At 9/11/05 02:56 AM, Renewman wrote:
Cons: Now this is where my gripes really begin. First of all, minimal blood. Oh yes, they show blood in the anime but drops of it fling from the mouths of the characters? Of course not. I was even driven to the point of tearing up, when they didn't show blood flying from the Third's nose when Naruto performed the Sexy no Jutsu on him. So what does this mean? No copious amounts of blood for you my friend.
The lack of nosebleeds did get me. I was hurt, really. It just seemed weird to see Ebisu go flying without the blood.
Onto the voices. While Naruto's, The Third's, Konahamaru, and Ebisu's voices were alright, Hyuuga Hinata and Iruka's voices irked the hell out of me. Hinata's voice sounded a little to high and whiny for my taste while Iruka's voice is just plain annoying. Why? I'll give you an example:
Naruto's voice sucked. <_<; I absolutely hated that in the moments where he was trying to act bad ass, the voice acting failed to deliver. But I will agree on the others, but adding Mizuki in as well, since it just seemed to... fit. As for the crappy ones, yes, Hinata sucked, but I found Iruka to be a bit more generic. Sakura needed to sound more girly (same with Ino)... and poor Shikamaru. His one line was enought to make me cry.
My last gripes concern about the Jutsu names and Opening Themes. They say stuff like Clone Jutsu or Multi-Clone Jutsu. So no Baykugan or Sharingan for you. Also they took out my Wind ending theme.
...Personally, I found it better than my subs for episodes 50-76. Summoning no Jutsu cannot possibly equal 'Psychic Power.' I think they'll keep Sharingan and Byakugan. I mean, they kept Hokage, which that in itself is good enough for me. And they got rid of the Closing Theme, Wind, as well. This will also mean that we won't be getting Viva Rock, Ima Made Nando Mo, and the rest. Unfortunately.
Overall: So to conclude this, I felt that it was a good attempt that could have been made better with a little more polish. With the edits made in the show, my excitement has dulled a little, but from what I saw tonight, I can tell Naruto will be left intact for the most part. Just don't ask me about the Hand-Stabbing, or Haku spewing a waterfall of blood. It's not gonna happen.
They're going to have to do something about that hand-stabbing, I tell ya. It'll probably stay, though. Remember waaay back in DBZ, when Ginyu punched a whole in his own chest? My point exactly. The fountain of blood will probably be replaced be a trickle of blood, which will be very odd in its own right. As for everything else, I am quite pleased by this dub. It pays to be positive sometimes.