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Why do they never translate/sub/dub the opening song in JRPG's and such?

#1Justice98405Posted 7/17/2013 2:09:30 PM
I've noticed this recently. There's always that opening song, and it's usually your usual J-pop stuff, and there's always lyrics, and they're NEVER translated, they don't even both to give is a subtitle at the bottom with a translation of what the hell they're singing about. Localizations always dropping the ball.

I assume they don't think we care, or they just don't see it as worth their time? That's stupid. You localized the game, you translated all the text in the game, sometimes you redo voices in English, but that opening song, NOPE! THAT'S staying as is!!!! LOL.

Anyone else find this both stupid and annoyingly funny at the same time?
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#2toadiemanPosted 7/17/2013 2:11:07 PM
I really don't care.
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#3peter_888Posted 7/17/2013 2:12:16 PM
well Graces and Vesperia opening had english lyrics on them.

though that might be because the singer for the actual songs had an english version of the song that the game uses.
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#4Paragon-57Posted 7/17/2013 2:12:53 PM
Same as Anime... I really don't have a problem with it, to be honest.
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#5Nagisa_ShinjuPosted 7/17/2013 2:36:35 PM
IMO, Japanese songs sound nice in Japanese. Directly translate the song into English and everything goes downhill.
#6plasticman13Posted 7/17/2013 3:27:54 PM
Because then you end up with songs like "My hands" in FFXIII.
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#7Godly_GoofPosted 7/17/2013 3:38:24 PM
Do what I did.
Learn Japanese, problem solved.
Though to be fair you REALLY shouldn't care. None of its important and their are songs I was much happier not knowing the translations for since I always thought they sounded awesome, and then when you understand the words it's like .... Uggghhhh just not the same sometimes...
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#8SigmaHacielPosted 7/17/2013 3:48:09 PM
-Thinks of Attack On Titan's opening song being in English-


-Heinously kills every human in a 10-mile radius-

Because NO.
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#9angry_cowtipperPosted 7/17/2013 3:57:05 PM
Even if the words were in English, it would still be nonsense.
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#10zyrax2301Posted 7/17/2013 3:59:09 PM
They do sometimes.

Why? Because **** you is why.