12415Re: [conan] An alarming note hinting that Case Closed would be a bit kiddified
- Apr 7, 2005--- Samuel Curtis <conanchristie@...> wrote:
> Hw was misled. No change for Gin and Vodka.Actually I had heard that their names were changed in
VIz's manga. I can say however that in the anime that
Gin & Vodka kept their names. But I'm not sure since I
haven't been collecting the manga so far, I'm trying
to finish up some other series first.
But in the States there is strict censorship when it
comes to kids and alcohol. Even in advertisement
cannot be within so many feet of a school, that
"cartoon" characters/mascots can't be used by
companies as part of their ad campaign...
I'm not sure specifically how it affects things, but
there would be enough parents if not the government
throwing a snit if they had alcohol referenced names
in a "kids show." Animation in the U.S. still has that
concept "oh it's for kids" and only a few series are
beginning to break away from this narrow-minded
notion. It's going to take a while to filter down.
I always thought when I first heard the series had
been picked up that if the names of Gin & Vodka had to
be changed that something like Jack & Daniel would
work. At least it's a normal innocous name... BUT
there's still the alcoholic reference :P
But name changes aren't as simple as we think
sometimes, it often times does with legal reasons
(copyright, censorship laws and regulations, etc), and
what the parent companies wants. Sometiems you ahve
Japanese companies dictating to the companies over
here *WHAT* they want the name to be. Several industry
reps have mentioned this trough the years at various
panels at anime conventions.
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