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Post by Raki » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:37 pm

I tend to like the Japanese titles more because it seems to me that more thought was put into making them. The dub titles seemed to have been made at the last minute.
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Post by SSj_Rambo » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:51 pm

I just noticed that over half of the Japanese episode titles in the Piccolo Daimaō Saga have two exclamation marks at the end, I guess they were pretty important titles, or maybe the writers were just excited to be able to keep thinking up new titles after over 100 episodes. :)

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Post by DominatorLost » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:21 pm

I often mimic Japanese tittles for anything, just so fun and sometimes so hot-blooded, it's awesome. I think most, if not all, anime series do it, such as "God or Devil?! The mightiest man who appeared in hell" from Fist of the North Star, along with double exclamation points for sentences that are clearly questions.

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Post by linkdude20002001 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:36 pm

I actually found a title that's (almost) the same in the English dub. "The Dragon Balls Are Stolen!!" was changed to "The Dragon Balls Are Stolen!". FUNimation must not have though Pilaf steeling the Dragon Balls was very important because they removed an explanation mark.
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Post by djkalteraphine » Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:29 am

Personally, I don't like either style of title. The vague or the mini-summery both seem lazy to me. I like a title that is more an intriguing statement about the episode, but doesn't quite make sense until you've seen the episode. But since the Japanese titles have always been a lot more fun to make fun of, I like them more.

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Post by El Diabeetus » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:11 pm

If Roshi had his own show and the titles were done in the Japanese naming style, and one in the English style. I could imagine these as an episode titled:

Japanese: Kuririn is giving out dirty magazines?! The pervert Muten Roshi accepts them!!

English: The Pervert Roshi

I personally like the Japanese titles better, they don't seem as lazily made as the English titles.
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Post by Big Momma » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:37 pm

Raki wrote:I tend to like the Japanese titles more because it seems to me that more thought was put into making them. The dub titles seemed to have been made at the last minute.
Really? Because the Japanese titles just seem to say what the episode is about. The English titles are what seems need more thought. They probably try to find a short/sweet titles that pertains to the content of the episode, yet doesn't spoil too much.
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Post by DominatorLost » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:10 am

Worn out!! The humour runs its course.

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Post by Kaboom » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:30 am

DominatorLost wrote:Worn out!! The humour runs its course.
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Post by Kendamu » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:55 am

DominatorLost wrote:Worn out!! The humour runs its course.
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Post by Snail » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:13 am

SSj Kaboom wrote:
DominatorLost wrote:Worn out!! The humour runs its course.
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Post by Kaboom » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:17 am

Snail wrote:
SSj Kaboom wrote:
DominatorLost wrote:Worn out!! The humour runs its course.
Says you!! The thread continues on strong!
Snail concurs!! Daizex' most amazing thread yet!!!
Snail's error corrected!! Kaboom adds exclamation points!!!!!
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Post by Kendamu » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:24 am

SSj Kaboom wrote:
Snail wrote:
SSj Kaboom wrote: Says you!! The thread continues on strong!
Snail concurs!! Daizex' most amazing thread yet!!!
Snail's error corrected!! Kaboom adds exclamation points!!!!!
Battle of exclamation!!!!!!! Who will be the most excited?!!!!!!!

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Post by Velasa » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:25 am

Extra exclamation points?? How far will it go!!
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