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    (Original post by caraniel)
    I don't watch dubs so can only give you a list of stuff that's licensed & I've seen.

    Anything Ghibli - they're all worth watching & have good dubs
    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
    Summer Wars
    Millenium Actress
    Perfect Blue
    Tokyo Godfathers
    Ghost in the Shell
    Blood the Last Vampire
    Akira
    Dead Leaves
    I've heard a fair bit about The girl who leapt through time so I think I shall download that so thanks I hate dubs myself but it is physically impossible to read sub titles and try to draw at the same time
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    (Original post by JWH)
    I've heard a fair bit about The girl who leapt through time so I think I shall download that so thanks I hate dubs myself but it is physically impossible to read sub titles and try to draw at the same time
    Paprika, Voice of a Distant Star, 5cm per second, Promised Place in Our Early Days are also worth watching. (all by Makoto Shinkai except for Paprika)

    Oh and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, if you are a Haruhi fan, then it's a must see

    Edit: not sure about the dubs though, since I always use subs. I'm kinda traumatized with dubs
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    Although there are many bad dubs ...some hilarious ones too:mmm: good ones do exist:sadnod:
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    (Original post by vin)
    Although there are many bad dubs ...some hilarious ones too:mmm: good ones do exist:sadnod:
    Indeed. :giggle:

    The only English dubs I've seen are those by Disney for Ghibli, which given their budget, are not bad. :smile:
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Indeed. :giggle:

    The only English dubs I've seen are those by Disney for Ghibli, which given their budget, are not bad. :smile:
    Aha that's just reminded me of something I've been meaning to ask...

    In the US voice actors can often be called upon to play various characters (for example Billy West plays at least four major characters in Futurama- some scenes are him talking to himself ) and normally they are doing different voices from their normal voices (see the Simpsons).

    In the Japanese voice acting industry, outside of shows with loads of characters (normally minor) is it rare for seiyu's to do more then one voice? Also while obviously very pigeon-holed/typecast quite often voices are recognizable (Norio Wakamoto, Rie Tanaka) though sometimes they have different but also recognizable voices- e.g. Haruhi vs Konata, who in turn sounded like Nanael.

    In Japan is there generally a need for voice actors/actresses with a wider range of voices, or is there more focus on recognizable, bankable voices?


    Thought I'd ask as you probably have the greatest exposure to Japan's entertainment industry (though I don't know why )


    (though of course it does strike me that in the numerous 12/13 episode shows there are never really enough characters to warrant different voices )
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    ep 2 of Denpa, along comes 2 more weirdos :laugh: pretty amusing this show :mmm: was hoping for an ET scene and it came up in the end :laugh:
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    (Original post by Truered)
    Aha that's just reminded me of something I've been meaning to ask...

    In the US voice actors can often be called upon to play various characters (for example Billy West plays at least four major characters in Futurama- some scenes are him talking to himself ) and normally they are doing different voices from their normal voices (see the Simpsons).
    Not specifically, but I have read of this happening when the industry was still in its infancy. Nowadays, given how hugely popular voice acting has become, with many a hundred attending specialist seiyuu academies and joining management agencies, there isn't a need to have one seiyuu voice more than one character.

    In the Japanese voice acting industry, outside of shows with loads of characters (normally minor) is it rare for seiyu's to do more then one voice? Also while obviously very pigeon-holed/typecast quite often voices are recognizable (Norio Wakamoto, Rie Tanaka) though sometimes they have different but also recognizable voices- e.g. Haruhi vs Konata, who in turn sounded like Nanael.
    Very much so, it's considered a prerequisite of sorts to have range and diversity, if only to heighten your chances of gaining the role. This is in keeping with acting in general. For instance, offhand, I can think of many that have demonstrated this: Yukana, Hayashibara Megumi, Mizuhashi Kaori, Sato Rina and Chihara Minori to name a few.

    In Japan is there generally a need for voice actors/actresses with a wider range of voices, or is there more focus on recognizable, bankable voices?
    As mentioned, having a wider range is generally encouraged, but equally if a seiyuu is successful with a particular style of voice, then obviously the actor and/or their management agency will capitalise on that as well. An obvious one would be Rie Kugimiya of I'm Enterprise, of which I remember reading an article on Asahi from her manager substantiating this.

    Thought I'd ask as you probably have the greatest exposure to Japan's entertainment industry (though I don't know why )
    If I had to guess, I'm assuming it's because I'm from Japan and frequently go back? That, and my obvious obsession. :tongue:

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    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    ep 2 of Denpa, along comes 2 more weirdos :laugh: pretty amusing this show :mmm: was hoping for an ET scene and it came up in the end :laugh:
    Erio is unbelievably moe, even I want to cuddle and squeeze her.
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    (Original post by Aiko)


    Hayashibara Megumi
    I long knew she was Lina Inverse, so one day while reading about Evangelion on wikipedia (again) I suddenly noticed a familiar name voiced Rei...my initial reaction was very much a "wait...what?" reaction :teehee:
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    (Original post by Truered)
    I long knew she was Lina Inverse, so one day while reading about Evangelion on wikipedia (again) I suddenly noticed a familiar name voiced Rei...my initial reaction was very much a "wait...what?" reaction :teehee:
    Aha, yeah, she's definitely had a plethora of roles. :giggle:
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    (Original post by JWH)
    Could someone give me some good suggestions on anime movies please. I've been more into movies than series lately as I don't have enough time to watch series lately. I've watched all the Bleach andNaruto movies ,a few Studio Gibly though there are a few I have missed, one One Piece (the newest), the evangelion movies, the Eden of East Moive and that's all I can remember. I would preferably rather ones which dubs have been released for not that I like dubs it's just really difficult to draw and read at the same time. But if you think a movie is really good and hasn't been dubbed I'll be happy any way
    I'm not sure whether these have been dubbed or even licensed, but the Kara no Kyoukai films (There's seven, in total) are some of the best I've seen.
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    Just hit my latest milestone - 7 months spent on anime.......I'm quite scared I racked that up so quickly!
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    (Original post by Aiko)

    Erio is unbelievably moe, even I want to cuddle and squeeze her.
    aw :giggle: yup shes adorable the futon :puppyeyes: just watched the 3rd ep so they actually tried it at the end :rofl:
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    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    aw :giggle: yup shes adorable the futon :puppyeyes: just watched the 3rd ep so they actually tried it at the end :rofl:
    Yeah, I mean, look at her:

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    I'm warming to this series, definitely. Then again, I have a soft spot for anything Shaft produce. Well, mostly. :tongue:
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Yeah, I mean, look at her:

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    I'm warming to this series, definitely. Then again, I have a soft spot for anything Shaft produce. Well, mostly. :tongue:
    You told me to watch that awful Dancing Vampire series.:unimpressed:
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    (Original post by vin)
    You told me to watch that awful Dancing Vampire series.:unimpressed:
    Before it had aired, yes. Shaft and Shinbo are generally a safe bet. That aside, the manga wasn't bad and the PV seemed promising. :sadnod:
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Before it had aired, yes. Shaft and Shinbo are generally a safe bet. That aside, the manga wasn't bad and the PV seemed promising. :sadnod:
    you told me to stick with it after it had begun :indiff:
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    (Original post by vin)
    you told me to stick with it after it had begun :indiff:
    I did? Must have been early on (i.e. around the first or second episode).
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Yeah, I mean, look at her:

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    I'm warming to this series, definitely. Then again, I have a soft spot for anything Shaft produce. Well, mostly. :tongue:
    I watched the first three episodes of that yesterday. Didn't know it was possible, but anime helped to show a girl can be made even cuter/moe by wrapping a futon around her so all you have are legs and ahoge :awesome:


    Shaft huh? I did have my suspicions due to the dialogue. At least they didn't have the constant bordered shots/close up of eyes etc that ended up annoying me in things such as vampire bund/Bakemonogatari :teehee:
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    I did? Must have been early on (i.e. around the first or second episode).
    it was after the second ep ...which was probably the greatest reason to drop it :s:
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    (Original post by Truered)
    I watched the first three episodes of that yesterday. Didn't know it was possible, but anime helped to show a girl can be made even cuter/moe by wrapping a futon around her so all you have are legs and ahoge :awesome:
    Never underestimate the power of Shaft. :giggle:

    Shaft huh? I did have my suspicions due to the dialogue. At least they didn't have the constant bordered shots/close up of eyes etc that ended up annoying me in things such as vampire bund/Bakemonogatari :teehee:
    I find their approach to animation refreshing and contemporary (and yes, I'm referring to the unconventional angling and shading found in Bakemonogatari and the like). :tongue:
 
 
 
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