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Re: Character voice in your head

Post by DrSkulk » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:02 am

krabstarr wrote:When I read the text for some of the characters, my mind has seemingly decided that they sound like specific characters from TV or anime. I didn't actively assign voice actors to the characters. It's almost like my mind took existing voice samples from these characters I already knew and reused them.

Specifically, Hiaso's narration sounds (to me) like Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as voiced by Crispin Freeman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3mWw0d6Tws
while his spoken voice is more like Tomoya from CLANNAD, played by David Matranga.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ivKTPFTBu4#t=0m47s
Also, Misha sounds like Konona from Negima! as voiced by Monica Rial.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnLx_OJ7An0#t=4m46s
And when I hear Hanako, I hear Nodoka, again from Negima!, as voiced by Leah Clark.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8XR2HazeKY#t=16m53s

Less exactly, I was imagining Hideaki as having a lower pitched nasally voice for some reason, but still with a flat and even tone. It's actually a voice I know from something, but I can't remember where it's from.
I always imagined that Kenji spoke very fast, almost jamming his words together, but had slightly longer pauses at the end of sentences. So the speech is quick, but somewhat disjointed.
Emi sounds like a higher pitched Luci Christian character. Think a higher pitched Ran Kotobuki from Super GALS!
And now that I think about it, I think my Mutou voice is very much like Prof. Takahata from Negima!, but a little lower pitched. I don't think I'm going to even attempt to describe the rest.
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Re: Character Voices

Post by Guest » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:09 pm

Personally, I think it would be interesting to have a single narrator - at least, in auto mode.

Perhaps Michael Angelis.

Or perhaps Samuel L. Jackson would be more apt.

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Re: Character Voices

Post by Tempester » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:53 am

ZoboCamel wrote:Rin - Maaya Sakamoto (with her deadpan Haruhi voice from Ouran, perhaps a little lower)
Misha - Yui Horie (Minori from Toradora)
Kenji - Nobuyuki Hiyama (Madarame from Genshiken)
Nurse - Daisuke Ono
luinthoron wrote:Mutou - Fujiwara Keiji
Csihar wrote:Reading Jigoro's dialogue in Norio Wakamoto's voice increased my enjoyment of his character by about 1000%. Try it.
Holy cow, these are nearly perfect.

I think Hanako's ideal VA would be Mizuki Nana (Tsubomi from Heartcatch Precure, Fate from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha), because I don't think Noto Mamiko would be able to properly capture the parts where she is emotionally broken or the scene where she is angry.
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Re: Character Voices

Post by Nitramy » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:31 am

Kenji: Simon Templeman
Hisao: Michael Bell

:lol:

Mutou: John Patrick Lowrie
Meiko: Ellen McCain

:D

Jigoro: DAN GREEN

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Re: Character Voices

Post by Wander » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:27 am

Hisao - Jon St. John
Kenji - James Earl Jones

This would emphasize the manliness of the manly men in this game.

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Re: Character Voices

Post by Oddball » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:13 am

I can't hear MIsha as anyone other than the lead from Excel Saga.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paHWCxBKEHs

Kenji is Light from Death Note. It strikes me as being funnier if he's sounds overly dead serious when going on with his ramblings.
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Re: Character Voices

Post by Mahorfeus » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:25 am

As much as I like Kobayashi Yuu, I was that I couldn't really think of a decent KS character to go along with her.
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Re: Character Voices

Post by Dullfinn » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:48 pm

I don't watch much anime so I can't really comment on any of it, but I always imagined Rin speaking very much like Daria Morgendorffer! And I think Brittany from the very same series could match with Emi or Misha. (Well, actually Rin should be a little less monotonic than Daria, and Emi or Misha a little less irritating than Brittany, but still, close enough.)

Anyway, I'm kinda curious: how come so many of you hear japanese voice-actors and -actresses inside your head, when the text is, well, in english? How does it work? And are there any voice-actresses who do both english and japanese voices?
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Re: Character Voices

Post by Mirrormn » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:54 pm

Dullfinn wrote:I don't watch much anime so I can't really comment on any of it, but I always imagined Rin speaking very much like Daria Morgendorffer!
Ick. Daria's voice is so sharp, assertive, and sarcastic. I always imagined Rin's voice to be soft, slow, and contemplative. And above all, I can't imagine Rin having any hint of sarcasm in her voice, even when she's being sarcastic.
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Re: Character Voices

Post by Dawnstorm » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:48 pm

Dullfinn wrote:Anyway, I'm kinda curious: how come so many of you hear japanese voice-actors and -actresses inside your head, when the text is, well, in english? How does it work? And are there any voice-actresses who do both english and japanese voices?
If you watch lots of subtitled anime, then that's what you associate with the art style, I suppose. That's it, for me.

Personally, I don't hear any voices at all, but when I think about casting, I can't help thinking that Hanako is tailor-made for Kana Hanazawa. And I think Yuuki Aoi would make a decent Rin.

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Re: Character Voices

Post by Mahorfeus » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:38 pm

Definitely have to agree with what Dawnstorm said. After a while you can just instinctively match the inflection of the voices with what the subtitles say, even if you don't actually understand what is being said. You can pick up on the tone and mannerisms pretty easily, which tends to be what gives the impression of the character's personality. I suppose it just works backwards for a VN like KS.

Or it might just be some of my bad experience with English dubs...
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Re: Character Voices

Post by newnar » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:04 am

I hear Jap too. I can't even translate that fast. I think it's just my subconscious using material I've heard in all my life to randomly construct Jap sentences that somehow sounds legit against the English.
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Re: Character Voices

Post by Snow_Storm » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:06 pm

Hanako's voice - Jar Jar Blinks!

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Re: Character Voices

Post by PikKirby » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:40 pm

Am I the only person that doesn't affiliate voices in any of the characters? It's odd because I do it for pretty much everything else, but with KS I just read. There is no voice (Weird.)
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Re: Character Voices

Post by Mirrormn » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:36 pm

PikKirby wrote:Am I the only person that doesn't affiliate voices in any of the characters? It's odd because I do it for pretty much everything else, but with KS I just read. There is no voice (Weird.)
Same for me. I also don't watch enough anime/cartoons to know enough voice actors to attribute to the voices in the first place.
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