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xris 2009-04-10 17:51

K-On! - Voice Actor Appreciation & Discussion
 
The purpose of this thread is to discuss, critique and idolize the Voice Actor cast of K-On!. Please remember that the discussion should center on their performances as professional voice actors and not on the show content (which can be discussed in the various Episode threads). Please remember this simple rule when critiquing a VA's performance or reading another forum member's critique:
  • Don't take it personally.
    In other words, you’re free to disagree with another person’s opinion, but don’t 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 human.
    Yes, it’s true. They’re human. Therefore, don’t just indiscriminately rip them and their work apart as if they’re inorganic objects. You don’t have to praise them non-stop, but be thoughtful in your criticism.
This thread might duplicate some discussion in the Episode threads, but it can also serve to demystify various VA roles, disseminate VA information (VA Bios, VA photos, etc) and provide cast information of various types as well as discussion about performances.

yezhanquan 2009-04-10 19:46

Looked through the cast list. Is it me, or are many of the girls newcomers?

Kaisos Erranon 2009-04-10 19:51

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Originally Posted by yezhanquan (Post 2333367)
Looked through the cast list. Is it me, or are many of the girls newcomers?

This appears to be a vehicle for pushing budding young voice actresses into the industry, much like Haruhi was.

Meatrose 2009-04-10 19:59

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Originally Posted by Kaisos Erranon (Post 2333374)
This appears to be a vehicle for pushing budding young voice actresses into the industry, much like Haruhi was.

Aye, it seems that way to me as well. I won't make any definitive statements this early in the show, but I think they're doing a fine job so far.

yezhanquan 2009-04-10 20:00

Always good to see new blood in the business. However, it seems to me that there are a lot MORE ladies in the industry than gents, and to stand out, it's really not easy + a lot of hard work.

Pachael 2009-04-10 23:12

Some background:
http://hashihime.blogspot.com/2009/0...at-voices.html

Ritsu - Satou Satomi
Mio - Hikasa Youko
Tsumugi - Kotobuki Minako
Yui - Toyosaki Aki

That's the starting point, though I'd debate that the ED is played by the seiyuus (if it were, then that's amazing.)

qmeister 2009-04-10 23:23

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Originally Posted by Pachael (Post 2333693)
That's the starting point, though I'd debate that the ED is played by the seiyuus (if it were, then that's amazing.)

All of them do sing the OP/ED, though playing is another matter...

Pachael 2009-04-11 00:13

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Originally Posted by qmeister (Post 2333708)
All of them do sing the OP/ED, though playing is another matter...

I had no doubt they sung it, it's the playing I doubt (despite them according to the earlier article being drafted partially for their playing ability)

Bananoha 2009-04-13 14:41

I'll just leave this here....
http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/s...h_784b341a.jpg ← Toyosaki is like 169cm in case anyone is wondering how tall she is compared to everyone else since she does seem rather tall.

Kotobuki is definitely my favourite voice of the four and she's so young. I hope to hear more things from her in the future.
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Originally Posted by Pachael (Post 2333693)
That's the starting point, though I'd debate that the ED is played by the seiyuus (if it were, then that's amazing.)

Kotobuki Minako can play the piano a bit and Sato Satomi can play the guitar, but that was pretty much it before they were chosen to be the seiyuu for K-On! from what I've heard. So yes, in the beginning they didn't really know how to play. I think it was for kicks in the second episode of らじおん! that they tried to play, first deciding who plays what with jan-ken-pon before deciding to play their respective characters instruments and it was.... terrible.

And now....
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm6494249 - 6:10 ~ 6:30-ish and you get to hear them actually playing. It's actually pretty decent. I don't know why the actual site loads slowly for me compared to nico. Not like it really matters when I actually get irritated at hearing them giggle half the time and talk about.... sweets and such.

But erm, the ED isn't that hard going by the guitar and bass parts. If Hikasa Yoko played the bass for the OP, I'd be a little more impressed.

Midonin 2009-04-13 16:42

Aki Toyosaki is really becoming the go-to girl these days for the really cute characters. This won't be her first time playing a 4-koma leading girl either, as she's been listed as playing Kana in Kanamemo this summer. Good to see her getting a lot of work.

Nerroth 2009-04-14 20:49

It's somewhat ironic that the lady with the lightest hair colour voices the character with the darkest...

C.A. 2009-04-14 21:16

I'm thinking Toyosaki being the tallest, gets the shortest character lol

yezhanquan 2009-04-15 07:43

Same logic with Goto-san, with her nice lady roles. Hell, she's a biker chick!

Ithekro 2009-04-15 12:31

Isn't the actress that plays Kyon's Sister taller than anyone else in the cast?

Bananoha 2009-04-29 23:48

I forgot what episode of Rajion! it was, but the girls played together again for maybe half a minute. They're getting better. I should grab the clips for the lazy ones out there.
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Originally Posted by Ithekro (Post 2342725)
Isn't the actress that plays Kyon's Sister taller than anyone else in the cast?

I haven't found any numbers for her, but the tallest female seiyuu I know of is Honda Takako at 173cm. Ono-D is 174 and Sugita is like 177cm.

Back to K-On! and not Haruhi, though Minorin in a mage outfit performing at Gensou has me excited as well.

The seiyuu for Mugi-tan, Kotobuki Minako, is in "sphere", alongside Toyosaki Aki, Tomatsu Haruka, and Takagaki Ayahi. First single was the OP for Hatsukoi Limited.

She's the only one in the group whose singing I enjoy, which makes me wonder when character singles K-On! will be released in the hopes of hearing more from her and Hikasa Yoko.

I keep forgetting how young Kotobuki is. She's turning eighteen this year. Wtf, still jailbait.

Keio 2009-05-01 14:12

Sphere's members are all seiyuus, huh? :D

Bananoha 2009-05-01 21:44

Well, seiyuu idol groups have always been around. The OP for Basquash! is done by [a temporary?] group called Eclipse, consisting of Tomatsu Haruka, Nakajima Megumi, and Hayami Saori. It just seems like people trying to make some money because, well, it's more about the looks than actually singing nowadays. Even some of the older seiyuu are losing out to a bunch of the younger ones when it comes to getting a role. As much as I love people like Inoue Marina and Kobayashi Yu, it'd be nice to hear some other people, too.

Er, so back to K-On! I haven't looked at the radio show in a while and I was curious to see if the girls actually did anything together musically. Yonezawa Madoka, Ui's seiyuu, appeared in episode eight and they all ate snacks together. Actually, they seem to always have a snack on the radio show.... Toyosaki is kind of reminding me of a real life Yui, especially when she was talking with her mouth sort of full.

Anyway, they actually played for a minute longer than they previously have together and this time I brought the clips with me;
http://www.mediafire.com/file/emwqmojmkze/ - ep 8
http://www.mediafire.com/file/zjzyjmhmzti/ - ep 9. They sound more confident, but I think Kotobuki made more minor mistakes.

Not too bad. Maybe HALKO can teach Kotobuki a few things. ;3

yezhanquan 2009-05-05 22:44

Well, seiyuu groups can't possibly get any bigger than Weiss, and it was Koyasu's brainchild, of all things.

GrahamAker 2009-05-06 06:51

i think yui's seiyu is same as that of nodame from nodame cantible

RhapsodyInBlue 2009-05-06 07:52

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Originally Posted by bhus12 (Post 2380542)
i think yui's seiyu is same as that of nodame from nodame cantible

They have different seiyuus. Ayako Kawasumi voiced Nodame while Aki Toyosaki voiced Yui.


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