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xris 2006-12-29 18:29

The Dubbing of Haruhi Suzumiya
 
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Originally Posted by GyroidFanatic (Post 779218)
It seems a few polls have been put up. The second one is probably the most unexpected thing I have ever seen.

http://asosbrigade.com/
http://asosbrigade.com/auditions/a.php

This thread is for the discussion of English Voice Actors in the R1 release of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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Vexx 2006-12-29 18:58

The ASOS propaganda campaign seems to be popular but I have to say I've not been really fond of *any* of the voice candidates being offered. As someone said elsewhere for Mikuru, the "little girl mousey voice" that works so well in Japanese just really doesn't float in English -- mostly because the talent they're using mistake "high pitched whine" for "mousey". (thinks back to the english VA for Aoi in AYA that made me want to stab my speakers...)

Probably the best we can hope for in Yuki's case is "dry monotonic sarcasm"...

They're just doomed when it comes to Haruhi or Kyon, methinks.... but we'll have to see whom they come up with.

Nirvaphreak 2006-12-29 19:02

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Originally Posted by Vexx (Post 783498)
The ASOS propaganda campaign seems to be popular but I have to say I've not been really fond of *any* of the voice candidates being offered. As someone said elsewhere for Mikuru, the "little girl mousey voice" that works so well in Japanese just really doesn't float in English -- mostly because the talent they're using mistake "high pitched whine" for "mousey". (thinks back to the english VA for Aoi in AYA that made me want to stab my speakers...)

Iono why I think of AVs when I hear the candidates' try out Mikuru's lines...it just sounds so weird :heh:

chrno_the_sinner 2006-12-29 22:51

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Originally Posted by Nirvaphreak (Post 783503)
Iono why I think of AVs when I hear the candidates' try out Mikuru's lines...it just sounds so weird :heh:

That's because there's no background audio. Take the audio and extra character's lines out and it will probablt sound like porn too.

By the way, it's Yuki's turn at the mic.

X207 2006-12-29 23:37

sounds weird in english

LCeh 2006-12-30 00:57

Someone posted some fanmade clips in the general discussion thread of Haruhi and I thought that one was pretty well done, so it gives me hope that the official English dub will be tolerable too.

CrowKenobi 2006-12-30 00:58

It's now time for the next "choose the dub candidate" and it's Itsuki's turn at the mic, and we get five choices... I really didn't think any of them worked, but for the poll, I chose number 4.

btw, click on Kyon's name to get there.

:cool:

aegismode 2006-12-30 01:10

I didn't like any of them. 2-4 sounded too generic. 1 is okay but too emo. 5 sounded most carefree, and thus more Itsuki to me.

Tokkan 2006-12-30 01:17

I agree that 5 is the best, but it's not winning. I seriously hope more people vote for 5. 2, 3 and 4 sound off and 1 has poor pronounciation.

CrowKenobi 2006-12-30 01:40

I read on the ANN boards that someone suggested that #1 is Johnny Young Bosch... after listening to that choice a number of times, I have to agree because I'm hearing Ichigo from Bleach (which is the wrong voice, imho. He should be doing Vash, the Stampede!). :D

Skane 2006-12-30 01:42

OH. MY. GAWD!

My ears bled from some of the choices in Itsuki's dubbing.

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1) Not a bad voice actually, but somewhat wrong for Itsuki. It was... too serious?

2) Fail, fail, FAIL! Itsuki's voice is one of optimism and smug confidence. This VA sounded so unsure and nervous.

3) Bland.

4) Now we're talking. There was enthusiasm in his voice, which reflects the carefree nature of Itsuki in the show.

5) Win.

Cheers.

anselfir 2006-12-30 02:04

For the itsuki thing

1. quite good....but too vampirish
2. too....childish
3. too...pimp
4. ok...sounds like a posse
5. drastic....gangsta

The mikuru one...which pron is this from?

Cloud05 2006-12-30 02:19

I like 1 and 5. I voted for 1, but I guess I'm ok with either one.

Orchunter226 2006-12-30 03:17

I liked #5. I think he really brought out Itsuki's smooth manner of talk. That "smug confidence," as another person has said, that all the others had failed to portray.

I think it's Crispin Freeman as well.

Ultima_Rasengan05 2006-12-30 05:42

for Koizumi"s dub voice auditions
i chose number five
number one was also good
but i think number five hit me as the right Koizumi tone for the American version!!
I hope the next poll will feature Kyon or Haruhi American VA"s
i wanna see what they came up with!!

darkchibi07 2006-12-30 07:13

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Originally Posted by Orchunter226 (Post 783885)
I liked #5. I think he really brought out Itsuki's smooth manner of talk. That "smug confidence," as another person has said, that all the others had failed to portray.

I think it's Crispin Freeman as well.

#5 was definitely Crispan Freeman. But these choices are a lot harder to choose from. Though one thing for sure, #2 was pretty terrible.

Deathkillz 2006-12-30 07:26

hmm so far weve only had 3 polls for the VA right? mikuru, yuki and Itsuki (above)

heres my choices ~
mikuru ~
1) a bit...too orgasmic? :heh:
2) personally my pick ~ soft voice and the screams are actually the closest resembling mikuru's character...
3) sounds too old :/
4) the scream this time makes my ears bleed >.<

yuki ~
1) posh? but its pretty good :o
2) a bit too high toned ~
3) this one is also pretty good...she showed a bit of emotion in the tone but not to much so that it doesnt suit yuki...
4) the voice just doesnt suit yuki ~ a bit too rough imo

Itsuki ~
1) hmm...not bad but still it doesnt fit itsuki...its missing the "carefree" nature of his voice...
2) reasons skane has already pointed out :heh:
3) hardly any "itsuki" emotion >.<
4) a bit too corny imo...maybe the voice is a bit too deep?
5) this was good ~ closest match the itsuki's character out of the 5

Sheba 2006-12-30 09:55

While #5 sounded kinda old for someone about Itsuki's age, it conveyed his smooth talk the best. I'd like to hear him shouting Fumoffu and Second Raid.

Maxon 2006-12-30 10:42

Mikuru - #2. The voice had the best resemblance to her. #1 was close, but it was a bit too whiny. #3 was too old, and #4 had a slight lisp.

Yuki - #3. Again, best resemblance. #1 was pretty close to it. #2 was too high pitched and #4 was too rough and high pitched.

Itsuki - #5. The only one that had a smooth and deep voice. I think it's Crispin Freeman too. The others were too high pitched/chipper/capable of making eardrums bleed. Okay, #1 wasn't bad, but it still didn't fit Itsuki.

We've been lucky so far but I have this nagging feeling all the VAs for Kyon and Haruhi are going to be terrible.

Jaruromania 2006-12-30 14:00

I always thought Itsuki sounded slightly nervous in his speech, even though he actually wasn't. I think I'm the only one who liked #2 for Itsuki, I thought the voice sounded the closest to the original. His tone is slightly off when he "scoops" his lines but the voice seems pretty close.


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