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Otaku Revolution Anime Discussion #1: Classic Remakes Casting

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I thought I'd attempt something new for a change and start up a discussion about something anime-related in the hopes of having more communication with the people who come here (all three of them). Feel free to comment on this, suggest other topics for later discussions, and/or links to helpful material regarding the topic at hand.

 

Topic #1

 

With classics like Space Battleship Yamato and Mobile Suit Gundam being remade, do you feel like original cast members should reprise their roles after decades have passed? For example, should Goro Naya continue on as Captain Okita? Should Tohru Furuya continue to play Amuro Ray? If so, why? If not, who should play the roles? Suggest new VAs if possible.

 

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Tiger & Bunny - Episode 11 Review - The Die is Cast

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Tiger & Bunny is a new anime program current airing weekly in Japan and simulcast on Hulu and Viz Anime. Produced by Sunrise it's  directed by Keiichi Satou (best known for his work on Big O). The series revolves around a couple of super heroes who fight crime while driving ad revenue via product placement for a hero themed television program.

 

Anime Voice Talent Highlight #7: Kei Tomiyama

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#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.

Top 15 Dragon Ball/Z/GT Moments (EDITED)

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So, yeah, I thought I would write about my favorite (animated) parts of the Dragon Ball franchise. It took a while to gather (and in some case, make) clips to go with these entries. There are a lot of good moments in the franchise, even though the overall quality varies, and I'm sure there are plenty of good bits I've overlooked. If you feel I've missed good ones, please do comment and explain why.

15) Z's Finale

 

Series: Dragon Ball Z

Voice Actor Comparison: Gundam - Char Aznable

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My pick: Shuichi Ikeda
Reasoning: Ikeda clearly does the most arresting, charismatic-sounding Char, a Char that fits every facet of his complex personality. Michael Kopsa is my favorite English dub Char, sounding noticably serious and determined, but with a touch of charm. Blum makes him sound a little too laid back and his delivery is way off in that particular dub and Edwards just sounds generic and has a wooden delivery. This isn't just some guy, it's Char Aznable! Well, at least Edwards is one of the more tolerable cast members of that terrible Zeta Gundam dub.
Breakdown: Ikeda > Kopsa > Blum > Edwards

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