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    MillMill Registered User regular
    I do wonder if some of that could be solved by talking to the original creator because I'd imagine they wouldn't want their sales being hurt because two companies decide to have a fight over who has ownership over how their IP's title was translated and are actively disputing over who gets to use it.

    I know if wrote something that had both an animated show and a comic released in another country. I would want both adaptions to use the same title. That way if someone read the comic and enjoyed it, they would then be more likely to check out the animated series, if they saw an advertisement for it because they'd know it was an adaption of a comic they enjoyed. Where if both are going by different names, they might see the advertisement for the tv show, not realize it is the anime adaption of a comic they enjoyed and thus decide not to bother with it. Maybe the ad for the show was lackluster or they have enough on their plate and they aren't going to be too motivated to go track down something that seemed like an unknown to them.

    I'll admit the downside to this is not all authors are going to be well versed in the languages their works get translated into and might pick the least liked translation of their title, if there are multiple ways to translate it. Though I think having everyone on the same page on what the title actually is, even if that does mean making it harder to memory hole really bad adaptions.

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    Mill wrote: »
    I'll admit the downside to this is not all authors are going to be well versed in the languages their works get translated into and might pick the least liked translation

    lookin at you, nasu

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Lasbrook wrote: »
    That doesn’t mean any of these companies talk to each other, like viz still uses the translation Zolo for the one piece manga despite it being Zoro in the anime, and like, everywhere else.

    Thats a situation where apparently it would be a massive amount of work to fix 100 or whatever previous volumes so Viz kind of let it go.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited July 8
    Neveron wrote: »
    Looks like Wikipedia has it as
    Senpai Is an Otokonoko, also known as This Is Him or Senpai Is an Otokonoko: My Crossdressing Classmate
    which is... well, I suppose it's more understandable to an English audience at least.

    For fear of being reductive, gun to my head, I'd have probably gone with something like this. At least it makes an effort to translate it.

    Even Dungeon Meshi had the brilliant "Delicious in Dungeon".

    I'm also not a big fan of Jujutsu Kaisen, but I'll concede it's catchier than "Cursed Sorcery Battles" or thereabouts.
    (Though I'd have probably done something like "Accused Warfare: Jujutsu Kaisen", kind of how the first Danganronpa was subbed "Trigger Happy Havoc" until it had its own branding.)

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    NeveronNeveron HellValleySkyTree SwedenRegistered User regular
    I'll give them this: "This Is Him" has some energy to it, but I don't know that it's the energy you want for this particular series.

    ...wait, that's the author's own translation of it??? (To be fair, it seems like it'd more properly be this is him (can't be anyone else.))

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    SomeWarlockSomeWarlock Registered User regular
    Neveron wrote: »
    I'll give them this: "This Is Him" has some energy to it, but I don't know that it's the energy you want for this particular series.

    ...wait, that's the author's own translation of it??? (To be fair, it seems like it'd more properly be this is him (can't be anyone else.))


    I've noticed that it's been increasingly common(or at least less rare) for Authors in Japan to give their works an English title alongside the original Japanese title. Sometimes something close to the Japanese text, sometimes something completely different.

    An example that comes to mind is the excellent LGBT+ manga, Zenbu Kimi no Sei(ぜんぶ君の性) which, given the context of the plot(A cute sweet romance story between two magical gender/sex bending non-binary folks as they navigate gender issues and love), would best translate into "All of your Gender", but has an official English title of "All because of you" on the Japanese Tankouban despite not having an official English release.

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    Moth 13 wrote: »
    Exactly. They used the Japanese title for the anime instead of the localized title used in the official manga release for some reason.

    Geoff of Mother's Basement did a whole video on that mess - apparently, the team at Disney handling anime streaming acquisitions is primarily focused on the Japanese market, with international markets a distant second. Hence why they utterly failed to publicize their release of Sand Land at Toriyama's passing.

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    NeveronNeveron HellValleySkyTree SwedenRegistered User regular
    I'm also reminded of how Dungeon Meshi's got the rather Engrish D&D pun "Delicious in Dungeon" on its Japanese volumes, which of course ended up being the official localization title.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMTIyTof-gQ
    Ninja Scroll slashes its way back to theaters this September!

    The 30th anniversary theatrical release of NINJA SCROLL is part of Iconic Events Releasing’s 2024-2025 AX Cinema Nights series and will screen in over 500 U.S. theaters on September 11, 12 & 15 and be presented in both Japanese with English subtitles and English dub.

    When Jubei saves a young ninja woman from the unthinkable, he assumes that’s the end of it. To his surprise, it’s only just the beginning. Together, the two investigate the mysterious deaths of an entire village which uncovers a conspiracy of demonic proportions! Getting closer to the truth, the demonic forces will stop at nothing to silence Jubei and his companion for good!

    perfect time to take your kids to go see Ninja Scroll in theatres

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 8
    Mill wrote: »
    I'll admit the downside to this is not all authors are going to be well versed in the languages their works get translated into and might pick the least liked translation

    lookin at you, nasu

    What do you mean, Altria is a perfectly clomulent transliteration of a transliteration of a latinized feminine version of the name Arthur :neutral:

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMTIyTof-gQ
    Ninja Scroll slashes its way back to theaters this September!

    The 30th anniversary theatrical release of NINJA SCROLL is part of Iconic Events Releasing’s 2024-2025 AX Cinema Nights series and will screen in over 500 U.S. theaters on September 11, 12 & 15 and be presented in both Japanese with English subtitles and English dub.

    When Jubei saves a young ninja woman from the unthinkable, he assumes that’s the end of it. To his surprise, it’s only just the beginning. Together, the two investigate the mysterious deaths of an entire village which uncovers a conspiracy of demonic proportions! Getting closer to the truth, the demonic forces will stop at nothing to silence Jubei and his companion for good!

    perfect time to take your kids to go see Ninja Scroll in theatres

    Having late night screenings of the darker 90s/00s cinema fair is a great idea, would love to see Vampire Hunter D in a theater one day.

    (Ninja Scroll is an all-timer, but some parts are gonna be a hard watch nowadays.)

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    KreutzKreutz Blackwater Park, IARegistered User regular
    I watched Ninja Scroll recently, for the first time in decades. It's a very influential, very hard to watch film.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    IIRC ninja scroll had a lot of gore and sexual violence, yeah?

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited July 8
    IIRC ninja scroll had a lot of gore and sexual violence, yeah?

    yeah it was pretty stylish and had ridiculously high production values for the time, overall it's a pretty conventional shonen story

    but oh boy is it casually misogynistic and leans heavily on tropes about rape, "untouchable" women, using the pain and death of a woman as motivation for the protagonist, what women secretly want is just sex, bisexual panic

    and then there's just a whole lot of people being casually dismembered, literally torn apart, repeat torture, body horror

    it really was perfectly poised to be a teen's first introduction to just how different anime was from disney-derived western animation back in the early 90s

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I think the first scene I saw of Ninja Scroll while late night channel surfing was the (all the CW)
    The rock monster guy says “don’t think I wouldn’t rape a dead girl” as he begins to molest the ninja assassin who sleeps with people to kill them because her skin is venomous

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    KreutzKreutz Blackwater Park, IARegistered User regular
    I distinctly remember buying a movie that called itself Ninja Scroll 2 and throwing it away after half of a viewing because of the rampant SA but I can't seem to find any reference to it anymore.

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    FCDFCD Registered User regular
    That would be Ninja Resurrection, which wasn't really a sequel to Ninja Scroll, ADV Films just marketed it as such.

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    GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    Probably Ninja Resurrection, which was actually unrelated to Ninja Scroll but marketed as a sequel in the US.
    https://youtu.be/8LHU6q1MObk?si=oRbR2W0vKCSL7IEA

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    ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    That reminds me, there's a new Kinnikuman series starting up, and for the first episode 00, since it's been a long time, they decided to do a recap episode of 40 years worth of manga. This is the show about wrestling aliens that became the MUSCLE toys/franchise you might remember, except Hasbro was careful to strip out the ultra super racist ones, like the multiple literal Nazis, one of which had a poison gas attack. Not even subtle. Swastikas worn on the forehead. But it's still kind of funny seeing all the horrendously racist characatures from the 70s just... tossed right up on screen. Even anime has gotten beyond that, mostly.

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    AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    Gotta say Shaft hasn't lost a step judging by the first episode of the new Monogatari season

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    I think Ninja Scroll was the first time I came across the "villain grossly licks the woman in a threatening detailed manner" trope.

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    Ninja Scroll holds a special place in my heart as "Thing I was able to watch at a very young age even though I shouldn't have been allowed to because my parents thought it was just a cartoon."

    Vampire Hunter D and Wicked City are also on that list.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    I think Vampire Hunter D holds up pretty well, actually. Both the 80s adaptation and the 2000-ish movie.

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    BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    Vampire Hunter D taught me that being aloof and saying as little as possible was how you got girls to like you

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    I kind of want to watch Eminence of Shadow cause from what people say it's one of those anime that is so edgy and stupid that it somehow becomes highly entertaining.

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    TransporterTransporter Registered User regular
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    I kind of want to watch Eminence of Shadow cause from what people say it's one of those anime that is so edgy and stupid that it somehow becomes highly entertaining.

    I can confirm that it is.

    S2 cranks up the fanwank though, fyi, but I found Cid’s absolute bafoonery and asexual nature enough to power through it.

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    evilmrhenryevilmrhenry Registered User regular
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    I kind of want to watch Eminence of Shadow cause from what people say it's one of those anime that is so edgy and stupid that it somehow becomes highly entertaining.

    I found it dropped off hard. I could recommend the first 5 episodes with caveats, but the rest of the season is just kind of boring. There's worse out there, but there's also better. If you want "extremely edgy and stupid, but in a fun way", I'd highly recommend The Misfit of Demon King Academy over this, though I haven't seen the second season.

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    DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited July 8
    I think Vampire Hunter D holds up pretty well, actually. Both the 80s adaptation and the 2000-ish movie.

    Some of the pacing is a bit wonky near the last half but man is it good. Just one of the most gorgeous animated movies ever with some of the best world building.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIqpp3_fTnc

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    when I watched the 80s vampire hunter D it finally hit me that this was the primary source that the people at konami were riffing on when they made castlevania

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    SixshotStrikerSixshotStriker Registered User regular
    DanHibiki wrote:
    Some of the pacing is a bit wonky near the last half but man is it good. Just one of the most gorgeous animated movies ever with some of the best world building. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIqpp3_fTnc

    Funny story. I used to be friends with two guys. One of them (Joel) and me had seen this movie, the other (Trevor) had not. Joel challenges Trevor to a drinking game with this movie, the game being 'take a drink for every cross you see.' Trevor accepts. They didn't go through with it but as I understand it, the neighbors heard Trevor's laughter and exclamations of "you sonofabitch" through multiple walls.

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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    really bumming me out they nuked the crunchyroll comments section

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    really bumming me out they nuked the crunchyroll comments section

    Where am I supposed to find work from home part time jobs paying $100 per hour now?

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    DanHibiki wrote:
    Some of the pacing is a bit wonky near the last half but man is it good. Just one of the most gorgeous animated movies ever with some of the best world building. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIqpp3_fTnc

    Funny story. I used to be friends with two guys. One of them (Joel) and me had seen this movie, the other (Trevor) had not. Joel challenges Trevor to a drinking game with this movie, the game being 'take a drink for every cross you see.' Trevor accepts. They didn't go through with it but as I understand it, the neighbors heard Trevor's laughter and exclamations of "you sonofabitch" through multiple walls.

    It's not considered polite to give your friends alcohol poisoning.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    really bumming me out they nuked the crunchyroll comments section

    On one hand, I liked reading people's thoughts about shows and certain episodes, but on the other, I'm surprised it lasted this long.

    Once something gets big, it's only a matter of time before stupid takes over.

    (Shudder still has one too, but I imagine that's a more discerning crowd, ironically.)

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    WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    General, random Dandadan musings (spoilers)
    - Does anybody recognize all of the aliens references in the Kur lineup? There's that Kamen Rider / Alien mix, There's that dogū looking mofo, that gyroid/haniwa sniper, that Ultraman dude with glider wings in Vamola's backstory
    - Yukinobu Tatsu (mangaka) seems to enjoy utilizing splash page rescue panels immediately preceding a cliffhanger page. It hasn't grown old on me yet - it's kinda like a spectator of a wrestling show knowing that the finishing move is coming out and wait with anticipation - but it's often enough that I've noticed it.
    - If there's a nitpick I'd make of the manga, besides a tendency to have similar faces, it's that Tatsu seems to not use the extreme emotion facial expressions when I thought it'd be apt - the tiny pupils, wide whites, strain on the bottom eyelid + wrinkles. It's actually not really a big deal, because he's so good at conveying emotion through body language - you can point to multiple wordless panels throughout the manga as A-grade execution.
    - His panel/action flow is insanely good. Like daaaaaaaamn.
    - What I really love about Dandadan is the combination of laughs and tearjerkers. I'm not much of a drama watcher, but when you read the characters going to their adventures, having petty but hilarious squabbles, and seeing them laugh and joke around, you really connect with them, which makes the sad bits hit that much harder.
    - I'm a little surprised that the anime isn't making use of the usual color coding of the heroes like in other series. But that's probably just the promotional stuff I saw.
    - With Season 2 likely starting with helping out Jiji's situation up until Reiko Kashima bidding them goodbye, Season 2 is going to be a banger.

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    MillMill Registered User regular
    I got the impression that crunchyroll didn't moderate their comment section that well. I've been on record about how if a company cannot or will not bother moderating their comment section, then they should absolutely do away with it. At that point the asshole, bots, trolls, propagandists, Nazis, fascists, sexists, racists and every other fuck off thing that rolls into the comment section will run free and ensure that it does a shit ton of harm.

    Also given that they continue to refuse to implement two-factor authentication, it's also a good way to make it a bit harder for assholes to have an easy time at hacking accounts. I mean, there are probably a shit ton of people where their username for that site is their e-mail address minus the @[insertwebdomainhere]. Probably not even a factor, but it'll probably dissuade the assholes from trying as hard to crack people's passwords, since they'll have a harder time at finding user names to brute force. On that note, I would also strongly suggest that people probably use an e-mail account they seldom use for anything for their crunchyroll account, I figure everyone is using a a very different username from their e-mail account and get that account authenticated with something that isn't text SMS.

    Sure it sucks that it's one less place to possible discuss stuff we watch, but on the other hand, I doubt many were really get much value out of it. It did feel like it's more in the vein of reddit and youtube comments, where most posters are just there to say their thing or shout it very rudely and loudly before fucking off somewhere else and just ignoring all the comments. Not to mention, shit ton of immature fuckers that piss and moan about series not having enough action and saying really demeaning things about anyone that calls them out, while actively shitting on plot and lore junkies. I remember the Tsuki comment section has it's moments towards the end. Where people whine both about the lack of animation (clearly not being too familiar with the industry, stuff that does a fair bit of animation is the exception, even though many of us would like to see more because shit costs money), too much exposition and being butthurt that Makoto didn't just act like some thoughtless, murderous goon that forces everything to go his way). Granted, no where need as bad as the butthurt over the direction that Vinland Saga took in season 2.

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    Havelock2.0Havelock2.0 Sufficiently Chill The Chill ZoneRegistered User regular
    edited July 10
    No Longer Allowed in Another World is good thus far

    Premise is fairly dark and the series seems to be a dark comedy, so I’m putting a spoiler and a TW to be on the safe side
    TW for SI and self harm
    Writer and his lover in the 1940s or 1950s are about to commit double suicide via drowning in a flooded river, and then a wild truck appears. The writer, known only as Sensei, is now stuck in an Isekai that he never asked for, and swings between wanting to die and wanting to see if his lover made it over as well. Likes to chow down on pills like candy, smoke cigarettes, and look morose. So basically an Isekai with that one character from Bungo Stray Dogs but less optimistic.

    cautiously optimistic for this dark comedy as it is extremely my jam

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    ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    You left out that he immediately stumbled on a catgirl being molested by tentacles, and then she and the priestess in a halter top who summoned him spend the last five minutes of the episode squabbling jealously over who gets to lavish the most attention on him.

    I'm not sure 'dark comedy' is really what it's going for.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    One manga that I hope gets an anime adaptation someday is a relatively recent one I found that's a twist on the whole "exiled from the hero's party" but I'm blanking on the name.

    The protagonist is someone who has been isekai'd to 100 different worlds as part of a contract to return to his original world. Each world he visited he was tasked with somehow joining the hero's party, spending a set amount of time with them, and then getting kicked out from the party in order to trigger his return back to the White Room, the sort of hub area where he enters a new world from, recorded in a book on the table. Each completed trip grants him a power that he gets to keep for all subsequent trips, and it's shown that where he used to be horrendously weak now he's very overpowered.

    In any case, he finishes his 100th world and returns to the White Room for the last time, ready to go home. The book says that he can go home now, but it also unlocks the very first door and says to enter the first world he went to, take a look around however long he wants, then when he comes back he can choose whether or not to go home. He's a bit annoyed about this but decides to think of it as a victory lap and resolves to take a quick look at the world the hero saved then come right back since there no time requirement this go.

    When he enters though, he finds the world in ruins. Turns out the hero failed and everyone he knew died horribly, the demons won and have been destroying everything ever since. He locates the one person left alive, an elf, and she shortly after expends the last of her life to protect him from a demon attack since she only remembers him as a weakling who needed protection. The man grieves and eventually returns to the White Room. It's heavily implied the state of that world is similar to the rest of the hundred worlds he went to previously. No one got a happy ending.

    The book now gives him a choice: return to his original world or reset the time of all one hundred worlds to when he originally went to them, keeping the skills he gained from them, and then journey to them again with the same condition: join the hero party, stay there for X amount of time, then get kicked out. He chooses to clear the hundred doors again, resolving to ensure that this time he would change the fates of the people he cared about.

    It's pretty good, and because he legitimately has to get kicked out of the hero party to leave each world, he has to careful when he uses his abilities lest he look too competent.

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    You left out that he immediately stumbled on a catgirl being molested by tentacles, and then she and the priestess in a halter top who summoned him spend the last five minutes of the episode squabbling jealously over who gets to lavish the most attention on him.

    I'm not sure 'dark comedy' is really what it's going for.

    Ive read ahead and its more of a criticism of how Isekai present a story
    Basically every person summoned hates it there and becomes an absolute monster who misses their old life even with its problems. Since Main is a writer his actual power is "fixing" their stories qnd sending them home

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