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Яeverse



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 4:57 pm Reply with quote
Loved the dub and sub, will get.

Wonder why the gundams are now getting these barebones releases. Totally deserved a super special awesome editon like 00 Wing and G Gundam received.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:10 pm Reply with quote
Still no word about Gundam Seed?
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:25 pm Reply with quote
Яeverse wrote:
Wonder why the gundams are now getting these barebones releases. Totally deserved a super special awesome editon like 00 Wing and G Gundam received.

Nozomi probably considers the Gundam series that didn't air on TV in the US as more niche releases than the ones that did.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:47 pm Reply with quote
dragonmastr wrote:
Still no word about Gundam Seed?

I’d love to know what is going on behind the scenes. It’s got to be something with Sunrise. The release has been delayed for years at this point.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:08 pm Reply with quote
merr wrote:
dragonmastr wrote:
Still no word about Gundam Seed?

I’d love to know what is going on behind the scenes. It’s got to be something with Sunrise. The release has been delayed for years at this point.


was ure rightstuf said just two weeks ago its still coming this year, especially with the comparison and dub clip posted then as ewell.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 12:09 am Reply with quote
It's great the fans of the Gundam Build series can enjoy this.

Personally, I think it's super weird that legacy Gundam series (ZZ, Victory, X, Turn A)
will never see English dubs, but side anime like the Build series are fully dubbed.
The mind boggles.
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NJ_



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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 7:29 am Reply with quote
I'm surprised that it's not FUNimation who's releasing this. The hints were there with the dub & sub streaming on their website and they did put out IBO.

Regardless, I'm glad and will probably pick it up whenever I get the Build Fighters specials.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:08 am Reply with quote
Gundam0084 wrote:
It's great the fans of the Gundam Build series can enjoy this.

Personally, I think it's super weird that legacy Gundam series (ZZ, Victory, X, Turn A)
will never see English dubs, but side anime like the Build series are fully dubbed.
The mind boggles.


I wonder if their reasoning is that, since kids are more likely to get into these newer, more toyetic shows, they are the ones in most need of dubs in order to be marketable in the US?
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 12:37 pm Reply with quote
Opinions/thoughts...

Regarding Funimation: I get the sense that Iron-Blooded Orphans didn't do so hot for them. I know it got the Toonami run, but the reaction to the series seemed pretty mixed. Some people were especially disappointed with the second season. (As a longtime Gundam fan, I know I found it all pretty middling, despite some good moments and its admirable attempts to be different.) I think the thought originally was, "Hey, IBO could be the second coming of Gundam Wing in the United States, so Funimation has the clout to make it mainstream." I think if the results were more favorable, Funimation and Sunrise/Bandai would be doing more modern Gundam series, and Nozomi would only be doing legacy titles.

Regarding Dubs: I am pretty irked that older Gundam series, especially stand-alone ones like X and Turn-A, didn't get English dubs. Especially when those two had delays between DVD and Bluray releases, so changes could have been made. Anyway, from what I've heard, the older series just "look too old" and don't warrant a release with a dub. The cost of a dub outweighs the demand for disc sales. Meanwhile, these newer series have modern streaming releases to gauge and build interest and new model kits coming out to sell, so the dub can help with marketing. I think that's the deal. And the "Build" sub-series brand has really taken on a life of its own. I think Gundam AGE was an experiment to try to zero in on a multimedia juggernaut to appeal to modern kids, and based on its results, Sunrise/Bandai decided to strip things down. They realized the war themes and such were getting in the way. In a sense, it's sort of a denial of the Gundam franchise, but I feel like these "Build" series have become the lifeblood of the franchise now, allowing for the heavier UC stuff. Unfortunately, it means that other AUs are pushed to the side, I guess.

Regarding SEED: I think this has to do with script stuff. I think this is an EVA 3.0 situation, where there is translation nitpicking going on. Sadly, from some of the clips posted, it sounds like the script has some weird quirks in it. Like saying the Earth Forces want to protect a shuttle over the spaceship that is the Archangel during reentry. But who knows. I just hope shorter side material like Stargazer and Astray get a release.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 4:41 pm Reply with quote
LightningCount wrote:
Regarding Dubs: I am pretty irked that older Gundam series, especially stand-alone ones like X and Turn-A, didn't get English dubs. Especially when those two had delays between DVD and Bluray releases, so changes could have been made. Anyway, from what I've heard, the older series just "look too old" and don't warrant a release with a dub. The cost of a dub outweighs the demand for disc sales.
The length I would guess is the most pressing issue. Old Anime still gets dubbed; Memories and older entries in the Lupin series, as well as re-dubs like with Escaflowne and Vampire Hunter D. So OVAs and films have a good chance(or a well known TV show via crowd funding). But a 50 episode cult show, highly unlikely to break even.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 8:33 pm Reply with quote
Яeverse wrote:
merr wrote:
dragonmastr wrote:
Still no word about Gundam Seed?

I’d love to know what is going on behind the scenes. It’s got to be something with Sunrise. The release has been delayed for years at this point.


was ure rightstuf said just two weeks ago its still coming this year, especially with the comparison and dub clip posted then as ewell.


I hadn't heard that, but I'm very happy to hear it.
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