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Postby F-Man » 4 years ago

"gokaiblue" wrote:Man, that sucks. Why is it so hard to watch Astro Boy in Japanese uncut?


Get the US boxset.

Viki's licenses for Tezuka stuff are indeed expired. The only reason they don't take 'em off the site is because of the nature of the site and having fan-made subtitles that would get wiped. At least this way if they ever get the license for a show again, everything is still in place as if nothing happened.
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Postby gokaiblue » 4 years ago

^
However, the Japanese audio track simply syncs up to the edited 80s episodes, if I'm not mistaken.

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Postby F-Man » 4 years ago

"gokaiblue" wrote:^
However, the Japanese audio track simply syncs up to the edited 80s episodes, if I'm not mistaken.


There aren't that many edits and they're still included as deleted scenes.

Really you're just missing out on the complete episodes 1-2, which are included as extras on the Australian boxset instead.
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Postby gokaiblue » 4 years ago

I get that, but I'm still miffed that we had the original, uncut episodes, and yet we lost access to them due to a licensor not renewing their rights to the show.

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Postby F-Man » 4 years ago

"gokaiblue" wrote:I get that, but I'm still miffed that we had the original, uncut episodes, and yet we lost access to them due to a licensor not renewing their rights to the show.


If you had seen the quality of the translation, and of the video, you might think differently... :P
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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 4 years ago

The only episode that is missing any major scene is the one with Uran getting split in two. In that one there is a scene where she and her double sing a duet, that scene was cut because they didn't dub the vocals in English, in fact Uran's theme does not appear at all in the ELV. (The theme is in place during the ending of this episode when the Japanese language is selected, and the scene is in the deleted scenes in the extras track on the DVD).
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Postby Firelord Zuko » 4 years ago

"Tetsuwan Penguin" wrote:I remember reading that Viki's licence with Tezuka productions had elapsed and wasn't going to be renewed. I think there may be some streaming sites out of China or Korea that still have Astro Boy on line. I know I found one that had the 2003 series, but it was a bit of a pain to use.

I ended up buying the 1980 series on DVD off of ebay. The manga productions set has both the English and Japanese sound tracks, but the content does have some missing scenes from the original Japanese version (though the disk does have some of those scenes in a bonus section).


I wish there was a DVD boxset of all the uncut episodes.

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Postby Dragonrider1227 » 4 years ago

Yeah but after the disappointment of the 2003 set, I was just grateful it came with the Japanese audio

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Postby gokaiblue » 4 years ago

^
Good thing I ordered mine used on Amazon Japan


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