Persona 4 Anime will be dubbed

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#51 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19307 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
@FluxWaveZ: Umm....nowhere in that text does it say the show will be dubbed. Seeing how it will be shown through digital channels  at least for its first year, this may very well be a sub only deal.
It's not explicitly stated, but it's assumed because they've licensed it.
#52 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

@mutha3 said:

@FluxWaveZ: Umm....nowhere in that text does it say the show will be dubbed. Seeing how it will be shown through digital channels  at least for its first year, this may very well be a sub only deal.
It's not explicitly stated, but it's assumed because they've licensed it.
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Anime gets licensed and released in the US all the time without a dub, and doing a quick google search reveals Sentai Works is actually quite notorious for doing just that.
#53 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19307 posts) -
@mutha3 said: 
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Anime gets licensed and released in the US all the time without a dub, and doing a quick google search reveals Sentai Works is actually quite notorious for doing just that.
Interesting. I'm still expecting a dub as this is a pretty important license to hold, but there are some uncertainties.
#54 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10466 posts) -

They should just take the audio from the game and put it over the anime, regardless of changes.

#55 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1766 posts) -

As much as I hate anime dubs I would totally watch the series in English if they get all the voice actors back.

@Laketown said:

the question going around the internet is whether the sub groups are going to go super literal with teddie and just go with -kuma tics (the wrong option) or make bear puns all the time (the correct option)

Also the Junes song. I was so confused when I heard the Japanese version of it in one of the trailers.

#56 Posted by Daroki (709 posts) -

@Subjugation said:

Never had a good experience with a dub.

Watch High School of the Dead which Sentai also put out... then everything else will look great by comparison.

#57 Posted by endaround (2138 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

@mutha3 said:

@FluxWaveZ: Umm....nowhere in that text does it say the show will be dubbed. Seeing how it will be shown through digital channels at least for its first year, this may very well be a sub only deal.
It's not explicitly stated, but it's assumed because they've licensed it.
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Anime gets licensed and released in the US all the time without a dub, and doing a quick google search reveals Sentai Works is actually quite notorious for doing just that.

Sentai dubs everything don't they? Not necessarily well, but they seem to. Really more important to see who is handling the recording, everyone of the P4 cast is now in LA I believe while Sentai still does the cheaper Texas route.

#58 Posted by Darkstalker (703 posts) -

@1337W422102 said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Subjugation said:

Never had a good experience with a dub.

  • Cowboy Bebop

The Bebop dub was nothing special, and the shitty writing killed the English version. I know they have to change the lines to match the mouth flaps, but it was just bad. The Ghost in the Shell dubs are terrific, though.

the flcl dub was nearly perfect imo

#59 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@endaround said:

Sentai dubs everything don't they?

No! In fact they have a reputation for putting out sub only stuff.  

Whiskey Media's own Anime Vice had this to say:

 

For whatever reason, I just imagine that the Sentai Filmworks' production offices look like the rebel hideout. With their fast, sub-only releases of many series, it often feels like they are smuggling the shows out of Japan. Of course, we profit, since several of them probably weren't big enough for a dub (Special A) or are just too much of a nightmare to localize (Maria+Holic). Not only have they put out some of my favorite releases this last year, but their announcements are usually on shelf's with a month or two, keeping my ADD at an all time high. 



 
I've also seen a lot of snippets of forum conversation where people refer to Sentai as having that kind of reputation.
#60 Edited by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@Subjugation said:

Never had a good experience with a dub.

I find this hard to believe. You've never watched a quality anime on television?

#61 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19307 posts) -
@Darkstalker said:

@1337W422102 said:

The Bebop dub was nothing special, and the shitty writing killed the English version. I know they have to change the lines to match the mouth flaps, but it was just bad. The Ghost in the Shell dubs are terrific, though.

the flcl dub was nearly perfect imo

Holy hell no.
#62 Posted by metalsnakezero (2288 posts) -

I assume that Sentai is aware that the series is popular and would be willing to spend money on getting this dub. Also their been increase dubs in some of their popular title they got so high chances in that they will, just that they need to get the original cast.

#63 Posted by endaround (2138 posts) -

@mutha3: Lots of what they've put out recently has been dubbed, but if you check the cast lists you'll recognize almost no one. It looks like they announced the P4 license without saying what they are doing though, everything else looks like they announced how they handle the material. Which may mean they are trying to find a way to get the original cast. I wouldn't hold my breath.

#64 Posted by metalsnakezero (2288 posts) -
#65 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11471 posts) -

This is good. Unless they don't include the original voice actors. At which point I might as well watch a sub, for as much as that smacks of elitism.

#66 Posted by Hailinel (23868 posts) -

Excellent! I'd prefer the English voice cast of the game if they can get the actors, but I won't be broken up if they don't get them.

#67 Posted by ESREVER (2667 posts) -

So does that mean if the EN voicecast gets put on the show, we'll have yet another Johnny Yong Bosch protagonist?

#68 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2051 posts) -

@ESREVER: Johnny Yong Bosch should voice every character in a show at some point. Even the females.

#69 Posted by endaround (2138 posts) -

@ESREVER said:

So does that mean if the EN voicecast gets put on the show, we'll have yet another Johnny Yong Bosch protagonist?

Its one thing for him to do Adachi and the persona shouts. Its another for him to do 2 full characters.

#70 Posted by WatanabeKazuma (989 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: You can add 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time' to that list too.

...and where is the mention of the subs? Unless I missed something glaringly obvious.

#71 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4630 posts) -

And everyone will still watch the fansubs.

#72 Posted by WatanabeKazuma (989 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

And everyone will still watch the fansubs.

Well, time is of the essence. I think the turn-around of getting the episodes out and subbed will be the factor, but this is the internet we're talking about and patience is rarely a virtue.

I would like to think I won't go this route, but yeah, probably!

#73 Posted by eldiax (632 posts) -

Ooh I cannot bear the wait!

Cough, cough.

#74 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4630 posts) -

@WatanabeKazuma said:

@GunslingerPanda said:

And everyone will still watch the fansubs.

Well, time is of the essence. I think the turn-around of getting the episodes out and subbed will be the factor, but this is the internet we're talking about and patience is rarely a virtue.

I would like to think I won't go this route, but yeah, probably!

I watch a lot of fansubs and they're usually up within a day of being aired in Japan!

#75 Posted by metalsnakezero (2288 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

And everyone will still watch the fansubs.

Well it looks like they will putting it up on simulcast sites like Anime Network and Crunchyroll.

#76 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

If they go with the game's VA, this will be the first time I'm looking forward to a dubbed anime.

#77 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@GunslingerPanda said:

And everyone will still watch the fansubs.

If they go with the game VA? Nah.
 
But if they're simulcasting as @metalsnakezero:  says, there's no way it'll be dubbed at all.
#78 Edited by metalsnakezero (2288 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

@GunslingerPanda said:

And everyone will still watch the fansubs.

If they go with the game VA? Nah.

But if they're simulcasting as @metalsnakezero: says, there's no way it'll be dubbed at all.

Thats not true. They still can dub the show but that'll be after the series finishes. Than they are given the ok to do whatever they want.

#79 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@metalsnakezero said:

@mutha3 said:

@GunslingerPanda said:

And everyone will still watch the fansubs.

If they go with the game VA? Nah.

But if they're simulcasting as @metalsnakezero: says, there's no way it'll be dubbed at all.

Thats not true. They still can dub the show but that'll be after the series finishes. Than they are given the ok to do whatever they want.

Are they going to invest that effort when its been online for half a year in sub form, the VA are all located miles upon miles away and pretty well-respected to boot?  Especially given their reputation for doing this kind of stuff before?
#80 Posted by Synaptic (305 posts) -

@Daroki: Oh god, I watched some of that online... Made me want to shoot myself. Subs forever...

#81 Posted by metalsnakezero (2288 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

@metalsnakezero said:

@mutha3 said:

@GunslingerPanda said:

And everyone will still watch the fansubs.

If they go with the game VA? Nah.

But if they're simulcasting as @metalsnakezero: says, there's no way it'll be dubbed at all.

Thats not true. They still can dub the show but that'll be after the series finishes. Than they are given the ok to do whatever they want.

Are they going to invest that effort when its been online for half a year in sub form, the VA are all located miles upon miles away and pretty well-respected to boot? Especially given their reputation for doing this kind of stuff before?

Lots of animes now are getting simulcasting and most get dubs for DVD/Blu-ray releases so it is a strong possibility. Also I'm pretty sure that they are aware that Persona 4 is popular for its English cast and would be willing to go and get that cast. Just because it is online doesn't mean it wont get a chance to be release on DVD/Blu-ray which it is confirm to be release in 2012. Also having it dub makes it more valuable when it can only be found on DVD/Blu-ray and not put it up online till after it is in stores.

#82 Posted by Psychoticmayhem (6 posts) -

I'm gonna wait to see how they do the game justice when the anime is released next week before I have my opinion no it. I know one of my peeves is that the main character/Protags name isn't Shoji its Yu but thats a detail I can look over.

#83 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

If they get the VA from the game does that mean we´ll get to hear Johnny Yong Bosch screaming Persona! and saying very creepy stuff as another character later?, regarless of who is gonna do the dub Im still very exited for this but I would definetively be more if th VA from the game return for this and the protagonist won´t be silent thats crazy!.

#84 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

If the dub happens with the original cast, I'd be interested. If not, no way. Don't care for some generic english VOs, and I can't stand 99% of seiyus out there.

#85 Posted by Agent47 (1894 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Subjugation said:

Never had a good experience with a dub.

  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Welcome to the N.H.K.
  • Samurai Champloo

Yes those and Dragon Ball Z are perfect examples of how english dubs should be done.Those and Dragon Ball Z I refuse to watch in japanese because of how good the english dubs are.

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