View Full Version : Princess Vs. Princess episode question. (Japanese version watchers recommended.)
November 14th, 2006, 4:31 AM
All right, I have a question about two scenes in "Princess Vs. Princess". Ok, both involve the contestants hearing about the Princess Competition and its prizes (the PA announcement, and the kimono scenes.) and with the exception of Misty and Jesse, all the contestants were basically squealing like animals. Was the squealing part in both of those scenes in the original Japanese version, or was it a 4kids added thing to coverup silence? I personally think (And, boy do I hate it.) that it is in the Japanese version. However, due to the fact that 4kids tends to implement sound in areas that were supposed to be silent in the Japanese version, well, that and Dogasu apparantly didn't compare the episode (which makes it even more unknown.), it might be that as well.
I just wanted to know, since if it was 4kids added, it might make me lessen the intense hatred of the female anime stereotypes. Sorry if I character-bashed.
November 22nd, 2006, 10:26 AM
My theory (granted, I have nothing to support it as A) haven't seen it and B) Dogasu still hasn't done the comparison) is at the time, (99), they were busy cranking out episodes left to right and doing the first movie and maybe the dubbing processes blended in with each other. Like the same way they were doing the Lucario movie and the final Advanced Battle episodes? My example is I noticed in the first movie was the harbor scene (the one where Ash and co. first arrive) and in the Japanese version, there was hardly a sound despite the fact it was a crowded room. 4Kids logically added in background conversation/murmuring, because a room with that many people would be talking as they were waiting, right? Dogasu reported on that.
So, I'm going with that. Granted, the screams were annoying, but fangirls do exist in the Pokemon world, so it was their turn (wouldn't be the first, and wouldn't be the last). And no, I didn't think you character-bashed much, anyway.
November 22nd, 2006, 7:24 PM
That makes sense. I mean here is it a good thing that 4Kids did by adding the sound to the dub where it was originally silent. I mean like in the first movie it was quiet like Dark Charxes said but by adding sound. To me I found it nice. I like the idea of some realistiness in the anime. I would have squealing too if they had coolie prizes like those.