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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:50 pm Reply with quote
Not quite digging the new Xehanort voice, but seeing Hayner do taekwondo is surprisingly funny.
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leafy sea dragon



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Heh, 100-Acre Wood has puzzle games now? Pretty interesting.
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Felicity dash



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:16 am Reply with quote
Gemnist wrote:
Not quite digging the new Xehanort voice, but seeing Hayner do taekwondo is surprisingly funny.


They had to find a new actor since Leonard Nimoy died. Yes Spock voiced Master Xehanort.
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Angel Investor



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:47 am Reply with quote
This game will single-handedly make my gaming PC obsolete for the first couple months of 2019. I haven't been this excited for a new video game since Persona 5. Hoping for a cool collector's edition.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:22 am Reply with quote
Felicity dash wrote:
Gemnist wrote:
Not quite digging the new Xehanort voice, but seeing Hayner do taekwondo is surprisingly funny.


They had to find a new actor since Leonard Nimoy died. Yes Spock voiced Master Xehanort.

Sounds like they got someone to do their own take on the character rather then an impersonation.
Xehanorts Japanese VA died too so they've both been replaced.
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immblueversion



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:00 am Reply with quote
Felicity dash wrote:
Gemnist wrote:
Not quite digging the new Xehanort voice, but seeing Hayner do taekwondo is surprisingly funny.


They had to find a new actor since Leonard Nimoy died. Yes Spock voiced Master Xehanort.


Of course new actors had to be found. But the new actor could've put more "oomph" into the line. Master Xehanort is a charismatic man with a fire in his soul that keeps him from dropping dead any second. This guy sounds winded and tired, like he's trying too hard to sound old. It's especially jarring because the new Japanese actor replacing Chikao Otsuka (also RIP) delivered the same line in the trailer with such bombast.
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vampireknightgal



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:26 pm Reply with quote
it's going to take some getting used to, but IMO I think the new VA is trying to do his best to mimic what Nimoy did for Xehanort. it was the same for genie when Williams passed on as well.
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belvadeer



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:37 pm Reply with quote
Gemnist wrote:
Not quite digging the new Xehanort voice, but seeing Hayner do taekwondo is surprisingly funny.


I say we give the new VA a chance before judging him this critically based on a few lines in one trailer.

As for Hayner's kick, it became a meme instantly. XD
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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:50 pm Reply with quote
Felicity dash wrote:
Gemnist wrote:
Not quite digging the new Xehanort voice, but seeing Hayner do taekwondo is surprisingly funny.


They had to find a new actor since Leonard Nimoy died. Yes Spock voiced Master Xehanort.


I’m fully aware that Leonard Nimoy voiced Xehanort. And that that means Spock has officially killed Luke Skywalker. I’m just saying that they could have had someone who could replicate the voice, since they’ve done that with all the other Kingdom Hearts recastings.
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leafy sea dragon



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:03 pm Reply with quote
vampireknightgal wrote:
it's going to take some getting used to, but IMO I think the new VA is trying to do his best to mimic what Nimoy did for Xehanort. it was the same for genie when Williams passed on as well.


Dan Castellaneta has been voicing Genie for quite a while, long before Robin Williams's death. I do remember him being the voice of Genie in Aladdin: The Animated Series. As I watched every episode of that when I was younger, I more readily recognize Castellaneta's voice (as he also sometimes voiced Genie in commercials for the Disney Channel and ABC) than Williams.

It's probably why I didn't really have a problem with hearing Castellaneta as Genie in Kingdom Hearts 1.

If I recall correctly, it's because Robin Williams didn't want to work with Disney at that time, so they had to find someone who sounded reasonably similar.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:40 pm Reply with quote
Castellaneta was Genie in the direct-to-video Return of Jafar as well as the TV series. It's why Disney made such a big deal of Robin Williams reprising the role in the third movie.
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