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Old 2008-12-01, 05:52   Link #441
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Got the DVD boxset! Unfortunately, I have to share the TV...
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Old 2008-12-01, 15:54   Link #442
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Old 2008-12-01, 16:11   Link #443
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Huh, the thread seems to be littered with a few complaints on DVD issues (timecodes mostly) and translation inconsistencies (Arf/Alf/Aruf). Well, hope the A's release will be better.

Edit: Hmm...according to the tracker it should be delivered today or tomorrow. Looks like I'll be giving it a go on my other monitor as I run around Azeroth :P
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Old 2008-12-02, 15:53   Link #444
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My copy of first season just dropped in.... will take a look as I eat lunch...

First two episodes looked okay, nothing evil stood out. I'd kind of forgotten how cutesy the opener episodes were before Fate showed up. Though the "what the hell kind of outfit is this????" reaction from Nanoha still made me smile.
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Old 2008-12-03, 21:49   Link #445
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Well, I put it on my Christmas list. Here's hoping Santa delivers... *crosses fingers*

I'll have to content myself with audio clips on Youtube for now, whenever I can find them.
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Old 2008-12-04, 16:15   Link #446
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My copy of first season just dropped in.... will take a look as I eat lunch...

First two episodes looked okay, nothing evil stood out. I'd kind of forgotten how cutesy the opener episodes were before Fate showed up. Though the "what the hell kind of outfit is this????" reaction from Nanoha still made me smile.
I like the bit when she couldn't remember the whole phrase to set up and Raising Heart just went ahead and self-started. Those two were clearly meant to be together.

(My set arrived yesterday, and I promptly consumed the first eight episodes. Disk One has "Raging" Heart throughout, but that's about it for complaints...and since I don't watch the DVDs on a computer, the timecodes discussion went right over my head as a happy irrelevancy. I don't get why the Japanese mandated "Aruf" as a name, but...hey, their show, right?)
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Old 2008-12-05, 02:14   Link #447
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A-ru-fu is about as close as it gets in japanese syllabary. At least *we* know its meant to be "Arf" (and I haven't bothered with the dub yet).

Gah, just imagining a future S&W dub; personal bet that the Holo/Horo stupidity will arise again.

Gotten through the 3/4 eps. Yay for Fate arrival into the story which changed my view of "mahou shoujo" forever (ok, yeah its really kind of a "boys tech-magic wt cute girls" but so it goes...). Pre-teen girls with planet-cracking weapons for the win.... they must have been absolutely nuts when they approved that project
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A-ru-fu is about as close as it gets in japanese syllabary. At least *we* know its meant to be "Arf" (and I haven't bothered with the dub yet).
That name was unfortunately inconsistent in the dub script in each volume; it pretty much went in this order: Alf, Arf, Aruf. Even the English VA for Fate was wondering why it was inconsistent.

On the another note, Cristina Vee was such a doll as Nanoha! I really want to hear more of her once Nanoha A's gets released.
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I heard a clip from episode 2 on Youtube, and Cristina Vee sounds excellent as Nanoha. Gotta give props to the English VA for Yuuno, too, she did a good job (I can't recall her name, though...). Now I just want to here what Fate, Arf, and Precia sound like in English.

Why is Christmas so far away? ;__;
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(sigh) I'd probably use the dubs for pre-teens to watch (hmmm, yes mam, I did let your daughter watch a young magical girl get tortured by her mother.... ehhhhhh, maybe not) but most of the english VAs *sound* like they're sitting in a booth reading the lines rather than "in the moment". It just a problem I have with many of the "usual cast of VAs" and how they get recorded by the US studios. I actually have the same issue with many recent Western cartoons.
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Here's an unofficial Episode 5 VA commentary which is fun to listen to!

http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showthrea...03#post1481703
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I heard a clip from episode 2 on Youtube, and Cristina Vee sounds excellent as Nanoha. Gotta give props to the English VA for Yuuno, too, she did a good job (I can't recall her name, though...). Now I just want to here what Fate, Arf, and Precia sound like in English.

Why is Christmas so far away? ;__;
English Yuuno sounds too manly I think. It doesn't have that tone that makes it sound girly so the gender isn't as obvious.
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English Yuuno sounds too manly I think. It doesn't have that tone that makes it sound girly so the gender isn't as obvious.
Jr. in the anime version of Xenosaga had the same problem--male voice actor for a kid (well, physically) character originally voiced by a female. Odd hole in the dub world, for some reason, since American animation and video-game voicing never seems to have a problem using a female VA for a male child...

...ah, well, it's not like I'll ever listen to the dub, anyway.
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Jr. in the anime version of Xenosaga had the same problem--male voice actor for a kid (well, physically) character originally voiced by a female. Odd hole in the dub world, for some reason, since American animation and video-game voicing never seems to have a problem using a female VA for a male child...

...ah, well, it's not like I'll ever listen to the dub, anyway.
It's mainly because female VAs can sound like little kids. Male VAs have a harder time pulling it off (In English anyway). And it's hard to use an ACTUAL kid due to child labor laws.
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It's mainly because female VAs can sound like little kids. Male VAs have a harder time pulling it off (In English anyway). And it's hard to use an ACTUAL kid due to child labor laws.
Oh, I understand it. I just don't see why dub studios don't cast a female to do the dubbed kid voice, too.
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Oh, I understand it. I just don't see why dub studios don't cast a female to do the dubbed kid voice, too.
They did. For whatever reason Yuuno still manages to sound manly (My box came three days ago cha!). I think the only man I've ever heard do a child decently is Greg Ayres.

Not too fond of the dub as a whole some individuals I really like (I enjoyed the woman who does Arf) This is one I'm gonna keep watching subbed.
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Old 2008-12-11, 11:46   Link #457
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It says in the episode 5 commentary the VAs for Shiro, Yuuno and Arf did that Mary-anne's voice was hoarse because of her night job while they were recording, hence the cracking and 'voice breaking' kind of effect for Yuuno's lines.

Actually, Yuuno's probably one of the ones I'm happier with. Watching the clips that went up on YouTube, most of the others seem to lack emotional engagement with the scene.
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Here's a dub review of this series:

http://www.mania.com/eigo-kudasai-en...le_111688.html

Give it a read! I actually agree with some odf the points.
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On the another note, Cristina Vee was such a doll as Nanoha! I really want to hear more of her once Nanoha A's gets released.
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I heard a clip from episode 2 on Youtube, and Cristina Vee sounds excellent as Nanoha.
Really She annoyed me, at least at first anyways then I just got used to it.


Percia on the other hand sounded like a guy trying to sound like a woman (at least to me). But her laugh was what really got me, that was just HORRIBLE!

Every thing else though was fine.

I am however in love with the Devises new voices
they sound alot cleaner then before and just overall better, they're now the voices I hear when I read Nanoha stories
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