Tara & Yuri's Infinite Conversation

by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis,

ANNCast Episode 014 - Tara & Yuri's Infinite Conversation

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We've just returned from New Jersey and Justin is about to head out to Singapore, but we still found time to chat about the new bluray edition of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shambala. I finally saw Patlabor 2, after years and years of neglecting it, so that comes up too. Plus: Justin checked out Socrates in Love, and it turns out Japanese people just love crying!

Then we bring in Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt, voiceactors who need scarce introduction. They're here to talk about their new book, Voice Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the Mic, which we let them do for a little while before dragging out some super-fun questions about the business, their careers, and Yuri's starring role in Stu Levy's dubious-sounding Van Von Hunter live-action movie! Then it's Twitter time. Fun!

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NSFW Language Warning: Not so much this time, fancy that!

ANNCast Episode 014 Breakdown

00:20 Host Introductions

1:03 Socrates in Love; Japan loves to cry. Marley-kun, noooooooo

5:45 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shambala on bluray

12:50 Patlabor 2 is nothing like Bubblegum Crisis, dammit

18:40 Break time!

19:00 Yuri Lowenthal &Tara Platt introduction; pluggin' their new book

25:10 Is there really work out there for up-and-coming voice actors?

29:20 Can you make a living just getting bit parts?

32:10 The differences between being a male VA and a female VA

38:25 The best-paying voiceover jobs

40:20 Tara and Yuri read their reviews but it doesn't much matter

45:15 The relative worth (or lack thereof) of voice actor commentary tracks

48:20 Tara and Yuri's independent film work and some details about the live-action Van Von Hunter

57:28 The one question they wish people would stop asking

01:00:17 Twitter time! Why Yuri wasn't cast in the Prince of Persia movie, his favorite roles with Michelle Ruff, the new Haruhi Suzumiya movie, simulcast dubs, bad English in anime, and other world animation.

And a final headsup: Justin's out for the next 2 weeks, so my cohost will be Bamboo Dong!

Have questions for the ANNCast crew? Tweet 'em to @ANNZac! Or check out the community forums thread about the show, or send email questions to [email protected] dot com!

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