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?

One Angry Gamer

Bounding Into Comics

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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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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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Disney+ news: MCU movies and cartoons will be added!

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We are close to November and that month is going to be busy for Disney. If you didn’t know, Disney is about to release their online streaming service called Disney+. Signing up the subscription will allow viewers to stream Disney content such as Disney cartoon movies, Star Wars and even Marvel movies like Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Disney+ will also have exclusive movies and content such as the TV show Star Wars: Mandalorian and the live action movie Lady and the Tramp. Today, Disney+ confirmed that they will be adding most of the MCU movies on launch date, Nov 12:

Avengers Endgame will be on Disney+ on December 11th. If you can’t get enough of the movies, I hope you enjoy some classic Marvel cartoon shows. Here are the following cartoons in which they will be in Disney+:

  • Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)
  • Avengers Assemble (2013)
  • Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010) 
  • Wolverine and the X-Men (2009)
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
  • Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes (2006)
  • X-Men: Evolution (2000)
  • The Avengers: United They Stand (1999)
  •  Spider-Man: Unlimited (1999)
  • Silver Surfer (1998)
  • The Incredible Hulk (1996)
  • Spider-Man (1994 and 1981 series),
  • Iron Man (1994)
  • Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1982)
  • Spider-Woman (1979)
  • X-Men (1992)
  • Fantastic Four (1994)

Are you ready for some Marvel action?

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CBR

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Gabranth joins Dissidia NT

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He is the judge, jury and executioner. Coming back from the classic Dissidia game, we have Final Fantasy XII many antagonist Gabranth. Making his debut from Final Fantasy XII and being a playable character in the PSP Dissidia game, Gabranth can unleash some deadly dual sword combos mixed with magic attacks. Just like Tifa, he is going to be appearing with a DLC starter pack for $5.99 for PS4 and Steam. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT also has a free version too in which you can still purchase this character. There’s no release date, but he is coming soon.

 

Demon Slayer English Dub cast revealed

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Greetings Kimetsu no Yaiba fans! I got some exciting news for you if you plan to watch Demon Slayers on Saturday. It was already announced that the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will be in English Dub and premiered on Toonami on Oct 12th. Recently, the cast for the anime has been unvield on Twitter and on Youtube.

The anime was completed in subtitles and Saturday is the English Dub debut. If you seen this anime already, do you plan to watch the anime again in English? If you are new to this anime, are you excited to try this anime?

ICYMI: Judge dismisses Vic Migogna trial. Vic tells fans to stay positive.

What started in late January and after the success of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, it looks like the battle is over, but the war is not over.

If you are not aware of the Vic Migogna debacle, there was controversy of the voice actor of getting accused of harassing his fans and coworkers. These voice actors who accused him was his coworkers from Funimation such as Monica Rial and her fiancee Ron Toye and her friend Jamie Marchi. Despite not having any credible evidence, Vic got fired from Funimation and he lost his role in the series RWBY. In results, Vic later sued them for defamation. This whole storm has divided the anime community and even revealed dark secrets within Funimation such as Chris Sabat and his “casting couch” auditions in which it is still a rumor. Chuck Huber even released a affidavit stating dark secrets about his coworkers and even how they treated Vic. There are also speculations that Chris Sabat even had a hand to firing former Funimation voice actor Stephanie Nadolny. Besides all this, the court is finally over and the results may be good and bad.

According to news site Bounding Into Comics, the judge assigned to this trial, Judge Chupp, dismissed Vic Migogna’s case. Monica Rial, Ron Toye and even Jamie Marchi are excused from this case and they won. Here is what Judge Chupp stated:

“The Court FINDS that Defendants have shown by a preponderance of the evidence that all causes of action against all Defendants asserted by Plaintiff Mignogna are based on, relate to, or are in response to the Defendant’s right to free speech, the right to petition, or the right to association under the TCPA.

Additionally, the Court FINDS that Defendants have shown by a preponderance of the evidence that the communications related to Plaintiffs causes of action relate to a public concern, and the communications involve allegations of conduct by Plaintiff that relate to health and safety, environmental, economic or community well-being.”

Despite Vic Mignogna losing he did wanted his fans to stay positive and help encourage others. Despite getting fired from Funimation, he was able to go anime conventions and even participate in a Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament. In a interview with Kasanova Podcast, he  mentions he is grateful and blessed.

“I am blessed. I am blessed beyond what I deserve. I’ve always felt such gratitude to do what I do. As I’ve told people many times in many interviews and panels over the years, I didn’t set out to become a voice actor. I didn’t expect that, I didn’t go knockin’ on production doors and sending out demos – you know, beatin’ the pavement. An opportunity arose and I took it, having no idea where it would lead, and here we are. And daily I have to pinch myself mentally to remind myself that even when things are rough, even when things may be tough or bad, or unfortunate, there is so much to be grateful for.”

He also makes a comment about the cancel culture and how there people who seek negative attention:

“There’s a lot of negativity in the world. Don’t let it suck you in. It’s easy. It’s quick. It’s cheap. You may get a quick rush but it does nothing but hurt. And I want to encourage everyone to be voices for good. To sow positivity and encouragement into people.

“There are so many people out there, so desperate just to be acknowledged. Just to feel like they matter to someone. And that desire to mean something is so strong that it literally drives some people to be negative, or to talk garbage, or to do negative things just to get attention. […]

“[…] Everyone single person, wherever they are, you can do enormous things to encourage and make people’s lives better all around you. So be that person. That would be my greatest wish and encouragement to the fans out there.

“And thank you. Thank you so much for your encouragement to me over the years. I’ve never imagined that things would happen that would happen over the years for me, and I’m extremely grateful, most of all for you, your support, and your encouragement over the years. So thank you.”

sources:

Bounding Into Comics

Court dismisses Vic’s case

Vic encourages fans

One Angry Gamer

One-Punch Man closed beta game announced!

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As you already know, we’re getting a One-Punch man video game. Bandai Namco will be creating a video game where players can play as their favorite hero and villain and recreate their favorite anime moment. The game will allow you play 1v1 and 3v3 battles. If you are interested in this game, I got some good news for you. Bandai Namco will be allowing limited players to try out the game in a closed beta. You can sign up until October 16th and try to sign up. On November 1 to November 3, the beta will begin and players can try out the game in early development. In a trailer, players can create their own character and team up with characters from the series. This game is coming out on 2020 for PS4, X1 and PC. So hurry up and get enlisted!

New York Comic Con news: Iron Man VR game release date

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Hey everyone, welcome back for Matt-in-the-Hat. If you been following online, there was a comic con in New York this weekend. I got some exciting news if you like Marvel and you like video games. This is not Spider-Man nor the Avengers game, it’s Iron Man. Sony released a trailer of a new upcoming VR game allowing players to play as Avenger’s strongest member, Iron Man. This game is called Marvel’s Iron Man VR. This game is going to be for PS4 only and it can only be played by the PS VR headset. This game allows you play as Tony and control his Iron Man suit and perform heroic deeds such as saving passengers in a plane and taking on the villain Ghost. This game is expected to come on Feb. 20th, 2020.

Viz announces JoJo Part 4 live action movie!

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Live action movies can be a hit or miss. They made movies based on Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Tokyo Ghoul and even Attack on Titan. Guess who’s joining the bandwagon. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable is going to be adapted as a live action movie. According to Viz Media announced at New York Comic Con that the live action movie will be coming out for English release on Blu-Ray on February 11, 2020. The movie is called JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 4: Chapter 1. It’s unknown if it’s only going to be subbed or with both formats.