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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

Voice Actor Comparison: Patlabor - Noa Izumi

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My pick: Miina Tominaga
Reasoning: Tominaga's Noa Izumi isn't just spirited, but also fierce-sounding when she needs to be. She gives Noa a fitting tomboyish edge, too. My favorite English voice for the character is Elisa Wain from the dub of the OVAs and TV series. She also has a spirited voice for the character, but her acting isn't quite on par with Tominaga or some of the others, like Ruff or Taylor. However, in some ways it serves Noa because she is such an oddball in some ways. I am curious as to where Michelle Ruff would have taken the role if she had more lines.
Breakdown: Tominaga > Wain > Taylor = Ruff > Glassco

Voice Actor Comparison: Dragon Ball/Z/GT - Son Goku (Adult) (EDITED)

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I'm just asking for trouble here, aren't I? Here goes!

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My pick: Masako Nozawa
Reasoning: Nozawa's adult Goku is a great evolution of her child Goku, retaining a very childlike wonder and charm to it, and Goku's pureheartedness, with a brilliant delivery that brings the character to life. I like how there are all these little nuances to it. Kelamis captures some of Goku's spirit in the same manner, but can be very inconsistent with his delivery, and of course doesn't have those little nuances Nozawa does. Schemmel's current Goku is pretty decent, but not what I prefer. It's a huge improvement from his Z days.

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