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24 Feb 2009 - 16:1911076
Voice Actors
Hey I was intrested to know, does anyone like meeting voice actors (I know we all like meeting them) I meant do we go out of our way to meet them? I kinda like it at a con when people are on panels and stuff its really nice to hear what they have to say about the character and stuff. I tend to enjoy english dubs *not a sub nazi...well only for a few anime*

I met Vic Mignogna twice ^^ before all the fullmetal fandom got to his head I met Crispin Freeman who may I say is a dear man *he wrote his name as crispy freeman on my Hellsing dvd*.Steve blum and jonny bosch ^.^

I missed out for walgen at Amecon, but im intrested to know if anyone has any funny tales about meeting them?


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24 Feb 2009 - 20:4011084
It was by sheer luck that I managed to get Kari's autograph at Ame. Obviously you know that the signing was cancled which I'd really wanted to go to in my Big costume so I thought I'd missed out. As we were leaving the closing ceremony she was stood outside the hall and spotted me in my Clow Card costume. She complimented my costume and signed my hat for me. :3 She was really lovely, I wish I would have gotten a photo with her. I saw her again at the ball later that night and she managed to recognise me without all the blue. XD

I'd love to meet Crispin and Steve. I've actually got Steve's autograph already and he did a shout out for me at Otakon in the US last year thanks to a friend.


24 Feb 2009 - 21:4211094
I feel kinda bad because I cannot share the enjoyment I see in the people expecting to see a voice actor at the events .

All the anime I have seen has been in spanish and subs (not anymore in spanish really.)

I'd love to meet Goku's voice actor for spanish! :$


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24 Feb 2009 - 21:4911097
I've met Vic Mignogna before, and had the chance to meet Aaron Dismuke... but didn't because I wasn't a big of fan of Fruits Basket back then as I am now XD I don't see why we wouldn't go 'out of our way' to meet them - Hell, they sign stuff for free and give up their time for it, why not meet them while you have the chance?


24 Feb 2009 - 22:3011099
Vic Mignogna signed my automail. It made me happy. He was awesome, even though I never actually listened to the dub (still haven't, doubt I will). I'd go and see him again, but I'm not interested in most of the english VAs.


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25 Feb 2009 - 00:1711104
If really dose depend on the voice actor. I've met a couple and found more often than not that they are great. I met two of the Dragonball Z cast (before I knew who they were). They were great and we had one of the randomist conversations I've ever had.

I've met Robin Atkin-Downes (voice of genesis in Direge of Cereburus) way back in '97 when he was on Babylon 5. We spent over an hour chatting about high street shopping. Lovely bloke.

My brother has met Eric Stuart a couple of times. He was given pointers by Eric on how to do James' voice from Team Rocket. They since have maintained regular contact through e-mail.

I did meet Veronica Taylor (Pokemon) and she was very quiet. It was a bit hard to hold a chat with her. She was nice though.

I would of loved to of met the guy who dose Cain Nightroad's voice in Trinity Blood. He was at the last May expo and I couldn't go due to moving house that weekend.

Of everyone I would love to meet, Jason Douglas, Troy Baker (hes a friend though myspce), George Newbern and Tifferny Grant.


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25 Feb 2009 - 10:4911110
Crispin Freeman is such a hero ^.^ my friend and I asked him if people ever call him Crispy and he stared blankly and said "....no" then smiled ^,^ and the VA for Seras said "yeah but we do now" and he then flashed a charismatic smile and said "what can i do you for" he then signed my dvd and put "all the best from crispy" ^.^ such a hero. And vic's wife just wanted me as a statue in her living room *I was dressed as vamp hunter D"

like people said they give up their time to speak to us ^.^


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27 Feb 2009 - 11:3111185
I met L's voice actor whose name has totally escaped me now... >_< It begins with A?
He was lovely, he signed my HTR:13 and said "would you like some cake?" in L's voice. -giggle-


27 Feb 2009 - 15:1111187
Quote ryukredapples:
Hey I was intrested to know, does anyone like meeting voice actors (I know we all like meeting them) I meant do we go out of our way to meet them? I kinda like it at a con when people are on panels and stuff its really nice to hear what they have to say about the character and stuff. I tend to enjoy english dubs *not a sub nazi...well only for a few anime*

I met Vic Mignogna twice ^^ before all the fullmetal fandom got to his head I met Crispin Freeman who may I say is a dear man *he wrote his name as crispy freeman on my Hellsing dvd*.Steve blum and jonny bosch ^.^

I missed out for walgen at Amecon, but im intrested to know if anyone has any funny tales about meeting them?



That is a good question.

I have met allot of VA's between going to conventions in the USA and here in the UK. Most VA's are down to earth and very nice. Most of them have regular jobs in addition to being a VA. Some never thought that Voice acting would make them somewhat famous in Anime circles.

A few VAs even make extra income by going to conventions and events around the world. As a reported and convention staff member, I have talked to allot of VAs and have never met one who I did not like. As for meeting a VA at a convention event etc. Just treat them like you would a normal person and you will do just fine. Most understand some people will go google eyed over them from time to time.

I remember once back at Anime Boston in 2006 on Staff working with Vic Mignogna. I was in the Bathroom doing what you normally do when you’re in the bathroom. Vic Mignogna just happens to be in there doing his thing. Then some random dude walked in and asked for his autograph! WTF wait to the person is out of the Bathroom before you ask. But Vic being the kind of guy he is zipped up his pants and kindly signed the DVD the kid was holding.

Good ol Vic he thrives on all the attention he gets from fans when he is at a convention. He is one of the most interesting VA's I have ever worked with. Vary rarely does he ever decline an autograph in public.

I have other crazy stories to tell but I will save them for another time.


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27 Feb 2009 - 15:2411188
Quote kitamurin:
I met L's voice actor whose name has totally escaped me now... >_< It begins with A?

Alessandro Juliani - who's also one of the stars of Battlestar Galactica.

I've interviewed quite a few VAs over the years and they've all been lovely. Yuri Lowenthal was hilarious and Monica Rial was great to natter with.

I feel like I'm inhabiting an increasingly small island these days though, in that I don't really enjoy English dubs much and therefore don't tend to watch them. I suspect this is a bit of a generational thing - when I first got into anime your options were to either take the crappy, overacted, poorly lip-synched English dubs that were available on the high street and like them, or go without. Fansubs were incredibly hard to get hold of but were, in general, more naturalistically (and accurately) translated and thus ended up being the preferred format for hardcore fans. I can understand why things have changed, but it seems odd to me somehow.

/pointless musing


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27 Feb 2009 - 18:4911191
Quote Sillabub:


I feel like I'm inhabiting an increasingly small island these days though, in that I don't really enjoy English dubs much and therefore don't tend to watch them. I suspect this is a bit of a generational thing - when I first got into anime your options were to either take the crappy, overacted, poorly lip-synched English dubs that were available on the high street and like them, or go without. Fansubs were incredibly hard to get hold of but were, in general, more naturalistically (and accurately) translated and thus ended up being the preferred format for hardcore fans. I can understand why things have changed, but it seems odd to me somehow.

/pointless musing


You're not alone. I still prefer subs. Although the foreign language films I'm watching at the moment for my course have had some appalling subs, I don't think I'm ever going to before dubs - except for for the Ghibli films, for some reason. I always watch the dubs for those.

It did irritate me that the sub on Princess Mononoke was the Gaiman script, not a straight translation though. What's the point of including it if you're going to do that? [/off topic]


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27 Feb 2009 - 19:4911192
Quote Sillabub:

I feel like I'm inhabiting an increasingly small island these days though, in that I don't really enjoy English dubs much and therefore don't tend to watch them. I suspect this is a bit of a generational thing - when I first got into anime your options were to either take the crappy, overacted, poorly lip-synched English dubs that were available on the high street and like them, or go without. Fansubs were incredibly hard to get hold of but were, in general, more naturalistically (and accurately) translated and thus ended up being the preferred format for hardcore fans. I can understand why things have changed, but it seems odd to me somehow.

/pointless musing


I have to admit I do agree with you there. I got into anime in the late 80's/early 90's and some of the dubs were just awfal. I think nowdays they are getting better. Much is good as my sight is quite poor so I do struggle to read subs. I'm now finding that in some cases I'm now prefering the english voices. Theres still alot out there were the oroginal voice is better.

I love Battlestar Galactica. I didn't know he appeared in it.


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27 Feb 2009 - 20:4111196
Quote Sephirayne:
Quote Sillabub:

I feel like I'm inhabiting an increasingly small island these days though, in that I don't really enjoy English dubs much and therefore don't tend to watch them. I suspect this is a bit of a generational thing - when I first got into anime your options were to either take the crappy, overacted, poorly lip-synched English dubs that were available on the high street and like them, or go without. Fansubs were incredibly hard to get hold of but were, in general, more naturalistically (and accurately) translated and thus ended up being the preferred format for hardcore fans. I can understand why things have changed, but it seems odd to me somehow.

/pointless musing


I have to admit I do agree with you there. I got into anime in the late 80's/early 90's and some of the dubs were just awfal. I think nowdays they are getting better. Much is good as my sight is quite poor so I do struggle to read subs. I'm now finding that in some cases I'm now prefering the english voices. Theres still alot out there were the oroginal voice is better.

I love Battlestar Galactica. I didn't know he appeared in it.


I know how you feel, the thing with 80s anime alot of the stuff that got over here was awful ^^ some things got dubs that became alot like monkey was in the 80s like devilman ^^ they have a sort of charm to them. there are also some dubs that are actually better than their english counterparts ^^ steamboy for instance has an AMAZING eng dub, cowboy bebop is boss also. but dubs that completely change the ethic of the series with non linear story changes suck. ps: trigun dub rawked jonny yong is a hero ^^ the bosch


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27 Feb 2009 - 22:0611201
Lately I have only seen the dub version of Naruto and it sounds really cheesy to me.

Also, I have to add something I notice =/. English is not my first language , but when I See Naruto it's sooo easy to understand. Not like regular movies in english. Probably it's because the dubbers think they are talking to 5 years old kids and that's also the reason it sounds too cheesy to me.

And for me part of the "magic" is watching anime in japanese . Otherwise it's like watching a french film in english or in any other language. You would miss a lot there . I hope i'm not derailing the thread. That's my opinion about voice actors at least


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28 Feb 2009 - 05:1311211
I met Greg Ayres and Monica Rial at Amecon 06, Chris Patten was there too but didn't stick around long. Greg and Monica were really nice to talk to and down to earth. I even managed to dance with Greg at one point. They thought my mum was awesome just for being there with me and liking anime.
It's funny tho that I didn't know who they were and read up about them and what anime they've done before going to the con Meeting them made my first con special

Kari was awesome too, I met her as Orochimaru and we got to chat and she did a voice of one of her characters from a Naruto movie (the 3rd one?) which was fun (I think she described him as always having a runny nose) and she recognised me as Itachi at the ball ^^ Only I got very shy and didn't say much.

I think it's great to meet VA even if you don't like dubs or subs.

The Japanese VA's sound really cool and down to earth aswell. I have an American friend who's been living in Japan for the past 3 years and she's good friends with Junko Iwao who does the voice of Tomoyo from CCS.

Also, at one time I used a picture of me, my mum and Greg as a profile picture on Facebook only to have my cousin send me a message saying "Who's the bloke in the picture!" ROFLOL XD


01 Mar 2009 - 10:5011238
I haven't met any VAs yet, but I'd love to meet...

Brad Swaile [missed him last Expo]
Caitlin Glass [I LOVE HER!]
Laura Bailey [I love her too!]
Vic Mignogna [8D]
Jerry Jewell <333
Johnny Yong Bosch <333


01 Mar 2009 - 17:3911245
Quote Wildeth:
I haven't met any VAs yet, but I'd love to meet...

Brad Swaile [missed him last Expo]
Caitlin Glass [I LOVE HER!]
Laura Bailey [I love her too!]
Vic Mignogna [8D]
Jerry Jewell <333
Johnny Yong Bosch <333


Laura's going to be at Kitacon :3 Will you be attending too?


02 Mar 2009 - 12:0311274
For me there are only a few English voice actors who I feel captured the actual character properly... Alessandro Juliani being one of them. And there is one example where the English voice was better than the sub for me [Matt from Death Note... although he does only have like 3 lines =_=] The Naruto sub was awful, and most of the other subs just feel wrong to me, you know~?


09 Apr 2009 - 16:1612662
ohh voice actors!
My two best non-cosplay moments at a convention were meeting Cam Clarke and John Hurt! So cool!


09 Apr 2009 - 23:0112683
Wheres the David Hayter loving?

I'd love to meet Steven Blum and Johnny Yong Bosch. I've been a fan of JYB since he was Adam, the second black Power Ranger.

SB seems to be in everything, amusingly with the same voice, but its a good one.

Tara Strong I'd also love to meet, she's also been in damn near everything.

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I COMPLETELY FORGOT SEIYU!

Seki Tomokazu and Hiyama Nobuyuki would be AWESOME to meet. They both are the best hot-blooded-shouty-shonen-CERTAIN DEATH MOVE seiyu. Hiyama being Guy from GaoGaiGar, Viral from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Ikkaku from Bleach, and Link from Ocarina of Time, Smash Bros Melee, and Soul Calibur II. He also did Shiro, main char in Gundam 08th MS, but wasn't really shouty.

Seki does Japanese voice of Viewtiful Joe, and is also the voice of Domon Kasshu in G Gundam - THIS HAND OF MINE IS BURNING RED, ITS LOUD ROAR TELLS ME TO GRASP VICTORY!

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKUNETSU!

GOTO! FIIINGAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

HEEEEEEEEEEEEATO! ENDO!

He was also in SEED...but I don't talk about Gundam SEED...and he was the Anime Shop Manager in Lucky Star, basically being a parody of himself. Again he also has done non-hot blooded roles, like Toya in Cardcaptor Sakura and Sagara Sousuke in FMP.



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15 Apr 2009 - 03:3112866
Quote Wildeth:
I haven't met any VAs yet, but I'd love to meet...

Brad Swaile [missed him last Expo]
Caitlin Glass [I LOVE HER!]
Laura Bailey [I love her too!]
Vic Mignogna [8D]
Jerry Jewell <333
Johnny Yong Bosch <333


Vic has been annouced for London Film and Comic con. I hope to go and meet him as hes done a voice for Trinity Blood. Still gutted that I missed Cain at last years May expo (why, oh why did I have to move house that weekend).


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15 Apr 2009 - 11:2312873
TARA STRONG! She has been in almost every show I have liked!

Crispin Freeman, I'd love to meet that guy and get him to sign part of my Alucard costume or something! Or hell, just a DVD LOL

Steve Blum would be awesome.

Scott McNeil is one of my favourite VAs even though his voice is often the same in everything, his voice is fantastic!


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15 Apr 2009 - 20:3612891
Vic mignogna(I didnt know him when i first saw him i just saw some strange 47 year old man come and be friendly to me XDXDXD) and Johnny Young Bosch Again he was awesome and he's so good as Ichigo in Bleach. There so many others but those are my top two



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