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I got a PM from someone on Anime Vice asking me about general ADR questions.
I thought it might be of an interest to others, so I got permission to re-post my comments here.

1. When you're looking for a voice acting studio, what qualities do you look into?
I actually select the voice acting director, instead of basing it on the studio.
If the director is good, then the pool of voice acting talent is pretty much the same for every studio.

2. When scripting and voice casting, do you look for something close to the Japanese version or are actors allowed to take their own spin on characters?
It depends on the series.
If it's a comedy, we have guidelines for the characters, but let the voice actors play around w/ the character and voice.

For FLCL, we actually selected the voice actors on their voice quality. We just wanted them to sound similar to the Japanese voice, since that was the key point for the Japanese director. But for acting, we let them do their own interpretation.

But for serious stuff (which I haven't worked on), I think getting the right emotion & nuances are important. So I wouldn't venture too far from what the Japanese audio sounds like.

3. How is a normal production schedule setup?
I think the normal schedule these days is to do a 4-episode block in 2-3 weeks.

For pre-production, it takes about 3-5 days for translation; 5 days for ADR writing (matching lip flap) per episode. But studios typically give 4 weeks for translation; 2 weeks for ADR writing. And they schedule the cast right when the script will be ready, so you can turn out the recordings quickly.

I get questions about ADR and publishing every so often... so I'll share them here whenever I can.
Hmm, maybe I should have expanded a bit more on some of these topics.

Let me know if there's anything I should clarify or expand on!
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I dunno if this is cool or stupid.  What do you think?  Found it here.   It's $40! ( buy here )  Are comics to anime crossovers just a bad idea, marketing ploy, cheesy?

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ok what grinds my gears is the fact that when i work my ass to go see an anime viewing and it dosen't get me angry but its something tha concerns me that they always switch it to japanese dub. Whats up with that? its almost like they came to learn the language as well as watch the action i mean seriously it seems to show little appreciation for that fact that we have english dub anime which isn't bad ya know but they totally neglect it which is just bogiss and one more thing to the opnion that english dub sucks due to the voice actors that are not your liking well i just say too bad cuz that opnion which is probably used to much is why they frickin use the japanese dub instead the use of the language i was trained to use for my whole life now its like i have to learn japanese and i'll admit they have subtitles but thats not good enough since japanese can said very fast and some won't be able to read it quick enough and you'll be sayin "damn what did he just say?" and you'll be sayin that over and over tryin to read those subtitles some of but not all of you but fine if you like listening to the japanese dub thats fine but it just feels kinda unfair since im like one of the only ones to like listening to the english dub when they only feature the jap dub at the viewings but im not revolting against it im just gonna to each his own but im a lover of the english dub and they should use it as much as the jap dub and thats what grinds my gears thank you for reading.

warm regards Desisashi

p.s. whoever thinks that the bounts are lame bad guys are going down im serious i will frickin kill you. i'll tear your arm off stick it up your ass and call you a guysicle.

ok maybe that was the wrong way to go but i really think bounts rule 
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WARTNING: This has nothing to do with anything!
I've just baked cupcakes with my two cusins(Marie and Louise) I'm at Louises place and the muffins are in the window. They look sooo delecius. It's chocolate muffins, and they are cutted in the middle and then there is strawberry-wipped cream  in the middle. And on the top there is a half straberry and some kind off sugar on the top>3<~
Okay, they maybe sound more pretty than thay are, but myyy~ I'm looking forward to eat them with to of the most wonderfull persons I've ever met.  But we have to eat dinner and fries~!!>w<

Anyways, stay happy~

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Long time no write.
You know... it's the tax season. *mumble mumble*

I'm so bad with keeping up w/ these things, but I finally saw some anime on American TV lately.

A week ago, I saw Kurokami on IATV.
I usually don't get to watch it b/c it's on Thursdays (I think) & I don't have access to cable during the week.
It was the recap episode, so I finally learned what the story was about. (You know, cuz I went to see the recording session in Japan, but had no idea what was going on... since I only read the first 2 volumes of the manga)

I immediately messaged ADR director Michael Sinterniklaas saying I saw it.
Along w/ my comments.

Unfortunately I didn't get to hear Wil Wheaton, since his character didn't make much of an appearance.
Younger kids might not be into him, but geeky girls around my age (say former Broccoli USA sales manager Ardith) were madly in love with him on Star Trek Next Generation. I didn't watch Star Trek until much later, so I'm not familiar w/ his character on the show... was he dreamy? *giggle*

Then today, I was flipping through all the 18.X channels.
I'm surprised at all the Asian channels they have these days!

Anyway, one of the channels (18.2) was airing Haruhi.
I guess it's UTV (local Japanese station).
I'm a bit embarrassed to say I haven't seen a single episode of Haruhi... but I do know the ending theme (for karaoke, of course).

Maybe I'm just an old folk who's not used to watching anime on broadcast TV.
I'm more of a buy-the-DVD person. (or get it for free from Japanese producers)
Of course many of you are watch-it-online people now.
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  I road in a hot air baloon on christmas .
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Anime is a type of animation that started in Japan. Basically, you can call it a Japanese version of cartoons. However, anime has some big differences. Where American animation tends to be geared primarily towards children, there are actually many types of anime, geared for many ages and interests. There are many different thematic styles of anime, including those centered around robots, romantic anime, fighting anime and so on.

Manga is simply the Japanese version of comic books or graphic novels. Many anime series are based on a manga series. Any anime fan would love the original manga their favorite anime is based on. For original Japanese manga, you can usually find some on eBay and at Japanese importers like JustManga and For the most popular anime series, like Inuyasha, you can find English translated manga books at many major bookstores.

Some anime and manga series have a live action version, like Sailor Moon, that a Sailor Moon fan would likely be interested in. There are many Japanese drama series aimed at tweens and teens that usually take place in school or high school. Check out Nodame Cantabile, Hana Yori Dango and Gokusen, each was based on anime or manga series or both. Look for these series at places like PlayTech-Asia and on eBay. Make sure to get the English subtitled versions.

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I finally bought a new Kubrick figure and some manga i bought the chibi Kamen Rider Ichigo Kubrick figure finishing my double Rider team. The last i wanna buy is Zanki / Todoroki which i`m gonna do sooner or later XD
Don`t they look cute? XD
Don`t they look cute? XD

I also buyed a couple of manga volumes
  • Someday`s Dreamers volume 2
  • Shaman King 1
  • Karin 9
And that`s it for now i`m probably not gonna be online for about to weeks (points to user status) so goodbye :) 
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Do you have free time this Friday night about 10 maybe 11 (CST) at night. Well... come join Vice Squad. What is Vice Squad? Well  we don't even know yet but you can listen to the first episode on my bros blog  So Vice Squad is a podcast where we'll talk about this weeks topic on Vice and have a swell time.
You can pm me in you interested in joining the force. (We use skype so... that might help some of you get ready for the show.)
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This thread is for discussing Cryptology, Ufology and every Paranormal concept in between.
I think Aliens are stupid but Monsters are cool. 
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I saw a white lady in our garden.
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Here a very interesting interview with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (NIN). If you don't know, NIN are one of the rare band that give there music for free. If you what to listing to them then just go to there website and get it. There not just simple mp3 were talking about but uncompress FLAC file and even digital master. Even the bitorrents are upload by the band themself. Trent Rezner talk about the pirating of music, how the Internet has change the way we distribute music. It really Interesting and you sense that his get it. Don't fight the Internet, work with it. The interview focus in the music industrie but somehow it impact anime. Heck, that how we get the info about anime or even watch the new show that are made across a massive ocean. The interview is done by Kevin Rose, the fonder of


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The instant the last frames came to a dim on 2006's Toki Wo Kakeru Shoujo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), my mind was thoroughly fixed on what Mamoru Hosoda could possibly do next. His already smooth, expressive style had adorned films like the Digimon movie, and now this film had been the one to blow the doors open, leaving a very tangible taste that this guy may very well be the next Miyazaki. Tokikake's blend of beautiful animation, lush backgrounds, and mutidimensional characters signaled a subtle, but potent emergence of fresh, singular talent.

So when I heard last year that he was going to pull off a more fun film to be released this year, I went all a goo. And sure enough the first trailer's here! Get a first dig at SUMMER WARS!

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Goodmorning.  Does anyone know who these cosplay chicks are?  Or have any more pics of these two in a friendly embrace?  I must see them :)

Saw this at Sankaku (here)
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Yup, on Otaku Mitsukai online shop it was a drawing for people who ordered something in the month of March. It's a nice figma that comes out 06/30/2009 ~ You can see their announcement on their site. I've ordered from them twice and they are a very nice site with their items and quick shipping as well.

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World Anime Channel Partners with Japan's Leading Commercial Broadcaster to

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (April 8, 2009) ‹Crunchyroll and Fuji
Television partner to bring the highly-anticipated shojo anime RISTORANTE
PARADISO, based on acclaimed manga by Natsume Ono, to Crunchyroll. More
information can be found at

RISTORANTE PARADISO, also known as Rispara, launches April 8, 2009 with a
special two episode double-header event. As a special treat to fans, the
first episode of the double header will be available to all visitors to
Crunchyroll, while the second episode will only be available to
Crunchyroll's Anime Members. To mark this launch event, special Crunchyland
avatars will be available at the official RISTORANTE PARADISO group. Title
will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia,
and New Zealand and subtitled in English.

³We are very interested in the synergy with Crunchyroll's attentive, young
female consumer,² states Fuji Television's producer of RISTORANTE PARADISO.
³We are excited about how the online debut of RISTORANTE PARADISO fits with
that market.²

³We are looking forward to delighting our fans with RISTORANTE PARADISO,²
states Kun Gao, CEO and co-founder of Crunchyroll. ³Our fans, especially our
strong female base, demand only the best quality shows, and being allowed to
offer a show from legendary producer Koji Yamamoto should do well to please

³It is an honor to be able to present our work to fans overseas the same day
(simulcast) as Japan,² states Taito Okiura, CEO and co-founder of David
Production. ³We believe it gives us an extra venue for exposure, profit and
legitimate traffic, which potentially may become another major medium for
the industry²

RISTORANTE PARADISO marks Fuji Television's first same-day release of an
animation title overseas with its Japanese broadcast, continuing the
three-party partnership between Fuji Television, Fuji Creative Corporation,
and Crunchyroll. Each episode of RISTORANTE PARADISO will be available only
to Crunchyroll's Anime Members within one hour of its Japanese broadcast,
and will be available to the general public one week later.

Title Synopsis:
Italy, Rome

When she was a child, Nicoletta was taken in by her grandmother so that her
mother could remarry. Now grown up, she leaves everything in the countryside
behind to visit her mother and  her mother's second husband, a ristorante
owner. To her surprise, her stepfather did not know his wife had a daughter!

A ristorante she had previously visited, casetta dell'orso is hosted by a
cast of dreamy, cool gentlemen who all happen to wear glasses. This curious
restaurant's staff include cameriere (waiters)  Claudio, Luciano, and Vito,
GiGi the sommelier, and chefs Furio and Teo. Because women find the staff so
enchanting, business is bustling and reservations are extremely hard to come
by at this little Roman treasure.

Amongst all this, Nicoletta decides, on a whim, to work at the ristorante.
Gradually, she begins to become interested in one of the gentlemen...

Delicious food and dreamy gentlemen await at the ristorante, casetta
dell'orso. For everyone who works there, a tender connection to the hearts
of each visitor is spun, and the curtain raises on a story about these
first-rate Italian gentlemen in spectacles.

About Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is an online video service and community that offers full-length
episodes and movies of the very best in Japanese anime and Asian
entertainment. Crunchyroll's content is provided by Asian media leaders
including TV TOKYO, Shueisha, d-rights, Fuji Creative Corporation, Pony
Canyon, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Toei Animation, Gonzo, Munhwa
Broadcasting Corporation America and many others.

Crunchyroll was founded in June 2006 and has offices in both San Francisco
and Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator within the Japanese anime
industry and the only video service in the world to offer hit programs like
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, GINTAMA and many others online to its subscribers within
one hour of its Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll is a member of the
Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and the Licensing International
Merchandisers Association (LIMA) and is funded by leading venture capital
firm, Venrock. More information can be found at its website <> .
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I'm just flipping around through Youtube one day like I normal do when I'm bored, when I stumbled across this video(above). At first when i saw this video my jaw dropped and Literally applauded to my Computer screen. Then I started thinking this guy or girl has too much time on their hands,but if I had the chance....Hell YES! would try to do it.!! I would use Sephiroth's theme from Final Fantasy 7 to start out and practise with^_^

So Guys would you try to do something like that if you had the time, if so what song or songs would you use?

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Hi leave a coment in my wall.Tnx.
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