actually, it's not unheard of, even for an initial Japanese release. Biggest example is Gundam Unicorn; simultaneous English track on both North American and Japanese blu-rays.

But yeah, it'd be pretty nuts if Magic Tree House got a simultaneous English dub. Among the people who would buy a disc straight from Japan (i.e. anime fans), a lot more would buy something like Gundam Unicorn than Magic Tree House.

I doubt that this is going to get marketed to the books' audience in the States. It's waaaayyy too anime, and that doesn't mesh with the way the books have been marketed here.
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ArsenicSteel



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:45 pm Reply with quote
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Actually, it's not unheard of, even for an initial Japanese release. Biggest example is Gundam Unicorn; simultaneous English track on both North American and Japanese blu-rays.


No, it's not unheard of. Not that anyone here has implied otherwise but it is very unlikely to happen and practically expected that a Japanese anime only have Japanese for it's audio on the initial release, regardless of where the source material came from.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:48 am Reply with quote
Probably more to help the Japanese learn English, since not too many English-speaking kids would want to watch subs.
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