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Bang Zoom! Entertainment is a recording studio in California well known for providing anime dubs for Aniplex USA, Ponycan USA, Viz Media (in addition to Studiopolis and The Ocean Group), and occasionally for Media Blasters (who mostly uses NYAV Post or Headline Studios, and recently, MB VoiceWorks), Sentai Filmworks (who mostly uses Seraphim Digital Studios until 2015), formerly Bandai Entertainment and Geneon before both companies stopped distributing Anime in North America and now, XSEED Games, NIS America, and possibly, Crunchyroll. Some of the well-known anime dub works include Haruhi Suzumiya, Eureka Seven, Fate/stay night, IGPX Immortal Grand Prix, Lucky Star, Samurai Champloo, and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

They are also involved in creating many, many video game voice tracks as well as producing Spanish-language adaptations in addition to English.

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Works Bang Zoom! Entertainment was involved with:

Anime:

Asian Animation

  • Kung Fu Pork Choppers

Western Animation

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Bang Zoom! Entertainment provides examples of:

  • All-Star Cast: Bang Zoom! mostly averts this trope ever since their K-On! dub in 2011, and they have been hiring newer names in addition to several select veteran voice actors. They still do this on an occasional basis, like with Fate/Zero and Durarara!! with people like Steve Blum, Wendee Lee, Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Crispin Freeman, and Yuri Lowenthal.
  • Amateur Cast: Most of their anime and video game dubs after 2011 falls into this trope, usually involves young and newer voice talents from open auditions from Anime Expo.
  • Digital Piracy Is Evil: A issue Eric P. Sherman brought up with his controversial comments. This trope is also stressed by many voice actors who work with Bang Zoom!
  • The Other Darrin: Usually averted as for the most part sequels and spin-offs to shows they have already done are generally good about maintaining the original voice actors. Dubs for the sequels to Rozen Maiden, and K-On!! were able to secure all of the original voice actors despite being recorded some time after the original dub. Even the dubs for The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato-chan, and Persona 4: The Animation brought back most of the original voice actors but with a few recasts for voice actors who were unable to return. However despite dubbing the original adaptation of Fate/stay night when Fate/Zero received a dub many of the returning characters had newer voice actors and this same cast along with new recasts would happen again with the dub for the Unlimited Blade Works anime.
  • Pigeonholed Voice Actor: Zig-zagged. At first, it seems that Bang Zoom! has a habit of doing this with their own voice actors (especially with their newer voice talents). However, since Bang Zoom! is known to get new voice talents through Anime Expo, many of the voice actors who seem to be typecasted usually break away from their typecast once they establish a professional career. In some cases, Bang Zoom! may have the voice actor Playing Against Type and end up with a new typecast after the said role. note 
  • Production Posse: Bang Zoom! has traditionally use the same voice actors in many of their dubs, especially when using newer voice talent since 2011. However, they still use some veteran voice actors that have worked at the studio for a while on an occasional basis.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: The casting of Lucky Star manages to keep nearly all of the references and Actor Allusions intact, and even throws in more references in some cases.

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