Broadcast Dubs


#1

I know Funimation has started producing Broadcast dubs for anime since 2015, and I feel its nice being able to watch your favorite anime dubbed a year ahead of its home video release. I think anime network and Sentai Filmworks should consider such a move with its titles.


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#2

It’s a nice idea, but not really sure if Sentai has the capability to be able to do Broadcast dubs. You have to understand that Funimation has been pouring a ton of money into this project, and really doesn’t see any type of payoff until the Home Video sales almost 12-18 months later, unless the title gets shown on Broadcast TV


#3

Now that the Winter 2017 broadcast dub season is rolling, I’m still not sure that they’re really all that much of a benefit.

Seems to me that each broadcast dub season breaks down something like this:

  • 1 (maybe 2) dub that rivals the top-tier traditional dubs (eg: Interviews with Monster Girls)

  • A few dubs that are almost as good as a traditional dub (eg: ACCA 13)

  • A swath of dubs that seem rushed (eg: Saga of Tanya the Evil)

In fairness, this does make following the seasons more fun for me, and it leads to me watching shows that I otherwise probably wouldn’t have (eg: ACCA 13).

Unfortunately, it seems that what we hear in the broadcast dub is pretty much what we’ll hear on the blu-ray/dvd, as Funi can’t/won’t really spruce 'em up before shipping them out, so IMO this leads to many shows getting short-changed in the dub department.