Alternate Covers and General Weirdness

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Alternate Covers and General Weirdness

Post by Tora » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:39 am

From Mako on the Old GB. But thought of bringing it to here just so we can discuss.

Post the wierd, unique, alternate covers of Takahashi's work here!

Mako, feel free to post the images here again. ^_^


I show the official DVD covers of one edition of the Swedish dub of GNG and one box of GDW by Alice Engström (her dA gallery)

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Re: Alternate Covers and General Weirdness

Post by Digsu » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:43 pm

There's this Finnish VHS tape whose cover is such a masterpiece I already tore it a new one in the LOTPW some time ago.
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I could talk infinitely about the glorious trainwreck that are the back cover blurbs of the Finnish (and other Scandinavian) GNG VHSes, so let me instead count the ways how the front cover here is a mess:

-Cover image is a screencap from episode 1. This is part two of the VHS series and thus doesn't even include that episode. Also I'm pretty sure that's the shot of Fuji that was twisted into the mangled horror the Danish VHS and DVD covers have.
-Notice the conspicuous absence of the main character. Instead here's a random shot of his temporary owner and barely-seen mother.
-"KIDS' Favorite" in the upper left corner. I don't think I even need to add anything to that.
-The logo itself is the blandest thing I've ever seen. It's literally just a generic font on a gray background.
-The formatting of the logo is outright bizarre. It looks like it's written "Hopea Nuoli", which is grammatically incorrect, instead of "Hopeanuoli" (yes, compound words are serious business dammit when it comes to Finnish), and the dash between the title and the number of the VHS makes no sense.
Then there's the uncut Scandinavian boxset cover.

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Daisuke takes up roughly half the cover, despite only being relevant for like six episodes, Akakabuto is missing the wrong eye, and, in what I like to call Scandinavian Gin is Hardcore, Gin himself has had his eyes photoshopped to be more angry. Very crudely.

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You can even see the smudges on his forehead spots!



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Re: Alternate Covers and General Weirdness

Post by Regnant » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:53 pm

Let's never let these Danish covers die

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Post by Tora » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:06 pm

Never forget the Danish covers XD
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Post by Wolpard » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:25 pm

I love how Akakabuto looks like he's a friendly sidekick in the Danish covers. He just looks so friendly in the 4th one.

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Re: Alternate Covers and General Weirdness

Post by Gingastar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:58 am

Regnant wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:53 pm
Let's never let these Danish covers die

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Like I said on the old board, the 4th cover looks like a happy family photo xD

Daisuke holding puppy Gin, who looks like a blob XD And Akakabuto constantly has pointy dog ears!

Also I hate that that same vector of Gin is on every cover xD
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Post by Mako » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:58 am

In the one with snowmobile Daisuke, Gin looks like a chipmunk.
Still holding onto Gav, he unlocked the passenger side door and unceremoniously dumped him into the seat. “Buckle up, skippy.”

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Post by Regnant » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:06 pm

Rainbow Thai bootlegs are strangely pretty~
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And the best of all:
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Re: Alternate Covers and General Weirdness

Post by Digsu » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:14 pm

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I can't believe it, we finally have a worse color scheme for Kaibutsu than the horrendous figure version.

Also magenta Kagetora :FLY:



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Re: Alternate Covers and General Weirdness

Post by Tora » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:14 pm

Regnant wrote:
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Rainbow Thai bootlegs are strangely pretty~
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What's up with Kaibutsu's mane? XD
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Post by Regnant » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:36 pm

Redhead Kaibutsu!
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Post by Mako » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:37 pm

Pennywise Hair P4 is now canon.
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Post by Wolpard » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:49 pm

Oh man those Thai covers look really cool. Looks kinda like toned down Lisa Frank art.

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Post by Hyzenthlay Rose » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:27 am

Redhead Kaibutsu is best Kaibutsu
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red Kagetora is best Kagetora xD
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Post by Mako » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:19 pm

Those Thai covers are pretty nice, even if they look like my Lisa Frank folders from elementary school.
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Re: Alternate Covers and General Weirdness

Post by Shining Sirius » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:09 pm

Definitely not as bad as some others on this list, but here's the classic bootleg Chinese/English DVD shamelessly re-uploaded from the Fake/Unofficial Items thread:
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As a side note; at least they put some effort into those Thai bootlegs. The Nagareboshi Gin/Densetsu Weed ones are actually quite pretty.
Not sure exactly what they were trying to achieve with the Gamu cover... looks like something you would find on DeviantART, having been recoloured/vandalised by an 8 year old.
What the everlasting hell is going on with that dinosaur cover? Is that supposed to be of Yamato but 'suddenly, dinosaur for tha kyddies'? :derpgin:
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Re: Alternate Covers and General Weirdness

Post by methpring » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:39 pm

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What the everlasting hell is going on with that dinosaur cover? Is that supposed to be of Yamato but 'suddenly, dinosaur for tha kyddies'? :derpgin:
That is Otoko no Tabidachi, and yes, there are dinosaurs in it. That manga is crazy.
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Re: Alternate Covers and General Weirdness

Post by Shining Sirius » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:07 pm

methpring wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:39 pm
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:09 pm
What the everlasting hell is going on with that dinosaur cover? Is that supposed to be of Yamato but 'suddenly, dinosaur for tha kyddies'? :derpgin:
That is Otoko no Tabidachi, and yes, there are dinosaurs in it. That manga is crazy.
Woah, seriously? Then pardon my error. XD And here I thought that Kacchuu no Senshi Gamu was a bit of an... eccentric story. Thank you for letting me know.
I read your volume summaries on the Otoko no Tabidachi thread too and I cannot deny that I am now... curious about said manga, to say the least. :surprisegin:
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Re: Alternate Covers and General Weirdness

Post by Wolpard » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:27 pm

methpring wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:39 pm
That is Otoko no Tabidachi, and yes, there are dinosaurs in it. That manga is crazy.
DINOSAURS you say? NOW im curious.

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