The Vision of Escaflowne

The Vision of Escaflowne
Voice Directors: Karl Willems, Sonny Strait

US Premiere: Aug 2000
US Conclusion: 2000
US Home Media: Oct 03, 2000
Japan Premiere: Apr 02, 1996
Japan Conclusion: 1996

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 26

Animation Studio: Sunrise

Popularity: 556th All Time, 844th This Week

Franchise: Escaflowne
Characters on BTVA: 40
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Darkness Dragon
said at 12:48 AM on Mon Aug 22 2016
 1 Shout Out!
I saw the trailer for the new dub it sounds great,I am excited
JTurner
said at 11:55 AM on Fri Aug 19 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Saw a trailer of the new dub. It seems fine to me.
Shaun Ince
said at 12:48 PM on Tue Aug 2 2016
There is something I have been wondering ever since they announced a redub of this show. Was there a reason why they didn't outsource this to Ocean Studios?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 1:26 PM on Tue Aug 2 2016
@Shaun Ince Because the HD deleted content amounts to about 10 minutes of material and Funi's too cheap to bother outsourcing for the sake of that plus redubbing all 26 episodes.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:41 PM on Tue Aug 2 2016
@CatsTuxedo That makes total sense. FUNi being cheap making the most sense. A dubbing company with such a huge monopoly over a large majority of anime, definitely has money to outsource a dub to Ocean. But they decide not to. A shame really. Ocean VA's are very talented, some even more so than a majority of Funi's talent. But they rarely get any anime dubbing opportunites. Sigh...
King Marth 64
said at 5:15 PM on Sat Apr 2 2016
I hope to see if Bryce Papenbrook, Mathew Mercer, Kyle Hebert, Cherami Leigh, Todd Haberkon, David Vincent, and Sean Schemmel gets to this redub of The Vision of Escaflowne.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 5:32 PM on Sat Apr 2 2016
@King Marth 64 All the notable characters have been cast, so it's safe to say none of them will be here.
King Marth 64
said at 5:36 PM on Sat Apr 2 2016
@CatsTuxedo Wait, isn't there any characters that wasn't mentioned who voiced who in the Funimation dub? I know the Funimation dub was announced for a while.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 6:42 PM on Sat Apr 2 2016
@King Marth 64 Nope, none I can think of at this point.
Ichigo341578926
said at 11:42 PM on Fri Apr 22 2016
@King Marth 64 Well there is still
Susumu Amano, Princess Eries Aston, Yukari Uchida, Mrs. Kanzaki, Hitomi's Grandmother, Gaou Fanel, Kio, Princess Marlene Aston, Varie Fanel, Teo, Reeden, Ort, Katz, Leon Schezar, Meiden Fassa, Mole Man, Pyle, Celena Schezar, Zongi, Duke Fried, King Aston, Sora, Ispano Chief Engineer, and Ruhm that need to be announced. So there is still a chance that they could be in it.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 8:56 AM on Sat Apr 23 2016
@Ichigo341578926 Those are all minor and bit parts, so it's not like they're gonna blow any big-name players on them.
Ichigo341578926
said at 9:10 AM on Sat Apr 23 2016
@CatsTuxedo I don't know, they wasted Matthew Mercer on Nagisa's father in Assassination Classroom. So it's not entirely impossible.
MrWii000
said at 3:00 PM on Mon Jun 6 2016
@King Marth 64 No, Funimation should not try to repair what doesn't need to be repaired! There are already two dubbed versions:

1. The edited Fox Kids version
2. The uncut version with the entire Fox Kids cast reprising their roles

DON'T LET THEM MAKE ANOTHER DUB!!! https://www.change.org/p/funimation-do-not-redub-escaflowne

But if you really want another dub that badly, then try requesting California ADR voice actors; like Crispin Freeman, Steven Blum, and/or Yuri Lowenthal
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:22 PM on Mon Jun 6 2016
@MrWii000 The new dub is a bit of a necessity because the deleted scenes that were restored in high-def were never dubbed, and since apparently Funi isn't willing to outsource to Ocean, the only way to maintain some kind of consistency is to make a fresh dub from scratch.

Also, it seems pretty hypocritical of you to argue that a new dub shouldn't be made and then turn around and start suggesting LA players for another dub :/
SecretJustin1130
said at 5:16 PM on Wed Mar 30 2016
Pyle - Richard Newman
Ort - Ward Perry
Katz - Terry Klassen
Meiden Fassa - Robert O. Smith
Zongi - Brian Dobson
Ispano Chief Engineer - Don Brown

I’m not going to stop this until you get your act together and update the page :)
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:06 PM on Wed Mar 30 2016
@SecretJustin1130

I gave you the benefit of the doubt the first time. I thought "Maybe this guy will clue in when I remove his original comment". After all, he's not a newbie. He should be aware that we have guest request forums that are specifically made to request additions to pages. That's not what THESE pages are for. So then I gave you a second chance with your obviously poorly worded, rude and snarky remark. And now a third, equally condescending comment? "Would it kill you to update the rest of the Ocean cast?" You're telling us to "get our act together"? You're saying that we "can't be bothered to fix this"?

1.) In case you weren't aware, the entirety of this site's database is maintained and updated by less than 10 VOLUNTEERS in our SPARE TIME. We don't work here. We add WHAT we're able to WHEN we're able to. You'll have to forgive us if we're not catering to YOUR specific wants 24/7.

2.) Feel free to make any content addition requests in the appropriate guest request forum. They're not new. (http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=42)

3.) In the future, it might be better to word your comments in a way that don't make you come off as an impatient child.

4.) I've unblocked your original comments, so that people can see for reference the kind of discourteous attitudes we have to deal with on a daily basis.
SecretJustin1130
said at 6:14 PM on Wed Mar 30 2016
@TylerMirage Well, alright then. Sorry about that. I won't do it again. :/
SecretJustin1130
said at 4:58 PM on Wed Mar 30 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Pyle - Richard Newman
Ort - Ward Perry
Katz - Terry Klassen
Meiden Fassa - Robert O. Smith
Zongi - Brian Dobson
Ispano Chief Engineer - Don Brown

Would it kill you to update the rest of the Ocean cast? Jeez, it’s like you guys can’t be bothered to fix this.
SecretJustin1130
said at 4:37 PM on Wed Mar 30 2016
Since we are updating this page for the Funimation cast, here's the rest of the Ocean dub cast:

Pyle - Richard Newman
Ort - Ward Perry
Katz - Terry Klassen
Meiden Fassa - Robert O. Smith
Zongi - Brian Dobson
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:21 PM on Tue Mar 29 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
After reading about these recent cast announcements, I feel I have to share a good few other people's un-enthusiasm about this new dub, since about half of the players come off as miscasts (Strait, McDonald and Mignogna in particular) and Strait doesn't have that hot a track record as a director. Ocean not being called for another go-round was a damper already, but this seems like an outright ball-dropping waiting to happen.
mweloo
said at 1:19 AM on Wed Mar 30 2016
@CatsTuxedo I can't comment on Joel McDonald because I haven't seen much of his work, but Vic and Sonny have more range than people give him credit for.

I thought the Rage of Bahamut dub was pretty good, so maybe Sonny's found his stride as a director. Or maybe he does better when not working under the tighter schedule most broadcast dubs probably demand.
mweloo
said at 1:55 AM on Wed Mar 30 2016
@mweloo *them
Autovolt
said at 8:51 AM on Wed Mar 30 2016
@CatsTuxedo Agreed.

Vic really doesn't fit Folken in any way whatsover. If anything he should have been Allen since he's dubbed over Shinichiro Miki a few times like as Kurz Webber.

Joel McDonald maybe could work as Dilandau but at the same time, I'd prefer a female actress or an actor like Josh Grelle or Greg Ayres who can pull off a more feminine vibe in their performances.

The only casting I maybe see as any sort of improvement is Caitlin Glass as Hitomi, I mean don't get me wrong I love Kelly Sheridan but I always felt she was awkward in the role of Hitomi sounding kind of unnatural and not like her usual self, granted I think now she could have finally nailed it in this re-dub, it's a shame really.

I'm more likely going to vote for the Ocean VA's when we get voice compares started of this series.

This re-dub had so much promise and now it feels just so pointless and wasted. I might just stick with the somewhat dated yet more fitting Ocean dub.
nikipotamus
said at 9:45 AM on Wed Mar 30 2016
@Autovolt Vic as Folken baffles me as well. Funi's been getting him to voice a lot characters who had deep voices in the Japanese version recently- there's Roland in Lord Marksman and Vanadis and Mendoza in Garo. The deepest I've ever heard him go is Uatu. If he surprises me, I'll happily eat my words.

I think Sonny could be a good Allen, though. I was pleasantly surprised by the voice he used for Bernard in Maria the Virgin Witch. That voice could work for Allen, and although he'll obviously need to change something to fit Allen's personality; I have faith in him and Joel (I prefer him to Greg/Josh- I tend to find their higher-pitched voices grating).

Regardless, I'm still looking forward to this dub.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 2:25 AM on Thu Mar 31 2016
@CatsTuxedo To be fair, did we really expect anything different? FUNimation has outsourced only one dub to Ocean since DBZ, and that was a 5 episode sequel to a very well-regarded dub of theirs (arguably their most popular). Heads would have rolled if they replaced that cast. Escaflowne on the other hand is a 26-episode series with a dub done 15 years ago that got a mixed reception at the time, and that few remembered until now. There was no reason for them to go out of their way to get it's cast back. I would not have minded them getting Ocean back, it would have been cool, but I was fully expecting them to be replaced when I heard about this. What would be the point of doing a whole new dub with the same actors anyway instead of just recording the extra scenes? It's the same reason they didn't bother with Shakugan no Shana's cast. They had over 50 episodes and a movie to dub of a niche show, and Ocean's season 1 dub got a mixed reception anyway, so why bother?

But I'm looking forward to FUNimation's new dub. They have some really talented actors on board, and some interesting casting choices. I'm willing to give it a chance. I miss Ocean's work too, and I know you're a big fan of their actors, but that doesn't mean FUNi's work isn't equally as solid.
Domayv
said at 9:30 AM on Sun Apr 3 2016
@PurpleWarrior13 the reason they didnt reprise Shana was because of that stupid delay. That ANNcast in December 2011 mentions that Funi was indeed in talks with Ocean concerning Black Lagoon and Shana but decided for the latter with a local cast due to the delay mixed in with the large episode count, and look at how that one turned out *cough*Greg Ayres's Keisaku Sato*cough*

I actually was fine with a possible redub for this series but that they just made such blatant miscasts that it pretty much makes whatever money they spent on this completely wasted, and then J. Michael Tatum is doing the script, which means unnecessary meme overdose. Also, the fact that the British Anime Limited is doing a remastered release and the remastered footage also contains the Ocean dub (just with footage cut to fit with the dub) makes Funimation's justifications for a redub even more pointless.

Also, it's actually cheaper to just give the episodes containing the extra footage to Ocean (which is only 6 episodes really) and reprise the cast and just release them as "extended edition" episodes, like what ADV did with the Director's Cut episodes of Evangelion on their Platinum release. ADV did not have to redub the whole series just because there exists remastered footage and extended versions of certain episodes.
mweloo
said at 6:28 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
@Domayv Nowhere on the Kickstarter page has Tatum's involvement with the Escaflowne redub been mentioned. Where did you get this information from?
nikipotamus
said at 7:10 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
@Domayv Can they, though? Even if Ocean did dub the extra material, they'd have to recast Dilandau (if he appears in the new material) at the very least or get Andrew Francis to redub all his lines. And in anime, actors always record in bulk- would it really cost-efficient for Funi's to outsource Escaflowne to Canada and go through the trouble of getting Kelly, Kirby and everyone for what would amount to less than two episodes' worth of new material? We'd be happy, but I don't think it's very practical for Funi as a business.

I understand the sceptism concerning some of the cast choices, but voice actors (even the experienced ones) HAVE surprised us before, and I think you're being a bit hasty in deeming the Funi dub a waste of effort at this point.
Domayv
said at 9:10 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
@mweloo BigOnAnime. Read his twitter posts about Escaflowne kickstarter
Domayv
said at 9:17 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
@nikipotamus If they can't use Andrew for Dilandau in the extra material because he sounds too old now, they could get David A. Kaye to do him instead.

Also, these are 6 half-hour long episodes (it's the whole episodes, just like what ADV did with those Director's Cut episodes of Evangelion on their Platinum release), and Funimation was able to outsoruce 5 of them (Roberta's Blood Trail) to Ocean, so this wouldn't be too much of a problem.
nikipotamus
said at 10:33 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
@Domayv 1. The Black Lagoon dub was highly acclaimed. I really like Ocean's Escaflowne dub, but I got the sense that the general reception from fans was lukewarm at best. Funi probably thought they were taking a smaller risk.
2.Consistency. It's been 15 years since the original dub. If Funi outsourced the extra material to Canada, there'd be a big variation in sound quality across the board, with only six episodes out of 32 sounding/"feeling" noticeably different from the rest. And I don't think Funi's willing enough to let Ocean dub the entire series again.

I should stop here before I start sounding too snappish; I don't want this to escalate into an argument.
nikipotamus
said at 10:52 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
@Domayv Anyway, thanks for telling me that there were six episodes. I was led to believe otherwise, and I now know where you're coming from with the Black Lagoon comparison. Should've probably mentioned it on the last post, but, well.
nikipotamus
said at 11:27 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
I'm hindsight, the end of my second post came off as sounding abrupt a little rude, so I'm sorry for that. I tend to get a little prickly when people talk about Funi's redub.
Domayv
said at 12:35 AM on Mon Apr 4 2016
@nikipotamus then look at Evangelion. When ADV got those Director's Cut episodes for the Platinum repease, numerous recasts too had to be made. People didn't fret over it too much. Also, ADV did not have to redub the whole series because of that. Just those episodes, same with Escaflowne episodes having the extra footage if Funi gave it to Ocean.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:03 PM on Thu Aug 18 2016
@Autovolt Good thing the Collectors edition comes with the Ocean dub as well.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 8:21 PM on Fri Mar 25 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
As someone who shamefully had never gotten around to seeing the show, I was a little bit annoyed with FUNimation's recasting of the series.

I had assumed they'd set a 500k goal & aim for the original Canadian English cast, & that it would be a way to see the show uncut.

When they began announcing the cast, I got real touchy over it. I really like these actors individually, & would like more recognition from big-name VO directors (yeah, Strait, Tipton, Clinkenbeard, are that good), but it really felt like a missed opportunity for what is essentially the most competitive dubbing studio in North America.

The Canadian talent pool has recently also been given a little recognition with MLP.

However...

this was before I learned that there is, indeed, an uncut version of the Ocean Group's production of The Vision of Escaflowne.

& that...has made all the difference.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 10:17 PM on Tue Mar 29 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed The Ocean dub only covered the Japanese broadcast version of the series. There were extra scenes cut from that version that were put back in the HD remastered version. Since those scenes were never dubbed, FUNimation was in an awkward position. I highly doubt they would've considered redubbing this series if there were no extra scenes.

This has nothing to do with the heavily edited version of the Ocean dub that briefly ended up on FoxKids.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 12:51 AM on Wed Mar 30 2016
@PurpleWarrior13

Right; I always assumed that Escaflowne had only been given an edited Fox Kids dub, & assumed that we never got a proper Ocean Group dub.

I'm fine with having an Ocean dub even without the new scenes, though of course, it would have been ideal to have the entirety of it in the same track.

I'll be just fine with this release. Thanks.
HienFan
said at 8:08 PM on Fri Mar 25 2016
Another Dragon Ball Z situation... at the very least the old dub is still available as a secondary audio option, Dilandau needs a better voice his old voice is super grating
Raebo
said at 10:43 AM on Sat Mar 19 2016
 1 Shout Out!
They've cast Aaron Dismuke as Van and Caitlin Glass as Hitomi. I think I know who they're gonna as Allen Schezar... It's gonna be Vic Mignogna!

Think about it. Alphonse Elric, Winry Rockbell, and Edward Elric! It'll be a sort-of Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) Reunion! See? I know what FUNimation's thinking.
SLEDGERAID
said at 1:24 PM on Sat Mar 19 2016
@Raebo forreal thats i was thinking as well hahhaa
Raebo
said at 7:28 PM on Mon Mar 21 2016
@SLEDGERAID We were both wrong! They cast Sonny Strait as Allen Schezar (or he cast himself? He IS the ADR Director). I'm honesty disappointed. I really thought they'd cast Vic Mignogna. I mean, LOOK AT ALLEN! He's totally the kind of character Vic Mignogna would play!

I guess it just wasn't meant to be...

source: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/funimationprod/the-vision-of-escaflowne-a-new-hd-dub-for-the-clas/posts/1525220
Autovolt
said at 5:17 AM on Tue Mar 22 2016
@Raebo Sonny Straight as Allen, Yeah that's just weird this casting choice.

I was thinking either Vic Mignogna or J. Michael Tatum for Allen.
Gaddes
said at 9:45 AM on Tue Mar 22 2016
@Raebo Strait as Allen? That's pretty weird casting honestly.
SLEDGERAID
said at 10:35 AM on Tue Mar 22 2016
Yo remember Gents he also played Kyuzo and he was really cool as him Mr. Strait may just surprise us
Plevak
said at 8:42 PM on Fri Mar 18 2016
Meh i knew this would happen Funimation dubs are better than ocean anyways.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:11 PM on Fri Mar 18 2016
@Plevak Funimation has plenty of great dubs, but Ocean's dubs of Black Lagoon, Death Note and Sword of the Stranger (just to name a few) are just as good as anything Funimation has ever done.
Gaddes
said at 9:27 PM on Fri Mar 18 2016
@PsychicVoiceSpy Black Lagoon is one of my all time favorite dubs. Most of Oceans pioneer stuff was top tier.
Metabad
said at 2:49 PM on Sun Mar 20 2016
@Plevak What is with your raging hate boner for Ocean?
Pokejedservo
said at 6:58 AM on Wed Mar 16 2016
 1 Shout Out!
I am not surprised that FUNi decided to do a new in-house dub for this show. As much as I love Ocean's handiwork and the original Uncut dub was a good reason why but I am willing to give this new dub a chance.

However as much as I am a big fan of Vancouver VA talent to those who ask "Why can't FUNi just use Ocean for this new dub?" in which I ask what would be the point? For those who don't already know yes the old Fox Kids showing of Escaflowne had a lot of edits but Bandai did give the series a full uncut with the same cast. If Ocean was going to be used with this redub then a few characters would most likely have to be recast. (Mainly Dilandau but probably a few certain others like maybe Gaddes since Ward Perry has been a bit MIA in the Voice Acting scene for a while.) Sure there are Anime Productions that I would like to hear Ocean get to try to redub such as Dragon Ball, the Mega Man Battle Network shows and to a lesser extent DBZ but I am not sure about Escaflowne.

However while a new dub with FUNi voice talent in Texas could potentially work if there was going to be a new dub using a different region I would've much preferred if California would have a crack at it. Allen Schezar is well known as one of Crispin Freeman's Dream Roles and I can definitely see why. Granted there is a chance that he might be willing to go to Texas just to get a chance to work on Alen Schezar if given the chance. After all Crispin has done things like that before for Zelgadis from Slayers (Texas for Slayers Premium and even go back to New York for the Slayers Revolution shows.)
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:30 AM on Wed Mar 16 2016
@Pokejedservo The quality of Ocean's voice acting has improved a lot since the original Escaflowne dub, so this would be the ideal opportunity to get a more polished go-round in. I mean, look at Funi's DBZ Kai compared to their take on the original series. Shouldn't Ocean be given a second chance like that too?
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:31 PM on Wed Mar 16 2016
@CatsTuxedo And Ocean was already making quality stuff by then (Ranma 1/2), but I've read that they were given some problematic scripts to work with for this show.

One of the issues for them early on was that even though they already had quality staff and actors to dub things, the companies that hired Ocean didn't always ask them to do very faithful translations.

So unfortunately, there are some people out there who still mistakenly think of them as being somewhat incompetent or inconsistent because of the things that were out of their control, which sucks.
Redeye64
said at 1:40 PM on Thu Mar 17 2016
@PsychicVoiceSpy They were inconsistent with a good chunk of the secondary characters. Dallet, Shesta, and Gatti had at least three separate actors/actresses throughout their tenure, Yukari was replaced at the end, two of the generals under Adelphos were changed at least twice or three times around. That being said, it certainly wasn't the worst English dub that Ocean/Bandai ever produced.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 6:57 PM on Thu Mar 17 2016
@CatsTuxedo I really do miss it when Ocean was dubbing anime. The Black Lagoon dub is the greatest of all time IMO, and Death Note isn't far behind. I also adore their Ranma and Gundam dubs. They always put out quality work, but I think at this point, the industry has long moved on from them. Most of their actors get plenty of work in regular cartoons, and anime companies like Viz and Aniplex seem comfortable with studios like Bang Zoom and Studiopolis. New York isn't getting any new anime work for the same reason.

It's a shame they LOST another show though, their third to FUNimation alone, but their dub isn't going anywhere. It will still be on FUNimation's collector's edition. I'm willing to give the new cast a chance too.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 7:00 PM on Thu Mar 17 2016
@Pokejedservo I highly doubt Crispin will be involved in this. He mentioned on Twitter that he only works on SAG projects now, and I'm not sure if he would travel anyway. Slayers Revolution/Evolution-R was recorded in both NY and LA.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:16 PM on Tue Mar 15 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
http://www.funimation.com/blog/2016/03/15/escaflowne-kickstarter-updates-new-english-cast-list/

Yes this is going to be a FUNimation in house dub. Not a redub with Ocean's VA as some people(including me) initially thought.
Gaddes
said at 5:26 PM on Tue Mar 1 2016
It's definitely gonna pass the 150k mark easily. As for the dub, I'd love if Funi let New Gen have it. I know Johnathan Klein has said numerous times it's his dream project.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:39 AM on Tue Mar 1 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Apparently, if the Kickstarter doesn't meet the goal, the uncut HD release will be sub-only. Personally, I don't see the point in redubbing an entire series just to accommodate for what amounts to like 10 extra minutes of material, so I won't feel bad if that comes to pass.
emac
said at 12:41 PM on Tue Mar 1 2016
@CatsTuxedo Well the kickstarter is about to pass it goal as it's about over $145,000 dollars and only a matter of time till it hits it. So the redub will happen.
Redeye64
said at 5:43 PM on Tue Mar 1 2016
@emac Needless to say, it's already past $152,000 as of this comment. I'd like the Ocean Group actors to reprise their roles (or at least see Andrew Francis rerecord his part as Dilandau) but I'd understand if Funimation uses their own actors instead.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:20 AM on Wed Mar 2 2016
@Redeye64 I don't think it makes a whole lot of sense for Funi to not outsource to Ocean and allow them a reprise, considering the Canadian dollar's down the toilet right now and that'd make it cheaper to hire them (150k for us would be like 200k for them). Not to mention Ocean's gotten a lot better since the original dub, which I assume is the reason Funi didn't dare try to recast for the Black Lagoon OVA.

Either way, I'd rather they went with a female VA for Dilandau this time around, not just out of personal preference but because it makes more sense in-universe.
Autovolt
said at 3:49 AM on Tue Mar 1 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
So they're doing a kickstarter for Escaflowne...that's fine and all but am I the only one who wants the Ocean cast back for this new re-dub?

Yes I'll admit some of the acting and scripting was a bit wonky, it was a early 2000's dub after all, it hadn't been truly perfected yet.

I did love the casting choices, Kelly Sheridan as every girl Hitomi, Kirby Morrow as the hot blooded Van, Brian Drummond as the cool Allen, Paul Dobson as Folken, hell I even liked Andrew Francis as Dilandau....yeah I'll admit he was kind of the weakest part of the dub but I thought casting a child VA did make for a unique androgynous voice and performance even if in the long run it wasn't the smartest choice, I feel Saffron Henderson really should have been Dilandau but oh well.

I really would love to hear these VA's get to work with a stronger script and voice direction, I'm sure Karl Willems would gladly come back to do this, if they just out source it to the,.

Realistically if FUNimation is going to dub it in house and most likely they'll cast Austin Tindle as Van or some newcomer for either him or Hitomi which I guess would be fine but I dunno, the Ocean dub cast just had charm to it.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:18 PM on Tue Mar 1 2016
@Autovolt Getting the Ocean voices back should be the $1 million stretch goal.

$5 million and Viz dubs it union.

$10 million dollars and every anime dub company in the Anglosphere does their own dub.
mweloo
said at 4:58 AM on Sat Mar 5 2016
@Autovolt Funi updated their Kickstarter page to mention that the old dub will be included as part of the upcoming release. It looks like we'll have two dubs to choose from.
UK-Otaku
said at 4:03 PM on Sat Feb 27 2016
Oh, my god! I just heard on Kickstarter that Funimation is gonna be doing a brand new English dub of this! I can't wait to hear the dub cast for this!
Gaddes
said at 8:24 PM on Sat Feb 27 2016
@UK-Otaku yeah, I heard about that as well. the kickstarter should reach it's goal easily.
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