Interesting parallels...

Espy

Thousand Master
http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=2698#comments

The Simpsons, which has only a small cult fanbase in Japan, is having it's voice actors replaced for the Japanese version of the movie, from the original cast to a more famous line-up of TV personalities in order to boost ticket sales. The fans are outraged, and are petitioning to have the original Japanese voice actors back in their roles. I found this interesting, and amusing in a way. As anime fans, we are always bitching about how our shows are treated in the West, especially when it comes to voices, but it's interesting to see the handling of a Western animation cause controversy in Japan.

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I'm signing the petition. I can't help but sympathise!
 

Espy

Thousand Master
Conan-san said:
So Basicly, popular animated show gets a cast-off?

Wow, it's like the pokemon situation only the show doesn't suck.

Pretty much, although it apparently isn't very popular in Japan.
 
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