FUNimation announces dub cast for Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

Topic started by GodLen on May 23, 2009. Last post by hitsusatsu11 4 years, 5 months ago.
Post by GodLen (877 posts) See mini bio Level 10
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Let me first get this off my chest, Spike Spencer is back as Shinji! Without Spike, there would be no Shinji, I can’t imagine anyone else playing this bad boy. Back to business, FUNimation has announced today at Anime Boston a good majority of the dub cast for the American release of Evangelion: 1.0 film. The same voice actors that played Shinji, and Misato, and Gendo (director’s cut) will return to their rightful places. However, Rei will have a new voice actress, Brina Palencia. She is a newer voice actor who has been in such roles as Chopper in One Piece, Yin in Darker Than Black, Nia in Fullmetal Alchemist, Juliet in Romeo X Juliet, and nameless girl in episode 5 of Solty Rei.

I will miss the old Rei, Amanda Winn-Lee, but I'm not too fazed by this change; honestly she doesn’t really speak much anyways. The Evangelion dub will always have a special place in my heart, even now that I’m a pure vegan sub-etarian. It had to been one of the best dubs of any anime, so let’s hope this one can do just as well. You can check it out at Anime Expo 2009 in Los Angeles.

Misato, Allison Keith-Shipp
Shinji,     Spike Spencer
Ritsuko, Colleen Clinkenbeard
Ibuki, Caitlin Glass
Gendo, John Swasey
Rei, Brina Palencia
Hyuuga, Mike McFarland
Fuyutsuki, Kent Williams
Kensuke, Greg Ayres
Toji, Justin Cook
Aoba, Phil Parsons
Kiel, Bill Jenkins
Hikari,  Leah Clark
Kaworu, Jerry Jewel,l
Yui, Stephanie Young
Eva, Mike McFarland  

Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Great...the same VA I can't stand as Shinji. I'll give the dub a chance but I highly doubt I will be able to stand it now good thing there will be subs. I highly disliked Asuka's English VA and I sure hope they change her for the next movie.
Post by Kuro (559 posts) See mini bio Level 5
HAHAHAHAHA. I am so glad Misato, Shinji, and Gendou will be the same. A different Rei is a tad depressing, but i am open to a new performance. Though, if Tiffany Grant isn't Asuka in the next movie, I will flip so much shit. She was perfect.

This calls for a rewatch of the dub before the premier.

Hah, I saw Eva 1.0 twice at expo last year. I cant believe its almost a month away.
Post by Kiriska (112 posts) See mini bio Level 2
I've always hated the Eva dub cast, particularly for Shinji. But Shinji's Japanese voice was equally unbearable so whatever...? Really, Shinji's fail voice in both languages might be one of the biggest reasons I ever really took to Eva on the whole... <_<
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
I like that it seems they tried the cast back. It's nice to have good voice actors carry over, and Eva had a decent dub.
Post by DJTyrant (118 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Can't wait to see this at AX since I saw the subs last year and they were very hard to read. Will be nice to have an English dub! Although I haven't watched the English dub of Eva...maybe I should get on that!
Post by AgentJ (1,545 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Cook as Toji is a fantastic idea! can't wait to hear the job he does
Post by Sigue (860 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Kiriska said:
I've always hated the Eva dub cast, particularly for Shinji. But Shinji's Japanese voice was equally unbearable so whatever...? Really, ... [more]
Shinji is just annoying in general.
Post by Zeouterlimits (516 posts) See mini bio Level 7
Kuro said:
HAHAHAHAHA. I am so glad Misato, Shinji, and Gendou will be the same. A different Rei is a tad depressing, ... [more]
Ditto, I do hope Grant will be acting as Asuka.
   Cannot wait to buy this, I'm really looking forward to it.
 
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
After having heard Brina Palencia as Ennis in Baccano, I think she'd fit pretty well. Where the heck has Spike been the past, oh, 10 years??
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
HeeroYuy said:
After having heard Brina Palencia as Ennis in Baccano, I think she'd fit pretty well. Where the heck has Spike ... [more]
Undergoing the therapy Shinji should have gone through.
Post by cax (4 posts) See mini bio Level 1
I've never found Eva's dub to be particularly good, in fact there's a credible argument to be made that the dub changes or ruins important dramatic moments in the series. Now, maybe that's debatable, but it's established fact that it was only the third dub ADV ever did, that it was done at a desperate breakneck pace without knowing where the story was going, and that the actors were all hired out of the same improv theater troupe. Not what I'd call a recipe for success. More like a recipe for cutting costs.

And Spike Spencer's Shinji voice is really close to Mickey Mouse (his words, not mine).
Post by Prophetdk (1 posts) See mini bio Level 1
I liked the English voice cast for the series... I am a bit saddened by the change from Amanda Wynn Lee, and hope they get Tiffany Grant for Asuka. I thoroughly enjoyed the series when it first came out.
@cax said:
"in fact there's a credible argument to be made that the dub changes or ruins important dramatic moments in the series. . "
Opinion... >.>

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20
shame no amanda winn lee as rei
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