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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Detective Pikachu
Let's take a look at the various trailers being released in Japan to promote Detective Pikachu.
The Japanese version of the first teaser was published online on November 29th, 2018. The trailer is the same as the first English trailer trailer with Japanese subtitles.
The Mr. Mime scene at the end of the trailer showcases how the Japanese subtitles tackle a tricky localization moment:
What you see above happens quite commonly with subtitled Hollywood films in Japan; a lot of the information crammed in the original English dialogue gets greatly condensed (or removed altogether) to help the Japanese subtitles flow more naturally. It is said that the typical viewer can read about four Japanese characters per one second and so subtitles are often made to be as brief and simple as possible. Here, Pikachu's "my problem is that I push people away..." gag is cut altogether because accurately translating Ryan Reynold's rapid paced dialogue into Japanese would be verbose, confusing, and require the subtitles to flash by at a much faster rate. Same thing with Pikachu's "...or mime" and "bad cop / good cop" gags.
We're also given a 90 second version of the trailer.
...as well as a 30 second version.
Additional trailers were posted on March 20th, 2019.
Here's the long web promo:
Here's the 90 second version of that trailer:
And the 30 second version:
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