Sorry if I haven’t been updating the blog lately as I’ve been quite busy the past year (art related, mostly).
This year saw a number of simulcast dubs from Funimation, with questionable uh, scripts. Basically they’ve been kinda pandering to the SJW mindset while dissing their consumer base. The controversy started last year with the simulcast dub for Prison School (Are you one of the Gamergate creepos?). Luckily this was changed in the retail version of the show.
This year saw more of that with Maid Dragon and just recently Hajimete no Gal. I SHOULD be angry over this but in all honestly…
I just don’t care.
I don’t know really why. Possibly because I’m too old to be caring what the western market does these days in an age where SO MUCH ANIME IS BEING PRODUCED AND RELEASED. But mainly, I don’t pay attention to dubs….like at all.
The number of English language dubs I enjoy over the Japanese is very, VERY small.
Also my opinion is that what Funimation decides to do with the script is ultimately up to them. As someone who cares mainly for the original Japanese language version, the dub has little to no value to me.
What I DO care is the video quality. Hence why I was SO angry over the release of Lucky Star on Blu-Ray (don’t think I’ve forgotten that). Strike Witches the movie has crummy quality from what I’ve heard too. But their recent releases have been fine from reports, which is all I care about in the moment. There’s still some Funimation releases I do plan to get in the future because they’re show I really love.
Thanks for understanding my position on the matter.
The now well known one “Coffee vs Green Tea” got a copyright strike. Sorry but I decided to remove ALL of my youtube videos just to be on the safe side.
Here we go again. One down, eight more to go.
Chikyū Sentai Fiveman is the 1990 entry in the LONG running Super Sentai series. It also happens to be one of the most disliked entries in the franchise and is blamed for almost killing it. I’m not going to defend the entirety of it since I found the twelve subbed episodes I watched to be quite bland (it does pretty much what many other sentai shows do, just not as imaginative). There are couple of merits I do actually like about the show.
1. The opening theme is very catchy. I just love the way it melodically sounds, especially the part that goes “Wow Wow Wow Wow My Brother. Wow Wow Wow Wow My Sister”. Overall the OST and BGM is pretty good as well (Turboranger still has the best Vocal OST though). Too bad that hovercraft in the OP didn’t actually show up the episodes I saw.
2.The suit designs. I love the aesthetic the chose here. With the lines representing their age (Red is the oldest, Yellow the youngest). The forehead also denotes their teacher occupation and what subject they teach. Speaking of which.
3. I’m sure some will find this aspect corny but I LOVE the fact that they’re all teachers. Red-Science, Blue-Physical Education, Black-Language, Pink-Math and Yellow-Music.
4. Instead of the monster of the week growing, they baddies dispatch a giant robot called Gorlin (looks like the Michelin Man), absorbs the DNA of the monster so that it will resemble said monster. Bonus points for SOME originality.
5. Remi Hoshikawa. She’s so awesome. A music teacher who also knows kung fu. In an episode when a monster makes all the water into alcohol, she decides to make herself even DRUNKER to use the drunken boxing technique. She even aged pretty gracefully when she showed up in Gokaiger.
Sorry for the lack of updates on this blog. I’ve been quite busy for the past several months (both producing art and Type-1 diabetes related). Most of the time I just post on twitter these days.
Anyway, here’s a small haul I got yesterday. I don’t buy as much anime as I use to so it usually has to be something I REALLY enjoyed in order to support the release. Also I’ve been marathoning Super Sentai like crazy for the past two months so there’s that.
THIRTY YEARS! (More like 29 if you want to get technical). Anyway Mindwipe is awesome.
Finally completely all of the original Love Live! figma. Plus I have room for LL! Sunshine!! Yeah I know, I’m a sucker for idols.
Sorry for the lack of updates to this blog as I post more on twitter than here but this was important to me personally so it goes here.
While not really a regular series (or a movie), at least it’s SOMETHING!! Looks on par with the Puchimas shorts.