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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Char Aznable with sound clips and images.


Created by Pokejedservo on Wed Dec 9 2009, 12 Comments, Add Comment
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Mobile Suit Gundam (2001)
Char AznableSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Mobile Suit Gundam (2001)
Char AznableMichael Kopsa
Michael Kopsa
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (2004)
Char Aznable / Quattro BajeenaTom Edwards
Tom Edwards

EDITOR'S OPINION

Well folks for today's VC we have the original antagonistic rival of the Mobile Suit Gundam series namely Char Aznable! (In fact pretty much anyone else who wears a Mask in this franchise is often deemed a "Char Clone" though usually there is a reason why.)

And believe it or not we will actually start this with well known VA Steve Blum. For those who don't already know that while Bandai generally uses Canadian Voice talent for their handiwork on Gundam they actually used Californian VA talent for their old dub of the Gundam movies back in the late 90's. Namely this was back when Bandai was new at dubbing their handiwork and it sometimes it shows. But while their old Gundam movie dub was way better than the English release of Dragon Ball GT Final Bout for the PS1 back then I found this dub to be above average at best. Though I will say that Blum did deliver one of the better performances in the old Gundam movies as Char as his voice and performance was pretty natural.

In the early 2000's the original Mobile Suit Gundam series was given an English dub in which Char is voiced by Ocean Group VA Michael Kopsa (whom for the most part is his current English VA). Alike the old Gundam movies I found the dub of the original series to be above average as well. (But then again while I do not dislike the original series I never thought it really aged that well.) Anyways Michael Kopsa did a nice calm classy but not too over-the-up voice and performance for the Red Comet in which to me it worked pretty well. And last but not least while Michael Kopsa has (and still) been voicing Char ever since the dub of the original series the only exception would be in the dub of Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta in which Ocean Studio's Calgary-based counterpart Blue Water did the voice work.

Anyways in the English dub of Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta VA Tom Edwards voiced Char, I know very little about Tom Edwards' work but he is not too bad as Char. While Char seems to be having a bit of a different role in this series Tom's Char voice does have a calm cool voice and his performance does seem to fit Char's persona fairly well.

Overall I am not quite sure which one to pick here this time around, all 3 of these performances did work pretty well.

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NikkolasKing
said at 9:36 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
I thought Mr. Edwards was great compared to Kopsa but that was comparing Zeta's dub to MSG's and MSG's dub is one of the worst I've ever heard. (simply because it had a great cast and yet none of them put in any effort)

Then I saw Char's Counterattack and his speech there. Kopsa has become my favorite Char now. I still like Edwards - he was playing a very different Char from the one Kopsa is known for.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:49 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
Michael Kopsa is the best by far. His voice is very cold and it perfectly fits Char's personality. Steve Blum is pretty good too, although his voice is a bit too plain. Tom Edwards sounds similar to Michael, but he doesn't have the same coldness that Michael has. Char may have been trying to play the good guy in Zeta, but he still can't truly feel for anyone and knows it. Tom just doesn't show that to me.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:35 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
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Michael, easily. Steve Blum's take doesn't sound quite right, and Tom Edwards sounds flat and dull.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:51 PM on Sat Nov 17 2012
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I don't know who the other person in Tom Edward's clip is but that is some of the flattest acting I've EVER heard. Anyway, I voted for Michael Kopsa.
AntiSabat666
said at 3:07 PM on Wed May 9 2012
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'I find it weird that they messed on Zeta Gundam but they did so well on G Gundam.'

Wrong. Blue Water don't produce good dubs. Blue Water and good dubs are best mutually exclusive.
Metabad
said at 4:25 AM on Mon Jun 11 2012
@AntiSabat666 Their anime dubs might not be the greatest quality, but their video game dubs, mostly Megaman, are outstanding and there are some Blue Water actors I really like such as Dave Pettitt and Roger Rhodes.
Damolisher
said at 10:43 PM on Sun Mar 16 2014
@AntiSabat666 I liked G Gundam. Zeta on the other hand was crap. How do people who are paid to voice act have such a weak grasp on the concept of acting?
Fulgore2005
said at 10:43 AM on Mon Mar 17 2014
@Damolisher It's a good thing that they got better chances to voice their characters in the DW:G games. At least, IMO.
Damolisher
said at 2:00 AM on Sat Apr 19 2014
@Fulgore2005 I agree. The Zeta Characters that had their VAs return sounded great.
nickizumi (Guest)
said at 12:56 AM on Tue Dec 14 2010
Kospa was good in Counterattack, but he sounds like he's phoning it in for most of the TV series honestly. Its a shame.
I heard Blum first I will always like his version more.
d20watt (Guest)
said at 12:12 AM on Wed Oct 6 2010
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I actually don't mind any of their voices. They all sound pretty decent when I listen to them.

The first time I ever heard Tom's voice. He was Kyral in G Gundam.

I find it weird that they messed on Zeta Gundam but they did so well on G Gundam.
penguintruth (Guest)
said at 6:17 AM on Sun Dec 13 2009
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Char Aznable is one of my favorite anime characters, so I have a definite opinion here.

As much as I love Steven Blum's work, I'm going to say that Michael Kopsa is the superior Char here. He has this confident, but bemused sound to him. Blum's sounds annoyed most of the time.

Edwards is doing an impression of Kopsa, but it's not quite making it for me. He's at least one of the better performances in the awful Zeta Gundam dub.


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