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    Too much text in fansubs

    I've been getting annoyed lately with how fansubbers deal with songs in anime. Intros/outros tend to have awesome visuals and most fansub groups like to clutter it up with english translations of the songs, plus the original Japanese words. Some even put Japanese romanji, japanese characters, and english translation. I can understand the english translations, but if I could read Japanese I wouldn't be bothering with a fansub in the first place. Does anybody else think they should nix the Japanese lyrics and just put the translations? It's their perogative to do it they way they like, but I can still complain can't I? If I had my way there would be no translation of the lyrics either, but I'm willing to compromise. Please tell any stories where you found both the lyrics in japanese and english to come in handy.
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    well for me, by now I have no problem with it...it's as if when I look at it it's not even there and it doesn't bother me at all...but it would seem sensible to only have the english translation and the romanji

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    I've never had both the english subtitles and romanji subtitles.
    But I usually like it when the fansubbers add extra bits of info during the anime (explaining something in the background or explaining something specificly Japanese that is not undersandable just by translating it).

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    yeah the explaining thing is okay, but if you seen bleech you will know what glaive is talking about

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    An episode of Gundam SEED Destiny I was watching the other day actually used those little notes to explain why a character was acting a certain way, like the audience was incapable of figuring out on their own. I found that to be condescending.
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    In a way the japanese has always been condescending to us
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    Yes, but it was the fansubbers doing it. I'm going to assume they aren't Japanese.
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    I completly agree... watching the Gravitation fansubs was pure hell when it came to the songs. The version I watched had the english translation, the japanese translation plus the japanese kanji. It was silly, considering how they did it pretty much every time the two main songs in the series came on. (which are repeated at least 5 times each) After seeing the subtitles the first two times, you'd think they would take them off the next three times... most of us would of memorised the words the first two times.

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