For as long as I have liked sailor moon there has been argument over
the quality of the American
dubbing. Everyone one nit picking and ranting about how horrible the
dubs are. What is so wrong
about it? There are many things people do not consider before they
shoot them down. By the end of
this article I will address the things that anti-dubbers do not take
The first thing people complain about is the voices. I agree, they
could be better. But, how do
you know that someone with a better voice wanted the job? How do you
know they didn't pick the
best out of what they had? You don't know so there for you are not in a
position to complain
about them. Plus the aren't really that bad are they? Some of
the voices are actually
quite good such as chibi-usa's voice. Sure they aren't wonderful but no
dub can be perfect.
One big issue with the new CWI dubs is Michiru's and Hakura's
relationship. They have been
changed from lovers to cousins. Do you really believe Americans are
comfortable with gay and
lesbian relationships? Every where you go there seems to be jokes and
rude comments about gays
and lesbians. Do you honestly believe that people wouldn't get upset
and wouldn't complain? There
are five-year-old children watching this show. Do you think all the
parents will just smile and
be ok with that? I mean this is cartoon network.
Next comes the names. Ok I admit I am not fond of them. Trista? Umara?
But what would you call
them? You can't leave all of them Japanese. However a couple names
remain he same like Hotaru.
But then there is Mini Moon. That is one name they couldn't leave the
same. If some five-year-old
heard "Chibi Moon" do you think they would have a clue what it meant?
But hey Mini Moon is a lot
better then some of the other possibilities. Think about these: Tiny
Moon, Small Moon, Little
Moon, etc. So Mini Moon sounds a little like Mini Me, but it's a lot
better than Tiny Moon.
All of you are familiar with the annoying puns and retarded speeches
correct? I think just about
everyone is annoyed and frustrated with them. Now for some reason both
Dic and CWI have decided
to direct sailor moon towards 6 year olds. If you think about it this
is Cartoon Network and
what are you going to do? You can't put serious threatening speeches.
But the way they talk could
be more realistic. "Come on girl you can do it!" "I think your da
bomb!" Honestly the average
teenager doesn't talk like that. But CWI owns the rights and the fans
don't so there isn't much
we can do about it.
All and all the dubs are pretty good. You have to take the good with
the bad. It's another
version of sailor moon. There are differences in the manga and anime
and differences in the dub.
It's just interesting to see what they change and how they are getting
better. I think everyone
should just except the dubs for what they are and move on!
Comments on this article can be sent to: Raeyan.