Do people still watch the Dic Dub unironically?

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Do you like the original SM Dic Dub?


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I don't wanna be mean, but the Viz Luna, while I a big step up in fidelity compared to the old voice, still sounds like a stock voice for a software or something... Very soulless and monotonous. I am against the granny voice, and I find it laughable knowing the whole human form thing, but she sounded like a mentor and had personality. The new Viz voice is like these women that make announcement at supermarkets or aeroports. I am sure the voice actress is great, but in many cases the direction is to blame. Even Linda Ballentain that for me is a terrible Usagi, sounds nothing like this and she said herself she was asked to try to make a Terry Hawks immitation. She still sounded great as NQS/ Princess Serenity.
I think it was ok, it did well on the mentor part but could improve on how Luna being goofy and funny.
 

foenyanko

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I don't wanna be mean, but the Viz Luna, while I a big step up in fidelity compared to the old voice, still sounds like a stock voice for a software or something... Very soulless and monotonous. I am against the granny voice, and I find it laughable knowing the whole human form thing, but she sounded like a mentor and had personality. The new Viz voice is like these women that make announcement at supermarkets or aeroports. I am sure the voice actress is great, but in many cases the direction is to blame. Even Linda Ballentain that for me is a terrible Usagi, sounds nothing like this and she said herself she was asked to try to make a Terry Hawks immitation. She still sounded great as NQS/ Princess Serenity.

Well, if that's the case it's likely indicative of what the dubbing industry direction is like now, because she's sounded the same in basically every role I've heard her in, uh, ever. Michelle Ruff sounds exactly the same as Luna in her roles in Witch Hunter Robin, Bleach, and Digimon, to name just a few from the early 2000s. I honestly think these days most anime dubs are in such a rush to put out content ASAP that they just ask their actors to speak in their normal voices and add a little emotion from time to time. :roll: Not hating on Ruff in particular - there are plenty of other dub voice actors who are guilty of the same things.

Also not a fan of Usagi's voice at all...
 
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tux67

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The DiC dub is amazing to watch if you don't take it seriously.

Zoisite: I'll get that crystal, even if I have to trade my life for it.
Beryl: Skip the melodrama. I decide your fate, remember Zoisite?
Zoisite: Of course, my Queen.

Granted, I'm don't remember what the original line was, but the delivery in the dub was hilarious.
 
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The DiC dub is amazing to watch if you don't take it seriously..
It’s a story where a teenage school girl uses the power of make up to transform into a super heroine that’s costume coincidentally a ballerina version of her everyday school uniform. How seriously can you really take it even before DiC/Optimum reversioned it to appeal to kids who live and breathed the movie Clueless?
 

tux67

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It’s a story where a teenage school girl uses the power of make up to transform into a super heroine that’s costume coincidentally a ballerina version of her everyday school uniform. How seriously can you really take it even before DiC/Optimum reversioned it to appeal to kids who live and breathed the movie Clueless?
Seriously as an adaptation/dub. You know very well there are plenty of purists who take the original very seriously and are offended at the very thought of the DiC dub.
 
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Seriously as an adaptation/dub. You know very well there are plenty of purists who take the original very seriously and are offended at the very thought of the DiC dub.
I'm ok with some changes, but delete so many scenes in the finale break the line to me.
 
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Pretty much all 90's anime adaptations (and previous) suffer from that. Look at what was done to Macross with Robotech or Kyatto Ninden Teyandee with Samurai Pizza Cats. If you continue to judge older practices by modern standards you'll never enjoy anything released before 2005.
 
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Pretty much all 90's anime adaptations (and previous) suffer from that. Look at what was done to Macross with Robotech or Kyatto Ninden Teyandee with Samurai Pizza Cats. If you continue to judge older practices by modern standards you'll never enjoy anything released before 2005.
Eh plenty of 80s and 90s anime survived unscathed provided they went direct to video Ranma 1/2, Bubblegum Crisis, Tenchi Muyo!

But it’s pretty obvious when Toei/Bandai/Kodansha were shopping for an English license they specifically wanted it to be marketed as a kids cartoon (as it was in Japan) to sell toys and merchandise
 

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my kid does xD. ( she like hammy male voice zirkonia and rini Dx but i advise her to choose the other one or the German dub( English speaking household in Germany)