Don't get me wrong I was happy when Saban got the rights back to Digimon and the announcement that they will dubbing Xros Wars to English but then I saw the 1st episode i was kinda disappointing so i am doing this post pointing out the differences and witch series is better.
So let's start with the theme song/opening or intro as i called it.
BTW watch the dubbed intro at your own risk I'll explain in a moment.
First off the English intro spoils not 1 not 2 but 3 final forms of the general's digimons, well fucking done I ques that you had to promote those toys right away you couldn't wait for them to make an appearance in the show you had to to turn the intro into a commercial
( btw if you could make the toys combine like the show I'll buy them
|look at how awesome he is i want him|
And now for the song itself i am not musical expert but that sound like a rap to me dear god this the 3rd rap that i heard in a Nickelodeon cartoon (or at leat air on Nickelodeon) is there someone at Nickelodeon that loves rap songs and said let's put them in all the cartoons to make them hip and cool for those youngsters.
I thought that I was the only one that thought but after checking the YouTube comments section of this intro most people agree the original is better and some of the who like this say that it's better them the original Digimon Digital Monsters theme and i have to agree with this.BTW they kept that theme for 3 Seasons now i am sure that Saban will change the song when the second and third arc comes along I mean that kind of idiot will do the exact same thing again surely not Saban.
First off the title they changed Xros Wars to Fusion and may I ask why ? what was the word War to offensive.Now they did replace Xros with Fusion and by replace i mean every sentence that contained Xros was replaced with Fusion like:
Xros Loader->Fusion Loader
Okay they do mention war in the form of Fusion Wars thus confirming my theory that Xros=Fusion
What do they think that people will confuse Xros with Cross and with this cross
BTW DigiFuse is the most used word in the dub version in the intro alone it appears about 3 times.
And digi is overused as a prefix in this series
Now I've avoided this topic long enough let's talk about ....the characters names and digimon names.
So let's start with Taiki Kudo in the dub version Mikey Kudo
They change Taiki to Mikey because rime no because they sound alike okay they do sound a bit alike so....no freaking clue why they changed the name.
Story wise he is the same character they didn't change that much of his dialog and it appears that they will kept his backstory.
Next up is Angie Hinomoto/ Hinomoto Akari again the same thing as with Taiki.
Next up is Jeremy Tsurgi/Tsurugi Zenjirou.
Christopher Aonuma/ Aonuma Kiriha this one I really don't get Kiriha sound more badass than Christopher.
The next that thing they changed has the name of the name from Xros Heart to Fusion Fighters but they kept the explanation for the name witch makes no sense in the original it about how heartless Kiriha was on treating his teammates so they name themselves Xros Heart in order to show him their strong bond.The name Fusion Fighters doesn't fit with that idea but it fits with the title and there that.
They even changed some digimon names like Shoutmon X instead of being Shoutmon X2 X3 and so on they changed to Times 2 ,Times 3 and so on.So what are they going to do when they reach Shoutmon X7 Superior Mode called Shoutmon Times 7 Superior Mode that sound kinda silly to me what do they have against X.
Some other name changers include:
The voice acting in the dub is pretty okay but they did add some unnecessary narration in the beginning no doubt to explain stuff to the dumbasses that watch their show (i think that this how they think they see you as a walking money).
Here let's have a little test I've put bought version down here you tell me witch is better:
BTW is it just me or does Starmon sounds like an Elvis impersonator
So are telling me that the other fusions can be obtained by xros
Why not call him CyberGreymon it avoids confusion with the previous one and it sounds kinda cool in my opinion what about MailGreymon okay this one is kinda stupid but it is indicative of fusion that the dub overused.
Now i know that they won't do these changes they will change what doesn't need changing and kept the same what needs changing life isn't fair.
Now don't get me wrong I don't hate the dub that much but I do love Xros Wars tremendously so will have high strands for the dub I really want to see the dub at it's best adapting when necessary and changing thing that need changing and leaving things that don't need changing alone.
The first couple of episodes aren't that censored but there will be episode that will censored for those of you know who watched the show will know what I am talking about (ZeekGreymon hint ) and plus there's this:
I really want the dub to work so maybe we get these translated into English:
Hope you enjoyed my little vs now don't forget to Tweet and Share and post a link to this wherever you want this is CollectorX ***logging_out***