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Crunchyroll Adds English Dub of 'Gintama°'

by Vindstot
Feb 3, 2:28 PM | 29 Comments
Crunchyroll announced their English dub of Gintama° on Wednesday. Episodes 266 to 278 are currently available for streaming worldwide, excluding Asia. Additional dubbed episodes will be released every Wednesday in February.

Cast
Gintoki Sakata: Michael Daingerfield
Shinpachi Shimura: Cole Howard
Kagura: Jocelyne Loewen
Tae Shimura: Janyse Jaud
Kotaro Katsura: Matt Ellis
Toshiro Hijikata: Michael Adamthwaite
Sogo Okita: Vincent Tong
Isao Kondo: Jason Simpson
Sagaru Yamazaki: Adrian Petriw
Tsukuyo: Marlie Collins
Tatsuma Sakamoto: Andrew Francis
Tama: Chantal Strand
Yagyu Kyubei: Advah Soudak

Gintama° aired in Spring 2015 for 51 episodes and was streamed by Crunchyroll. The company announced in July 2016 that it would release select titles in Blu-ray and DVD with English dub, including Gintama. The fourth season of the series premiered in January, and is currently being simulcast by Crunchyroll.

Source: Crunchyroll

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Rei366 said:
Isn't Crunchyroll supposed to not have english audio anymore? (I read that the concept of their partnership with Funimation was to specialize each of them in subtitled or dubbed animation)
It's suposed to be that but since Gintama has been licensed by crunchyroll themselves, they can have the dubs for it on crunchyroll i think. In this case, i think FUNimation is just going to distribute the BDs/DVDs of it

Feb 5, 7:06 PM by DatRandomDude

Isn't Crunchyroll supposed to not have english audio anymore? (I read that the concept of their partnership with Funimation was to specialize each of them in subtitled or dubbed animation)

@DatRandomDude Thank you.

Feb 5, 12:26 PM by Rei366

But why? I mean, I dropped Gintama a while ago but I thought Gintama was one of the anime (like Bakemonogatari and Lovely Complex) that would never get dubbed.


But whatever. I'm not going to make a big deal about it since no one is forcing me to watch it dubbed. So yeah, good luck to the cast.

Feb 5, 10:50 AM by Ari_the_Lioness

who_dat_ninja said:
animefan0071 said:


I've been waiting since I started watch anime (2013) for it to get dubbed sadly I can't watch subs (mental issues) so I'm pretty hyped myself.

(sorry for butting in and sorry if I sound rude I hope I'm not.)
You're not rude at all.


Ok thanks ^^ I'm always nervous I'm going to offend someone (although I guess it's the internet so theirs really no escaping that at somepoint or another lol)

Feb 5, 7:32 AM by animefan0071

animefan0071 said:
who_dat_ninja said:
LOL who is this for exactly? The normies who cant read subs? I dont think normies care about Gintama anyway, or even know what it is.


I've been waiting since I started watch anime (2013) for it to get dubbed sadly I can't watch subs (mental issues) so I'm pretty hyped myself.

(sorry for butting in and sorry if I sound rude I hope I'm not.)
You're not rude at all.

Feb 5, 2:08 AM by who_dat_ninja

Nakurawari said:
I've watched about 4 episodes and I thought it was fine. It won't replace the Japanese cast, sure, and some jokes are definitely odd in English... but I enjoyed what I watched.


Glad to hear that ^^ (sorry for butting in and hopefully I'm not sounding rude sorry if I do)

Feb 4, 7:19 PM by animefan0071

I've watched about 4 episodes and I thought it was fine. It won't replace the Japanese cast, sure, and some jokes are definitely odd in English... but I enjoyed what I watched.

Feb 4, 4:56 PM by Nakurawari

well I watched half of the first episode, and I think it makes me cringe.

Feb 4, 2:39 PM by Ago_go

Brb, dying. Sakamoto is a certified surfer dude now.

Feb 4, 2:24 PM by bear_minimum

Who thought this was a good idea? Gintama is one of those series that will NEVER work in English.

Feb 4, 12:51 PM by Kittens-kun

Will they dub season 1 of Gintama?

Feb 4, 9:00 AM by ps4animeguy225

who_dat_ninja said:
LOL who is this for exactly? The normies who cant read subs? I dont think normies care about Gintama anyway, or even know what it is.


I've been waiting since I started watch anime (2013) for it to get dubbed sadly I can't watch subs (mental issues) so I'm pretty hyped myself.

(sorry for butting in and sorry if I sound rude I hope I'm not.)

Feb 4, 8:58 AM by animefan0071

LOL who is this for exactly? The normies who cant read subs? I dont think normies care about Gintama anyway, or even know what it is.

Feb 4, 4:20 AM by who_dat_ninja

raegazel said:
Come on guys, don't be so harsh. Yes, a lot of the more nuanced/language-based jokes will fall flat, but that goes for a lot of comedy dubs. Look at Azumanga Daioh for instance.

It's nice to have a dub option. It doesn't replace the subs. I know a few people who will watch Gintama now because there's a dub option; but for purists and long-term fans, the sub is right there beside it.

The only real-world effect the dubbing will have, is making the series more popular in the West. That's a win in my book.

EDIT: Also, yes I've sampled the dub (it's serviceable imo), just like I watched the Benizakura movie a second time dubbed. I'll be sticking with the subs for sure - but again, having the dub option is nice.



its goign ot be shin chan mark 2 overall

Feb 4, 4:03 AM by DateYutaka

I actually like all of the Yorozuya's VAs haha especially Gintoki. Everyone else is hit or miss though. Lacking but not terrible, better than the movie dub.

Feb 4, 3:45 AM by RhapsodyinBlue

I've watched a few episodes and I'm loving it too bad they didn't dub season 1 or 2 yet if they do though I'm gonna make sure to buy all of the seasons on DVD.

(like I do with all the anime's I like)

:)

Feb 3, 10:44 PM by animefan0071

Gintama's Japanese dub is among the best dubs I've ever heard. If I didn't know otherwise, I'd swear that the voice actors were comedians and half of the jokes were ad libbed. I doubt the American dub will live up to the Japanese dub, but I'm certain it will give Gintama some much-needed exposure.

Feb 3, 9:05 PM by Lovaloo

Gintama had a local dub broadcast on national television in our country. Pretty good I should say since the language counterpart of jokes come across... most of the time, but the JP ver is still better. I wonder how /English/ plays this out. Interesting.

Feb 3, 6:55 PM by sevenPocky

Come on guys, don't be so harsh. Yes, a lot of the more nuanced/language-based jokes will fall flat, but that goes for a lot of comedy dubs. Look at Azumanga Daioh for instance.

It's nice to have a dub option. It doesn't replace the subs. I know a few people who will watch Gintama now because there's a dub option; but for purists and long-term fans, the sub is right there beside it.

The only real-world effect the dubbing will have, is making the series more popular in the West. That's a win in my book.

EDIT: Also, yes I've sampled the dub (it's serviceable imo), just like I watched the Benizakura movie a second time dubbed. I'll be sticking with the subs for sure - but again, having the dub option is nice.

Feb 3, 5:54 PM by raegazel

I had a bad feeling about this, and i was right, now i can't unhear those horrible voices especially kagura's, are they dumb to dub a serie such as gintama, it has the best voice acting of all time and its jokes are related heavily to japanese culture, they will not be the same in a language other than japanese, plus you can't ignore that terrible pronounciation of proper names, this is such a nightmare, don't watch it if you hate dub, it will only make you cringe

Feb 3, 4:25 PM by Meryeme-Mery

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