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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Gihren Zabi with sound clips and images.


Created by Satoshi on Mon Sep 27 2010, 5 Comments, Add Comment
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Mobile Suit Gundam (2001)
Gihren ZabiDoug Stone
Doug Stone
Mobile Suit Gundam (2001)
Gihren ZabiHiro Kanagawa
Hiro Kanagawa

EDITOR'S OPINION

Ah Gihren the corrupt eldest son in the Zab Family famous for the his powerful propaganda speeches, but were his english VAs able to make him sound confident, cocky, and evil enough?  Well let's take a look

In the VHS-only english dub of the Gundam 0079 movie trilogy Gihren was voiced by Doug Stone.  Now I had no problem with his performance in fact I thought it was one of the better performances in this dub (which felt like your standard mid-90s dub).  Even so this isn't one of his better performances overall, but this could be blamed by the weird script and bad voice direction the movie trilogy dubs were known for.  So given what he had to work with I thought he did a decent job here.

Now in the english dub of the Gundam 0079 TV series Bandai made a somewhat controversial change to Gihren's speech by changing "Sieg Zeon!" to "Hail Zeon!" But this personally never bothered me since Hiro Kanagawa did such an excellent job as Gihren.  Hiro fit Gihren perfectly giving his speeches sound as poweful as they are.  So overall both VAs fit the character in their own way, but Hiro Kanagawa's performance felt stronger.


Satoshi

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Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:17 AM on Fri Dec 27 2013
Doug sounds oddly sympathetic and sincere, which is very unfitting for the Gundam equivalent of Hitler. Hiro has much eviler sound to him while also being more natural. He gets my vote.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:39 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
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I can barely hear Doug Stone's one. But Hiro Kanagawa is an actual Asian American and that voice and performance is just perfect for a crazed dictator like Gihren.
Dark Kuja
said at 8:58 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
I don't know if this counts as Voice acting, but I think it's worth a listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEJ7My5us28
u1 (Guest)
said at 1:58 AM on Fri Oct 8 2010
Hiros speech was very well translated, and sounds very insperational.

I will agree with Satoshi and say that if Doug was given a script as good as Hiros he would have had the chance to delever one the best speechs in all of animation.
dougstone (Guest)
said at 9:37 PM on Wed Sep 29 2010
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Afraid I can't hear much of the audio on my take. Hiro definitely has sincerity and intensity in his voice. So, in the spirit of fair play, you can give him my vote.

By the way, please, please, get a better photo of me :) You can lift one from Face Book.


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