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NEWS: Free! Eternal Summer English Dub Casts Greg Ayres as Nagisa


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Asrialys



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:50 am Reply with quote
lol Knew it. Who else could it have been? Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:52 am Reply with quote
And here I thought that Funimation was not in the business of miscasting Ayres.
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KENZICHI



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:01 pm Reply with quote
Damn. I love Ayres, but damn. I'll see how it goes though.

Edit: I don't know. I've been thinking about it this past hour and the idea is sorta growing on me. Still I save my judgement until it's out. I'll still support this no matter who they cast. I just want something Free! related in my house haha Smile


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:07 pm Reply with quote
seeing as how whiny Nagisa can get, this is appropriate casting
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:15 pm Reply with quote
I literally booed at my computer screen when I read the headline.

Christ Funi, is this the price we have to pay for J Michael Tatum as Rei? That choice was absolutely perfect on so many levels but this... this is not good. In fact, this is very, very bad.

You know, I was just watching the Clannad dub earlier today. Not as bad as I remember it being. Well, except for Greg Ayres who is absolutely atrocious and irritating as Sunohara making a delinquent sound like a goofy nerd.

When he's cast right Greg Ayres is good. I could not imagine anyone else playing Koyuki in Beck. When he's miscast he's awful. Take Masato in Little Busters for example. While casting him as Nagisa is not nearly as misguided as the latter example, it feels like the same sort of dumb casting decision only Sentai would make.

I retract my previous statement in the Rei announcement thread. I can wait for this.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:24 pm Reply with quote
I was really excited about this when Rei was announced, but I can already hear Greg Ayres' Nagisa in my head. Not too excited about that.

I agree with the above sentiment of casting Greg Ayres for the right roles.
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ThatGuyWhoLikesThings



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:40 pm Reply with quote
Any desire to listen to the dub I had before is basically gone now.
Boo, Funi. Awful choice.
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epicrevenge





PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:43 pm Reply with quote
I'm actually laughing! Very Happy The next announcement will be Vic Mignogna as Makoto if the casting continues like this.

I had thought about Greg Ayres being cast as Nagisa but I didn't think it would really happen. I'm okay with it but a little nervous. It could go very wrong.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:49 pm Reply with quote
Whereas I can't really see Tatum as Rei (I only know him in his roles where he has his voice reverberating in this deep godlike baritone which doesn't suite Rei), I can totally see Ayres as Nagisa. I couldn't really pin who would be good to play Nagisa but this announcement does make me happy.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:08 pm Reply with quote
Well this was a no-brainer here.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:29 pm Reply with quote
I'm not sure why the majority is disappointed. I think Greg Ayres' voice fits Nagisa pretty well.
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MarthKoopa



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:13 pm Reply with quote
thekingsdinner wrote:
I'm not sure why the majority is disappointed. I think Greg Ayres' voice fits Nagisa pretty well.


People hate on Greg in general. Even though he sounds pretty much the same as the Japanese VA, people won't be OK with it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:32 pm Reply with quote
epicrevenge wrote:
I'm actually laughing! Very Happy The next announcement will be Vic Mignogna as Makoto if the casting continues like this.


Vic Mignogna actually said at his Anime Expo panel that he's interested in being in the Free dub so there's a chance.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:37 pm Reply with quote
epicrevenge wrote:
I'm actually laughing! Very Happy The next announcement will be Vic Mignogna as Makoto if the casting continues like this.

I had thought about Greg Ayres being cast as Nagisa but I didn't think it would really happen. I'm okay with it but a little nervous. It could go very wrong.

So far I've been right on my predictions, and I'm really hoping that the Ouran cast reunites for this.
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DoctorJoeCool



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:12 pm Reply with quote
I personally would have preferred Luci Christian, but I can understand why they wanted to stay true to the Japanese and cast real boys for the main five. And if they were gonna use a guy, Greg Ayres is the best person I can think of.
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