What are the three most important things to make a dub great?
Should be entertaining. I don't mind if some dialogue is changed to make if funny. If I really like the show I will watch both subbed and dubbed. So some dialogue changes to make the dub more entertaining are fine.
Choose good VAs who fit the character. I often watch the sub first and like to have an English VA whose delivery is close to the Japanese VA
Be as faithful to the source material as possible while allowing for some slight changes as per my first point.
What is your top 10 dubs of the past 3 years?
I am honestly not sure I have watched 10 dubbed anime which were published in the last 3 years
Attack on Titan had good dubbing IMO
Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Bladeworks
Kill la Kill had good dubbing, although I didn't care for the show itself.
Akame ga Kill
One Punch Man
High School DxD the script and main characters were great, some side characters just so so
Sword Art Online
I may come back to add more later if I can think of any
What are your top 10 iconic dubs of all time?
High School DxD it was hilarious
Full Metal Alchemist
Baka and Test
Hunter x Hunter
Beck Mongolian Chop Squad (mostly because the English singing was so much better than the Engrish singing)
Shimoneta confirmed to be the uncensored home video version.
Shomin Sample is basically indefinitely delayed (not cancelled) while some factors are worked out. This another case where the licensor has mandated that the DVDs would have to be PAL encoded so will be Blu-ray only.
Daimidaler is notable by its absence, since the last update had it at 24th April but now the only title out on that date is Shimoneta. According to the Anime Limited store the new release date is 26th June 2017. I have yet to manually check any other listings, I will update accordingly if there are any other changes.
If everything you type was a lie, you'd never tell the truth. Meaning every forum post, every piece of school/job work would be a lie. Hell, even your Funimation Username and Password would be incorrect, as you'd be typing a lie. Hence THAT is a lie.
Also (as someone who has read most of DxD) its worth noting that the dub for DxD has a little substory slightly changed, I honestly am curious about how they're going to go about it. Especially since I hated it A LOT and I mean A LOT. That book was so terrible I hated that I read it, so I honestly hope Funi makes it better.
I've skimmed through the first few light novels. I know one thing the Funimation dub altered is the fact that Issei won't call Rias by her name, he usually calls her Buchou (Manager). That is supposed to signify he doesn't trust his relationship with her.
The biggest change I remember from skimming the LNs is the fact that the Rating Game between Rias and Sona was left out of Season 3. That was where Saji supposedly "beat" Issei (although I contend that he didn't) and Issei first used his boob talk power, and was subsequently banned from using it in future rating games. But that was something changed in the anime itself, not the dub.
@razisgosu Hmm, Wikipedia only listed 2, but the info there is probably out of date. It looks like they are only 4 minutes a piece.
I'd like to hope this delay will see them added to the North American release, but as I said, it is probably less about Crunchyroll and Funimation not asking for them and more about the Japanese rights holders not wanting to provide them.
@dtittel Thanks for the update. Randomly checked my Shield after MNF and saw it for download and got excited. Pardon the impatience, but thanks for not giving up Funimation and bringing your app to other platforms!
I just noticed this myself. Rightstuff is running a decent sale and you can get the SAVE DVDs for about $18 each. I'm afraid this will probably be the only legal way to watch them in North America. I started watching the show myself when Verizon FioS was carrying the Funimation channel, then right in the middle of the series, Verizon dropped the channel.
As for trying to get the Streaming rights, I am sure they don't think it is worth the money on a show that is so old.
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