COMIC Initial D: Act 4

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  1. VBGOD

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    I need to know what happens!!!!!!!!! :(
     
  2. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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  3. TypeSDragoon

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    :rofl:

    my buddies and i watched the entire series nearly a year ago :)

    i still need to buy the DVD collection
     
  4. Jago

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    didn't they just now start releasing the US version?
     
  5. TypeSDragoon

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    i'm not sure when it's released, but i'd rather have the original series

    the US version have horrible voices PLUS they changed the names of the characters!
     
  6. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    :werd: but i thought there was optional japanese audio with english subs?
     
  7. VBGOD

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    You're too hardcore. :hs:
     
  8. TypeSDragoon

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    just Initial D, Zelda, and FF's :o

    nothing else :fawk:
     
  9. TypeSDragoon

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    as long as the japanese subtitles have the orignal names :)

    it would seem wrong to me to have different names for everybody
     
  10. VBGOD

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    Jap fan boy. :fawk:
     
  11. TypeSDragoon

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    just Initial D, Zelda, and FF's :fawk:
     
  12. Symphony

    Symphony If you take the blue pill, the story ends.

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    if I had japanese voices + english subs (which I believe will be/are available) I'd love it.

    And I think that initial D: special stage (an arcade game) goes beyone the last stage of the series.
     
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    He delivers his tofu and goes home. :o
     
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  15. Symphony

    Symphony If you take the blue pill, the story ends.

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    I read some real horrible stuff about the "engilish" series. The new names they have for everyone are terrible. It's in a gamefaq...
     
  16. VBGOD

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    HA!!!!
     
  17. TypeSDragoon

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    the japanese series is in japanese voices + option of english subs :)

    that's how i was able to watch it :big grin:
     
  18. TypeSDragoon

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    Bunta owns!
     
  19. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    i saw a trailer for that fast and furious piece of shit. if i remember right, takumi it now TAK. :eek3:
     
  20. TypeSDragoon

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    exactly
    hence my above concers for the english version
     
  21. Symphony

    Symphony If you take the blue pill, the story ends.

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    Here we go.

    http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/initial_d_special_stage.txt

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    1.2. F*** TOKYOPOP!
    ===================
    
    Why am I so hostile towards Tokyopop?  Well they are translating the anime and
    manga to english here.  And oh my god, did they butcher the anime BAD.  They
    feel that "Westernizing" the names will make the anime more popular.  This is
    not true!  It only butchers the anime.  It's like rape!
    
    We true, pure Initial D fans thought it was bad enough for them to change the
    names, but oh no, they went much further:  The soundtrack HAS CHANGED.  Instead
    of my worries of listening to Limp Bizkit or Eminem.  We got something much
    much worse.  What we got was this RETARDED rap by people who probably never
    listened to rap or hip hop in their lives and it sounds like something from
    Seasame Street.  It goes something like "Da Eight Six Rolling down the track,
    Initial Drift, Initial Passion *a bunch of other crap that I couldn't bare to
    listen*" and THIS S*** REPLACED the energetic Eurobeat soundtrack!
    
    They also CHANGED THE BATTLE SCENES.  They tried to added more visual affects
    to the car battles but it looked cheap and godawful.  And get this, their
    slogan for Initial D is "Initialize Your Dreams!"  What kind of g** s*** is
    that!?
    
    They ARE targeting Initial D to a bunch of little bastard children who probably
    don't know a thing about cars.  People have been telling me that they think it
    could appeal to children to find out about the REAL Initial D.  100% untrue. 
    Kids and other people are too racist and prejudice to care about the real
    Initial D.  They will never find out what Initial D REALLY IS.  You want to
    prove me wrong?  BUY THE HONG KONG PIRATED DVDs, or if you can read Japanese
    THE ACTUAL DVDs FROM JAPAN.
    
    Tokyopop did piss anime fans off in the past however.  When it was known as
    Mixx Entertainment and they had their Mixxzine, they included Sailor Moon as a
    special comic, then the owner of Mixx move Sailor Moon to another zine named
    "Smile!" (What kind of name is that!?)  So this pissed off a ton of fans, and
    the Editor got so pissed he resigned.  Anyways check below for list of name
    changes.
    
    Here's the list of names.
    
    Crap Names - Real Names
    
    Tak - Takumi
    Iggy - Itsuki
    Cole - Kouichirou
    Natalie - Natsuki
    Boss - Yuuichi
    Ry - Ryousuke
    K.T. - Keisuke
    Zack - Takeshi
    Maya - Mako
    Simone - Sayuki
    Kyle - Kyouichi
    Hawk - Seiji
    Aki - Wataru (Hey Tokyopop, Aki is not a American name!  It's Finnish!)
    Carrie - Kazumi (Wataru's sister)
    Dice - Daiki
    Smiley - Sakai (Sakai literally means Smiley I think)
    Touch - Tomoyuki
    Kylie (Previously Kia) - Kyouko
    Danny - Kenta (What the hell is that?!)
    Caine - Kai
    Nobu - Nobuhiko (Uh, "Nobu" still sounds Japanese)
    Sid - Tsukamoto/Sakamoto
    
    However Shingo, and Bunta escaped with their real names.  But doesn't that
    defeat the whole purpose of changing the names in the first place!?
    
    It gets worse.  They are changing the dialogs, and get this they want to change
    Takumi into a PIZZA DELIVERY BOY instead of Tofu delivery driver!  Why?  To
    appeal to those big TV network corporate f*****s and put the show on TV!
    
    Also my friend Ryosuke had to sin and get volume 3 of the TokyoPop mangas for
    some reason.  This is what he found.  I'm sure he will repent someday.
    
    - Itsuki calling Takumi his "homie." like nearly every time.
    Homie?  No one said that since 1991!
    
    - Tons of spelling and grammer errorz (like what I just did).
    
    - Changing the dialog completely. (I.E. Takumi: "I'm not going to let a
    dickweed like him win this race!")
    
    - Natsuki Mogi's scences with Papa at the "hotel": DELETED.
    
    - Listing the Trueno's engine runs on "Spirit, Talent, and Determination"
    (STD!)
    
    - Saying that a Rotary engine runs on one cylinder, thus more power (which is
    completely WRONG.)
    
    - Translation errors in future versions.  Like saying Seiji Iwaki drives a
    Lancer Evolution VI (he actually drives a Lan Evo IV).
    
    - In another volume: Listing Takumi Fujiwara as a Akina SpeedStar even though
    he is not a team member.
    
    The whole result of "Americanizing" everything (which is like RAPE) is a
    butchered Initial D that is also a slap in the face to Japanese names and
    cultures (AKA Racisim).
    
    And get this...One of Stuart Levy's excuses to why he prefers dubbed to
    subtitles was; "subtitles covers up the art of the anime and ruins it."  So
    here he is trying to call himself an artist with that excuse, trying everything
    he can to justify his butchering.  Well I'm not a artist, but I believe I have
    the right to say that what Levy said was irrelevant and ignorant.  My belief is
    subtitles are there to help people UNDERSTAND the whole art and concept of the
    anime, while keeping it's original form intact.  While dubbed ruins the
    original form of this great piece of art (Initial D in this case.)
    
    Another thing!  I don't believe the Japanese change the names when any American
    comics or cartoons are released in Japan.  Like they don't refer Homer Simpson
    as "Hiroshi Sato" or some crap like that.  They don't change Super Man's real
    name to a more "Japanese name."  So why are the North American companies are
    changing everything to sound more "American"?  It's a form of racisim!
    
    Now TokyoPop released a DVD with the original copies of Initial D on it.  BUT! 
    It also contains the "translated" episodes too.  TokyoPop (while trying to
    appeal to teenagers in a pathetic, half-assed matter) calls it the "Tricked Out
    Edition."  They also said it has "enhanced battle scenes" and you can do a
    bunch of other crap with it.  "Enhanced battle scences"?  Good god!  How did
    they butcher the battle scences like Keisuke vs. Takumi for the first time?  I
    don't want to know!  Avoid it all costs.  Besides, it's the first three
    episodes on DVD for in Japanese and English.  So it's more like paying $20 for
    JUST THREE EPISODES!?  What a rip off.  You can get the translated DVDs by
    independent translators with all of the episodes for $40 Canadian on 4 DVDs! 
    Do the math.
    
    The best way to boycott Tokyopop is to NOT buy ANY of their products.  Buy fan
    translations of the anime instead!  You can get those in places where there is
    a big Asian community.  A note for the DVD owners: Buy the real versions, not
    the burned DVDs.  The burned ones don't work on all machines!
    
    So that's pretty much it.  F*** TOKYOPOP!
     
  22. TypeSDragoon

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    HA!


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  23. VBGOD

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    PS2 Initial D is coming out this month. :x:
     
  24. VBGOD

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    HA! You even put my screen name in lower caps. :fawk:
     
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