Yay! I had a day off from work today, so I decided I was going to "acquire" this episode and watch it on the same day (to get back to my routine). I think I should say that I've quoted a few things, as I've found out that this works quite well for getting my opinion across; more-so than I originally thought.
However, let's get one group of quotes out of the way first...
They...edited that one kid.
I kid you not, the COTD looks totally different. It's bizarre...:0
Hamilton's edit was well done, I wouldn't have noticed it if I didn't know there was an edit.
The change of that kid was great, his hair looks so natural even like it was brown in the original. I can't wait to see the episode!
That's the first thing I thought when I saw Hamilton too! Totally weird. I didn't really care for the original, so I was kinda ok with this change.
The Average (didn't mind at all)
- Hamilton's hair was changed from the Japanese version to the dub, Possibly by the animators for unknown reasons.
Yeeeah, true. I had to double-take at first because it was so well done.
This is the reference Gravy posted earlier (what show is this from?)
So maybe it was due to legal issues.
Ah well, that distraction aside, the dub did a good job! It was just as enjoyable, tho kid!James' voice irked me a bit since he didn't even try XD
The weird thing is, it doesn't look like a dub edit. You wouldn't even know if you didn't see the original. His hair was like flawlessy changed yet his face remains the same.
All these to saw, despite the dub edit, it was quite the impressive shot. In fact, the only thing I remember from that guy was that he had Croagunk of his torso. Really, I had forgotten about his hair and shades.
In fact, this is a nice dub edit: it's there, yet you don't complain because it doesn't really change much. And yet, you kind of have to have seen it.
All in all, good work PUSA; you've proven you can apparently do dub edits properly now.
It is kind of a shame that he was changed, since it's not like it was a case of malicious plagarisation. It was what can only be assumed as a friendly nod to an older show. Granted, it probably wasn't the best idea to follow the design of the original character that closely, so it's perfectly understandable that someone would sound the alarm.
When you think about it, the U.S. is always paranoid about somekind of random lawsuit... not sure if this would validate it though.
Well, first of all, I really liked Crasher Wake. Man, what a impressive, muscular guy! I liked everthing on him: His stature and sportiness, his entertainer qualities and last but not least, his kindness! I'm really looking forward to seeing if he'll turn out to be a tough battler as well.
I have to say, the voice used for him worked pretty well. Gave him a big and jolly vibe to him, which is appropriate.
Brock losing it completely when seeing Nurse Joy was hilarious once again.It is always something special when he is drawn like a kitschy romantic lover with his eyes being a bit opened.:lol:
But what pleased me most was the following wedding scene where Ash was wearing a suit. Great! Ash even looks handsome in a suit! Does somebody happen to have a screenshot of this?Unfortunately I don't know how to do this.
I enjoy the caption thread, and for that I did my typical screencap for this episode. And your in luck, as I happen to have that picture (strange, for a split second, I had entirely forgotten that scene while watching it).
So your wish is my command.
But please don't take that literally... you just so happened to have a request I was able to accomplish, that's all.
Then of course, Dawn's repeated remark "I can't tell them apart" and " I still can't tell them apart". You know what? I thought exactly the same :lol: After having realized this, I couldn't help laughing!
Let's not forget that Brock's Croagunk filled in that one cliche in where the hero always seems to win at things when he goes somewhere else. I'm not sure what it's actually called, but it works. Of course, Croagunk is Croagunk, he's gonna do what he's gotta do.
This episode definitely belongs to the category "Comedy". But these episode have their justification as well, because they cause the necessary cheerfulness and relaxation before important episodes with hopefully epic plots.
Comedy is one of the major reasons I've loved this show. Sure, it's as repetitive as the games can be, but the comedy (although a bit... lame at times) still manages to keep my attention.
I'm surprised Jason Griffith (Sonic's voice actor) starred in this episode, which made me quite happy.
I was shocked too (at first because apparently my "copy" had credits. Usually they don't for me.). And then shocked again when I noticed how many people were voicing, and then noticing Jason Griffith. I'm not sure, but in the 4Kids dub, did he ever voice someone?
Still, can't believe he voiced Hamilton. This one's got a lot surprises I wasn't ready for. Good ones though, I'll say that much.
- Only 9 pieces compared to the Riolu special, which kept all of it.
At least the banjos were kept. Those were necessary. Seriously, you can't have a frog festival without having banjos play. I don't know why, but it sort of... fits perfectly
- I usually love the dub voices, but Hamilton's by Jason Griffith was abysmal, It sounds like his voice of Sonic. I hate that voice.
That's one actor I was REALLY hoping PUSA would stay FAR AWAY from.
Strange, I didn't even realize he was even there until I saw the credits...
Having said that, they could have at least tried
to keep the guy high up on the unique scale. I suppose it may save a bit of time, but slapping Masato's haircut onto yet another
character is pretty lame.
I don't see the resemblance... how is that Max's haircut?
Nice episode, I've just got one question.
What is up with Wake's face? I didn't pay too much attention to it in the games
but really...is that a mask? are those his eyebrows? face paint? I can't tell.
It's a mask. When he turns his head, you can sort of see where the bands connect to the back of it.
Last thing, the music in this episode gave me the vibe that Pastoria City is a southern hick town. Lol I liked that, it really had an atmosphere all its own.
I watched the original, and for once, I'm actually glad they decided to keep it in. I dunno, something about banjos, Croagunk, and a Marsh sort of go hand in hand.
Overall, a very nice episode and one of the few that I actually watched the original version prior to this. Mainly because of Croagunk. And I'm rather glad I did!
I also found the destruction of Team Rocket's mecha to almost be a classic revival; another character takes it out, Ash and Pikachu follow up with Thunderbolt.
I found this rather amusing: Crasher Wake looking coincidentally like a wrestler, the arena that Brock and Hamilton's Croagunks fought looked like a wrestling ring. Hehe.