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Gintama English Fan-casting Project

Discussion in 'Off the Air' started by NamaeX, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. NamaeX

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    I was chatting with a friend of mine about Gintama and the topic of "Should I fan-cast this?" came up.

    Before you do any bashing, I want you to take a careful look at this thread and the list I present here in this thread. Casting in a way, is an art. It is a difficult task as well. If you feel that my choices weren't great, I would like for you to tell me which actor would have made a better choice.

    I was chatting with a friend of mine about Gintama and the topic of "Should I fan-cast this?" came up.

    Before you do any bashing, I want you to take a careful look at this thread and the list I present here in this thread. Casting in a way, is an art. It is a difficult task as well. If you feel that my choices weren't great, I would like for you to tell me which actor would have made a better choice.

    Gintoki Sakata:

    Choice 1
    Crispin Freeman
    Reference: Kyon (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

    Choice 2
    Steven Jay Blum
    Reference: Natural Voice

    Shinpachi:
    Johnny Yong Bosch
    Reference: Renton Thurston (Eureka 7)

    Kagura:

    Choice 1
    Kate Higgins
    Reference: Sakura (Naruto)

    Choice 2

    Colleen O'Shaughnessey
    Reference: Sora Takenouchi (Digimon)

    Kondo:
    Richard Epcar
    Reference: Batou (Ghost in the Shell)

    Hijikata:
    Skip Stellrecht
    Reference: Might Gai (Naruto)

    Sougou:
    Aaron Dismuke
    Reference: Natural voice
    Note: Aaron is going through puberty and won't be able to pull of Alphonse anymore so I'm just using guesswork as to how Aaron sounds after puberty.

    Zura (It's not Zura! It's Katsura!):
    Liam O'Brien
    Reference: Gaara of the Desert (Naruto)

    Hasegawa:
    Ivan Buckley
    Reference: Cliff Schezar (Trigun)

    Otsuu:
    Kate Higgins
    Reference: Sakura (Naruto)
    Note: She can also sing. visit


    Well, this is all I could think of so far. Expect this thread to be updated. If you have any bright ideas, shoot.

    As a final note, I want you guys to not bash English dubs and use 4Kids in your reasons as to why you say English dubs suck. Instead, let's all go out and have some Strawberry Milk, parfaits and really lollied lollipops.
     
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  2. NamaeX

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    Don't tell me no one wants a healthy dose of Strawberry Milk!
     
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    Some interesting casting choices. I particularly like Johnny Yong Bosch as Shinpachi.

    For Gin though I don't really like Freeman.

    I'd kind of go with Dave Wittenberg who does the laid back cool thing really well as Kakashi in Naruto.

    Hijikata - Steven Jay Blum.

    Sougou - Yuri Lowenthal.
     
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    These are the exact choices I agree with. Freeman as Gintoki is a bad idea. Anyway good effort for this NamaeX:nod
     
  5. NamaeX

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    Well, I was thinking of using Crispin for Gintoki because of his role as Kyon from Haruhi Suzumiya.

    One of my buddies on another online community also suggested Johnny be the voice of Gin as a nod to the conversation between Gintoki and Ichigo before the first episode as well as in the 3rd OP where Gin pulls off a Bankai.
     
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  6. Shadow Blade

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    Gintoki is a very sarcastic character and while I think that Crispin Freeman is great, I'm not sure he can pull off Gin.

    And no for Johnny Yong Bosch as Gintoki. Shinpachi is a novel idea, but not Gintoki. I actually think that Yuri Lowenthal can be a slightly better Shinpachi than Johnny.

    About Gintoki it's a tough one. Crispin is a nice choice but he lacks the roughness of Gintoki. Steven Jay Blum is cool and all, but... hey! :D
     
  7. NamaeX

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    Then how about Steven as Gintoki then?
     
  8. NamaeX

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    As a nod to another character that they played, I say Scott McNeil should be the Stupid Prince.
     
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    What's the relation with Scott McNeill and the stupid prince?
     
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    Scott McNeil can be a nice Gintoki if he can do his Wolverine voice XD. But yeah I think Steven Blum is nailing Gintoki. Maybe even Tom Gibbis (Shikamaru), wild but it can work.
     
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    Blum's got range, and he played GTO and Mugen, so he could definitely do Gintoki.

    Gintoki is kind of like a lazier and more mellow Mugen IMHO. And I guess a bit more noble and heroic as well.
     
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    I swear, Majin Buu and the Prince must be brothers separated by the alternate dimensions because they look very much alike and dress as weird as each other.
     
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  13. NamaeX

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    Note to self: Remember all the places you've put this fan-casting project and remember to update all of them with the same info.

    I thought so too. Hmm... Yuri as Shinpachi... (Thinks back to Rave Master)
     
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    Scott as Gintoki? with his Wolverine voice? Nah, that would be too rugged. Maybe Kondo but not Gintoki.
     
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