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marvel knight



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:36 am Reply with quote
Why the hell did they have to change their names?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:17 am Reply with quote
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Why the hell did they have to change their names?

Because they don't think kids would understand Japanese names.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:25 am Reply with quote
TsukasaElkKite wrote:
marvel knight wrote:
Why the hell did they have to change their names?

Because they don't think kids would understand Japanese names.


So they had to change Ban to Van? I can understand their surnames but Ban is an english word by that logic.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:37 am Reply with quote
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Why the hell did they have to change their names?
Because apparently other cultures are too confusing for children? I dunno, I have never liked name changes. It's not like DBZ's Goku was renamed to "Gary" in the 1990s so I don't see why other anime dubs change names and erase culture. Rice Balls are not cookies, 4Kids.

I'm actually looking forward to Little Battlers. Seems like a perfect show to sell toys and it's not that bad in terms of action. More interesting than Bey Blade at least.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:44 am Reply with quote
Gasero wrote:
marvel knight wrote:
Why the hell did they have to change their names?
Because apparently other cultures are too confusing for children? I dunno, I have never liked name changes. It's not like DBZ's Goku was renamed to "Gary" in the 1990s so I don't see why other anime dubs change names and erase culture. Rice Balls are not cookies, 4Kids.

I'm actually looking forward to Little Battlers. Seems like a perfect show to sell toys and it's not that bad in terms of action. More interesting than Bey Blade at least.


Yeah , 4Kids was horrible that way , and i'm thankful they never changed any of the DBZ's names except for Mr Satan/Hercule.

Yes , i have watched both this and the sequel with subs and i can tell you that its a great show.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:46 am Reply with quote
marvel knight wrote:
TsukasaElkKite wrote:
marvel knight wrote:
Why the hell did they have to change their names?

Because they don't think kids would understand Japanese names.


So they had to change Ban to Van? I can understand their surnames but Ban is an english word by that logic.


Japanese doesn't (naturally) have a "V" sound, so "Ba" is the closest approximation of "Va". The name "Ban" has been translated as "Van" in a few anime adaptations I can think of.


Mind you, I'm only in this thread because I keep misreading "Little Battlers eX" as "Little Busters EX" and getting quite confused. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:01 am Reply with quote
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marvel knight wrote:
Mind you, I'm only in this thread because I keep misreading "Little Battlers eX" as "Little Busters EX" and getting quite confused. Laughing


yey not alone on this!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:21 am Reply with quote
Glad that Nicktoons will be airing more anime. I'll watch this.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:30 am Reply with quote
Nicktoons? Man, that stinks. I guess all the guns will now be neon colored and shoot lasers instead of bullets now and people will be sent to the Shadow Realm instead of dying. Name changes indicate it's going to be one of those dubs...

Who licensed it anyway? It seems kind of dumb to license the anime but not the game it was based on and other merchandise. It's like Battle Spirits all over again where they only get a part of the franchise then wonder why it did poorly.. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:31 am Reply with quote
Mister Ryan Andrews wrote:
Nicktoons? Man, that stinks. I guess all the guns will now be neon colored and shoot lasers instead of bullets now and people will be sent to the Shadow Realm instead of dying. Name changes indicate it's going to be one of those dubs...

Who licensed it anyway? It seems kind of dumb to license the anime but not the game it was based on and other merchandise. It's like Battle Spirits all over again where they only get a part of the franchise then wonder why it did poorly.. Rolling Eyes


We got one of those uh... what's someone like him called... "complainers"? You do realize that Nicktoons has aired anime that have said the words "die" or "kill", and have kept most things in tact in animes like Digimon Fusion, except for a few name changes and concept changes here and there. And also, you do realize that Danball wasn't even getting a lot of sponsors either, correct?

No one had to take the rights of this anime, at all. Nicktoon would do a better job of it than Cartoon Network would.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:50 pm Reply with quote
Mister Ryan Andrews wrote:

Who licensed it anyway? It seems kind of dumb to license the anime but not the game it was based on and other merchandise. It's like Battle Spirits all over again where they only get a part of the franchise then wonder why it did poorly.. Rolling Eyes


The thing you should be most worried about is the whole policy Nick has on 'seasons. Really hope YTV or Teletoon pick it up here in Canada so they aren't limited by the season style that Nick is.

And BoA is bringing the kits. I'm not trusting Level 5 to bring the games over given how long it's been. If they do, it'll probably digital only like Inazuma Eleven.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:20 pm Reply with quote
I happen to know that these "International Names" were chosen by Level 5 themselves from the very beginning.

They are used in every international market for the show and games.

So don't go blaming nick, this is how the franchise was planned from the very start.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:49 pm Reply with quote
nelvana must be lazy, they kept most of the metal fight beyblade names the same.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:04 pm Reply with quote
Mister Ryan Andrews wrote:
Nicktoons? Man, that stinks. I guess all the guns will now be neon colored and shoot lasers instead of bullets now and people will be sent to the Shadow Realm instead of dying. Name changes indicate it's going to be one of those dubs...

Who licensed it anyway? It seems kind of dumb to license the anime but not the game it was based on and other merchandise. It's like Battle Spirits all over again where they only get a part of the franchise then wonder why it did poorly.. Rolling Eyes


The first words in this article are "Dentsu Entertainment". They're localizing the show. As for the associated products, the toys are coming. Japan didn't get the video game simultaneously with the show's broadcast either. The anime began in January, and the game came out in June.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:21 pm Reply with quote
marvel knight wrote:
Gasero wrote:
marvel knight wrote:
Why the hell did they have to change their names?
Because apparently other cultures are too confusing for children? I dunno, I have never liked name changes. It's not like DBZ's Goku was renamed to "Gary" in the 1990s so I don't see why other anime dubs change names and erase culture. Rice Balls are not cookies, 4Kids.

I'm actually looking forward to Little Battlers. Seems like a perfect show to sell toys and it's not that bad in terms of action. More interesting than Bey Blade at least.


Yeah , 4Kids was horrible that way , and i'm thankful they never changed any of the DBZ's names except for Mr Satan/Hercule.

Yes , i have watched both this and the sequel with subs and i can tell you that its a great show.


4Kids has BEEN dead since they became 4Licensing Corp. in Dec. 2012; both FUNimation and Viz Media changed Mr. Satan's name to Hercule for the edited versions of both the anime and manga, respectively.
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