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samuelp



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:14 am Reply with quote
I heard rumors it was being dubbed into English up in Canada and it seems they were right.


Unfortunately I also heard that all the names are changed and that its getting a full "Americanization" style dub.

Since the deal is with YTV directly, I wonder if Toei has any plans at all for a DVD release? I don't believe that YTV has ever had a contract directly with the Japanese before, so this is definitely unique.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:27 am Reply with quote
Will they have special maple leaf battle outfits? RazzLaughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:31 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
Will they have special maple leaf battle outfits? RazzLaughing

Yatta!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:05 am Reply with quote
It seems there is confirmation of the name changes:

http://www.c21media.net/​resources/​detail.​asp?​area=​79&​article=​46595

Nagisa-> Natalie
Honoka-> Hannah
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:47 am Reply with quote
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who are bought together by two magical creatures


gasp! human trafficking! D: Kidding, though I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be brought Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:56 am Reply with quote
If Toei's going to change the names and all, I don't want it. Not to mention I doubt they are going to do dual language DVDs. Toei is so backwards.
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samuelp



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:59 am Reply with quote
Daimao Raki wrote:
If Toei's going to change the names and all, I don't want it. Not to mention I doubt they are going to do dual language DVDs. Toei is so backwards.

I doubt they'll do DVDs at all!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:03 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
Will they have special maple leaf battle outfits? RazzLaughing


Or have Rush re-record the OP...

Seriously, I watched a few Episodes of PreCure on Toei's Crunchyroll stream. As a show, It's quite poor (The animation's dated, the plots are needlessly boring and repetitive, and it will never end) but will probably attract a sizable audience for itself and the merchandising avalanche that will most likely follow.

Edit #1 - Grammar and spelling changes


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samuelp



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:32 am Reply with quote
heavyweather wrote:
GATSU wrote:
Will they have special maple leaf battle outfits? RazzLaughing


Or have Rush re-record the OP...

Seriously, I watched a few Episodes of PreCure on Toei's Cruchcyroll stream. As a show, It's quite poor (The animation's dated, the plots are needlessly boring and repetitive, and it never will end) but will probably attract a sizable audience for itself and the merchandising avalanche that will most likely follow.

That's a good question though... will a merchandising avalanche follow?

Is it profitable for a toy company like Bandai America to produce and market toys for a show that is only airing in Canada and streaming subbed only online?
I would think that this TV deal might not be enough to warrant a large amount of merchandising at this point... they'd have to get it on US tv somewhere.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:35 am Reply with quote
heavyweather wrote:
GATSU wrote:
Will they have special maple leaf battle outfits? RazzLaughing


Or have Rush re-record the OP...

Seriously, I watched a few Episodes of PreCure on Toei's Cruchcyroll stream. As a show, It's quite poor (The animation's dated, the plots are needlessly boring and repetitive, and it never will end) but will probably attract a sizable audience for itself and the merchandising avalanche that will most likely follow.


I agree with you Precure isn't all that good after all... the only reason toei wanted north america to license it is becuase after that then they'll have it shown in all continents of the world... (or to the ones that matter) but still i agree its kinda boring and outdated... I don't know why but toei's staff isn't all great at animation, just look at their version of kanon, air, and clannad... they suck at storytelling too!

but you know what magical girl show really needs to make it here?...
Shugo Chara! I got hooked from the first episode... (actually from the catchy opening Razz) And I can tell, even if there are name changes and such, its gonna be BIG here!
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MrAnimeSpecialist



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:59 am Reply with quote
sailorsean wrote:
heavyweather wrote:
GATSU wrote:
Will they have special maple leaf battle outfits? RazzLaughing


Or have Rush re-record the OP...

Seriously, I watched a few Episodes of PreCure on Toei's Cruchcyroll stream. As a show, It's quite poor (The animation's dated, the plots are needlessly boring and repetitive, and it never will end) but will probably attract a sizable audience for itself and the merchandising avalanche that will most likely follow.


I agree with you Precure isn't all that good after all... the only reason toei wanted north america to license it is becuase after that then they'll have it shown in all continents of the world... (or to the ones that matter) but still i agree its kinda boring and outdated... I don't know why but toei's staff isn't all great at animation, just look at their version of kanon, air, and clannad... they suck at storytelling too!

but you know what magical girl show really needs to make it here?...
Shugo Chara! I got hooked from the first episode... (actually from the catchy opening Razz) And I can tell, even if there are name changes and such, its gonna be BIG here!


At least it's better to have a real magical girl anime than the "animesque" Winx Club show that YTV currently airs *shudder*.

I don't mind name changes, though. It's an inevitable process that occurs when an anime series gets aired on daytime TV (unless the english dub is a gag dub like Duel Master and Idaten jump)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:05 am Reply with quote
samuelp wrote:

That's a good question though... will a merchandising avalanche follow?

Is it profitable for a toy company like Bandai America to produce and market toys for a show that is only airing in Canada and streaming subbed only online?
I would think that this TV deal might not be enough to warrant a large amount of merchandising at this point... they'd have to get it on US tv somewhere.


If it where just the online stream, then no. But Getting this show on TV - assuming that it's at a good Saturday Morning Time slot - will attract viewers, and if the install base is large enough, merchandise will appear. It won't likely be immediately, though. Also, If YTV's dub proves to be popular, an American channel would most likely pick it up.

As for not appearing in the United States, Degrassi: The Next Generation - A Canadian show that draws in huge ratings and some merchandise domestically. It did appear later in the US, but was very popular before it came over here.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:15 am Reply with quote
samuelp wrote:
It seems there is confirmation of the name changes:

http://www.c21media.net/​resources/​detail.​asp?​area=​79&​article=​46595

Nagisa-> Natalie
Honoka-> Hannah

This is gonna SUCK. It'll probably be edited all to hell.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:36 am Reply with quote
Seems like this will be another Cardcaptors (ugh!). I am assuming that Toei just moved forward with whatever 4Kids had already had dubbed, hence the copious edits expected as well as the westernization of the names.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:49 am Reply with quote
Hasn't Naruto's success proved that Americanization isn't totally necessary?
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