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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.

Voice Actor Comparison: Fullmetal Alchemist - Roy Mustang

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Something a bit less controversial:

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My pick: NO PREFERENCE, AS THEY ARE ALL AWESOME
Reasoning: If one bases Travis Willingham's Roy soley on his performance in Brotherhood (he was okay in the first series, but not great), he surely lives up to either Toru Okawa or Shinichiro Miki in his performance as Roy Mustang. All three are able to keep Roy sounding serious and authoratative, but with a little bit of cockiness, too.
Breakdown: Okawa = Miki = Willingham (Brotherhood) > Willingham (First Series)

Now TRY not to fuck this up, okay, commentors?

Voice Actor Comparison: Fullmetal Alchemist - Greed (EDITED)

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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)

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

My Thoughts On: Ballsy Streaming (UPDATED)

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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.

Under the Cel Shading gets thrashed by Busy Street!

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A week ago I sent my series to one site that is very critical of TGWTG in the hopes of getting something other than outright positive criticism, and well... Here's what they did and I love them for it:

http://thebusystreet.com/2010/12/21/tgwtg-rejects-under-the-cel-shading/

Tis good or bad? Also, new episode should be up within the week.

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