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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:26 am Reply with quote
From the episodes Funimation streamed, the dub seems only a mild improvement over the previous one. Not that either are terrible, it's just that neither are great, and Escaflowne deserved better. I find that Aaron Dismuke and Vic Mignogna do most of the heavy lifting (yes, this is me complimenting Vic Mignogna), with some decent support from Eric Vale's Dryden. Caitlin Glass is serviceable in regular, conversational dialogue, but once the emotions rise, it's nails on a chalkboard, much like her Winry Rockbell. Sonny Strait as Allen is... Sonny Strait as Allen. He's just kind of there.

I can't stand their new way of pronouncing Dilandau's name. It's like they're just trying to be different.

But like I said, it isn't terrible, just kind of middle-of-the-road. You'd think with all that fanfare it would be one of the best dubs they ever did. It's not even in the running.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:13 am Reply with quote
So will the old dub be included? Probably not. I can't even tell if this is any good... I'm too hung up on missing Kirby Morrow's Van.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:06 am Reply with quote
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So will the old dub be included? Probably not. I can't even tell if this is any good... I'm too hung up on missing Kirby Morrow's Van.


It's included with one of the higher tier rewards. I'm just getting the TV show BDs, so I don't get it.

Right Stuf's page still says, for the $180 retail version, "Special Features TBD" - to be determined, I think.

There is going to be a retail BD/DVD version, but I don't know what will be on the DVDs.

I would have liked the card deck, but an extra $50 was too much for me ( sigh ).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:52 am Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
From the episodes Funimation streamed, the dub seems only a mild improvement over the previous one. Not that either are terrible, it's just that neither are great, and Escaflowne deserved better. I find that Aaron Dismuke and Vic Mignogna do most of the heavy lifting (yes, this is me complimenting Vic Mignogna), with some decent support from Eric Vale's Dryden. Caitlin Glass is serviceable in regular, conversational dialogue, but once the emotions rise, it's nails on a chalkboard, much like her Winry Rockbell. Sonny Strait as Allen is... Sonny Strait as Allen. He's just kind of there.

I can't stand their new way of pronouncing Dilandau's name. It's like they're just trying to be different.

But like I said, it isn't terrible, just kind of middle-of-the-road. You'd think with all that fanfare it would be one of the best dubs they ever did. It's not even in the running.
It has been baffling why they re-dubbed an entire 26 episode series and a film, just so 8 minutes of footage could be dubbed into English.At least with something like Sailor Moon, it had been edited, so they could offer an uncut version.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:52 pm Reply with quote
This dub probably won't be better than the JP version, but it will be better than Ocean. Ocean's good dub tally can barely be counted on one and a half hands; Funi's can't even be completed on both sets of hands or feet.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:31 pm Reply with quote
stowrag wrote:
So will the old dub be included? Probably not. I can't even tell if this is any good... I'm too hung up on missing Kirby Morrow's Van.


I miss him soooooo much Sad

I wish he did more anime.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:37 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:


I can't stand their new way of pronouncing Dilandau's name. It's like they're just trying to be different.

But like I said, it isn't terrible, just kind of middle-of-the-road. You'd think with all that fanfare it would be one of the best dubs they ever did. It's not even in the running.
This reminds me a lot of the problems I had with the ADV dub of Macross.

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It's included with one of the higher tier rewards. I'm just getting the TV show BDs, so I don't get it.
I'm pretty sure Funimation confirmed a long time ago they were including the original dub on all the versions of the release.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:42 pm Reply with quote
This sounds rough. Like, really REALLY rough. Van's sounding fine but Hitomi, at least for the latter portion of her lines, is sounding kind of forced.

I do hope we get Folken clips as a character like Folken lives and dies by his presence alone. Vic's voice I feel doesn't command the same amount of presence as either Dobson or Nakata. Here's hoping he can prove me wrong this time.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:41 am Reply with quote
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I can't stand their new way of pronouncing Dilandau's name


Huh? How are they pronouncing it?

I've seen the first two episodes on FUNimation's website (Not watching 14 and 15 because I want to see the show in order), and I REALLY like what I've heard. The Ocean dub does have its perks, but its flaws can't be ignored. Many of the voices and performances in that dub came off as rather shrill and whiny, and I CANNOT take Dilandau seriously when he sounds like a chirpy 5th grader! (Of course, nobody can beat Scott McNeil as Jajuka) FUNi's dub actors sound much more restrained and a LOT less forced. I think Alexis Tipton's take on Merle is actually cute, and it doesn't border on annoying most of the time. I didn't even think she could even do that kind of voice since she usually does older ladies who sound polite and elegant. But seriously, I can't wait to hear how Dilandau sounds, as I'm just happy he won't sound like he's nine years old anymore! Don't get me wrong, I love Andrew Francis and thought his more mature, deeper Dilandau voice in the movie was great, but Dilandau and that chirpy voice just DO NOT go together.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:36 am Reply with quote
FireChick wrote:
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I can't stand their new way of pronouncing Dilandau's name


Huh? How are they pronouncing it?


Almost like it's two separate words, "Dillon Dow" instead of a smooth extension of the middle syllable to sound more like a single name.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:09 am Reply with quote
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Almost like it's two separate words, "Dillon Dow" instead of a smooth extension of the middle syllable to sound more like a single name.


Meh. I don't really mind. Other language dubs have pronounced it that way (German and possibly Spanish dubs). At least they're not pronouncing it as "Di-Lan-Doo" like the Japanese and Italian versions do it. Hey, at least he doesn't sound like he's nine years old anymore, so I'll take it!

Also, as much as I question Vic Mignogna as Folken, I'll definitely give him credit and say that I can actually take him seriously in any serious role he plays.
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