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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:54 PM

I was watching my sisters new Case Closed DVD when the theme song came on and it was an English dub of it. It didn't bother me, I like them just the same. I know One Piece did that when I saw it on TV. I kinda like, they're easier to sing along to, though I dont mind the original version for a change of pace. Whats your opinion on them?
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:23 PM

I love them. I think it's actually quite cool when there's English themes with the dubs (except for the One Piece rap...that was just ugh). I also like it when there are English songs with the Japanese versions, like Akeboshi's Wind for Naruto and Mayumi Gojo's In This Serenity for Xenosaga: The Animation.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:21 AM

Most times they're positively awful. Sometimes they fit pretty well, but are still lacking spirit. I think I've only really heard one or two that I genuinely liked.

I like the original better in most cases, though.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:59 AM

View PostAshori, on Jul 29 2008, 10:23 PM, said:

except for the One Piece rap...that was just ugh

Yeah that was bad...I found it cool that Girls on Film was the theme song for Speed Grapher in Japan...thats pretty awesome.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 12:26 PM

I like the Tenchi Universe OVA theme in English (both the OP and Ending). It has the spirit but not very good English... I assume a Japanese band/artist did it.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 12:47 PM

I usually like the Japanese openings better, but there are some english ones i like better.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 12:52 PM

The only one that is actually catchy ( tho nowhere near as good as the japanese opening ) was Sailor moon. and maybe pokemon ( the first opening)
The rest suck. Also, have you guys ever heard the instrumental openings and closings in older anime? That was America trying to cover up that it was a japanese show. Look at some of the credits ( only on non updated versions like VHS ones) and sometimes the animation studio isn't even mentioned.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:31 PM

View Posttatsumakichan, on Jul 30 2008, 01:26 PM, said:

I like the Tenchi Universe OVA theme in English (both the OP and Ending). It has the spirit but not very good English... I assume a Japanese band/artist did it.

The OP was done by SONIA. I liked that one; it's a lot of fun to dance to. XD
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:50 PM

The Starblazers theme is the best adaption of an anime theme song done in english. :wub:
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:28 PM

The english version of Sailor Moon sucked so bad. I really loved the Japanese version. I still have mad love for the classic version of Gigantor and Speed Racer.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:46 PM

I once heard the English-language version of "Fukai Mori" from Inuyasha, and I was so put off. It just didn't sound the same...

Sailor Moon...at first it was catchy, mainly 'cause I was so young, then I heard the Japanese version and fell in love with the lyrics. "Tsukiiiiii no hikari ni michibikare....nando mo meguriau...." :D

Both of Ergo Proxy's theme songs are already in English (one of them being Radiohead's "Paranoid Android") and I like them, the OP more than the ED.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:48 PM

View PostKusanagiRobin, on Jul 30 2008, 06:46 PM, said:

I once heard the English-language version of "Fukai Mori" from Inuyasha, and I was so put off. It just didn't sound the same...

Hmm, I thought the English version of Fukai Mori was really good. Actually, I liked the English version of My Will and Change The World too. XD
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:11 PM

Most songs dubbed in English make me cry due to such epic ammounts of fail but Inu Yasha's 'Every Heart' turned out okay.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:00 AM

View PostAshori, on Jul 30 2008, 04:31 PM, said:

The OP was done by SONIA. I liked that one; it's a lot of fun to dance to. XD

Where was SONIA from? They seem like they have some kinda accent... I liked the song too.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

I hate most of the English openings, but some I find are alright, though the one that I really, really like [by far my favorite] is the English opening to DNAngel, sung by Vic Mignogna. There's just something about the song that makes me love it.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:21 PM

View Postchaos-Zuko, on Jul 31 2008, 12:22 PM, said:

I hate most of the English openings, but some I find are alright, though the one that I really, really like [by far my favorite] is the English opening to DNAngel, sung by Vic Mignogna. There's just something about the song that makes me love it.



Looks like you know his voice well....Here's some info and it show Vic as the english singer for the opening song.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:29 PM

Hee. *anime sweatdrop and slight blush* I know his voice well mainly because I listen to Brothers, Nothing I Won't Give, and anything else by him almost every single day, and I actually stumbled upon the DN Angel opening on accident, but I knew it was him instantly. I just think I'm a nerd.

oh, and an opening that is better in Japanese than English - Ouran High School Host Club. I HATE the english opening. Sakura Kiss is SO MUCH BETTER.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:09 PM

View Postchaos-Zuko, on Jul 31 2008, 02:29 PM, said:

Hee. *anime sweatdrop and slight blush* I know his voice well mainly because I listen to Brothers, Nothing I Won't Give, and anything else by him almost every single day, and I actually stumbled upon the DN Angel opening on accident, but I knew it was him instantly. I just think I'm a nerd.

oh, and an opening that is better in Japanese than English - Ouran High School Host Club. I HATE the english opening. Sakura Kiss is SO MUCH BETTER.


Oh I definitely agree with you on that! And surprisingly Vic has such a great singing voice! Only in person*no offense* he sounds kind of gay..not in a bad way though! When I met him I was taken back! But I still love em.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:41 PM

I KNOW! I LOVE HIS VOICE! Even though he does sound gay, I still love him. He's my favorite voice actor. ^.^ He did an Ed rant for me when I said a Roy line when I met him, and I also got to do my Ed rant for him. >< It was so awesome.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:49 PM

View Posttatsumakichan, on Jul 31 2008, 01:00 AM, said:

Where was SONIA from? They seem like they have some kinda accent... I liked the song too.
Tenchi Muyo was definitely one of my favorite anime.

I think they are from Japan. I'm not too sure thought; I'm just guessing. XD They did the original Japanese OP as well.

And Vic's singing voice is awesome. I love listening to his music. I bought his Metafiction CD while I was waiting in line at the FMA VA autograph signing at A-Cen this year, and fell in love with it.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:26 PM

View Postchaos-Zuko, on Jul 31 2008, 02:29 PM, said:

Hee. *anime sweatdrop and slight blush* I know his voice well mainly because I listen to Brothers, Nothing I Won't Give, and anything else by him almost every single day, and I actually stumbled upon the DN Angel opening on accident, but I knew it was him instantly. I just think I'm a nerd.

oh, and an opening that is better in Japanese than English - Ouran High School Host Club. I HATE the english opening. Sakura Kiss is SO MUCH BETTER.

I love Nothing I Won't Give... :wub: I can't find that song and it makes me sad. D: Didn't he sing that new One Piece opening too? That was bouncy. :3 lol

View PostSa-chan, on Jul 31 2008, 03:09 PM, said:

Oh I definitely agree with you on that! And surprisingly Vic has such a great singing voice! Only in person*no offense* he sounds kind of gay..not in a bad way though! When I met him I was taken back! But I still love em.

lol, you're right, he does a little bit. XDD

I don't think I've heard alot of English dubbed openings/endings but the ones for YYH (some of these were good, no da), One Piece, Salior Moon, Fruits Basket, Inuyasha...some more that I can't remember but yeah. :mellow: Some were good, some were bad.


View PostAshori, on Jul 31 2008, 07:49 PM, said:

And Vic's singing voice is awesome. I love listening to his music. I bought his Metafiction CD while I was waiting in line at the FMA VA autograph signing at A-Cen this year, and fell in love with it.

You hear that Soldier A song on there? XD
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:53 PM

View Postryozu_011, on Jul 31 2008, 09:26 PM, said:

You hear that Soldier A song on there? XD

Yes. That song is freaking hilarious. XD I love Soldier A! Nothing I Won't Give is on Metafiction too. -hugs her CD- It was so worth the $10. XD

And yes, he sang the opening theme for One Piece. -has it on her MP3 player- XD
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:42 AM

I have Vic's Metafiction, too. ^.^ I DIED when I got it for my birthday. I opened it and I was like "...Oh...my....GOD!" *runs in a circle* I actually listened to him on his myspace before I got his cd, or youtube. Inuyasha didn't have a bad opening, but it wasn't the best, I think they're better in Japanese, though. I does sound a little bit gay in person, but he's so nice. He did an Ed rant for me that was my cell phones voice mail, and he listened to my Ed rant.

Anyways. I was actually happy that they kept the Death Note openings in Japanese. And Code Geass's opening, when they got a song, but when it was just C2 talking I liked that. ^.^
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:54 AM

View PostAshori, on Jul 31 2008, 10:53 PM, said:

Yes. That song is freaking hilarious. XD I love Soldier A! Nothing I Won't Give is on Metafiction too. -hugs her CD- It was so worth the $10. XD

And yes, he sang the opening theme for One Piece. -has it on her MP3 player- XD

XDD That song is the best!! Soldier A...Soldier A...the unsung hero of anime! I got to get that CD now. It's was only $10 too. Sucks. I could have got it at Acen. =.=''

I thought it was interesting to hear My Will in english but I heard it so long ago and I was just amazed that there was an english version at the time. That one didn't sound bad to me.
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:59 AM

If I remember correctly, Backstreet Boys songs were used as the opening and ending for Hanada Shounen Shi. XD First time I saw it, I was like wtf??
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:59 PM

View Postnukiuchi, on Aug 1 2008, 11:59 AM, said:

If I remember correctly, Backstreet Boys songs were used as the opening and ending for Hanada Shounen Shi. XD First time I saw it, I was like wtf??

Well that's different, lol.
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:13 PM

View Postryozu_011, on Aug 1 2008, 04:59 PM, said:

Well that's different, lol.


OMG! I laughed so hard when I first saw that series! XP I'm like...wait...Backstreet Boys...this has to be a fan made video but it seriously was the OP and ED


As far as English songs go for anime,

-I loved the OP to Ergo Proxy
-Hate the English version of Cardcaptor Sakura >.<
-Loved the OP CL of Tenchi Muyo
-Hated the OP to One Piece
-Liked the OP to Inuyasha (Change the World)
-Hated English version of Fukai Mori and Every Heart
-Hated the English version of Freckles from Rurouni Kenshin
-Dislike the OP CL of Fruits Basket (IS SOOO MUCH BETTER IN JAPANESE)
-Disliked the OP of Sailor Moon (blech >.<)

and I can't think of any more...hmm...

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:08 PM

Oh I liked freckles.....
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:23 PM

View Postryozu_011, on Aug 1 2008, 12:54 PM, said:

XDD That song is the best!! Soldier A...Soldier A...the unsung hero of anime! I got to get that CD now. It's was only $10 too. Sucks. I could have got it at Acen. =.=''

I thought it was interesting to hear My Will in english but I heard it so long ago and I was just amazed that there was an english version at the time. That one didn't sound bad to me.

He had three CDs, all for $10 each, but I just got Metafiction. I want to get the other two now. >.<

I also liked the English/Japanese collaboration of Cindy Mizelle and Asuca Hayashi for Make A Wish from Pokemon: Jirachi Wishmaker (yeah, I'm lame).

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