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White Manju Bun 2007-12-08 21:43

The Dubbing of Code Geass
 
This thread is for the discussion of English Voice Actors in the R1 release of Code Geass.

Please do not use this thread to whinge and whine that you do not like any sort of English dub. No one is forcing you to listen to the dub so if you do not like it then simply listen to the Japanese track and turn the subtitles on.

Please remember these simple rules when critiquing a VA's performance or reading another forum member's critique:
  • Don't take it personally.
    In other words, youíre free to disagree with another personís opinion, but donít flame them if they offer a well written and well thought out analysis that differs from your own opinion. Keep it civil.

  • Voice Actors are humans.
    Yes, itís true. Theyíre human. Therefore, donít just indiscriminately rip them and their work apart as if theyíre inorganic objects. You donít have to flame praise them non-stop, but be thoughtful in your criticism.

Tokkan 2007-12-08 21:49

JYB as Lelouch... feh. Might work, might not. Should've gone to Yuri and JYB be Suzaku, rather than the other way round.

solomon 2007-12-08 22:00

Heh, is that ZRO Limit work?

I only midly like the show, but it's got a great dub cast lined up, which will make it very accessible. OH LORD HOW THE NOOBS WILL EAT IT UP!! :D

SonicX_Zero 2007-12-09 00:52

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Originally Posted by solomon (Post 1289681)
Heh, is that ZRO Limit work?

I only midly like the show, but it's got a great dub cast lined up, which will make it very accessible. OH LORD HOW THE NOOBS WILL EAT IT UP!! :D

Vice versa how the average otaku will make "my ears are bleeding" comments like its the worst thing that has ever happened in the whole wide world. :D

solomon 2007-12-09 01:32

HAHAHAA, but seriously. ANN said it will be airing on adult swim, so a good dub will help its accessability to casual viewers.

Marioshinobi 2007-12-09 04:43

English Voice Actors for Code Geass have been Chosen

The English Language cast is as follows:

Lelouch: Johnny Yong Bosch

C2 (CC): Kate Higgins

Kallen: Karen Strassman

Suzaku Kururugi: Yuri Lowenthal

Lloyd: Liam O'Brien

Tohdoh: Steven Blum

Bartley: Peter Spellos

Clovis: Dave Wittenberg

Emperor: Michael McConnohie

Shirley: Amy Kincaid

Milly: Julie Ann Taylor

Nina & Sayoko: Kim Mai Guest

LINK: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/conv...007/code-geass

-KarumA- 2007-12-09 07:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marioshinobi (Post 1290129)
English Voice Actors for Code Geass have been Chosen

The English Language cast is as follows:

Lelouch: Johnny Yong Bosch

C2 (CC): Kate Higgins

Kallen: Karen Strassman

Suzaku Kururugi: Yuri Lowenthal

Lloyd: Liam O'Brien

Tohdoh: Steven Blum

Bartley: Peter Spellos

Clovis: Dave Wittenberg

Emperor: Michael McConnohie

Shirley: Amy Kincaid

Milly: Julie Ann Taylor

Nina & Sayoko: Kim Mai Guest

LINK: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/conv...007/code-geass

:o a dub ya that means i can buyt he dvd's in about a year XD ieck!
not that i'm going to watch the dub anyhow :x

Westlo 2007-12-09 10:14

Anyway nice English dub cast, thank god they went with Zero Limit and L.A talent instead of Ocean. Doubt I'll watch the English version on the DVDs (Japanese cast is stellar) but it looks like it will avoid being cringe worthy which will help in keeping an audience on AS.

RWBladewing 2007-12-09 11:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tokkan (Post 1289668)
JYB as Lelouch... feh. Might work, might not. Should've gone to Yuri and JYB be Suzaku, rather than the other way round.

Yeah I agree with this, JYB's voice has that "good guy" (or wannabe good guy in Suzaku's case) quality to it and he was the first person I thought of to play Suzaku. Oh well, would have to hear it before making a real judgment on it.

I think Crispin Freeman would have been good as Lelouch too, disappointed to not see him anywhere on that list. On the other hand I think Liam O'Brien as Llyod is perfect, I could not see him being played by anyone else.

flou 2007-12-09 12:00

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Originally Posted by RWBladewing (Post 1290509)
Yeah I agree with this, JYB's voice has that "good guy" (or wannabe good guy in Suzaku's case) quality to it and he was the first person I thought of to play Suzaku. Oh well, would have to hear it before making a real judgment on it.

Before we continue this debate any further, I need to make a few points as to why I have some hope for this dub.

1) Lelouch was Fukuyama Jun's first major role as an antagonistic character. Prior to that, he had been relatively typecast in to the "good guy roles." (See Albert from Gankutsuou, Watanuki from XXXHolic, etc.)

2) Same goes for Sakurai Takahiro, Suzaku's VA, who was typecast into the "bad guy" roles. Before Geass came out, people were wondering why Lelouch and Suzaku's VAs weren't switched. (See Ray from GunXSword, Kanda from D.Gray-Man, etc.)

3) Taniguchi Goro supervised the English casting decisions. He did the same thing for the Japanese casting, so I have hope he made the right decisions.


And yes, I had to bold and enlarge the font. Almost everytime I post an answer to someone's question, it goes by ignored
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RWBladewing 2007-12-09 12:08

Well, like I said, I'll have to wait until I actually hear it to really decide. But I have heard JYB in so many dubs and he has not only been the "good guy" but has had almost exactly the same voice with some very minor differences (slightly more whiny for Renton, slightly tougher for Ichigo) in every one. The fact that the original director supervised the casting is promising, but I am still slightly worried about this role.

ashlay 2007-12-09 12:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by flou (Post 1290525)
Before we continue this debate any further, I need to make a few points as to why I have some hope for this dub.

1) Lelouch was Fukuyama Jun's first major role as an antagonistic character. Prior to that, he had been relatively typecast in to the "good guy roles." (See Albert from Gankutsuou, Watanuki from XXXHolic, etc.)

2) Same goes for Sakurai Takahiro, Suzaku's VA, who was typecast into the "bad guy" roles. Before Geass came out, people were wondering why Lelouch and Suzaku's VAs weren't switched. (See Ray from GunXSword, Kanda from D.Gray-Man, etc.)

3) Taniguchi Goro supervised the English casting decisions. He did the same thing for the Japanese casting, so I have hope he made the right decisions.


And yes, I had to bold and enlarge the font. Almost everytime I post an answer to someone's question, it goes by ignored
-___-;;;;

I don't know...having had a taste of Bosch's "evil" voice from one of the Card Captor Sakura movies, I still can't really picture it. (actually, speaking of Bosch, isn't he working on DMC4 right now?)

ah well, nothing to do put have a look in the next few months. I can't really picture it matching the kind of quality the original cast had, but dubs are always intriguing.

Marioshinobi 2007-12-09 18:59

Personally I'd rather have Suzaku Va and Lelouch switch...

Considering Yuri's voice in .hack and Sasuke in Naruto..he just seems much more fit to be evil compared to Nero from Devil may cry and power rangers..

o.o;

Royal_Devil 2007-12-09 19:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marioshinobi (Post 1290930)
.he just seems much more fit to be evil compared to Nero from Devil may cry and power rangers..

o.o;

What about Claire from Heat Guy J. That guy was psycho and Bosch stole the show as him. We're talking, throws grenades at his dad's grave when introduced in the series psycho

Asrialys 2007-12-10 01:23

I wonder how they'll pronounce C.C. and V.V.'s names. Despite pronouncing it Shi Tsu and Vui Tsu, they spelled the names as C.C. and V.V. respectively, right? I can only assume their reasoning was that it would have sounded odd with Shi Shi and Vui Vui (or at least V.V.'s does)? Or perhaps there is something important behind the naming convention within the story?

Do you think the dub will keep to the spoken names in the Japanese version, or will they pronounce the names the way they're officially spelled?

It's nothing really that important (probably), but just something I'm curious about. Doesn't matter either way for me though.

flou 2007-12-10 09:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Asrialys (Post 1291322)
I wonder how they'll pronounce C.C. and V.V.'s names. Despite pronouncing it Shi Tsu and Vui Tsu, they spelled the names as C.C. and V.V. respectively, right? I can only assume their reasoning was that it would have sounded odd with Shi Shi and Vui Vui (or at least V.V.'s does)? Or perhaps there is something important behind the naming convention within the story?

Do you think the dub will keep to the spoken names in the Japanese version, or will they pronounce the names the way they're officially spelled?

It's nothing really that important (probably), but just something I'm curious about. Doesn't matter either way for me though.

They'll probably say C2 and V2 because that's how it's meant to be pronounced.

FireChick 2007-12-10 19:28

Bandai said DVDs might come out next summer.

Trogdor Jube 2007-12-10 21:38

Code Geass has been announced to air on Adult swim some time in 2008
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...lt-swim-in-usa

solomon 2007-12-11 03:55

AS, huh? Well it's the best game in town to get at least 100k viewers so, why not?

digi.amuro 2007-12-11 12:49

Dont know if this was posted, but the official US site is open now

code-geass.bandai-ent.com

The stuff they have up so far:

Characters profiles: Lulu, Suzaku, Kallen, CC, Ohgi, Lloyd, Cecile
Knightmares: Lancelot and Glasgow
Staff and Cast: (Japanese)


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