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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:04 pm Reply with quote
It's difficult to tell from the first dubbed episode of Brotherhood, but from what I can, her Alphonse seems pretty decent. It feels a little bit subdued, though. Alphonse is more active in the new series, they should have her potted up in sound, at least.
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Reibooi



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:07 pm Reply with quote
after watching the first episode of Brotherhood I can say that she sounds almost exactly like the original Alphonse.

The only real difference that I can see is at least to my ears I can tell who was playing the role was female in Brotherhood and Male in the original. Aside the from that sound VERY close.
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AJMkarate717



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:39 pm Reply with quote
I just love how people are responding positively. I never did understand why people were so angry that Aaron couldn't resume his role: it was impossible. And FUNimation, being the professional entity they are, made the best possible decision they could and cast whoever was best for the role (and it was a plus that she can sound exactly like Aaron). Kudos, Maxey!
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InuNaruPokeAlchemist



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:41 pm Reply with quote
Well, I think that Maxey did a nice job as Alphonse. She's had expreience at voicing young boys for awhile. So I think she was the best one to fill the part. Plus now I have an image to fit with th name.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:45 pm Reply with quote
I haven't heard her as Alphonse but I loved her as Ellis in El Cazador de la Bruja! Go Maxey you're awesome
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bleachigo66



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:48 pm Reply with quote
I thought she did great in the first episode! I laughed so hard when I read that a bowl is what gave Alphonse his tone! Kind of gross that it hasn't been washed though.
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chrisb



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:50 pm Reply with quote
Seems like a nice humble girl. I'm rather surprised at how well done her young boy voices are, it's rare for it to sound "real" in English dubbing but her voice is probably the best. Hopefully she's cast in more young roles so we don't get any more 40 year old squeaky female voices.
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Apashi



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:19 pm Reply with quote
She seems like a really nice person and a good voice actor too. She sounds a lot like Dismuke but not quite enough in my opinion. Dismuke and Alphonse were around the same age when he played the role. You just can't beat a kid playing a kid. It just sounds more natural.
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R315r4z0r



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:34 pm Reply with quote
She did a great job in Brotherhood.

I could definitely hear the differences, but they weren't enough to totally ruin the character.

The only negative things I could think of was that you can tell that the voice sounds feminine. Al does sound more like a girl. Also, his speech rate is much quicker than it was in the original series (he speaks quicker.)

But other than that, she did a great job!
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Tratious



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:51 pm Reply with quote
I liked her acting as Alphonse it sounded great and I hate english dubs except for a few shows and she made me want to actually watch the english instead of the Japanese seiyuu's I like her and wish her the best in the future.
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MeggieMay



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:27 pm Reply with quote
bleachigo66 wrote:
I thought she did great in the first episode! I laughed so hard when I read that a bowl is what gave Alphonse his tone! Kind of gross that it hasn't been washed though.


I read what she said as Mike McFarland didn't want it washed in a dishwasher, not that it hasn't been washed at all. I can understand Mike is coming from on that. Dishwashers get rather hot and you could run the risk of the bowl changing shape, thus sound quality, if you ran it through one (though if it's a good enough quality metal bowl it shouldn't do that). Anyway, lets hope McFarland's let someone wash it in a sink, or at least take a cloth with some cleaner to it, or that bowl is going to be in really iffy shape by this point when it comes to cleanliness Laughing .
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Otaking09



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:56 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, it was a great first ep!

Vic was TIGHT! Mustang was NIIICE! And... yeah.

Maxey now has my official respect... Not that I never liked her before, but this interview helped me accept her better.

I do hope for the best for Aaron though!
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RhymesWithEmpty



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:27 pm Reply with quote
I'm still reserving my judgment concerning her performance as Al - she seemed to waver back and forth between girly to very close to Aaron Dismuke, to me, but when she was good, she was quite good. And really, I need to hear more than just the few lines she had in the 1st ep before I can really say anything anyways. She certainly wasn't bad, though, and I'm pretty confident she'll do well.

I really need to check out the dub for Baccano, too - Firo's voice is really keeping me away from it, well, that and I think the crazy Japanese pronunciations are largely what makes it so funny for me, but from what I've heard, it seems like she was a pretty good Czes.
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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:47 pm Reply with quote
She did a really good job for a first timer. I could hardly tell the difference.
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John Casey



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:28 pm Reply with quote
She's pretty cute... :3

I also liked her Czes. Even if I hated the character... Anime smallmouth

TsukasaElkKite wrote:
She did a really good job for a first timer. I could hardly tell the difference.

Ahem. She had a few roles line up before this one...including in one of the better shows that's come out recently. Anime smallmouth


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