|Image via The Rockman EXE Zone|
A long-lost alternative English dub of the Rockman EXE anime has been recovered by our pal, MidniteW. Unlike VIZ Media's Mega Man NT Warrior dub, this rarely seen South-East Asia dub is far and away more faithful to its Japanese counterpart.
According to MidniteW, the SEA dub (recorded and distributed independently by Voiceovers Unlimited) is heavily based on the original Japanese script, going so far as to use the original Japanese names for characters (Rockman instead of Mega Man, Netto instead of Lan, for example). What's more, it even features the anime's original soundtrack that was replaced in NT Warrior! Pretty cool, right? Well it gets better. The SEA dub also includes whole episodes NT Warrior skipped over AND doesn't cut or censor a single thing (no "laser bread stick swords" here).
You can check out all these differences and more after the jump!
(Note: you may need to turn up your volume!)
If it wasn't deviant enough, the SEA dub is pretty hard to come by thanks to a very limited distribution model in the region. However, we can rest easy that it's in good and capable hands! .It came in..... something I’ve been looking for a while....— Wira (@MidniteW) July 3, 2019
The rare alternate Rockman EXE English dub!!!! pic.twitter.com/lxz8GKbAbUAlt English dub: And we have the episodes they skipped over.— Wira (@MidniteW) July 3, 2019
Me: very cool
Alt English dub: We also got the AKI episode.
Alt English dub: It also doesn’t play Begin the Try at the end.
Me: this deal is getting worse all the time pic.twitter.com/s96EBOddi3World three pic.twitter.com/qBHY4Lz8t1— Wira (@MidniteW) July 3, 2019In addition to censorship (which was the least of its worries), it changed dialogue in entire scenes, added extra dialogue that weren’t in the original, and the original soundtrack was entirely replaced. They also cut scenes to fit the run time, even rearrange them.— Wira (@MidniteW) July 3, 2019
Image source: The Rockman EXE Zone