[EVA] Misato's Voice Act (gomen!)
rfung at eden.rutgers.edu
Tue Nov 25 12:18:58 EST 1997
On Tue, 25 Nov 1997, Patrick Yip wrote:
> ## I wrote this for Richard, and others in this ML
> Richard Fung wrote:
> > First of all, I don't understand why you criticized and made fun
> > of Mitsuishi Kotono (Misato)'s voice acting skill just because her
> > previous role was Usagi (Sailor Moon). Besides, her performance as SM was
> > superb, unless you're anti-SM then I can't argue. Anyway, a good seiyuu
> > is supposed to be versatile, meaning able to do a wide range of
> > characters, read the post that says Hayashirbara Megumi's role?? So do
> > you happen to hate Rei too because she is Momiji in Blue Seed??
> > And to tell you the truth, it's extremely hard for one to decide, or
> > judge, a seiyuu's performance unless you're actually familiar with the
> > language being spoken, i.e. tone, expression, etc. I'm rather
> > amused by your ignorant comment on voice actors especially when you
> > stated your astonishment of Ogata-san being Shinji, it shows how little,
> > if at all, you know about voice-acting.
> And lastly, I'm not anti-SM. I'm against stupidity. And no matter how
> many times you play a serious person in voice-acting, that stupid show
> you just done is going to be forever in your records.
> Finally, if you can't take a joke, don't take it out on the comedians for
> their attempt at laughing the bad times away. The world is a cruel place
> you know, and we need all the laughter we can get.
> ## First of all, personally I didn't notice any attempt of belittling
> ## Misato's voice actress, or any hint of anti-SM. The original poster
> ## might have some strong opinion on the voice chosen by the voice
> ## actress to act Usagi, and perhaps sounding a little naive (sorry for
> ## word :p) in front of those who know the wide range of voice skilss
> ## the voice actresses have. Still I treated it as a harmless post,
> ## which can be reacted with a wink, a shrug, a smile, or a frown, but
> ## definitely not a shout or a fierce stare.
I guess I found the original post a bit offensive when I first read it,
probably due to my Mitsuishi-Ogata-loving instinct, so I didn't quite take
it as a joke. I just felt that the voice actor's performance was taken so
lightly by his/her naivete, so I was kinda upset when I replied... sorry
for the inconvience.
> ## Rich, if you could take a piece of advice, I would like to say that
> ## you could have put in a lot more smileys. :-) Yeah, some sense of
> ## humour. And try to use fewer words that bear strong tones.
Patrick, for a moment you sound like my mom (^_^), nah, just kidding.
Anyway, I was a bit upset by the original poster's doubtful comments, or
jokes, on Misato's seiyuu, so I replied in a somewhat harsh way
(unconsciously) as you have put it. If my tone was strong and
contemptuous, then now I apologize to both the original poster and to the
rest of the ML, seriously. Sumimasen desuta...
> ## Remember the mail you sent in reply to my post on "EVA in HK"??
> ## You said "I found the above statement to be false". You may be right,
> ## but "false" implies a total negation, a complete disapproval, rejection
> ## And then when you asked me whether I lived in HK, it didn't sound to
> ## me like a joke, more like a challenge, a provokation. What a difference
> ## it would like if a smiley was put there, or some elaborations...
Gomen!! Seriously when I asked you whether you were from HK or not, I
didn't mean anything except being curious (nothing more than that), that
was really my initiative of asking. Due to my lack of elaboration, maybe
you took it the wrong way. Again Sorry, Patrick-kun.
> ## I mean, it is good to make clear your opinion, but let's consider
> ## opinions and feelings of others. Try not to go all out like you want
> ## to grab the other person's neck and shake it.
To be honest, that's what my mom has always told me, I got this from my
Anyway, thanks for the advice, I really consider them considerate.
Rich (Shinomori Aoshi)
rfung at eden.rutgers.edu
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