[EVA] The End of Evangelion DVD
bshea at mybluelight.com
Wed Oct 2 03:32:35 EDT 2002
On Tue, 1 Oct 2002 23:20:15 +0200 Jessica Hanmeier <jessica at esperanto.se> wrote:
>>> And out of pure interest, did they do the same mistake as ADV and put
>>> Kyle Sturdivant on Kaworu's role again? I've heard that someone else
>>> would be doing his (rather short) part in EoE... maybe it's just
>>> wishful thinking...
>> It was Aaron Krohn in both movies, same actor who did Kaji.
>I can't wait to get a commentary on the dub actors...
Well, you can get one from me, although it won't be pretty.
I always liked how Gendo(Tristan MacAvery if I remember correctly...) was done in the series, and he was pretty good again. Unlike most of the characters, he had a voice that actually fit him. About as good as he was in the series.
I always thought Ritsuko's actor (Sue Ulu) fit her very well, although the execution was often off, even in important episodes for her like #23. Its essentially the same thing here, even during ~SPOILERS~her final scene when Gendou shoots her ~END SPOILERS~ it still didn't come off right. Too bad, with proper direction she could have come off just as good as Gendo.
Misato (Allison Keith) was one I despised at the start of the series but gradually came to like (she's the consensus best one among the dub actors, if I remember correctly... people certainly like Tiffany Grant too. :P), its pretty much the same here. Started off a little shaky, but overall did a pretty good job. Unfortunately a particularly bad choice of words certainly dampered her performance during her final conversation with Shinji, although that was Amanda Winn-Lee's fault, not Amanda's.
Everyone else I didn't like. This ranged from "blah" (Keel, Aoba) to just plain horrific (Shinji). Spike Spencer simply doesn't fit Shinji at all, and while he may be better in comedic roles, he doesn't cut it with a serious one like Shinji. All that screaming grinds the ears. Tiffany Grant pulls off another disaster with Asuka, I don't think I need to go any further, many share my sentiment that she's one of the worst in the business (unfortunately many have the exact opposite view @_@) Fuyutsuki sounds like a gangster. I was thrilled to hear that they got a new VA for Maya for the movie, since her voice was way too deep for her in the series, but once again her voice is too deep and it removes a lot of the innocent and vulnerable nature of her. Aoba's VA is actually Jason Lee, who did Directors Commentary along with AW-L. While he sounded like a normal guy in the DC, he goes over the top here in making Aoba sound a little too goofy. Not horrible, but still off. Hyuga's VA wasn't as bad as some have been saying, but they were still off on him, yet another bad casting decision for the movie.
I don't plan on watching the dub again. I actually would recommend not watching it at all. Not only are most of the VAs off, but as has been mentioned in this newsgroup before, the script is quite bad as well.
>Also, what languages are there on those DVDs? Just
>Japanese and English?
Yep, Japanese and English. Got a bunch of different stereo choices and such, but since Manga released such a defective disc many don't work for me -_-
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