It depends, I think there's more artistic license with dubs so a talented team can still produce an excellent "exquisite corpse" from the source material, even if it is not culturally accurate. Robotech versus Macross is probably one of the better examples of this, since you had Carl Macek stitch together divergent material and infuse it with a Spice-like substance to provide narrative cohesion.
Another thing is that the subs don't always come across well when done by different teams, for instance when I saw the fan subs of Casshan vs the official release there was some name changes to Braiking Boss and other small things, like considering the robots a triad or gang instead of an army. That could easily be a situation where a translator could step in and say, "Hmm, robo-gang seems to distract from the seriousness of this show, perhaps it would be better to fudge the source material in order to produce a more convincing product."
Fortunately with how the releases turned out, the Harmony Gold dub of the Casshan OVA served as a gateway for allowing me to understand the subbed earlier series. I guess the metaphor I would use is that it's like getting a restaurant quality hamburger, instead of waiting for that exclusive sirloin cuisine that may take another two decades to arrive.
Thank you very much for the request ^^
Ah, so you're more of an anime purist? That can add an extra challenge. I'll watch subs when there's no other material available, but sometimes all the reading will get to me for more lengthy series. I couldn't imagine sharing material like that with casuals, too many people in my local world fall asleep when I show movies. People in my age group and a little older seem like they're so low energy, that's probably one of the reasons I'm here.
Here's what I've been trying out:
1) Conventions that are linked up to a college or a university, at least some of the people attending belong to other clubs that meet more frequently.
2) If you look at some of the churches further out in the country or well-to-do areas, some will put on county fairs.
3) Here in Maryland we have a boardgame society known as GCOM, which meets up regularly at different locations and makes good neutral territory for a potential date / friendship.
I think the main challenge is finding people who want to do anything these days XD
It's pretty lonely here (and disappointing since 90 percent of the people here don't actually use this place as a dating site), so it's always nice to get a Friend Request. :)
Thanks for the warm welcome! ^__^!
It's my birthday!
That was what I originally got my profile pic from ^^
I'd like just have the Weather Channel on all day and I'd get really excited for the Local on the 8's lol.
Found a used game console.
One man's trash is another man's treasure ^^