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Old 2012-03-11, 13:25   Link #261
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Kaji Yuuki as the MC is never an interesting choice.
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Old 2012-03-11, 17:50   Link #262
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Kaji Yuuki as the MC is never an interesting choice.
I liken having Yuki Kaji as the MC as to having a Billy Talent/Simple Plan/Green Day song for the opening. As long as he doesn't make that horribly sound though I'll probably survive though.

In all seriousness though I just don't think this guy is cut out as a leading voice even though the industry seems to be trying to foist him on us quite agressively of late. He just lacks presence and charisma and if it weren't for the whole constantly being cast as the whimpering loser "hero" I'd say there's not much that defines his roles as a voice actor or makes them memorable in any way. He's fine as a supporting voice actor like say in Gundam AGE where he plays Asemu's dorky whimpering loser friend that stays in the background for the most part, but look what happens when you place him as a lead in say Aquarion or Guilty Crown. The former I'm not sure he even registers as a thing to care about to most viewers and the later is legendary in the amount of hatred the character has garnered.

If this sudden surge in Yuki Kaji roles has been an experiment to see how well he tests with audiences I'd say it's failed pretty miserably.
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Old 2012-03-11, 18:11   Link #263
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Really? I think he is doing an pretty great job as Issei.
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Old 2012-03-11, 19:49   Link #264
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If this sudden surge in Yuki Kaji roles has been an experiment to see how well he tests with audiences I'd say it's failed pretty miserably.
Ignoring his increasing number of lead and supporting roles in anime he has:
  • Won the 3rd Annual Seiyuu Awards for Best Male Newcomer (2009)
  • Had his own short online tv program (2009), amongst other appearances in the usual programs frequented by seiyuu
  • Lead role in a live action movie about voice actors (2011)
  • The 6th most followed Japanese voice actor on twitter (2012)
  • Debut single reached 11th place on Oricon charts (2012)
Yup, his career sure isn't taking off.

His vocal range has not been particularly wide but I personally think he a enough presence as a male lead. Shu would've gained the same amount of resentment regardless because that's just how he's written.
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Old 2012-03-11, 20:10   Link #265
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Kaji was mediocre long before Guilty Crown was ever on anyone's mind.
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Old 2012-03-11, 20:26   Link #266
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Kaji was mediocre long before Guilty Crown was ever on anyone's mind.
Heh, different strokes and all that. That's fine.

Fact is his current prominence isn't as "That medicore guy no one likes but is being pushed in our faces" but rather actual positive reception in Japan. As his fan I'll keep enjoying this Kaji boom until it inevitably dies down. I'll stop right here before the topic goes off any further.
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Old 2012-03-11, 20:34   Link #267
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Arakawa Under the Bridge 2Fact is his current prominence isn't as "That medicore guy no one likes but is being pushed in our faces" but rather actual positive reception in Japan. As his fan I'll keep enjoying this Kaji boom until it inevitably dies down.
I really have nothing against the guy personnaly but I really wonder what makes him so popular.

Maybe he's got a real nice charisma in real life that for some reason I've never seen come across in his acting.
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Old 2012-03-11, 20:35   Link #268
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I liken having Yuki Kaji as the MC as to having a Billy Talent/Simple Plan/Green Day song for the opening. As long as he doesn't make that horribly sound though I'll probably survive though.

In all seriousness though I just don't think this guy is cut out as a leading voice even though the industry seems to be trying to foist him on us quite agressively of late. He just lacks presence and charisma and if it weren't for the whole constantly being cast as the whimpering loser "hero" I'd say there's not much that defines his roles as a voice actor or makes them memorable in any way. He's fine as a supporting voice actor like say in Gundam AGE where he plays Asemu's dorky whimpering loser friend that stays in the background for the most part, but look what happens when you place him as a lead in say Aquarion or Guilty Crown. The former I'm not sure he even registers as a thing to care about to most viewers and the later is legendary in the amount of hatred the character has garnered.

If this sudden surge in Yuki Kaji roles has been an experiment to see how well he tests with audiences I'd say it's failed pretty miserably.
I really liked his Shu.
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Old 2012-03-11, 20:40   Link #269
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I really have nothing against the guy personnaly but I really wonder what makes him so popular.

Maybe he's got a real nice charisma in real life that for some reason I've never seen come across in his acting.
From what I've seen of him outside of anime he's a real fun guy. It's also one of the reason I like him so much. In fact, a lot of seiyuu are really enjoyable be it on radio, live events or variety programs.
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Old 2012-03-11, 22:12   Link #270
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I really liked his Shu.
I hate it honestly. I have a hard time watching anything that sounds like Shu because it reminds me of the character. Not his voices fault of course.
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Old 2012-03-11, 22:52   Link #271
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Kaji Yuuki as the MC is never an interesting choice.
My god, Yoshino as writer and Kaji Yuuki again?

Another budged thingy?

No.6 was the first impact of someone with that annoying voice in a budgeted animu, Guilty Crown is second impact, and this... well.... I think we're fucked. *

It's an adaptation though so there's hope. And it's not a dig at the VA himself; he just gets pigeonholed into terrible roles often-- just like Rie Kugimiya.
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Old 2012-03-11, 23:05   Link #272
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There is far more hope since Sunrise is not used to allow ass pull things from its writers, the director gives me that feel at least.
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Old 2012-03-11, 23:14   Link #273
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Hmm, really?

Well, the female lead looks nice... might give it a shot.
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Old 2012-03-11, 23:19   Link #274
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There is far more hope since Sunrise is not used to allow ass pull things from its writers, the director gives me that feel at least.
Haven't seen it but I've always heard My-hime had an ass pull ending,have I heard wrong?
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Haven't seen it but I've always heard My-hime had an ass pull ending,have I heard wrong?
It did (And haha, it's the same writer this time too) But at least it was good at to that point. I can't say the same for some his other work (Otome, *cough-*)
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Old 2012-03-12, 06:06   Link #276
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I don't get it, what is this hate with Yoshino and Kaji Yuuki coming from?

Both have been prominent with a career that are filled with more success than failure and somehow they got blasted?

It anything, both are highly regarded in the only market that matters and proven then can get the job done more often than not.
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Old 2012-03-12, 06:24   Link #277
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Kaji Yuuki as the MC is never an interesting choice.
I guess what I meant by "interesting" would be how he would fit into voicing this character. I don't see how his usual voices from his most recent roles would work for this MC (wimpy, loser protagonist vibes aside).

I was kind of surprised to find him cast, to be honest.
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Old 2012-03-12, 06:35   Link #278
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I don't get it, what is this hate with Yoshino and Kaji Yuuki coming from?

Both have been prominent with a career that are filled with more success than failure and somehow they got blasted?

It anything, both are highly regarded in the only market that matters and proven then can get the job done more often than not.
Yoshino - Crashed and burned Mai Hime franchise in Mai Otome. Crashed and burned Code Geass franchise in Code Geass R2. Crashed and burned Guilty Crown. Wrote that vile Sequion no Qwaser manga. Wrote that bad Macross anime that I dare not speak its name. Contributed to Gundam Seed, the worst Gundam esries in existence. A bunch of other forgettable titles too. No reason to hate? This guy's a menace on the anime industry!

Kaji Yuuki - He lacks range. When he tries to do an emotional scene it just sounds really bad. He only ever seems to strike one role, the sentimental getting down on himself male lead. He's not terrible, but has played some terribly written characters honestly. There's definitely better out there, so that's why he's simply mediocre. Not a menace like Yoshino by any means,
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Yoshino - Crashed and burned Mai Hime franchise in Mai Otome. Crashed and burned Code Geass franchise in Code Geass R2. Crashed and burned Guilty Crown. Wrote that vile Sequion no Qwaser manga. Wrote that bad Macross anime that I dare not speak its name. Contributed to Gundam Seed, the worst Gundam esries in existence. A bunch of other forgettable titles too. No reason to hate? This guy's a menace on the anime industry!

Kaji Yuuki - He lacks range. When he tries to do an emotional scene it just sounds really bad. He only ever seems to strike one role, the sentimental getting down on himself male lead. He's not terrible, but has played some terribly written characters honestly. There's definitely better out there, so that's why he's simply mediocre. Not a menace like Yoshino by any means,
Please don't call Qwaser the vilest manga created by Yoshino ! It looks better than the anime adaptation. And don't call Macross F and Gundam Seed as worst animes ever, they're considered by many people as the best animes ever ! Plus, I never understand why Yoshino is hated !

As for Yuuki Kaji, most of his roles are wimpy protagonist-type. He's even able to voice very feminine-looking characters, such as Nile from Goulart Knights. Now in Accel World, this is the first time I see Kaji handling his role as the fat-looking protagonist.
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I don't get it, what is this hate with Yoshino and Kaji Yuuki coming from?
For me personaly Yuuki Kaiji's acting does nothing for me 95% of the time.I know that's subjective. It doesn't mean I hate the guy,there's plenty of VAs that do nothing for me,it's just that the others don't keep getting big roles in anime I watch.
I'm trying hard to appreciate what he has to offer because I see he's not going anywhere,but right now I have a hard time doing it.

I've got nothing against Yoshino though,I forgave Araki for GC,might as well forgive Yoshino as well,and I'm just not that familiar with his other works,if anything I find Sora no Woto underated.
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