Post Reply So what about the JP voices makes them great? Also some JP person who wrote about anime voicing for a Ph.D
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I'm not here to say they ain't but I only ever hear cookie cutter responses like "they put more emotion into their voices" or "acting has more competition in JP". A lot of acting schools teach you the acting terminology that are used around the industry and necessary tools and marketing... but a lot of them don't really teach you how to act except "It's an art, you just practice and form your vocal signatures" so that doesn't exactly help either.

Who has actually broken it down to its constituents to explain though?

The guy who seems to be the closest to doing so is Mihoko Teshigawara. I sht you not, he wrote:

and it contains copious amounts of information spread over 200+ pages with various references to past studies on Japanese vocals as well as cross-lingual studies. While its aim is not to explain "good" acting, it examines where the acting comes from. It includes samples from shows like Sailor Moon and Castle in the Sky: Laputa. Struggling actors could basically use the tools, frameworks, and methodology provided here to analyze contemporary JP voicing without the problem of "mishearing" the voices or relying on impressionistic descriptions.

While there are more studies nowadays on JP vocal/phonetic qualities and comparisons between ENG and JP vocals qualities, I haven't heard of another study aimed directly at anime.

If any of you have been actors in either language, I'd like the input. I've heard of a western-born becoming an actor in Japan but her vids seem to only lightly discuss auditioning and pronunciation lel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_JcI0kkjgo&list=WL&index=143
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Oh, it is smart Exodus again. Where is pervy Exodus and what have you done with him?!


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