Death Note dub

Discussion in 'Anime Realm' started by Dek, Oct 21, 2007.

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  1. Dek

    Dek New Member

    So it aired on Adult Swim last night, and I decided to watch it...

    Overall, it was pretty good. Here's who we got...

    Brad Swaile as Light
    Alessandro Juliani as L
    Brian Drummond as Ryuk

    To be honest, there were a few minor spots where it was a little "meh." Other than that, it was worth watching

  2. DarkJake

    DarkJake New Member

    It's Death Note, of course it's worth watching =\
  3. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    I liked the first episode; I have not seen the Japanese version..
    Bit I did like it :)
  4. Marril

    Marril New Member

    In before the wapanese. Also here to register a complaint about how much YTV sucks.
  5. Dek

    Dek New Member

    I believe that you have mentioned that before sometime before...
  6. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    I youtube'd it. Song translation fonts look nice. Now, we just need the animated karaoke and dubs will have finally caught up with the fansub scene. . .

    Dub's actually really good. Still need to work on pronouncing those Japanese words right though. Overall, I was impressed.
  7. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Me? Miss any chance whatsoever to complain about YTV? You think that?

    What universe do you live in?
  8. Hot_Carl

    Hot_Carl <a href="

    I didn't mind the voices actually, I just hate how they butchered the word "Shinigami." "Sheenygamy?" No, stop it.

    They could have translated it literally to Death God, no one would mind.
  9. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    Actually, the way they pronounced Shinigami didn't bother me at all. In fact, from what I remember, it sounded just about right. It was the mispronunciation names of people and cities that bothered me the most.
  10. Marril

    Marril New Member

    I've heard far worse than "sheenygamy". Sometimes they don't even really try to get it right. Sometimes they try too hard to sound Japanese and wind up failing horribly—it sounds funny when someone with an American accent drops right into the "Japanese that sounds like you're trying to lift your house" accent for about one or two words and then back into the American accent like nothing happened, but only the first few times. After that it's plain annoying.
  11. EricDent

    EricDent New Member

    I finally watched the first episode (never seen it before). I was surprised on how good the show is.

    I just might have to purchase the series on DVD.
  12. Hot_Carl

    Hot_Carl <a href="

    L's voice seemed alright. I just hope Near's is good too.

    I still love how BADLY Light gets owned by L in that episode. :D
  13. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    I dunno about getting this one on dvd though. Since I'm seeing it on TV, I really wonder how a dramatic series like this wears with repeated watching.
  14. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Having seen it on YTV naught but a few days ago, I'd rate it as one of the best dubs I've seen. Not the best, but anyone who complains about it is just being an elitist wap.

    Seriously, they took pretty much every step they could've, from acknowledging that they're in Japan and speaking Japanese (heard as English for our benefit) to not mucking around the translations for the sake of rewriting the show.

    EDIT: Kind of a day or so later, but I figured it better here than making a wholly new reply. Anyway, the thought had occurred to me that Death Note might actually be one of the few series that I actually prefer dubbed over subbed. That's the mark of a truly well-done dub right there.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2007
  15. Chromecatz

    Chromecatz New Member

    from all the hype i heard about it,i was surprised to find that it was actually kind of boring to me.
  16. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    Well, if all you like is shonen action, this series isn't for you.
  17. Marril

    Marril New Member

    There goes at least half this board's user base...
  18. Hot_Carl

    Hot_Carl <a href="

    Keep watching, it'll hook you in. But like Matt said, not action. (Most of the time anyway)
  19. Water Pokemon Master

    Water Pokemon Master <a href="

    I watched the first two episodes and I think the kid is psycho. It is an interesting show I think.
  20. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    QFT, way too many naruto and DBZ fans here.

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