Eyeshield 21


#1

###Eyeshield 21

Genres: comedy, drama, tournament
Themes: football, school, sports
Number of episodes: 145
Vintage: 2005-04-06 to 2008-03-19

Plot Summary: Kobayakawa Sena is a little guy who always get picked on by the bullies in school. Since elementary school, he always play the role of the ‘errand boy’ to the extent that he has become swift and fast in his movements. Coincidentally, Hiruma Youichi and Kurita Ryukan are looking for a fast running back for their American Football team (Amefuto) and want to put Sena in the team. To hide their new ‘star’ player from the eyes of other High Schools, Hiruma encases Sena in a Amefuto helmet with a dark visor and name him Eyeshield #21.

ANN Info Page

RightStuf Link:
Eyeshield 21 DVD Collection 1 (S)

Eyeshield 21: The Phantom Golden Bowl / Eyeshield 21: Maboroshi no Golden Bowl (movie) Vintage: 2003-09


#2

Now thats definitely interesting.


#3

i’ve never watched an anime about sports but that just sounds cool… imma have to check it out…

yoka


#4

Saw the dub of the first episode and it was bad. By the looks of it they are not releasing that dub. Also I’m not a football fan so that may be part of it.


#5

Yes there won’t be a dub, this is a sub-only release. Likely due to a combination of factors with the licensing of that dub which is owned by a maze of committee companies, plus that old dub was dropped anyway a while ago when the deal with the NFL fell through, so there was no future in that.


#6

Still…it would have been nice if they included the dub, even if it stopped part way through. That be better then nothing IMO. Not that I plan on buying this anyway or anything. I do understand why they couldn’t get the dub though…


#7

Not really, that’d create more problems… ask Bandai. :wink:


#8

[quote=Prede]
Still…it would have been nice if they included the dub, even if it stopped part way through. That be better then nothing IMO. Not that I plan on buying this anyway or anything. I do understand why they couldn’t get the dub though…[/quote]

Wouldn’t that make people angrier than not having a dub at all. You’d be watching the first how ever many eps. were dubbed, get used to them even if they were bad dubs, and then… nada, zilch, no dub but back to the original Japanese? I know I’d be like,

“WTF!!!:ohmy: What happened to the dub?”:unsure:

P.S. Doesn’t Kobayakawa Sena kind look like Rito from To LoveRu?


#9

From what I remember part of the problem with the dub is they combined several of the first few episodes into a new episode one. The dub would not work with an uncut sub.


#10

[quote=ShawnMerrow]
From what I remember part of the problem with the dub is they combined several of the first few episodes into a new new episode one. The dub would not work with an uncut sub.[/quote]

:ohmy: They did a Robotech…or a Carl Macek? And yes, I liked Robotech, so I’m not being mean, so :stuck_out_tongue:


#11

Worse at least Carl did not remove large parts of episodes for Robotech.


#12

[quote=Tonka]

[quote=Prede]
Still…it would have been nice if they included the dub, even if it stopped part way through. That be better then nothing IMO. Not that I plan on buying this anyway or anything. I do understand why they couldn’t get the dub though…[/quote]

Wouldn’t that make people angrier than not having a dub at all. You’d be watching the first how ever many eps. were dubbed, get used to them even if they were bad dubs, and then… nada, zilch, no dub but back to the original Japanese? I know I’d be like,

“WTF!!! :ohmy: What happened to the dub?”:unsure:

P.S. Doesn’t Kobayakawa Sena kind look like Rito from To LoveRu?[/quote]

Well if they didn’t pull a Robotech and actually dubbed the episodes I would rather some dub, then no dub. If people had brains they’d understand why the dub stopped part way through, and would enjoy what they got. I know I’d watch the dub, even if it wasn’t all dubbed. I’d just switch to subs when the dub stopped. Much better then subs the entire time.

Plus hey it gives another feature/reason to buy the DVDs. You get a dub, even if it’s not complete it’s something.


#13

“If” people had brains indeed. :wink:

Since they don’t, case in point, what happened to Bandai last year, that pretty much seals the deal on any notion of this. It just creates extra complexity that creates more problems than its worth. But anyway we’re all discussing about moot points at this point, since the legality or financial viablity of it is probably not possible.


#14

Dropping a dub halfway through annoys me even more than having no dub at all. I would much rather a show in it’s entirety with one set of VAs, whether they be in english or japanese. Having to switch between the two destroys the sense of continuity and damages the entire viewing experience for me.


#15

Sentai should market this to football fans.


#16

I don’t think many football fans would got for it, especially given the fact that it’s foreign animation and subtitled. But you never know…


#17

[quote=dragonrider_cody]
Dropping a dub halfway through annoys me even more than having no dub at all. I would much rather a show in it’s entirety with one set of VAs, whether they be in English or Japanese. Having to switch between the two destroys the sense of continuity and damages the entire viewing experience for me.[/quote]

Well then you could just listen to the Japanese audio and be done with it. If the dub was included why would this bother you? It would be better for more people IMO, so they at least would have a choice for part of the show. If they had brains of course (and of course, as Dragoon pointed out, they don’t and would complain because they are morons. But that’s besides the point). YOU don’t have to start with the English if you don’t want to…


#18

[quote=blakdragon7]
Sentai should market this to football fans.[/quote]

I don’t think football fans would go for this anime as well. I mean, while there is football playing in the show, there’s also other stuff going on: slapstick, drama, slice of life stuff that I don’t see football freaks having the patience for.


#19

[quote=Prede]

[quote=dragonrider_cody]
Dropping a dub halfway through annoys me even more than having no dub at all. I would much rather a show in it’s entirety with one set of VAs, whether they be in English or Japanese. Having to switch between the two destroys the sense of continuity and damages the entire viewing experience for me.[/quote]

Well then you could just listen to the Japanese audio and be done with it. If the dub was included why would this bother you? It would be better for more people IMO, so they at least would have a choice for part of the show. If they had brains of course (and of course, as Dragoon pointed out, they don’t and would complain because they are morons. But that’s besides the point). YOU don’t have to start with the English if you don’t want to…[/quote]

Yes, but I ultimately prefer listening to English audio, and if it’s there I will want to listen to it. There are some exceptions to this, such as some of Funimation’s recent dubs, where some were so bad I switched to the Japanese, but for the most part I would prefer to listen to the dubbed version.

And like Dragoon pointed out, it wouldn’t be better for most fans. Most fans don’t post online and don’t follow R1 news. They wouldn’t realize that the release was only partially dubbed and would raise all sorts of hell about it. Look at Lucky Star and how many people complained about the OVA not being dubbed, even though it’s well known that Lucky Star did not perform well and was over-produced. The fans that are going to complain aren’t smart enough to realize why the show is only partially dubbed. It would probably be better for these fans to just write the show off then continually complain about the lack of a dub for the rest of it.

Including the dub for the first 13 episodes may help move a few extra copies of the FIRST SET ONLY, but it’s not going to do anything for the value of the show or further sales of it. Not to mention, it doesn’t seem that sports anime can be sold profitably with a dub. We’re not even sure if Eyeshield will make it as a sub-only release.


#20

[quote=Prede]

[quote=dragonrider_cody]
Dropping a dub halfway through annoys me even more than having no dub at all. I would much rather a show in it’s entirety with one set of VAs, whether they be in English or Japanese. Having to switch between the two destroys the sense of continuity and damages the entire viewing experience for me.[/quote]

Well then you could just listen to the Japanese audio and be done with it. If the dub was included why would this bother you? It would be better for more people IMO, so they at least would have a choice for part of the show. If they had brains of course (and of course, as Dragoon pointed out, they don’t and would complain because they are morons. But that’s besides the point). YOU don’t have to start with the English if you don’t want to…[/quote]

But that’s not besides the point, that is the point. Why would Sentai want to enrage “dub F.A.N.S.” even more. “Dub F.A.N.S.” nowadays want everything either their way or the highway.
By not including the dub, they make everyone happy: If you really liked the show, you’ll get it. If not because it had no dub, then u wont and move on. Simple as that.