First off, I apologize if this has already been brought up before; but with my new and improved "fast as molasses" dial-up connection, I don't feel like slogging through all of these threads looking for it.

Anyhoo, I recently bought the anime classic Akira on DVD. However, someone has been screwing with all my favorite films and this one seems to be the latest victim. Mainly, all the English language voices are completely different. Understandable since the cover did mention "New English Dialogue;" but what I wasn't prepared for was for the entire script of the movie to be rewritten. I don't think a single line from the original VHS release has survived onto this version!

Sooooo, my question is.......What the hell is going on? Is this a more accurate tranlation of the original Japanese dialogue or is Katsuhiro Otomo just the latest member of the Revisionist Revolution that has been molesting my childhood memories?

I feel like such a dirty trollip.