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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Premieres Tomorrow

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Your friendly neighborhood Nebs here to remind you that tomorrow morning on the CW4Kids, "Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's" makes its English dub premiere on American TV at 10:30am. Having only premiered this past April in Japan, not to mention that 4Kids Entertainment licensed it even before it actually began, that makes it one of the fastest dubs in anime history. They haven't even gotten to episode 26 in Japan yet.

The CW aired a preview for their new Saturday morning lineup today, & obviously 5D's was one of the highlights. The above video shows some of what was previewed, & anyone who's the least bit familiar with the Japanese version should notice a very odd edit in the clip. Not only was it a change that wasn't included in the original Japanese version, but a change that has never existed in any previous dub of Yu-Gi-Oh. It seems that a more thorough explanation of what some cards do will occasionally interrupt the action & be explained to the audience by some computer voice. A little bit of an odd add-in, I'm sure you'll agree.

The discussion of voting for the new 5D's theme song was also brought up in the sneak peak. They announced what the top two choices were- "Hyper Drive" & "We Ride to Survive"- but wouldn't say which one of them got the most votes. Who knows, maybe they're still even taking votes. Guess we'll find out tomorrow morning what got the most votes.

Finally, the 5D's dub site on the 4KidsTV website has been updated with some actual content. Aside from a 5D's blog called D-Blog (there really isn't much content there), a character page was added with info on the five major characters. Despite earlier reports/guesses saying that all dub characters would be keeping their Japanese names this time around, that is no longer the case. However, the name changes are MUCH closer to their Japanese names than they ever were in GX. Yusei is still Yusei & Jack is still Jack, so at least that stays the same. The others, however, are a bit different. Luca is Luka, Lua is Luna, & Aki is Akiza. The extra syllable added to Aki's name seems a little unnecessary, but compared to past name changes 4Kids has put us through, these changes are nothing. To read their info & see what the D-Blog has to offer, check out the minisite right here, & remember to tune in for the first episode tomorrow morning:

http://www.4kids.tv/show/yugioh5ds

EDIT: I was mistaken about the twins. Luca is actually Luna, & Lua is now Luka. How messed up is that? I'm hoping it's a mistake on the website, but after thinking about it I don't think they'd want to name a boy "Luna." The switching is completely stupid.

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theunknowneo
Sep. 13th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
Well, it can always be worse but hey, let's see how they do it. It has to be pretty good to make up for probably forever leaving the little kids on a cliffhanger with GX.
utensil_drawer
Sep. 13th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
Actually you have the twins backwards. Lua is now Luka, and Luka is now Luna.
>^_^<
MEOW!
nebs66
Sep. 13th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
Holy crud, you're right! That's just stupid! x_x
utensil_drawer
Sep. 13th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know. O_o Some of us thought Lua might be renamed Luke, but to be given his sister's name instead? That is plain DUMB.
>^_^<
MEOW!
(Anonymous)
Sep. 13th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
Luca? Luka? My god! It's like Ultimate-level Digimon all over again. Er... not to say that I'm blaming 4kids for a dub they didn't do, like some kind of Narutard. ^^' -Yamato
(Anonymous)
Sep. 13th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
MY EYES!!!! MY EARS!!!!
Im fine they picked hyperdrive but i hated that they couldnt fine someone that could atleast cut episode clips that matched since it was an even worse mix and match than GX, and it gets worse Jack, of all people GETS AN ACCENT a british one at that I mean he acts and sounds like Kaiba why couldnt they just re-use Kaibas voice actor damn it, DAMNIT ALL!!!!!!!!
nebs66
Sep. 13th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Re: MY EYES!!!! MY EARS!!!!
I just don't understand why they were trying so hard to make it seem like Yusei & "Trudge" (so much for names being kept) knew each other, when they only just met in the Japanese version. Yeah I'm used to 4Kids changing some stuff up, & if they really wanted to make it seem like they were old "chums" than that's fine. But every other line was "You did the same thing as a kid" this, & "Still using the same old cards" that. It just felt so FORCED, & I don't even understand why.

Not to mention the whole Jack setting up Yusei with the chip scenario was retarded too. Seriously, why do that? On the plus side though, I was surprised they kept the series in widescreen. I thought for sure they'd crop it. & hey, they even kept the English text in! It's a miracle!
theunknowneo
Sep. 14th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
Re: MY EYES!!!! MY EARS!!!!
Well, Jack doesn't sound a-hole-ish enough. He needs Kaiba or at least Rafael's voice.
Rally's a boy and so is Jaeger. And I don't like him.
It is kind of real forced and with a few card name changes (not as bad as GX so far).
So far, it's not so bad. At least Yusei's voice works. Let's wait until the other important characters.
nebs66
Sep. 16th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
Re: MY EYES!!!! MY EARS!!!!
You thought they were gonna make Jaeger a girl?

But yeah, I was surprised they kept Rally as a boy too.
theunknowneo
Sep. 16th, 2008 06:00 am (UTC)
Re: MY EYES!!!! MY EARS!!!!
No. But I think I said how I don't like him(?) or the head villain. (Metal Hand!) But that is a good villain for the series.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 14th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
Re: MY EYES!!!! MY EARS!!!!
well, with 4kids losing several of their major franchises in the last couple of years, they probably know better now that they shouldn't be doing pointless shit like that anymore. BTW, I didn't watch, but are they still paranoid about female cleavage? -Yamato
nebs66
Sep. 16th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
Re: MY EYES!!!! MY EARS!!!!
Dunno. Can't really tell you that until "Akiza" appears. =b
animewolf17
Sep. 15th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
I thought it was alright for the most part the only things that bugged me were Jack's voice and taking out the Synchro chants.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 15th, 2008 06:00 am (UTC)
well yeah
I can live with out those synchro chants since those thing would be out of place in the west but man giving Jack an accent was a terrible mistake, I mean its like they try to suck. Oh forgot I just watched the video version of we ride to survive (4kids version) and they actually made the clips fit which leaves the question why didnt they give the same treatment to Hyperdrive?
theunknowneo
Sep. 16th, 2008 06:08 am (UTC)
Re: well yeah
It is true the Aki has a good showing chest and when she's changes she could be attractive to some. And the chants are liked by any who's seen shows that use things like that. Mostly Sentai fans probably but who knows really.

4Kids seems to be going slowly. They have a new Russian animal ball show and seem not to be making anymore of the new Spiderman cartoon (don't quote me on that)
They may or may not be gone in the next few years. Or less if they ever mess up the TMNT. But I've done that joke before so I'll stop talking now.
animewolf17
Sep. 18th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
Re: well yeah
Actually the Spectacular Spider already has season 2 made its just a matter of whether or not it will be aired.
theunknowneo
Sep. 18th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Re: well yeah
Ok then. It should get aired then. It's a good show.
dorothy_chan
Oct. 8th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
OMG poor gemini! -_- I hope that the adaptation will be decent and not like the first two series...
BTW, thanks for the info! :)
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