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28 December 2004 @ 10:45 pm
On Demand  
We've now got Comcast On Demand with our digital cable service, and for once it's actually something worth watching TV for... because it's a lot like a free little video store. The selection is actually quite impressive.

They had 2 episodes of Azumanga Daioh available to watch, actually... I've seen the entire series fansubbed, but this one was dubbed. Uh... yeah, now I remember why (if I watch any anime at all) I don't watch dubs. Although giving Osaka a southern accent was a nice touch, the entirety of the jokes is lost in translation.

For example, that "Bruce Lee" joke where his name is pronounced "Blue Three" in Japan... they basically left that entire joke in, without mentioning Bruce Lee, but mentioning Jackie Chan as per the original punchline. What's funniest of all is that it seems the channel that it's from, Anime Network or something, has Japanese announcers with subtitles just to appeal to otakus. I dunno. I stopped watching anime.

Also I saw the episode of ATHF with everyone's eyes getting horribly infected and squeezing pus all over the place and I remembered why I didn't really like that show.
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Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on December 29th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
They did? How so? I read them and it didn't really seem like Osaka was saying anything too different from anyone else.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on December 29th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
Besides her own ditzy dialogue.
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ミルス。Seven-Colored Puppeteer of B u c u r e s t i.: Agrias - smile //michiru_mamamiluda on December 29th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)
Oh yeah! That was a huge deal. They even got Yukari saying "Fuggedaboutit!!" to add to Osaka's "accent"
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on December 29th, 2004 06:37 pm (UTC)
I guess I never really noticed. I read the first 3 volumes released by Tokyopop.
Philippe Eccentricus: applephilled2thebrim on December 29th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
i think azumanga daioh is awesome. however, i would never watch it dubbed. there are very few animes i think are acceptable dubbed actually...
JayColettejaygrrl on December 29th, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
yeah we watched the dub
in an unofficial anime viewing, cuz everyone was tired of reading subs on a tiny tv

according to on guy that loves the show, it's horrible dubbed, though I think its pretty good, since the Osaka dialect is "southern" it would only make sense to give her a southern accent.
tehpanda on December 30th, 2004 05:06 am (UTC)
most of the anime they have on the anime network is teh s uck

but i was up in san fransisco the other day, and HOLY CRAPPERS the on demand stuff is so great
they had trigger happy tv, and wonder lust on comdey central
adelphia on demand freegen blows ass