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05 September 2004 @ 07:39 pm
AnimeFest  
Just got back from AnimeFest-- a relatively small con in Dallas-- tonight, after being there all weekend. Lots of fun, bought almost the complete set of the FMA pins. Very cute.

Anyways, the reason I'm posting this is because I got to meet two of the VA's for FMA: Vic Mignogna, who I'm sure everybody knows will be doing Ed, and Mike McFarland, who will be doing Havoc's voice.
Here's a couple pictures of the two sitting together at a panel; Vic's on the right, Mike's on the left: 1 2

They both seemed very nice; I can't say much of what I think of their voice acting itself since I'm not much of a fan of dubs, except that I rather liked Vic's voice as Gawl in Generator Gawl. One of the few dubs I don't mind. A friend who was in line for autographs a little bit behind me asked Vic to do his Ed voice, but all she could say about it was that 'it seemed nice,' which doesn't help much. He did mention something about how he had wanted to make Ed's voice higher, but the Japanese side of the pond-- who have apparently taken a great deal of interest in the choice of VA's for the dub-- told him they didn't want it that high.

Another thing he mentioned is that he's actually a really big fan of FMA-- he said it's the first show he's worked on that he's actually watched all the way through before hand, and researched a lot about. Mike also seemed to really like the show. That's pretty reassuring to me, at least-- hopefully they'll take extra care to make it really good.

Anyways, that's about all I have to say-- except that they're now selling sets of WINRY TOOLS-- yes, little tools that are supposedly like the ones Winry uses. This disturbs me.

Oh! and I also have a really cool towel now, with Havoc, Roy and Hughes. *huggles it*

*EDIT* Forgot to post the FMA cosplayer pictures. Not many of them, just Ed & WInry, and a different Winry. There were lots of people in the military outfits this year though, and several Ed's that I didn't get pictures of.
 
 
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yumeminouta on September 11th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
Re: FUNimation VA's
I suppose I'm just one of those annoying purists. ;P

I can sympathize, which is why I really don't like the idea of them doing anything to the songs. I've gotten used to dubs (some are better than others) but I really don't want them to touch ANYTHING, not even clean up the blood when they show it on Adult Swim. T_T;;;;

Yay for us Texans! I remember one time when my friend in Washington asked if everything was really bigger in Texas and I said, "How do I know? I've never been anywhere out of Texas and things look okay to me." I'll probably leave the state one day and see how everywhere else has smallers things. XD
Calessandriana on September 11th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC)
Re: FUNimation VA's
I have seen some dubs I don't mind, mostly back in the days when I chose between the two based on which was cheaper. The Generator Gawl dub was pretty decent (and also had some great lines), as was the 'Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku' dub, aka 'Now and Then, Here and There'. But I *do* really mind it when they censor/change things in the actual video.

:D
Lol, that's pretty funny. A lot of things *are* bigger here, I've noticed. Houses especially, and backyards. Everything is getting so crowded in California, it's pretty insane. And the fact that most of Texas is so flat makes things seem a lot larger-- California, if you flattened it out, would probably have equal the land space Texas does, but as it is you can hardly even see a few miles into the distance because the hills get in the way, so things seem smaller. It always makes me laugh when people call these little tiny hills here mountains. ;) I do understand that east (or is it west? i can't remember) Texas is different, but... :P
yumeminouta on September 12th, 2004 05:09 am (UTC)
Re: FUNimation VA's
The dubs that I don't really mind are Wolf's Rain and Cowboy Bebop. I'm not really sure if there are any others but Wolf's Rain's dub actually impressed me.

Sure, things can get a little violent but they're airing the shows late at night and it's all animated. I'm always afraid of motion pictures with all the fake blood but I'm not really one to wince at the sight of blood in anime.

XD They really are? I live in the land of big things!!! :O Shock!

I haven't really been around Texas much but well, I live in Houston and I guess it CAN get a little crowded. There are a lot of people! Oo But they're building MORE buildings along the streets and my dad keeps seeing more construction sites. It's a shame because I loved seeing the bare patches of grass with the "For Lease" signs on them. ._.;
Calessandriana on September 18th, 2004 07:02 pm (UTC)
Re: FUNimation VA's
Yeah, animated blood is just that-- animated. It doesn't have the same oomph as the live action stuff has.

California keeps getting more and more built up, too. There are so few open spaces anymore... kinda sad. Here in Waco... well, actually I don't really know, because I don't get off campus much. It isn't as crowded as Dallas or Houston, though.