#1 Posted by ShinjiEx (625 posts) -

Seems like a pointless app to pay for if you can't watch the dubbed version as well as an option...
 
Funimation needs to do a streaming app for gaming consoles for there elite subscription service...
 
P.S. Sucks a lot of anime got pulled from NetFlix recently :(

#2 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -

What app are you talking about?

#3 Posted by ShinjiEx (625 posts) -
@sickVisionz: Hulu Plus...
#5 Posted by mabber36 (129 posts) -

why would you want to watch the dubbed version anyway?

#6 Posted by Petiew (1361 posts) -
@mabber36 said:

why would you want to watch the dubbed version anyway?

Man, this. I was so dissapointed when I checked out the anime section on UK Netflix. I wanted to watch the Haruhi movie with Sugita and Aya Hirano. Though I realise some people do prefer the dubs so this is kind of a downer for them.
 
I'd have thought most of the Hulu stuff would be dubbed, while the rest is newer shows that hadn't received a dub yet. Is it mostly all subbed though?
#7 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5403 posts) -

@mabber36 said:

why would you want to watch the dubbed version anyway?

For some people they don't have the time to watch anime with subtitles since they may be doing something else. Sometimes it's just wanting to consume the show in my native language.

#8 Edited by McShank (1630 posts) -

I am saddened by Netflix and their *tv show* section vs hulu but I can get over that. I just joined CrunchyRoll and they have their app on ps3 (dont know about xbox) and they do anime + Dramas if your into those. Not the largest selection but so far 95% of it is subbed.

#9 Edited by EXTomar (4947 posts) -

I don't understand. Is there a problem with Hulu Plus or the app or what? Titles come and go from Netflix all of the time so what title got pulled?

#10 Posted by redefaulted (2829 posts) -

@mabber36 said:

why would you want to watch the dubbed version anyway?

Because not everyone wants to sit and watch sub-titles all day if there is an alternative. There are plenty of good anime "dubs" out there that satisfy me just as much as watching it with Japanese voices. I'd probably watch more anime if dubbing was more widely and (readily) available.

#11 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3245 posts) -

I'm guessing because they bought the rights to specifically the original Japanese audio.

#12 Posted by mikey87144 (1806 posts) -

@ShinjiEx: Yes you can. I know I've had to redo the search so the subbed version comes up instead of the dubbed version.

#13 Posted by Hector (3378 posts) -

@ShinjiEx said:

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Well you can check out Neon Alley if you have a PS3. It's a streaming service that offers dubbed anime.

#14 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1247 posts) -

I personally like watching anime with subtitles on and with the dubbed voiceovers. You can see the differences in the original script and what the dubbed cast would end up saying.

Back to the topic at hand. Never used the Hulu app on my 360. The forced watching of ads on Hulu Plus was enough for me to avoid it. Sucks that most the anime on Hulu is lacking in audio options.

#15 Posted by Sergio (2249 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

I don't understand. Is there a problem with Hulu Plus or the app or what? Titles come and go from Netflix all of the time so what title got pulled?

They lost a lot of titles. I'm not 100% sure, but it seems like almost anything that Funimation holds the rights to. Kind of makes sense, since I never bothered with subscribing to Funimation's paid service since almost everything was on Netflix at the time.

#16 Posted by ShinjiEx (625 posts) -

Looks like even on PC Hulu only have mostly subs... with the exception of a few select anime series so oh well I guess...

#17 Posted by runnah555 (146 posts) -

I want to say "because anime is terrible and it's the universe's way of telling you this", but I won't because I am a better person than that.

I would hazard a guess and say it's rights related.

#18 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5992 posts) -

They don't have the Dubbed version because the Publisher's have to give people an insentive to buy their Dvds/Blu-ray.If you could watch their entire catalog for eight bucks a month off a streaming service,they would have a lot harder time selling their products than they already have.

#19 Posted by DoctorDanger99 (687 posts) -

there are alot of anime shows id love to watch but i hate subtitles. its just very distracting to me having to read and watch at the same time. i cant even have subs on video games because i find myself just staring at the words instead of whats happening on screen.

i watched a few episodes of death note with subs and it seemed interesting but i just cant stand the subs.

#20 Posted by EXTomar (4947 posts) -

Subtitles are not consistent on streaming services let alone the Anime specific ones. As for stuff disappearing on Netflix, I just saw and watched FLCL 5 and 6 again because Netflix recommended it to me. I'm not sure what disappeared but shows come and go on Netflix all of the time.

#21 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos said:

For some people they don't have the time to watch anime with subtitles since they may be doing something else.

This is always funny to me because it's like, if you don't want to watch anime, then just do something else. If it's just going to function as background noise while your attention is focused on something else, what does it matter what language it's in?

#22 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5403 posts) -

@sickVisionz said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

For some people they don't have the time to watch anime with subtitles since they may be doing something else.

This is always funny to me because it's like, if you don't want to watch anime, then just do something else. If it's just going to function as background noise while your attention is focused on something else, what does it matter what language it's in?

Some people are perfectly capable of multitasking and absorbing the show as long as you can understand what other people are saying. It's possible to split your attention while not losing a lot of comprehension. I'll watch the same anime alternating between dubbed and sub and find that I don't lose a lot when I multitask on the dubbed ones.

#23 Edited by Zeik (2758 posts) -

@sickVisionz said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

For some people they don't have the time to watch anime with subtitles since they may be doing something else.

This is always funny to me because it's like, if you don't want to watch anime, then just do something else. If it's just going to function as background noise while your attention is focused on something else, what does it matter what language it's in?

You've never watched TV while playing on a DS or something? You can't do it with every game/show, but there are some that don't require your full attention (a lot of RPGs for example) and it's not hard to do both. You could also do it while cleaning the room or something, which requires even less attention. But trying to do it with subbed anime is completely pointless if you don't know the language, since reading subtitles requires your full attention at basically all times.

#24 Posted by Duskwind (141 posts) -

Hate subtitles. Spend more time reading and less focused on the visuals. Prefer dubbed. Besides, I think they do a good job.

#25 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -

@Zeik: If it's crappy, not worth paying attention to, and only has value in serving as background noise then I won't watch it period, regardless of it being dubbed or subbed. I'd rather watch shows that are worth my time.