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NCZ 10-11-2011 06:43 PM

Re: Sega Dream Casts
Okay, here's another Sonic cast, this time using LA-based western animation actors:

Sonic: James Arnold Taylor
Tails: Nicky Jones
Knuckles: Keith Ferguson
Amy: Grey Delisle
Cream: Kath Soucie
Espio: Phil LaMarr
Vector: Gregg Berger
Charmy: Tara Strong
Big: Bill Fagerbakke
Omega: Frank Welker
Eggman: Clancy Brown
Shadow: David Hayter
Rouge: Cree Summer
Silver: Josh Keaton
Blaze: Jennifer Hale
Orbot: Paul Eiding
Cubot: John DiMaggio

pokemastanumba1 10-12-2011 02:32 PM

Re: Sega Dream Casts
  • Shadow: Christopher Randolph (DH is too gruff for him IMO)
  • Jet: Mikey Kelley
  • Wave: Kim Mai Guest/Mae Whitman
  • Storm: Rob Paulsen

I'm wondering why Studiopolis wasn't obliged to use any of these other LA-based VAs nor Yuri Lowenthal, Johnny Yong Bosch, Stephanie Sheh, and/or Crispin Freeman? Their inclusion(s) would have made the cast 1000x more epic.

And I still question how Sean Schemmel would voice Sonic and how comparable Sonic is to Goku. Sean can't do child/teenage voices very well, and there aren't many similarities between the two characters. Allow me to clarify:
  • Goku is an adult, Sonic is a teenager.
  • Goku loves to fight, Sonic doesn't (it's just what he does anyway).
  • Goku is childish and immature, Sonic is more humble.
  • Goku has super strength but is slower than my grandma, Sonic has super speed but obviously lacks excessive bulk/muscle mass.
  • Goku is in a relationship, Sonic wants out of one.
  • Goku wields the Kamehameha, Sonic can't even use a sword (Black Knight reference).
  • Goku trains, Sonic travels.

I think I've made my point.

NCZ 10-12-2011 02:43 PM

Re: Sega Dream Casts
Like I said earlier:

Well, what I meant was that even though some details are different, at heart they're similar light-hearted, fun-loving, carefree hero-types. Sonic is snarkier and Goku doesn't have a mean word to say about anyone, but they do have similarities.
Yes, I understand that they do have some differences. But as I stated, there are definite similarities.

I don't know why, but there are a number of factors like budget (it seems to be cheaper to use anime voice actors based on the large number of non-union productions that feature them), or the actors who auditioned. Or, another possibility is that isnce Sonic is Japanese, maybe Sega wanted voice actors who were experienced in anime. Most cartoon voice actors tend not to do anime usually because they find it constrictive compared to prelay.

As for why they didn't use those VAs, again it's likely that they didn't audition, that there aren't any characters they could play, or that they were too busy.

Anyway, I have a lot of faith in these voice actors. They have loads of experience, plus Jack Fletcher and Jamie Simone (the casting directors)... have you SEEN their resumes? They've done some of the best dub/casting work around. They know what they're doing.

ConfusedPhantom 10-12-2011 03:02 PM

Re: Sega Dream Casts

Originally Posted by pokemastanumba1 (Post 20330)
I'm wondering why Studiopolis wasn't obliged to use any of these other LA-based VAs nor Yuri Lowenthal, Johnny Yong Bosch, Stephanie Sheh, and/or Crispin Freeman? Their inclusion(s) would have made the cast 1000x more epic.

I'm glad they aren't... They're good...I'm just tired of hearing them. XD;

Belial Edge 11-13-2011 08:50 PM

Sonic Dream Thread
Knowing the frequent voice changes done to Sonic, this had to be done.
And so I went all Bandai licensing Kurokami and added a nice mix of old and new roles, switching things around and what not.

Feel free to have any alternate suggestions.

Sonic the Hedgehog:
Jun'ichi Kanemaru
Masami Kikuchi(13-14)
Miyuki Sawashiro(5-12, Female Form): (Japanese),
Roger Craig Smith(20)
Jason Adam Griffith(15-19)
Ryan Drummond(13-14)
Jaleel White(10-12)
Luci Christian(5-11, Female Form): (English)

Sonic the Werehog:
Tomokazu Seki: (Japanese), Jason Anthony Griffith: (English)

Miles "Tails" Prower:
Ryou Hirohashi: (Japanese), Kate Higgins(11)/Amy Palant(8-10): (English)

Knuckles the Echidna:
Nobutoshi Kanna: (Japanese), Travis Willingham: (English)

Shadow the Hedgehog:
Kouji Yusa: (Japanese), Jason Anthony Griffith: (English)

Rouge the Bat:
Rumi Ochiai: (Japanese), Laura Bailey: (English)

E-123 Omega:
Taiten Kusunoki: (Japanese), Vic Mignogna: (English)

E-102 Gamma:
Jouji Nakata: (Japanese), Patrick Seitz: (English)

Noriko Shitaya: (Japanese), Laura Bailey: (English)

Amy Rose:
Taeko Kawata: (Japanese), Liza Ortiz: (English)

Cream the Rabbit:
Sayaka Aoki: (Japanese), Rebecca Honig: (English)

Big the Cat:
Takashi Nagasako: (Japanese), Kyle Hebert: (English)

Espio the Chameleon:
Yuuki Masuda: (Japanese), David Wills: (English)

Vector the Crocodile:
Kenta Miyake: (Japanese), Keith Silverstein: (English)

Charmy Bee:
Youko Teppouzuka: (Japanese), Colleen O'Shaughnessey: (English)

Silver the Hedgehog:
Daisuke Ono: (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch: (English)

Blaze the Cat:
Nao Takamori: (Japanese), Bella Hudson: (English)

Marine the Raccoon:
Miyuki Sawashiro: (Japanese), Luci Christian: (English)

Jet the Hawk:
Daisuke Kishio: (Japanese), Darrel Guilbeau: (English)

Wave the Swallow:
Chie Nakamura: (Japanese), Karen Strassman: (English)

Storm the Albatross:
Kenji Nomura: (Japanese), Dan Green: (English)

Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik(His other counterparts included):
Chikao Ootsuka: (Japanese), Mike Pollock: (English)

Metal Sonic:
Jun'ichi Kanemaru: (Japanese), Ryan Drummond: (English)

Cosmo the Seedrian:
Etsuko Kozakura: (Japanese), Amy Birnbaum: (English)

Tikal the Echidna:
Kaori Asou: (Japanese), Michelle Ruff: (English)

Chip/Light Gaia:
Ryouko Shiraishi: (Japanese), Laura Bailey: (English)

Shade the Echidna:
Ma'aya Sakamoto: (Japanese), Jennifer Hale: (English)

Nack the Weasel:
Tomokazu Sugita: (Japanese), Kirk Thornton: (English)

Bean the Dynamite:
Kou'ichi Yamadera: (Japanese), Michael Yurchak: (English)

Sally Acorn:
Ayako Kawasumi: (Japanese), Kath Soucie: (English)

Bunnie Rabbot-D'Coolette:
Rika Matsumoto: (Japanese), Veronica Taylor: (English)

Rotor the Walrus:
Mitsuo Iwata: (Japanese), Quinton Flynn: (English)

Antoine D'Coolette:
Yuuichi Nakamura: (Japanese), Doug Erholtz: (English)

Mina Mongoose:
Ami Koshimizu: (Japanese), Tara Strong: (English)

Mayuki Tanaka: (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard: (English)

Minami Takayama: (Japanese), Ali Hillis: (English)

Monkey Khan:
Takahiro Sakurai: (Japanese), Christopher Corey Smith: (English

Romi Paku: (Japanese), Tara Strong: (English)

Zonic the Zone Cop:
Jun'ichi Kanemaru: (Japanese), Jason Anthony Griffith: (English)

Sonia the Hedgehog:
Yumi Shimura: (Japanese), Kari Wahlgren: (English)

Manic the Hedgehog:
Megumi Ogata: (Japanese), Jaleel White: (English)

Queen Aleena the Hedgehog:
Ma'aya Sakamoto: (Japanese), Lara Cody: (English)

Scourge the Hedgehog:
Jun'ichi Kanemaru: (Japanese), Jason Anthony Griffith/Roger Craig Smith(Anti-Sonic): (English)

Anti-Miles "Tails" Prower:
Ryou Hirohashi: (Japanese), Kate Higgins: (English)

Fiona Fox:
Aya Endou: (Japanese), Wendee Lee: (English)

Rosy the Rascal:
Yuu Kobayashi: (Japanese), Cindy Robinson: (English)

Norio Wakamoto: (Japanese), Patrick Seitz: (English)

Dr. Finitevus:
Takehito Koyasu: (Japanese), Douglas Rye: (English)

(Fan characters)
Spion Porquil:
Kouki Uchiyama: (Japanese), Yuri Lowenthal: (English)

Techno the Hedgehog:
Satoshi Hino: (Japanese), Sam Riegel: (English)

Katou the Wolf:
Shin'ichirou Miki: (Japanese), Troy Baker: (English)

Ashura the Hedgehog(general among fandom):
Yuuji Ueda: (Japanese), Chris Patton: (English)

Nazou(general among fandom):
Tetsuya Kakihara: (Japanese), Sean Schemmel: (English)

PurpleWarrior13 11-14-2011 10:59 PM

Re: Sonic Dream Thread

Sonic: Eric Vale
Tails: Maxey Whitehead
Knuckles: Jason Liebrecht
Amy: Monica Rial
Cream: Trina Nishimura
Shadow: J Michael Tatum
Rouge: Stephanie Young
Big: Chris Sabat
Charmy: Brina Palencia
Dr. Eggman: R Bruce Elliott

...and these are the characters I'm most familiar with!

GameMaster8229 01-28-2012 11:02 AM

Re: Sega Dream Casts
Here is a list of voice actors from FUNIMATION who I think are suitable for voicing the Sonic characters. This is also a list that if there is ever a Sonic anime that could be made by Toei Animation and is dubbed by FUNIMATION, these would be the voice actors who they should choose.

Sonic the Hedgehog- Vic Mignogna
Miles "Tails" Prower- Maxey Whitehead, Aaron Dismuke(Teen and Adult)
Knuckles the Echidna- Christopher Sabat, Brina Palencia(Young)
Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik- Kent Williams
Amy Rose- Monica Rial
Cream the Rabbit- Cherami Leigh
Big the Cat- Christopher Sabat
Vector the Crocodile- Chris Rager
Espio the Chameleon- J. Michael Tatum
Charmy Bee- Brina Palencia
Mighty the Armadillo- Justin Cook
Ray the Flying Squirrel- Sonny Strait
Blaze the Cat- Caitlin Glass
Marine the Racoon- Luci Christian
Silver the Hedgehog- Greg Ayres
Shadow the Hedgehog- Chuck Huber
Rouge the Bat- Colleen Clinkenbeard
E-123 Omega- Patrick Seitz
Jet the Hawk- Todd Haberkorn
Wave the Swallow- Jamie Marchi
Storm the Albatross- Christopher Sabat
Omachao- Brittney Karbowski
Cheese the Chao- Brina Palencia
Vanilla the Rabbit- Cynthia Cranz
Maria Robotnik- Carrie Savage
Metal Sonic- Vic Mignogna
Dr. Gerald Robotnik- Mike Mcfarland
Fang the Sniper- Jason Liebrecht
Shade the Echidna- Luci Christian

Sarge Ray 01-29-2012 05:37 AM

Re: Sega Dream Casts
Sonic Funimation, for me anyway, would probably go more like this...

Sonic: Jason Liebrecht
Tails: Brittney Karbowski
Knuckles: Travis Willingham
Eggman: R. Bruce Elliott
Amy: Cherami Leigh
Shadow: Robert McCollum
Rouge: Christine Auten
Omega: Christopher Bevins
Blaze: Caitlin Glass
Silver: Todd Haberkorn
Cream: Carrie Savage
Vector: Charles Campbell
Espio: J Michael Tatum
Charmy: Tia Ballard
Jet: Vic Mignogna
Wave: Jamie Marchi
Storm: Chris Sabat

SmartyBoyboy 02-18-2012 10:18 PM

Re: Sega Dream Casts
If Sonic was an anime dubbed by Streamline Pictures in the late '80s/early '90s, this would probably be the English cast.
Sonic: Bob Bergen
Tails: Brianne Siddall
Amy: Rebecca Forstadt
Knuckles: Cam Clarke
Eggman: Tom Wyner
Rouge: Edie Mirman
Shadow: Kirk Thornton
Cream: Wendee Lee
Vector: Dave Mallow
Espio: Michael McConnohie
Charmy: Barbara Goodson
Blaze: Lara Cody
Silver: Steve Kramer
Omega: Jeff Winkless
Jet: Eddie Frierson
Wave: Barbara Goodson
Storm: Richard Epcar
President: Kirk Thornton

NCZ 05-25-2012 05:31 AM

Re: Sega Dream Casts
Not really tying into any of my previous lists, but I can really see Melissa Fahn as a great Amy voice.

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