[Dub] Review: Future Card Buddyfight (Episode 02)

?-Tier, Fansub Review — By on January 16, 2014 9:30 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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You may be wondering why I would review this show’s dub instead of the dub from the highly acclaimed mediocre action-comedy series Space Dandy.

This review probably won’t give you the answer you’re looking for.

Note: I will be judging this dub by the same standards I judge fansub scripts.

Oh, and you can also watch this shit on their Youtube channel, assuming you’re capable of enjoying shows ironically.

 

 

Things from the Dub

Interrogative normation

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The VA starts to regret his life after the first word

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OP

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PronunCiation

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Rage

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Sure is easy to hear what she’s saying

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PronunCiaCion

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I think this is supposed to be a country accent

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She’s either hyped here or the victim of a rape-and-run

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I can’t make out what he’s saying. Something about a Torchic draw?

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Sending the dragons to get who now?

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Special moves

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The fuck’s a greem-woire?

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Why does she sound so scared?

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Did they get a sheep to voice act the dragon or something?

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ED

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Results

Visuals: N/A (As per standard review practices, official releases get a pass here.)

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But to be fair, they did go out of their way to make sure the English release looked good too.

Dub: S

Overall rating: S

This is, I believe, the only S-rank I have ever given out. And yes, this score is canon.

Like I said in the beginning, I’m judging this release by the same standards that I judge fansub scripts. That is, do the characters sound like actual humans who are natively speaking the language? In this case, yes. The main script delivers on exactly that (as does almost every other English dub out there).

 

Now, by dub standards was it a good release, or was I just cherry picking minor derps here?

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Enhance_1

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Laughing

Guess.

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24 Comments

Ash says:

D_S, whose dubs do you hate more; Ocean’s or Sentai’s?

Dark_Sage says:

Given that the only dubs I have time to watch these days are the Ocean dubs of Bakugan in the morning, I can’t say I have much of an opinion on what Sentai’s been doing.

But honestly, for shows like Bakugan and Buddyfight, it’s better that they’re bad. I don’t think I could sit through them if people were pouring their hearts and souls into that shit; it’d be too depressing.

Anonymous says:

hello! i love future card buddyfight

Solaristics says:

S as in Shit, right?

Dark_Sage says:

I believe in Japanese folklore the S stands for Sugoi.

FalseDawn says:

I always thought it was Supaa!

Dark_Sage says:

I do agree Franky is pretty S-rank.

No Life King says:

Please do Watashi-Koi vs Doki vs HorribleSubs :)

No Life King says:

Wizard Barristers

Anon says:

Can’t say I’m too familiar with Ocean’s work in anime dubbing, but I remember that they did the dub for Mega Man X: Command Mission and it was pretty good. Then again, maybe it only seemed good in comparison to X4. It’s been a while.

Dark_Sage says:

Last I checked (and I really do not keep up on the news), they have three studios: one for their high-tier work, another for moderate-paying gigs, and another that’s basically the cheap option. Shows like Buddyfight get the latter studio. Mega Man probably did too, but it’s possible they did a good job. I don’t much keep up-to-date on which dubs are good or bad, since ultimately I don’t really care. I’m too busy with Crymore to watch a lot of dubs for entertainment anymore.

And since I gathered this info, I’m just gonna blow it all here: They haven’t been doing too hot recently. Ocean made their name off of being a cheap dubbing studio back when the Canadian dollar was a lot cheaper than the US dollar, and as a way to break into the Canadian TV market. But YTV (which is I think sorta like Cartoon Network) is not super-sold on anime anymore, so that combined with the weakened American dollar made the Ocean Group a lot less attractive to studios looking for a dub. The US domestic market hasn’t been so great either, especially for Ocean, since Funi and Sentai do dubs in-house, and they’re currently the top players. So any VA looking to do this shit super seriously for a living would have already moved down to the US for gigs. They also have a weakened reputation from years of being the cheap dub studio, working on stuff like DBZ, which was later redubbed by Funi.

So yeah, not the best time for Ocean right now.

kokujin-kun says:

So they hope to bounce back by putting out shit like this? Good luck.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s more of a way to stay alive. Though I’m not sure what their long-term strategy is.

Solaristics says:

Sucking dick. I kid, I kid.

kayserlein says:

Well, the dub for Death Note was quite good and I fucking love the one for Black Lagoon. I assume they went with the first option for that.

Dark_Sage says:

Yup, that’s right.

Emophia says:

They did that Zoids new century show 0 I used to watch on YTV when I was in Jr. High and that was awesome.

Thats all I know about them.

Anon says:

Actually, we’re wondering if we’ll see a single episode of Hyobu released this year.

Odds are currently 4/5 for no, 5/1 for yes.

Dark_Sage says:

2014 as a general goal is attainable.

LuneSave says:

Would be the best Christmas ever.

KingLong says:

The dub is pretty good but the show name is PRICELESS.

Mitsukai says:

I thought people would know by now that if you want to make the best dubs, you outsource to Malaysia.

Ash says:

Hot damn. It’s like every voice was recorded by Illich Guardiola after taking a xanax.

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