oh wow, sports
- Feb 19, 2009
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lol Brock's line about how he wishes Professor Ivy would train him is nowhere near as bad as what he actually says in the original
"Ah, I wish she'd pat me on the head and tell me I'm a good baby!"What was it?
And considering how the world of Pokémon is different enough from our own, I don’t see how riceballs and Japanese are hard to accept if say the fictional aspects of the show are accepted.I see an animation company going from making a really great piece of Japanese animation to a vanilla product that's constantly in a state of fear, always worrying that what they're doing at any moment is "too Japanese."
People absolutely hate it whenever I use the word "whitewash" to describe what happened to this show once it became an international success but it's honestly not a bad way to summarize what happened during the Orange Islands arc. The animators' native language is forbidden from appearing in the show, and the one person in the cast with "Asian-y eyes" gets replaced with a character that makes it easier for Americans to project their whiteness upon. Episodes about Japan-only holidays will no longer be produced, and Japanese food will all but disappear from the show altogether.
The anime rarely focuses on any form of written language to expand its story because it's not allowed to. That's literally the problem.Johtoo said:The show is a global product, and the anime rarely focuses on any form of written language to expand its story.
So are the images in these mock-ups I made. Doesn't make the practice of removing some of the real-world text any less ridiculous.It's just background stuff, really.