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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:13 pm Reply with quote
I guess from what I read, is that Netflix tried to make the Scrappy Doo of anime.
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Samiamiam



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"Male writer decides to gender flip the female fan favorite character in order to appeal to women" is one of the most hilarious and sad instances of completely misunderstanding your audience that I can think of in recent memory. I guess it didn't really matter in the end though cause it was trash anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:58 pm Reply with quote
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But between the Americanized names of the cast, the chunky and bloodless CG action, and Netflix not even including a Japanese voice track, Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya feels like the 4Kids version of itself.




I never even watched Saint Seiya (even when it ran on Saturdays on CN) and know this is just dumb.

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What gives. Y'all finally figured out how to make CG anime look at least as good as Jimmy Neutron,


......Are we talking the movie or the TV series cause the CG didn't age well in neither of those so that's damning bit of praise.


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Kaorichama



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:01 pm Reply with quote
Samiamiam wrote:
"Male writer decides to gender flip the female fan favorite character in order to appeal to women"

Oh boy, I've got some possible bad news about the fanbase; there's a lot of wahmen in here. And rumors say this show started the BL craze we all know today.
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Lactobacillus yogurti



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:09 pm Reply with quote
As a Latin American who's well, not really interested in the series, I've heard that most people are incredibly angry at the dub, since Seiya's new voice is just... dreadful. But finding a proper replacement for the late Jesús Barrero has been a nightmare. They could've gone with his nephew, José Gilberto Vilchis (Shun's original voice actor, who replaced him in Toy Story), but they didn't for stupid reasons.
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Ya know it’s sad, this show was most likely commissioned to be able to create a sizable audience for Saint Seiya in America considering it’s already a big thing in a lot of other places.

But this was definitly not the way to do it. Again it’s sad, there was a good deal of potential especially in adapting a new version of the original material thanks several decades old but it needs to be more clever than just putting in paramilitary troops & attack choppers.

Plus it’s only 6 episodes. That is so weird, I don’t think anyone expected it to be that ridiculously short.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:23 pm Reply with quote
Samiamiam wrote:
"Male writer decides to gender flip the female fan favorite character in order to appeal to women" is one of the most hilarious and sad instances of completely misunderstanding your audience that I can think of in recent memory. I guess it didn't really matter in the end though cause it was trash anyway.


"Manbaby Anime Fans Dislike Theres a Woman in Their Show Now"

That's the headline for some articles I expect by the end of the week.
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:31 pm Reply with quote
Scion Drake wrote:
Ya know it’s sad, this show was most likely commissioned to be able to create a sizable audience for Saint Seiya in America considering it’s already a big thing in a lot of other places.

But this was definitly not the way to do it. Again it’s sad, there was a good deal of potential especially in adapting a new version of the original material thanks several decades old but it needs to be more clever than just putting in paramilitary troops & attack choppers.

Plus it’s only 6 episodes. That is so weird, I don’t think anyone expected it to be that ridiculously short.


Apparently the second half of the season hits in two months. This was the first half.

I thought it was a simple story, but moved too fast and needed some blood and the like for oomph. The core is still there but it needs to slow down.

That being said, if kids do take to this show? I’m gonna laugh my head off. “Dragon Prince is boring, in this show people punch people in the face!”
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:33 pm Reply with quote
Lactobacillus yogurti wrote:
As a Latin American who's well, not really interested in the series, I've heard that most people are incredibly angry at the dub, since Seiya's new voice is just... dreadful. But finding a proper replacement for the late Jesús Barrero has been a nightmare. They could've gone with his nephew, José Gilberto Vilchis (Shun's original voice actor, who replaced him in Toy Story), but they didn't for stupid reasons.


they wanted star power from a local [expletive] youtuber,that's the reason...
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Samiamiam



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:02 pm Reply with quote
jellybeanbandit wrote:
Samiamiam wrote:
"Male writer decides to gender flip the female fan favorite character in order to appeal to women" is one of the most hilarious and sad instances of completely misunderstanding your audience that I can think of in recent memory. I guess it didn't really matter in the end though cause it was trash anyway.


"Manbaby Anime Fans Dislike Theres a Woman in Their Show Now"

That's the headline for some articles I expect by the end of the week.


Doubt this gets any press coverage at all. No one was defending it even when it was unannounced. Not surprising as the ones the women they expected to valiantly defend them against the angry manbabies were the ones who were most furious.
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Lactobacillus yogurti



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:04 pm Reply with quote
geepee wrote:
Lactobacillus yogurti wrote:
As a Latin American who's well, not really interested in the series, I've heard that most people are incredibly angry at the dub, since Seiya's new voice is just... dreadful. But finding a proper replacement for the late Jesús Barrero has been a nightmare. They could've gone with his nephew, José Gilberto Vilchis (Shun's original voice actor, who replaced him in Toy Story), but they didn't for stupid reasons.


they wanted star power from a local [expletive] youtuber,that's the reason...


Well, can we say that this star talent wasn't enough for this constellation-based series?
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AntiKuro



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:20 pm Reply with quote
Kaorichama wrote:
Samiamiam wrote:
"Male writer decides to gender flip the female fan favorite character in order to appeal to women"

Oh boy, I've got some possible bad news about the fanbase; there's a lot of wahmen in here. And rumors say this show started the BL craze we all know today.


Was it Saint Seiya? My money would of been on Gundam Wing but I was in that fandom when it was literally blowing up everywhere (Along with Robin Warriors). I vaguely remember Saint Seiya getting compared to Ronin Warriors a little bit and then the show disappeared completely off TV.

Pissed me off because the dub was horrible but I still wanted to watch it. Saint Seiya, I mean
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Eigengrau



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:30 pm Reply with quote
I was slightly intrigued by the first episode because of the new material unrelated to the original, but after that... yeah... Doing a Readers Digest version almost never ends well, and when you fritter most of your time away on painfully unfunny skits and showing off military hardware, that approach becomes catastrophic.
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Minos_Kurumada



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:08 pm Reply with quote
Kaorichama wrote:
Samiamiam wrote:
"Male writer decides to gender flip the female fan favorite character in order to appeal to women"

Oh boy, I've got some possible bad news about the fanbase; there's a lot of wahmen in here. And rumors say this show started the BL craze we all know today.


Little known fact:

Legendary CLAMP team started making Saint Seiya doujins.
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IanC



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:34 pm Reply with quote
So is this really an anime then? It reads more like a western remake of the franchise more than anything.
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