History SuperlativeDubbing / EnglishDubs

29th Nov '16 8:28:28 AM Frem3
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* ''[[Anime/MahouTsukaiTai Magic User's Club]]'' has a dub that is better acted than the original Japanese, fairly undeniably so.

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* ''[[Anime/MahouTsukaiTai Magic User's Club]]'' ''Anime/MagicUsersClub'' has a dub that is better acted than the original Japanese, fairly undeniably so.



** Other English [=VAs=] who have worked on this franchise at some point over the years include notable names like Creator/RachaelLillis (Martina), Creator/DanGreen (Gaav and Wizer), Creator/WayneGrayson (Hellmaster Phibrizzo), Greg Abbey, Tara Jayne Sands (Filia ul Copt), Scottie Ray (Valgaav and Duclis), Creator/ChrisPatton (Gourry, ''Premium''), Creator/JessicaCalvello, Creator/StephanieSheh (Sylphiel, ''Revolution''), Creator/TiffanyGrant, Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (Xellos, ''Revolution-R''), the late Creator/MaddieBlaustein, Creator/LuciChristian (Amelia, ''Premium''), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (Pokota), Creator/TroyBaker (Zuuma, Radok), Creator/JasonGriffith (Abel), Creator/LiamOBrien (Red Priest Rezo, ''Revolution-R''), and THE Creator/WilWheaton!

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** Other English [=VAs=] who have worked on this franchise at some point over the years include notable names like Creator/RachaelLillis (Martina), Creator/DanGreen (Gaav and Wizer), Creator/WayneGrayson (Hellmaster Phibrizzo), Greg Abbey, Tara Jayne Sands (Filia ul Copt), Scottie Ray (Valgaav and Duclis), Creator/ChrisPatton (Gourry, ''Premium''), Creator/JessicaCalvello, Creator/StephanieSheh (Sylphiel, ''Revolution''), Creator/TiffanyGrant, Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (Xellos, ''Revolution-R''), the late Creator/MaddieBlaustein, Creator/LuciChristian (Amelia, ''Premium''), Colleen O'Shaughnessey Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey (Pokota), Creator/TroyBaker (Zuuma, Radok), Creator/JasonGriffith (Abel), Creator/LiamOBrien (Red Priest Rezo, ''Revolution-R''), and THE Creator/WilWheaton!
29th Nov '16 8:20:31 AM Frem3
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*** Also, ''Gundam Unicorn'' (a.k.a. ''Gundam UC'') has one of the more well-received dubs in ''Gundam'' history with dubbing handled by a new studio (NYAV Post) with a fresh take on the franchise that pleases even the most hardcore ''Gundam'' fans who look at the older ''Gundam'' dubs with scorn. It helps that the dub is funded by the Japanese producers themselves for inclusion on the Japanese Blu-ray (but is also carried over to the U.S. for our [=DVDs=]).

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*** Also, ''Gundam Unicorn'' (a.k.a. ''Gundam UC'') has one of the more well-received dubs in ''Gundam'' history with dubbing handled by a new studio (NYAV Post) (Creator/NYAVPost) with a fresh take on the franchise that pleases even the most hardcore ''Gundam'' fans who look at the older ''Gundam'' dubs with scorn. It helps that the dub is funded by the Japanese producers themselves for inclusion on the Japanese Blu-ray (but is also carried over to the U.S. for our [=DVDs=]).



* The English dub of the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' TV series was a decent dub in its own right. In fact, it was popular enough that, when the ''Golden Age Arc'' movies were licensed ten years later, fans ''begged'' Creator/VizMedia to hire the original dub studio (NYAV Post) so that the original lead actors – who had all gone on record as loving the TV series and were more than willing to return if asked – could reprise their roles. Viz obliged, and it's good they did, because the dub of the movies blows the original series out of the water. Compare the performance of the original voices for Guts (Creator/MarcDiraison), Griffith (Kevin T. Collins), Casca (Creator/CarrieKeranen), and even Adon (Creator/MikePollock), and see how far they have come in the last decade.

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* The English dub of the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' TV series was a decent dub in its own right. In fact, it was popular enough that, when the ''Golden Age Arc'' movies were licensed ten years later, fans ''begged'' Creator/VizMedia to hire the original dub studio (NYAV Post) (Creator/NYAVPost) so that the original lead actors – who had all gone on record as loving the TV series and were more than willing to return if asked – could reprise their roles. Viz obliged, and it's good they did, because the dub of the movies blows the original series out of the water. Compare the performance of the original voices for Guts (Creator/MarcDiraison), Griffith (Kevin T. Collins), Casca (Creator/CarrieKeranen), and even Adon (Creator/MikePollock), and see how far they have come in the last decade.
29th Nov '16 8:16:53 AM Frem3
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** Other English [=VAs=] who have worked on this franchise at some point over the years include notable names like Creator/RachaelLillis (Martina), Creator/DanGreen (Gaav and Wizer), Creator/WayneGrayson (Hellmaster Phibrizzo), Greg Abbey, Tara Jayne Sands (Filia ul Copt), Scottie Ray (Valgaav and Duclis), Creator/ChrisPatton (Gourry, ''Premium''), Creator/JessicaCalvello, Creator/StephanieSheh (Sylphiel, ''Revolution''), Creator/TiffanyGrant, Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (Xellos, ''Revolution-R''), the late Creator/MaddieBlaustein, Creator/LuciChristian (Amelia, ''Premium''), Creator/ColleenO'Shaughnessy (Pokota), Creator/TroyBaker (Zuuma, Radok), Creator/JasonGriffith (Abel), Creator/LiamOBrien (Red Priest Rezo, ''Revolution-R''), and THE Creator/WilWheaton!

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** Other English [=VAs=] who have worked on this franchise at some point over the years include notable names like Creator/RachaelLillis (Martina), Creator/DanGreen (Gaav and Wizer), Creator/WayneGrayson (Hellmaster Phibrizzo), Greg Abbey, Tara Jayne Sands (Filia ul Copt), Scottie Ray (Valgaav and Duclis), Creator/ChrisPatton (Gourry, ''Premium''), Creator/JessicaCalvello, Creator/StephanieSheh (Sylphiel, ''Revolution''), Creator/TiffanyGrant, Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (Xellos, ''Revolution-R''), the late Creator/MaddieBlaustein, Creator/LuciChristian (Amelia, ''Premium''), Creator/ColleenO'Shaughnessy Colleen O'Shaughnessey (Pokota), Creator/TroyBaker (Zuuma, Radok), Creator/JasonGriffith (Abel), Creator/LiamOBrien (Red Priest Rezo, ''Revolution-R''), and THE Creator/WilWheaton!
29th Nov '16 8:14:46 AM Frem3
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** ''Manga/BlackLagoon''[='=]s English dub is considered one of the best dubs Creator/TheOceanGroup ever made – and one of the best English dubs ''period'' – with the script pulling no punches in its use of vulgar language, as well as perfect casting for the lead characters (plus, the English dub is totally free of any and all Engrish). Creator/BradSwaile and Creator/MarykeHendrikse are well-cast as Rock and Revy, while Creator/TabithaStGermain's Roberta is also a fan favorite. Hendrikse in particular [[PlayingAgainstType steps out of her bubble as Revy,]] since she's usually cast as cute little girls. Revy is [[{{Understatement}} quite the opposite]]. Fans were surprised when she did a brilliant job, getting Revy's tough, and vulgar side down. Its sister series, dubbed by Funimation, also had an excellent voice cast that fit each character perfectly.

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** ''Manga/BlackLagoon''[='=]s English dub is considered one of the best dubs Creator/TheOceanGroup ever made – and one of the best English dubs ''period'' – with the script pulling no punches in its use of vulgar language, as well as perfect casting for the lead characters (plus, the English dub is totally free of any and all Engrish). Creator/BradSwaile and Creator/MarykeHendrikse are well-cast as Rock and Revy, while Creator/TabithaStGermain's Roberta is also a fan favorite. Hendrikse in particular [[PlayingAgainstType steps out of her bubble as Revy,]] since she's usually cast as cute little girls. Revy is [[{{Understatement}} quite the opposite]]. Fans were surprised when she did a brilliant job, getting Revy's tough, and vulgar side down. Its sister series, dubbed by Funimation, also had an excellent voice cast that fit each character perfectly.When Funimation licensed the ''Roberta's Blood Trail'' [=OVAs=], it kept the Ocean Group cast.



** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', with its dub done by Creator/TheOceanGroup is exceptionally well-dubbed. The Gundam Meisters sound not too different from their Japanese voices. Creator/BradSwaile nails Setsuna's voice perfectly, Creator/SamuelVincent does Tieria pretty well, and Lockon and Allelujah are also quite well-voiced. On the other side, we have TrevorDuvall (who voiced Mu La Flaga from SEED and SEED Destiny), who makes Patrick actually not sound like a complete idiot, Graham Aker's voice sounds almost identical to his Japanese voice, the personalities of every single character remains intact, or in some cases actually get improved a bit. Season Two gives the show a few negative points, though, as the endings (and thus the post-credit scenes) were removed, thus giving dub-viewers no idea what happened to Seraphim Gundam... All in all, though, it is worth watching, if nothing else, then for the even more hot-blooded version of Graham Aker. Ali-Al-Saachez actually manages to sound like not-a-treacherous-bastard when he's talking to Kinue or the Throne Meisters. It doesn't sound like he's planning to kill anyone, making him become one of the sneakiest bastards in dub-history.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', with its dub done by Creator/TheOceanGroup is exceptionally well-dubbed. The Gundam Meisters sound not too different from their Japanese voices. Creator/BradSwaile nails Setsuna's voice perfectly, Creator/SamuelVincent does Tieria pretty well, and Lockon and Allelujah are also quite well-voiced. On the other side, we have TrevorDuvall Creator/TrevorDevall (who voiced Mu La Flaga from SEED and SEED Destiny), who makes Patrick actually not sound like a complete idiot, Graham Aker's voice (done by Creator/PaulDobson) sounds almost identical to his Japanese voice, the personalities of every single character remains intact, or in some cases actually get improved a bit. Season Two gives the show a few negative points, though, as the endings (and thus the post-credit scenes) were removed, thus giving dub-viewers no idea what happened to Seraphim Gundam... All in all, though, it is worth watching, if nothing else, then for the even more hot-blooded version of Graham Aker. Ali-Al-Saachez actually manages to sound like not-a-treacherous-bastard when he's talking to Kinue or the Throne Meisters. It doesn't sound like he's planning to kill anyone, making him become one of the sneakiest bastards in dub-history.



** Say what you will about the shows themselves, but the dubs for ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' done by Creator/TheOceanGroup are spot on. Creator/MattHill and Creator/SamuelVincent are excellent as feuding best friends Kira and Athrun, with their voices making an excellent contrast with one another, Trevor Duvall is the perfect BigBrotherMentor as Mu La Flaga, and Mark Oliver as [[BigBad Rau Le Creuset]]...? He's ''damned'' good, outhamming the original dub by far, while still keeping the general feel of the character. Then again, ''Gundam'' in general gets pretty well dubbed.

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** Say what you will about the shows themselves, but the dubs for ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' done by Creator/TheOceanGroup are spot on. Creator/MattHill and Creator/SamuelVincent are excellent as feuding best friends Kira and Athrun, with their voices making an excellent contrast with one another, Trevor Duvall Creator/TrevorDevall is the perfect BigBrotherMentor as Mu La Flaga, and Mark Oliver as [[BigBad Rau Le Creuset]]...? He's ''damned'' good, outhamming the original dub by far, while still keeping the general feel of the character. Then again, ''Gundam'' in general gets pretty well dubbed.



** Although it has more than its fair share of haters, the dub for ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' is very well done… at least from about Season 3 onward. Praise especially goes to the lead actors: Creator/RichardIanCox (Inu-Yasha), Moneca Stori (Kagome), Creator/KirbyMorrow (Miroku), and Creator/KellySheridan (Sango), all of whom nail their characters' personalities and quirks right out of the gate and just get better as the series drags on. In fact, most of the actors do a great job voicing their characters, and the few who don't are easily overlooked most of the time.

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** Although it has more than its fair share of haters, the dub for ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' is very well done… at least from about Season 3 onward. Praise especially goes to the lead actors: Creator/RichardIanCox (Inu-Yasha), (Inuyasha), Moneca Stori (Kagome), Creator/KirbyMorrow (Miroku), and Creator/KellySheridan (Sango), all of whom nail their characters' personalities and quirks right out of the gate and just get better as the series drags on. In fact, most of the actors do a great job voicing their characters, and the few who don't are easily overlooked most of the time.



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'''s English dub has always been a favorite, to the point where you really have to go out of your way to even find ANY Japanese episodes (aside from the ones that got banned in the USA), and the Japanese character names are only known among hardcore fans. The voice actors were also very distinct and iconic in their roles, especially Creator/VeronicaTaylor as Ash and May, Eric Stuart as Brock and James, Creator/RachaelLillis as Misty and Jessie, and the late Creator/MaddieBlaustein as Meowth, all of whom put so much enthusiasm into their roles and admit the show is a highlight of their careers. The cast were so beloved that, when Nintendo yanked the license from 4Kids and moved the dub to a different (cheaper) studio and replaced them, the controversy it stirred continues today.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'''s English dub has always been a favorite, to the point where you really have to go out of your way to even find ANY Japanese episodes (aside from the ones that got banned in the USA), and the Japanese character names are only known among hardcore fans. The voice actors were also very distinct and iconic in their roles, especially Creator/VeronicaTaylor as Ash and May, Eric Stuart Creator/EricStuart as Brock and James, Creator/RachaelLillis as Misty and Jessie, and the late Creator/MaddieBlaustein as Meowth, all of whom put so much enthusiasm into their roles and admit the show is a highlight of their careers. The cast were so beloved that, when Nintendo yanked the license from 4Kids and moved the dub to a different (cheaper) studio and replaced them, the controversy it stirred continues today.



* When watching ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' in english, its recommended to watch the films instead of the TV airing, since it is considered a significant improvement. Rebellion Story (despite being a controversial film) takes the cake on this, being widely considered one of the best english dubs of 2015. This dub was nominated for lots of awards and even won some.

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* When watching ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' in english, English, its recommended to watch the films instead of the TV airing, since it is considered a significant improvement. Rebellion Story (despite being a controversial film) takes the cake on this, being widely considered one of the best english dubs of 2015. This dub was nominated for lots of awards and even won some.



** Other English [=VAs=] who have worked on this franchise at some point over the years include notable names like Creator/RachaelLillis (Martina), Creator/DanGreen (Wyzer), Creator/WayneGrayson, Greg Abbey, Tara Sands, Creator/ChrisPatton (Gourry, ''Premium''), Creator/JessicaCalvello, Creator/StephanieSheh, Creator/TiffanyGrant, Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (Xellos, ''Revolution-R''), the late Creator/MaddieBlaustein, Creator/LuciChristian (Amelia, ''Premium''), Colleen O'Shaughnessy, Creator/TroyBaker, Creator/LiamOBrien, and THE Creator/WilWheaton!

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** Other English [=VAs=] who have worked on this franchise at some point over the years include notable names like Creator/RachaelLillis (Martina), Creator/DanGreen (Wyzer), Creator/WayneGrayson, (Gaav and Wizer), Creator/WayneGrayson (Hellmaster Phibrizzo), Greg Abbey, Tara Sands, Jayne Sands (Filia ul Copt), Scottie Ray (Valgaav and Duclis), Creator/ChrisPatton (Gourry, ''Premium''), Creator/JessicaCalvello, Creator/StephanieSheh, Creator/StephanieSheh (Sylphiel, ''Revolution''), Creator/TiffanyGrant, Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (Xellos, ''Revolution-R''), the late Creator/MaddieBlaustein, Creator/LuciChristian (Amelia, ''Premium''), Colleen O'Shaughnessy, Creator/TroyBaker, Creator/LiamOBrien, Creator/ColleenO'Shaughnessy (Pokota), Creator/TroyBaker (Zuuma, Radok), Creator/JasonGriffith (Abel), Creator/LiamOBrien (Red Priest Rezo, ''Revolution-R''), and THE Creator/WilWheaton!
25th Nov '16 5:20:57 PM magnum12
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* The ''Anime/KillLaKill'' dub is incredibly well-done. All the voice actors put in all their effort, and you can tell they're having a ton of fun playing their characters. Creator/EricaMendez as Ryuko Matoi just exudes hot-blooded passion, and Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos as Mako Mankanshoku delivers spot-on comedic timing with her lines. Carrie Keranen perfects Satsuki's fervent monologues, Creator/PatrickSeitz practically screams all of Gamagori's lines with equal passion, and Stephanie Sheh delivers the perfect balance of being cutesy but not nails-on-a-chalkboard annoying in her role as Nui Harime. Oh, and Creator/BenjaminDiskin as Kaneo Takarada will have you in absolute stitches.

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* The ''Anime/KillLaKill'' dub is incredibly well-done. All the voice actors put in all their effort, and you can tell they're having a ton of fun playing their characters. Creator/EricaMendez as Ryuko Matoi just exudes hot-blooded passion, and Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos as Mako Mankanshoku delivers spot-on comedic timing with her lines. Carrie Keranen perfects Satsuki's fervent monologues, Creator/PatrickSeitz practically screams all of Gamagori's lines with equal passion, and Stephanie Sheh delivers the perfect balance of being cutesy but not nails-on-a-chalkboard annoying in her role as Nui Harime. Oh, and Creator/BenjaminDiskin as Kaneo Takarada will have you in absolute stitches. Creator/SarahWilliams as Nonon is often regarded as better than the original.


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* When watching ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' in english, its recommended to watch the films instead of the TV airing, since it is considered a significant improvement. Rebellion Story (despite being a controversial film) takes the cake on this, being widely considered one of the best english dubs of 2015. This dub was nominated for lots of awards and even won some.
15th Nov '16 12:47:51 PM MarkLungo
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** When [=FUNimation=] rescued the franchise after Geneon USA shut down, fans demanded [=FUNimation=] continue to use New Generation for the remaining undubbed episodes – a project they ''finally'' finished in 2014, twelve years after NGP first dubbed the TV series. Fans waited very (im)patiently for the episodes to come out dubbed; many refused to watch them until they were all available in English. In addition, the hype was enough for [=FUNimation=]'s release to include extensive documentaries, interviews, and commentaries on the making of the English-language dub. The wait paid off several-fold, especially with the inclusion of Creator/LiamOBrien as an important character in the ninth episode, in addition to all of the original voice actors reprising their roles for the OVA's finale.

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** When [=FUNimation=] rescued the franchise after Geneon Creator/{{Geneon}} USA shut down, fans demanded [=FUNimation=] continue to use New Generation for the remaining undubbed episodes – a project they ''finally'' finished in 2014, twelve years after NGP first dubbed the TV series. Fans waited very (im)patiently for the episodes to come out dubbed; many refused to watch them until they were all available in English. In addition, the hype was enough for [=FUNimation=]'s release to include extensive documentaries, interviews, and commentaries on the making of the English-language dub. The wait paid off several-fold, especially with the inclusion of Creator/LiamOBrien as an important character in the ninth episode, in addition to all of the original voice actors reprising their roles for the OVA's finale.



* Geneon's dub of ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' is often held in high regards by fans, with its oftentimes hilarious rewrites (bordering on GagDub), and well-cast voice actors, especially ''Creator/TonyOliver'' and ''Creator/RichardEpcar'' as the title character and Jigen, respectively.

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* Geneon's Creator/{{Geneon}}'s dub of ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' is often held in high regards by fans, with its oftentimes hilarious rewrites (bordering on GagDub), and well-cast voice actors, especially ''Creator/TonyOliver'' and ''Creator/RichardEpcar'' as the title character and Jigen, respectively.



* {{Atlus}} and [[Creator/NipponIchi NISAmerica]] are pretty famous for this. Even if a game has the option to change the spoken language to Japanese, you'll rarely do so, the dubbing is so good. Specifically:

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* {{Atlus}} Creator/{{Atlus}} and [[Creator/NipponIchi NISAmerica]] are pretty famous for this. Even if a game has the option to change the spoken language to Japanese, you'll rarely do so, the dubbing is so good. Specifically:
15th Nov '16 12:35:12 PM Sherick
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} Xenoblade Chronicles]]'', ''VideoGame/TheLastStory'', and ''VideoGame/PandorasTower'' are all dubbed quite well. And interestingly, overseas in England. The cast for all three games have distinctively British accents and all perform their roles with a genuine honesty and energy.
6th Nov '16 1:33:05 PM wootzits
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** ''[[Manga/KeroroGunsou Sergeant Frog]]''. Say what you want about the dialogue in the dub, but you can't deny that nearly all of the voices are a perfect fit. Cherami Leigh as Natsumi, Creator/LeahClark as Fuyuki, Creator/ToddHaberkorn as Keroro... Just look at the character sheet for the series – nearly every voice actor in the show has a page on TV Tropes!

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** ''[[Manga/KeroroGunsou Sergeant Frog]]''.''Manga/SgtFrog''. Say what you want about the dialogue in the dub, but you can't deny that nearly all of the voices are a perfect fit. Cherami Leigh as Natsumi, Creator/LeahClark as Fuyuki, Creator/ToddHaberkorn as Keroro... Just look at the character sheet for the series – nearly every voice actor in the show has a page on TV Tropes!
28th Oct '16 6:59:20 AM JokesOnYou
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** ''FutureDiary'' had a masterful dub. Anyone tired of GregAyres playing the scrawny spineless teen will be pleased to know that JoshGrelle is taking the role instead and he did a splendid job. BrinaPalencia nailed Yuno Gasai's innocence and her insanity, and EmilyNeves knocked it out of the park with Minene Uryuu. And the script was at the top of the class.
** ToddHaberkorn's performance as Aru Akise deserves special mention.

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** ''FutureDiary'' had a masterful dub. Anyone tired of GregAyres playing the scrawny spineless teen will be pleased to know that JoshGrelle Creator/JoshGrelle is taking the role instead and he did a splendid job. BrinaPalencia Creator/BrinaPalencia nailed Yuno Gasai's innocence and her insanity, and EmilyNeves Creator/EmilyNeves knocked it out of the park with Minene Uryuu. And the script was at the top of the class.
** ToddHaberkorn's *** Creator/ToddHaberkorn's performance as Aru Akise deserves special mention.
28th Oct '16 6:43:42 AM JokesOnYou
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** ''FutureDiary'' had a masterful dub. Anyone tired of GregAyres playing the scrawny spineless teen will be pleased to know that JoshGrelle is taking the role instead and he did a splendid job. BrinaPalancia nailed Yuno Gasai's innocence and her insanity, and EmilyNeves knocked it out of the park with Minene Uryuu. And the script was at the top of the class.

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** ''FutureDiary'' had a masterful dub. Anyone tired of GregAyres playing the scrawny spineless teen will be pleased to know that JoshGrelle is taking the role instead and he did a splendid job. BrinaPalancia BrinaPalencia nailed Yuno Gasai's innocence and her insanity, and EmilyNeves knocked it out of the park with Minene Uryuu. And the script was at the top of the class.class.
** ToddHaberkorn's performance as Aru Akise deserves special mention.
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