Fans angry about Funimation’s translation towards anime YU-NO

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Funimation is one of North America’s greatest English Dub licensing companies. They are the ones who helped dubbed great anime like Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia and One Piece. They are pretty big for doing their best to get anime get anime popular all over the world. However, it seems like Funimation also knows hot to tick fans off. Besides the Vic Migogna controversy that is still going on and the whole inappropriate behavior in work field , it appears that they are in trouble once again for changing some dialogue in another anime. In recent news, it is announced that Funimation has gained the English Dub license to the anime YU-NO: A Girl Chants Love at the Bounding of this World. This anime stars protagonist Takuya Arima as strange and unexplained phenomena lead him to travel between parallel worlds in a search for his father, who had supposedly died years ago. It is based on 1996 visual novel and now in 2019, this anime is getting an English Dub thanks to Funimation.

You would think that this is good news for both visual novel and dub fans, but what happens when instead of translating the each dialogue to match up to the original, you instead add something based on your socialopinion or statement. According to news sites Bounding Into Comics and One Angry Gamer, Funimation decides to change the translation by adding a feminist dialogue. This occurs in the first episode where the protagonist Takuya Arima is having a conversation with his friend Mio Shimazu. Here is what is said in the original subtitled version:

Yuki: Wait, boss. You sure know a lot about Shimazu-san. Don’t tell me…

Arima: No way in hell do I want to date that ice queen.

Yuki: Yeah, that’s right! But you know, Shizamu-san’s nice to everybody else, but she’s really mean to you. Ah! Shimazu-san!

Arima: Hey. Milday.

Shimazu: Stop calling me that, please.

Arima: Then how about “Mio-chan, the school idol!”

Shimazu: Why do you make me so mad?

Arima: Not sure. That time of the month?

Shimazu: How crude!

Here is the English Dub version created by Funimation:

Yuki: Wait a minute…why do you know so much about Shimazu? Fess up!

Arima: Calm down. I’d never date that ice queen.

Yuki: That’s good to hear. It is kinda weird though, because she’s nice to everybody. It’s only you who really seems to set her off. Ah! Shimazu!

Arima: Hey. So, what’s up sweet cheeks?

Shimazu: Don’t call me that. You know I hate it.

Arima: Sorry, do you prefer “Queen of the World”?

Shimazu: I’ll never understand how you can get under my skin so easily.

Arima: Good question. Maybe it’s just that time of the month?

Shimazu: Ah! You’re such a misogynist!

It may not be a big issue to some people but some hardcore anime fans may find this offensive because it shows that Funimation would rather meddle with original dialogue and add their own contemporary politics. I like English Dub anime myself but I prefer anime companies focusing on trying to match the original Japanese Dub dialogue. I don’t like it when something original gets changed for the sake of fulfilling one’s goals or message. This isn’t the first time Funimation changed an original dialogue for their own political message. Besides this anime, they tampered in anime such as Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon, Prison School, Interview With Monster Girls and My First Girlfriend is a Gal.

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon: dialogue referencing Lucoa’s appearance in a hoodie in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid was altered to chastise “pesky patriarchal societal demands
  • Prison School: the dub of Prison School was changed by voice actor Tyson Rinehart to directly accuse a character of being a “GamerGate creepshow.
  • Interview With Monster Girls: bullies negatively accusing a character of being a “social justice warrior” for standing up to them.
  • My First Girlfriend is a Gal: featured embarrassing references to speeches made by President Trump and ‘strawman’ rhetoric which equates those who enjoy anime fan service to “jailbait” loving “freaks who hate women.”

Besides this news, are you interesting in watching YU-NO?

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Bandai Namco news: DLC characters revealed for Jump Force and DBFZ!

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Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Today is Monday and I bet some of you wished you stayed home from school or work. Today I found some exciting news from the company Bandai Namco. Whether you bought the season pass or planning to buy some DLC, get ready to play these awesome characters. The crossover fighting game Jump Force is getting a DLC character from the world of Bleach. Joining the game is the Captain of Squad 10 of Gotei 13 Toshiro Hitsugaya. There’s no gameplay yet but players can expect to play this character in later 2019. Toshiro joins in the fight with his Zanpakuto named Hyorinmaru in which he can unleash his ice dragon powers on his enemy. Based on the pictures, it looks like Toshiro will also be able to transform into his adult form just like the final manga arc Thousand Year Blood War.

Also joining in the DLC news is Dragon Ball FighterZ. He was already announced months prior to the early announcement of season pass 2, we have Dragon Ball Super version of Broly. Unlike the other Broly from season pass 1, this Broly is from Akria Toriyama’s movie version Dragon Ball Super Broly. There’s no gameplay or release date yet. In this version, players can play as Broly in Saiyan Armor or shirtless and you can relieve the Broly movie moments. However, it is unknown if English voice actor Vic Migogna will be voicing Broly due to the Funimation controversy. There’s no news of him being reprising in the game nor of him getting replaced.

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Naruto 20th anniversary post – Top 10 Female Naruto characters

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If you want to know my favorite Naruto male characters, please check it out down below here:

Top 10 Naruto Male post

In my previous, I shared with you my top favorite male characters in Naruto. In this post, I want to share with you my top favorite female characters from the series. As part of the 20th anniversary of Naruto, let’s look back and remember the characters that we feel in love with. Naruto has a plethora of powerful and beautiful women that can kick butt and stand for us. Just a heads up, there might be spoilers! So let’s get started.

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10. Kushina

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Even though she wasn’t present in Naruto’s childhood, she still loved him and wishes she could be part of his life. I find her really interesting because before Naruto had the Nine Tails, she was the previous host and she was unique. Even after losing Nine Tails Fox, she used last of her strength to help her husband to seal the beast in their own son, even it means dying and not being able to see Naruto grow. A mother’s love is all Naruto needed to help maintain control over the tailed beast.

9. Konan

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Another tough woman in the series but led to darkness. Konan grow up in a time of war along with Nagato and Yahiko. She was trained by Jiraiya and together, she with her friends did their best to bring peace to the lad. But after tragedy, She and Pain (an alias made by Nagato) formed the Akatsuki and seeks to create peace in their own hands. Her paper justu is pretty impressive. I also like how Naruto convinced her to be good and she went on as a changed ninja. However, she later gets killed by Tobi after she tried to protect her fallen friends.

8. Shizune

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Even though she not strong as Lady Tsunade, she is very dependable. Shizune is a skilled ninja who knows about medication and taking on dangerous missions. Shizune is a great partner to not only supporting Tsunade, but also to other Hokages like former 6th Kakashi and now current Naruto.

7. Sarada

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Coming from Sasuke and Sakura, Sarada has the some impressive skills from her parents. She has the Sharingan like her father and she has the brute strength as Sakura. Sarada is the leader of Team 7 who is mentored by Konohamaru and he team is Boruto and Mizuki. Sarada does her best to keep the team maintain (mostly keep Boruto in control). Her intellectual skills is all thanks to her parents.

6. Tenten

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A ninja is already to fight and is always equipped with the best weapons. Tenten is one of Naruto’s friends and her skills involves with using ninja tools for combat. With her skills in combat, Tenten has access to many weapons that she can use to fight and carry on duties.

5. Temari

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Despite coming from the Hidden Sand Village, Temari makes a beautiful wife for Shikamaru in the Hidden Leaf Village. Before settling down for a family, Temari is the sister of Gaara and Kankuro from the Sand Village. Her skills involves with using a giant fan in which she can use to blow her enemies away and even cause wind blade jutus. Don’t her looks intimate you, she is a caring mother and wife.

4. Ino

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To be honest, I didn’t care about her much in the classic Naruto, but my opinion later changed in Shippuden. Ino is a rival and friend to Sakura and these two knew each other in childhood. Ino can use mind transfer jutsu in which she can leave her body behind and take over another person. Ino has help Naruto fight some of the Akatsuki such as the immortal Akatsuki’s like Hidan and Kakazu.

3. Tsunade

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She may look like a young hot babe, she is actually old enough to be a grandma. More or less, she is probably the same age as Jiraiya. Tsunade is a tough woman who can use incredible chakra to heal people with her skills and her summoning jutsu that allows her to summon slugs. What makes Tsunade incredible is that she comes from the same bloodline as the first Hokage and even though she doesn’t have his wood jutsu, she can fight with brute force and lead the village. She’s a woman you don’t want to mess with especially if you get in the way of her gambling.

2. Sakura

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Kind of like Ino, I didn’t care about her in the classic Naruto. In the classic Naruto, despite her being the smartest ninja, she didn’t do a lot of fighting compared to Naruto and Sasuke. In Shippuden, I like her a bit more when she got strong and was helping Naruto fight the Akatsuki. She got better when they needed help fighting Madara and then Kaguya. In Boruto. she is caring mother of Sarada and will fight anyone who hurts her family. I also like her too because she and I have the same birthday.

1. Hinata

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Naruto’s wife is number one! Hinata first starts off as a timid ninja who was scared to fight and too afraid to talk to Naruto, but after seeing Naruto conquer many challenges, she got inspired to follow him and get strong. I really love how she is willing to help Naruto even if it means risking her life. I actually wrote about her in a OWLS post. Hinata is grown so much when she met Naruto. She even stood up against the powerful enemy Pain in order to help Naruto. Despite the enemies she faces and her doubts, she will stand by Naruto.

That’s all for my top favorite characters. What is your favorite girl in Naruto? Comment down below.

Friday Funny 235: It’s good to be bad

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Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for another meme filled Friday with your host, me! I hope everyone is having a nice week. We already reaching Halloween and I bet it has been a hassle to get candy and costumes for this season. So far I don’t plan to go to any Halloween party or go trick or treating this year, so I might just stay home and watch movies. Speaking of movies, I saw the movie Joker with my brother and we really loved it. I totally recommend this movie if you want to see a dark movie about a well known DC villain in a realistic world. If you not interested in seeing something dark, how about some Disney evil instead. Coming out today is the sequel live action movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. In anime, we had the premiere of season 4 of My Hero Academia and the second cour of Sword Art Online Alicization. I also hoped you enjoyed the English Dub of Demon Slayer and One-Punch Man season 2 on Toonami. If we were in November, get ready for the upcoming  Disney streaming service. If you love Disney cartoons, Star Wars, Marvel and live action movie, this is one thing you need to get if you are a Disney fanatic.

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As a way to get ready for this Maleficent movie, here are my top 5 Disney villain songs (there is no particular order. These songs are also appeared in my head):

5. Oogie Boogie’s son – The Nightmare Before Christmas

4. You’re only second rate – Aladdin: The Return of Jarar

3. Friends on the Other Side – Princess and the Frog

2. Hellfire – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

1. Be Prepared – The Lion King

Naruto 20th Anniversary post – Top 10 Male Naruto characters

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It’s been 20 years since the debut of Naruto has appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump manga. Who would have thought that a story about a young ninja kid named Naruto Uzamaki would be a hit sensation not only in Japan but all over the world. Naruto has evolved from the manga, to anime to video games and even movies and he is loved by many fans. Through thick and thin, Naruto is a series popular as Dragon Ball and Sailor Moon and it’s highly praised not only for the story, but it is praised for the characters, their development and real life themes such as war and over coming obstacles. Recently, the main character Naruto had his birthday on October 10th. I missed out doing something special on his day but I want to do something for his 20th Anniversary on the manga. I am going to be doing a special top 10 post on my favorite characters on the series. It’s actually going to be more than one post. This one is going to focus on my favorite male character in the series. On my next planned post, I want to do one focusing on the women and hopefully do another about villains. More than likely, I want to do male and female first before I consider doing more about Naruto top 10 posts. I got this idea from a friendly blogger named Mel from the blog website Marvelously Mismatched. She is a great friend of mine and I remember reading her posts about her favorite Naruto male characters. If you want to check out her blog, I will leave her blog and posts down below. Be sure to say hi. While you are at it, please donate to my blog through Ko-fi.

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Anyway, here is my top 10 favorite male characters. (Spoilers coming up!)

10. Jugo

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Jugo is one of my favorite characters in the series. At first he appears like a gentle giant but when he gets angry, he becomes a monster. When Sasuke enlists him in his team, the rampaging Jugo agrees to serve Sasuke and the rest of Team Hebi. With his skills, Jugo can heal Sasuke wounds by using his curse mark and even use his mark to unleash monster strength.

9. Gaara

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Almost like Naruto, Gaara is a character I feel sympathetic towards him. Just like Naruto, Gaara was outcasted by his own village because he had the one-tailed beast Shukaku. To make matters worse, his own father tried to kill his own son multiple times by sending his own men but failed in the process.Without love and care, Gaara became a heartless ninja. But after facing Naruto, Gaara later learned about friendship and he dies whatever it takes to take of his village.

8. Yamato

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He’s not Kakashi, but he is a cool sensei. Yamato first appeared as a substitute sensei to watch over Naruto, Sakura and newly introduced, Sai. What makes Yamato interesting is that he has an unique chakra which allows him to use wood style jutsu that can help suppress Naruto’s nine tails chakra. When he’s not watching over Naruto, he’s making houses and boats with his jutsu. Don’t ever make him mad because he gives off a creepy face.

7. Might Guy

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He may look weird, but he is one of the strongest taijutsu shinobi in the Leaf Village. Might Guy is a ninja that ultizes taijutsu, jutsu that relies on physical combat and strength. Guy is a sensei who watches over his team which includes Rock Lee, Neji and Tenten. He may look weird with his haircut and green clothes, but he is actually strong ninja. I like how even though he only has taijutsu, he is still strong and he knows how fight and go beyond limits.

6. Kakashi Hatake

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This guy has some awesome skills. Kakashi is a real ninja who can toy with his opponents. When he had the Sharingan, Kakashi can imitate hand signs and perform jutsu and counter attack his opponent. Even with his mask on, Kakashi shows a lot of emotions. He cares about his students and he doesn’t hold back on his enemies. He went from being a student, anbu, sensei and even Hokage. Kakashi is a powerhouse ninja.

5. Obito Uchiha

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When life turns their back on you, you turn your back on the world. After dealing with tragedy, the innocent Obito Uchiha decides to seek vengeance in the world. After losing his childhood crush Rin, Obito wants to create a world where anything is possible and he do drastic measures. I like how he is powerful and manipulative in the series and tricking people that he was Madara Uchiha.

4. Shikamaru Nara

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Don’t be fooled by his appearance. First started off in the show as a lazy student, Shikamaru is actually pretty smart. He plans out his moves and outsmarts his opponents. He also appears calm minded which helps him concentrate and not make the situation stressful. I also like his jutsu in which he can possess people with his Shadow Posession Jutsu.

3. Itachi Uchiha

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We all hated this guy before but after learning about him, Itachi is one of the coolest characters in the series. Itachi first appears in the show as an antagonist but after learning about him and trying to prevent coup between his clan and the Leaf Village, he was willing to kill off his own clan and save his only little brother Sasuke. Itachi is an opponent you should never underestimate especially when facing someone who killed their entire clan.

2. Naruto Uzamaki

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He’s the star of his own story and he shows us that with enough determination, dreams can come true. Naruto may have had a bad beginning without having parents and failing in school, Naruto shows us that never giving up pays off. Naruto is one tough kid who refuses to give up and when the going gets tough, he gets stronger.

1. Jiraiya

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Jiraiya is my number one favorite character. He may look like an old funny pervert, but he’s surprisingly a cool shinobi. When he’s not doing “research”, he is writing and training Naruto. As a Sanin, it’s his job to protect the Leaf Village from evil. Jiraiya is the master of the Rasengan and he knows how to summon powerful toads and even hold secrets about chakra control. I wish he was alive in the series so he can see Naruto become Hokage. I admire that he is a writer and I like his dedication to finding out how to find peace in the ninja world.

This is my top 10 favorite male characters in Naruto. What are yours?

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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 adds Snakeman Luffy and Katakuri

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We are a couple of months away until we reach 2020 and One Piece is still kicking butt in the anime/manga community. If you been following the games, you might have heard that there is plans of another Pirate Warriors game. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 will be the fourth game in the Pirate Warrior series where the story will go beyond to the current arc, Wano. It’s been announced today that two new characters will be joining the game as playable characters. If you been following the series, Luffy has an unique ability called Gear 4 where Luffy inflates himself and can use his rubber powers and haki at the same time to increase his strength and speed. In Pirate Warriors 4, get ready to play Luffy’s extended use of Gear 4 called Snakeman (or Snake-Man) Luffy. In this form, Luffy still uses Gear 4, but he appears slim and agile than his regular Bounce-Man form. Also joining in this game is Big Mom’s strongest commanders named Katakuri. Katakuri is a powerful foe who ate the devil fruit Mochi-Mochi Fruit. With his powers, Katakuri fights almost like Luffy’s style but instead of rubber powers, it’s all mochi (a Japanese rice gelatin). In the series, these two fought during the Big Cake Island arc.

Here is the current playable roster for this game:

  • Luffy (also including Gear 4: Snake-Man and Bounce-Man)
  • Zoro
  • Sanji
  • Reiju
  • Jimbei
  • Carrot
  • Katakuri

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

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[OWLS Oct 2019 Blog Tour] Kingdom Hearts – There’s no boundaries in fantasy

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Fantasy

In the month of October, we will be exploring the world of fantasy in pop culture. The genre of fantasy focuses on telling stories about our external and internal environments. There are many ways we can interpret the word, fantasy. For example, we can talk about how a fantastical place could glorify what reality should be or the dangers of ideal expectations. Fantasy could also be seen as taking a “wild journey” or a “hallucination” and how that can affect our psyche and well-being. Fantasy can also focus on our personal dreams and expectations and how those expectations do not align with our reality. Overall, our posts will reflect on how we view the fantasy genre and what we can learn about these pop culture mediums.

Examples:

Harry Potter

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Ancient Magnus Bride

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Mark 15:42-47 – Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb

42 Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time. 45 So when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. 46 Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid.

Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham City spoiler review

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PSN synopsis:

Batman: Arkham City sends players soaring into Arkham City – a heavily fortified sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City. Batman Arkham City introduces a brand-new story that draws together an all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as new and enhanced gameplay features.

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Marvel live action series Helstrom is announced!

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Get ready for another Marvel TV series coming to… Hulu! Rather than coming to Disney+, Hulu and Marvel are teaming up again for another exclusive show featuring some powerful Marvel brother and sisters. The TV series is going to be called Marvel’s Helstrom and it’s coming out on 2020 at Hulu. Thhe show focuses on a brother and sister named Daimon and Ana are the offspring of a serial killer and plans to use their skils to rid of humanity’s worst. Here is the known cast for the characters:

  • Daimon Helstrom – Tom Austen
  • Ana Helstrom – Sydney Lemmon
  • Victoria Helstrom – Elizabeth Marvel
  • Caretaker – Robert Wisdom
  • Dr. Louise Hastings – June Carryl
  • Gabriella Rosetti – Ariana Guerra
  • Chris Yen -Alain Uy

What do you think about this?

 

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