News Funimation Addresses Prison School Dub Comments Over Gamergate Line
posted on 2015-10-03 03:00 EDT
North American anime distributor Funimation responded on Friday to fans' comments about a line in the Prison School anime's broadcast dub that references the Gamergate controversy. Episode 7 of the English dub reportedly included the line "Are you a Gamergate creepshow?”
Funimation said that it reads all fan feedback and will continue to take into consideration comments about the Prison School broadcast dub. The company stated:
In creating English dubs over the past 20+ years, FUNimation has always modified each Japanese script to appeal to Western audiences. This ensures that North American audiences can enjoy a high-quality viewing experience regardless of their familiarity with Japanese culture.
Neither the dialogue in our shows nor the personal statements of our actors or writers reflects the views or opinions of FUNimation. Official statements from FUNimation are only released via company owned channels (i.e., website and social media profiles) or newswire.
The series premiered on July 10, and Funimation is also streaming the series with English subtitles in North America, as it airs in Japan.