The Rise of the Anime Broadcast English Dubs

Folks, my latest editorial from Another Castle has arrived and today’s topic is about the rising trend of Anime Broadcast English Dubs.

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When it comes to anime and their impending English dubs, people usually would have to wait a year or more to listen to them in English. We have to depend if it’ll air on TV, finding a legal stream or buying the DVD and Blu-ray. However, U.S. anime distributors have developed a strategy of having the newest anime being dubbed into English weeks after airing in Japan.

First Attempts

The idea of producing an English dub for a current-running anime seems bizarre as dubbing something that fast could easily backfire for having a rushed product that’s light on quality or could get easily forgotten as the idea was hatched before in 2009 when Kurokami presented its simulcast dub premiere on now-defunct TV network ImaginAsian TV.

Since then, no one else thought of doing a simuldub run of an anime until in Fall 2013 that FUNimation Entertainment announced that Space Dandy was going to air on Adult Swim’s Toonami in January 2014 with…

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