So after 10 years...Naruto is finallly uncut on German TV (dialouge and picture). Same timeslot but a different TV station.
Just as an information, cause the Naruto German Anime is pretty infamous, just as is the 4kids One Piece.
But at least 4kids gave up quickly and realized that nobody liked it.
But thats not the case with German Naruto. They pushed it down everybodys throats as the only anime aside from Pokemon for 6 years or more.
Naruto is a gateway anime of the worst kind. It's a bad series, a clusterfuck of story and characterization that isn't very well done by any aspect, but which attempts to compensate for its weaknesses by adding in excessive shipping faggotry and DARKNESS. The normal anon can see this as the shit it is, and may enjoy it, hate it or be indifferent to it, but all the while recognizing that the series itself, regardless of their opinion, is plain bad.
However, these very aspects that try to smear over the shit of its core make it a breeding ground for aspie, unsociable underageb& faggots who engage in every kind of faggotry both online and in the real world. The superpowered characters all trying their hardest to look cool, the jutsus, peculiar, colorful clothes, the whole ninja faggotry and everything about the Naruto world fuels their escapist fantasies, while the pity-party character backgrounds, emphasis on revenge, and overall preachiness of the series make it fit just right with the mary-sueish drives of your average preteen and his sense of unwarranted self-importance towards the world. Exactly the kind of shit that makes little kiddies and underageb& retards eat this shit right the fuck up.
Naruto is basically THE series to attract the most hated anime fanbase known to /a/, which is why, regardless of individual opinions, it is the responsibility of every anon to troll the fuck out of this show and everyone who likes it, and ensure that no Naruto threads ever encourage the newfriends to show their faces here.
>German dubs are by far the worst
Not really...well probably modern anime dubs yeah but that's about it
Old german anime dubs were pretty good
And their dubs of Live Action and Euro/American cartoons were based
That's true. OP is right about the dumb censorship, but the part about Naruto being the only anime to air beside Pokemon is full of shit. We also had Digmon, Dragonball and Dragonball Z, Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2, Detective Conan, Crayon Shin-Chan, Kickers and shit like that. And some more "obscure" stuff like Ghost in the Shell or Cowboy Bebop (I think) aired on a station called Viva late evening/midnight
The most obscure stuff (for that time atleast) was on late night VOX. Plastic Little, Cosplay Complex, Blue Submarine number 6, Dragon Knight (softcore version), Armitage III, Record of Ldoss War OVA, KITE, Tokio Private Police (softcore again) etc. All OMU
Those were the times.
Kind of like Duel Masters, which was more of an ironic dub if anything.
However, nothing beats the french Hokuto no Ken dub:
Honestly the german voices were even worse than the 4kids english ones
With Yugioh even though it was based on the 4kids version at least it had better voice acting
With SK it's the opposite...it had even worse voice acting sadly
Jap version was the only good one
Dunno that channel that made that Naruto version is wierd. They are known for being very profitable for airing cheap wierd reality formats that are adapted from the USA.
So they had 4kids Yu-Gi-Oh and probably thought that the way they completly changed everything was really great.
So they made Naruto this way too, with the same edit style of 4kids.
They had several PG series in the afternoon before tough with no problems.
Tough they thought making everything G rated would be better.
But ratings went down and now they have dead formats.
It was pointless for them because ratings
Simple fucking punches were censored.
I don't know what the fuck went through the heads of these people, even more so considering that these people must have grown in 90s, hence you'd expect to actually be used to violent cartoons.
The whole channel went to shit, really.
Nothing good runs there anymore, only whitetrash tv(thats's the closest that I can get to the term that Germans use for it).
German TV as a whole has become utter shit.
Nothing but propaganda, trashy TV series.
The only thing that works in Germany is the mass marketed US stuff. Stuff that is already marketed and readily dubbed and licensed by the americans (Hollywood).
No UK stuff, and anything else that requires some effort.
Anime never had a chance in the world of lazy TV companies.
Ah the good old days when they used proffesionals on Anime with good and recognizable voices.
Yeah the french went with heavy liberties with their anime. They tried making stuff like City Hunter kid friendly thorugh strange dubbing and wierd dialouge where nothing that happened on screen matched what they were saying.