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#1
Nov 9, 2014 2:29 AM
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Hi guys. Maybe it has been asked already but I thought it might be useful to give the users possibility to hide non-Japanese voice actors from characters detail (by option in their profile). Look at this, for example:



English? Italian? German? Brazilian? Like really? Who are all those people? Why do I have to see their faces especially if I watch anime only subbed (like probably most people here)?

Plus the character short list looks twice as high if it contains non-Japanese voice actors. I would really prefer to see 8 characters with only Japanese seiyuu instead of 4 with randomly chosen Italian/French/Brazilian whatever voice actors.
 
#2
Nov 9, 2014 2:38 AM

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I agree. Seiyuu should shown as the default, with dubbed voice actors should be hidden with some sort of toggle. Since the majority of users here watch with subs, then dubbed voice actors matter little to them.

Seems to be catering to the minority, but lately MAL seems to be doing that anyway (see changing the default start broadcast date to whichever pre-air date back in 2009, when it caters to a obvious minority, and thus contributed to a lot of confusion as to what was the actual initial TV broadcast date).

I would like to see some sort of compromise, as they did compromise in 2013 by adding the preair details in bold in Anime DB entries to reduce confusion in airing dates for the problem I mentioned above before. Adding a sort of toggle seems to be a good way to do it... shouldn't be too difficult as OP/ED details had a toggle added before if there were more than 5 listed (see Idolm@ster as an example).
Modified by Ejc, Nov 9, 2014 2:41 AM
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#3
Jan 25, 2015 7:19 AM
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No one's gonna do this obviously so I made up this GreaseMonkey script. It hides all non-Japanese voice actors away from my eyes. Works fine for me.

Modified by Taosu, Jan 25, 2015 9:13 AM
 
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Jan 25, 2015 8:41 AM

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Taosu said:
No one's gonna do this obviously so I made up this GreaseMonkey script. It hides all non-Japanese voice actors away from my eyes. Works fine for me.



Instead of completely removing, how about a button that says .. 'See more!' and then shows you the rest if you click on it?
 
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Jan 25, 2015 9:04 AM
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quercifolia said:
Instead of completely removing, how about a button that says .. 'See more!' and then shows you the rest if you click on it?


Ok, I'll make it just for you. <3
 
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Jan 25, 2015 9:18 AM

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Hey, other non Japanese voice actors also deserve to be recognized.

Maybe there can be separate lists? And have Japanese voice actors as the default list you see?

Removing non Japanese voice actors would not be good for a site like MAL that provides info on anime.
 
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Jan 25, 2015 9:23 AM

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emxutaxmine said:
Hey, other non Japanese voice actors also deserve to be recognized.

Maybe there can be separate lists? And have Japanese voice actors as the default list you see?

Removing non Japanese voice actors would not be good for a site like MAL that provides info on anime.
He's not talking about removing them, he's talking about an option(for people who don't watch dubs to use) that hides non Japanese VAs.
 
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Apr 18, 2015 10:35 AM

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Taosu said:
No one's gonna do this obviously so I made up this GreaseMonkey script. It hides all non-Japanese voice actors away from my eyes. Works fine for me.



Ok, sorry for the stupid question but... where I have to put these codes?
I'm not familiar with html code, so I have no idea how it works >_<

Thanks so much! ^^


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Apr 20, 2015 7:43 AM

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Lady_Nera said:
Ok, sorry for the stupid question but... where I have to put these codes?
I'm not familiar with html code, so I have no idea how it works >_<

Thanks so much! ^^

Here, I formed it into a userscript: MAL Hide non-Japanese voice actors (see this page if you don't know how to install userscripts: http://greasyfork.org/help/installing-user-scripts)

Taosu said:
I thought it might be useful to give the users possibility to hide non-Japanese voice actors from characters detail (by option in their profile).

quercifolia said:
Instead of completely removing, how about a button that says .. 'See more!' and then shows you the rest if you click on it?

Both done

Taosu said:
I would really prefer to see 8 characters with only Japanese seiyuu instead of 4 with randomly chosen Italian/French/Brazilian whatever voice actors.

Check this one for now: MyAnimeList (MAL) Only Jap VAs & Preload Characters and Staff
Modified by Serhiyko, Apr 20, 2015 7:47 AM
 
May 21, 2015 7:35 PM

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Nice to see this change. However now it has a bug: when charater is voiced by 2 japanese VAs it adds "..." (like if there were more).
For example here http://myanimelist.net/anime/1575/Code_Geass:_Hangyaku_no_Lelouch
 
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