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Kayleigh
September 22nd, 2003, 03:46 PM
Well, I'm sure that all of you have a certain character who's voice you either love, or hate. Here you can state your choices for both, but please tell if it's either from the English dubs or the original Japanese versions. -^^-

Unfortunately, I've never heard any of the Japanese character's voices, so my opinions are from the English dubs.

Best - I think they did a nice job on Misty's voice. She sounds her age, and the voice actress expresses her anger/happiness well.

Worst - Probably James. His gets on my nerves sometimes, but I think it's funny how he laughs! :knockedou

I also think that May has a cute voice, but hers doesn't seem to fit her age. Personally I think she sounds a lot older than 10 years.

Okay, no offense intended about my opinions! They're just what I think! ;)

Kairi
September 22nd, 2003, 04:36 PM
Almost everyone agrees with you on May's voice. Just wait until frostweaver gets here, he can go on and on about it. He won't even say May when referring to the month he dislikes it so.

Kayleigh
September 22nd, 2003, 04:57 PM
Haha, really? Maybe I should edit my post... :paranoid:

Haruka
September 22nd, 2003, 05:14 PM
Venisca Taylor.. nooo not that name. :P

Frostweaver
September 22nd, 2003, 07:03 PM
*wishes that Hurricane Isabel will destroy the Taylor residence...*

i'll say Jessie and James are good dubs. I actually prefer the english dub instead of the japanese one for a change. Jessie's more "brutal" voice suits her personality better as i think the japanese one is a bit too elegant. James sound so funny with those laugh and those strange whimpering voice that the japanese dub can never imitate...

dont' even start the you know who character dub... i'm not even going to talk about it.

Hazuki-san
September 22nd, 2003, 07:27 PM
Best: Harrison! His dub voice suits him well. He sounds very mature

Worst: Probably May, her voice is too grown up for her

22sa
September 22nd, 2003, 07:56 PM
*wishes that Hurricane Isabel will destroy the Taylor residence...*

i'll say Jessie and James are good dubs. I actually prefer the english dub instead of the japanese one for a change. Jessie's more "brutal" voice suits her personality better as i think the japanese one is a bit too elegant. James sound so funny with those laugh and those strange whimpering voice that the japanese dub can never imitate...

dont' even start the you know who character dub... i'm not even going to talk about it.
I like Jessie's and James' dubbed voice too, Melody, Misty and her sisters as well. x_x;

Rift
September 23rd, 2003, 03:41 PM
Well, they basically use the same voice actors for everything on the show! i think i heard Harrisons voice 2 or 3 other times on the show! ^_^;

orange*berry
September 23rd, 2003, 11:26 PM
The worst, in my opinion would have to be Ted Lewis. He doesn't seem very talented, as he repeats the same voice for every not-so-important young guy (and 'Tracey', who should have had a different voice actor. ()). I don't think the casting for the English version was done very well. () Just my opinion.

Mystic Mew
September 23rd, 2003, 11:29 PM
I think, Misty has the best voice; girlish and nice for ear ^_^

The worst? Butch. dear God! His voice is horrible. I don`t know, why that character has so strange voice :dead:

CyberRaichu
September 24th, 2003, 12:17 AM
I HATE the voice of Delia Ketchum it claws at my sanity]
I personally think Eric Stuart (James and Brock) is the best

Miyu-chan
September 24th, 2003, 04:50 AM
I've haven't heard the English dubs (or any dubs...) for a lot of years. XD But my favorite voice is Satoshi's (Ash's) it sounds really similer to the Japanese voice, and I adore the Japanese voice... n_n
As for the original voices my favorite is Satoshi's I adore her voice. (The person who does his voice is a 'she' folks, I was surprised when I first found out.) n_n;;;

Iveechan
September 24th, 2003, 10:31 AM
Yes... TR have the best voices, even Meowth. It fits him.

Butch... ugh. I could go on for hours about his terrible voice. Mrs. Bighead anyone?

Kayleigh
September 24th, 2003, 11:11 AM
Ooooh... *shudders* I cringe every time I hear Butch's voice. O_o

Mifuui
September 24th, 2003, 12:35 PM
I don't really like any of the vocies in the American dub. Sorry <<;;;

But I adore the Swedish dub. (except some things...)
Almost everyone got great vocies that fits their personality.
I love Misty's Swedish voice.
One second her vocie is calm and nice and the next she is screaming really loud and sounds REALLY angry/irritated/frustrated. (she's awesome with that^^)
It's just so sad that her voice actress,Anna Book, got replaced in the later Johto series by Annica Smedius that sound too nice and calm for being Misty ^^;
And I LOVE James vocie. He sounds so...so...perfect! Andreas Nilsson does a really,REALLY great job! =D (He is my favourite~~ >w<)

But...they toally ruined Tracy's voice! He sounds so...ugly and wrong! And he got this silly accent and dialect too that doesn't fit him at all! GAH! X.x
He got a better voice in the movies though.It's at least cuter^^;

And some of the character got other vocies in some episodes. Which is so sad! Because the original cast is great!

But the japanese version is the best...and will always be.
(Rika Matsumoto is the best! And Nyasu's voice is adorable X3~)

orange*berry
September 24th, 2003, 12:45 PM
I've haven't heard the English dubs (or any dubs...) for a lot of years. XD

Oh, same here. n.n() Every now and then, I'll catch some 'Pokemon Encore' for whatever reason. The English voices still linger in my mind since I use to watch the English dubs so frequently...()

squirtle_girl
October 19th, 2003, 03:37 PM
I don't know but I think Veronica Taylor does a great job on the voices. I don't remember how her May voice goes, but I think she'd do a good job at it, hopefully. I also love how Ms. Rika Matsumoto does Satoshi's voice. ^_^ Oh yes, and I totally agree with the horror that is Butch's voice. *cringe*

Sayuri no Hoshi
October 23rd, 2003, 11:17 AM
I don't know but I think Veronica Taylor does a great job on the voices. I don't remember how her May voice goes, but I think she'd do a good job at it, hopefully. I also love how Ms. Rika Matsumoto does Satoshi's voice. ^_^ Oh yes, and I totally agree with the horror that is Butch's voice. *cringe*

I agree with you on Veronica Taylor's voice acting...but, if it wasn't for Ash's voice, all of her voices sound the same. I love how she portrays Ash and every so often Delia. Veronica's a nice lady, but, I don't really like how she does May's voice at all. It either sounds: a.) Like Ash is having a conversation with himself -- or b.) Like his mother fell into the Spring of Drowned Ten-Year-Old Schoolgirl and is now traveling with him; and, that she has multiple personality disorder and calls that alter-ego May. BUT, let's not get technical! Yes, I agree with you on the matter of Rika Matsumoto and yes, I very much so agree with you that Butch's voice is an abomination. *blech*

Omega-Brendan
October 23rd, 2003, 04:21 PM
I haven't seen the US dub for a long time.

so not much comment.

Oh yes, Ash sounds too girlish, Veronica Taylor isn't doing a good job

Miyu-chan
October 29th, 2003, 05:32 AM
I haven't seen the US dub for a long time.

so not much comment.

Oh yes, Ash sounds too girlish, Veronica Taylor isn't doing a good job
Really? I think that the English version is rather nice. x_x; But I could go on about the Mandarin Sango and Kagome for hours, but let's not go into that. XD;

User
October 31st, 2003, 07:40 AM
I think Ash definitely has the worst voice (excluding the advance series, that's coming on Sunday :D) but it's still pretty good. Jesse, James, Brock and Mysty are legendary and just perfect for their characters. Meowth is pretty great as well. The best voice I'd say would be Mysty(maybe it's because she's a girl).

AZSupraT
October 31st, 2003, 08:08 AM
I agree that ash during the first part of the indigo league sounds like hes 45 yrs old w/ a cold...but it gets better/more girly(like a 10yr old should sound like) as the show goes on

Frostweaver
October 31st, 2003, 07:01 PM
*hisses* death... to... Veronica Taylor... Grrr....
*thousands of people agreeing in the background*

Jessica
October 31st, 2003, 07:24 PM
A woman doing a male character's job?

Aren't they working Vernica too hard?

squirtle_girl
November 1st, 2003, 09:09 PM
A woman doing a male character's job?

Aren't they working Vernica too hard?

Well, there was the lady who did Richie/Sammy's voice named Tara Jayne, but I wouldn't want her doing any other male roles because she never changes her voice (even though I happen to like them ^_^).

*hisses* death... to... Veronica Taylor... Grrr....
*thousands of people agreeing in the background*

Look, I'm not here to argue or anything, but just because I happen to like Veronica Taylor's voice means you must sick your Anti-Veronica Taylor Society on me? Geez...

Frostweaver
November 1st, 2003, 09:16 PM
actually the anti-Veronica Taylor applies to one character- you know who... i think she actually sounds fine for Ash's role. And by the way... i carry that around with me to everyone, and surpress this image on everyone, just like how the media functions nowadays anyway... don't worry i expected that one day i'll meet up with a Taylor fan anyway. So i guess the poor woman does have fans supporting her against fellow "evil" Taylor Haters like me ^_^

Haruka
November 1st, 2003, 09:19 PM
She made May (aka Haruka) sound like a 17 year old girl... *pukes*

Frostweaver
November 1st, 2003, 09:23 PM
no no no... a lot older... how old Delia is is how old you know who sounds... Haruka looks 15-17 herself because of a certain special gift from the creators of this anime so if she does get a teenager voice i'm perfectly fine with it... but a 30 year old woman... unacceptable... *pukes*

(listening to a clip of the scene from Let's Get the Show on the Road where you know who crashes into the tree helps you puke faster than gagging... that "ouch" just... *pukes*)

squirtle_girl
November 1st, 2003, 09:24 PM
I haven't heard the May voice yet but I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys mean.

Frostweaver
November 1st, 2003, 09:30 PM
i watched Let's Get the Show on the Road on the sneak peek preview... but they did redub that episode once (with the voice actor still being Veronica Taylor as you know who for both times though) so maybe she put a little more effort into her voice.

When you know who has a bike accident crashing into a tree, she says "ouch" (very normal), but crashing into a tree should sound a little bit painful? She says it just like a normal dialogue which i'm disgusted with! Hope they redub that line for the better...

Kayleigh
November 2nd, 2003, 05:39 PM
Well, there was the lady who did Richie/Sammy's voice named Tara Jayne, but I wouldn't want her doing any other male roles because she never changes her voice (even though I happen to like them ^_^).
Oooh, I never knew Richie was voiced by a lady. o_O And I used to think that 'boy' that voiced him had the cutest voice. ;_; *sighs* Oh dear.

User
November 3rd, 2003, 08:05 AM
Hey, noone has pointed out that May sounds *exactly* the same as Ash's mom. I guess they couldn't have Mrs. Taylor doing too many different voices or she would get mixed up.

Anyway, I think May looks exceptionally hot, much more than Misty could ever hope for (Ash should really try something :D).

User
November 3rd, 2003, 08:51 AM
It would be funny to see Veronica Taylor working especially when Ash and Misty had a fight. :laugh:

Heyyyyyy, no wonder you never hear Ash and Misty talking at the same time.... just kidding ~_~

Frostweaver
November 3rd, 2003, 03:29 PM
Hey, noone has pointed out that May sounds *exactly* the same as Ash's mom. I guess they couldn't have Mrs. Taylor doing too many different voices or she would get mixed up.

Anyway, I think May looks exceptionally hot, much more than Misty could ever hope for (Ash should really try something :D).

actually we pointed that out 2 months ago (or whenever we saw the sneak peek)... that's why i decide to give up English AG in total... her voice! her voice! *pukes* Can't wait to see a conversation of you know who talking to Delia with Satoshi talking once in awhile in the background... let's see how she handles a situation like that then.

regarding your second point, a lot of other boys commented on that a long time ago too, hence to Kairi and my belief of Haruka (the one in the show) being at least 15 or so due to her rather gifted appearance *ahem*

Snivi
November 3rd, 2003, 03:49 PM
Best Ash & Misty too
Worst James he whines too much