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mike.motaku



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:55 am Reply with quote
I really wish the anime would get licensed. I love this.
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Zoe



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:04 am Reply with quote
mike.motaku wrote:
I really wish the anime would get licensed. I love this.


As much as I love Gintama, that thought scares me. There's so much that can go wrong with the localization. If it happens, hopefully it will be done very carefully Crying or Very sad
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Asian Guy



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:19 pm Reply with quote
I don't know what Anime Gintama are about but I'm very interested to learn about it after seeing this Asian cosplayer as Kagura from Gintama http://www.cosplay.com/costume/110960/

Maybe I will wait until it is aired in where I'm right now.
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jel123



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:05 pm Reply with quote
Zoe wrote:
mike.motaku wrote:
I really wish the anime would get licensed. I love this.


As much as I love Gintama, that thought scares me. There's so much that can go wrong with the localization. If it happens, hopefully it will be done very carefully Crying or Very sad

Yeah, based on the fansub, Gintama looks like a challenge to translate. If it wasn't for the translator notes I'd miss most of the references (but I'd probably still love it;-).

Can't imagine what a dub would be like.

REVIEW: Gintama GN 5 wrote:
And for a series that's so heavily dependent on Japanese culture, they don't give you any footnotes or glossary—good luck kids, you're on your own with this one!

That's disappointing but I might give the GN a try anyway.
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Obessive-flutist



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:46 pm Reply with quote
The bad thing is that in the anime, they parodize old anime and new anime. For example, they have a Death Note quote in there but they also have a 1990's anime (forgot which one). It's also got a lot about Japanese history and culture. Americans wouldn't be able to get and enjoy the jokes.
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Obessive-flutist



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:47 pm Reply with quote
The bad thing is that in the anime, they parodize old anime and new anime. For example, they have a Death Note quote in there but they also have a 1990's anime (forgot which one). It's also got a lot about Japanese history and culture. Americans wouldn't be able to get and enjoy the jokes.
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Cowpunk



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:34 pm Reply with quote
REVIEW: Gintama GN 5 wrote:
And for a series that's so heavily dependent on Japanese culture, they don't give you any footnotes or glossary—good luck kids, you're on your own with this one!

Or pick up the Anime Companion books and check out the online supplement for cultural info.

http://www.koyagi.com/ACPages/ACmain.html

- Gilles (gotta be shameless) Poitras
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WristBandMan



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:57 pm Reply with quote
I was at Kinokuniya in Shinjuku yesterday, and on the 7th floor they have english books, including english translated mangas...

the japanese walking by would be surprised or excited to see mangas in english, pick one up, flip it around, and make excited comments with their friends...

and 80% of the time, they picked up this Gintama .... i suppose it is really well known...
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Zoe



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:06 pm Reply with quote
Gintama (at least the manga) does well in Japan. It just doesn't have much of an American following.
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