JP: Reminiscences on the Train! Citron and Horubbi! US: A Trip Down Memory Train!
JP: Eevee's Shy!? The Catcher in the Garden!! US: A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!
JP: Pikachu Becomes a Star!? Its Movie Debut!! How to Pikachu The Movie! OK! Action!! The Lightning-fast Hero! Super Pikachu!! Pikachu's Shocking Bloopers
US: Lights! Camera! Pika!* How to make a Pikachu Movie: Ready...Action! Lightning Fast! Brave and Strong! Super-Pikachu! The Very Best of Super-Pikachu's Back-Slapping Bloopers!
JP: A Tag Battle is a Battle of Friendship! Eevee's First Battle!! US: Tag Team Battle Inspiration! *And here is that Pikachu episode I was talking about, it will air in the US at 21st November, so expect the dub Hoopa movie to air at the same or near that date.
Just so you know, the Pikachu movie episode is NOT a special, however the way it's being placed in the dub will make it feel like it is (you'll find out soon).
TPCI should still leave the original soundtrack of the Hoopa movie alone. I mean why would you change such recognizable music? Why ruin that nostalgia? The soundtrack contains remakes of music from previous movies and there is even a song from the first generation TV series, it's music that's heard by people who watch both the Japanese version and the dub version of the Pokémon anime. So if TPCI decides to change the soundtrack for this movie, they are not going to give people who only watch the dub that same experience as those who watch the original version, TPCI must know what the music in this soundtrack means.
Oh and we got confirmation that TPCI did indeed replace the original soundtrack of the Hoopa movie. ....I still don't understand why they started doing this.
Just take out the feeling of knowing the many Legendary Pokémon that appear were in previous movies, just ruin that nostalgic feeling. Goddammit, TPCI...
You saw that confirmation on Bulbagarden, too?
Anyway, I hope the new BGM at least has some resemblance to the Legendary themes from before (since Lugia is in the movie, this gives Ed Goldfarb a chance to remix my favorite dub Legendary theme). If not, then I'll at least want it to be something memorable, or at least to not repeat the mistakes of the Diancie dub soundtrack (as much as I favor that one, I would've liked it better if it would've stopped at some points, or if its Mickey Mousing weren't done in such a distracting fashion that doesn't blend in well with the rest of the track; seriously, take a hint from some of David Newman's compositions).
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: Sorry, it's just that after SM021 and M21, I know Mima's gonna be three for three when it comes to terribly mishandling emotional moments.
Feb 9, 2019 18:50:46 GMT -4
Donkarasu: But at least you're fine with episode 79, because you've never said anything about it.
Feb 9, 2019 19:02:38 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: That was a lucky case of not bad but the dub did better.
Feb 9, 2019 19:09:02 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Masafumi Mima said he got goosebumps when selecting the music for a certain episode and even the voice actors were brought to tears, I'm certain it was indeed episode 108 that he was talking about: twitter.com/Sunma47/status/1073896011758587909
Feb 9, 2019 19:12:11 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: That's fine and good for them. Mima's just unfortunately given me lots of reasons not to trust his music placement skills (actually, lack thereof).
Feb 9, 2019 22:39:49 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: Looks like I'm right not to have believed him when he promised I'd cry at the onscreen events. But I can give him a bit of credit: it turned out better than SM021 and M21 did, so that's a relief.
Feb 10, 2019 10:26:25 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: It ended up with the same results SM079JP did: a "well, okay, that happened. Can't wait for the dub to improve it" kind of feeling.
Feb 10, 2019 10:27:06 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: BTW, I watched it in the first place just because of how cocky Mima was about it.
Feb 10, 2019 18:07:31 GMT -4
Donkarasu: I'm just going to say it now: I will not be happy when TPCI fills the silent moments with music. Silence is needed especially in tear-jerking episodes as it helps set the mood for a depressing atmosphere (it's hard to describe, so I tried my best).
Feb 11, 2019 5:46:51 GMT -4
Donkarasu: It's more Reina Ueda's voice acting as Mao (I can't believe anyone who thinks she wasn't amazing) and the dialogue and less so the background music used which makes those scenes so heart breaking and caused me and others to cry or tear up.
Feb 12, 2019 10:04:15 GMT -4
Donkarasu: While I said I wasn't going to talk about the whole controversy around Vic Mignogna, I do want to say one thing about it and that's, it kind puts me off anything to do with Funimation, especially due to other voice actors being involved in this.
Feb 17, 2019 8:44:25 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: That is my biggest grief behind it. They honestly shouldn't of said anything at all, rather than outright lashing at fans that disagree with them.
Feb 17, 2019 19:44:19 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Regarding Sean Schemmel being the latest person to be a part of it, that causes me to say this: Even if you're not a fan of Masako Nozawa's Goku voice, at least she's a kind woman who respects fans and has never caused any sort of controversy.
Feb 18, 2019 13:03:11 GMT -4
Donkarasu: And for the record, this is not the only time Schemmel did/said something which caused some outrage.
Feb 18, 2019 13:04:46 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Yeah, I'm aware. His past sins have come to light and while I was able to tolerate a lot of it, his latest episode was were the line in the sand has been crossed. Cancelled Funimation account as well.
Feb 18, 2019 23:00:57 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: If he's gonna be an arrogant butt that insults the hands that feed him, then he'll have to accept the consequences of it and hopefully that'll stick. Still yeah. I was never annoyed with Nozawa's Goku voice and she is really nice.
Feb 18, 2019 23:03:51 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: I mean, Goku's supposed to sound like a disrespectful county hic (remember his inspiration from Journey of the West which the Monkey King routinely pissed off the gods)
Feb 18, 2019 23:05:54 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: and I think most complaints stem from just different tastes in vocals from us overseas. I honestly wonder why people make a really big deal out of it. Not everyone is Norio Wakamoto
Feb 18, 2019 23:07:38 GMT -4