Okay now I know that this topic has been discussed and
talked about and
ranted about a for as only God know's how long SM fans
figured out that
*gasp* there was 'actually' a *bigger gasp* Japanese
version of SailorMoon!!
and these Japanese episodes are "much" better and less( how
shall I say it?)
'cheesy' than the english version and I feel I just gotta
add my 2 cents in...
Well as this topic goes there's always been the two sides
to the argument
the people who adore and love DIC for providing us with the
wonder that is SM
and other's who TOTALLY want to (insert favourite 'hate'
word here ie. kill) DIC
for totally killing the series with the "horrible" dubbing
of the series....
Now as I recall people these days people have got an
option.. get stuck with the DIC dub version..
OR send someone X dollars for a fansub of the episode you
want.. Now as it seems these days this
popular argument most people who "hate" DIC will usually
urge people to go for these "fansubs".
Now don't get me wrong I admire the way people actually
bother to take the time and sub these
episodes but let's face it I don't actually have X cash to
dish out to person Y to give me a fansub
of Z episode that I want to watch.. personally I DO have
other manga's to buy even if THEY "ARE" DUBBED! =þ
BUT it seems to me that most of the reasons these days that
people want a sub version of an anime
is the reason that "The BEST ANIME IS PURE ANIME..ie.
Now I can repect this view coz I am STILL very much a
PURIST and I DO want my animes to be as
"original" as possible.. Only one flaw I can find to this
view though.. Exactly what is a "best anime"??!?!
Come on!! Do they REALLY know what's the "BEST" and
"PERFECT" way of anime?!?! Now I Do understand that "some"
people actually "did" know what anime was even b4 watching
SM BUT I guess it's pretty much safe to say that
a LOT of ppl who didn't even KNOW what anime WAS!! until
they watched sailormoon.. so how come now that they've
suddenly been enlightened about "anime" and the difference
between dubs and subs.. they start making their own
assumptions that Jap is best?!?
Now this just leads back to my earlier mention of DIC and
the 'cheesy' dubbing of SM.. It seems that some of these
are ready to kill of DIC and much worse for "butchering"
the series.. Well it seems these people have missed out one
simple fact... NO DIC NO ENGLISH SM!! and no english SM
means that they wouldn't even KNOW what anime was!!
Okay no b4 I wrap up I DO have to say something.. I'm
actually one of those DIC haters (i can see the flames
coming now =þ)
but why am I actually 'defending' subs and DIC?? Well
that's pretty simple! DIC showed me SM! and sure they did a
HORRIBLE job at it
BUT the fact still stands that they're the one responsible
for my "obsession" on SM =) and I actually respect them for
the other reason why I'm "defending" DIC is this: I have
better things to do!! Now I see this issue in 2 ways.. I
can get really worked up
and make those kill DIC sites! but what does that do?
nothing? I waste time, energy, etc.. OR I could just live
with it and
accept the fact that YES DIC is Bad and YES I hate them BUT
I do have other things to do with my life and just get over
Well that's my 2 cents on the topic.
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