- 21% Adventure
- 16% Drama
- 16% Action
- 11% Fantasy
- 11% Mystery
- 5% Comedy
- 21% Others
@PayForItPleb--First, telling anyone on this site to pay for whatever marks you as an idiot; ask the linkers what they think about that. Second, I was pointing out that some verystream links have weird-ass CODING going on, where if you can find a SUBTITLED link, it either won't download as such or won't play on Windows native players. Third, I could not disagree more about dubbing (it's not an acronym). My dad has a PhD in linguists, my mom an MEd in ESL, and I have a degree in military science with German; so I know a bit about language. I collect JRPGs and love Naruto anime, for which the English voice acting IS quite good, better than the original Japanese, I think. Some of the VAs are then like old friends.----For the science, I refer you to https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/why-do-japanese-people-talk-so-fast. In summation: English/Japanese--Information Density 0.91/0.49, Syllabic Rate 6.19/7.48, Information Rate 1.08/0.74. Japanese has the slowest, fastest, and slowest rates, respectively, of any major language studied. The Japanese language actually communicates information MORE SLOWLY than any of the others--four standard deviations away from the norm. English dubbing then HAS to be slower than in normal English speech. And whether one writes the Japanese in one of the kanas or kanji or even the IPA, Japanese subtitles will also be longer than the English ones. Either way, the English would have to stretch to sync writing or voicing with on-screen lip movement. Above all in any anime, I want to WATCH THE ANIMATION, and not have to keep looking down at the small type and back up to see the Japanese still being voiced. Finally, in Naruto, Sakura's (Kate Higgins') begging Sasuke not to leave her is heart-wrenching--not "sub-par", but superb acting.
THIS MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THOSE USING VERYSTREAM WITH SUBTITLES Tonia1 generously sent me verystream links for the 12 episodes of 7Seeds, but these are English subtitled, not dubbed. If you watch the subtitled versions on verystream, they're smooth; however, if you download using verysteam's button, the subtitles disappear. When I use a Firefox addon, I get TWO streams, one with and one without subtitles--sometimes; some of the DL streams have subtitles for a few words and that's it. And none of them have subtitles that work on Windows' native viewers; I had to use VLC. All of these have the disadvantage of having to listen to the Japanese voice actors having strokes (I know, different cultures--but some of the hysteria makes telenovelas seem calm). I did find English-dubbed versions at https://animehub.ac/watch/7-seeds-dub, but they are only 480x320. The upside is that some of these good American voice actors were on JRPGs in the genre's golden age.
I want to watch this series---but the earlier links are entirely Japanese, and the later links have very small English subtitles. I know there is a version dubbed in English because there is a reddit discusion about whether the dubbing was done in California or Texas. It's no use asking the spamming robots, so if any human can post or point to this dubbed-English version, gratitude and good karma.
There is scary-creepy and replulsive-creepy. In "NOS4A2" everything and everyone (even the frenetic heroine) is to some degree repulsive--and strangely boring. I haven't read Joe Hill's book, but I know him from "Locke and Key", so his work has to be better than this banal telling. Gay ZQ's performance as a child-sucker (so camp he might explode into rainbow confetti) and having two lesbians tastelessly indulge in an out-of-nowhere public box lunch at the Y make me wonder what the message is here: gay people are off-putting? If so, they're like everyone here, self-centered in a world that is just dreary--and not a bit scary. On tv this show follows the now-excellent "Fear the Walking Dead" and makes me long for a crossover where the walkers invade and shred every single person in "NOS4A2"; then John Dorie and June and company can drive off in the Wraith.