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    Re: Anime Fans in Malaysia

    The translations aren't that bad, language-wise. In fact, I think the Malay translations are more accurate than the English ones. What's awful is the voices. In the same way people don't like English-dubbed anime because the characters sound horribly unnatural, people don't like the Malay used in anime because it's not exactly what you'd call colloquial Malay. And no, it's not true that people look down on anime fans. What people look down on is, IMO, the level of obsession some fans have, and the way they can't stop talking about anime (like, don't they have anything better to talk about???), and not so much anime in particular. There are plenty of anime fans here who are over 30... granted, they don't watch much anime (due to work and all) but they can still be regarded as fans, except to a lesser extent. In fact, it's the 20+ and 30+ year olds who are the more avid cosplayers.

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    Re: Anime Fans in Malaysia

    Yup! What blue_rebel said is actually true. There are situations like that in the West Coast of Malaysia. But the situation is different in the east region of Malaysi. Well, I AM looked down in my school because of that. Well, coserning the quality of the translated version of anime or manga, I think it IS easier to translate Japanese into Chinese (e.g Hokage of Naruto, see the text written at the hat of the Hokage, it is actually the same in Chinese).

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    Re: Anime Fans in Malaysia

    Anime are still not that popular especially for Malaysian cause of the way they think..

    1. They think anime are for kids.
    2. Its a waste of time watching cartoon, lets watch drama.
    3. I don't have time to watch anime....
    4. Lets play football instead of watch anime.
    5. Hmm... play games much more fun.

    There are also reasons why Malaysian always seen anime as a cartoon
    BECAUSE OUR LOCAL TV always show us kids stuff. and just recently ANIMAX came to us apparently we have to paid for it and WE REALLY DON't want to waste any money to watch cartoon right?

    And for those who want to enjoy anime to MAXIMUM they have to buy IT at LOCAL store OR download it. But you know teenage don't have money for it right.................... as for me i also think that its better to borrow from my friend's VCD or DVD that they have buy or download..

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    Re: Anime Fans in Malaysia

    Quote Originally Posted by rush_aztech View Post
    Malaysians think anime are for kids.
    Not too true anymore, plenty of people over 20 and 30 watch anime. Even my dad watches Miyazaki's films, and he thinks GTO is a riot.

    It's a waste of time watching cartoon, lets watch drama.
    Okay, this is only half-true. Not everyone prefers dramas to cartoons, and if anime can be downloaded, why the fuss?

    I don't have time to watch anime....
    Bah. I don't know anyone who could possibly be that busy. And (see above) anime is downloadable. You can watch it anytime.

    Lets play football instead of watch anime.
    Anime 24/7, feasible. But football 24/7? Nahhhh.

    Hmm... play games much more fun.
    What games are you talking about??? Taboo? Come to think of it, I'd put off watching an episode of Ouran to play a round of Taboo... but gee, I don't think many other people are as obsessed as me with Taboo.

    There are also reasons why Malaysian always seen anime as a cartoon BECAUSE OUR LOCAL TV always show us kids stuff. and just recently ANIMAX came to us apparently we have to paid for it and WE REALLY DON't want to waste any money to watch cartoon right?
    Just tell me who doesn't pay money to watch the telly?

    And for those who want to enjoy anime to MAXIMUM they have to buy IT at LOCAL store OR download it. But you know teenage don't have money for it right........... as for me i also think that its better to borrow from my friend's VCD or DVD that they have buy or download..
    So what's the fuss? Downloading is cheap, period. We have Streamyx, and we get a super-fast connection for a dirt-cheap flat rate... in short, everyone has the means to download anime, so I wouldn't exactly call it inaccessible (because that's what it sounds like you're implying)... so if Malaysians can download anime, then we can "enjoy it to the max".

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    Re: Anime Fans in Malaysia

    Aw~ Come on~ The population of Otakus in Malaysia are increasing~
    As a local did anyone of you read the newspapers? There's even a section meant for anime/manga reviews and art gallery~
    What more? Cosplay parties too~

    I won't deny the fact of some Malaysians who take anime as mere-cartoons...
    Don't put us anime fans too down okee?
    By the way, you dont have to have many anime fans to claim popularity. As long as any dick, tom or Harry at least heard about anime... it's consider popular or if not how do they know then? ^^lll

    anyway, I won't say more. I'm sure other countries are just as fond as us when it comes to anime~ ^_^ baa~


    p/s.. Games... Final Fantasy is a famous game that even non-anime fans recognize it and perhaps love it! FF can be consider anime category~! XD

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    Errrrr... I wouldn't put Final Fantasy in the "anime" category. But it's not wrong to say that most Final Fantasy fans are anime fans. And hey, you don't have to have watched more than 50 different titles just to be labeled a fan. Aya's right to an extent - if everyone's heard of something and acknowledges it (and knows a little about it) then that something can be considered popular. I mean, George Bush is a popular guy, but I don't think you'll find too many people in Malaysia who'll fawn over him.

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    Re: Anime Fans in Malaysia

    Oh ya! I just remembered the news once that a newspaper reffered ALL ANIME as hentai (I just found out the truth about this word on wiki.)! If there are people from Malaysia like blue_rebel , and read the mag. called GEMPAK, you will probably know what I mean. (Note: the mag. also got the cut out of the so mentioned newspaper) One thing blue_rebel's wrong about is the streamyx stuff.. well I have to admit that streamyx IS indeed cheap (RM 88 a month ) but the connection can be affected by geographical (where you live, like me the connection speed is terrible here) and weather factors (In Sabah we refer connections that are sensitive to factor above as 'moody connections', mine is called the 'weather forecaster', coz the router/modem's light flashes like a disco light when ever there is a rain coming in about 10~30mins. , amazing huh?) And its sad to say its true that our local TV shows us kid stuff e.g: Doraemon, Crayon Sin Chan and more . . . Dispite the fact that anime can be downloaded (which I discovered after I joined AO), some people here (in Sabah) think of it as piracy, and for some who don't mind, face the problem of finding the anime download (like me).

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    Re: Anime Fans in Malaysia

    Come to think about it... Why do some people dub DragonBall and Sailormoon as childish programs?
    DragonBall is VIOLENT (come on.. a group of men can destroy a planet and minch meat people) and Sailormoon contains NUDITY. (x_x)
    What's so childish about that? Even Doraemon contains nudity. *Shizuka naked at tiimes~!*
    Silly... ^^lll I don't find it childish at all~
    baa~

    And as for all anime are HENTAI?
    R-u-b-b-i-s-h~!
    Like the western shows are any different.
    Explain to me about all the skimpy clothes dressed by the teenagers and boobs falling out from their transparent blouse. (T_T)
    I learned slutty/porn stuffs from Western shows before I totally indulged in the world filled with anime!
    Almost every Western movie has at least the a scene someone having sex or doing something 'hentai'.
    baa! >_<

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