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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:27 am Reply with quote
Well, so long Funimation. It was a nice marriage while it lasted.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:32 am Reply with quote
Gemnist wrote:
Well, so long Funimation. It was a nice marriage while it lasted.
Funi only dubs in English and is a North America distributor. I doubt they care about the foreign market.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:51 am Reply with quote
Gemnist wrote:
Well, so long Funimation. It was a nice marriage while it lasted.

Where does the article say the marriage is over?
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CrowLia



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:05 am Reply with quote
Random Name wrote:
Gemnist wrote:
Well, so long Funimation. It was a nice marriage while it lasted.
Funi only dubs in English and is a North America distributor. I doubt they care about the foreign market.


They definitely don't, considering you can't even look at their website if you're from outside the US
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Escaflowne2001



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:14 am Reply with quote
Strange choices. Two out of those three were very badly received back when they came out.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:37 am Reply with quote
Seem like weird choices, but I assume based on the maps they release every season that they have the streaming data to justify those choices. Very much hope it's a successful endeavor.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:39 am Reply with quote
Hopefully Crunchy realizes that those in Spain won't take too kindly to dubs not dubbed using native Spanish Spanish speakers. I've seen a lot of negative comments about previous Spanish dubs that use Central American speakers.
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doesnt Rokka belong to Ponycan USA?

Im still waiting to own Schwarezmarken here in the US.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:02 am Reply with quote
Cutiebunny wrote:
Hopefully Crunchy realizes that those in Spain won't take too kindly to dubs not dubbed using native Spanish Spanish speakers. I've seen a lot of negative comments about previous Spanish dubs that use Central American speakers.

Since Crunchyroll uses two kind of subs for Spanish (Latin America and Spain)*, I think they realized it a long time ago. Smile

* if they own the rights for both regions, that's it.
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Punch Drunk Marc



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:35 am Reply with quote
CrowLia wrote:
Random Name wrote:
Gemnist wrote:
Well, so long Funimation. It was a nice marriage while it lasted.
Funi only dubs in English and is a North America distributor. I doubt they care about the foreign market.


They definitely don't, considering you can't even look at their website if you're from outside the US


Sensing a lot of hostility here.
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Amiantos



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:07 am Reply with quote
This seems like a better investment than their bring niche mobile games to the west that will shutter after a year of being out. Be interesting to see the quality of the dubs in those languages.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:20 am Reply with quote
invalidname wrote:
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LOL! But, seriously, sometimes I wish I could get an anime dubbed in the language of the show's setting with English subs. For example, I'd love to watch Rose of Versailles in French. But the only company offering multiple dub/sub options is Netflix.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:00 am Reply with quote
Gemnist wrote:
Well, so long Funimation. It was a nice marriage while it lasted.


Um, this has nothing to do with English Dubs. FUNimation is still handling those.
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Chichiryuutei



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:18 am Reply with quote
[quote="CrowLia"]
Random Name wrote:
Gemnist wrote:
Well, so long Funimation. It was a nice marriage while it lasted.
Funi only dubs in English and is a North America distributor. I doubt they care about the foreign market.


They definitely don't, considering you can't even look at their website if you're from outside the US
kgw wrote:
a business decision on Funimation's part but streaming has really changed the game. Before revenue was only ever expected from US TV licenses and US VHS/DVD/BDs sales. Now, you've access to 5.8 billion potential users (excluding China due to their arcane Corp rules). I expect a Sony owned Funimation to go after the Spanish/Brazilian
/French/German audiences very soon (there are top professional dubbing houses already doing great dubs all they need is to distribute) to keep Netflix at bay. This is the one great thing Netflix does with anime it has it in multiple languages and I (a bilingual) enjoy that very much.

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Cutiebunny wrote:
Hopefully Crunchy realizes that those in Spain won't take too kindly to dubs not dubbed using native Spanish Spanish speakers. I've seen a lot of negative comments about previous Spanish dubs that use Central American speakers.

Since Crunchyroll uses two kind of subs for Spanish (Latin America and Spain)*, I think they realized it a long time ago. Smile

* if they own the rights for both regions, that's it.


I'd say from a market perspective, Crunchyroll will focus first in Latin America Spanish dubs. Three are more viewers that will enjoy it (myself included) then move to Castilian Spanish for a niche audience.

I'm very sorry for those still hoping for the Funi+Crunchy partnership. It's done. Sony TV will null the partnership once they acquire Funimation. There really is no need for Crunchyroll in a world with dubs and that's what Crunchyroll has found out hence the move to try and beat Funimation to the other dub markets (I used to watch Crunchy for 15+ shows a season. Now, with so many simuldubs I only watch the good shows not getting a dub and there aren't many).
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