Anyway, the dub cast returns. If you're too lazy to watch, that's:
- Wendee Lee - Haruhi Suzumiya
- Crispin Freeman - Kyon
- Stephanie Sheh - Mikuru Asahina
- Michelle Ruff - Yuki Nagato
- Johnny Yong Bosch - Itsuki Koizumi
It also sounds like they'll be re-recording each Endless Eight episode separately*. Now, I have generally hard that when a voice actor records for an English anime dub, they're supposed to give three solid readings for the line, so that the different takes can be spliced together for a relatively fluid-sounding dialogue. Let's assume that there are always a couple of duds, so each actor has to say each line maybe five times total.
Now multiply that times eight. Can you imagine saying the same line forty times?! Yeesh. (Okay, okay, odds are good there'll be some overlap, but still. Yowch.)
(* For the six or seven of you who don't know, Endless Eight is an arc in the second season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in which the same basic events take place multiple times; the eight episodes are nearly, but not quite, identical to one another.)
So, what do you think? Yay for the return of the dub cast, wish you were getting more Vee action, or don't care because you'll just listen to the Japanese version?