Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:16 am

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MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:Godzilla did? Huh I guess Zone just put him out of his misery.


Yep! Gigan fled Godzilla again, only to be immediately called by the Garogas to fight Zone without even being repaired. As you can expect, he didn't last long as a result.

Poor Gigan, he was only two days from retirement :lol: :gigan:
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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby WeegeeZilla » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:19 am

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:
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MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:Godzilla did? Huh I guess Zone just put him out of his misery.


Yep! Gigan fled Godzilla again, only to be immediately called by the Garogas to fight Zone without even being repaired. As you can expect, he didn't last long as a result.

Poor Gigan, he was only two days from retirement :lol: :gigan:



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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby Birdman » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:31 am

So by pure accident, I discovered a move of Zone Fighter's not listed in his TK bio: the Meteor Knife Chop.
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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby Birdman » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:02 am

GENTLEMEN

Finally, after many weeks of research, I have complied a list for an updated bio for Zone Fighter.
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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby Ivo-goji » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:45 am

"Complied"?
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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby Zarm » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:01 am

It was being held for ransom under very strict terms. Birdman complied, and has now been able to secure its release. :)
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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby Birdman » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:58 am

It was held hostage by Wikipedia.jp.
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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby Zarm » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:45 pm

So, this appears to be the closest to a ZF series discussion thread?

Anyone that was interested in an English subtitled version should maybe shoot me a p.m.; I may have some news tomorrow...

Added in 2 days 3 hours 8 minutes 10 seconds:
Well, I'm going to hope that the interest level is higher than responses indicated and throw this out there anyway... I’ve started a crowdfunding project! My first time, so we’ll see how I goes… but, inspired by the main-site recaps, I think it’s long-past time that Zone Fighter be understandable to English audiences. I’d really appreciate if you’d check it out, share it with any other kaiju communities you may be a part of- anything you could do to help spread the word!

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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby MaxRebo320 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:48 pm

Zarm wrote:Well, I'm going to hope that the interest level is higher than responses indicated and throw this out there anyway... I’ve started a crowdfunding project! My first time, so we’ll see how I goes… but, inspired by the main-site recaps, I think it’s long-past time that Zone Fighter be understandable to English audiences. I’d really appreciate if you’d check it out, share it with any other kaiju communities you may be a part of- anything you could do to help spread the word!

https://igg.me/at/zone-fighter

I wish you the best of luck, as for better or worse, that probably is the most rational way we'd see it subbed.

But there are a few things I would like to know/address, the first being just who the translator is and what some of his/her other work is like. A small sample would help determine just how "true" the translation is.

I should note that Hi no Tori Fansubs have started the show as a little secret project of sorts. However, they're only two episodes in (Having started in January of 2017), and knowing their usual speed, it'll probably be a looong time before it's completed by them.

In addition, I'd be very cautious about the subtitles by "Team Zone Fighter", as that is actuality former Godzilla Youtuber/Ben Wagner Groupie and now alt-right pundit (Seriously) TylerPreston20, who's knowledge of the Japanese language is *ahem* questionable (Case in point, the lyrics to the intro of his subs are lifted directly from Sci-Fi Japan's translation of the song).

Anyways, godspeed. I'll certainly donate when I get paid and will spread the word.
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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby Zarm » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:29 pm

I was very excited that I'd be able to add some previously-unknown lore to Showa Godzilla when one of my translators returned a script indivating he was 'a royal monster', accordimg to one of the Zone Family... but it turned out this was just a slight over-correction on what he considered a clunky phrase; Godzilla is 'a monster of justice'. Interestingly, the song from Godzilla vs. Gigan (played during the final shot) uses the exact same phrase, so this seems to have been a fairly official titleof the era; perhaps akin to 'the caped crusader' being used more commonly for Batman during the 60s.

MaxRebo320 wrote:I should note that Hi no Tori Fansubs have started the show as a little secret project of sorts. However, they're only two episodes in (Having started in January of 2017), and knowing their usual speed, it'll probably be a looong time before it's completed by them.

In addition, I'd be very cautious about the subtitles by "Team Zone Fighter", as that is actuality former Godzilla Youtuber/Ben Wagner Groupie and now alt-right pundit (Seriously) TylerPreston20, who's knowledge of the Japanese language is *ahem* questionable (Case in point, the lyrics to the intro of his subs are lifted directly from Sci-Fi Japan's translation of the song).


Your latter paragraph turned out quite prophetic; these have all been re-translated now.

And Hi no Tori proved helpful to a point, then dropped off the face of the planet for four months. I think their project is a bit stalled, but they have six mostly-finished scripts and about three scripts of the same sort of dubious, revision-needed quality as Team ZoneFighter's. :)
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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby Zarm » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:19 am

Well, for my money, the coolest Terror-beast in the series ended up being Garoborg and Balgaras, the strongest potentially Moguranda, and the weakeast either Shipdraw or Kabutogira.

Some uninspired designs here- but some pretty interesting stuff in there, too!
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Re: Monster Discussion #35: Zone Fighter

Postby Living Corpse » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:19 am

I'm still pissed Zone Fighter was planned for the recent PS3/PS4 game but wasn't added in. Hopefully he gets in the next Godzilla game. Honestly if I wasn't still in my "Godzilla is serious, ignore the goofy stuff of the past" phase in my teenage years, I would have asked Mr Strange if he could get him in one of the Pipeworks games.
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