Here's where I stand: Yeah, I can respect and even enjoy the feelings and tones of its native language with subtitles. But at the end of the day, the Japanese don't have to read while watching their animation, and other countries' animation doesn't or rarely requires a great deal of reading, as this distracts from the richness and dynamic nature of the visuals. Therefore, if the dub is of good quality, I find it a natural feature to animation--foreign or homegrown. (Though by all means, keep the native language on it as an option also; I mean, we're not in the age of VHS, so that data can fit in harmony). I think Turn-A, and to a greater extent if it comes to pass, Gundam X, make me sad that they lack dubs because the other AUs from that pre-SEED generation (G, Wing, Endless Waltz) all have dubs, and pretty fitting/strong ones at that. I watched those dubbed more than subbed, so it's sad not to have their most immediate brethren given the same treatment. At the end of the day, this is an economic issue more than anything, but then, if things are sub only, they should be a little less in cost due to not paying for a dub. (Though, I'd be willing to pay a little extra for dubs on standout anime like these). And while Gundam Musou 3 has a lot of mediocre or bad dubs attached to it, not all Gundam projects do. Check out the dub samples sprinkled in these old Gundam-related, Cartoon Network Toonami/Adult Swim promos (if you're not familiar with them). They're not long. And it should be noted that Gundam Musou 3 and others didn't even bother to keep the same dub actors who originally did the roles in most cases.Siroh32 wrote:I understand not everyone likes reading subtitles and there are those more open to dubs, and in some ways, I can get how they feel. But I would take reading subs over having Turn A Gundam (and Gundam X) dubbed any day, given how wonderful a job the original voice actors have done (which I believe can be judged even by a person who doesn't know the original language the anime/show/movie/etc. uses). I tend to fall in the category of wincing at the performances of English-dubbed non-North American animation and games, and from briefly looking at YT videos of Gundam Musou 3 in English, I feel justified in continuing my opinion, so we'll just have to agree to disagree here. *shrug*LightningCount wrote:The lack of a dub is near tragic, though; it clearly deserves one. (I'll be crushed if Gundam X doesn't get a dub in the future).
Wing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-M2wLj9 ... re=related
G-Gundam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdisFZ10 ... re=related
Wing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-cwJD3o ... re=related
08th MS Team: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6b7FRL0 ... re=related
0083: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR2I7lmB ... re=related