I don't know if people would have thought that the idea of a worldwide release for the games to be that unbelievable prior to the announcement. The gap between the Japanese and English releases has gotten shorter over the last few years with B2/W2 being released internationally the same year that they came out in Japan. Plus, I think that there have been other games released worldwide at the same time before. However, there haven't been dubs that started at the same time as the original Japanese version and in order for the dub to do something like that, they would need to have more work in the studio, which may be more expensive than the higher ups think that its worthwhile in the long run.
Honestly, I don't think it's such a problem. The dub for the new series doesn't always officially start by the time the games come out. I think that only happened with the original series, as it started before the games came out in the U.S., and with BW since it started about a month before B/W were released. With AG and DP, they aired the first two or three episodes shortly before the games were released as a special sneak peek. Not starting off the dub officially before or right when the games came out didn't hurt R/S or D/P and I don't think it's going to hurt the show either. The kids will get a taste of the new series, see some new Pokemon animated and perhaps just that much will make them want to buy the games even more as they wait until the series premieres properly. There will be a gap, although possibly an even shorter one than the one we have now if there aren't any more breaks aside from holiday weekends, but I just don't think it's likely for them to showcase the new series right along with its airing in Japan. Getting the first couple of episodes ready to air for a special is definitely possible and I think that they will likely go that route, but doing more than that would be most likely too much for them.
I'm sure it actually was brought up at some point...and then quickly laughed off as being a ridiculous and unnecessary thing to even *try* to attempt.Quote:
Originally Posted by Moe
No more than them airing the Cheren Gym Leader episode, for example, more than half a year after B2W2's come out is doing.Quote:
If the dub of the XY anime falls into 2014, as it would on the current dubbing schedule, then it's failed at one of it's primary purposes.
Yes, the season proper can be after a bit of delay (one I think they'll try to minimise), but I'm sure they'll find a way to get the first few episodes of XY dubbed in time for the games releasing.
Well this I know for sure, X and Y will take like a year or two to reach Brazil, we're still in Nimbassa, I shit you not.
Well, we will get XY anime 6 months after release. Not bad.
What I don't want is rushed production.
Well if they replace Iris with the Female protagonist, i sure as hope they do not give her an accent like they did Fantina and Kylie. after an episode with Fanitna it was a novelty but afterwards it just started to grind my nerves. That alone would make the dub already a thumbs down in my book.
I hope that they will make it twice-a-week for the last part of the BW dub. Then, they could just release them simulatneously. (Well, if the episode's animation is ready, 2 days (aka from Thursday to Saturday) will be more than enough to get the dub caught up.
The break will be 3 months long, not 6 months long. Not too bad. I think that the solution will be airing the initial XY episodes when the games are released in the US.
The announcement of XY was something that Gamefreak want to be much secret as possible. They make sure that CoroCoro won't be leaked before the announcement (unlike other times that didn't care), anmd they haven't told the information to anybody except the necessary, Gamefreak, Nintendo Staff, TPCi director, translators of the games and directors of Nintendo UK/France... The rest of the people doesn't know about the announcement.
I think that the Japanese animators, storyboarders, seiyuu (the writers known that because they need to prepare the end of BW) know about the existence of Gen VI before the announcement (because the Genesect movie and possible Gen VI debuts in the anime) and they could have suspected that Gen V will end in 2013 , but I don't think that they knew that the next game would be XY, and the things that NIntendo Direct revealed.
And I also think that the production of the finale episodes of Best Wishes and the start of the anime based on XY, if it has started, they have started at most since the games are revealed to the public.
I don't see the dub having a 2-week gap like the games will have at the moment. Although it's notable that the VA of the dub voices before the Japanese episodes are airing. Don't ask about his last dub episode, they can't give the answer.