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The Bleach English VA Project

Discussion in 'Society TV' started by NamaeX, Jun 24, 2005.

How would you want to hear BLEACH in English?

  1. Voices sound like the Japanese Cast.

    35 vote(s)
    52.2%
  2. Voices mostly sound like the Japanese Cast.

    10 vote(s)
    14.9%
  3. Voices are mostly a new interpretation.

    5 vote(s)
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  4. Voices sound like a completely new interpretation.

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  5. If Names/Lines/etc. are still in JPN I don't care either way.

    7 vote(s)
    10.4%
  6. If Lines/etc. are translated correctly I don't care either way.

    8 vote(s)
    11.9%
  1. NamaeX

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    This thread is no longer updated due to inactivity. If you would like to find my Bleach list that IS updated. Go to my last post in this thread.

    NamaeX here, some of you may have seen my thread in Konoha TV with thoughts on who would be an awesome VA for Naruto.

    Well here I am now with a thread with the same idea as that thread but for BLEACH.

    I'm sure most of you are sitting there thinking "Dubs suck". Correction, you think ENGLISH DUBS and their EDITTING sucks. The difference? Dub means to add sound, English dub is to add sounds in English, but that's for another thread on another day. Back to what I was going to say... Not all English Dubbed Versions of anime suck, Pokemon, Inuyasha, Gundam Wing, .hack//sign, Witch Hunter Robin, and other titles were actually well done. However, I wish I could say the same about One Piece and Shaman King (The English Shaman King voices do tend to grow on people if they give it time).

    I'm going to try a slightly different format from what I did in my Naruto thread.

    Sources used: , artist,

    Ichigo

    Voice Actor: Chris Patton
    Cartoon: Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu!
    Character: Sagara Sousuke

    Rukia

    Voice Actor: Jennifer Hale
    Cartoon: Totally Spies!
    Character: Sam

    Voice Actor: Tara Strong
    Cartoon: Teen Titans or Fillmore!
    Character: Raven or Ingrid Third

    Voice Actor: Kari Wahlgreen
    Anime: Witch Hunter Robin
    Character: Robin Sena

    Chad

    Voice Actor: Crispin Freeman
    Cartoon: Witch Hunter Robin
    Character: Amon

    Ishida

    Voice Actor: Dave Wittenburg
    Cartoon: .hack//SIGN | Witch Hunter Robin
    Character: Sora | Michael Lee

    Urahara

    Voice Actor: Steve J. Blum
    Cartoon: Cowboy Bebop
    Character: Spike Spiegel

    Ganju

    Voice Actor: Johny Yong Bosch
    Cartoon: Trigun
    Character: Vash the Stampede (How he sounded during the Macho Poses)

    Hitsugaya

    Voice Actor: Brianna Siddall
    Cartoon: .hack//SIGN
    Character: Tsukasa

    Ichigo
    - Chris Patton

    Rukia
    - Jennifer Hale
    - Tara Strong
    - Kari Wahlgreen

    Chad
    - Crispin Freeman

    Hitsugaya
    -Brianna Siddall

    Please give me constructive comments that could help build this list better like: Actors you think would suit the job, which roles they've done, in what way can you picture them voicing for that character, stuff like that. If you're very against the idea of BLEACH being dubbed into English, at least post here with some effort, who you think you'd cast if you had the power to make the English cast of BLEACH, just so you would understand how difficult it is to actually do casting work.
     
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  2. kakoishii

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    well, considering they're are only up to episode 37 so far I don't think we really have to worry about them licensing it for dubing any time soon in english, but it's never too soon to start thinking about it right? Hmm I'm not quite sure who would suit the vices, we've got a colorful cast of characters you'd need VA's with a wide range. Can I critique though? Your first choice for the voice of Rukia I'm not too sure about. The VA for Sam from totally Spies is too light (for a lack of better words). Rukia needs to sound deeper and maybe a little less happy? Your second choice is better, but just not quite right. It's deep but maybe a littled deep and a little too dark.
     
  3. Utz

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    I think Richard Cox would be a sought out candidate, he's the voice of Inuyasha in Inuyasha, and I think his voice suitably fits most of the characters he has portrayed.
     
  4. Zeta_Stryker

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    here's my possible choices

    Chad
    - Robert Wicks
    (Gene ~ Outlaw Star)
    (Hubby ~ Wolf's Rain)
    - Crispin Freeman
    (Straight Cougar ~ Scryed)
    (Regal ~ Tales of Symphonia - V.G)

    Ganju
    - Brent Miller
    (Hot Shot ~ Transformers Armada, Energon & Cybertron)
    - Dave Wittenberg
    (Narrator ~ Scryed)

    Hitsugaya
    - Brianne Siddall

    Ichigo
    - Lex Lang (Rurouni Kenshin: Sanosuke)
    - Richard Hayworth (Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin Himura)

    Karin
    Mona Marshall
    (Suzume ~ Rurouni Kenshin)

    Kon
    - Richard Cox
    (Inu Yasha)
    (Gran McDaniel)
    (Bit Cloud)

    Orihime
    - Moneca Stori (Inu Yasha: Kagome)

    Rukia
    - Dorothy Melendrez (Kaoru)

    Shinsui
    - Wendee Lee

    Tatsuki
    - Willow Johnson
    (Kikyo ~ Inu Yasha)

    Yamada
    - Brad Swaile
    - Kirby Morrow

    Yuzu
    - Laura Jill Miller (she has a knack for doing really great young characters)
    - Stevie Bloch
    (Ayame ~ Rurouni Kenshin)
     
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  5. Son_Pan

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    honestly, i wouldnt want that to happen to Bleach. and wow, cant believe you^ took the time to list the names of the possibilities....

    but the best way would to hire some people who can give Bleach the same feel as japanese actors/actresses do. thats what i voted, at least.
     
  6. NamaeX

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    For some odd reason, I think Bleach would end up in an L.A. studio or with FUNimation.
     
  7. Zeta_Stryker

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    Son_Pan, it's just a suggestion.
     
  8. R_Lee86

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    my cast

    Ichigo- Richard Cox (Inuyasha)
    Rukia- Tara Strong (Raven, Teen Titans)
    Orihime- Larissa Wolcott (Excel, Excel Saga)
    Ishida- Mark Hildreth (Heero Yuuy, Gundam Wing)
    Chad- Crispin Freeman (Hellsing, Alucard)
    Kon- Lex Lang (Sanosuke, Rurouni Kenshin)
     
  9. Zeta_Stryker

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    *Update*

    Zaraki Kenpachi
    David Lucas (real name: Steven Jay Blum)
    (Spike ~ Cowboy Bebop)
    (Mikoto Shishio ~ Rurouni Kenshin)
    (Yamaki ~ Digimon Tamers)
     
  10. NamaeX

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    So far, I've watched up to ep 22 so I might not have seen some of the characters in your list or have a horrible memory of them.

    Crispin Freeman as Chad would so work! I'm going to add that to my list!

    Even though I haven't heard the voice of Hitsugaya, I think Brianna Siddall's voice would fit the face. I'm going to add that to my list!

    Another voice for him could be Ocean Group's young Trunks from DBZ.

    Richard Cox's voice... I'm half for it and half against him being Con.

    Moneca Stori's voice does seem like it could work for Orihime.

    Willow Johnson's Kikyo sounds too mature for Tatsuki, perhaps because I haven't heard anything from Kikyo that sounds like Tatsuki's wrath.

    I was just thinking...

    Ishida

    Voice Actor: Dave Wittenburg
    Cartoon: .hack//sign | Witch Hunter Robin
    Character: Sora | Michael Lee

    Urahara

    Voice Actor: Steve J. Blum
    Cartoon: Cowboy Bebop
    Character: Spike Spiegel

    Ganju

    Voice Actor: Johnny Yong Bosch
    Cartoon: Trigun
    Character: Vash the Stampede (The lines during the macho poses did it for me :p)

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    Ichigo

    Voice Actor: Chris Patton
    Cartoon: Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu!
    Character: Sagara Sousuke
     
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  11. Giant Enemy Crab

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    Okay here I go:
    Ichigo's Dad- Dan Castellaneta
    Voices he's done:
    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson
    Show: The Simpsons

    Don Konongi (sp?)- Micheal Jackson

    Yuzu- Richeal Lillis
    Voices she's done- Misty- Pokemon, Pirika- Shaman King
    Company- 4CRAP

    Mizuro- Elihja Woods
    Voices he's done: Frodo- Lord of the Rings. other movies

    that's what I think.
     
  12. tiger027

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    As far as dubbing goes I don't think the voices need to (or should) sound exactly like the Japanese voices but they should covey the same emotions so it's not like it should be completely different.

    I enjoy dubs but I'm not really good at picking out VAs for characters, it just never seems right but ever since I've seen someone suggest Jerry Jewell (Kyo from Fruits Basket and Barry the Chopper from FMA) for Ichigo I find it really hard to think of anyone else for him! Rukia needs a deep voice, one that can sound like a boys sometimes, because at the beginning Ichigo calls her a boy (right? I havn't seen it in so long I sort of forget...), as for everyone else I just don't know.
     
  13. NamaeX

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    Yes! I'm up to date on Bleach!

    Update: I've moved over to Gaiaonline.com... Idiocy is a usual occurance in that forum, but at least the thread is active.
     
  14. [sephir]

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    Kuchiki Byakuya

    Voice Actor: Alex Fernandez
    Game: Final Fantasy X
    CHaracter: Seymour Guado

    Inoue Orohime

    Voice Actor: Tara Strong
    Game: Final Fantasy X
    Character: Rikku
     
  15. Civius

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    if the voices are gonna sound exactly the same then it would be just a waste of time for me to watch them so I picked almost the same
     
  16. r_ray52

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    here are my thoughts:

    ichigo - Richard Hayworth - rurouni kenshin - kenshin

    hitsugaya - Vic Mignogna - fullmetal alchemist - Edward

    ishida - Yuri Lowenthal - naruto - sasuke

    jinta - Elyse Floyd - rurouni kenshin - yahiko

    ururu - Stephanie Sheh - naruto - hinata

    zangetsu - dbz - dragon

    byakuya - David Kaye - inuyasha - sesshoumaru

    kira - Matt Hill - gundam seed - kira

    ichimaru - Jason Griffith - sonic x - shadow

    hinamori - Moneca Stori - inuyasha - kagome

    soi fon - Janyse Jaud - inuyasha - kagura

    youruichi (human) - Janyse Jaud - inuyasha - kagura

    youruichi (cat) - Paul Dobson - inuyasha - myouga

    kenpachi - Steven Jay Blum - rurouni kenshin - makoto shishiou
     
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