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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)

norton198196norton198196 on February 15th, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)
Al's voice... I first heard it and I LITERALLY was screaming. it was AWFUL. he was so... timid! it made him seem like such a worthless, cowardly character, only following his brother around. imagine if that was his voice in the FIRST anime! *cowers*

I hated that, the cuts, and Isaac and Elysia's voices. they didn't seem to fit at all. I'll stick with the subs and the voice actors that sound believable, thanks.

(jizz in my pants lol)
Jordanna Morgan: FMA Alchemistjordannamorgan on February 15th, 2010 04:56 am (UTC)
So glad I'm not the only person who hated Al's voice. I can only speak as a newcomer (whose interest is purely in English dubs--not subtitles), but I agree with your comments on it. IMHO, Aaron Dismuke gave Al a beautiful inner strength and maturity, but that wasn't there at all with that little-girl voice.
lalikaalalikaa on February 15th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
I nealry cried. xD

Yeah... Elysia's sounded like a 40-year-old woman trying to sound like a little girl, which is probably the case. Oh well. She's not in too many episodes. And Issaac's gone now, so we just have Ling and Olivier and everyone else's voice to worry about now. xD

(Haha, thank you xD)
gamecubegirlgamecubegirl on February 15th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
To be fair, at a recent convention Vic himself said this new girl was very good and that she sounded almost exactly like Al, he even admitted to forgetting it wasn't aaron. But if she's new to voice acting then hopefully it's just a case of ironing out a few things as the dub progresses
lalikaa: Royai: 0 regretslalikaa on February 15th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
See, this is the problem. I never liked Aaron as Al either. *brick'd*

I'm hoping too. All she needs to do is deepen her voice a little. She definetely has talent; I just question her role as Al. But i think you're right- I think she'll improve and become more comfortable in Al's role as the series goes on.