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Sam & Max in Japan?

posted by crashblast23 on - last edited - Viewed by 1.1K users

That would be interesting.

Though based on Japanese voice acting culture, I would imagine Max being voiced by a girl...

EDIT 1/13/10: Hey, since we all seem to have this much faith into this thing, how about we actually have everyone pitch-in and create a dub for the animated Sam & Max episode "Aaiiieee Robot"? I know it's a longshot, but I believe with a lot of teamwork and time we could absolutely do it! :D

For those that wanna join the project, simply post and state what you'll be doing to help out!

What we need:

*Japanese translators
*Japanese dub script writers
*Voice actors who can read and pronounce Hiragana fluently
*If possible, a copy of the episode "Aaiiieee Robot" with the sound effects, music and no voices (for dubbing)
*Other great people that think they can help out in some way

Q&A:

Q: Why Japanese?

A: Mostly because Japan's never heard of Sam & Max: Freelance Police and we want to let the country know about it. Not only that, we also actually have a surprisingly good amount of Japanese speakers right here in the Telltale forums, ready to do this project.


Q: Do I have to know Japanese in order to help out?

A: Absolutely not, if you think there's a Japanese-free way which you can help out on, feel welcome to do it.


Q: Who's idea was it to dub "Aiiieee Robot"?

A: Steve Purcell himself! Nah, not really... But out of ALL his 18 posts in the entire time he's been in the Telltale forums, he posted the link to the episode in this topic. Giving us the idea of dubbing that episode.


Q: When can we expect the whole dubbed episode to be ready?

A: In a long while. At least more than 6 months I think. We gotta recruit members, write a script, record voices, edit the episode, etc.

Okay, that's it! I really hope we can get this whole thing through. If we do, that will be an amazing achievement to the Sam & Max fan community! I'll try helping out by doing various things when needed. I'll mostly be supervising the topic and respond to questions about the project though.

がんばって!(good luck!)

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  • current project members:

    crashblast23: Various/Supervisor
    divisionten: Voice actor/Script writer
    Fly: Sound effects
    Scrander: Script writer
    Remolay: Possible voice actor

  • Okay, so I guess we'll take the first step into this project, scriptwriting.

    We'll start with the first scene of the episode of course (0:00 to 0:45):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L37DKgeletw

    English Script (this isn't a 100% accurate transcript from the episode, just a basic script to translate with):

    News Reporter: We interrupt this program to bring you a life-breaking development. A giant meteor is on a direct path with earth. Citizen's are urged to remain calm and take all the necessary precautions one would expect to take in the upcoming moments before the chaotic impact of an uncontrollable meteor.

    *Robot Max walks through the city*

    City people: Huh?; Wow...; What is it?;

    *Robot Max at the White House*

    Max: *on the mic* Fear not good citizens! The Mega Max 3000 is here to serve and protect! *off the mic* While causing millions of extreme property damage.

    Sam: And to think our guidance counselor wanted us to do a career in auto detailing.

    *Opening*

    Now we'll translate this scene into Japanese for the voice actors. Here's the basic script format when translating:

    "Japanese script in Hiragana/Furigana"
    (Original English script)
    (Japanese script translated into English)

  • @crashblast23 said: Though based on Japanese voice acting culture, I would imagine Max being voiced by a girl...

    As soon as I read that I imagined Max sounding like a Tachikoma from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. That's so god damn adorable I'd probably play through all three seasons in Japanese even if I had no idea what anyone was saying :D

  • don't worry, I'll just keep bumping this every now and then so it won't die.

  • Awww come on guys, I know we're all busy with life, but I'm not forcing everyone here to check in everyday and focus so much on this. Just at least bump this topic with ideas every now and then or something.... :\

  • I belive Sam and Max will be so welcome in Japan.
    Specially for merchandasing! I been waiting to Sam and Max's dolls and pushlies to hug!!

  • I know I should stop bumping by now, but I'll just keep doing this until everyone has a lot of free time...

  • @Falanca said: I start to think they're also bored from "hot anime chick shows major pantyshot in appropriate times and gets embarassed" and "fat people trying to squeeze in narrow openings on walls that move to them before the wall pushes them to a pool" types of humor.

    Some of the many reasons why I'm not a fan of anime. Just give me Tex Avery and Looney Tunes and I'm good.

  • @Woodsyblue said: As soon as I read that I imagined Max sounding like a Tachikoma from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. That's so god damn adorable I'd probably play through all three seasons in Japanese even if I had no idea what anyone was saying :D

    Oh, seasons of the video game? They were talking about dubbing the cartoon series though and it only had one season. Nice idea though if TellTale wants to release the games in Japan.

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