Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 2 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Gundam Voice Compare section we have a little something for one of the Villains of the Gundam Wing series... TREIZE KHUSHRENADA! We shall begin with the English dub of the Gundam Wing series in which he was voiced by David Kaye. I have been a fan of the Voice Talent from Vancouver, Canada (often known as "Ocean Studios") and the voice work in the English dub of Gundam Wing is one of the reasons why as David Kaye's work as Treize is one of the various reasons why I always loved the dub of the series. While nowadays many people have noticed on how David Kaye's voice for Treize is pretty much the same as his Sesshomaru voice from Inuyasha but his performance as Treize is of course different. David's voice and performance for the role has a very elegant and aristocratic feel but I also loved on how David's work had a smooth, and manipulative feel for the role which is perfectly suiting for the role. In other words David Kaye's work as Treize was an excellent example of his work and of the voice work in the series.
While David Kaye did reprise role in Treize's occasional appearances in the Gundam games however in 2010 (and to an extent 2009) David has been trying to focus his work in California for NA animation and Video games in other words he wasn't able to reprise his role of Treize in Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3. However Michael Daingerfield (whom seems to be trying to be the official "Stand-in" voice for David Kaye recently) has taken over the role as Treize in Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3. While Michael is suppose to be a replacement for David Kaye he seems to be channeling Crispin Freeman a bit more than David Kaye (though that is not a complaint I can assure you). Michael's voice does seem a bit more flamboyant as Michael seems to slightly ham it up a bit in his performance but Michael did a pretty good job in trying to get that to still fit. (Keep in mind like many of the other characters in the Dynasty Warriors Gundam games Treize is just simply here to fight other Mobile Suit Pilots from various other Gundam shows.) But still while Michael's work as Treize does have a bit more camp it still does have an elegant aristocratic sense of feel which is suiting for the role and is one of the better "Stand-in" performances in that series. Overall David Kaye's work as Treize is absolutely classic but Michael Daingerfield's work for the role is pretty good in its own way as well.