Now, if you read my last blog, you'll know of the abismal ammount of effort that was put into localizing/distributing the Bo-bobo manga in America. While the manga's failure was due in part of Viz Media not feeling like it was worth trying to begin with, the Anime is a much different story...
The english dub of the Bo-bobo anime began airing on Cartoon Network's Toonami block in 2007. Despite the fact quite a few gags were either changed or entirely cut due to children's TV regulations, the english dub (by Phuuz Entertainment) still did an excellent job at capturing the insane wacky humor of the original Japanese version. While it was still relatively unpopular in comparison to other anime airing on the Toonami block at the time, it gained a…Read more >
Ok. Uh... I haven't really introduced myself yet. So let's start with that. I'm RelativelySaneCultist (know also as That One) and I'd say I'm a pretty big fan of the Bo-bobo series... And, uh...
Alright, that's done!
Now for the actual blog. It's nothing special really, I've just been doing some research on the distribution of the Bo-bobo series in America (because why not). And, If you don't know much about it, well... How do I put this... It was TERRIBLE. Like, really really bad. "What was so bad about it?" You (probably) say? (maybe??)
Well, in late 2005, when the run of the original Bo-bobo manga in Japan's 'Weekly Shonen Jump' ended, Viz Media (a North American publishing company) released a one-shot style manga book. This book containe…Read more >