Created by Pokejedservo on Sep 15 2009
EDITOR'S OPINIONAh yes Tombo Kopori, the bespectacled young fellow with an interest in flight whom is one of the first folks in the city to take an interest in Kiki. (And don't worry I didn't mean it in a dirty way, well not too dirty of course.) Anyways all joking aside this Voice Compare will cover how he was in the English dubs of the movie Kiki's Delivery Service.
The now-defunct Streamline surprisingly got the chance to do an English dub shortly after the movie came out in Japan, anyways in 1990 Streamline got to do a dub of the movie for Japanese Airlines and he was voiced by VA Eddie Frierson. As you can tell Eddie's voice for Tombo was a bit higher and more nasally (probably playing up to Tombo's rather nerdy appearance and to be honest I don't blame him for it). But still while those whom are very much use to Disney's dub of the movie might find Eddie's handiwork for Tombo a bit stereotypical I didn't really have a problem with it. In fact I actually warmed up to Eddie Frierson's handiwork in this role pretty quickly and is probably one of the better performances in the Streamline dub.
Though now we are going for the Disney dub of Kiki's Delivery Service in which it is one of the most renowned Anime English dubs ever made in the 90's and quite frankly I can understand why. But still in the Disney Dub Tombo was voiced by Matthew Lawrence whom was quite the natural right from the start. Yes Disney was pretty much one of the founding fathers of using Celebrities for voice talent in Anime English dubs (even though I haven't heard much about the Lawrence brothers nowadays) their dubs of Ghibli anime know how to use that concept well and this is no exception. Well okay I admit its not one of the best performances in this dub of the movie but Matthew Lawrence's handiwork for Tombo was very suiting as well.
Overall I like both of the performances but I will go with Matthew a bit more here.