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The Ocean Group (a.k.a. Ocean Productions Inc.) is a well-known Canadian dubbing studio based in [[UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}} Vancouver, British Columbia]]. They're responsible for the dubbing of quite a few {{anime}} series, as well as a few foreign-language live action films and original English-language productions. They're probably most well known for their work on nearly every release in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise and being the unofficial dubbing studio of the works of RumikoTakahashi.

Their most prolific clients include Creator/VizMedia, Creator/{{Geneon}}, and Creator/BandaiEntertainment, among others. They were also used by FUNimation and CentralParkMedia in their early days. Keep in mind that the use of the voice actors in Ocean's talent pool does not mean Ocean had anything to do with the production. Ocean is just a dubbing company based in Vancouver that pulls from the same voice pool the rest of the studios do (it's a very common misconception).

Not to be confused with Ocean Software, an 80s/90s video game company.
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!!The Ocean Group has dubbed the following:

* ''AngelLinks''
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''
* ''[[AyashiNoCeres Ceres, Celestial Legend]]''
* ''[[LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars Crest of the Stars]]''
* ''{{Cybersix}}''
* ''Manga/DeathNote''
* ''Anime/DeltoraQuest''
* ''[[DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z]]''
* ''DiGiCharat''
* ''DokiDokiSchoolHours''
* ''LightNovel/{{Dokkoida}}''
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (short lived Saban version, plus later AB Groupe English dub of 2nd half of series for Europe and Canada)
* ''ElementalGelade''
* ''VisionOfEscaflowne''
* ''FatalFury'' OAV and movie series
* ''FlameOfRecca''
* ''Anime/FullMoonOSagashite''
* ''Anime/GalaxyAngel''
* ''GalaxyExpress999 (movie)'' and ''Adieu Galaxy Express 999''
* ''TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime''
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''
* ''[[Franchise/DotHack .Hack//Roots]]''
* ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}''
* ''HikaruNoGo''
* ''HunterXHunter''
* ''InfiniteRyvius''
* ''Anime/InuYasha''
* ''Anime/JubeiChan''
* ''KeyTheMetalIdol''
* ''KishinCorps''
* ''Literature/{{Kurozuka}}''
* ''TheLawOfUeki''
* ''MaisonIkkoku''
* ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' (1995) and ''[[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior NT Warrior]]''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp'' (it's interesting to note that although many characters from the 1995 cartoon also made an appearance in this game, none of the original actors got their roles back)
** ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' (''VideoGame/MegaManX8'', ''VideoGame/MegaManMaverickHunterX'')
** ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission''
* ''Anime/MonsterRancher''
* ''[[Anime/{{Mai-HiME}} My-HiME]]'' and ''[[Anime/{{Mai-Otome}} My-Otome]]''
* ''{{NANA}}''
* ''PleaseSaveMyEarth'' ({{OAV}})
* ''ProjectAKo'' ({{OAV}})
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
* ''Anime/RoninWarriors''
* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ''
* ''ShakuganNoShana'' (Season 1)
* ''StarshipOperators''
* ''[[SaiunkokuMonogatari The Story of Saiunkoku]]''
* ''StrawberryMarshmallow''
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''
** ''Anime/TransformersArmada''
** ''Anime/TransformersEnergon''
** ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''
* ''We Love Golf!''
* ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}''

The voice actors frequently used by them have also provided voice talents for the following WesternAnimation shows and video games including:
* ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground''
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''
* ''{{Franchise/Barbie}}'' direct-to-video movies
* The first three ''{{Bionicle}}'' movies
* ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster Captain N: The Game Master]]''
* ''CareBears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot''
* ''TheCrampTwins'' (Canadian Talents only)
* ''DawnOfWar II'' - And the sequels; Canadian Talents only for the sequels.
* ''Devil Kings''
* ''DinosaurTrain''
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales''
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' - and any media that features the characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs''
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsBattleForce5''
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'' (Canadian Talents only)
* ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog''
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop1995''
** ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''
* ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil''
* ''{{Madeline}}''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Make Way For Noddy]]''
* ''MarthaSpeaks''
* ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]'' - To a small extent as Creator/PaulDobson provided the voices of [[ActingForTwo Doctor Doom and Shuma-Gorath]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'', ''[[Franchise/MyLittlePonyG3 G3/G3.5 My Little Pony]]'', and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
* ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures''
* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' (Canadian Talents only)
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''
* ''VideoGame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours'' (Canadian Talents only)
* ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders''
* ''WesternAnimation/StargateInfinity''
* ''StreetSharks''
* The 2009 revamp of ''StrawberryShortcake''
* ''TomAndJerryTales''
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGoBots''
* ''{{X-Men Evolution}}''

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!!Some tropes that The Ocean Group is most well known for:

* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Blue Water Studios in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is known as Ocean's "Sister Studio" and while Ocean Studios' name has been mentioned during the credits of dubs that use Blue Water talent the studios are generally very different. To be fair, the voice talent from both studios have worked together before such as Dave Pettit of ''GGundam'' fame has been in some English dubs of anime with Ocean lately and SaffronHenderson was the singing voice of Fancy Lala. Heck, both studios have worked together in some of the ''Gundam'' games. While Blue Water Studios is not as popular as the Ocean Group (in fact some have even considered Blue Water to be a PoorMansSubstitute for Ocean). However in Blue Water's defense, they have been in some renowned dubs such as ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', and the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series since ''X8''.
* OutOfFocus: Over the course of the 2000s (and even today), they did not have as much work as they used to. One of the reasons why is because Canadian voice talent was used pretty frequently back in [[TheNineties te 1990s]] due to how the currency exchange between the American and Canadian currency made using Canadian talent more affordable, and how efficient their productions were. But due to the current economic troubles caused in the late 2000s, the currency exchange rate between the two countries no longer worked in Canada's favor and Canadian voice talent (and studios) had less work. For Viz Media, back in the '90s and the early 2000s, when the majority of their properties were voiced by The Ocean Group, they nowadays only use them occasionally such as in ''Manga/DeathNote''.
** In addition, some of the more popular voice actors like Creator/ScottMcNeil don't get as many roles as the some newer ones, like [[CreatorsPet Scott McCord]], whilst other well-known voice actors like Creator/TrevorDevall and Creator/MattHill have moved over to California. Ashleigh Ball and Creator/TabithaStGermain have also seen a lot of work in recent years compared to voice actors like Creator/KellySheridan and Teryl Rothery.
*** This is actually averted with Blue Water Studios, because of how cheap their voice talent is, and the fact that their voice actors have gotten pretty good at their jobs. They're being used for many projects that Ocean's main Vancouver studio/actors would've been likely been used only a few years ago. Some of their recent projects include ''Literature/DeltoraQuest'', ''Cardfight!! Vanguard'', The newer ''Mega Man'' games, ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', ''PrettyCure'', ''Anime/FullMoonOSagashite'', and many others. They're many Japanese studios' choice for their own dubbing (including Toei and TMS), and they've seen a surge in work since the economy went under. Ocean's Vancouver Studio's only English dubs in recent years are ''[[InuYasha InuYasha: The Final Act]], ''[[Manga/BlackLagoon Black Lagoon: Roberta's Trail]]'', ''MobileSuitGundam00'', ''{{NANA}}'', and ''Manga/DeathNote''.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Creator/KirbyMorrow and Kelly Sheridan are well known for this, regardless if their roles are main characters or minor one shots. They have played love interests several times (in which some fans even wondered if they are an item).
* TheOtherDarrin: Many examples. Their dubs had issues with recasting on several occasions:
** ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Happened with Ranma himself (both boy and girl), Kodachi Kuno (twice), Cologne, Dr. Tofu, the Jusenkyo Guide, and Nabiki Tendo (temporarily).
** ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'': Happened with Sora, Eri, and Kohaku in the original series, and Kagome, Sesshomaru, Lady Kaede, and (once again) Kohaku when the show was revived for ''The Final Act''.
** ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'': The dub was put on hold after episode 36, and revived years later. Many voices changed, including Yusaku Godai, Ikuko, Yotsuya, Kozue, Ritsuko Chigusa, Kentaro's mother, Kentaro's father, and Kentaro himself.
** ''DragonBallZ'': Happened when FUNimation decided to move the dub in-house, and the entire Ocean cast was fired. Most of them came back though when their dub was revived for Canadian and European markets for the Trunks Saga onwards. Notably, they had three Gokus (IanJamesCorlett, Peter Kelamis, and KirbyMorrow).
** ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'': Happened again, when FUNimation chose to continue the dub in-house instead of getting Ocean back from the first season, which was originally licensed by Geneon, due to a [[ScheduleSlip 2-year long delay]] caused by the Geneon[=/=]Universal [[ExecutiveMeddling merger red tape]] that was occurring at the time.
** ''ProjectAKO'': The opposite, where the Ocean cast replaced another cast after the first film, which was dubbed by Manga UK.
** ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': Another case of Ocean taking over for another cast. The actual TV series was dubbed by the California-based Animaze, while Ocean handled the recap movies, which was technically the same material. Partial case of this and DuelingDubs.
** Happened with ''Mega Man Powered Up''. Instead of IanJamesCorlett voicing Mega Man, it's Cole Howard.
** ''MobileSuitZetaGundam'': Due to a Canadian voice actors' strike, the Ocean cast couldn't return, and the show was instead given to Ocean's non-union sub-studio, Blue Water.
** ''SaberMarionetteJ'': Happened with Cherry and Bloodberry in the original show, and the entire cast for ''Saber Marionette J Again''.
** ''MonsterRancher'': Happened with Golem.
** ''RoninWarriors'': Bizarrely happened with half the cast for episode 2 (and only episode 2), and other random members changed for one episode at a time at other points due to the tight schedule of dubbing. According to legend, episode 2 was such a bad case because many members of the cast had caught a nasty head cold that was going around Vancouver. Years later when the sequel [=OVAs=] were dubbed, many voices changed again.
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