JBI Studios' Blog on Voice-Over, Dubbing, and Multimedia Localization.

April 15, 2020
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Spain: A Dubbing Country

Spain is a country that has a strong dubbing culture much like Italy. In Spain, most American TV shows and films are dubbed into Castilian Spanish, […]
March 25, 2020
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Seiyuu: the Artists of Japanese Dubbing

Seiyuu or seiyu (声優) is a Japanese term used for Japanese voice actors and actresses. It is a robust industry in Japan that produces a large […]
February 19, 2020
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Linguistic Differences Between Japanese and English

Japanese localization, whether it’s providing subtitles or voice-over/dubbing in Japanese, can be a particularly challenging as well as a rewarding process. Japan is about the size […]
February 12, 2020
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Differences Between European French vs Canadian French

We discussed in a previous blog why it is crucial to know the different regions you want to target when localizing into French for your business. […]
January 29, 2020
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The Japanese and Korean Languages: Similarities and Differences

With the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo this year, we will be having at least one Japanese themed blog post each month leading up to the games. […]
January 2, 2020
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The Difference Between Latin American Spanish and Castilian Spanish (Spain)

Happy New Year! As the first blog of 2020, we will explore one of the most common questions we receive as a localization studio: what is […]
December 12, 2019
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Japanese Animation: A Brief History and Tips for Dubbing Anime

Anime, also known as Japanese animation, is a major cultural export from Japan that has had and continues to have a strong international influence. From Astro […]
November 27, 2019
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Localization for the Holidays

The holidays are here! In the U.S. we will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend time with loved ones and enjoy good […]
July 31, 2019
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Why Does Japanese Use Chinese Characters (Kanji)?

With the popularity of Japanese anime, manga, and pop culture, there has been a rise in Japanese language learners internationally. For these learners, one of the […]