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Posted 3/22/14

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If we're talking about the same abridgement/parody, then I can't take you seriously if you think Armin's voice fits him better in the parody. If it's a different parody, my apologies.

Anyhow, I think the voices fit each character pretty well overall (at least the short clips we've seen of them), but the biggest problem is the lines they're given. Just a little too cheesy.


Edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiV_1HfmC0I


For a Parody voice, Armin is superb. The point was to get people to understand the way the voice acting was done for the Dub compared to the Abridged. And how much the dub falls short compared to something of that of a Parody.

And what about the other 2 VA I mentioned in point 1, Levi and Mikasa. And what about points 2 and 3?

I agree about the dialogue.
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You keep mentioning this large raging fanbase. Yet if you go to the clips on Youtube the number of likes compared to dislikes indicate otherwise and by a LARGE margin. Specifically the Levi clip is Likes = 3,088 Dislikes = 97....
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Just saw AOT Abridged Parody Series. Wow, how can the VA for that be better than Funi Dub?

1. To people saying the Japanese sub isn't supposed to sound exactly like the English dub, obviously I agree. That's basic logic. And I'm sure everyone else that's displeased with Funi's dub agrees too. But take this example of Mikasa in the Abridged Parody vs Japanese Sub. Mikasa is spot on because it fits her demeanor. The parody sounds different but the VA for both are really good because it fits the personalities. Armin, even for a parody voice is on point because it fits his character. Same for Eren. How can a bunch of amateur VA be that much better than Funi dub? Also to repeat my point in previous comments, past Funi dubs were good like Schemmel and Sabat for Goku and Vegeta.

2. Can the Funi dubs learn how to pronounce Mikasa properly? Holy crap. Do these people realize how much they're going to ruin the impact of this anime once its released? Little things like this do matter. Refer to The Last Airbender Ong vs Aang.

3. Lastly, I seen a comment somewhere regarding Levi's Funi Dub and it was the best way to describe it "Levi isn't supposed to sound like a radio talk show host but cool, calm, apathetic with hidden war scars".


In an Abridged Series, the characters' ... characterization tends to be exaggerated by the nature of the genre, and they're also not bound by the lip flaps or running length of the original show. I won't deny the fact that (a select few) Abridged Series have some amazing voice work, but there are reasons besides the talent / ability of the VAs.

I watched the Mikasa clip on a whim, and yeah, I don't know how they could have gotten that pronunciation wrong. I don't think it'll kill the show - every anime nerd has heard of it unless they live under a rock - but yeah, hard to believe they could get that one wrong. Then again, lip flaps and such. /shrug
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You keep mentioning this large raging fanbase. Yet if you go to the clips on Youtube the number of likes compared to dislikes indicate otherwise and by a LARGE margin. Specifically the Levi clip is Likes = 3,088 Dislikes = 97....


It's called the comment section in several of those clips. Excluding anime sub purists and you can distinguish between those comments and others by the context of their statement/opinion. And the likes/dislikes doesn't necessarily correlate to it. Some people comment and also vote, some people comment and don't vote. Some people just vote and don't comment. Some people are just happy that it's being dubbed so they click like but they are displeased with one/some/all of th voice acting so they're probably not clicking dislike. Some people are just viewers who don't actively interact on youtube or just don't have accounts who spread their displeasure via forums and/or word of mouth. Some people just don't warrant a dislike just because of bad dubs. They might still like the Anime. You see where I'm going with this? Many scenarios.

Even if I give you that argument, just read the comment section and the other thread on this topic. Aside from the same posters with the same positions, identifiy all the different users and their opinions.
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What are we doing here? oh right, arguing over two minute clips taken out of context.

Perhaps we should wait and see a little while longer before we jump to judgement.

oh and OP. when you challenged that person who said this thread began with a whine you forgot your comparison to the Avatar movie. and assertion that there was a swarm of horrified and raging fans that agree with you.

I've yet to see evidence that either of those assertions is true. Which makes your over the top complaints sound incredibly like whining.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

What are we doing here? oh right, arguing over two minute clips taken out of context.

Perhaps we should wait and see a little while longer before we jump to judgement.

oh and OP. when you challenged that person who said this thread began with a whine you forgot your comparison to the Avatar movie. and assertion that there was a swarm of horrified and raging fans that agree with you.

I've yet to see evidence that either of those assertions is true. Which makes your over the top complaints sound incredibly like whining.


Do you even read the comments on CrunchyRoll?
Here's a few on this link. There's more people complaining not only me.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/03/20-1/video-mikasa-can-do-it-in-latest-attack-on-titan-english-dub-clip

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Stonewolfe

one day ago

Ehhh..... I don't exactly "hate" it.... but I don't exactly "like" it either...

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breecatt

one day ago

Gotta laugh at the way they pronounce Mikasa's name....

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evo_king


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I'm glad I wasn't the only one who found that funny

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These are just CR posts. Wait till you get to Youtubes comments.
I also suggest reading the thread or my posts at least if you're going to reply to me. Because you obviously haven't taken the time to read comments or else you would've realized how many are displeased.

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

What are we doing here? oh right, arguing over two minute clips taken out of context.
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The two minutes were more than enough. They should've released better clips to begin with or release more clips soon. None of this is taken out of context. A 47 yr old wouldn't understand, the younger demographic would though.

And don't take my word for it-
Genbu89 agrees as well if you scroll up she writes "I watched the Mikasa clip on a whim, and yeah, I don't know how they could have gotten that pronunciation wrong. I don't think it'll kill the show - every anime nerd has heard of it unless they live under a rock - but yeah, hard to believe they could get that one wrong. Then again, lip flaps and such. /shrug "

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

What are we doing here? oh right, arguing over two minute clips taken out of context.
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The two minutes were more than enough. They should've released better clips to begin with or release more clips soon. None of this is taken out of context. A 47 yr old wouldn't understand, the younger demographic would though.

And don't take my word for it-
Genbu89 agrees as well if you scroll up she writes "I watched the Mikasa clip on a whim, and yeah, I don't know how they could have gotten that pronunciation wrong. I don't think it'll kill the show - every anime nerd has heard of it unless they live under a rock - but yeah, hard to believe they could get that one wrong. Then again, lip flaps and such. /shrug "



OK, I'm going to have to step in here and remind everyone that just because you see more complaints than praise it doesn't mean more people are unhappy with the job of the dubbers than not.

Again, people are more likely to complain about something they don't like than they are to praise something they do like.

I'm also going to call you out on being ageist against PGW. Age has nothing to do with someone's ability to enjoy anime. Yes, I am dissatisfied with their pronunciation of Mikasa's name, but the rest of what I've heard is okay - good.

And just for the record... I'm a guy. Lol.
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Lol well now i know. And I only quoted you to emphasize that what I'm saying isn't just someone who is complaining with no one agreeing with him. they can see for themselves because they tend not to read this thread or look for evidence in the comments of CR or Youtube but impulsively reply.

And no, I"m not being ageist. I'm being a realist. No one said that 45 year old person couldn't enjoy anime. If you want to get technical, age and gender is scientifically proven to show different levels of understanding and interests. But that's a whole other tangent.
The person can enjoy anime all they want but if they aren't going to bother to do their research then they shouldn't reply to me stating that I have no evidence or no support to what I'm saying, when I clearly do. And I just can't copy and paste every single thing to baby feed them my view just because they ask for evidence.
Posted 3/22/14
Sounds like a whole lot of weebo nonsense. Just stick to the original if it bothers you so much.
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SoldierSangria wrote:

Sounds like a whole lot of weebo nonsense. Just stick to the original if it bothers you so much.


This comment was already addressed by me. Please read this thread before stating redundant remarks.

And no one said I wasn't going to stick to the original, I intend to. and if Funimation and the people who are employed by them want AOT to be successful in America then they best hope I'm the only one sticking to the original. Or else they will flop and their sales will be underwhelming compared to expectations of such a big anime.
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Thing is it isn't receiving anymore hate than any other popular anime getting dubbed. This is nothing new and the outcry isn't nearly as big as your making it out to be ContributorGuy. Going by the Youtube comments, I've seen just as many praise the dub as I have seen upset by it but you have to take into account the people that will hate on a dub no matter how good it is. This paired with what Genbu89 said that more people are likely to complain about something they dislike as opposed to praise something they do like. Keeping all of this in mind and I'd say it's evident that majority of people are OK with or like the dub.

If you think this dub is bad then you haven't seen a lot of dubbed anime. Their are far, far worse... If you don't like the dub don't watch it. They put both versions on the Blu-ray/DVD for a reason, so sales won't be an issue either.

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Oooh sweet being referenced in a hate thread, oh happy days!

Anyway my 2 cents, only because I was brought up. Mine was not really a complaint. I am not an overall fan of dubs in general, and AoT just by their like 4 or 5 2 mins clips has already sold me as I am going to watch it. This is coming from having only liked only about 2 or 3 other dubs in the past and actually fully enjoying them. My whole don't "hate" but don't "like" either comment was more my opinion of Mikasa's voice.

But that is the same as I don't really hate my own voice, but hearing it recorded I definitely don't like it either, sort of way. I might not like it, but there isn't shit i'm going to be able to do about it.
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Thing is it isn't receiving anymore hate than any other popular anime getting dubbed. This is nothing new and the outcry isn't nearly as big as your making it out to be ContributorGuy. Going by the Youtube comments, I've seen just as many praise the dub as I have seen upset by it but you have to take into account the people that will hate on a dub no matter how good it is. This paired with what Genbu89 said that more people are likely to complain about something they dislike as opposed to praise something they do like. Keeping all of this in mind and I'd say it's evident that majority of people are OK with or like the dub.

If you think this dub is bad then you haven't seen a lot of dubbed anime. Their are far, far worse... If you don't like the dub don't watch it. They put both versions on the Blu-ray/DVD for a reason, so sales won't be an issue.



I'm sorry but alot of this isn't making sense.

1. Funimation dubs that are great: DBZ, Fairy Tail
other animations with great dubs: Death Note Repeated this several times in the previous pages.

2. Please list me people who've complained about a anime as big and popular as AOT? To my knowledge their hasnt been an anime this popular since dbz/pokemon. And Naruto was popular but not on the scale of dbz/pokemon. This is the first time I'm ever complaining about anime/entertainment related. And it should be complained about because the voices don't fit the character/personalities, there's bad pronounciation of names, the dialogue is corny and forced. I don't know of people who've hated an anime that's this big. Maybe smaller anime genres but they go unnoticed well..because they're not popular in America. And usually anime junkies watch them so that's why you can't take those into consideration in this argument.

3. I don't get the bluray dvd part. If people are sticking to the original, how would that even make sales for either of them?
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I stand by my argument that two minutes for one voice doesn't warrant a comparison with the live action Avatar. (If I recall correctly from reading all 5 pages that one voice was your particular beef OP)

I also remain unconvinced at this outpouring of rage. None of the quotes you cited actually complained that they hated the voice nor that they agreed with your comparison.

the attacks on my person based on what three letters of text in my profile might say about my credibility make me laugh. Attempting to discredit the person instead of the argument is something I typically interpret as a white flag. thanks. I win.

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