anime english name changes......do they annoy you?

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I dunno, I was just wondering if people were annoyed by name changes of anime characters to supposedly americanize them. I remember getting pretty upset when they changed the names of the Initial D characters (leaving Bunta and Shingo......hrmm doesen't that defeat the purpose of name changing?). This is in other series as well (ahem...case closed, I mean meitantei (detective) conan). I don't really see a point in name changes when it really isn't necessary.....pls share ur thoughts...

  • Oct 22, 2005
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yehp..name changes are maybe some of the reasons why lil kids who watch anime think its american...i am like no pokemon is japanese and the kids are like 'well why does the guy have a name like ash'
i wish they dont change the main characters names...thats hell annoying!!

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Hell yeah it annoys me... especially Pokemon... I'm embarassed to think i actually have thought it was american...

  • Oct 22, 2005

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of coz, I want ta know the real name of cha, how can they change it ????? For no reason, if ya like da cha and ya dunt know just da name, how can ya find it on net or sumewhere elz ><, I really hate it

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rarr.. i hate the changing names of anime characters. here in the philippines they do that! it's sooo annoying.. really! for example in yuyu hakusho, they changed the name of yusuke to eugene, kuwabara to alfred, kurama to dennis, etc. rar!! it's so freaky. i mean, they're americanizing things all of a sudden. it's so irritating. also in flame of recca, yanagi's name to anna, fuuko to aira, domon to max. and all the time i thought those were their real names so i was wondering back then if those anime were made in japan or not coz of their english names. >=0!! >=0!! >=0!!

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It's really annoying, americanizing names of Japanese animes. I think they think it would be easier for kids to remember names of American origin. Whatever! (._.)

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  • Oct 22, 2005

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Yes, after all, americans are who most complaint about shows on TV, the same show they love to see.

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  • Oct 22, 2005

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Quote by NeoStryderYes, after all, americans are who most complaint about shows on TV, the same show they love to see.

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  • Oct 22, 2005

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Quote by rituelHell yeah it annoys me... especially Pokemon... I'm embarassed to think i actually have thought it was american...

man i love pokemon, but when i first heard their jap names i was like they're so cool why did they change them...argh

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  • Oct 22, 2005
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Name changes are definitely annoying...I was unfortunate enough to have watched the dub for Cardcaptor Sakura and got incredibly confused when I managed to get my hands on subs...the original names for many characters were so different from the dub's...name changes like that are completely unnecessary, do the people who thought this would be a good idea have something against Japanese names?

  • Oct 22, 2005

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Yeah, it's annoying especially when you watch dubbed anime and then sometime later, you learn it's totally different. It then makes more sense. But I usually just get over myself and use which ever name I like best- which is usually the Japanese name.

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  • Oct 22, 2005

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it doesnt really bug me.....its just dumb cartoons like pokemon names that annoy me....i mean come on....what kinda name is pikachu?

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Yups, especially what happend to Tokyo Mew Mew =.-

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Yes it does, they should just leave them alone...

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YES!!!
they're sooooooooooo annoying!

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  • Oct 22, 2005
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Yes it annoys me....I prefer the Japanese ones......*sigh*.....but people like to think that anime is american....like people have stated ^-^

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yes they do!!! it s absolutely horrid!
&honestly i d prefer to read subtitles.
there are very few d u b b e d animes
that i m ok with ...


  • Oct 22, 2005
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trully makes me hate bout that!!!Original is better!!!!

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  • Oct 23, 2005

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yea its really annoying, its like when u expect something and it came out completely opposite, it sucks

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generally i hate dubbed anime, i mean the voice not the anime itself

  • Oct 23, 2005
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Its pretty annoying usually. When they do english name changes, it makes it all confusing =S When people say the english version of the name, but this other person reconizes it by the Japanese name. Then it gives everyone a headache xd

i prefer the Japanese ones, since it is the original.

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i was also upset with the name changes with Initial D. i can watch both subtitles and dubbed anime no problem but once i heard they did some name changes to a dubbed anime that i am gonna watch, i get really annoyed. there's no point in changing names just keep it as it is and give me some great voice acting and keep the story original.

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  • Oct 23, 2005

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Wait so your all telling me that Anime isnt American, stupid cartoons.

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Yea I dont like how they change names, its weird, but I guess its for them to appeal to the younger people. Most anime shown here in New Zealand is pokemon, and DBZ and stuff like that, and its all on after school, so that people under 13 get in to them. Tho we all know that most anime appeals to people over 13.
Tho I really hate when they take so much stuff and change it to suit western culture, like with ID, they change the music from eurobeats to some weird as crap that sounds like my cat dying, they also change the car sounds from what I heard to some dumb riced out fart cannon.
All these things just dont make sense, ID isnt for 8yearolds, its for people over 13 maybe older.

Maybe they think there is money in changing names, well I dont think, I know they do.

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  • Oct 23, 2005

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Localized names just don't sound right in the context of the anime, I never like it when Anime's change the names of chars, they should leave absolutely everything the way it is.

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