ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!?!?
I didn't think the dub would be ready yet.
This is the talkback thread for SDCC: Funimation's "Crayon Shin-chan" to Air on Adult Swim.
Fairly big news, this. We (or, rather, you) finally get to see a real anime comedy on AS.
Don't really know too much about the show. IFC looks like it's getting some of AS's ammo though.
Great, I'm guessing this is going to be another show that just isn't funny after being translated (if it was even funny before being translated). Of course the Japan fetishists will all pretend to love it regardless.
What the hell? It's not some bizarro late april fools joke is it?
A couple comments about this piece of news:
On the show itself: looks like we're going to be having another situation similar to "Case Closed" here in that the show is actually geared more towards kids, but, due to some of the humor (i.e. "elephant impression", "cheek monster" and a running gag about the boob size of Shin-chan's mother), is not safe for regular CN timeslots.
On the translation: I've seen a few episodes of the Hawaiian sub for this show (yes, the show has aired subbed on Hawaiian television), and it looks like the Hawaiians were able to handle some of the puns that Shin-chan made in the original series. Hence, I'm sure Funi could handle this as well.
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I wonder what they mean by "test run?"
Wait, Phuuz already dubbed some of it? When was this?
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I guess Gunslinger Girl and Basilisk were too much for Adult Swim. Or did they get outbid by IFC again? Samurai 7 must have been successful for IFC to go after additional adult anime titles.
By running their adult anime uncut, and with no commercial breaks in the middle, and with at least 2 encores of each episode each week, IFC may be trying to stake out a position as THE place to go for adult anime fare. Since IFC's generally not included in basic cable, though, I don't see it displacing Adult Swim as an adult anime TV outlet.
As to Crayon Shin-chan, its comedy appears to be of a more universal nature than what Milk-chan was. It's about a kid who's just out to have some fun, nothing really mean, but his antics annoy everyone around him no end. How universal can you get? And since it's going to be running with a brand-new dub, any jokes that get lost in translation will likely be fixed or rewritten. Plus, each episode runs only 13 min., including openings/endings. With editing, each episode likely would fit neatly into one of AS' 15-min comedy slots. Who knows, maybe they'll try it out on a Sunday. (^_*)
This is interesting news, I didn't expect FUNi to pitch this to AS. I'll certainly check this when it starts airing, hopefully it is more successful than CC (though I loved CC myself). Personally I'm more interested in the IFC news. I already have all of Gunslinger Girl, but I'll watch it again, and I was interested in Basilisk so that'll be on my must-see list when it premieres.
I saw some Crayon Shin Chan dubbed in Spanish a month ago, I thought it was pretty funny. Hopefully the English dub will be good too. Never thought it would air on Adult Swim, but maybe it'll work out.
Wow, this was unexpected.
I doubt AS will give it a shot, but it could be enjoyable to watch.
I get the feeling that this show will probably be as unsuccessful with Adult Swim's audience as Case Closed - the difference is Funimation knows it, which is why they're calling this a "test run" - Funimation doesn't expect any kind of long-term commitment out of Adult Swim, nor are they asking for it. They just worked out a deal with them to get some quick exposure for the show.
"Well... if this is what's cool now, I think I'm done. I no longer have any connection to this world. I'm gonna go home and kill myself." -Eric Cartman on the popularity of High School Musical
I can't wait to see the dub of this. In Hawaii, KIKU pretty muched subbed this show, and it was pretty popular here, although I did get a angry when KIKU took of the air. Still, this is good news for me.
My guess is AS did want at least Basalisk but IFC outbid them again. Not sure about GSG... I think AS would be very hesitant on that one.
Good grief... between Pee-Wee, Crayon Shin Chan, Bleach, Eureka seveN and random oldies in the latest hours... it's getting incredibly hard to call this block adult anymore.
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