Why Japanese voices are better

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  1. Funky Munky

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    There are more screams:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=holNeCZvRRE&feature=autoplay&list=PL5C7DDFCD602BD318&index=12&playnext=3[/video]​
     
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  2. Karhukjnsi

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    Watching that makes me proud to watch Transformers in English, that was horrible.
     
  3. CrypticIllusionist

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    :lolol 
    There may be more "screams" but even with those they sound about as uninterested in playing their roles as physically possible.
     
  4. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    God, that was bad. English all the way.
     
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    Japanese VOs are better because the emo folks who say that the "orginal" language is better don't know the language, thus they can't gauge how bad the actors are.
     
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    ^This. The Japanese VA's have more OTT emotional expression..:lol 
     
  7. Funky Munky

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    A true showdown?
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YMmm9DIISg[/video]​
     
  8. Funky Munky

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    A meaningful coronation?
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i2IivQiizw[/video]​

    At least Starscream screamed.
     
  9. Funky Munky

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    At least Starscream screamed.
     
  10. CrypticIllusionist

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    I wouldn't exactly call that a scream. It wasn't loud nor was it high pitched. I can only call it "oooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa".
     
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    meh I watch stuff in it's original language, stuff like G1 seasons 1-3, Animated and beast wars were made this way, the unicron trilogy and headmasters onwards I watch in Japanese, things get lost in translation all the time and this can be problematic for plot points sometimes.

    The Prime Megatron fight was better in English, I found the grunts and groans distracting and the way the dialouge was spoken didn't have the same feel as the English version..
     
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    I too watch whatever is original. Same with games, 95% of the time, if it was made for Japanese audiences, it sounds better. Like SFIV, the mouths don't even match in English. And who offers a handshake saying "who wants to know." Nothing wrong with anyone who luvs dubs, but I love the originals because it was intended that way and something always gets lost in translation. For TF Movie, in English because it was made for western audiences.
     
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    I think its mainly a cultural thing. To most english speaking people these japanese versions sound silly and out of place, or that it sounds like only one actor is doing all the scenes. But if you're fluent in japanese you may appreciate this style more or notice subtle details in the dialogue and dig those epic japanese screams.

    But if someone from japan were to watch the english version they would probably laugh at the way Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, or the other voice actors.... wait these guys are legends. Someone is having a laugh because there is no way the japanese version is better.
     
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    Good grief, that sounded dreadful. Screaming after you've been shot in the head by Megatron? Yeah, no.
     
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    This is the main point here,I mean, I have watched some other japanese series in japanese and when they are dubbed to english or spanish they are a complete fail.

    Now for us this version of TF the movie sounds terrible because it was made based in an "all english script" and obviously the characters had all "american" personalities. I have seen japanese people talk and they are expressive with their faces and bodies of what they are saying and that is why japanese dubbing seems not to fit completely into these scenes because it is like if american actors tried to play a japanese piece.
     
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    Prowl died screaming like a little bitch :lol 
     
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    You can't really generalize that sort of thing, though. There are fantastic anime dubs. It all depends on the people involved.
     
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    While I don't care enough to get into "subs & dubs" debates, My general preference is "don't add stuff that isn't there." Dubbers (in any language) too often seem scared to death that there might be a third of a second with no voice work in it, so all these extra grunts and reaction noises and bits of inane small talk creep in. I'm English/western-biased, so I'm not a fan of the added attack call-outs and "TRANSFOAAAM!" every time they ... transform ... either.

    Only time I do kinda like the added talk is when it's put over some extended stock footage sequence. It's not always good, but at least it injects a little variety into that chunk of animation I've already seen twenty times.
     
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    As long as it's done right, I'm fine with reaction noises. Nothing over the top, like in the OP's clip.
     
  20. Funky Munky

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    I didn't know those were even debatable topics! :D 
     

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