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Great performances from all. Enjoyed the acting and the singing. I went to Derby Dinner probably 30 years ago. I enjoyed my trip back. We've been going to Derby Dinner Playhouse for over 30 years. When we started going there it was truly "theatre in the round" and there wasn't a bad seat in the house. I was very disappointed on my recent trip to find that they've now started playing to the front of the house and if you're sitting on the side or heaven forbid in the back you'll be seeing the back of the actors.
All the main interaction between characters is at the front but disappointingly enough the chorus numbers are all facing front. In years past the chorus numbers were facing all sides of the house and the main interactions varied position on the stage.
The food is the same old, same old. Friend chicken buffet with carved turkey and ham they used to have prime rib. It would be nice if Derby Dinner would re-think how they orient their shows and go back to the old days of theater in the round. The plays seem to change every few weeks The food is typical for buffet food There was a wide choice of vegetables, expanded salad bar, carved ham and brisket along with fish and fried chicken for the meats.
Overall I think the price was reasonable for the quality of food and show Expect plenty of fun, for after all, this musical is so beguiling that even Disney felt the need to put it to film! Witch's curses, scavenger-like hunts through the woods, and the power of wishes are just a few of the wondrous moments that completely fill this magical stage.
It is recommended for ages 13 and up. Hesselman, in the role of the narrator is brilliant! He absolutely engages the audience and carries them along this multi-faceted tale.
Michael Luongo in the role of Jack is light-hearted and endearing, and Brooke Bauersfeld as Cinderella completely enraptures the crowd with her nearly mesmerizing control of the stage. And it would be remiss not to mention Sara King in what just may be her best Derby role to date! From her transformation from the cursed to the many splendoured siren in a red dress, King's ability to incite drama with each gesture is electrifying. Southern Fried Funeral was the best comedy show yet at the Derby.
They have changed fish which I think is much better. The footnotes were also very good at this show. The waiter and waitresses are great always with a smile. What a great evening out.
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The girl said yes. I ask her if i could have some. She walk me to where at. I been Giving the churches, clothes i could not wear or wanted, I was thanked for giving. The treatment that I received today warrants this email.
Today on one of my weekly visits to the Dollar General Store turned out to be one of my worst visits made to a franchise. The story is as follow: I entered Dollar General to pick up some of my favorite snacks.
After shopping for approximately 30 minutes, I checked out and proceeded to leave. After putting my bags in the car, I remembered that I needed a bag of ice. Because the ice container is locked at all times, I return to the store where there was no one in the front of the store.
I stood at the counter in full view of the manager, who was in the back of the store stocking the shelves. I proceed to get the money from my purse to purchased the ice. Since the manager did not proceed to the front of the store, i approached her and informed her that I wanted to purchase a bag of ice. I remain inside the store while she retreived the ice. She put the ice on a different counter from the opened cash out counter and proceed to wait on a customer that had walked up to the counter while she was getting my ice.
She did not ask if it was ok to wait on that customer before me. I waited until she completed the transaction, I ask her why she waited on that customer before checking me out. She claimed that the customer was next in line. But how could that be when she acknowledge me standing directly in front of the cash out counter directly in her view getting something from my purse.
I guest she saw the other lady through me! I had direct eyed contact and I walked directly down the isle to the back of the store to ask for service. This was not why really upset me the most. What really brothered me was that she did not apoligize for overlooking me and proceed to justified that she had to stock the store and wait on customers. If another employee was at the store, I never saw that person. She continue to explain that she did not know if I needed anything since I was just in the store making a purchase.
I then told her, as employee, because I was standing in front of the counter with no bags, she should have ask if I needed anything else. I told her that it was crazy to not have someone in front of the store. I ask here if she own the store? I cancelled my transaction for the ice, and returned the other items that I purchased earlier for a refund. There were other customers waiting to check out, so I told her to forget it and to wait on the other customers.
She claimed that I disrespected her. But I guess disrespecting the customers that makes it possible for her to be paid, does not matter. They have many great products at awesome prices. However, I think that you need to have more people working there, about people a shift. They usually only have one register open, and if there is a problem, the cashier has to call the manager or the manager on duty over, and that seems to take a good few minutes, especially when there is a long line.
And I often feel sorry for the cashiers. I can tell that they care about the customers because they hate when a mistake is made, or when things are held up, just as much as the customers do. In fact, when I went to the store sometime around 9: Even though they try not to show it, they look exhausted, overworked, and stressed out.
Plus, floor looks dirty, and some aisles have the carts with products on them blocking the way. That needs to be taken care of. DG store here in Harlingen, TX had a problem giving out receipts for four days said they had no tape. He over charged me for milk from the listed price on the door and said he has no control over milk because it comes from a vendor and I would have to pay the price that the comes up on the checkout.
All four woman running that were working in the store were once again clueless as to what to do. The fire dept is right across the street. They all debated if they should call the fire dept. I told them to turn of the automated door so the bees would not come inside they looked at each other and said they didnt know if they could do that. You can come here and read story after story of stupidity.
If you are looking for a job at DG it looks like they will hire anyone that is breathing ,. Bought a few Items.. The new sale flyer came out and there was a phone on there that I wanted too purchase. So I went too several Dollar General stores too purchase this phone and none of them had them in stock they said they were all out of them and I said to them on the first day of the sale that is impossible!!!! It even more of a challange for my friend who uses a mobility scooter to get around.
It is unimaginable that I would be treated with such disrespect and vulgarity while attempting to make a simple purchase at the Dollar General located at S. We encountered Theresa who identified herself as the Manager on duty. My sister in-law and I went to purchase some dial soap with valid manufacturer coupons that we downloaded and printed from the internet.
The couple ahead of us purchased approximately 20 bundles of dial soap using a combination of manufacture coupons and store coupons. The male store employee helping them was not able to use a few of the coupons and requested assistance from the female store employee.
Theresa became so frustrated with the couple ahead of us that they ended up leaving half of the soap products behind. When my sister-in-law and I got ready to purchase our products, the male employee behind the counter started to assist us. However, Theresa left the customer that she was dealing with and begin interjecting verbal assaults directed at my sister-in-law and me. Theresa approached us with a profane attitude because of the previous customers.
We told her not to take out her frustrations out on us. We informed Theresa that she was giving us a hard time for no reason, based on that she denied my sister-in-law and I service and told us to get out of the store. Everybody in the store was shocked that she dismissed us like that. We walked out but decided to go back in because there was no reason that we should have been refused service. As my sister-in-law started to video the encounter, she told us that we could not video the encounter and that she was calling the police.
Mind you if the store cameras work then we were being recorded too so why would we not be able to record as well. We said how stupid is that for you to want to call your general manager because people were using coupons be it manufacture or store coupons getting items discounted or free. She literally stopped checking out customers just to argue with us about coupons. Which by the way, takes NO money out of her pocket whether we get it for free or pay a discounted portion of the total cost.
But she continued to talk loud all over top of customers. Everyone was shocked that Theresa, who called herself a manager stopped helping the line that she was working, which had grown to about customers. This entire experience was extremely unprofessional, rude and embarrassing.
I cannot fathom that Dollar General, Inc. I walked into your store and it was like a sauna! They said that corporate controls the thermostat! I have been going to this store and others for years.
Well I should say HAD been going. I will never step foot in the door in that store again! I was in tonight at ten til Eleven. Now it was late I do understand. However the store states you close at eleven. I was going for medicine for my sick wife. Once again this is not the first time this has happened. Now I am aware that this store closes at eleven. I was there as a emergency run for my sick wife. I was rushing as fast as I could looking for the three items I needed as these two employees yelled back and forth to each other across the store, to make sure I could hear.
Now this is NOT the first time they have yelled at me or my wife or many other customers anywhere after I was also treated very rudely when I was asking where an item was so I could get out of the store as quick as I could. Again this rude treatment from these two employees has happened on several occasions. I get it was close to closing time. However the store was not closed yet and the treatment is beyond unbelievable!!! On at store number in Rowland North Carolina at approximately 8: For an adult who supposed to be professional and educated to say this to a child is not acceptable , especially when she belongs to me.
I live in Abilene tx and there are several dollar general stores here but i live by the one on mockingbird and i have to say this is the most ghetto one here the store is in a shopping center that is ghetto all around i cant believe theyre still open and to top it off people are stealing products on a daily basis and they dont do anything i see packages open from customers stealing all over the place and they got to do better about management ive heard the manager talk about other people and employees i didnt know she was even the manager until i asked the cashier and she told me she was the manager and her name was michelle she talks about people like its going out of style which is very unprofessional she needs a little advice God dont like ugly and as quick as he can bless you is as quick as he can take it away.
I live in Pinckneyville,Illinois. I complaint to you that our store here in town is all we have. We call it our little Wal mart! This store is in a horrible, dangerous location!!!!! I go thru other towns,some much smaller than ours and they have nice new stores in prime locations!
I think we deserve Better,I know this must be a money making store in our town!!! You can barely get thru the isles as they are packed with merchandise and etc! Went into Dollar General in Fredonia, Kansas while in town for a wedding, to purchase items and saw some clothing that I thought was on sale.
When I went to cash out the items were not on sale. I mentioned to the cashier that I thought they were on sale. He rudely said where did I see the sign. I told him out outside rack. He proceeded to go outside and I followed him. He told me to read the sign, it does not say clothing but shoes. At this point several people were in line, no other workers came up to help. I told him to just cash me out and I would figure it out later, because of line.
He spoke very loudly to both of us, in front of customers that we needed to learn to read. I was so embarrassed. Went in next day to speak to manager and complain about the cashier that waited on us but found out the cashier was the manager!! The employee that told me who had waited on me, expressed, yes he is very rude sometimes. If Dollar General hires managers like this, I will drive 30 minutes to shop at Walmart.
Fredonia is a small town and I would hate to see it close because of unfriendly employees. The coupon is a fake, and so is the survey you took. But, I refuse to be disrespected! So, therefore the manger Cameron finished my transaction. Has Niea continually talks about me like children in middle school would do!!
I have never been so humiliated in my life!! Niea threw her hands up and spoke to another lady about the color of my skin and my place of employment!! Due, to the fact that I shop there daily she saw me in my uniform! My place of employment knows about this because I took this as a threat! Because, Niea spoken about it again when I walked out the store but returned back looking for my receipt to walk back in the store to hear her once again being disrespectful!!
I came home then called their location and spoke with Cameron whom was the manger at that time, who did apologize for her behavior and stated he will have a meeting with the other mangers in regards to this matter! I would suggest someone contacts me soon before I do contact a lawyer. You have my contact info. I went to the dollar general in afton Tennessee, the store number is , several weeks ago I heard a manager say she will never hire a guy.
There is one worker there, I think she is the assistant manager she is shorter than the other ladys that work there, she is very rude and hateful to everyone. I have heard her yell at a cashier more than once. My heart went out to her. Its very unprofessional to correct a employee in front of customers. The shelves always look like a mess. I have noticed at other dollar generals that the items are pulled forward but not at the afton store.
This store needs a new store manager and a new assistant manager. Warm Greetings from Tompo Inc, am writing in respect of our interests in purchasing some products from your company. Before we proceed further i would like to know if your products are authorized to be shipped out of your country to mauritius.
If its okay for your products to be shipped to this location then i will be pleased if you can get back to me with the following information so that i can proceed with the order. A catalog of the items you have available a website to view your products, a price list if possible. Please also be advised that our preferable means of payment for this order has to be via credit cards, so i need to know the kinds of credit cards you accept for the payments.
I await the requested information so i can proceed. I went to visit my neice in Clark,SD and was very impressed by the look of their store there, how welcome I felt when I was there and how nice and helpful at least most of the employees were. I was not impressed by the store manager at all she was rude and disrespectful.
I felt really sorry for the cashier who was at the register one afternoon when I came in. The manager openly scolded the cashier from what I am assuming is her office and told the cashier that she needed to get back to the office and fix her stupid mistake….
I could tell by the look on the cashiers face she felt so bad and her face was red. From what the manger said from her office, loud enough for customers in the entire store to hear, the matter in question was all because the cashier had opened a role of coins. I came in later to see her and to see if she was ok. I asked her if she knew how I could get ahold of the higher ups to voice my complaint and concernse. No one should ever be taked to like that especially infornt of customers or infront of their children.
For that reason my neice and her family will only be coming to the store when they know the manager is not at the store..
My question is, how can you have a store manager who acts inappropriately and demeans her employees in public stay in the store. At a family gathering later that week the store manager was brought up again and from what I know the community really dislikes the store manager and wishes that they had chosen someone who knew how to treat employees and customers. I am stationed at a base that has a dollar general very close and I frequent often.
My digital coupons never come off. Can you help me to be able to get my digitals applied? I held up the line and made her remove the items that the coupons did not work. So Dollar General lost the sale as I went to Walmart two miles down the road and purchased the items.
They also lost the sale from customers behind me who gave up waiting in line while all of this took place and left. I then called the customer service number and they could not help me either. Gave me an email address to send my concern to. First of all I was fired for being slow. They knew I was slow before I was hired. Chelsea said she didnt hire me. Second, they ban me from the stores in town.
All due to something that was not true. And had nothing to do with work. She said, what is wrong with u? I could have sued then. I talked to an attorney. And Texas is a right to work state. Ok, but I still shouldnt have been banned under false claims. I will talk to the news and the radio about how DG fires employees and bans them when they are gonna get ratted on.
Oh yeah, Pete is a puss! And I am thinking about calling that attorney and the news. And posting all sorts of crap about this store unless something is done! My 1st and only day as an employee was horrible. The manager was transferring to a store in Dallas, Texas and could care less if I was properly trained. New employees should not be shown poor attitudes such as this and made to feel that its a terrible place to work.
If you complain to the city they will send a notice on lawn care and will enforce the local ordinance. You all just remodeled this store and since then closed several days because of employee problems and the shelves are empty. The manager is constantly smoking out side. One has to hunt someone down to check out. You can not even push your cart down most of the aisles. There is alway merchandise on the floor in shopping carts that need to be stocked. Please send someone to clean this place up.
Nothing good happens after I understand the need to provide a service to the community and to make a profit, but at what risk? Many young people begin careers at Dollar General and to have them getting off work after shutting down at It is certainly not worth the small amount of profit that will be made. In fact, it is likely to cost Dollar General much more and the employees possibly their life.
Even in places considered extremely safe, in todays world easy money is tempting to those that tend to live near these stores. Please reconsider staying open later at night, consider the safety of the employees over the few dollars extra to be made. I know that Dollar General is looking to brand it self with an entire new image but news of more robberies or worse is not going to help.
One other note of safety I would like to mention is your store fronts. The store fronts tend to be so covered with advertising that it often camouflages what is going on inside. This provides the perfect cover for someone looking to pull a hold up and not be seen from the out side. Studies have proven that convenience stores that are covered with large amounts of advertising on the windows and doors are often targeted first because of it. Hello, i was wondering when you going to hire in Stinnett, Texas.
The store is going up fast i would love top start with the new store. Last night my wife finally quit 29Apr There were issues before she went on Maternity leave. Two days after she returned to work, the breast feeding pumping tent that was ordered for her went missing.
She has chosen to breast feed our newborn and it seems the other store employees started to look down on her for that choice. She was overlooked for an assistant manager position, I feel because she was a new mother. I encouraged her to quit after multiple nights of trying to calm her down, due to work related issues.
NO job is worth the stress she was receiving from the other store employees! Not sure what the idea behind moving to a larger building if the only thing to be accomplished was a larger area to be disorganized and junked up.
Been to the store twice and it is a disaster! Stock is laying in the aisles have to walk around it and some shelves are completely empty. If you think I am the only one disgruntled by our Dollar General, I am not.
Several people in Shelbyville have voiced their disapproval. It would seem in the best interest of your corporation to come in and take care of the disfunction of this Dollar General.
Looking to place a bid on doing lawn work on a store in Stedman NC in the. I walked in and picked up 5 items, I knew what I needed and it took me only a matter of maybe 5 minutes and then walked over to register 3 which is the main register by the front door. When I walked up the line was 11 customers deep I made it I waited 5 minutes before I asked a store worker who was in the area if the could not open another register.
She said she did not have one and the cashier Dawanna could call for help. After waiting another 5 minutes I asked the cashier Dawanna is she could call for help and she final did and shortly just a couple minutes later another cashier came out and opened but instead of calling over the people who had already been waiting better than 10 minutes and there was still 5 of us before we got to the front and at least another 5 people behind us, they allowed all the people that had just gotten in line to go thru the new line leaving us still waiting and the cashier Dawanna encountered a customer with coupons not her fault but it took a long time for her to go thru the items.
I expect something to done about this young women. I called store and spoke to assistant manager named Junior and he indicated that he would talk to her, but he also recommended I still report to corporate because apparently they have talk to her before and it did not good. I do expect a response I have been going to Dollars Stores for better than 20 years and have never been treated like this.
Thanks you for your time, Sonja Fletcher. I have had a recurring problem with one of the managers at my local Dollar General Market. I have made complaints to the store manager and twice to corporate office on this one particular woman and I have still yet to receive a call from the district manager nor has anything been done about her poor attitude to customers.
This woman has embarrassed and humiliated me for the last time in front of my child. She has been mean to my daughter which is at the young age of 7……. The list of complaints goes on and on with this one woman. If something is not done about her I will write to every person I can that has some kind of authority to have something done about her. I was told that this store was the 7th store built back in the early days. I was also told that our store is rated as 7th as the most selling stores in the whole USA.
It is the only store for many miles around our town and we are a resort town on Greers Ferry Lake. I am begging headquarters to please update and enlarge our small store. So many people depend on this store and Its the same size as it was when it opened 30 yrs ago. I then choose to drive 20 miles to the closest store because then I can enjoy shopping DG.
During the summer the AC is always not working, The cooler section that stocks milk, ice cream, etc is never cold enough. Thank you for your consideration, Susan Laminack. I would like to share a terrible, awful, humiliating experience I Pocket had at our local New Madrid Dollar General store this afternoon…. The only place I really use it and had used it last was at our DG. I want to express the frequency I go to this DG—sometimes daily. I go there today to pick up a few things.
While checking out I told the cashier about my card getting hit. She said there had been some employees who are no longer there that had been stealing numbers and that she wanted me to tell the manager, Michelle. Another employee, Joseph was standing close and heard the conversation also. There were several people in line. The manager walks up and asks what the cashier wants. Cashier tells her about my card getting hit.
I think he repeated it several times. Then wants to know about my card issue. I come home and tell Jimmy. Management was called, complaint was filed, case was opened. Who knows what will happen from here.
I will NOT be returning to that store! Leann Hunter Branum dollargeneralNMsucks shameonmichelle somadandhurt byemichelle PS…I posted this on our Facebook page and will be posting it on twitter, instagram, Snapchat, etc. I shop at the Dollar General store in Wickenburg, Arizona about once a month. When I entered the store it was very difficult to get around due to all of the merchandise and boxes scattered throughout the store.
After shopping I had a return to make and also wanted to make a purchase. At the end of my transaction the register did not print a receipt. While on the phone with the tec department 10 minutes in I informed the assistant manager that I was willing to leave the receipt if she would just call her manager and make her aware of the situation just in case I needed to return one of the items purchased.
After an hour she finally contacted her manager who had to walk her through the process of printing the receipt. After waiting all of that time I was told by the assistant manager that she voided the transaction and said she had to ring the items again. My concern was that I would be charged twice. She refused to give me a copy of the receipt. At this point she started to raise her voice and took my items out of the bag and threw them on the counter and stated she refused to ring me up and she was calling the police.
When the police arrived she continued speaking in a disrespectful tone and ordered them to remove me from the store. I explained to the officers what happened, the amount of time I was in the store and the fact that I was concerned about being charged twice. At this time the officer noticed there was a copy machine in the office and suggested the assistant manager make a copy of the receipt. I am not sure why this was not done when I asked her for the receipt originally.
After again refusing to assist me the officers advised her to just give me a refund for the envelopes I wanted to return so I could leave. She told them I had to get back in the line. We were all perplexed because why would she suggest I get back in the line after already being there for that amount of time. After stalling for time, speaking loudly about the situation and going to the safe to count money she finally returned the envelopes.
The money and receipt for me to sign was placed on the counter not in my hands. After signing the receipt I picked it up and she grabbed it from my hands.
I was very embarrassed and this is an example of poor customer service. At the time of this incident there were several customers that left the store. I recently was hired at the dollar general on Hansel Ave in Edgewood. I could not get my application for the drug test so I can be hired. I have a new address so could you please resend the application for drug test at the following email: Please send it asap so the manager could put me in to work.
But I really need a job and if I can not get it back please stop with the e-mails just gets my hopes up that I an go back to work there. I walk out because the so called Asst. Manager kept changing my schedule or take the cashier off the schedule when I had called someone else in to cover my shift.
I was a lead sales associate,then I would have to find another cashier, she was hired after me I was with the comp. A store assisted manager from another store walked out twice an she got her job back.
I have never been treated so bad by Noxapater ms dollar general as an employee in my life. I called in one day due to vehicle problems so my manager completely took me off schedule for a whole week and i called she would not tell me why.
I called corporate they made her give me a worning put me back on schedule. Months later i had more car trouble i called in days before to make sure she gad someone working in my spot then called in day i was going to miss she told me i was fine. Then for 2weeks i havent been on to work at all i call to ask why she wont tell me i call corperate theres a new lady over the stores she says my boss already told me if i missed another day im fired i told the lady thats first time i have heard that she never spoke to me she says well she said she did so you are fired.
I will be contacting the ceo they are rude workers and corperate workers i dislike dollar general. I bought potato chips that are in store ad that says buy 2 bags get 3rd bag free.
In ad it is for Family size Lays chips. Manager kept arguing with me that what I bought was not the size chips. She kept telling me it says Family size on bag. She was so wrong on so many levels that if the stores are going to be ran like this I will just take my business back to Wal-Mart.
Also the outside of the store was so full of garbage and around the carts was disgusting with tons of cigarette butts. This store is located in Bellwood Pa. This person had NO business being a manager. I had been in management for years. Over the last 6 months it has become one of the worse stores in the area. The staff Bonnie, Brandi and another young girl are rude and never at the register.
When they finally come to the front they act so irritated. They yell to each other from one side of the store to the other and smoke right next to the door. I am sure this is NOT the expectations your company sets. There are stock carts always blocking the aisle which is dangerous and difficult to get merchandise. The outside of the store is disgusting with empty bottles, plastic bags all over the area.
I am hoping that sending this note will somehow find its way to a Manager that can make a difference with the staff and store before they lose a loyal customer.
I will like my I would like to know why Caro, Mi. I see new ones going up in all the towns around us! We deserve a nice new clean store too! Send your people to check it out! I can tolerate someone being petty but hearing them talking on the phone about you i will not stand for….. Awful, cluttered, trip hazards etc unshoppable. I have never bin treated so bad by employee. The manager a lady about 50 even actually lied to me and made rude comments to me and other customers. Then stated are you all just gonna stand there looking stupid or come over here.
She needs to be gotten rid of. I would take this for real. Hello well is it common practice for a District manager to text his team at am? I have spoke to all the managers and everyone is afraid to say something in fear of retaliation. I have been a customer of Dollar General stores for over 10 years in the Indianapolis, IN metropolitan area. Within the last year, I have witnessed a very negative change in my experiences. Safety Hazard in the store. There are carts of merchandise in aisles blocking my movement around the store.
These carts also block the access to obtain products. Shelves and hooks are improperly stocked or not stocked at all. There have been times where products were out of stock for weeks. The website has issues: To take the survey to give our opinion, it is required to enter the sweepstakes We need the option to opt out of entering the sweepstakes. The sales receipt no longer gives a coupon for purchases on a future date.
This is discriminatory for us Senior Citizens and lower income people. We cannot afford the cost of the smart phone or the cost of the service. Stores are not appropriately clean. I have experienced employees who are helpful, friendly, courteous as well as employees who are nasty to patrons.
Keeping customers is easier than marketing to get new customers. Dollar General is failing. It is imperative for Dollar General to improve. D Goldsmith you can do digital coupons on any computer. You only need a valid phone number to associate with your account. The manager is so rude I dont want to go in.. I am signed up for digital coupons and they never come off my bill manager said wasnt her problem.
If I do use a coupon she argues about me using it. I think your corporate staff should check into why digital coupons dont work and maybe have a customer service training day. Store in Glassport, PA sold me a phone and the same person who sold it to me eating at the register first told me she had to call the manager waited on a couple customers then when I went back to ask about a new phone she told me there was nothing she could do.
Asked to speak to the manager then tried to tell me she was the manager. Called the corporate office and got the run around there to. Needless to say still have the broken phone and had to get a new one at Rite-Aid who always have treated me with respect on a first name basis.
Talk about the difference of curiosity and customer service which Dollar General lacks. Definitely needs better management training. I was just in there today and 2 employees were standing in the aisle and would not even move so I could get around them. I usually have to go track someone down to get rang up. Hopefully someone will do something about this it is a very unfortunate experience every time I go there.
If you are not going to provide good customer service why even be open for business. The manager Jeff and all the employees are super nice and always helpful. But the store is too small and we have an empty grocery store in the same strip mall, my input would be to put a Dollar. In that empty store. The service was always excellent. The store and the bathroom meticulous. Racks and shelves net and orderly.
No items and clothes on the floor. Two women of middle age ran the store hopefully still do as if it was their own and they wanted to please the customers. This has been a brutal 4 year experience. At 76 I have seen a lot over the decades. I am appalled at the lack of adequate training and support the staff have from the corporate end of the business.
Going in to these two stores is like shopping in a battered third world country, feeling ownership is just a Ponzi for money with no concern for ethics or personal pride for worker or customer health and safety. These stores stock during business hours, not at night when the store is empty of customers. Almost every aisle is impossible to get down without negotiating your body like a gymnist to get through and if you are an elder it is not often possible. The stores are understaffed for both stocking and taking care of customers.
The staff is young and constantly must deal with the complaints of many customers to the point of unnecessary psychological stress —for probably minimum wage! I am amazed there is not a customer or worker injury everyday due to poor corporate management and ethics.
For reasons I do not know Dollar General has started over the last few years of stocking absolute unnecessary junk without the shelf or floor space to properly display. Just junk that is certainly cluttering up the store not to mention the Planet. A district manager assured me it was going to be all cleared up soon. The problems were being worked on. This was two months ago as myself and another woman were complaining.
It is not the workers who are always quitting. Why take that kind of minute by minute psychological and physical stress? They are too young to meet the dysfunction of the corporate hierarchy. It is too hard trying to sort through all the junk as well as dangerous.
A fall at my age could be crucial. Also I always feel real for the manager and workers who have to field all the complaints from customers on the condition of he store and its stock. There is a Family Dollar a little further I can go to and have begun to do so.
It is cleaner, less junk, and appears to be operated by a corporate structure with more ethics concerning their workers and customers. It is wonderful to be of an age that can remember when the U.
I will submit this letter to the two Town Boards and local fire departments requesting inspections for safety of both workers and customers. From comments from October until August of —all sounding the same I know my testament will do no good. Thus my attempts to the Town Boards and Fire Departments. Dollar General has some very nice stores and good prices on most items. Unfortunately the store nearest me on S. Polk Street in Pineville, NC store is not one of them. The store is consistently filthy and the restroom is down right nasty.
After using the restroom there today, I came home and took a shower. The store consistently looks like a disaster area. Boxes of merchandise stacked in every aisle while shelves are bare.
I would not be surprised to learn the store is being sued by multiple customers for falls, boxes falling on them or other disasters. If the CEO of DG would make a trip to this store he would tell his family members never to enter the store.
I tried to shop at one of your stores today. The store is located in West Union, Ohio. It was at least 80 degrees in that store. Definitely not conducive for breathing much less shopping.
I said something about reaching out to the corporate office to her and she replied other people have tried with no results! I have asthma and could not remain in that store. Can you guess where I went? Nice and cool and clean with no isle clutter. The Dollar General in our town is hot, cluttered and just plain bad! I realize we are a small town but we deserve a shopping experience in a comfortable, uncluttered store. Thank you for your time. I have lived in Hopkinsville,Ky.
For 57 years and was so glad when the Dollar store was built on east seventh. But the last dozen or so times I have entered this store it was a disgrace and so dirty.
I know that several past patrons have stopped shopping there for this same reason. I really feel for the safety of the customers that our local health officials be notified of the problem at this location and maybe come up with a solution.
You are loosing business because of the condition and the appearance of the facility. Personally watched employees step over merchandice laying in the floor, and just keep walking. This facility is nasty. I shop at the Dollar General Market in Lenoir City, and the price difference for items just amaze me. Pricing signs are hand made at the store in Loudon for some reason.
Most people that live here appreciate the new store, but are going elsewhere because of the condition of the Loudon store. Please investigate the problem with the facility in Loudon.
This was a really nice store when it opened up, but not the case no longer. You do not want to work for this company. I was hired about a year ago making 8: That wage was fine, but then I found out after I started that they give out raises once a year. Imagine that, a cute little quarter. The Dollar General Store, along with other sponsors pay between k per race to these people!!!. If we Receive the Contract it would be very reasonable.
Thank You for your response. Me and my husband were treated wrong they have us mixed up with someone else so now i have to take legal action against store on linnwood kansas city mo.
I want accused of stealing when I put my eyeglasses into the case and put the case in my pocket. I have talked to an attorney and will be suing also.
We were treated very rude on the phone and in the store by two female employees at the hickory Hills illinois store They had no training and no idea how to use PayPal credit. They told us we had to swipe our PayPal debit card and it will go to PayPal credit. That is wrong completely. I called PayPal credit and they gave me a code number to give to the clerk to refund the debit card charge and put it on the PayPal credit balance.
Dollar general in Dos palos California sells rotton chicken constantly. We have tried to get fresh chicken there several times and each time its rotton!
We bought some last night, thinking to give them the benefit of the doubt, and it had the date of July 7th on it which is a week away and it was still rotton! Their gonna kill someone!
This needs to stop. The dollar general on schillinger rd across from winn dixie near flea market, is to where we all dont want to even go anymore. I stated so i am stuck with a almost 5. I had problems with a store on N Ocala, Florida. I complained to corporate office and a district manager called me. I wanted the men who wrongly accused me of stealing to say to me they was sorry. The district manager did follow up but saying he was sorry did not solve the problem.
My daughter in law was killed in a car crash on her way back to work. She had left for lunch and informed her supervisor that she had a family emergency. Her supervisor told her to just take the rest of the day off but to come back in to count down her drawer. On the 1 mile trip back her car was struck and she was killed. When asking the supervisor why she made her come back just to count the drawer, she stated that she could not go into the drawer.
Strangely though, she was able to count that drawer after Michelle Greene died in the accident. I think it was just pure pettiness to ask the employee to come back in and count the drawer after telling her that she could take the rest of the day off. After the accident, the manager DID count that drawer. First off Shilesta, Im incredibly sorry to hear about your sister in law.
Secondly, I worked at Dollar General for 2 and a half years and I will say that the only reason a manager might decline to count another managers drawer, is simply to protect themselves.
If the drawer had been short, it would fall onto both managers. But I also want to say that managers are responsible to count sales associates drawer. In fact, in my district, sales associates were not ever allowed to count down their own. It seems like a situation where, the superviser felt that it was going against a DG policy. Perhaps not entirely understanding that managers do indeed and can count down anothers drawer.
Especially upon the cirXXXXstances of her needing to immediately leave work. I wont say the superviser was trying to be malicious.
Its tragic what happened and if I were said superviser, Id live with the guilt forever. I hope this information helps you. The Manage obviously does not care and the employees do not care. One can rarely find an employee when in the store and they are rude and short.
Lights on the front of the building are out so it looks like they are not open. There have been 2 robberies there since last year so one would think they would light the place up. Storage carriers with cardboard are staged on the side of the building and there are many of them and they are left there for weeks. The cardboard is tattered making an unsightly appearance.
It looks Ghetto and they do not make any attempt to store them behind the store where one could not see them, they are in plain view on an extremely well traveled rd. A brand new store was recently opened about 2 miles up the road so I was hoping they would close this dump of a store down.
Last summer the store was closed during the day because they had no air conditioning. I stopped shopping there long ago but the eye sore in my neighborhood continues.
Corporate obviously does not care about how this unsightly store affects the Community as this has been mentioned previously. I wont ever defend rude managers or employees. Even in the worst of times and conditions, when you work in customer service that is what you do.
You serve the customer. That being said, Corporate doesnt care, but I will tell you why. Every store is given a max amount of hours a week.
It ranges from typically. The store manager is salary so their hours never go against this max amount. However, when you break down open to close hours, 7 days a week, this is not enough hours to staff any store properly.
I only ever worked alone or with one other person who ran the register. The reason why its impossible to find anyone is usually because on top of serving the customers, both employees or lone worker, are still required to perform multiple tasks everyday.
I cant tell you how many times my store was busy. Just myself and one cashier and I have customers asking for help on the floor while a line piled up and not only had customers frustrated cos they needed help either finding something, finding a price or asking a question but customers wanting to leave screaming at you to open another register.
Its this type of activity that absolutely slaughters moral and can shut a manager and employee down. After constantly being belittled about the state of the store, the lack of help, people assuming that I just dont want to help them, I had a literal mental breakdown and was forced to leave the company. Most of corporate, the district and regional managers, can only help to the extent that the company allows.
When sales are down, hours are cut, to keep profits high for shareholders. The problem with this mentality is that the reason sales are down is mostly due to the disgruntled employees, the state of the store, the lack of help for the customers, so cutting hours only amplifies this problem. What you can do as a customer is call the number on your receipt and when issuing a complaint, be sure to mention that you notice how impossible it is for employees to do their jobs, make note that this is a corporate issue for not allowing more staffing hours.
Some have speculated that this design change combined with Radical Entertainment's major character redesigns that would make such things look awkward is what made Radical's Crash games a no-go for the Japanese. On top of jarring art direction, Mega Man has a gun instead of an arm cannon, and isn't even colored correctly. The second game's box, while still bad, at least has Mega Man properly blue, and a few recognizable characters, more or less on par with the European version.
One of the missions in the game involves getting a data disk for a kid who wants one that has something with "a hero" on it. In the end of this "talk to the people who SHOULD have one" quest, you find out that the said kid has the only data disk with anything close to "a hero" on it, which is the American boxart of the original Mega Man.
The kid openly calls it weird, and not very heroic at all. You then get the disk yourself, and the ingame description says that the character depicted on it "resembles a colorful coal miner instead of a hero".
European Mega Man 3 is an odd one: Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5 both had very similar artwork in the European and US releases, the only differences were that Mega Man's face in the US version was very strange and "Manish" while the European ones have a more accurately designed face.
Mega Man 7 's ending, where Mega Man contemplates ending Dr. Wily's schemes once and for all. Wily points out robot law prevents him from taking a human life , Mega Man simply stands there while Wily escapes. Unless we're in America, in which case he blurts the infamous "I am more than just a robot! On a similar note, the promotional artwork for the cartoon depicts Mega Man as ready to tear someone's spine out or at least punch their lights out , and made him far more ripped than he was in the series proper.
Read the article about it here. Alisia Dragoon features a pretty cover in Japan, while the Western boxart is The original boxart for Sonic the Hedgehog gave us a fairly confident looking Sonic with a tasty palette of colors surrounding him. The US boxart gave him a chubbier redesign with mohawk-like quills said quill style was also carried over to the DiC cartoons and Sonic Spinball , the art has him posing for a 'tude expression, and they sprayed him with a coat of airbrush.
Even the original members of Sonic Team said they despised this Americanized Sonic design —there were especially baffled as to why the American branch of the company decided he needed the redux in the first place, considering Sonic was designed to appeal to Western audiences right from the start.
Sonic's Western redesign has tellingly appeared in-game precisely once, on the title screen of the Europe-only Master System release of Sonic Chaos , and nowhere else. In Sonic 2 and especially Sonic 3 , Sonic has a larger smirk and bolder color shading on the American box art than the Japanese. The American games made him a constantly scowling spherical fellow with The differences are probably best illustrated through the Sonic Shorts Volume 5 segment in which Dr.
Robotnik from the American Saturday morning Sonic cartoon discovers Dr. Eggman from the Japanese Sonic X. Eggman's Dub Name Change to Robotnik is in itself an example of this, changing from a goofy Beatles reference to the more menacing Czech word for "slave. Western players were so accustomed to the hardcore image of "Robotnik" that they found the sillier "Eggman" jarring, and SEGA eventually compromised by making Robotnik his given name and Eggman a nickname. The EU covers went in and out with both the Japanese and American styles.
Interestingly cases such as Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos actually used Japanese promo artwork not related the region's original cover. The Sonic the Hedgehog CD boss music and game over music go from being upbeat in the Japanese version to downright frightening in the American version.
Inverted with Sonic himself. Early in development he was the lead in a rock band, had a slightly fanservicey Token Human girlfriend named "Madonna", apparently had fangs, and fought monster-looking creatures instead of robots with cute animals inside.
Sonic Team was asked to soften him up for American audiences. Sonic's Mascot with Attitude personality stayed in western media though, while Japan had a more laid-back Sonic which transferred elsewhere starting with Sonic Adventure. Tempo was a game about an adorable cartoon cricket that makes music. The US box art tried to make the main character look like a photo-realistic mutant cricket man in the vein of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , rippling with muscles and using kung-fu.
Similar to the Kirby examples, the American boxart gives Sparkster a look of grim determination, in contrast to the smiling Funny Animal knight the other regions got. It's interesting that the front artwork is almost identical on all other aspects, and that the EU version used the Japanese and not the American art.
This change is in fact a rare example that became the definitive characterization, as even the Japanese promotional artwork and even the in game sprite art for the sequel Sparkster depicts the title character with a serious scowl even if his original wackier demeanor blatantly reappears from time to time in game.
In this one, Sparkster fights wolves instead of pigs, in order to make him feel more badass. The American version of Castlevania: Bloodlines redrew Eric Lecarde's face to look manlier and less pretty boy-like see for yourself.
The European version, Castlevania: The New Generation , reverted Eric back to his original design, reusing the artwork of the Japanese box. The weirdest part of all this? Eric's American redesign was made canon! Look at the supplemental artwork for Portrait Of Ruin. Strangely inverted in Lament of Innocence 's cover. The in-game graphics were also altered in a comparatively minor way. The Japanese version of the game had a cute young brown-haired chef in the title role.
For the international release, he was switched out for a different, older, white-haired character resembling Chef Boyardee. We all know Donkey Kong , right? Chameleon Twist was a charming, adorable game starring Davy, a chameleon transformed into a bubble-headed long-tongued chibi alien, and his friends.
Its boxart is an interesting variation on this trope: The American boxart shows Davy gobbling up foes with a cheery grin, while the PAL version shows him gobbling up foes with a look of death in his eyes.
Chameleon Twist 2 , of course, played this trope straight for America and Europe— while Japanese buyers got the same adorable bubble-headed aliens as before, the American and European versions swapped the colors of Davy and his friend Jack the localizers might have thought green was a better "default color" for a lizard and turned all four characters into grotesque anthropomorphized lizards with semi-realistic heads.
Also compare the US and EU boxart to see yet another cheerful-wrathful dichotomy. Unusually for this trope, the North American version came first, and is far more accurate to the content of the game.
The Japanese and European cover art of Captain Silver for the Sega Master System shows rather cartoon-like renditions of the game's protagonist and a few of the villains fighting on a pirate ship. The American cover art shows a similar scene, only the protagonist is drawn more realistically and he's fighting the final boss the titular Captain Silver one-on-one.
Not even Disney games were immune to this: The Japanese cover features Donald and his nephews smiling at you with Pete throwing a comical tantrum behind them. The same goes for The Lucky Dime Caper. The US got a cover in which a courageous Donald is about to crush a bear with a hammer. The Japanese cover for the Game Gear version has him looking all happy, having somehow shrunken Magica de Spell.
In the Japanese version he showed his love of meat by turning into a doe-eyed version of himself who attacked with hearts. In the US version he was changed into a scowling form with a scar rather similar to the page image.
Though his third form was hardcore in both versions. An example that seemingly has nothing to do with America: Namco's Legend of Valkyrie series is rarely seen outside of Japan, but one of the side games, Sandra's Great Adventure , was released in Europe under the name Whirlo. As part of the localization, the main character's in-game sprite was changed to give him angry eyes.
Kabuki Quantum Fighter is an odd example: A rare case of European hardcore is M. Kids Wikipedia , whose European boxart turned the kids into cool teens. The arcade platformer Athena. Wearing just a bikini. The cover art for the American and European releases is a different story The muscle dude brandishing a torch and shield in the Japanese cover for the Famicom version was replaced on the American NES cover with a pretty-boy warrior, albeit trying to stab a dragon.
On that note, one of Nintendo Power 's in-house artists did a much better job on making an accurate illustration based on the game while still producing a quality piece. A Bird-Brained Adventure , had a creature on the cover looking more like a real bird than the Waddling Head seen in the game, with a bear wearing Cool Shades aiming an arrow straight at it. Keith Courage In Alpha Zones: At least both are wearing the same costume. The European box art for Kao the Kangaroo Round 2 shows Kao jumping along, raising his boxing glove high in the air while avoiding a fish.
The Japanese box art for Rayman Legends involves Rayman and co. Compare with the original box art used in both North America and Europe, the series itself being French , with Rayman ready to punch a monster directly in the mouth, with the help of Murfy.
For the American version of Jerry Boy , retitled SmartBall , the cutesy blob still featured in-game was retooled for the cover art and the title screen by popping his eyes out and giving him a mile-wide grin, trying a bit too hard to pass him as "one of the most devilish creatures you'll ever meet. Inverted for Shantae and the Pirate's Curse. While American promo art features Shantae and the other female characters smiling rather cutely , the Japanese 3DS cover art features Shantae with a much more serious and angry expression.
Risky Boots and Rottytops are still smiling, though while Rottytops retains her cuteness, Risky is posing with her gun.
While the game's character select screen contains cutesy characters with the country switch set to Asia, Korea or Japan, when the switch is set to US or Europe the cutesy characters are replaced with horribly deformed photoshopped images of babies. Spyro the Dragon has the reversed version of this being cutened up , mainly with a DreamWorks Face. In the Japanese version of the games, the titular character is voiced by a woman with a much higher pitched, child-like voice compared to the Totally Radical teenage one he had in the American version, complete with cutesy little noises everytime he jumps.
The boxart for Super Ghouls n' Ghosts greatly differs between the Japanese version and the localized one. The Japanese boxart shows running with the game's enemies and bosses glaring down at him from the background with the art design looking, while a bit scary, pretty cartoony. The localized boxart shows Arthur in a full suit of armor with a slick looking cape and has his sword and shield ready while the undead are shown off in the background.
The Super Bust-A-Move PS2 cover shows a baby blowing blood-red bubbles, while the Sega Saturn boxart of Bust-A-Move 2 decided to treat us to the creepy image of a disembodied head of a bald guy trapped in a bubble, with matchsticks shoved into his eyelids , and both things have absolutely nothing to do with the theme of the game cutesy dragons solving puzzles. Baku Baku Animal is a falling blocks puzzler game starring cutesy animals.
Nothing could possibly makes it looks hardcore but that didn't stop whoever did the American cover from trying.
This happened to the rather obscure NES puzzle game Palamedes. The game is basically a Match-Three Game with dice. The music is cheery, the graphics are cutesy; all player sprites are tiny, sugary little SD characters.
There's absolutely nothing weird or bizarre or Gonk in this game. Godzilla for the Game Boy came out in the U. Puzzle Boy was the first game published by Atlus in Japan, where it had a perfectly sensible cover. Acclaim released it internationally as Kwirk , and slapped something frighteningly Totally Radical on the cover instead.
Averted with the sequel, released in the U. While the Japanese and American covers of the game call attention to both the puzzle-solving aspect of it and its colorful characters, the European cover is completely dedicated to puzzle-solving and mystery, with the characters pretty much completely absent. This was allegedly a decision by Nintendo of Europe, who believed that emphasizing those aspects of the game would boost sales. Later covers still follow a similar "model", but are just edited versions of the original covers instead of radical redesigns.
Interestingly, while most of Yoshi's dialogue in Tetris Attack is a fairly straight translation of Lip's dialogue in Panel de Pon , his attitude in one area of the game was changed. Yoshi gets impatient and yells at you if you stick around for too long at the "Congratulations! Mario himself looks fine, but the viruses are drawn much more grotesquely than their in-game sprites. Inverted by the Game Boy version of Adventures of Lolo. The European box art shows a smiling Lolo, Lala, and Lulu leaping into the air, but in the Japanese box art , Lolo has angry eyebrows and a scowl on his face.
Puyo Puyo The English translation of the Puyo Puyo arcade game has a bit of this of course, it was the early '90s Puyo Pop on the GBA changed several pieces of dialogue when it was localized, mainly to emphasis Arle's Deadpan Snarker characteristics.
This is especially noticeable when you compare it to the hidden English translation in the Japanese version. The original Japanese cover art by former Capcom illustrator Akiman is very nice, the Western one, well Shiren looks like he's going to slit your throat or something.
And what they did to poor Koppa and Oryu is just wrong. Azure Dreams for the PlayStation had 2 different covers: The European version's manual has the Japanese cover though. The Japanese image contains Pikmin just hanging out on a branch. The North-American and European cover image contains a battle.
The same thing happened with the sequel, though Canada and Europe had a different, also peaceful cover. Unless you count the impending death behind them. Upon further inspection, the American cover of the settler usually just features the armor clad knight on the cover while the other shows the other professions being as prominent.
The Japanese box art depicts a bunch of happy Lemmings in a happy, bright environment. The European box art shows a crowd of Lemmings smiling at you. The American box art depicts a more active scene, and has a slightly duller color scheme compared to the other boxes.
Working Designs was known for averting this, always keeping the Japanese box art during a time when this trope was at its strongest. With one bizarre exception On the Chrono Trigger packaging in Japan, there were images of all the playable characters in the game. The Nintendo DS Updated Re-release gave a Shout-Out to this artwork by allowing players to replicate this in the form of having battles with Heckran-like enemies on a snowy mountain in a bonus dungeon.
The early boxart differed greatly between regions. The box art for III retains Toriyama's style, but features realistically proportioned characters with stern looking expressions. In the Japanese box art, there's a group of four happy-go-lucky children in a market. The game came out about a year and a half after Final Fantasy VII , during that dark period when American game companies thought that RPGs that weren't dark and existential wouldn't sell.
In other words, they wanted to turn Pikachu into Kinnikuman. It is remarkably similar to the depiction of Kirby from Japan to America.
Some of the move names were made hardcore, though. Inverted with Secret of Mana. The US commercial made Randi look even cuter. The Last Remnant 's Xbox artwork depicted the young, typical Final Fantasy -style androgynous male protagonist. The PC version, marketed to Western gamers, had a picture of an older, more badass antagonist, and a more energetic color scheme. Avatar Tuner arguably benefited from this phenomenon.
Assuming, of course, you reverse the cover insert for the second game; the display box art depicts the entire cast in a battle scene, arguably embracing this trope in its entirety. Though it's not like the game needed to be made any more hardcore, seeing as how it has plenty of demonic cannibalization anyway. Hardly uncommon in Tales localizations: Tales of Eternia or Tales of Destiny II originally had a smiling group shot , which was replaced by a scene of Farah and Reid ready to battle.
The absence of everyone else is Tales of the Abyss originally had a more peaceful, friendly group shot , while the American cover image has everybody except the girls fighting, and Luke ready to slice the player's head in half.
Tales of Symphonia has, in the original version, another smiling group shot. In the US, another fight scene. Dawn of the New World , the same — Japanese cover , American cover.
Averted from Tales of Graces f onward, the west has received the same covers as the Japanese versions. In addition, the box art, which was reversible in the American version, showed a vicious looking Seto holding a golf club on the American side, while the Japanese box art shows Seto and Ren holding hands over a watery background.
In America, Fragile Dreams was marketed as a post-apocalyptic action-adventure game, rather than the more quietly emotional RPG it actually is; hence the box art. This was ultimately a mistake, as it caused the game to miss its target audience. NieR is quite possibly the ultimate logical conclusion of this trope, to where it not only deals with cover art but the actual game. In Gestalt , the eponymous protagonist is a hulking, white-haired middle-aged man searching for a cure to the Black Scrawl virus, which is ailing his daughter, Yonah.
In Replicant , the eponymous protagonist is a young boy who is searching for a cure to the Black Scrawl virus, which is ailing his little sister, Yonah. In case you haven't caught on yet, this is literally the only difference between the two versions. The American branch of Square Enix actually paid to develop an entirely separate version of the game where the only difference is the design of the protagonist. The official reason behind the two versions is that they believed the game would not sell well in the west if the protagonist was young and pretty, rather than grizzled and muscle-bound.
While Replicant was the original idea, in Japan both versions of the game are available, and overseas only Gestalt was released entitled simply NIER. The even bigger shocker is that, ultimately, it seems as if this decision paid off ; when polled, American fans almost always say they prefer "Gestalt Nier" to "Replicant Nier". The Wild ARMs series usually either retains the original cover art or replaces it by something that, while different, keeps the tone. This may have been intentional Lampshade Hanging on the dev team's part.
From the New World 's Japanese cover is actually pretty happy, which actually matches the Lighter and Softer nature of the game when compared to its predecessors it's also the only of the game's covers that goes for a hand-drawn illustration instead of CGI. The European cover is a middle ground — more hardcore than the Japanese cover, but quite less than the American one.
Interestingly, this is a reversal of the usual trend for new entries. Typically, the Japanese and European cover art for any one main installment will consist almost entirely of the logo against a clean white background, while the American cover art will move the logo to a corner to focus on a rendering of one or more of the central cast. Strangely enough, the Nintendo Power artwork was drawn by a Japanese artist.
The original protagonist was supposed to be Basch. This is why Vaan has nearly no character development. The western localization team apparently felt the need to turn Lightning into more of a recluse or possibly just less sensitive than in Japanese.
Case in point—English players will not see her smile even slightly until chapter 7, and then not even until the ending cinematic. Japanese players first saw her smile while spending some time with Hope in chapter 3. Eternal Eyes is a powerful contender for the most misleading use of this trope ever.
Anyone seen the Suikoden boxart? Yeesh, there are still debates over who is supposed to be depicted on that cover, because it's clearly not anyone present in the game. The only part of that cover that's in the game is the 3 headed skull monster in the bottom right corner! The icing on the cake?
The image on the Japanese cover is used on the US version's instruction manual, so gamers got a nice moment of surprise before they even started up the game for the first time. Future installments in the series thankfully ditched this artwork in favor of the Japanese art. Generations of War , The European release of Agarest Senki narrowly avoided this trope due to fan backlash against the Uncanny Valley redesign.
Blue Dragon has this. EarthBound has a minor example: Also, the English release material made and used modified versions of Ness and Paula's clay-model artwork to make them look more realistically proportioned, less cutesy, and in Ness's case more Totally Radical strangely, neither Jeff nor Poo were modified the same way. Monster Rancher plays this straight for almost every one of its games.
Compare the artwork for original game, where the Japanese artwork just has several monsters posing while the American one has a fight going on. Compare the idealistic Japanese fourth game cover to the intense American version. Robotrek is a textbook example. The Phantasy Star series has always had awful, awful box art for the western releases, but they went all out for Phantasy Star IV.
They hired renowned fantasy artist Boris Vallejo to re-do the cover for the European and American editions of the game, which turned Rune into a something kung-fu movie villain, Rika into a brunette elf with an 80's secretary haircut, and Chaz into Hans from Die Hard. Inverted with Dungeon Maker 2 in which the American Cover emphasizes the dungeon creation aspect, and the Japanese cover shows a dynamic battle with the first boss.
Sticker Star got hit with it too. Digimon games in Japan tend to have two flavors of covers: Naturally, Bandai tends to keep the latter in North American and European releases, but as for the former The Digimon World series is a good example: The Japanese cover has a nice handdrawn illustration of the main character happily hanging around the many Digimon some of their creepiness notwithstanding , while the American cover depicts a defiant MetalGreymon.
The second game is an even better example: For the US version , they got VeeDramon, the big beast stationed at the corner of the Japanese cover and gave him the entire cover.
And finally, for Digimon World DS: The American and European box arts depict a knight, presumably the main character, standing on a rock while holding his sword aloft in a dramatic pose. The Japanese box has the same scene, except the knight is now Super-Deformed. For A Witch's Tale , the Japanese box art has Liddell looking mischievous and more on the adorable side of her Badass Adorable persona while the American art leans more towards the badass side.
The American box art features only the two leads, and makes it seem like Kyrie is the one out to destroy the world and Morte is some sort of pensive Living MacGuffin or Apocalypse Maiden. The reality is quite the opposite: Kyrie is a Nice Guy with Power Incontinence that turns everything to sand , and Morte is your rather energetic Token Evil Teammate who wants to use his powers to cause The End of the World as We Know It ostensibly because the world is full of Fantastic Racism and already well on its way to ending itself , but she's also a bit of an Omnicidal Maniac.
Pyramid no Kanata ni featured this on its Japanese cover, which accurately reflects characters in the game, namely the protagonist Maria, a blonde woman in a short pink dress holding a spear. When released in the US as Ghost Lion it received this, showing a totally unrelated hero character in a mix between a medieval fantasy outfit and aerobics clothing complete with puffy 80s hair and an ornate sword, a weapon not used in the game.
The only common feature is their hair color. And that white lion sitting beside her? That's actually the main villain of the game. The artist clearly had no familiarity with the game itself, and that's assuming they didn't just use artwork that was already lying around. Final Fantasy XV 's Japanese box art features the main party going down a street together, while the North American boxart features the party ready for battle while three large figures loom above. Taken further with the cover for the PC version's cover which features a weary looking older and bearded Noctis sitting on a throne clutching a sword, with none of his friends in the shot.
Playing on PC is almost nonexistent in Japan, so clearly it was made with a western audience in mind. In Xenoblade Chronicles X , the giant robots were changed from "Dolls" to "Skells" in the English translation for this reason. In America , the game is called Mobile Light Force and the cover features three leather-clad, gun-toting, large-breasted Charlie's-Angels-esque babes running around and outright lying about the content of the game.
Despite this, they're not bad games. Insector X is normally a Cute 'em Up where you play as a boy or girl killing giant cartoonish bugs. The American and European versions of the Genesis port have a more realistic style and made the cyborg bugs even more mechanical.
The Japanese boxart of Contra 4 has Bill and Lance preparing for the fights when the American boxart shows them firing their guns instead. Inverted by Neo Contra , surprisingly. The Japanese boxart instead shows Bill aims his gun, and Jaguar crossed his arms, in an explosive background done in CGI. A noticeable example is the European boxart for the first game: Compare the Japanese art, with its cute animals and bright colors, to the darker and more realistic looking PAL cover.
Princess On Ice has a Oddly, Aksys later released Rockin' Pretty , which uses the same characters as the Japanese version of Princess on Ice , with the same artwork in the United States and Canada.
European audiences, however, were stuck with the same terrifying homunculi as in Princess on Ice. In Style Savvy , the biggest offender isn't the American cover, but the European one.
This can look jarring as the reworkings look brighter and manga-inspired while everything else still looks "western". The Japanese renders show Big Boss and The Boss standing unarmed, with Big Boss looking a little naive but also tough and sexy, and The Boss looking noble and idealistic but also muscular and strong.
The American renders show them both scowling and in Ass Kicking Poses , brandishing knives. They are both dressed in less revealing clothes, and The Boss has her Absolute Cleavage done up. Peace Walker to the Japanese one. The Japanese cover has a yellow background and depicts Big Boss and other soldiers in battle stances, with tanks and choppers faintly seen in the background. The Japanese covers of the series tend to favor dynamic renderings and even illustrations, as in the first game of the main characters "posing".
That contrasts with the American covers' preference for threatening close-ups of usually one character, alongside the series' trademark and very hardcore tagline.
Fatal Frame 's original cover has the main character lying serenely on the floor. The European cover decided to go the middle route.
And this is more or less repeated for the Xbox special edition except Europe followed the North American one. Miku's actual in-game model in the first game was altered to look slightly older and less schoolgirl-y for the US release.
In the Japanese version, she had small lips and big anime-style eyes. In the western version, she was given smaller eyes and fuller lips. Both this and the Fatal Frame touch-up are to accommodate the very different concepts of sexiness that Americans and the Japanese generally hold. Cute can be considered sexy in its own right in Japan, while in America, it's seen as childish, and thus, giving sex appeal to 'cute' characters can produce pedophilic undertones especially if the character resembles a minor.
The box art for ObsCure II. For the PAL version, there are several different covers floating around: For the American release retitled ObsCure: In the first English trailer for Kid Icarus: Uprising , Pit's voice gets even deeper than the English Brawl voice variant, mainly because his voice has changed. In Omega Boost , the Japanese cover shows a closeup of the mecha, while the Western cover makes sure an enormous weapon points towards the audience.
Splatoon is hardcore in an American Kirby fashion worldwide with adorable squid-people decked out in Angry Eyebrows and armed to the teeth with ink-weapons, but this trope is still noticeable in the way it was advertised. Japan and Europe got an ad that communicated the gist of the game, but without showing any actual gameplay or fighting. America got a series of ads that consist entirely of in-game combat footage, each accompanied by some of the most '90s songs you'll ever hear. The American advertising also places slightly more focus on the male Inklings than the female ones, which is noticeable because the females are otherwise much more prominent in promotional materials and are still front-and-center on the box art.
Something akin to this trope occurred in Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions , where Barrington's dialogue with Rafa on the Rooftop of Riovanes Castle was "punched up" to make it even more creepy and blatantly sexual. The original PSX version's translation instead very slightly downplayed that aspect. Warsong , the American version of Langrisser , besides renaming the characters , retouched their portraits to make them look a bit fiercer. On the launch date of SoniComi , a cute visual novel that looks like this , the company released this joke trailer for a made-up Americanized sequel, created using Saints Row: The Third gameplay videos.
Ace Attorney game is the same as the rest including in North America, starting with the second game: Four portraits of the main characters in a row. And the European one is Phoenix standing in front of a white background, looking serious. At least later games retained the Japanese covers too. The Secret of Cape West , both do this.
But when the anime was brought to America, most of the advertisement focused on the action scenes and his super hero side. The dubbing gave him a harsher and more snarky attitude as well. It also cut out most of Astro's cute child-like moments. To say nothing of the DVD boxset cover which is just his face looking absurdly angry. Later English-language releases have either kept or translated the Japanese themes.
This trope applies to Son Goku's character and portrayal. In Japanese, Goku no matter his age is portrayed as a highly adorkable , goofy, Book Dumb hero voiced by Masako Nozawa speaking in a young boy's voice and affecting a Simpleton Voice accent, with his Dragon Ball child incarnation forming the basis of his character. In English dubs, Goku's adult DBZ incarnation is the basis of his character, and adult Goku is always voiced by adult men speaking with a standard American accent.
Earlier dubs portrayed Goku as more of a serious superhero, but he retained his male voice actors even as later dubs would skew more faithful to the Japanese and play up the silly side of his personality. The changes extended beyond the opening themes: Compare the Japanese version's theme for Perfect Cell to the dubbed version's theme. When CNX Cartoon Network UK's short-lived attempt at attracting the male demographic got the rights to show the original Dragon Ball , the Canadian-dubbed episodes they acquired featured a cheerful kid-focused opening theme.
Fearing ridicule from their target audience, a new opening with more action-packed scenes from the show was thrown together, complete with Kung-Foley and a remixed theme. Though the Canadian themes were accidentally shown on occasion. The French dub And the many other dubs that translated from it inverted this trope by giving Z a happier OP about Gohan. Also a case of Mood Whiplash. In a variation, the European Spanish dub of Cha-La Head-Cha-La keeps the music but changes the comedy "We'll teach a dinosaur to ride a ball" lyrics to standard "We'll beat up the villains" fare, which is more this trope.
Dragon Ball Super is clearly, and officially, aimed at children in Japan. However, because of Values Dissonance and a very strong Periphery Demographic for the Dragon Ball franchise, the show airs on [adult swim] in the US and is marketed towards teenagers and adults, with the show's unfiltered mild swearing and adult humor a holdover from said Values Dissonance only enhancing its image as such.
This doesn't stop children from watching the show not only because it's Dragon Ball , but because they're outright attracted by the "grown-up" content. The original opening theme was replaced with a more histrionic rock song, Sakura and her friends sounded more like teenagers than elementary schoolers, and perhaps most egregiously of all, Kero was given a Totally Radical dudebro voice and his characterization was changed to be more like a comedic foil sidekick akin to Mushu from Mulan.
As a result, the English dub had a completely different feel from the Japanese original, and anyone who's seen the latter would be able to spot the dub's attempts to turn the show into something quite different from what it was originally.
The soundtrack was also edited to become more hardcore: This version only lasted ten ish episodes — some claim that it was due to plot content that could not be edited out without extensive redubbing illegitimate children, for example , others say the ratings were simply bad.
Canada simply aired the dub unedited. Some of the dub voices in Axis Powers Hetalia. Most notably is Russia, who had a higher-pitched, cuter, somewhat happier voice in the Japanese version, and a deeper, gruffer voice in the English dub. It's left up to the watchers to determine whether this was done to better fit the stereotype or to defuse some of the horror.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica was released as 6 two-episode boxsets in Japan, with different boxarts for each. To the surprise of no one , they chose the two neutral ones the first and last and the angsty one number four. This may be somewhat justified given the nature of the series, but still This also extends to the merchandise, with the Japanese mostly depicting the cast Moe situations sometimes with light fanservice, America focuses more on the more action-packed and angsty parts or at least somewhat neutral.
Essentially lessening the Schmuck Bait. In the original Japanese dialogue, she's very matter-of-fact in her attitude. Contrast with her portrayal in the dub, where she delivers blistering rebukes to Issei's perverted antics in the same monotone, emotionless deadpan. ADV admitted that it was a marketing strategy — maybe some buyers would be too embarrassed to take a pink-and-happy anime called "Princess Tutu" off a store shelf, thus the covers.
And, of course, it's not completely unfitting for the series. Here's the Japanese trailer for Rinne No Lagrange , which is reasonably close to the sorta-serious but mostly lighthearted tone of the show. The English dub trailer replaces the cheery music with dark instrumental rock, mostly removes the female voices you know, the protagonists? The first Japanese intro of Sailor Moon is a love song. In contrast, the English dub version focuses on the Sailor Scouts fighting and saving the day.
The original Sailor Moon English dub focused on Sailor Jupiter's tomboy aspects rather than her domestic side. Many people thought this was an improvement- even those who thought most other senshi other than Mercury and Saturn, who were not altered at all were changed for the worse. This led to Sailor Jupiter becoming a favorite among American fans. Cute, smiling teenage girl with long, dark hair, wearing a blue sundress. Teenage girl wearing a tattered school uniform, still smiling but it's more of a Psychotic Smirk , not to mention it's A Dark And Stormy Night and the girl happens to have a bloody, gaping wound where her stomach should be.
Judging by what Sankarea is actually about, the Japanese cover could be accused of Covers Always Lie. Rea the girl on the cover is indeed cute, but she's also undead. The Movie zigzags this. Witzy has it's saccharine level toned down when being localized for release outside Japan as Suzy's Zoo: A Day With Witzy.
Aside from the subtitle being changed to something less sweet, a lot of the voice actors have lower voice pitches and the narrator doesn't talk as sweetly as the Japanese version. While the Japanese "Kirby of the Stars" the anime based off the Trope Namer intro was pretty much a cutesy parade, the American intro dubbed as "Kirby: Right Back At Ya!
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