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February 4th, 2008 - The Book of the Celestial Cow

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February 4th, 2008


10:32 pm - Shows with Human Beings Filmed on Sets and Stuff
It's time to remind you all that I do watch more than anime!

But, um, first, a question for the anime crowd.

After I finish The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (which I am more than halfway through and love SO MUCH already), I am going to watch the famed Cowboy Bebop. Now, I was all set to watch it in Japanese with subtitles, but I hear that the English dub is notoriously awesome, so much so that many actually prefer it to the original Japanese. And after randomly comparing some scenes from the first episode, I can see why. The dub script is somewhat different in places, but it does seem to be a little better. And the voice actor for Spike sounds more like the character to me, from what I can tell. The rationale is that Cowboy Bebop is a Western-styled anime, so the dub translates very well. But am I getting a different show that way? Has all authorial intent been lost?

What say you, Cowboy Bebop fans?

Poll #1133233 Konichiwa vs. Wassup!

How should I watch Cowboy Bebop?

Subbed - You must listen to the original Japanese, on principle!
15(36.6%)
Dubbed - It will be a much better experience!
26(63.4%)


Another note: OMG I WILL WATCH LAIN WHEN EMILY GETS BACK. THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE PLAN.

That's it for anime! On to regular television!

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