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NEWS: Yo-kai Watch Anime to Premiere on Disney XD


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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:37 pm Reply with quote
I wonder what sort of edits it'll have. My guess is that it'll be Americanized a la Doraemon.
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SpacemanHardy



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:41 pm Reply with quote
.....That opening song is horrible. Confused
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itachi06103570



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:51 pm Reply with quote
TsukasaElkKite wrote:
I wonder what sort of edits it'll have. My guess is that it'll be Americanized a la Doraemon.
I personally haven't seen it (doremon) so I can't judge but since yo-kai watch is the next big thing after Pokémon I wonder how it might catch on with the younger viewers much like how Pokémon did back when I was like 6-8 years old. I'd like to see the contrast between then and now.
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mgosdin



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:51 pm Reply with quote
Targeting a youth demographic, so yes it's going to be worked over like Doraemon. The OP Music is a potential earworm. Shocked

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CallumKeyblade



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:08 pm Reply with quote
I hope it's a big success in the west, just so we can get the games faster.
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:19 pm Reply with quote
TsukasaElkKite wrote:
My guess is that it'll be Americanized a la Doraemon.


And I'm guessing they'll have finally found something to block with Doraemon S2 as the second half-hour.
Who's doing the dubbing, btw, Viz? (Assuming Bang-Zoom is still dubbing Doraemon.)

And yes, the theme does break down the crucial cross-cultural information in a way that can hold your brain hostage.
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KH91



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:25 pm Reply with quote
Darn. I so wanted it on CN right next to Pokemon.
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FireChick



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:26 pm Reply with quote
Hey! Another thing I can put on my DVR list!
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thekingsdinner



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:49 pm Reply with quote
If it's on Disney Anime hyper, there's a big chance it'll air here too sooner or later. I hope it does, then I have a reason to turn on the TV Very Happy
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manapear



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:07 pm Reply with quote
I wish they would stop Americanizing/whitewashing things, especially when it's something like this where the Japanese culture is so infused into the series. Apparently we can handle the themes, but not the actual people or culture. 9n9

because, you know, it would suck for kids in America to have to learn about another country and realize there's other places and cultures.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:12 pm Reply with quote
So, what are they going to rename everything and everyone?
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garlogan78



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:15 pm Reply with quote
I just threw up.
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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:30 pm Reply with quote
manapear wrote:
I wish they would stop Americanizing/whitewashing things, especially when it's something like this where the Japanese culture is so infused into the series. Apparently we can handle the themes, but not the actual people or culture. 9n9

because, you know, it would suck for kids in America to have to learn about another country and realize there's other places and cultures.


Agreed FULL STOP!
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:36 pm Reply with quote
That in-house English opening sounded horrific! The auto-tuning(?) made the voice irritating to hear; on top of that, the singer sounded bored throughout the entire song. Confused

Oh and, yes, if the English version of Doraemon is anything to go by, expect the characters of Yōkai Watch to undergo some Americanization with their names and [possibly] their settings, particularly since the manga has undergone Americanization already.
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ETX



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:41 pm Reply with quote
Couldn't care less for Yokai-Watch as it's literally another of those "Find, catch & collect Monster" The same as Pokemon is, however I feel like this is aimed at a slightly lower demographic.

Animation style reminds me of Inazuma Eleven (Both series's games are made by Level-5 so no surprises there)

I wonder how bad the dub will get edited both content and audio wise. The japanese version of the Pokemon anime is far superior to the dub as it retains all the awesome OST's and music, wheras the dub company makes it's own crappy music for it.
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