doggiedynasty: Doggie's crescent moon (Doggie)
New SM this Saturday and munchkin is away ATM.

Going to post these because they're so cute/humorous:





Also the popular PEACY reacts

As for me:

Well, when I began the first episode of SM Crystal, the first thing that came to mind was how bright it was -- how much effort was put into the art design. A lot of effort. It actually made me happy. It's just...so

sexy. Like oozing sexy. (LOL) But then, the comic design were beautiful.

Even Queen Beryl is gorgeous from the OP. Like Oh my God o-O; And Watanabe Misa is going to voice her? What a crime.

Which reminds me: I remember thinking that if they didn't get Furuya Toru back for Tuxedo Mask, I thought of Kishio Daisuke or Namikawa Daisuke. Turns out Kishio Daisuke MADE IT IN! And he's Jadeite! Points!

I agree with the first video when it comes to the PreCure eyes. I actually have a tiny problem with it -- they are so bubbly and it's like they push out of the cornea. There is so much effort put into making those eyes and everything else so acute (Like I said, "Oozing sexy"), and making the mouths so small, its like Toei made this version more stiff than its classic 90s version. You can definitely see the influence of the PreCure artist.

Why "Stiff"? This all seems to lead the animation towards a LACK of gag scenes. Or maybe I should say that the gag scenes were turned down a few notches? The liveliness has went away somewhere, but I'm not upset. One of my high points in watching Sailor Moon classic WAS the gag scenes. I was like "What is this...I LOVE IT!" The gag is present in the manga too, especially when Chibausa arrives and when Usagi/Serena is with Mamoru/Darien.

Hopefully that'll change. Don't get me wrong, Usagi falling down the stairs, tripping over Luna, and kicking her house's door was good. Unfortunately, I have the instinct of comparing back into the old days. But I do tell myself that the comic was attached to beauty, love, and that friggin' ridiculous crystal.

And it is just the first episode after all.

I also agree with the same video: Stop using CGI. I am OK with it, but why? I liked the crescent moon!

Music is OK so far; I liked the first few minutes with the dream. I will miss the beautiful classic transformation music; from other watchers, it was said to be Pre-Cure-like too.

Sound...

Gotten to a point where Mitsuishi Kotono needs to be protected. I even saw comments such as "This is just as bad as the original voice actor" or along those lines. Uhh...

I am reminded of my previous entry about the original voices, and after watching Crystal I think that I understood the meaning of letting the originals return as being "important".

We do look backwards too much. We look back at classic Sailor Moon (just like classic Seiya) and expect a similar quality as if the series was still airing. Thus, we call Kotono "old-sounding". In other words, an unreliable voice. For some reason, we HAVE to look for some discrepancies, something that'll tell us that this casting will ruin our viewing experience because she isn't like "back then". Some kind of bad pitch, a shake, or some "difference". I think that as an expert, Mitsuishi is going to take steps back into her old role.

Performance doesn't wither from age. Node issues or having a cold are possible, but Mitshishi has plenty of control over her voice. "Moon Tiara!" and "Tsuki ni kawate Oshioko Yo" (For the moon, I'll punish you) is still as fresh-sounding as ever.

When VAs recite their roles' lines on a TV show (ie: Daitarn Map) or CM after so long, it's still fabulous to hear. Usagi isn't as spazzy as in her classic version, but I'm sure when things heat up, we'll see Kotono sprout some more.

Again, don't like the OP theme song at all. It doesn't have to be Moonlight Desentsu, but it is so uppity and childish and I'm reminded of...well, there's no "strength". A soldier strength I guess. It lacks grace, and you need to listen to Peach Hips. Listen to Moonlight Desentsu.

Moon's Speech (Classic)
CRYSTAL VERSION
doggiedynasty: (Sad)
Irritated due to constant cough and taking drops all the time. Can't seem to stop it even with nasal spray.

ANN: Kotono Mitsuishi leads Sailor Moon Crystal Cast

Annnnd there we go.

Not really an "ugly side" moment, but using the tag will make this entry easier to find for me. Maybe I should call it a "rant" because I am spilling my guts out with perhaps little to no logical backing or evidence. It is emotional and I'm all over the place.

Frankly, I am happy that something is finally revealed. Not that upset like a raging fire, I'm just ready to go start.

I'll get this part out of the way first: I think the designs are cute Rei <3 . Everyone complains about how the necks and legs are weird, and something else about details on the jewelry? It is unusual, or maybe I should say it's a break from the common pattern of "school anime" (?) that looks lazy (ironically, spiky hair is difficult to draw? At least to me I don't have a prayer). You can see a handsome main character from miles away. Even though, I somewhat see the visual connection to Pre-Cure, which is one part of the fandom's ire, since Pre-Cure artist is a part of this project. We'll see how it is in animation. It is FIRST visual only after all.

As for the voice actors...SM: Japan Idol. Not sure if I can explain this properly.
Note even kidding: I was a bit depressed.

I do like Itou Shizuka and Koshimizu Ami in general. There are complaints about using fresh VAs for the picks of course; I know that Ami and Shizuka are semi-new. Quite sure that some of the older warriors, I think Tomizama-Mars, Pluto, Fucami-Venus, and even K-sensei-Neptune for example, had maybe around ten years AT LEAST before their start. Furuya was definitely in the business long before that, racking up main characters.

As for my thoughts: I talked about this before, and I talked about complaints from senior VAs such as Mitsuishi herself.

I am sad for typical selfish reasons.

The original five VAs for the Sailor warriors are friends, and it looks to me that there are concerns from even Japan as to why Sailor Mercury is not Hisakawa Aya, considering her and Kotono's recent activity.

I think Mitsuishi aided with the choosing during audition???? [Nico Douga?]

There were various discussions among the English-speaking fandom: "Keep the original", "they can't do it", "they're going to all be new", "re-cast them", "since it's based on the manga, the characters are different". Even if different, it's a VAs duty to adapt and perform the character.

I had two simple thoughts: "They'll come back" or "the cast is change and the originals will end up being parents or important supporting roles".

The change doesn't surprise me in the slightest because it happens a lot. Especially in American cartoons it does. The TMNT are changed virtually each generation; in new Turtles, Rob Paulsen went from Raphael to Donatello amazingly. Also, Marvel and DC heroes: how many Spider-Mans, Wolverines and Supermans were there?

This all reminds me about the rough truth that VAs can be easily replaced, and that juniors rarely perform with their coveted/motivating seniors in active roles. The seniors who deeply touched many juniors and got them into wanting to do voice work.

This is something that even Mitsuishi has said, and I want to find that article. I'm sure it's in my blog somewhere. For this reason, I am happy that Kotono leads the cast. Plus, veterans don't get the main cast very often.

It's a little bothersome on how many youths (INTERNATIONALLY!) aspire to be VAs, as difficult as it is. CDs, net radio, concerts/live stage events, etc. Yet, I virtually see a similar cast each time-- say Kakihara (柿原 徹也), Seki-Tomo, Kimura Ryohei (木村 良平), Nakamura Yuchi (中村 悠一; WHY?!?!), Shimono (下野 紘), Toyonaga (豊永 利行), Miyamo Mamoru, Hanazawa, Kamiya Hiroshi in lead-- in virtually every show. Studio affiliation?

On the other hand, I do get a little annoyed when I see a show with an unfamiliar name take up majority of the cast. It gives you a good idea that VAing has become popular. I don't pick a work just due to cast. I'll have to like everything--cast, staff/production, what it's about--it all must come together.

There seems to be the influence of Pre-Cure for most of the new Sailor Moon picks, since there is the attachment with director, script writer and art designer. Kotono still remains strong in the Sailor Moon image something about Usagi DNA. Lol, did I read that right?. Similar to the main cast of Dragonball, which were mostly retained for many years for some blessed reason. Lupin was like that for a moment.

I told myself for some security that a new cast would be important because, since SM is so well-known, it will give them a chance to "follow their dream". The new VA of Mars explains that herself. While thinking this, I also remembered an article about the cast change for Saint Seiya (Interview by Yamauchi Shigeyasu). Furuya Toru (Seiya) was very close to the cast that he was with. Kuramada seemed troubled with the change?

I'm sad because there are very few times that even the veterans can enjoy this seiyu boom, as this business activity has increased considerably since 60s and 70s. Not necessarily for Sailor Moon, but for VAing entirety. Ogata Megumi (Uranus) seems to go up and down, balancing in between acting and singing, having landed roles in Danganronpa and Persona both animation and game series.

This argument might have to do with "pursuing the past" vs "pursuing current audience". Or is it versus "pursing money"? You're probably thinking that this is no different from 70s and 80s, with Akira Kamiya, Furukawa Toshio, Inoue Kazuhiko being at vanguard. In 90s, it's Hayashibara Megumi, Seki Tomokazu, Kusao Takeshi, and Mitsuishi Kotono. Just to name a few.

It is considerably different in terms of how things are relayed or achieved, and I am quite sure the amount of voice overs have increase.

Pointing back to the seiya interview:

声に以前のようなハリとツヤがなく、老けた声はもう「少年」とは呼べなくなっているものでした。

13年という時がここまで声の質を変えてしまうものなのか。
当然、ファンの方々から、

「旧声優の声が変わってしまっていやだ」

Basically:
* 13 years later: Degraded voice quality
* Fan complains about difference; performance is not heated enough (since the show is about boys)

I, quite frankly, thought Horikawa Ryo did great in Heaven's Overture. Why didn't Kurumada want a change?

Under the fans or otaku?'s new era pretenses and misunderstandings that whether the original sailor warriors ALIVE voice actors are active or not, it'll continue to be an anxiety because of the pattern of current VAs and the world of "idols". A generational anxiety? Their position in the current business -- how are things decided? What will be the outcome? Maybe I am just being a picky baby while its all inevitable. Sailor Moon is an important work that went deep in a heart. For Mitsuishi Kotono, I may see Sailor Moon and Misato (EVA); for others, they may see Murrue Ramus (gundam SEED). Mitsuishi is very entertaining and that hasn't changed.

It's pretty much like theater.

As for the Outer Seishi, after seeing some comments, I think it's utterly stupid for Ogata, Katsuki, and Minaguchi (Saturn) to return since the main cast changed. Pluto change may be inevitable as well as the VA retired.

It must be an attachment, similar to why we question "voice quality" (like Seiya above).

Still, I will watch it. I hope there isn't any slander towards Toei and the VA.

VIDEO: Clip from Saint Seiya Heaven's Overture movie

Style

Apr. 6th, 2014 11:35 pm
doggiedynasty: Doggie's crescent moon (Doggie)
The way you interact with people extremely matters.

That's all. I'm really tired.

[Entertainment]
- Gundam Build Fighters and Seiya Omega has ended.
- Buddy Complex will have a 2nd season. Thoughts some other time.
- John Pinette and Mickey Rooney...(groan)

And I'm not accepting Nozawa Masako being called an old hag. Looking at you ANN. Apparently this is God Acting.

I think this Heidi of the Alps scene with Clara/Kirara, originally, was supposed to be heartrending. But she made it fun? spoiler?

"Boku tate dayo."


And freakin' Furuya Tohru is on Twitter.
doggiedynasty: Doggie's crescent moon (Doggie)
Check my tag "Doggie watchlist" for more. Bold usually means its new.

"Completed" list is now on the bottom, and I think it covers two years.

Animation
- Mobile Police PATLABOR
COMMENT: Immediately enjoyable.

- Gundam Build Fighters
COMMENT: Why not? Someone has to watch.

- Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam
COMMENT: Needs to get interesting quickly; Mashmyre (LOL!). I have to get Judau credit, he actually pilots like he's inexperienced. Least for a short while.

- Saint Seiya OMEGA
COMMENT: Interesting.

- Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (OVA)
COMMENT: "BANAJIIIIIII!"

- Windaria
Comment: Old Furuya Toru movie. Still thinking about it and looking for the time. Tear-jerker?

- HELLSING (OVA)

TOKUSATSU/SPECIAL
- Kamen Rider Gaim
COMMENT: Will air in October. Ready!

- Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger
COMMENT: Forgot to add. Slowly advancing since I mainly focus on Kakuranger, Kamen Rider, and GARO, but I occasionally return.

- Kamen Rider W
- Double Hard boiled. Surprisingly interesting.

- Kamen Rider OOO
COMMENT: TA-TO-BAAAAA!

- (EDIT) Tokusei Sentai Go-Busters
COMMENT: COOL and SERIOUS!

- GARO Makai Senki (Season 2)

- Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger
COMMENT: Oh God, I love it...it's ridiculous.

- Ninja Sentai Kakuranger,
- Ninpou Sentai Hurricanger
COMMENT: Hurricanger is very slow since my "ninja toku fix" is on Kakuranger. I finally met the Thunder rangers. Kakuranger is pretty serious now. Still a cool show! So happy to see Ninjaman. Kazuki Yao is probably my seiyu for Sept.


Comics
- Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho
- Saint Seiya Next Dimension
COMMET: "Sho" just started; very slow in ND, despite color pages. How can I take ND seriously when the characters are cute?

- NARUTO
- BLEACH
- D.Grayman
COMMENT: HOSHINO-SENSEI! COME BACK! And NARUTO climax is totally dragging.

- Hunter x Hunter

- Sailor Moon
Comments: I reached the "Sailor Moon S arc"!

ON HOLD/Unsure/Slow
Kaizoku (pirate) Sentai Gokaiger
Gekisou Sentai Carranger
COMMENT: Put them away because I have too much on plate. Gokaiger is fun so maybe I'll return to it after Shinkenger. Not sure if I'll return to Carranger.

- Choujuu Kishin Dancougar
COMMENT: Recently returned to it, but I don't think I can go further. The team is assembled.

- Stop!! Hibari Kun!
- Claymore
- Tekkaman Blade
- Legend of Heavenly Sphere Shurato
- Casshern Sins
- GetBackers
- The Heroic Legend of Arslan
- Zoids Genesis
- Higurashi When They Cry
- Wolf Guy : Ookami no Monshou
- Nabari No Ou
- Junjou_Romantica (maybe, maybe not)

COMPLETED (Recent)
- Kamen Rider Wizard (Main saga is over.Two special eps airing)
- Mobile Suit ZETA GUNDAM!
- Saint Seiya: LOST CANVAS
- The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls (YxM)
- Eureka Seven (Anime series)
- Eureka Seven: Pocketful of Rainbows Movie
- Eureka Seven Ao (anime series)
- GARO Season 1
- GARO: Red Requiem
- GARU Gaiden stories, including KIBA Gaiden
- Mokei Senshi Gunpla Builders Beginning G
- Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
- Macross Zero
- Macross Plus
- Katekyo Hitman Reborn (comic only)
- Kamen Rider Fourze
- MS IGLOO Series (Apocalypse 0079 & Hidden One Year War)
- MS IGLOO 2: Gravity Front
doggiedynasty: Doggie's crescent moon (Game Warrior)
Hi Setempber. What can I say.

Busy all week til the weekend, hopefully not with munchkin niece because her "mama" screwed up.

First I thought I wasn't sure on what to blog about, so I guess I'll just ramble:

Since there's talk on Windwaker HD, I just remembered that I started on Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (ゼルダの伝説: 神々のトライフォース ; LOZ: Gods of Triforce), along with Super Mario Bros 3. First time playing Link to the Past, and it gives me a reminder of the Zelda series's fun factors. There's side quests, there's exploration, there's items, and somehow it brings out my sadistic side when it comes to attacking enemies. Because Link has a wide arsenal of weapons, and it's fun to watch the enemies being shoved back from each attack. Actually, whether it's just me playing very terribly, or fighting is actually tough.

I played Mario 3 long ago, even owned it, but never finished it. I'm trying out a 100% run: meaning fully complete a map, defeat the hammer bros, and no warping. So far, I only reached World 3.

mm...and then there's health. My chronic coughing's returned and it can't seem to go away even with nasal spray. I should start by trying to avoid caffeine (and maybe dairy) for a while. I just hope it doesn't have anything to do with the recent construction. Is it stress? Is it accumulating from babysitting? Should I drink more water?

The days are getting a little cool too.

I should work on more sleep, that's for sure.

TV/Comic/Music wise:
- As expected, Ueda Yuji (うえだゆうじ)) did not disappoint in Saint Seiya Omega. I am glad he's not wasted, and he may be a big burden later.

- Kamen Rider Wizard is almost over; the main baddie is quite selfish. I am going to miss it, just like Fourze. But I'll be around for Gaim.

- Akino Arai (新居 昭乃) followed me on Twitter. Dunno why, but I think that's great! Which reminds me, I may watch Windaria, which she sings the every-so-beautiful ED theme (and OP). But, I think I better find a really nice day when I can cry because it seems like a sad movie. Also, Furuya Toru in the lead. who, very soon, will get some yaoi booty.

Vid time!



I MIGHT have showed this already, but it is interesting. ZELDAMOTION is making an animation on the Link to the Past comic.

"What is a gamer?" And can't this be any more true?

Why is Vic Mignogna even Agahnim? Look at Agahnim!

And no, I'm not a hater; even Todd Haberkorn's voice I have trouble getting accustom to, and I have no idea why he's even TRUTH in Eureka Seven Ao. Buuuut, I think I can accept Todd's Firo (BACCANO) and Link. Or I'm biased.
doggiedynasty: (Annoyed)
My niece is absolutely aggravating me. Due to an interesting day change, I get a few days off (hopefully). And I really could use a day for an appointment.

But what worried me was how much anger my mother's possibly harbored until last weekend. Enough to wish the death of Stink-Pest kind of like myself. If SHE was that angry, that just shows how much trouble that Stink-Pest is, and she's the type to believe in the Golden Rule.

It's funny how I worry about that and yet not my own character, and I continue to be irritated. No, second thought, I don't think I'll be changing soon. If love and support doesn't inspire another, then what's the point?

I'm so disgusted with what people get away with w/o remorse. No, it must be taking things for granted.

Hard to explain.

[ Gaming Status ]
Trying to figure out what the new Sonic Memory entry should be about.

Continuing my Fishing quest in Breath of Fire three, I'm entering the big ones now (Size is 100cm and over!). Such as the following: Angler, Devilfish, Spearfish, etc. The Whale in Kombatant is going to be a total and utter pain. I HAVE YET to catch it, BUT I think it's harder to catch than in Breath of Fire 4. I think I hooked it before; when I did, it dragged my line and bait all the way to the side of the screen. What can I do?!

[ Just a Sailor Moon Ramble ]
NICOVIDEO Blogger: Voice Actor Predictions

「月に変わってお仕置きよ!」 (IN THE NAME OF THE MOON, I'LL PUNISH YOU!)

Okay.

So, the Sailor Moon remake (anime) is going to air in the Winter of 2014. But we have nothing on it. No character designs, no info, just nothing. I hope that the studio is taking its careful time with it.

I probably talked about this before, but they may or may not bring back the original voice actors. The first anime was produced by Toei, a company that's the core of many popular shows that go down in history: Dragonball, Precure series, Gegege no Kitaro, Cyborg 009, Saint Seiya, Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin, DIGIMON, One Piece, Ojamajo Doremi.

Therefore! It may be likely that veterans are cast. Even if Digimon, veteran actors were given the main roles. Same with Toriko and ONE PIECE; even though, before the tv series, the ONE PIECE OVA has a different cast. PreCure casts many, but I think mostly as the baddies and the animal companions.

Cyborg 009 series is like TMNT series: Its cast changed each generation. So did Gegege, or is it just Kitaro's VA?

Dragonball is one of few series to actually maintain its original cast for years. Another is Conan, and Doreamon until later.

There is the other hand -- I still can't help but think that Sailor Moon may be passed to a new generation, to adapt today's anime, and so that new voice overs can follow their dream in being in a legendary anime. Also, some roles can't be helped, such as Kuznite (CV: Sogabe Kazuyuki, who is deceased) and Pluto (CV is retired). Saturn is on a hiatus; I think Mars (Tomizawa) is in and out ^-^;

That link above are just predictions (or wishes?) from a blogger. Or is it a big joke? Because someone picked Anno Hideaki for Sailor Moon (lol ^_^;). However, the person mentioned Anno being a fan of SM.

Inoue Marina and Sawashiro Miyuki are picked for Mars. Wouldn't Marina fit Jupiter? But Swashiro is also picked for Mercury.

A bit of bias here?

Also, Miyano Mamoru for...Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask? if he wasn't a subject of idol hogging. I guess the choice could've been Yuki Kaji However, FURUYA TORU is still listed ^_^; I still want Furuya because I want to hear Furuya be a jerk again, when Endymion is captured and turned. He was pretty creepy.

Heck, maybe the cast can get switched around. Maybe a mix of the old and new? What if Mitsuishi Kotono was someone like Sailor Venus rather than Sailor Moon?

I want virtually everyone to come back. Plus, I can see Takagi Wataru as a handsome bad guy again. He was the Black Moon Clan's Rubius.

VA Larry Kenny (Lion-O of Thundercats love that guy) did say once that what's the point of repeating something? Something along those lines, or "make something that's the same, sounds the same?" I understood.

But isn't the new SM going to be an adaptation closer to the manga? Wouldn't it be more like another chance?

I don't know. Just look at Dragonball Kai.

Horikawa, good luck!


Three English versions. A great example of voice changes and performance quality Vegeta just..makes me sick. Man...~_~; How can anyone find Funi DB good? At least Vegeta's? I don't care if I get flamed. That doesn't reflect pride or a prince-like air at all? It's not a nice testament to Horikawa Ryo either.

So what, are Piccolo and Vegeta wrestlers? Batman? On a personal level, even with dubbing, I try to see if I can tolerate it JUST a little. Because there are some things you can't imitate; as an actor, an imitation isn't what you should seek. It's how you know and portray the character.

But I seriously can't. I can't tolerate the Dragonball english dub. Teen Gohan I'm somewhat OK with.

Try to survive.

doggiedynasty: Doggie's crescent moon (Doggie)
LINK:
Research: Voice Quality Adaptability (Female VA) (研究「声質の適合性」 (女性編))
Research: Voice Quality Adaptability (Men VA) (研究「声質の適合性」 (男性編))

Seiyuu-related entry!

Just something to pass boredom, and I need to practice in using Powerpoint, Task Manager, and Excel much more. The question is how? During my free time, I try to employ them into writing, like for collecting data. Sometimes I get so deep into it, I make graphs for characters or timelines.

Anyways, I was browsing for roles on Ishida Akira (ie: main characters) and found these links with opinions on Voice quality compatibility. The page creator is named "YUZU" (ユズ). In the link, for each gender, Yuzu lists six different categories to describe the voice quality. The qualities are scaled on a radar graph in clockwise:

MALE:
Choices: Furuya Toru, Nobutoshi Kanna, Suyama Akio, Midorikawa Hikaru, Koyasu Takehito, Kamyia Akira, Okiayu Ryotaro, etc
「少年らしさ」:Boy
「熱血さ」:Passion (quoting, "Simply put, "Super robot anime or Sports maniac suitability in old days")
「クールさ」:Cool
「色気」:Sexy/H voice
「渋さ」: Elderly voice/astringent
「コミカルさ」:Comical (Gag)

FEMALE:
Choices: Koyama Mami, Ohara Noriko, Hidaka Noriko, Hayashibara Megumi, Fucami Rica, Mitsuishi Kotono, Han Keiko, Koorogi Satomi, etc
「少年」:Boy voice.
「子供」:Child voice. Usually 12 and under
「少女」: Girl voice. Usually arouns 12 - 17
「お姉」:Big sister like. Usually around 18 - 20
「熟女」:Attractive woman. Usually over 20yo
「ギャグ」:Gag. Comical/joke type.

Looking over the opinions, or from what I can gather, I found myself nodding to most of them. They look impartial, and Yuru refers to notable roles, comments from doujinshi authors and encyclopedias (for voice actors?).

I especially agree about Furuya Toru, who is considered to have a "cool or oppressed boy voice" (the latter meaning the type you want "to mistreat") voice type. Listening to Amuro, you'd think the voice quality was a little shy? Not to say that his role selections are inappropriate; because he has a general young voice, he is often in the lead. Surprisingly to me, Furuya's "comical" score is low. Recently, I think Furuya's "sex appeal" has increased ;)

For the ladies, I didn't see one for K-sensei (Katsuki Masako). Since I had fun looking at the graphs, I thought I could make one. What do I think? I thought to myself, "what I do really think of her voice quality?"

My graph is rated 0 - 40; there is no "zeros" so it'll look like four ratings/lines. Let's do it with grade letters, from lowest to highest: E (0), D (10), C (20), B (30) A (40).

So here's mine:

K-sensei graph and opinion )

About Ishida Akira's Graph )

Now I'm tired. PC is lagging too much.
doggiedynasty: Doggie's crescent moon (Default)
Continuing 30 Days of Seiyuu meme. Links to previous entries are given.

Crap, I have one day missing. Also, DAY 21: The seiyuu with the most acting range, I would like to add Kuwashima Houko (桑島 法子). Wanted to list her with Hayashibara BUT she left my mind somehow.

Anyways, let's continue. This is a double entry cause I might not have much time on later today or tomorrow.

Day 23: Cool dude seiyuu
This is for yesterday.

Someone (male only) who I just think is kickass/cool when I see them perform?

Nakai Kazuya (中井和哉) definitely comes to mind. Just downright cool. He has cool characters like Date MAsamune and Hijikata ToshiROU (he's even the actual Toshizo in a video game???).

Hiyama Nobuyuki (檜山修之). Just Hiyama.

Otsuka Akio (大塚 明夫)

Furuya Toru (古谷徹) because of his dedication to the fans, and especially his dedication to Amuro of gundam, and Seiya of Saint Seiya.

Miki Shinichirou (三木眞一郎) as well because of his characters. Or rather his actual person? Wow, he loves cars. And it's like every time I see him, he looks funny. Like, he might cover his face, or wear funny clothing, or wear dark sunglasses. I'm like, "what's with him?"

And it's like, in every work that Shinsengumi appears in, Hijikata Toshizo (that also includes Nakai's Toshirou from Gintama) is portrayed as a cool character in every way.

Nakata Jouji, who also voiced Hijikata, but is now Serizawa Kamo in Hakuouki. Also, one bad ass vampire that I can ACTUALLY like.

Hiyama also voiced Hijikata...

That's all I can think of so far. I can't give a single answer.

Day 24: A seiyuu you make fun of
Kappei. (山口勝平; Yamaguchi Kappei). Funny, and also a pervert.

Tanaka Mayumi.

Also, K-sensei + Twitter = butt monkey (having recently forgotten her script at home). Although she seems to have a lack of confidence, which concerns me sometimes. Also, hair color change.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButtMonkey

She really sets herself up in being teased (or pat in the back ^^;). It might not be nice to tease. She seems to like laughing too.

MikiShin again, because of his wardrobe (but he has now has some lovely black hair).

Sure, there might be more but I'm in a hurry.
doggiedynasty: Doggie's crescent moon (Default)
Continuing 30 Days of Seiyuu meme.

Day 14: Your favorite role from your favorite male seiyuu

Geez, and I listed a ton of male seiyuu didn't I? Just because I couldn't decide. Should I answer them all?

Quite difficult because many of the favorites are quite influential in the voice entertainment world. Alright alright...one at a time.

Ueda Yuji (うえだゆうじ): Sagara Sanosuke leaves a big impression. It's such a cool voice! The two english versions could not make Sano sound so much of a tough jerk. Lex Lang was more like 'handsome cool jerk"; Ueda was "Bitch I'll kill you O-rah!" jerk. Because he was a gangster-type character who was a fighter-for-hire and trained his body, he had that funky talking. So he says "rah" a lot. Also, Futae No Kiwami videos all over the net ^-^;;

Furukawa Toshio (古川登志夫): I first met him via Piccolo (Dragonball), and so he is my favorite. Where else are you going to find a cool green guy? It's strange that Ma Junior turned into a strong, mentor figure for Gohan. Throughout the movies. Also, Toshio explained (forget which EXPO) he had strange ways to doing battle cries. So, Piccolo
And I like, "MAKANKOSAPPOOOOO!" Took me a while to figure out, but it's one of my favorite moves in the Dragonball series.

Hiyama Nobuyuki (檜山修之): It's probably be Kouta and Kogoro HAD I exposed myself to Highschool of the Dead and Sgt. Keroro a bit more (and they LOOK LIKE HIM!). ;-; Hiei's one of my favorite Yuyu Hakusho characters, but I think Hiyama really shines as Shishioh Guy in GAOGAIGAR FINAL. It's just that, there's many characters like Guy...and I can't pinpoint a favorite. Everybody likes Ikkaku.

Nakai Kazuya (中井和哉): I haven't watch Gintama or ONE PIECE fully; Toshiro and Zoro are equally damned fun. Second thought, Gintama is so strange and funny, and Toshiro (Parody of Hijikata Toshizo)....and he likes mayonaise. Also, Data Masamune. I CAN'T PICK! I CAN'T PICK! Geehhh...Let's go with Gintama's Toshizo. He has a bit of everything. And he was before Date ^-^;

Furuya Toru (古谷徹): No idea. I can't pick one.

Matsumoto Yasunori (松本 保典): Introduced to him by Gourry Gabriev(SLAYERS series).

Seki Tomokazu (関智一): Can't pick. He and Furuya have the "hero syndrome", so they're both all over the place playing righteous heroes, idiots, etc. I can't even remember where I first seen him.

Hiyama being a moron. "TOH!"




Let's have fun with Furuya Toru as Yamcha. "Rouga Fufu ken! HAIYIYIYI!" (Wolf Hurricane)
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Apparently created by [livejournal.com profile] the_firefly, but found it from [livejournal.com profile] dark_alone

I thought it wasa good idea, but I thought to myself, "why would someone as indecisive as me try something like this?" I'm only fearing that I can't give out a single one-person answer for each question.

At least I can have something to blog about briefly each day.

Since it says Seiyuu, I guess I have to choose the Japanese voice actors only.

Let's start:


The List of Days )

Day 01: Your favourite male seiyuu

Hmm, I could never specifically point to one person as a favorite male seiyuu.

On this blog, I often talk about Ueda Yuji (うえだゆうじ), Furukawa Toshio (古川登志夫), Hiyama Nobuyuki (檜山修之), Nakai Kazuya (中井和哉) and Furuya Toru (古谷徹), Furukawa being one of my first favorites. ALso, Matsumoto Yasunori (松本 保典).

Furukawa Toshio is a big time veteran, but also dedicated figure collector, fisher, dog owner, geek, etc. Placed in anime history as ACE IN ONE PIECE, Shin in Fist of North Star, PICCOLO in DRAGONBALL, and others. I'm actually..still surprised that he was Ace, and voiced many suparobo heroes. When it comes to suparobo heroes in the 70s and 80s, I usually think Furukawa Toshio, Inoue Kazuhiko, Kamiya Akira and Ishimaru Hiroya.

I give Furuya points for not only being cool, but for also having a good attachment to fans. He has an interesting character (as in person). He's also dedicated to his characters, who are often heroes. If you want a bad guy Furuya, then he makes a big hit as Ribbons Almark in Gundam 00. I think [livejournal.com profile] hanagoke is a waaaay bigger Furuya fan, but I have to thank her. Ribbons..Halmark?

I don't know where to start with Ueda Yuji. Check my tag? I think my first recognized character from him was blanka (Street Fighter), Sanosuke Sagara, Akito, or Takeshi. Who knows? I might need to scratch Blanka, because Ueda's in a lot of fighting games such as Darkstalkers (Lord Raptor I think?) and Guilty Gear.

Not sure where to start with Nakai Kazuya either...

Hiyama, to my surprise, is prevalent in video games and I guess "radical screaming characters". And so is Kappei Yamaguchi (山口勝平), who plays a lot of little boys and heroes in both games and animation. There are also seiyuu I liked when I first started listening to VAs from Japan. When Hiyama (and even Nakao Ryuusei) emerged in BLEACH, I thought, "...do I...know them?" I still tell myself if Hiyama is alright after all his screaming because it gets exploited a lot ^.^: I was also surprised by Guh Shishioh. Gonna miss him in Fourze; which reminds me, he voices a lot of characters in Tokusatsu shows.

Seki Tomokazu (関智一)! Too much to say...

I'm...tired. I wanted to post/explain more but I'm tired.

Let me just post some video. I'm going to try and finish GARO Season 1 today.

Here's Ueda Yuji! I just pick this song because it's fun. O-NE-E-SA-NN~

It's called Takeshi's Paradise (タケシのパラダイス). Takeshi is Brock's Japanese name in Pokemon.



FURUKAWA TOSHIO!
doggiedynasty: (u so fun-neh)
Hello Wednesday. I am tired.

...I want to ring my sister's neck sometime, because if I don't get a little rest, I get cranky. Little sleep, little brain power you know? Having a lack of focus, no matter little it may seem, is a big bother to me.

To add on to watching my niece (which the above mentioned should be doing more when she has time and NOT complain about it), is having to watch my parents, particularly dad. Between the parent(s) and the baby, I sit down and get up within a short amount of time. It's tiresome.

If there's one thing I'm happy about it's the weather/climate. Finally changing to fit the times. It is getting warmer, the sun is easier to see and has a more golden shine to it as the dull weather goes away. Also, heavy winds and rain throughout last week. Definitely a sign of Spring.

As for my dad, a misunderstanding. He may have surgery around 1-2 months time. He just needs to prepare for it. A little concerned because of the long wait and the description of the surgery. What are we? Cars?

LEGENDARY Voice Over
An interesting topic: Characters Who Should Never Change Voice Actors

OF course, VAs don't last forever. I'm sure there are many people we never want changed.

Son Goku himself, or Nozawa Masako herself, is a legend in cartoon history. Technically, Goku started off as a comic character but intentionally Dragonball became famous because of the animation. I'm stll shocked she got to play Goku for as enjoyably long as she did and U.S English Goku had like three or four voices? When she returned to Kai, it was still an astonishment.

I heard English version first, then Japanese, and I thought Nozawa version was peculiar at first. But somehow, she has an interesting charm that makes the show fun to watch. Isn't that not important?

Furuya Toru as Amuro Rei is mentioned too. When reminds me, totally psyched about two things:
1. That he's returning as Seiya in the upcoming show "Saint Seiya Omega".

2. THAT MIDORIN (Midorikawa Hikaru) is the main character in Saint Seiya Omega, KOGA

I'm split in between watching and not watching. I wouldn't call myself a fan because I haven't watched any of the previous content. If I watch, will I understand? I was reading the "LOST CANVAS" comic but stopped somewhere.

Fujiko Mine of Lupin III recently changed from Masuyama Eiko to Sawashiro Miyuki. I never heard Sawashiro's so I can't make an opinion. Eiko herself still sounds very pretty at around 70 years old much to my surprise. I can at least say that even if she's not able to maintain the Mine role. I recommend listening to "Love Squall" (ラヴ・スコール), Fujiko's song.

In the same article, I also see Kenshin Himura (Suzukaze Mayo), Vegeta (Horikawa Ryo), Asuka of EVA, Chopper of ONE PIECE (O-ta-ni!) and Nausicaä (Shimamoto Sumi).

Hmm, regarding the same topic, I wonder what would it be for American characters and voice actors?

I would say Mickey Mouse but I think he had changed a few times already. So did Donald Duck, which I thought sounded a tiny bit terrible in Kingdom Hearts?

How about Jim Cummings's Pete?

And Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill's Batman and Joker? I think Hamill said he was done voicing Joker (unless Conroy was involved) but his Joker was great! There's his and Kevin Michael Richardson's Joker. There's also Batman in Brave and the Bold, pretty dignified and akin to Adam West. There was also various Spidermans that I can't pick at all.

...who could it be?

Vid time: Eiko Masyama in MAPLUS 2 (2007). The real Cutie honey ;)
doggiedynasty: (Annoyed)
LINK: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-08-27/100-voice-actors-actresses-choose-best-in-profession

Hoh boy.

While I OBVIOUSLY think it could use some additions, like Furuya Toru and Furukawa Toshio (who are often associated with Tanaka Mayumi and Nozawa Masako), I think this is a nice list. I admire the energy and personality of Toshio, Kappei, and Tanaka.

I'm glad Hirata (surprise!) and Kappei are on there as well. Ogata Kenichi (who I call "Uncle Ogata" ;) ) is on there too, and many others. And even Sugiyama Kazuko!

Yamadera Kouichi seems to be No.1 everywhere.

...It's just that I'm surprised by the comments on MyAnimeList (MAL). Animenewsnetwork (ANN) isn't so bad, but MAL is awful.

The comments on there can get pretty disrespectful, and it shows the shallowness of some people if that's the right word. It's true that veterans get hired less (I'm still surprised that Hirata got to play the main character of TIger & Bunny, KOTARO!), but I think it's further worse to say something along the lines of "old people?" (along the super worshiping of Wakamoto Norio).

It's surprising enough to see avid anime fans or so it looks like saying, "I don't know most of the people on the list"...

I WAS fine with that, but some behave like as if those who are ranked high are insignificant because of their low frequency in CURRENT anime, radio, etc.

It is pretty funny though, seeing people getting worked up.

ANN's problem is the lack of Romi Paku. ;P
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Where we LEFT OFF!
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/116911.html (1-5)
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/131755.html (6-12)
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/136320.html (13-18)
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/138058.html (19-25)
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/145712.html (26-30)
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/146677.html (31-39)

So this is it, the last episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam (0079). I am currrently on the 4th episode of Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket but taking a quick break for just lunch and to post this down.

For the ending music video, here's Keiko Toda. Sleep 0079 heroes, after a job well done.

Amuro, Mirai, Bright, Sayla, Kai, Fraw, Hayato, Ryu, Sayla, Letz, Katz, Kikka~ And even you Marker, Oscar, Job John.



The end of this Series )

The End
doggiedynasty: Doggie's crescent moon (Default)
Whelp! That's it. Today, I finally finished Mobile Suit Gundam 0079. I...am...tired (LOL). Tomorrow I'll start 0080: War in Pocket.

Anyways, automobile time. Here's Furuya Toru driving a Subaru Legacy. Auto brakes?



Random
Photo Blog of Kotaru, an adorable Akita Inu (doggie!)
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/kotaro_012/8
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A short one today. My txtfile is getting stuffed with text and I hope to finish Gundam this week or sometime next week. Then next will be STARDUST MEMORY (0083). Here's the order of years that the UC-based gundam series take place:

Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO (January, UC0079)
Mobile Suit Gundam (September UC0079)
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (October, UC0079)
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (December, UC0079)
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (UC0083)
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (UC0087)
Gundam Neo Experience 0087: Green Divers (UC0087)
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (UC0088)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (UC0093)
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (UC0096)
Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (UC0123)
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (UC0153)

Wow, Victory is WAAAAAAAAAY in the future. I'm not sure if I'll get into Zeta jsut yet. It's tough enough getting through a long series and I haven't adapted to it yet.

Let's start! This'll be short because I'm watching the show now and I'm entering a new turning point.

Where we LEFT OFF!
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/116911.html (1-5)
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/131755.html (6-12)
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/136320.html (13-18)
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/138058.html (19-25)

Girl and Jaburo )

Lots of mech with the letter "G" in it.
doggiedynasty: Doggie's crescent moon (Default)
Ready!? Time for more Mobile Suit Gundam (0079).



Where we LEFT OFF!
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/116911.html (1-5)
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/131755.html (6-12)
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/136320.html (13-18)

Just a warning, I am not screening anything. I'll create wide spaces between the outlines.

You're probably wondering why you see both past and present tense in my summaries. Very rarely do I make these summaries after I finish watching an episode, but during it not much faith in my memory and I GET excited.

Sad days, and White Base is awesome )
doggiedynasty: Doggie's crescent moon (Default)
Time for more Mobile Suit Gundam (0079).

A little note.

The old document where I made expanded summaries for episodes 13-15 (Dec) was deleted by accident. Also, I watched them early December so memory's fuzzy. Through these episodes, we learn about The Sides (and their dimensions?), some of them were destroyed during the war between the Feds and Zeon. Side-3 is where the Principality of Zeon is; Side 7 is where Amuro and Fraw is from, and when the Gundam first activated.

Here's episode 13 through 18! My goal today is to get to 25 or 26.

Where we LEFT OFF!
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/116911.html (1-5)
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/131755.html (6-12)

On the rim of War )

Up to 19. I'll will watch really soon. Got to get to 25 or 26.
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Sorry I can't do Writer's Block because I haven't been paying attention to recent music much.

What I missed
- The death anniversary of John Lennon (Dec 8 1980). I don't like remembering these things to be honest but because this and Prarl Harbor attack in in December, birthday month, I tend to. John would've been 70 this year. Ringo Star, Yohko Ono (I know, I know...) and others made b-day vids.

- Day before, December 7, was the infamous attack of Pearl Harbor (1941).



And what's this about the Beatles' Yesterday and scrambled eggs?

Sir Paul McCartney! ! ! !

- Unemployment. NEET???

Mobile Suit GUNDAM
A half-century has passed since mankind megan moving its flourishing population to outer space. Gigangic colonies orbiting the Earth have become mankind's second home where people are born, raised, and die...

The year is Universal Century 0079! And this is the ONE YEAR WAR. In one month alone, there is great devastation on both sides.

I watched more episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam (0079). That's six through twelve.

Tommorow is Gundam F91 (w/it's awesome music). The movie MIGHT be rushed and a let down, but we'll see.

Where we left off:
http://doggiedynasty.livejournal.com/116911.html

Can you imagine living in artifical environments?

Episode 6 through 12, expect spoilers.

I respect Bright's tenacity as a commander. He's also young too (than me!).

Feds vs Zeon )

But, that's for next time.

BACCANO
MAIN ARTICLE: BACCANO (Italian for Ruckus)

I'll do this tomorrow or another day, but I read "1930: The Rolling Bootlegs" of BACCANO. Here are the chapters. I will say that this story did well to be entertaining and to focus on a lot of interesting characters, especially Issac and his girl partner whose name escapes me for some reason.

- One day ago ~In Alveare~ (Martillo family lives here)
- A few days later, or a few hours ago ~Train Station~
- A few minutes ago ~On road~
- Immediately before ~Gandor family~
- Epilogue 1
- Prologue
- The First Day
- At Night
- The Second Day
- Epilogue 2


DEAD SPACE
Main Article: DEAD SPACE (Series)
Official: http://deadspace.ea.com/
I don't have the right game consoles at all but I've gained interest in the DEAD SPACE series. Will I ever get over being a scardy cat and be able to play survival horror games again? So how to personify this series in one video? Let me try:

(Mature Audience, or just have nerve of steel...)


Can always watch this too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARiMl51L8SE&feature=player_embedded

Other 2010 Stuff
- Mel Freakin' Gibson...

- Mommy Pie received received her Doctorate decree in Health Administration (DHA)! ! She graduated in June.

- The new ROCKET KNIGHT game arrived and I couldn't play it.

- Michigan gets a smoking ban in indoor public areas.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_smoking_bans_in_the_United_States#.C2.A0Michigan

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