i'm glad the two of you are so level-headed
it's been too long since i had a calm dub-sub debate-of-sorts with someone. and i'd like to make another long response about the american fandom, but i really lack the energy. basically, you've met quite a few inuyasha fangirls here, right? some of us were appalled when it was licensed and we thought of those fans fangirling about hagaren. "OMG I LUVS INYUASHA [EDDY] HEZ DA CUTEST I WANNAHAV HIZ BABYS!!!1" of course that's not everyone, but the thought of even a few of them here was sort of like, "damn it, don't do that to FMA. it's too good of a series. please don't make it another inuyasha." i've seen both the sub and dubs of inuyasha and i have a soft spot for the japanese version, but i abhor the dub fandom. terrifying.
there are plenty of dub fans that respect hagaren and it's depth and plot, and i respect them and i'm glad that they've discovered hagaren. but there are so many previously previously mentioned fans that seem to care only about ed's sex appeal and shirtless scenes (actually, i don't know if any have been shown yet) that it's practically insulting to the series. so part of my grudge with Americanization (we'll make it a word
) is sometimes part of the aftermath it brings. which has nothing to do with the quality of the series but it's an annoying parasite that seems to cling to dubs and can be a turn-off. doesn't ring true for all dubs, but for most.
@ vegita (don't get me wrong, bolded and green is lovely
): what BONES did was a brilliant marketing move for them. but i won't forgive them for Americanizing (there is is again!) hagaren. i don't want to accept that all these anime series are going to be dubbed someday (denial!). my prediction is that the naruto dub would not be a good one. terrible butchering of names, first of all. naRUto. saKURah. kuhKAHshee. and how will they be able to do the "-dattebayo'"?? i always get really attached to seiyuu voices with their character and naruto is no exception. there are some things you really can't translate and should just be left alone. *sob* a-roacheemaROO.
@ kirara: how stupid of BONES. between BONES and funimation, shouldn't at least one person notice the error if half the fandom catches it right away? same thing with the Liza thing.
as for the manga, if i can still get dLs to the raws, i may scanlate them myself.
how come you can't buy the manga? nowhere to buy from?
whoa, this turned out pretty long anyway.