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Old 2007-06-01, 00:41   Link #161
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... a lot of times new voices will sound terrible at first because you're not used to them (especially English voices), but by the end of the first episode or two, they sound a lot better. (doesn't hurt that the VAs have some time to get into their new roles)
That's so true, I tend to judge them in the first episode (like Naruto's English voice..), though when I get used to them, I don't mind it at all.
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Old 2007-06-02, 15:47   Link #162
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I don't like just watching clips of a dub to see how good it is... a lot of times new voices will sound terrible at first because you're not used to them (especially English voices), but by the end of the first episode or two, they sound a lot better. (doesn't hurt that the VAs have some time to get into their new roles)
Yeah I can see that. Rena's VA seems to get better as the scenes go on... though personally I think she's trying too much to sound like her Japanese counterpart and hasn't really got the voice for it. I think she'd do better if she stopped with the helium and just settled on sounding like a teenage girl rather than ultra-cutesy Rena specifically.

Aside from that I don't think there's any that sound really grating. As has been mentoned Satoko and Rika sound a little too old but I can live with that over adult VAs trying to stretch their voices beyond credibility.
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Old 2007-06-04, 21:25   Link #163
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4chan's /a/ just got a sample of the dub from this short collection of clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpV9JM5sA6U

Many of the voice actors got a thrashing, but Mion's was unanimously loved, which is highly, HIGHLY unusual. (There were also several colorful expressions of lust, which we won't go into.) She really does stand out.
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Old 2007-06-04, 21:41   Link #164
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4chan's /a/ just got a sample of the dub from this short collection of clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpV9JM5sA6U

Many of the voice actors got a thrashing, but Mion's was unanimously loved, which is highly, HIGHLY unusual. (There were also several colorful expressions of lust, which we won't go into.) She really does stand out.
Hmm now I heard the voices one more time the English voices actually sounded acceptable (though I still think Rika sounds way too old, and the USODA scene is kinda ruined T___T) Maybe I was too harsh before
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Old 2007-06-05, 00:04   Link #165
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Keiichi sounds like a spoiled brat (emo kid?) from the suburbs and is frequently plagued by overacting. "You guys aren't my friends!"
I lol'd

Rika sounds like she's seventeen (so will she sound 30 when she's channeling Oyashiro-sama?).

Satoko's not as bad as I originally thought, but still lacks something I can't quite put my finger on.

Rena's '~kana' has been adapted by having her repeat the question portion of her sentence. I give them points for trying, but it's annoying. I'm surprised they didn't equate Rika's '~nano desu' into 'it's - and stuff' (hai nano desu = it's 'yes' and stuff).

Ooishi, Mion, and Tomitake all get a thumbs up from me. Ooishi's VA especially nailed that 'greasy doughnut-muncher you love to haet' vibe.


In short, my overall opinion is a bit better, but it's still not what I'd call 'watchable.'
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Old 2007-06-05, 02:56   Link #166
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i've watched the first few minutes of the clip.
hmmmmmmmmmmm...........
The VA for Keiichi and RENA should be replaced.....!
I cringed when I heard their voice.....
Keiichi is too 4Kid-ish (now i prefer the Jap version.....more grunt.....)
RENA is just horrible..........the jap version is cute, this is just squeaky.......too unnatural.....
Edit...
now for a quieter/scarier rena....it's not that bad actually......
USODA!!! scene lacks IMPACT!!!!!!! NO IMPACT!!?? it just completely ruines it.... .
That was one of my favourite scenes in the anime......How dare they ruin it!? (one way to fix it.....turn up the volume to max when you get to that point, so that the IMPACT will be delivered....XD)
(edit: nah......tried it.....and her voice still sounds weak........the background sound just covers the "Liar!" effectively........XD0

onto another note.
the voice of Mion is just exactly how i "picture" her would be. nothing strange about it. com to think of it (if my memories are still intact), it's quite close to the original sound from the jap VA.
same cannot be said about the 2 youngest kids though....they sounds too old for their age.......
(OMG......they are SO gonna screw up "Ni-Pah" and "Ni-Ni" when the story gets to that point.......I won't even think about how it will turn out)

Tomitake is great. nothing wrong in his voice.
Ooishi.......not quite fit his image(visually)......especially after you were used to japanese version of "chewing-gum-while-talking" type of voice...

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Old 2007-06-05, 10:19   Link #167
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i've watched the first few minutes of the clip.
hmmmmmmmmmmm...........
The VA for Keiichi and RENA should be replaced.....!
I cringed when I heard their voice.....
Keiichi is too 4Kid-ish (now i prefer the Jap version.....more grunt.....)
RENA is just horrible..........the jap version is cute, this is just squeaky.......too unnatural.....
Edit...
now for a quieter/scarier rena....it's not that bad actually......
USODA!!! scene lacks IMPACT!!!!!!! NO IMPACT!!?? it just completely ruines it.... .
That was one of my favourite scenes in the anime......How dare they ruin it!? (one way to fix it.....turn up the volume to max when you get to that point, so that the IMPACT will be delivered....XD)
(edit: nah......tried it.....and her voice still sounds weak........the background sound just covers the "Liar!" effectively........XD0

onto another note.
the voice of Mion is just exactly how i "picture" her would be. nothing strange about it. com to think of it (if my memories are still intact), it's quite close to the original sound from the jap VA.
same cannot be said about the 2 youngest kids though....they sounds too old for their age.......
(OMG......they are SO gonna screw up "Ni-Pah" and "Ni-Ni" when the story gets to that point.......I won't even think about how it will turn out)

Tomitake is great. nothing wrong in his voice.
Ooishi.......not quite fit his image(visually)......especially after you were used to japanese version of "chewing-gum-while-talking" type of voice...
Agreed, the USODA~~ scene is totally ruined Sounds kinda too cute

Given that, I dont expect much from the Ni-Ni and Ni-pah parts too (Well Satoko's voice was okay but Rika's is wayyy too old )

Keiichi's I thought it was okay now I have heard him more times, but Mion/Shion's VA really fits her role (surprise surprise)

Ooishi~ ano I think the voice is a little bit too thin for his voice, but is acceptable

Tomitake- I guess his voice is okay

Overall, the two biggest flaws are still in Keiichi and Rena's voice; Otherwise I would consider this an okay dub
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Old 2007-06-05, 15:11   Link #168
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As the others have said, Shmion's voice is really close to the original, and I loved her laugh in the beginning of ep. 5. Tomitake and Oshi's voices weren't that bad either. The others I haven't really paid much attention to, but I didn't like Rena's USODA as much as I did in the original. Keiichi is... don't know how to say it. I don't like it very much. Overall, it's a better dub than I expected.
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Old 2007-06-05, 22:41   Link #169
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Has anyone bought the DVD yet?

If so, did it uncensor the first part in Episode 1?
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Old 2007-06-06, 00:42   Link #170
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I did. Yes, it's completely uncensored, but I think it ruins the suspense in the case of the beginning of the first episode.

And the Shion/Mion pic on back of the Limited Edition box is AWFUL.>_< And the summaries of each episode on back of the dvd box are too spoilerish.
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Old 2007-06-06, 18:22   Link #171
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Anybody have pics of the spine and other side of the LE Box? I really want to confirm if the twincest picture is there or not.
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Old 2007-06-06, 20:51   Link #172
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Old 2007-06-06, 21:44   Link #173
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Hmm I dont think they are that bad

In fact, Hauuu Omochikaeri!!!! LOL
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Old 2007-06-06, 23:47   Link #174
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NICE.

Just what I expected to see!
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Old 2007-06-07, 15:49   Link #175
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Awww cuuute! Now if only I had the money to buy that box..I would. Though I'm just settling with just Volume 1.

EDIT: Got the DVD. ^_^

Reversible Cover
Picture of Satoko + Rika

Sadly there's no Romanji and textless op/end. o-o

Episode 1 (36 secs) really looks better censored. Spoilerish.
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subs

How's the subbing? There are those little bits such as ni-pa and all later on; if there's anything like that in the first volume, how'd they do?
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Old 2007-06-11, 10:16   Link #177
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Awww cuuute! Now if only I had the money to buy that box..I would. Though I'm just settling with just Volume 1.

EDIT: Got the DVD. ^_^

Reversible Cover
Picture of Satoko + Rika

Sadly there's no Romanji and textless op/end. o-o

Episode 1 (36 secs) really looks better censored. Spoilerish.
Any chance of a photo of the reversible cover ? I've always wanted to see how it looks.
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Old 2007-06-11, 10:48   Link #178
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I would ask whether this Higurashi will be made in live action movie, coz it is so nice to watch...,can?
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Old 2007-06-11, 10:54   Link #179
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there is absolutely no news or rumor about it.
and this kind of show is kinda random : you can't expect this until they announce it. (and sometimes, it is completely silly, due the near-to-none possibility to stay faithful to the anime/manga : i.e Negima)
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O_O The reversible cover is just the same picture, only normal. In other words, it is the color pic of Mion and Rena from the Japanese release that is the reversible cover. Satoko and Rika are not on it at all.

But yeah, Higurashi would be so great live, but I'd prefer a series.
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