[NEWS] Neon Genesis Evangelion coming to Netflix Spring 2019

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Postby Joseki » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:43 pm

View Original PostBlueBasilisk wrote:^Frankly I don't think it would have made much if any difference. The people who are mad would still be mad and AWL would still probably be whipping up twitter drama because she feels like Eva is her baby. The series has long passed the fandom nostalgia threshold where any alterations or new takes will be received as a mortal offense by a vocal part of the fandom. It's like the people who lash out at Rebuild just because it has the gall to be different from NGE. But then I also feel like the original tv series would benefit greatly if it lost its sacred cow status.


We would have skipped the "my uncle works at Netflix (part time, full time at Nintendo) and told me they are dubbing NGE again" part. They would have explained their reasons (like for starter a better script) and people would have accepted more easily.

And more details is always better imo.
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Postby neongenesisvandelay » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:23 pm

View Original PostBlueBasilisk wrote:When he was first cast as Gendo, I didn't care for Swasey's Gendo. His voice is so different from MacAvery's. But now that I'm used to it I think his overall performance is much better, even if his voice isn't as cool.


I’m fine with Swasey’s take on the character, but for me MacAvery is the definitive English voice (and one of the best parts of the ADV dub). If the redub ends up recasting, I wonder who’s gonna take on Gendo’s VA.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:49 pm

View Original Postneongenesisvandelay wrote:If the redub ends up recasting, I wonder who’s gonna take on Gendo’s VA.


If Robin Williams hadn't killed himself because of his Lewy Body dementia, one wonders whether he would've been in the running for this.


Other than that huge missed opportunity, there is one thing that would be the most interesting performance change for a new dub, and that is Asuka having a (well performed) German accent for all of her dialogue. It's the one aspect of the Japanese dub that they were never able to pull off. Realistically, having lived in Germany all her life, all of her dialogue should have a German tinge to it.

Grant's performance, and the way she was directed, always felt too Americanized for someone having lived mostly in Germany, and the one or two times they threw in some snippets of German into her dialogue felt lazily tacked on.
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Postby penguintruth » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:33 pm

Eh, I thought MacAvery and Swasey were both decent enough. Neither of their Gendos were performances I had a problem with. But I wouldn't be signing any petitions to rehire either of them.

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Postby robersora » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:12 am

That petition hasn't even reached 5000 signatures.This is the first time I'm happy about the fact that Netflix doesn't care about fringe groups.
View Original PostClover wrote:I hope Netflix replaces everyone and gives no response to this cringeshow.

agreed. +1, yep.


View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:But hey, stranger things have happened.

hehe


Since many people here praised the dub for NTE as being a lot better than what they did to Evangelion.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:13 pm

^ Yep, Spencer's from Houston :sweatdrop: (lol, I swear I remember the 26 AU sequence throwing in a "y'all", but I couldn't find anything like that when I checked.) Like, it's super cool how the I city I live in was known for dubbing NGE and other series, but yeah.

Sorry if I'm repeating myself from earlier in-thread with this, but:

View Original PostDevRei17 wrote:I'm trying to remember four years ago - Did the Sailor Moon redub get this much flack? (Sailor Moon's arguably bigger in the West than Eva too.)


Nope. Also: DIC & Cloverway were Canadian companies whereas VIZ and Studiopolis is in California. A redub make complete sense for an uncensored version of the show (the dialogue and TV edits, etc). I totally understand fans wishing VIZ's BD/DVD releases included DIC & Cloverway episodes—I hoped for this, too. When it comes to dub voices, I'd personally argue the DIC/Cloverway voice acting had a distinct quality to the characters. In contrast with VIZ's voices, when briefly looking away at the screen, I can't tell who's currently talking (except for Artemis/Luna/Makoto. Artemis and Luna I'm familiar with their VAs from Persona 3 & 4, while Mako has a particular deep quality to her voice).

I'm bringing this up because I remember comments about the Rebuild voices, like Gendo and Fuyutsuki sounding too similar—and I honestly agree. I haven't watched enough of the original NGE dub to properly comment, but I remember the original Gendo (Tristan MacAvery) having that distinct "Oh, Gendo's currently speaking" quality.

Maybe this is just how modern voice acting is? Or, maybe dubbing anime and video games vs cartoon voice work. I don't notice that much crossover of cartoon voice actors also voicing anime/video game roles.
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Postby Tumbling Down » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:00 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:It's cringe inducing. It's deflating all of the atmosphere. Shinji in particular, with those super thick Texan (?) RRRRRRs sounds really annoying.

I've never been to Texas and I didn't detect an accent on Shinji. Would being familiar with Texas make me more likely to notice the accent? I assume it'd be less likely. (I guess you wouldn't be able to answer this, but it's amazing to me that someone noticed an accent on Shinji and I didn't.)

View Original Postneongenesisvandelay wrote:I’m fine with Swasey’s take on the character, but for me MacAvery is the definitive English voice (and one fo the best parts of the ADV dub). If the redub ends up recasting, I wonder who’s gonna take on Gendo’s VA.

I always thought Maurice LaMarche would make a great Gendo. Y'know, that faux Vincent Price/Orson Welles voice he does.


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