sure! Um, all the stuff on this is made by me unfortunately. I am adventuresofcomicbookgirl on tumblr, you can contact be through PM for greater crediting.
okay i’ll see if i can think of sumthin!
ok then posting this because i never did
I think it’s pretty awful, but I imagine the not caring is because it was a commercial failure re: DVD sales. The Japenese sub disks sold so much better, it pretty much showed up the censored version all on its own.
As a dub, it’s an example of pretty much everything awful. I tried to watch a scene and the voice acting was just horrible, they rearranged and cut so many episodes for no reason.
Cutting out all the queer stuff is expected, but it’s even more ridiculous because queerness is SUCH a huge part of CCS, I’m sort of vaguely interested in how they even managed that. Tomoyo’s crush on Sakura drives so much of the conceit of the show, Syaoran’s crush on Yukito is like…central to all his early interactions with the main characters, and of course Touya and Yukito are a major plot point too. Sakura’s crush on her teacher could probably be swept away as admiration pretty easily, but otherwise.
I think just as infuriating is how unapologetically sexist the dubbers were. They thought a show headlining a girl hero couldn’t work even though it had obviously worked just fine in Japan. Taking one of the few shows all about a girl overcoming challenges and finding her power within her and actually just being more powerful while her love interest gladly becomes her backup and develops into someone who respects her and her skill- and saying “nope, that can’t be right, not enough focus on the guy, how can this sell in America obviously, lets make the guy the co-lead and make it so this girl hero doesn’t headline this show, we can’t let an icky girl be the focus, ugh that won’t sell”.
People go on about how Japanese media is so sexist compared to the bastion of progressiveness of American media, but you look at stuff like this and Japan could handle putting out a show headlining a positive girl hero and making money off it and America couldn’t. Woops.
Again, I appreciate specific ideas for what should be said, but I’m familiar enough with Ouran that I could probably do some on my own sometime. And thanks!