Does anyone else think Japanese Transformers are intolerably weird?

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  1. ArmoredSaint

    ArmoredSaint Active Member

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    Seriously.

    "Super-God" Masterforce? Victory?

    I watched some dubbed episodes on YouTube.

    They were perfectly horrid.

    How can anyone like this stuff?

    I mean, I can understand someone from an alien culture like Japan digging it, but It boggles my mind that there are Westerners who adore those shows.

    Honestly, what's the appeal? Is it simple Japanophilia? I genuinely want to understand this phenomenon...
     
  2. Shelfwarmercon

    Shelfwarmercon Well-Known Member

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    Our comrades in Japan ask "Does anyone else think American Transformers are intolerably weird?"
     
  3. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    one......

    [​IMG]

    and second, i haven't got to see much of the japanese series that haven't been brought over here. but the one i have seen almost all of was masterforce, and it was a wonderful series, it actually made the pretenders appeallable, and overall, was a great show. and your problem is you watched dubbs....most of those dubs are TERRIBLE....just watch the subs, much better
     
  4. Shelfwarmercon

    Shelfwarmercon Well-Known Member

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    I would have to agree with voice dubs. It really does take the right casting choices to pull it off.
     
  5. ninety

    ninety NERDS!!

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    I love Masterforce, try watching it with subtitles, even the best dubs never capture the 'vibe' of a series.

    What particulary didn't you like?

    MASTAH-FORCE!!!
     
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    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    agreed

    GOD ON!!
     
  7. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    I dont think the japanese series is any wierder than the headmasters/power masters we got over here...?
     
  8. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    How intolerably intolerant of you.

    Wow. Just ... wow.
     
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    MushroomPrime ******

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    I don't like the Japanese Transformers Cartoons. They suffer from "Giant Robot Anime" syndrome.

    And to those taking offense to the "Alien" thing, calm down. Alien = different/weird, and some people can construe different cultures like that.
     
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    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    You do realize the use of that word in that context is can be viewed as derogatory right?
     
  11. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    you're judging the series based on some of the worst dubs ever produced?

    thats smart!

    the dubs butcher the series. "you cant call me billy anymore, I'm blaster now!" "soundwave" is now "new soundwave". spike was renamed sparkle.

    fucking. SPARKLE. you think its fair to judge a series based on a dub like that?

    Headmasters is crap no matter what, but masterforce is great.

    and yeah, the alien thing? that's messed up. very offensive. you could have used "foreign" culture.

    SPARKLE.
     
  12. Shelfwarmercon

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    Both "alien" and "foreign" can be derogatory depending on how you use it, though.

    To keep this on-topic, Hasbro US have come up with their fair share of weird ideas.
     
  13. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    kiss players=bad
    star saber/victory leo/any other huge TF fig Japan came up with=good
     
  14. MagnusPrimal

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    I'm a little confused. Are you saying that Japanese and American cultures aren't different? I thought that was a good deal of what all the bitching about the Unicron trilogy was about. And why there was such rejoicing when it was announced that Animated would be written in the West.

    Edit: Or are you simply offended over the choice of the word 'alien?'
     
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    um....of course it is the alien part......
     
  16. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow, this is the most like a Kiss Players thread I've ever seen without (specifically) being about Kiss Players.
     
  17. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    I thought Headmasters, Masterforce and Victory were fantastic. Before Animated came around, they were my favorite TF series - captured the spirit of the Marvel G1 comics better than the Sunbow series ever could, and they starred many of my favorite characters.

    Also, the pic below is perhaps relevant to this thread:

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  18. MagnusPrimal

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    Sorry. I didn't get that it was all that offensive. Just thought the wording was a little odd.
     
  19. billcosby

    billcosby Geewin

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    I guess the lesson here is that intolerant people find things intolerable.
    If you can't handle 22 minutes of foreign TV shows, better stay in the motherland.
     
  20. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    The star TV dubs are terrible. I wouldn't make any judgments based on those. Apart from some of the characters being voiced differently than in the U.S. I think the early part of Headmasters was extremely faithful to the style of the first three seasons of G1, and transitions relatively smoothly into the new territory. It was certainly better in my eyes than Rebirth. Masterforce is well loved, I think, because it is a different beast than we're used to with Transformers (also the animation quality and level of action went up significantly). It might require an appreciation for 1980s anime, but that is FAR from the same thing as being a "Japanophile". Victory feels generally like Season 3 again, but with almost none of the same characters. All of this is IMHO, of course.
     
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