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by , 2nd May 2013 at 07:48 PM (478 Views)
So, after years of watching the original Yu-Gi-Oh anime dub, I finally watched a few episodes of the Japanese version.

...Why the hell have I not been watching the Japanese version all these years?! I never realized just how much 4Kids screwed up that dub because I grew up with it and thus habituated to it. A lot of the edits I've seen are typical 4Kids, but there was one so far that just makes me ask 'why?' Was it really necessary for them to change one part in the Yugi Vs. Pegasus duel so Pegasus is holding up the thousand eyes idol card in the dub rather than the thousand eyes restrict/sacrifice card in the original? I don't get that one.

Suffice to say, I probably won't watch that dub again. I will still need the page with all the dub episodes since that has them named and numbered and I'm not familiar with all the Japanese episode numbers for this anime since I've exclusively watched the dub all these years.
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  1. Helioptile's Avatar
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    CURSE YOU 4KIDS!!! YOU INCARNATE OF SOPA!!!
  2. Karamazov's Avatar
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    I didn't think the dub was THAT bad, considering a lot of shit the Japanese version pulled was too crazy.

    Was it really necessary for them to change one part in the Yugi Vs. Pegasus duel so Pegasus is holding up the thousand eyes idol card in the dub rather than the thousand eyes restrict/sacrifice card in the original?
    I heard that they did this to avoid spoilers, though, this created a plothole in GX when the dub had him send a different card to the graveyard.
  3. xXFrostXx's Avatar
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    Yeah, the dub isn't horrible, but I still think the Japanese is slightly better(albeit, whoever did the subbed the episodes I'm watching did a somewhat crap job of it, but I get the point).
  4. Team Gaara's Avatar
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    You know, not too long ago the episode where Yugi fights Panic aired. During it, I noticed that Yugi goes on and on about bulling being wrong and stuff like that. While watching, I thought to myself, "Hmm, I somehow doubt that that's the dialogue he used in the Japanese version."

    I don't know for sure if he does or doesn't, but I don't really care that much either. As you said, it's nostalgic, I grew up with it, so I don't really have a desire to watch the original, even though I know now that it's probably better.
  5. Satoshi-kun's Avatar
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    Make sure to watch the first season that didn't get a dub.
  6. Hidden Mew's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satoshi-kun
    Make sure to watch the first season that didn't get a dub.
    I've seen the Toei series and it's really nothing to write home about in my opinion. The only good parts about it are the music and voice acting. The show itself is pretty bad and most of the characterization is pretty off. The first seven volumes of the manga are much better in my opinion.

    Anyway, yeah 4Kids did change a lot of stuff in DM. There were some understandable edits and changes, but a lot of ones that were just plain unnecessary. I can still watch it as a guilty pleasure and it is the reason I got into Yu-Gi-Oh! in the first place. It is too bad that there aren't a lot of good subs for the series though. Most of the ones I come across sound pretty inaccurate from what I've read elsewhere.
  7. Te-em's Avatar
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    4Kids has ruined the whole series. I know people who think YGO is bad because they've watched the dub. People complain that YGO is all about cards and it gets repetitive, but that's just because 4Kids edit out episodes where they don't play cards :(

    I wish 4Kids wouldn't have done this, so that more people would like the show. Their version is more or less based on the TCG: if you don't play the TCG you don't watch the show.
  8. Hidden Mew's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Te-em
    4Kids has ruined the whole series. I know people who think YGO is bad because they've watched the dub. People complain that YGO is all about cards and it gets repetitive, but that's just because 4Kids edit out episodes where they don't play cards :(

    I wish 4Kids wouldn't have done this, so that more people would like the show. Their version is more or less based on the TCG: if you don't play the TCG you don't watch the show.
    They didn't edit out the episodes where they don't play cards. The Toei series, or what a lot of people refer to as season zero, is a completely separate series that isn't connected to the DM series. If you try to put the two series together, they don't add up for various reasons. If 4Kids had dubbed that series, I doubt that it would have changed anything, especially when it would have been heavily edited and they'd probably want to make the two series in the same universe, even though that wouldn't have made sense. DM is based off of the Duelist and Millenium World volumes of the manga and the manga started before the card game was made, although I think it was released sometime around when the Battle City arc started. Not everyone who watches the show plays the TCG. I don't play the card game outside of video games and I didn't start playing those games until a good couple of years after I started to watch the DM dub. It may be the minority compared to people who watch the show and play the card game, but not everyone is into the game.
  9. Black Dragon's Avatar
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    Fact: 4Kids sucks
  10. xXFrostXx's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Te-em
    4Kids has ruined the whole series. I know people who think YGO is bad because they've watched the dub. People complain that YGO is all about cards and it gets repetitive, but that's just because 4Kids edit out episodes where they don't play cards :(

    I wish 4Kids wouldn't have done this, so that more people would like the show. Their version is more or less based on the TCG: if you don't play the TCG you don't watch the show.
    I don't play the TCG and I watched the show. Just sayin.

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