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theNightster



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:21 am Reply with quote
man it seems like Steve Blum does more western animation then anime these days so that's nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:29 am Reply with quote
theNightster wrote:
man it seems like Steve Blum does more western animation then anime these days so that's nice.


That's where the bigger money is. He's right in there with Disney/Marvel made it big for a voice actor.
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Scion Drake



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:10 am Reply with quote
Damn they got the Blum in here.

If they can bring in that kind of talent I wonder who are they gonna bring in for the Pillars & the Moons.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:44 am Reply with quote
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That's where the bigger money is. He's right in there with Disney/Marvel made it big for a voice actor.
I don’t think it’s solely because of money but also because Blum is a union actor and anime dubbing tends to be non-union.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:19 am Reply with quote
Despite their issues this is why I like Aniplex dubs, they commission union dubs.
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Gemnist



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MarshalBanana wrote:
Despite their issues this is why I like Aniplex dubs, they commission union dubs.


That’s mainly because they can. Funimation and Sentai, being Texas-based, cannot legally do a union dub unless they outsource it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:24 am Reply with quote
^ Not true. FUNimation and Sentai can absolutely have SAG-AFTRA contracts, but because they’re in a Right-to-Work state, they just can’t require an actor to be union. Source: I’m a SAG-Eligible actor living in a RtW state, and have worked union plenty of times.
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XaelOstigian



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:48 pm Reply with quote
Part of me now wants TOM to comment on the character when it airs on the Toonami block. :3
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:49 pm Reply with quote
MarshalBanana wrote:
Despite their issues this is why I like Aniplex dubs, they commission union dubs.


So does Netflix and Viz (though a lot less in recent years in the case of the latter).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:21 pm Reply with quote
NJ_ wrote:


So does Netflix and Viz (though a lot less in recent years in the case of the latter).
Ocean also used to do the most union work back when they were still dubbing anime.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:40 am Reply with quote
NJ_ wrote:
MarshalBanana wrote:
Despite their issues this is why I like Aniplex dubs, they commission union dubs.


So does Netflix and Viz (though a lot less in recent years in the case of the latter).
I don't know who is union and who is not, but I do know a lot of the older LA VAs are, and I mostly only ever see them in Aniplex dubs.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:23 pm Reply with quote
MarshalBanana wrote:
I don't know who is union and who is not, but I do know a lot of the older LA VAs are, and I mostly only ever see them in Aniplex dubs.
Aniplex uses Bang Zoom to make dubs for their anime which is based in LA and Netflix tends to use NYAV Post which has branches in both LA and New York City and LA and NYC's dubbing scene tends to be very union friendly. Aniplex's US HQ is also in California in Santa Monica.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:22 pm Reply with quote
MarshalBanana wrote:
I don't know who is union and who is not, but I do know a lot of the older LA VAs are, and I mostly only ever see them in Aniplex dubs.


The best way to find out which dub is union (aside from seeing Steve Blum, Crispin Freeman, Kari Wahlgren and I guess Troy Baker nowadays in the credits) is checking the SAG/AFTRA database because most of them are listed there (and by most I mean some are missing because of past issues with the website).

Netflix has been doing union dubs since 2018 starting with Aggretsuko and while not all of them are, they still do with some recently popping up like the recent Dragon Quest movie & the new Ghost in the Shell series.
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