1. Check out our latest video "One Piece Discussion: Wano Hype!" and discuss it with us!
  2. We have a new Facebook page! You can like it by clicking HERE!

Hello.

Discussion in 'Konnichiwa!' started by James geraghty, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. James geraghty

    Well-Known Member
    Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    hello,I would like to introduce myself to this community my name is James. Long time one piece fan and have been following the show since back when the 4kids dub was doing it. At the time I loved the show but looking back the 4kids really did screw it up and though I prefer watching the dub over the sub I do admit that the voice actors could have been better but they were hired back when anime wasn’t taken that seriously in the West and there were only a few dozen voice actors in the dubbing industry.

    Anyway I am a new member her but I have been a part of the orojackson community under the name sniper king ussop for a couple of years now so I am likely to bring some theories from there with me as well.

    My favorite character from the crew is zoro despite my profile pic being ussop but my favourite character as a whole has been bon clay ever since impel down.

    Thank you
     
  2. Glaze D. Bacon

    ゆーあーくーる
    Haoshoku Haki
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2017
    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    1,700
    Trophy Points:
    6,375
    Gender:
    Male
    Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to those theories! :)
     
  3. Behnam

    The one who wants CHOIce
    Busoshoku Haki
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Messages:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    1,249
    Trophy Points:
    3,950
    Gender:
    Male
    Welcome, and enjoy your stay here!
     
    James geraghty likes this.
  4. Chaudfontaine

    Chaudius Caesar
    Moderator Member of the Year 2017 YouTube Team
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2015
    Messages:
    5,935
    Likes Received:
    4,788
    Trophy Points:
    12,530
    Gender:
    Male
    Welcome to the forum here!
     
    James geraghty likes this.
  5. Robin-Senpai Is The Best

    I may hate her, but she's good waifu material
    Busoshoku Haki
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Messages:
    1,374
    Likes Received:
    1,850
    Trophy Points:
    6,200
    Gender:
    Female
  6. Owl

    Owl
    Administrator
    Administrator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 27, 2012
    Messages:
    9,967
    Likes Received:
    3,910
    Trophy Points:
    11,980
    Welcome! Have fun! :)
     
  7. Judgement

    Winners never quit, quitters never win.
    Busoshoku Haki
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2017
    Messages:
    1,375
    Likes Received:
    1,673
    Trophy Points:
    5,475
    Gender:
    Male
    Welcome to the forum! I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here :D
     
    James geraghty likes this.
  8. Edinbour

    The Red King
    Haoshoku Haki
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2014
    Messages:
    9,760
    Likes Received:
    6,770
    Trophy Points:
    12,180
    Gender:
    Male
    Welcome to the Forum!

    I was in the same boat about the 4kids Dub (it's how I originally got into One Piece) then I watched the Funimation Dub, then switched to the original Japanese (with English Subtitles) :P

    4kids really screwed it up! Usopp sounded god-awful annoying, Sanji sounded like Bullwinkle the Moose and they cut out a lot of important plot-points.
     
  9. Seiryu

    Moderator
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    2,308
    Likes Received:
    1,625
    Trophy Points:
    7,545
    Welcome to the forum and I should hopefully eventually get to reading the theories, so looking forward to that! Always glad to have fellow Zoro fans too. I have such a strong bias against dubs, but that's probably only because I am lucky enough to not need translations. I can definitely understand the quality of watching without having to scan back and forth, so I can respect that.
     
  10. James geraghty

    Well-Known Member
    Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    Yer the whole censorship thing was the worst but I am a bit currios to what the different characters would sound like now. I mean can you imagine them trying to censor nami, robin and characters like Rebecca now ? Or what franky or big mom would sound like.
    I would imagine franky sounding like johnny bravo.

    I do like the current dub I just know it could have been better. Have you ever heard of teamfourstar ? They are a parody group that mainly does parodies of dragonball z but the voice actors are amazing and I think do a better job at representing the characters than the actual dub actors themselves. I think they are actually doing an official dub now but not sure of what anime. My point is I wish they had that level of voice actors for one piece
     
  11. James geraghty

    Well-Known Member
    Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    I have gotten use to the subs myself but I do prefer watching something without trying to read something at the same time. I do understand the bias against dubs though, the voice actors don’t always fit especially when they use the same voices for different characters.
     
  12. Edinbour

    The Red King
    Haoshoku Haki
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2014
    Messages:
    9,760
    Likes Received:
    6,770
    Trophy Points:
    12,180
    Gender:
    Male
    Hahaha Yes! I can picture that! :tearsofjoy:

    I have! I've seen every episode of DBZA and have been waiting for them to release episode 60! I understand they have a lot of other projects going on, but one year for a new episode?! REALLY?! :P

    I've also checked out Lanipator's channel (The DBZA Voice of Piccolo and Vegeta, etc.) on YouTube for YYH Abridged and it sucks he stopped making new episodes before the Dark Tournament. :(

    I guess that they'll be releasing Episode 60 later in the Summer into 3 parts, like they did with the fight against Vegeta (in the Saiyan arc) and the fight against Freeza (in the Namek arc)
     
  13. James geraghty

    Well-Known Member
    Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    Yer i heard that episode 60 is being released in full or all 3 parts are coming out at the same time and it will essentially be a movie length episode.

    Yer it sucks that they stopped all their individual abridges years ago. Though I do wish they continued doing attack on titan. I thought it was going to be a new series but they only did 1 episode.

    Anyway I am glad they are doing a proper anime now but I do wish we had more actors like that today. In truth the whole dubbing thing is only really taking off now, take my hero academia the dub and the sub are coming out at the same time which is ground breaking for this industry because usually a dub is years behind the original language one.

    So I can’t reallt fault them for hiring actors that sound kind of weird for their characters. Some of the voices work for me like zoro ussop and nami but others like luffynjust sound weird
     
    Edinbour likes this.
  14. Seiryu

    Moderator
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    2,308
    Likes Received:
    1,625
    Trophy Points:
    7,545
    Wow...being cheap on the staff...that's sad to hear. From a background with music, the poor voice acting capabilities is what gets me. Women in general, can have so much voice inflection, subtle emotional differences, etc. that make them perfect for something like One Piece. With Japan's long history of anime, the quality and skill of seiyuu is just on a completely different level. Just like how crappy music ruins the potential of a scene, the seiyuu have the same beneficial/destructive effect.
     
  15. Storm chaser

    Rock n' Roll
    Haoshoku Haki
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    3,832
    Likes Received:
    2,676
    Trophy Points:
    10,040
    Gender:
    Female
    Hello and welcome to OPF. Enjoy your stay! :luffy:

    Zoro is awsome. I look foward to your theories. :robin:
     
  16. SprkiSRB

    The Fairy
    Kenbunshoku Haki
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2018
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    336
    Trophy Points:
    1,900
    Gender:
    Male
    Welcome, nice to meet you, enjoy your stay!
     
  17. sweetjacky

    Purrrrple Kitty
    Moderator YouTube Team
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    2,637
    Likes Received:
    2,795
    Trophy Points:
    9,270
    Gender:
    Female
    Welcome to Opf! Enjoy your stay :)
     
  18. Christina Choi

    Little Panda
    Busoshoku Haki
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2016
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Trophy Points:
    6,075
    Gender:
    Female
    Heyo! Welcome! I hope you have a great time here!!
     
    James geraghty likes this.
  19. Pacquiao8

    8th Commander of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet
    Haoshoku Haki
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1,807
    Trophy Points:
    10,040
    Gender:
    Male
    Welcome aboard!
     
  20. 10thMember

    GRIN'S OWNER
    Haoshoku Haki
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 13, 2013
    Messages:
    2,887
    Likes Received:
    1,156
    Trophy Points:
    7,470
    Gender:
    Female
    Welcome! Enjoy sharing your thoughts~
    See you around!
     

Share This Page