Animesploitation Terebi Funhouse Road Show Otakalypse (miseria consociatus est miseria dimidiavit)
Amazing it still goes on (the bad dubbing of course)!
I don't think there'll ever be a shortage of bad dubbing.
I'm STILL thinking of those $1 'anime' DVDs I got at Wal-Mart a few weeks ago! Those were great! I don't expect parents to put up with buying them for their hyperactive 6 year olds, they're really for us!But yes, it's not nearly like the days when we did have those futile attempts at releaseing this material on VHS and Beta in the 1980s, such as the ZIV International dubs that were released by FHE or Media Home Entertainment, or the compilation movies based on a particular series that gets released like what 3B Productions had with "Shadow World" or "Starbirds", or the occasional movie like "Galaxy Express" and "Warriors of the Wind", with the plot, names and footage having to be changed to fit in more with a 'sensible' audience or whatever BS.I miss the 1980s! Look how far we've come.Of course to the guys who worked on the recent Harlock series, it's obvious none of them are diehard fans or they would know every little detail before Pioneer/Geneon released those discs that way.Though to a close friend of mine, given the recent news over a few licensed aquisitions being announced at anime cons this year for the fall, we might be seeing the decline of mainstream anime fandom in the US really begin (hoping for the best out of this).
I talk to one of the directors at Funimation every once and a while and he's told me that most of the people working with animation aren't fans of animation. Pretty sad.
Shame to hear that. Perhaps those who can't draw in the animation industry must think they have miserable jobs. But yeah, still quite truthful to find that out. I should set out to change that perhaps (assuming I have the skills handy and all).
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