Christian rans - 4kids hates, weeaboos and those who call me "fake gamer"
by, 11th September 2012 at 10:34 AM (393 Views)
Hello, this is going to be a 3 part rant.
as we all know, there are many edits in the 4kids dub of pokemon and various other animes, some of which are ridiculous i.e. donut and riceball. however, we got to remember that kids won't always be interested in Japanese culture when they're watching Pokemon. As interesting as it is i know that i'm not interested on a lesson about Japan when i put on a Pokemon dvd, and i'm not trying to diss the culture at all nor am i trying to underestimate the inteligence of children.
also 4kids is not the one who decides what to edit all the time, some times they do, yes, but not all the time. given the target audience of the anime, America (where 4kids obviously is) has sensership laws for tv shows for a sertain age group. of corse it's not going to be adult swim quality, and never will be. like i said, granted there are ridiculous and stupid edits, that said, i didn't notice them as a kid and still don't notice them now, and i frankly couldn't care less about how faithfull it is to the Japanese version as i do not watch anime in Japanese, as i can't understand it nor can i read subtitles as i stated before.
Weeaboos or americans, Canadians and basicly non-japanese english speakers who are trying to become japanese to the point where they obsess over japanese pop culture give anime fans like me a bad name.
I am neither a weeaboo nor an otaku, and don't plan on being either. Why do they have to be the way they are? i wish i could find out and make it all stop. i've met Japanese people before and frankly they don't give a shit about anime or pokemon, and it doesn't mean they don't fit in. Weeaboos need to stop and quit being asses about japanese culture, as well as dub haters. Japan is not the kingdom come and heavin. As beautiful as it sounds, it isn't perfect, hell, Canada ain't perfect either. Nobody is perfect, no matter where they're from because perfection does not exist at all.
part 3 -
people call me a "fake gamer" because i don't know how to play sertain games or gaming systems. The term gamer means someone who plays and enjoys video games. it's not meant to be a status symbol of popularity or boastfulness. As long as i play games and enjoy them, i will be a gamer, simple as that. can we not just get along and play games, like pokemon and anime? can we not let the fact that i only know the n64 and not the DS get in the way of life? rait, comment and subscribe. thanks.