Japanese

Otaku Evolution Episode 149 - Voice Actor Appreciation

Body: 

 

I was going to do something else for this episode, but I wanted to get this one in so my 150th video is something that suits the number. Besides which, it's nice to once in a while take time to appreciate the voice talent actually playing the anime characters we watch develop. I do have something special planned for next episode, but this one is special in its own way. I should really do more of these later on.

 

(Also, I got my Twitter account back, hooray!)

 

My Dailymotion page

My Vimeo

My DTube page

My DeviantArt page

Dragon Ball Z Goku Scene Comparisons

Body: 

You watch this, you ignorant little shitfucks. I'm not going to say this shit again (today). I'll show you how to watch this 20 something year old overly long action cartoon for eight year olds the right fucking way (my way). Now, I've had these videos up on my YT account for a while, but I wanted to put them here anyway, in case you don't magically know my account name, because you can't read my mind (how much more worthless can you be?). Now, to some of you, this is preaching to the choir. If you're here and you don't already agree with me on everything (all four of you), you should pay attention. If you do agree with me, sit back down. You're not getting that third slice of Sarah Lee's banana cream pie just yet, and keep that Pabst Blue Ribbon away from your laptop, it'll spill and you won't be able to angrily fap to incest hentai if it ruins your computer, you festering piles of mule snot.

Enjoy!

 

Anime Voice Talent Highlight #7: Kei Tomiyama

Body: 

#7 Kei Tomiyama
 

One of the classic anime voices of the 70s and 80s, Kei Tomiyama's tragically short life was nevertheless fruitful in his industry. Already well-known by the seventies for his role as the wrestler eponymous Tiger Mask, an character who has endured as an anime icon for decades, he went on to play a few other very notable roles. His tender, sincere voice at times belied his often firey delivery.

Typical DBZ Fan on YouTube Presents: Japanese Voices Sound Like Pussies

Body: 

So, often when I read YouTube comments on Japanese clips of Dragon Ball/Z/GT/Kai material, I often run into this little gem:

Yeah, "no offense".  
I know, that's so right, isn't it? I mean, clearly the entire cast is filled with girly, weak-sounding pansies. Just listen to these clips!

Ryo Horikawa as Vegeta:

I mean, really! Listen to that feminine, high pitched whiny voice for Japanese Vegeta. Jeez, what a woman. It's a good thing Chris Sabat saved this character with his all-too-distinct and not generic at all growly mean voice! 

Toshio Furukawa as Piccolo:

Voice Actor Comparison: Excel Saga - Excel

Body: 


Original Video - More videos at TinyPic
My pick: Kotono Mitsuishi
Reasoning: I love how Mitsuishi can sound so wacky and over-the-top, but in a very sincere and passionate manner. Likewise, I sense that same sense of sincerity from both English VAs who played her. However, I give the edge to Jessica Calvello, because Larissa Wolcott sounded a little too shrill for her own good at times. I have to admit, though, she really grew on me towards the end of her run. I still like her Excel, just not as much as the others. Mitsuishi is the clear winner because she did what took two English VAs to do, and better than both of them.
Breakdown: Mitsuishi > Calvello > Wolcott

Voice Actor Comparison: Fullmetal Alchemist - Greed (EDITED)

Body: 


Original Video - More videos at TinyPic
My pick: (TIE) Junichi Suwabe and Yuuichi Nakamura
Reasoning: They both have arresting deep voices and jaunty, snarky, lively deliveries. Baker comes fairly close, but doesn't quite reach their level. Patton's is a joke, too subdued and flat.
Breakdown: Suwabe = Nakamura > Baker > Patton (Brotherhood) > Patton (First Series)

NOTE: My samefag sense is tingling. I'm closing the comments. It's pretty sad that somebody has to post as different people to pretend to be a majority. Especially when they don't change their rhetoric or writing style. I was born at night, but not last night.

You know who you are. Stop ruining the blog for everyone else.*

My Thoughts On: Ballsy Streaming (UPDATED)

Body: 


Starting tonight, Funimation will be streaming Dragon Ball Z episodes 1-15 on their website. This is just the first step in what they say will be streaming of all Dragon Ball shows, including Dragon Ball Kai, online, for free. This is an unprecedented feat for the company.

The DBZ streaming uses the Funimation "Remastered Season Sets" footage. The "orange bricks" as they're often called have video that Funimation remastered on their own, causing the loss of detail. They also blew up the picture and cropped it for widescreen, so there's also missing bits of the picture. They also messed around with the colors so that it's much brighter than intended. The better footage is easily the Dragon Box material, but Funimation has decided to go with this.

Pages