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Yune Amagiri



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:05 am Reply with quote
Just finished the latest episode and saw that ... That was to be expected i guess, we can most likely expect the same for A3 once again.
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Takkun4343



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:03 pm Reply with quote
So it will continue, just on a different schedule that we don't know of yet. I can live with that.
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John Thacker



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:05 pm Reply with quote
Takkun4343 wrote:
So it will continue, just on a different schedule that we don't know of yet. I can live with that.


What that's saying is that any episode that they haven't recorded the voices for has no definitive date yet. I'm certain that they intend to finish, just like every business that's currently closed intends to reopen.

That Japanese voice acting recording tends to be in-studio, with the entire cast as an ensemble makes it trickier, especially since there's convincing evidence, such as here in the New England Journal of Medicine, that speaking transmits the virus in droplets, and that sounds that force a lot of air, like fricatives or singing, are particularly bad. While people working in the studio can use masks or stay behind booths, that's more difficult for voice actor because you don't want the sound muffled.

Hopefully they'll be able to work out ways to record from home, like the US dubbing licensers are doing, but for various reasons I imagine that the transition will be trickier.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:50 pm Reply with quote
The entire industry should have just postponed the entire spring season. It was very shortsighted and optimistic of them to think they could carry on when the rest of the world has been putting things on hold.

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MasterGhost



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:18 pm Reply with quote
Emerje wrote:
The entire industry should have just postponed the entire spring season. It was very shortsighted and optimistic of them to think they could carry on when the rest of the world has been putting things on hold.


Postponing the entire season would be correct, but very idealistic and would cause the entire industry to crumble. Here's why.

Production companies sign contracts with broadcasters for a particular timeslot, and if they do not air an episode on that timeslot, the companies have to pay huge sums of fines for breaching the contracts (that's why for certain series with production problems, they have to air recap episodes no matter what).

Before the state of emergency was announced for the entire nation on Thursday, I imagine it would be a breach of contract if production companies were to announce delays on their own, but now with the state of emergency, they have a proper reason to announce delays.

Basically it's the same with the Olympics - a chicken race to see who would give up first, but this time round, it's between the production companies and the broadcasters.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:13 am Reply with quote
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Production companies sign contracts with broadcasters for a particular timeslot, and if they do not air an episode on that timeslot, the companies have to pay huge sums of fines for breaching the contracts (that's why for certain series with production problems, they have to air recap episodes no matter what).
I would hope the broadcast networks would be more understanding there's a global pandemic going on where millions of people are dying and be prepared for a lawsuit if they wouldn't be more understanding.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:24 am Reply with quote
There is no understanding in the business world to a major degree. If you are contracted to provide a service at a certain date and time, you have to provide that service at that date and time. There is no emergency, unless the government says there is an emergency. So until their government mandates closures, these companies are not protected from liability. So taking common sense measures are quite dangerous.
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writerpatrick



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:19 pm Reply with quote
TarsTarkas wrote:
There is no understanding in the business world to a major degree. If you are contracted to provide a service at a certain date and time, you have to provide that service at that date and time. There is no emergency, unless the government says there is an emergency. So until their government mandates closures, these companies are not protected from liability. So taking common sense measures are quite dangerous.


But governments have been issuing emergency orders. It's also likely that the contracts don't state specific dates of delivery since delays can occur all the time.
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:45 pm Reply with quote
Japan's mandate was quite recent, and I don't believe it was as strict as the United States or even covered the entire country.
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yuna49



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:23 pm Reply with quote
John Thacker wrote:
Hopefully they'll be able to work out ways to record from home, like the US dubbing licensers are doing, but for various reasons I imagine that the transition will be trickier.

The AP's Japan correspondent, Yuri Kageyama, posted this story yesterday about how most Japanese homes lack high-speed Internet connections, and how Japanese corporate culture is ill-suited to working from home.

https://apnews.com/7a18fb5740f90712195205dd461253c8
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