Canova, I want you to participate in a sort of experiment with me, which is to say I need you to watch all of the dubbed episodes of Sailor Moon- and by dubbed, I mean the NEW dub, by Viz, the one that’s uncensored and unedited.
Here’s the breakdown: three seasons have been dubbed (Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R, and Sailor Moon S ((read as “Sailor Moon Super”)), but only two of them are available on Hulu (Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon R).
Let’s just say I’ve marathoned them and am in Sailor Moon R now.
On the other hand, knowing Canova as a thorough-going person, I can see her deciding (wisely) to wait until the full series is dubbed and available and then going through it and watching all 200 episodes, but starting with the first 90 isn’t bad, haha.
The Sailor Moon dub is actually really good, and since I’ve avoided watching dubbed anime for years upon years, I kind of feel like that is no longer an issue so long as it isn’t butchered (see what happened to Sailor Moon in the 90s as well as currently shows like Pretty Cure, hacked, slashed, and made into something called “Glitter Force”).
So another dubbed anime I’ve picked up is Saiyuki, also available on Hulu. I really, really like Saiyuki as it appeals to my more masculine personality streaks- plenty of action and funny, crass dialog along and horsing around in the way so many men do. The Buddhist elements also strongly appeal to me and reminded me how much I fell in love with Buddhism a teenager.
Then there’s Yu Yu Hakusho- the one anime in this list so far I’m watching in Japanese. Given, I can’t understand what people say when they start talking fast but refuse to read the subtitles.
That’s the curious thing about language- obviously, cartoons have a different degree of voice acting going on than live-action series. I can understand a lot of what people say in dramas.
Anyway, I have a whole list of currently available anime to check out, and I may secure a Crunchy Roll account at some point in order to watch some of the anime not on the streaming services.
One-Punch Man has never appealed to me, but I’m going to check it out as it turns out I’m not as averse to action-anime as I thought.
Inuyasha, well, I definitely want to complete that.
Full-Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood was rated by Americans as the best anime ever, while in Japan the favorite anime is Tiger and Bunny as per some Youtube videos that talked about worldwide polls done.
Case Closed/Detective Conan, Mahoutsukai no Yome, Made in Abyss, and Magical Circle Guruguru are all on the list.
Of course, the Pretty Cure franchise as well as Card Captor Sakura are all goals of mine.
Watching anime makes me infinitely happier than not watching anime, though life is full of me being inherently unsatisfied. So. Yeah.
Oh, and there’s an anime that bombed in Japan but was dubbed over in a kind of humorous way (sort of what happened with Shin-chan): the dub is called Ghost Stories, and it’s available on Crunchy Roll if you’re willing to deal with their ads embedded in the video.
All right. Wrappin’ this up.