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I have been thinking about subs lately. It's interesting how reading subs has gone from me having trouble multi tasking between what the subs say and what is going on screen to getting to the point where you don't even notice you are reading subs. It's gotten to the point where I tricked my brain into thinking that the Japanese voice are speaking in English, if that makes any sense.
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Hell I even like live action foreign films better in dub. I don't care how stupid it sounds at least I speak the same language.
It's just more comfortable to me.
Not to mention. I'm a fan of English dub. I find the dub more entertaining.
so their doing the cliff hanger technique thingy... to make fans want more...
Love the episode... But I'm a little confused about the thing when they saw Hisoka?
Speaking of dubs, I honestly didn't dig the HxH dub and one of the biggest things that excites me about the reboot actually is seeing it adapted in english with a more dedicated director and cast for the dubbed version (should we ever get it). Yu Yu Hakusho has one of my favorite dubs, and when I was getting more into anime Hunter x Hunter (1999) was one of my first subtitled shows! At this point though its pretty darn natural for me to read subs, but as a YYH dub fan I can't help but cross my fingers for a Funimation dubbing of HxH one day. I think Viz is very hit or miss with their dub work in general ( though I think its because they outsource to various studios).
Does anyone think the new HxH stands a chance of getting a US tv broadcast?
I checked out the old version for the current events, and man! This time, the old version is the one feels rushed! Here's a comparison:
-First scene: Nen Awakening:
Old: 4 minutes and 56 seconds
New: 8 minutes and 41 seconds
-Second Scene: Breaking through Hisoka's Barrier:
Old: 1 minute
New: 2 minutes and 20 seconds
-Third Scene: Registration:
Old: 4 minutes and 3 seconds
New: 4 minutes and 25 seconds
-Fourth Scene: Checking the Room:
Old: 41 seconds
New: 57 seconds
Fifth Scene: Gon vs Gido
Old: 1 minute and 48 seconds
New: 3 minutes and 19 seconds
Ok is it just me or do the Japanese DVDs of the 1999 series seem sorta Tite Kubo-ish?
I mean they just show the character posing, some nice fashion and a general blank background. Here's a comparison.
Wonder if anyone mistook this cover for Yaoi?
Here's Hisoka looking FAB-U-LOUS
But seriously it takes a serious turn for badassery when it gets to the OVAs
Greed Island covers aren't too shabby
Greed Island Final is cool though it looks like the best covers were York New
Though I think the 2011 series has the best covers. They're colorful and dynamic.
Like how Hunter x Hunter should be. Though I wonder if they'll ever implement
Togashi's chibi style into any of the covers? Or you know what would be cool?
If they did that with the discs!
I've always loved the OVA covers. They're so pretty ! And the new series' covers are pretty awesome! I especially like the one with the blimp with Gon and Hanzo and a VS between them.
I already love what Mad House is doing with Gon and Killua Hunterpedia, They use that time To Show and give us information, that could not have been given during the episode like peoples Nen Category etc
Last edited by Diivil; May 01, 2012 at 02:49 PM.
Yu Yu Hakusho has a great dub, I really like it. Also, Death Note had a amazing dub also, and Since Death Note's anime was created by Mad House I hope this series gets a great dub also, (Its sad to say but some anime have some really horrible dubs, not that the voices don't match to me, its just that some voices are just overdone and become annoying or too playful, while some nail it head on as too where it can show a wide range of emotions.) Also, FMA had a pretty good dub also, especially Ed's voice, one of my favorites. So I hope if Hunter X Hunter gets a dub, it will be good.
Anyone else besides me think Brad Swaile as Kurapika would be awesome?
I would actually prefer him to sound like a dude. He may be adrogynous but
that doesn't mean he needs to sound like a girl. And I think Brad Swaile
has got that calm and intelligent voice that would suit Kurapika very well
and for when Kurapika gets pissed---Yeah I think Brad could definitely pull it off.
Brian Drummond as Silva Zoldyck
I'll cry tears of joy if its Funimation. Even more if its a TV air slot on a decently popular channel (nick, ctn, disney, cw)
Yea I am happy about the Hunterpedia stuff so far, though its a bit hyperactive for my taste, I have trouble reading all of it as fast as it goes by.
That is if it is getting dubbed, there is no certainties.
Thats for sharing the dvd covers. Argh those supposedly 'fashionable' DVD covers of 1999 series are so embarrassing to look at! That doesn't even look nor feel like Gon. So awful! (they just tried way too hard). The phantom troupe - GI light color covers are nice. I like the 2011 covers too, a bit cluttered with big-heads but it felt like the manga covers, the fun ones at least.
Last edited by chei; May 02, 2012 at 12:42 AM.