If you've already been to see the Mario Movie a dozen times and are looking for a fresh way to enjoy this animated movie, read on... Illumination and Nintendo have announced there'll be special screenings in Japanese from 28th April. These special US and Canada screenings line up with the film's release date in Japan.
GoNintendo points out how these screenings will apparently be "Japanese without English subtitles" but it could also be on a case-by-case basis, depending on the cinema.
Miyamoto has also revealed how the Japanese version of the movie isn't a standard translation of the US release. It's actually been handled by Nintendo to create a more engaging experience for the company's home audience (translated by Robert Sephazon via VGC).
Would you be interested in watching this movie in Japanese? Leave a comment below.
Aww nothing near me sadly but that is really cool of an idea.
Well, this is great considering that the Mario Movie is simultaneously a US film and a Japanese anime film.
Nintendo is Japanese and Toho coproduced this film.
Maybe they can even advertise the film as being "From the producers of Your Name. and Weathering With You" as those are two of Toho's most famous anime films.
That comment about the translation makes me imagine that the Japanese script might be a lot more straightforward and less intentionally comedic compared to the English version. Kind of like how it happens with the Mario RPGs.
Definitely interested! But I don’t see how the Bowser voice actor could top Jack Black. Maybe they’ll cut the jazz pianist scenes? 😅
I may just import the blu ray from Japan so I can hear their dub. I’m sure it will have English on it, too.
I'd definitely check out a Japanese language version, especially if it replaces the (mercifully few) western pop songs smattered throughout with actual Mario themes
My ass spending $30 to watch the Mario Movie in Japanese knowing damn well I won't understand a thing.
I have seen it so many times now anyway that I will be able to do the translation from Japanese for everyone...I could probably voice each characters part myself from memory hahaha
Especially toad obv ''we're going on an adventure...woooo!''
A great way for Japanese immigrants to enjoy the movie in their native language. It's cool Nintendo providing them with that option.
I'll probably try watching it as well with my JP friends especially since Mamoru Miyano is voicing Mario, though I'm not familiar with the other JP voice cast.
Makes sense those are mostly west coast areas with higher japanese/bilingual populations.
@Hydra_Spectre Or possibly Godzilla? That’s probably Toho’s most famous property worldwide
I still haven't seen the movie.
Unfortunately near my city here in Italy it wasn't available even in English, how I wish I could already rewatch it in both English and Japanese instead of having to wait for the DVDs to come out!
If I could watch it in Japanese with subs, I'd probably actually go see it. As it stands now (and regardless of how good any of the English voices are), I'm not going to go see it to listen to recognizable mainstream actors and actresses.
@roboshort In Asia (particularly China), Your Name. alone has eclipsed Godzilla's popularity, let alone the other Makoto Shinkai films.
But Godzilla still remains really popular, and in the West, Godzilla is still more popular than Makoto Shinkai's films.
Kind of cool, but no subtitles? I can see some angry customers and parents complaining without having this knowledge ahead of time. Hopefully they will drive that home telling folks multiple times to make sure that they know what they are buying.
meanwhile people here in Japan are trying to figure out where they can see it in English lol.
Would have been very cool to have subtitles just like watching anime in sub however I think the main reason they're doing these screenings is for those that know the Japanese language. It's a nice gesture for them.
by "anime in sub", you mean watching 'japanese cartoons with english subtitles'?
Not available where I am I wanted to watch it in Japanese:(
What about Texas?
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