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14 February 2010 @ 10:13 pm
The English Dub...  

Just some random screencaps + LOLcaps, as well as my humble opinion on the English dub. Let me know your opinion too!

Ah.... it's been a while since we've all viewed the first episdoe of Brotherhood, eh? So let's review...

It was a indroducing-the-almighty-plot episode.

Moving on the the dub...

First of all, why the hell did they cut up the opening and ending? It made me sad. ;_;

Second of all, what was with the random cut scenes? Was the episode too long or something?

They totally cut the awesome 4 seconds where Ed and Al were surfing down the ice mountain!

  <---- For those who don't remember

Third of all, the actual dub. Travis (Roy) sounded as sexy as ever. I love Chris Sabet (Armstrong). Vic was very professional sounding, giving Ed a very fitting voice. And whoever voices Kimblee I now love. Issac's voice was a tad... off, but it was still good. Riza's voice sounds pretty good too.

EDIT: Would like to add, Lust's voice is still sexy.

But... why the hell does Al sound like a 9-year-old girl? ;_;

It's terrible... like all the producers ever see Al as is this 10-year-old little boy. BUT GODDAMMIT HE'S 14. HE'S MATURED. GAH.

And my reason for thinking they have all thier ages for the characters mixed up is not just ramblings on my part. I recently went to Ohayocon, and Aaron Dismuke (old voice of Al) said that the producer said he was going to let him do Ling, but "he's like 25". Seriously? Ling is 15! Aaron still says he doesn't know who he's going to voice in Brotherhood (and apparently he *is* getting a role). Personally, I think he should be young Hohenheim. It could fit.

On to the caps! (that I took back in April when the first episode was aired in Japan and never got around to posting... but now seems like the perfect time, doesn't it?)

The way Ed's expressions change so quickly never fails to amuse me. xD

(This was in the time span of about 2 seconds)

Seriously, does it hurt to change facial expressions that fast?

I would also like to take this time to point out that Al was more useful in the first episode of Brotherhood than he was in the entire first anime. Just throwing it out there. :|

LOL. BUT NO NO. SERIOUSLY. Roy's face is funny, but look at the dude behind him! xD

And now presenting.... the LOLcaps. Enjoy.

(Apoligies to those who despise Elricest xD)

(I am so original)

(I honestly don't know where this came from xD)

That's all folks! Comment and let me know what you thought of the dub too! (And the caps! xD)

seaweed_fma: Hughes- O Rly?seaweed_fma on February 15th, 2010 03:44 am (UTC)
for the record, Roy (Travis Willingham), Ed (Vic Mignogna), Armstrong (Chris Sabat), Hughes (Sonny Strait), Kimbley (Eric Vale), and Hawkeye (Colleen Clinkenbeard), as well as Bradley (Ed Blaylock), Lust (Laura Bailey) and Gluttony (Chris Cason) were all the original voices.

The ones that were different were Gracia and Elysia Hughes, and of course Al. Al is voiced by a female, which is why his voice sounds the way it does.

(and I feel so terribly nerdy for not having to look up any of those names.. Sigh. I am such a dork.)
Hewene: cartoon edsayhello on February 15th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
That was the same guy doing Hughes? He sounded so -- not good. :-(
seaweed_fma: Hughes- O Rly?seaweed_fma on February 15th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
It was the same guy (Sonny Strait). He did sound a little different but I liked it.. I mean you can tell it was him, but it was a bit.. goofier, a bit higher pitched and more excitable kind of.
Hewene: sleepy edsayhello on February 15th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
Heh. It sounded to me like someone doing an imitation of the first Hughes. Maybe he was trying too hard to sound like he had before?
seaweed_fmaseaweed_fma on February 15th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
That is possible. He may have been trying too hard.. or it is possible that he just wanted to try something a little different than before. I mean over the course of 5 years, your style of voice acting would change and hopefully improve.
Unfortunately we will get to see Hughes in less episodes than we did for the original anime, which sucks.. But lets give him another couple of episodes to see how it goes, hehe.
lalikaa: LOLZlalikaa on February 15th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
As your icon says, "ORLY?".

Kimblee's voice is the same? Jeez, I know I haven't watched the old anime in a while, but I thouhgt I would've remembered that! *facepalm*

I saw somewhere that it was voiced by somone named Maxey something, and I couldn't figure out if that was a boy or girl name. But mystery solved! No wonder he sounds like a girl... he's being voiced by one! Thanks for the info!

(There is a dork in all of us, no worries xD)
seaweed_fma: Havoc- Boobiesseaweed_fma on February 15th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
Maxey Whitehead is the new VA for Al.. and yes, she is a girl.

Yeah, I love me some creepy ass Eric Vale. But I am *REALLY* looking forward to hearing Havoc again finally. But it won't be till episode 4, which is annoying. I love me some Havoc. Yay for Mike McFarland!!!
lalikaa: surprised Winry is surprisedlalikaa on February 15th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
I figured. But Paku Romi is a girl, and she sounds manly enough.

Really? That long? *sad* Mike McFarland has such a great voice, plus he's a nice guy- I've met him a few time at Ohayocon. C:
seaweed_fma: Havoc- Boobiesseaweed_fma on February 15th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
I only saw him briefly at AWA a couple of years ago. But that was pretty awesome. I got to see him do an unplugged set on his acoustic guitar. He warmed up with an REM song (my favorite band) and he did The Killer's "Mr. Brightside" which rocks because that is the consummate Havoc song.
Have you heard the song? If not you need to. It really is perfect for poor loveless Havoc.