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The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato-chan With Funimation: The Keys to Success!

Hey everyone! It’s Deven Luca and I’m here with some news. I was just relaxing and checking Twitter this Sunday morning and found out that Funimation has the rights to The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato-chan.

Then when I looked it up I found that the original company that had it, Kadokawa Pictures USA, gave the rights and licenses to the series to Funimation some time ago.

How did I miss this? I guess it’s easy to forget about it when there’s nothing coming around about the series.

Anyway I’m here to talk about Funimation’s keys to success in terms of the dub of the series.

Now back when Haruhi Suzumiya first came out, people loved for its characters, setting, and its voice cast both in English and Japanese.

For those of you that don’t remember here’s a little reminder of the English voice cast:

Haruhi Suzumiya:Wendee Lee
Kyon: Crispin Freeman
Yuki Nagato: Michelle Ruff
Mikuru Asahina: Stephanie Sheh
Itsuki Koizumi: Johnny Yong Bosch

All pretty much All-Stars on the West Coast.

That brings me to the First Key: Bring in the original cast.

Come on. I don’t care if you’ve got to sell off the building but do it!

A big reason why I watch Haruhi Suzumiya in English because of the voice cast. The last thing I want is for them to be replaced.

Granted Funimation is known for at least trying to keep with the old voice actors of a series if they get the rights of a series or a video game.

The biggest example I can think of off the top of my head is Hyperspace Neptunia where they got a hefty chuck of the video game cast for the dub. They didn’t get them all but hey they got close.

Now the Second Key: Wait until the series is over to dub it.

Don’t broadcast dub it. Granted I don’t know how Funimation is doing the Broadcast Dubs but it looks like they’re dubbing them the second they get them. If they bring in the original cast that would mean having them flying out from Los Angeles to Dallas nearly every week. That’s a lot of cash.

It’d be best for them to wait until the end so the original cast can do the entire anime in one visit instead of having to fly back and forth.

Finally the Third Key: Good casting.

If by some dark and horrible tragedy, Funimation can’t or won’t use the original cast they better use some All-Stars on their list for the dub.

Here’s my thoughts for a cast solely from Funimation:

Haruhi Suzumiya: Alexis Tipton
Alexis Tipton’s got a lot of energy and knows how to use it. She’d be an awesome Haruhi

Kyon: Joel McDonald
I was struggling with this one because while Kyon is really logical. He’s also kinda funny. If necessary I’d switch him with my choice for Koizumi’s voice actor

Yuki Nagato: Brittney Karbowski
I was going to have Brittney as Haruhi but she does the whole monotone thing very well. So I had to choose her as Yuki.

Mikuru Asahina: Tia Ballard
When you need moe, you better have Tia Ballard on speed dial. She does childish cute voices so well it’s beautiful.

Itsuki Koizumi: J. Micheal Tatum
If you’re at Funimation and you need some smart and sophisticated, Tatum is your choice

And for a bonus, you know me. If I’m making a cast Monica Rial’s got to be somewhere in it.

Ryoko Asakura: Monica Rial
Granted she doesn’t go all crazy in Yuki Nagato-chan but after Deadman Wonderland, she’s mastered crazy

And that’s all for me on this issue. Personally I would love if they brought back the original cast but if they can’t, they better pull out all the stops on the dub.

So until the next post,
Later Days

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First Impression: The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato-chan

Nagato Yuki, the shy president of the literature club, has never been very sure of herself around other people. But around Kyon, the only boy in the tiny, three-person club, Yuki finds herself faltering even more than usual. For Kyon, and for her precious club, Yuki must find her confidence and let her true personality shine!

 

Inner Writer: Let’s see…Unlimited Blade Works, Danmachi, and Fairy Tail? You’ve done the First Impressions for the new ones. Why are you doing another First Impression?

Deven: It’s time to go beyond my limits! Let’s go

Inner Writer: No idea what you mean but I’ll go along with it.

So you’ve clearly seen that I’ve got a fourth anime that I’ll be reviewing this Spring Season. Now if you’ve been with me since the beginning you would know that when I started I had six anime on my list.

I had Date A Live 2, Gokukoku no Brynhildr, Isshuukan Friends, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, Love Live School Idol Project 2nd Season, Fairy Tail 2nd Series, and Akuma no Riddle. As you can see I had a lot on my plate back then.

One by one they all fell until the only ones that I was reviewing at the end were Date A Live 2, Fairy Tail 2nd Series, and Akuma no Riddle. Seeing that I was good and consistant with those, I made my 3 per Season Rule and I’ve stuck to it.

However this season I’ve got an anime that’s too good not to review and that’s The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato-chan!

I mostly picked this one up because of the nostalgia feels and another more important reason…Minori Chihara! Ah Minori Chihara-sama in an anime that I’m reviewing…

Anyway… the other members of the cast back from the old anime back in 2009 returned. Let’s take a look.

Starting off with the best and the main character, Minori Chihara. Let’s see…I know she can pull it off. While I mostly watched Haruhi Suzumiya in English with Michelle Ruff as Yuki I watched the movie in Japanese because I couldn’t find it in English after I finished the series. Ah the perfection of Minori Chihara. Anyway…I know her from Date A Live as Miku Izayoi, OniAi as Anastasia Nasuhara, Rail Wars as Noa Kashima, and Rio: Rainbow Gate as Dana.

Cuter than a button but she’ll punch you for calling her cute, Yuuko Gotou. Apparently she’s a hard drinking biker chick too. Everything I know is lost…she plays such cute roles. You would have never expected this really. I know her from We without Wings as Naru Ootori and Shuffle as Kaede Fuyou. Both very cutesy roles. Does that look like the face of a biker? No I didn’t think so!

Next up is the legendary Daisuke Ono….any introduction I give will be inadequate to his awesomeness. Let’s go to the roles…

I know him from Bleach as Shuukuro Tsukishima, Black Butler as Sebastian Michaelis, and New Prince of Tennis as Kazuya Tokugawa(didn’t even know that until today).

Next up is the seiyuu that likes her bandmates a little too much well except the bassist, Aya Hirano.

Side Note: If you know what I’m talking about, yes, I did make a joke about that. It was there and I went for it.

She is one of my favorite seiyuu and her energy as always been hilarious to me. I mostly saw her as Haruhi in Haruhi Suzumiya but mostly I’ve been seeing her as Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail.

I know her from Death Note as Misa Amane(watched the dub and the sub, both are good), Fairy Tail as Lucy Heartfilia…ummm in Queen’s Blade as Nanael(if you know what I’m talking about yes I watched and it was solely for the fanservice. I looked for no plot whatsoever), and School Rumble as Yoko Sasakura.

No regrets about watching Queen’s Blade…

Finally at least out of the ones that I know(don’t say anything about me not seeing a lot of Tomokazu Sugita. I just haven’t seen a lot of him) is Yuki Matsuoka. Ah the return of Nyoro! That’s what made the Japanese version for me. They had to take out all of Tsuruya’s verbal tics and I loved them. I know her from Bleach as Orihime Inoue, …Maken Ki as Tomika Amato, and Mirai Nikki as Hinata Hino.

So that’s it for all the ones I know anyway. I’m thinking that this Spring Season is going to be awesome!

Just so you know these are the anime that I’ll be reviewing.

1. Fairy Tail 2nd Series: Tarturus Arc(Finally we’re here after so much filler)
2. The Disapparance of Yuki Nagato-chan(Ah that Nostalgia and Minori Chihara)
3. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka(the harem and the swords are real!)
4. Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works(All those epic fights! I need this to happen right now!)

The hype train is moving and you need to get on be stuck in Winter. I’ll see you in Spring.

So until the Spring Season,
Later Days

You can ask me as many questions as you want on Ask.fm and you can follow me on Twitter to know when my new reviews are coming out. You’ll know when stuff comes out right when it does! 🙂

Also check out my right hand man, SkyCorps on AnimeWithSky where I’m also a writer. We’ve got some good reviews from all the writers, Speculations, Light Novel Reviews, and Manga Chapters Reviews. What are you waiting for? Come and check us out! You won’t regret it!

Also I decided to affiliate with Play-Asia.

play-asia_logo

Why? Because they sell Google Play and iTunes cards! If you’re playing Love Live and buying your Love Gems, you can get your Google Play and iTunes credit here:

Google Play

Google Play Card (US$10 / for US accounts only)

Google Play Card (US$25 / for US accounts only)

iTunes

iTunes Card (US$ 10 / for US accounts only)

iTunes Card (US$ 15 / for US accounts only)

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