I stopped by Best Buy and Big Lots today and picked up some cheap anime DVDs. I got Volumes 3 and 6 of Madlax and Chrono Crusade Vol. 5 at BB; from Big Lots, I bought the first four volumes of Kaze no Yojimbo along with Digimon the Movie. Those four Yojimbo discs cover 17 episodes in a series comprised of 25 so I don’t have an excuse for giving up halfway through. Nows I gots to find the time to watch that 425 minutes of adapted-from-a-Kurosawa-film animation and maybe watch the actual movie before starting the series.
Upon seeing that Digimon The Movie had only English audio reminded me of how this “movie” was actually put together from three Japanese movies: Digimon Adventures, Our War Games, and The Golden Digimentals. Some of the American songs that were put in it included “All Star”, “One Week” and “Funk Soul Brother”. Shudder.
There is no “uncut”/Japanese audio version of Digimon anything on DVD in the United States. I don’t mind the name changes to the characters (e.g. Daisuke to Davis) but what I really want is to hear the original Japanese voices without having to look on YouTube or digging out some old fansubs of the other movies. I’m only asking for the first two seasons and maybe the third to be released in box sets or something. After that, don’t bother because it got kind of weird with kids evolving into Digimon themselves in Digimon Frontier (season four). Also, I wasn’t particularly driven to check out Digimon Savers (season five). *sigh* I’m not going to hold my breath though.