Richie Ramos (
Thu, 25 Nov 1999 17:23:07 +0800

>What a ridiculous assertion! One need look no further than Star Trek to
>see that characterizations can be done quite effectively with speech
>patterns in English. Spock's distinctly "logical" delivery is so widely
>imitated as to be a cliche now. Almost every Star Trek character had a
>such distinct speech patterns and character specific turns of phrase that
>its become a party game to parody them.
>Star Wars, same deal.
>The problem with dubbed anime is that the voice actors are never allowed to
>develop any characterizations. They're too busy just trying to get the
>dialogue out to the beat dictated by the mouth movements. The closest they
>ever get to true voice acting is copping a funny accent or weird laughter.

That's where the magic of true dubbing lies, I suppose, getting maximum
characterization considering the constraints.


"Magic is the hand of faith..."

Richard Ramos
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