- Dec 18, 2007
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What confuses me about this is wouldn’t TPCI still benefit from royalties of the Japanese soundtrack if they’re all part of the same company? Like, I understand TPCI is still technically a separate entity from The Pokemon Company in Japan, but like… how different can that possibly be?Wonder if the current dub still does, most likely.
Probably some legal jumble none of us will ever be privy to or understand, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they just keep doing the music replacements out of tradition, or some Japanese executives really have it in their heads that localized anime dubs need replacement scores to work outside of Japan. For everything people like Dogasu in the fandom complain about, like the shoddy DVD releases, delayed dub release schedule (seriously, what’s with the radio silence on Horizons?), lack of an official release of the Japanese version or at least a more faithful dub, etc. you can’t deny the show is still a success in its own right. I’m sure every time Netflix drops months-old batches of episodes they do insane numbers, and that’s probably all the suits really care about. Why rock the boat?
(This is, of course, not at all to say Dogasu or anyone is wrong on those points - in fact, I agree with all of them)