One Punch Man

One Punch Man
Voice Director: Chris Cason

US Premiere: Jul 16, 2016
Japan Premiere: Oct 04, 2015
Japan Conclusion: Dec 20, 2015

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 12

Animation Studio: Madhouse

Popularity: 24th All Time, 41st This Week

Franchise: One Punch Man
Characters on BTVA: 65
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said at 4:47 AM on Fri May 11 2018
For a show as big as One Piece Man it's quite interesting to hear everyone's opinions about the dub. Some like it, others don't.

Personally it's one of my favorite ones containing a different and unique cast from Bang Zoom with faces like Brian Beacock, Lex Lang, Bill Rogers, Sam Riegel and Vic Mignogna (normally people who don't appear in tons of Bang Zoom productions) appearing plus some terrific casting chocies especially with the surprise appearances of both Christopher Sabat and Mike McFarland who I was totally not expecting at all.

Max Mittelman's also an amazing Saitama.
said at 5:22 PM on Fri Dec 9 2016
 16 Shout Outs!
Man with that comment chaos below I'm actually very surprised at the varying opinions on this show's dub. I've seen this show twice in Japanese and hearing the dub for myself now? I personally think it's a great dub. The cast is pretty unique by Bang Zoom standards, Max Mittelman is just perfect as Saitama, and the clever casting choices like Chris Sabat as Vaccine Man and Papenbrook as Marugori are hilarious. I dunno if I would call this the best dub of year (I'm not a big fan of my favorite character Mumen Rider's dub voice personally) but it is definitely one of my favorites of this year. I'm glad Cason is gonna direct Mob Psycho 100 as well so he can be pretty much the official English ADR Director of ONE's works.
said at 9:29 PM on Sun Oct 2 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Iairon should have had an english accent. He is a knight and he did speak in knight errant english.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:44 PM on Sun Sep 25 2016
 18 Shout Outs!
The dub has almost finished & then the second season for One Punch Man is announced today. It's like Christmas came early.
said at 11:42 PM on Sat Sep 10 2016
 19 Shout Outs!
Bang Zoom has done plenty of dubs with better and more creative casting...

This isn't even a top 20 of the year dub so far... or all-time.

A huge missed opportunity to not make it a union dub; basically eliminating a vast majority of California's best performers by doing so. All the good fi-core VAs could've still ended up working on it either way; they can have it both ways but union-only VAs can't.

I also wish Bang Zoom's casting directors wouldn't make their agendas so obvious. Watch enough recent Bang Zoom dubs and you'll notice specific VAs get plenty of leads while others don't. Bang Zoom has access to HUNDREDS of VAs. It doesn't matter much if there's some new person voicing a guest role if the same VAs are always getting leads year after year even when they're not fitting for the character.

I honestly don't think Viz did a great job handling this show; producing the dub and marketing. For whatever reason it seems like they held back and sort of expected it to sell itself (which it's definitely capable of) but wanted to do so with the most minimal effort and cost which comes across as slightly lazy... (too busy prioritizing their manga division)

Chris Cason is a good ADR director but not a great ADR Director. Tony Oliver would've delivered better results.

I honestly don't care about all the new names involved but I hope they go on to have successful careers. If this show was supposed to be their launching platform to take them to the next level it kind of fell flat. Hopefully next time they'll be put in a better situation to succeed.

Also interesting that despite all the hype and anticipation for the dub stats don't lie.

Re-runs of Dragon Ball Z Kai still draw higher ratings. And AFAIK it's not once been the #1 show of the entire week here on this very site through its dub broadcast run so far; IIRC always been Steven Universe, Pokemon or Fairy Tail.

Not that any of them are bad shows (they're all enjoyable) but the fact that they're older programs with occasional new episodes would indicate the OPM dub's appeal has somewhat failed to meet the high expectations many other fans had for it. I'm not a huge fan of the Attack on Titan dub but worth noting that it constantly was the most popular show of the week on this site during its broadcast run on Toonami and wasn't OPM supposed to be the next AoT? Sub & manga yes, dub not so much I guess.

My comment isn't a "this dub sucks" or you should feel bad for liking it if you do.

I thought it could've been better and I'm disappointed. There are plenty of dubs I wouldn't consider great but are still worth a watch at least once.

If there is a season 2 someday hopefully TPTB at Viz/Bang Zoom will have the sense to try harder and improve the dub for new characters, tweak some performances for returning characters (have the VAs change their tone or delivery), or at least consider a simuldub when the sub airs; because chances are every new fan who watched this show for the first time via the dub isn't going to want to wait a whole 12-18 months and they may actually end up preferring the Japanese cast = a drop off in viewers for the season 2 broadcast on Toonami whenever that happens.
said at 12:20 PM on Sun Sep 11 2016
1.Looking on Toonami Faithful's website, the ratings for shows seem to get consistently lower the later a timeslot a show is on for the past years, complaining that OPM has fewer ratings than DB Kai when it's on a later timeslot seems rather shortsighted.
2. I get what you're saying with casting directors in Bang Zoom having agendas or playing favorites, but I fail to see how that applies to OPM here, Max only had a handful of leading roles before, and this is Zach's first leading role.
3. I've seen a lot people who generally don't do dubs and were iffy about OPM's coming around and actually enjoying it (mostly tumblr fujoshis if that's saying anything) I'm just saying, from what I see, the amount of people overall disappointed with the dub is blown out of proportion.
4. Not trying to start anything here, but remember when I complained to Biozero that he excessively praised people instead of constructively criticizing them? You haven't actually stated specifically what you disliked about the performances on the show. Like saying "I felt Saitama's delivery fell flat on this scene" and "I wish his pitch had a bit more energy in this scene". Not saying you'd have to, but it'd be easier to see where you're coming from if you do so.
said at 6:39 AM on Mon Sep 12 2016
@Honest_Guy_Says Obvious agendas? I've never even heard of many of this dub's cast before. There are a ton of newcomers in this dub. Chris Jai Alex, David W Collins, Rich Brown, Sara Cravens, Ben Lepley, Edward Basco, and not to mention Chris Sabat and Mike McFarland actually being in an LA anime dub. Chris Cason and Bang Zoom threw plenty of curve-balls with this dub and brought in a ton of new talent.

Also, since when do ratings say anything of a dub's quality? DBZ Kai gets better ratings because it airs earlier, albeit only slightly and it appeals more to the nostalgia of Toonami's old days, not to mention that it airs on regular Cartoon Network a few hours before Toonami starts, which would naturally draw in more viewers. The premiere of this dub had top notch ratings and the reason it dropped is very debatable.

My intention isn't to start an argument or anything, but I feel that a lot of your points don't really add up. Just thinking out loud.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:39 PM on Mon Sep 12 2016
@BioZero216 "The reason it dropped is debatable". So what exactly do you think the cause is for this drop in ratings?
said at 1:20 AM on Tue Sep 13 2016
@Honest_Guy_Says I haven't seen much of the dub,but I personally wanted Johnny Yong Bosch in this dub. I'm surprised he's not in this. Considering this being a viz dub. Regardless of what you want to say about him. Johnny delivers.
said at 9:15 AM on Tue Sep 13 2016
@Shaun Ince It could be because people only wanted to see the first episode of the dub just out of curiosity. Or perhaps people are just getting tired of staying up so late. It's not so bad in my timezone, but in others it airs in the middle of the night. Who knows?
Shaun Ince
said at 4:05 PM on Tue Sep 13 2016
@BioZero216 Perhaps the initial hype surrounding it has also died down as well? That's also a contributor to it. Though it hasn't taken a really huge hit. It's still second place and that's not a bad place to be on the ratings.
said at 7:41 AM on Fri Sep 16 2016
@Honest_Guy_Says I actually agree with you. I mean some voices do stand out like in my opinion Saitama and his acting, Tatsumaki and Amai Mask. But the other voices don't seem right to me. Thanks Honest Guy, I have to say that they could utilize a more diverse talent. It would be badass for all these aspiring voice actors to get a chance to do some work, increasing Bang Zoom's list of possible talents then possibly working with Funimation. WE COULD POSSIBLY RIVAL THE SEIYUU MARKET. I know it is very unlikely, but still, we might stand a chance. If someone on Bang Zoom sees this, "DON'T RELY ON A FEW PEOPLE IF THERE ARE THOUSANDS TO CHOOSE FROM. WE COULD EXPAND THE VA INDUSTRY IF WE DON'T IGNORE THEM." Sorry about that but I am tired of Bryce Papenbrook, Max Mittelman and Ray Chase getting all these main character voices. The dubbing industry can be more diverse.
said at 8:39 AM on Fri Sep 16 2016
@4xNicholas That's interesting because I'm actually not that big a fan of Amai Mask's English voice. Ben Lepley's voice sounds to nice for the role, and I end up feeling like I'm watching a completely different character from the Japanese version because of it. And I didn't even think that was possible. Besides that I have no problems with the dub.
said at 9:33 AM on Fri Sep 16 2016
@4xNicholas What? Ray Chase has only voiced one anime protagonist in his entire career. Plus, Japanese voice actors are not as diverse as people like to think. They are actually reused far more often than dub voice actors, but no one seems to mind. Yuki Kaji and Kana Hanazawa in particular are everywhere. Why is it that it's okay for Japanese voice actors to be reused constantly but not English voice actors?
said at 12:57 PM on Fri Sep 16 2016
@BioZero216 I believe this has to do with the mentality that Japanese voice actors have more talent than English voice actors do. So people tend to think that it's more ok when the Japanese version does it. However, this is mere speculation. And also a thought process that I would not agree with. I believe that there are both English voice actors and Japanese voice actors with a great amount of talent. Just as there are voice actors for both that aren't as talented. Or at least aren't casted well.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:43 PM on Fri Sep 16 2016
The problem is the English non-union talent pool is far smaller than the Japanese talent pool. That makes there objectively is more reuse of talent, because there's less talent for them to draw from. There is a big difference.

The idea that seiyuus are reused just as often as dub VAs is basically an illusion. More output means more work for the VAs.

There are countless games, anime, and drama CDs recorded in Japan every year. So it's natural that actors tend to pop up in things over and over again. The problem is that in English, fewer things are dubbed in comparison and there are fewer people dubbing them. The statistics don't lie.

Also, I would like to point out that it's possible to discuss the dub in a civil way. Trying to deflect from criticisms by going "but what about this other thing" just turns the discussion into something else entirely. Not every critique of a dub, or wanting dubs to be more diverse, is someone saying that all dubs suck. Those are very different statements entirely.
said at 5:04 PM on Fri Sep 16 2016
Mr. NCZ. I do like pieces of the dub and the sub. For example, when Saitama (in English) was disappointed, Max showed more disappointment (I know I watched the two side by side). To me, the delivery in English is better. Also I really do like Amai Mask and Tornado. I know Mamoru Miyano sounds great but I feel Ben Lepley made the Amai Mask work really well. As for Tornado, it sounds bratty but somewhat more mature, (a reflection of her age.) That said, Sonic, Genos, Mumen Rider and Sea King seem better to me in Sub.

I will also say, that maybe there are less English non-union actors, but if Mike McFarland and Chris Sabat were in here, and Caitlin Glass, Brina Palencia, Alexis Tipton, Josh Grelle, J Michael Tatum and Joel McDonald were in the Tales of Xillia 2 and Tales of Zestiria. I wanna say, it is possible to get from a bigger pool of voice actors besides the English non-union. Hell, Chris Niosi, Kira Buckland, Sarah Anne Williams and Michael Johnson have done work in Texas with Sentai and Funimation.

I'm saying it is "possible and daresay amazing" if we can unify the anime dubbing industry. With LA talents hiring from Sentai and Funimation; Sentai hiring from LA and Funimation; and Funimation hiring from La and Sentai.

Doesn't the idea seem at least a bit appealing to you guys? Lastly, I personally don't like Tony Oliver's dubs. I mean I do like the acting of them (Hunter x Hunter) and Alibaba in Magi was absolutely amazing in Dub (I mean Yuki Kaji does better for Sonic in OPM) but Alibaba in dub, oh man, that was amazing IMO. I absolutely love the fact that he is introducing new talent to the scene. But I just hate the way he casts them. Like I feel Morgiana, Aladdin, Sinbad, Gyokuen and Hakuryuu had bad English voices and some new talent he brought "MIGHT be able to do a better job". Also sometimes he uses too much of one actor in an anime. In Nura Rise of the Yokai Clan, he used too much Keith Silverstein to the point I felt, is the world revolved around Keith, is the world just about him? I do like Nura but too much Keith made me feel that Tony was lazy. Then in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, I could hear a lot of Patrick Seitz and felt the same as I did with Nura.
said at 5:21 PM on Fri Sep 16 2016
@4xNicholas I forgot to mention, Tony also messed up with A Lull in the Sea. I felt Hikari, Kaname and Manaka were very underwhelming and sounded too weird, the seiyuus did better on their department. But I would be damned if I did not mention how amazing Tsugumu, Chisaki, Miuna and Uroko are. Their voices sound unique, capture a strong personality, honestly sound better than the subbed for me and it shows Tony is capable of not repeating himself.
said at 5:23 PM on Fri Sep 16 2016
@NCZ Re:Talent pool, does that apply to the non-union talent pool combined? (LA, TX, NY, etc altogether) or do you mean just for a given location or studio? Even if we factor in the talent pool from union VAs as well would it really be comparable in size to that of Japan's?

And even with Bang Zoom's small stock of VAs, it's still strange that people treat the OPM dub like it's just another rehash of old regulars given how there are quite a number of VAs who usually don't work with Bang Zoom in it. I understand wanting cast diversity, I do too, but it seems odd that this one of the grievances people have with the dub when this is one of BZ's most varied casts in recent years.

And is it out of line to question someone's reasoning behind their criticisms if they seem short-sighted and/or obstinate? I get not wanting to stir things up, but it seems that sometimes people rely on their assumptions to much to form opinions of a particular work.

Like if someone brought up something like Viz's cast announcement last week and stated the specific issues they had with the producer's, casting director's, and voice director's choices instead of just going "Oh, Max Mittelman in another leading role? They clearly have an agenda."
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:44 PM on Fri Sep 16 2016

Since we're talking about One Punch Man specifically, I'm referring to Bang Zoom here. If One Punch Man was union, then they would have a much wider talent pool to draw from. But it isn't.

Looking over the cast list... I wouldn't really say it's varied, to be honest. The number of people who are new to Bang Zoom is in the single digits. The rest of it is entirely familiar faces. Especially looking at the main and recurring roles, virtually everyone there is a common presence in Bang Zoom and non-union dubs in general. If you watch a lot of those, looking at it on paper, I can completely understand why this would come across as samey.

Regarding agendas... Hmmmm...

Generally speaking, I don't think it's inaccurate to suggest there might be reasons behind why in recent years, Bang Zoom has become so keen on "rookie", early-20s-or-so actors, hyping them up, and casting them in numerous dubs. This is going to sound cynical, but to be realistic for a moment: A lot of people nowadays have grown up on anime and want to be an anime voice actor. Bang Zoom mainly does non-union dubs which are done cheaply, with low pay, and tend to rely heavily on a small pool of actors (since most actors looking to make their "big break" don't have interest in non-union or dub work except as a last resort). For people who have it as that kind of goal, the satisfaction of being able to work on anime regularly as well as the job security (+ additional publicity, money, etc. from conventions) are usually sufficient enough. Eventually new actors will come along and they'll get a similar sort of limelight. The other actors might get pushed to the side or find work elsewhere if they've managed to make meaningful connections and/or successfully found work in other ventures. Many of the truly successful voice actors have observed that you can't live off of non-union anime dubs forever. The VAs that have lasted in the business as long as they have do so because

A) They've managed to successfully branch out and spread their wings into other voiceover fields
B) Voiceover is a passion of theirs that they may do in addition to other jobs
C) They are just that skilled.

I'm not implying any malicious intent or anything at all here but, it's all just basic capitalism. In the short term, being the next hot name in anime is an exciting prospect, but it's not a train that can be ridden forever. I think in general, it's fair to be wary and understand that just because someone pops into a bunch of non-union anime dubs in a short span of time, that doesn't make them the second coming of Jesus. That makes them a person trying to earn a living in an industry that basically requires you to take on a large quantity of jobs if you want to bring in money. Voice actors are people too. As are casting directors, and they're just trying to get by. Having an inflated sense of self is a bad idea so it's important to stay humble about that too.

I don't think it's a "conspiracy" or anything. But this is a common trend that occurs in the entertainment business. Note how the pop music industry or Hollywood come up constantly with new stars and then move onto the next fresh face for example. Bang Zoom is (hopefully) far less exploitative than that, but it's a similar concept.

The final key thing to understand is that Bang Zoom doesn't have the luxury of being able to cast every actor in the Los Angeles area, due to these limitations. They have to make do with the limited pool they have, which is a tiny fraction of an already-existing pool. The vast majority of miscast roles in non-union dubs occur because the actors who WOULD be able to do justice to a role aren't an option for whatever reason, directors fall back on the few tried-and-true/typecast names they're already acquainted with, or try a total shot in the dark that swings and misses. There's a far greater likelihood to get casting wrong when there are fewer people available to be cast.

As far as specific actors go? I don't know. It's true that also a lot of people in the community are friends with each other and like to do each other favours. I think any "agendas" are basically just the overarching trends I've described manifesting themselves.

People can agree or disagree if they want, but looking at it that way... I think that's a valid critique to raise about Bang Zoom. The fact is, non-union dubs are not very diverse on paper. While there are some dubs that manage to shake things up a bit, in general, it's completely accurate to say that the small talent pool means dubs have a problem in regards to the reuse of actors. It is what it is, and people can take it or leave it. But the talent pool being smaller than most others is a fact.

Also I'd like to say that I'm not interested in this show at all, so I'm speaking solely as an outsider with no real bias. I mainly came in here to keep things from getting too off-rails.
said at 1:02 AM on Sat Sep 17 2016
@Food4thought Well dude, what I am trying to say is I do like the diversity.

It is quite appealing for new VAs from Texas and possibly New York to help LA and vice versa. I know it might not happen, but I feel it could as seen with Rio Rainbow Gate's dub using Sarah Anne Williams and Kira Buckland. Then Tales of Zestiria, Xillia II and OPM itself using Texas voice actors.

However, I just don't like the way they are cast. Like many Kyle Herbert could have been a different character and Xander Mobus. Thats what I am trying to say.
said at 1:06 AM on Sat Sep 17 2016
@NCZ Well Mr. NCZ, that is a shame. Thanks for informing me of how this system works. I just wanted to think of an interesting possibility and share it if it is possible. So that way we have more VA diversity. Well, I'll just wait and see if my thoughts could be a reality.
said at 2:39 PM on Wed Sep 21 2016
@Honest_Guy_Says Gotta say, man, this **** storm that your comment started...has been incredibly informative.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:05 PM on Tue May 2 2017
@BioZero216 "Japanese voice actors are not as diverse as you think"

Depends on which voice actors we're talking about. To even imply they aren't diverse is a fallacy.
said at 6:25 AM on Wed May 3 2017
@Shaun Ince But they're still much more recycled than people say and yet no one complains. When dub voice actors are reused, everyone complains about lack of variety.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:58 PM on Wed May 3 2017
@BioZero216 Basically your point is, there's a double standard and it needs to be called out on, even though most people that complain about reusing voice actors don't even care about their own hypocrisy. Considering most people that complain about this mostly exist outside of this website, you won't see it that much on here.

Besides NCZ brings up a good point, non union talent pool for English dubs is much smaller meaning recycling voice actors is going to be more common. And it's also not specific to one dubbing studio.

Japan just has more talent to draw from. Other than the really successful Japanese voice actors (Rie Kugamiya, Shinichiro Miki, Koichi Yamadera, Yuki Kaji) I think you might be over exaggerating their overuse a little bit.

You know the saying: "you haven't seen all the dubs in the world, if you think all of them suck" which is something you stand by, no doubt. But let me ask you this.

Have you watched every anime that's in Japanese to know that all of them are overused? You haven't, so that argument doesn't hold up either.

You can't have your cake & eat it too.
said at 3:37 PM on Wed May 3 2017
@Shaun Ince

"non union talent pool for English dubs is much smaller meaning recycling voice actors is going to be more common."

I think it depends on the state that does anime dubbing. As far as I know, Texas is a LOT bigger than Los Angeles and even New York since you got a wide variety of voice talent from Dallas and Houston respectively along with the occasional voice actor from LA that comes in to visit (e.g. Patrick Seitz, Matt Mercer, Christopher Corey Smith) for voice work.

As to my thoughts on this issue, frankly, I do not have an issue if the dub in Los Angeles is Non-union and the talent pool they tend to re-use a lot for their dubs. The only thing that I am more concerned on, is that the majority of anime voice work is just primarily done at Bang Zoom! these days.

I have nothing against BZ! as a studio, but I still would like for certain shows to be sent to other recording studios like Studiopolis, NYAV Post, the studio that recorded Dragon Dentist (Salami), SDI Media (Knights of Sidonia), Deluxe (Little Witch Academia). To Bang Zoom!'s credit though they are using different actors for the lead role in their respective shows, along with not overusing the same actors in every dub (e.g. Todd Haberkorn) and using some of their other talent pool that barely get any roles for variety.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:12 PM on Wed May 3 2017
@DisneyAnimefan1995 Good point.
said at 8:53 PM on Sat Sep 10 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
The Dub is starting to become more entertaining as we now reach it's last 4 episodes. I also enjoyed yesterday's Cast announcements that Viz made. So many familiar and new faces having roles in OPM, this is by far the most diversive voice cast Viz/Bang Zoom! has made so far.

Looking forward on the last episodes and listening to Chris Jai Alex's take as Lord Boros.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:00 PM on Mon Aug 22 2016
 8 Shout Outs!
The dub itself seems to be showing more promise with each new episode.
Disembodied Voice
said at 7:24 AM on Tue Aug 2 2016
 16 Shout Outs!
I, personally, usually exclusively watch the english dub of anime. OPM, however was the first anime that I watched that was subbed and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Now that is see the dub, I finally can sympathise with those who exclusively watch subs, because I honestly, really don't enjoy this dub. Saitama is supposed to be and older man in his 20s, yet he sounds like he's seventeen. He doesn't have the same monotone and droll feel in this and it simply doesn't feel right... I feel as though ONE's creations won't work particularly well with an English dub, simply because of how deeply rooted and inspired his works are in Japanese culture.
said at 5:58 PM on Tue Aug 2 2016
@Disembodied Voice I kinda get where you're coming from, I mean I watched OPM subbed first, so when I watched the dub at first it felt kind of off. (Not sure where you're coming from in the 17 part, his register gets deeper than Furukawa's at parts)

But if you watched anime subbed first, you'll get attached to the initial impression of it, so it'll be hard to open yourself up to another interpretation or take of a character. At around episode 2 I started hearing Max as "Saitama" I felt that he captured both his goofy unassuming character and badass moments. I don't know much of it you've watched, but I recommend at least watching a couple more episodes.

And saying that certain work is too "Japanese" therefore it won't be dubbed well seems rather shortsighted. FLCL was assumed to be too "Japanese" for a good dub, yet it still ended up being well received overall
said at 12:15 PM on Wed Aug 3 2016
@Disembodied Voice 17 year olds sound and look like their 30.

Its just like when some guy said he's 15. The other guy says "Dude, you look 30, man!"

It can also be reversed too.
said at 10:22 PM on Thu Aug 4 2016
@Disembodied Voice How are they deeply rooted in Japanese culture? With anime like Gintama, saying that is understandable, but I don't get that at all from ONE's work. I think you may just be too used to the sub.
said at 2:52 AM on Fri Aug 5 2016

IMO only easily persuaded people get attached to the first voice(s) they hear; I'd like to believe the average person is more intelligent than to be imprinted so easily like a newborn. I've watched a lot of anime subbed but then preferred the dub and I've also watched plenty of dubs first, and then rewatched it subbed and ended up liking its cast better. Whatever version someone watches first should have no influence on which cast they end up preferring. One cast is ultimately going to be better and more likeable (whether by a small or large margin varies title to title, character to character).

It's a shame some fans (and VAs themselves) can't always accept this fact. Instead they get extremely defensive (a natural reaction) and can't admit that someone else did a better job. There's no shame in it. A psychiatrist could probably make a fortune off the insecurities and bloated egos of some dub VAs who believe they're better than they actually are... This is especially noticeable with younger/newer talent who grew up with an entitled attitude and told everyday they're special. It really shouldn't be that big of a surprise considering a huge majority of them decided to forgo the traditional route and skipped acting school (even though that's the route true successful pros take and most likely what the VAs they looked up to growing up did).

With One Punch Man the Japanese cast is most definitely superior from both the ear test and analytics point of view, but the dub is still watchable even though it could've been better in some areas...

Off topic but I'm actually curious how butt-hurt and salty some people on this page will be when it gets snubbed for the next awards (at best maybe 1 supporting nom is my guess).
said at 4:02 AM on Fri Aug 5 2016
@freezeframe100 A LOT of people are much more easily persuaded than they'd like to acknowledge, that goes both ways of course. If you follow politics or internet drama then that much is obvious.

Could you explain the "Bloated Egos" thing more, like name names? From what I know a lot of dub VAs have experience in acting or theater aside from a handful. Do you mean their interactions with fans end up creating an echo chamber for themselves?

I still prefer the series in Japanese myself tbh (first 3 episodes anyway), all I'm saying is to try to keep an open mind. If you feel that you've given it enough of a shot and still don't like it then that's fine.
said at 4:06 AM on Fri Aug 5 2016
@Food4thought Also could you list examples, maybe links to social media for the "Bloated Egos" thing? You could send it to me in private if you wish.
said at 12:22 PM on Fri Aug 5 2016
@freezeframe100 Sadly, bias is a very common thing in the anime community. Many people are just too used to the version they saw first to accept a different version. And where did you get the bloated ego thing from? Most dub VA's are very humble and kind people. They also respect subs and sub fans ver much. Is it because some of them have complained about dub haters? Well, they're only referring to the ones who are obnoxious about it and they make it clear that they don't hate subs or sub fans in anyway. Seriously, I have no idea where you're getting this from. Honestly, you're coming off as pretty rude about it. Especially with that "butthurt and salty" bit at the end.
King Marth 64
said at 9:25 AM on Sat Aug 6 2016
@Disembodied Voice Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Max Milletman suppose to around the same age as Saitama in the current story timeline, I definitely heard Saitama mentioned to Genos that he did say in Episode 2 that he's 25 years-old?
said at 1:54 AM on Wed Aug 17 2016
@King Marth 64 Max is 26.
said at 12:47 PM on Sun Aug 21 2016
@Disembodied Voice I watched the sub first also, and think the dub sounds perfect, just the fact that its in english makes it better. Max is a great VA, and fits Saitama perfectly, same with Zach for Genos. Idk with some people whatever they watch first no matter how bad or good, is what they tend to like so I think thats where youre coming from.
said at 10:46 PM on Sat Aug 27 2016
@Disembodied Voice ... What? Japanese culture? Dude this anime is straight up a parody of American comics. Avatar the Last Airbender, an American cartoon, was rooted in more Japanese culture.

Also 17 year old? You realize there's not much of a difference between an adolescent and someone in their 20s voice wise, right?
Shaun Ince
said at 1:11 PM on Tue Mar 21 2017
@freezeframe100 Honestly considering the popularity of said show, the chances of it getting snubbed at the BTVA awards is very small. It's also for the most part, well loved by most of the members here. You never know. You might prove me wrong. But I am interested in seeing whether it will make it or not.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:47 PM on Tue Mar 21 2017
@Shaun Ince

Not that I agree or disagree, since I can't comment on what does or doesn't get nominated before it happens, but popularity alone isn't always going to be the sole metric of what gets nominated. If anything does, or doesn't, get nominated it's in spite of how popular or unpopular it is and purely based on the quality of the performance.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:20 PM on Tue Mar 21 2017
@NCZ Yeah, you're right.
said at 12:15 PM on Tue Jul 26 2016
 9 Shout Outs!
They're doing an awesome job with this dub! Special kudos to Max Mittelman for sounding AWESOME as Saitama.
said at 4:30 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016

I haven't seen the dub yet but do you mean that literally? Sure Saitama is a cool character to the audience, but his personality isn't supposed to exude "cool" or "awesome" 24/7 within the established setting. That's why he's not taken seriously as a hero and a large part of his personality is his dopey nature.

If he sounds "cool" all the time it seems a like a bad voice direction decision...
said at 7:55 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
@EVRoss When I say that, I mean that Max Mittelman performs the character awesomely, not that he has a really cool voice. I had judged Mittelman's voice based off his portrayal of Kousei in Your Lie in April, and didn't know his voice could sound much older than that. Hence the main reason I gave him kudos.
said at 10:29 AM on Thu Jul 28 2016
@ScottMyers He sure does; I Also like that they ACTUALLY Gave Vaccine Man the English Dub Voice of Piccolo(Seriously, if they didn't that would've been a SEVERELY Missed Oppurtunity)
said at 10:30 PM on Thu Jul 28 2016
@TVman That's not the only oppurtunity they took casting Paul St. Peter(Leomon from Digimon) as The Beast King can anyone say perfect
said at 12:09 AM on Sun Jul 31 2016
@animasterman I didn't realize that casting till earlier today when I was showing my friend some of the casting calls, lol. Now if only they had done something similar with Carnage Kabuto. I guess a reference could be how Kabuto is a type of helmet and Mike played Helmeppo in One Piece.
said at 6:23 PM on Sun Jul 31 2016
@animasterman Also Bryce Papenbrook as Marugori.
said at 6:33 PM on Sun Jul 31 2016
@Marakutanay Would've been better if they casted David Matranga
said at 4:04 PM on Sun Jul 24 2016
 11 Shout Outs!
I'm not feeling Genos' voice in the english dub. Sounds too deep for the character.
said at 10:38 AM on Sun Jul 24 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
Any one else feel like Zach Aguilar was doing a Grant George impression for Genos?
Shaun Ince
said at 10:25 AM on Wed Feb 1 2017
@Ichigo341578926 I don't really hear the resemblance.
said at 2:36 PM on Thu Jul 21 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Even though it's a *really* minor role it's good to see Chris Tergliafera in another dub and I hope he starts getting some more roles again.
said at 3:23 AM on Mon Jul 18 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Heard Vaccine Man, start laughing; heard Marugori, start laughing even harder because I didn't realize it right away.
said at 10:57 AM on Sun Jul 17 2016
Is Steve Blum, Super Custom YO649Z Mk. II?
said at 11:04 AM on Sun Jul 17 2016
said at 11:06 AM on Sun Jul 17 2016
@BlueHeracross Well, who ever it was, he is a pretty good sound-a-like.
said at 11:15 AM on Sun Jul 17 2016
@Troodon2 It's Ben Diskin and to be honest he sounds like a younger version Steve Blum depending on the roles he's playing as. Not to mention that the OPM dub is non-union and Steve only works in Union-only productions of Anime these days.
said at 11:18 AM on Sun Jul 17 2016
@DisneyAnimefan1995 Man, that makes me wish this was a Union dub.
said at 12:02 PM on Sun Jul 17 2016
@Troodon2 I can say that about lots of dubs these days
said at 7:29 AM on Sun Jul 17 2016
 8 Shout Outs!
I watched OPM subbed and I'd like to say that the anime is certainly worth the hype. From its testosterone-fueled soundtrack to the pacing and right down to how well the show knows its audience, it's more than just an enjoyable joyride. The animation is top-notch also, but what's most astonishing is how One Punch Man had that typical TV anime budget; it's telling that the staff behind this were fans of the source material and really wanted to do it justice. OPM isn't perfect, but it's one of my favorite anime in recent memory. Way to do it for the art, Madhouse!

Now on a side note, I just recently saw the first episode in English dub form. I'm down with what I've heard of the voice work so far, especially regarding Max Mittelman's Saitama. I do appreciate the casting gag with Vaccine Man as well, seeing how he looks like Piccolo and even has the same voice actor Christopher Sabat; amusingly, in the original track, Vaccine Man was portrayed by Ryusei Nakao who is best known for Frieza. Nakao also did Baikinman, who Vaccine's name was inspired from.

Next time I'll shorten these kinds of posts to twenty words or less. I swear!
said at 8:08 PM on Sat Jul 16 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Many newcomer voice actors I like that a lot of these cast only have a few roles under belts and starting in One Punch Man one of the biggest hits of last year is going to boots to there carries a nit
King Marth 64
said at 10:40 AM on Sat Jul 16 2016
Wow, it's surprising to see that Christopher R. Sabat and Mike McFarland going to be in this anime! By the way, did they confirm this dub going to be recorded directly from California like Studiopolis, Bang Zoom Entertainment, New Generation Pictures, or is it an another one?
King Marth 64
said at 10:47 AM on Sat Jul 16 2016
@King Marth 64 Oh wait, I just found it was mentioned in the VIZ Media's official blog listed for Bang Zoom Entertainment, but still surprising to see them appearing.
said at 10:47 PM on Fri Jul 15 2016
It's surprising that Ben Diskin isn't casted as Saitama his he was everyone's top pick. But maybe he'll Voice another character
said at 7:33 AM on Sat Jul 16 2016
@simander95 It was already said that he's voicing Ground Dragon. Unless you mean a character that is more than just a one time character.
said at 11:40 AM on Sat Jul 16 2016
@Ichigo341578926 actually i didnt realize that he'd been cast as someone before i posted the comment. but yeah it would be better if he was a minor recurring character then a one of appearance
said at 2:59 PM on Fri Jul 15 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
I saw the dub premiere at AX. It was alright but nothing amazing (stronger than the Hunter x Hunter dub which isn't saying much TBH). Maybe it will get better but I feel it wasted its potential. Friend saw the show for the first time and he definitely liked it (Madhouse definitely gave this title the A+ treatment) but he also thought there was room for improvement concerning the dub's voice acting. When he got home he ended up marathoning the sub (he usually hates reading and prefer dubs even if it means waiting years to watch something) but when he finished he found the Japanese cast to be far more likable and polished, now he's waiting like almost every other fan in the world for monthly updates for new manga chapters.

Maybe just me but I think anime dubs in general peaked in 2013 and slowly went on a gradual decline since. There are still great performances in each title every year but as collective ensembles it's less and less common to have truly great unified efforts.

Prediction: Maybe 1 or 2 supporting VAs get nominated for the next BTVA Anime Dub Awards, but shouldn't bet the farm on Best Vocal Ensemble.
said at 6:41 AM on Sun Jul 17 2016
"Maybe just me but I think anime dubs in general peaked in 2013 and slowly went on a gradual decline since."

It IS just you. We're still getting great dubs every year, like Attack on Titan (and Junior High), Blood Blockade Battlefront, Tokyo Ghoul (and Root A), Noragami, ... or any other dub ADR Directed by Mike McFarland. For dubs NOT Directed by McFarland, you have Toradora, Kill la Kill, Sword Art Online II, Your Lie in April, Death Parade, Space Dandy, Terror in Resonance, etc... Plenty of great dubs since 2013 that, I guess, are going unnoticed.

Lets not judge an entire dub on just the first episode, okay?
said at 7:08 AM on Sun Jul 17 2016

Dude... you're kind of validating his point. There are on average about 80 new dubs produced each year; 2016 already has more than 100. The fact that you only listed a few dubs (and dubs everybody is already aware of are mostly good) pretty much shows that majority of dubs are extremely forgetful and sub-par efforts.

Also Mike McFarland is an extremely overrated ADR Director. I insist you watch a low-tier title like No-Rin or The Galaxy Railways and tell me you honestly think those are AMAZING dubs. You'd honestly have to be half-retarded to screw up a dub for well written shows like FMA or One Piece. Heck nobody seems to be complaining about the quality of One Piece even though Jewel, McDonald and Angelle have all directed several chunks recently so how "great" is McFarland if the quality is perfectly fine without him?
said at 12:03 AM on Mon Jul 18 2016
You could apply "there's more bad than good" to anything, though. There's always been less than stellar dubs being released alongside exceptional ones, that's not something that just popped up a couple years ago, that's kind of a constant.

In the meantime, there's been very little dubbed OPM to judge. I'm not saying that a negative reaction is any less valid than a positive one, but maybe decrying it as wasted potential is a little hasty?

And while I can't speak for most of McFarland's smaller dubs, (though since you brought it up, I liked Galaxy Railway's dub just fine) I doubt that just by virtue of handling a good show, a good adaptation is guaranteed or easier to produce... I mean, 4kids One Piece was still a thing that happened.
said at 11:25 AM on Wed Jul 27 2016
@Omar_Lopez ADR directors are irrelevant in dubs.

Also, One Piece isn't well-written.
said at 11:13 AM on Sun Sep 25 2016

Dude, The Galaxy Railways? That show came out over 10 years ago, and he didn't even direct it himself. That show had multiple different directors, including Chris Cason, the current ADR Director of OPM. The quality of No-Rin's dub is debatable (just like the dub of OPM), but I found it really enjoyable (Tia Ballard gave one of her best performances in that show, and I could tell the rest of the cast was really into it).

And it's funny you bring up One Piece, because I can most certainly tell that Mike didn't direct the most recent episodes of One Piece. The quality may be "fine", but Joel McDonald can't seem to get as much out of the actors like Mike McFarland can.

In short, if most of the dubs Mike McFarland directs end up being great, how "overrated" can he REALLY be?
said at 5:50 PM on Tue Sep 27 2016
@AntiSabat666 "ADR directors are irrelevant in dubs", really?
said at 6:33 AM on Fri Jul 15 2016
 8 Shout Outs!
I am digging this voice cast.

Love seeing some fresh new faces among the veteran talent and even some out of towners.

Chris Cason really seems to be able to assemble some pretty unique and interesting dub casts.

also +1 for annoucing Mike McFarland was in this on his birthday, it's like Matthew Mercer and One Piece last year.

Believe it or not, of all of the cast currently announced it's Marieve Herington's performance as Tatsumaki I'm most looking forward too. I've only recently started hearing her in dubs like The Seven Deadly Sins and Hunter X Hunter. She has a good kind of haughty I'm better than you type of voice in her performances so no doubt she's a great fit for Tornado of Terror.

What I love about the dub cast thus far is that they are all fresh and inspired casting choices, using lesser used and known talents and getting unexpected VA's to come in and voice. Like nobody expected Max Mittelman as Saitama since most people wanted Ben Diskin, I don't think anyone ever considered Zach Aguilar as Genos, and especially Marieve Herrington and I think that's a good thing.

Earlier this week I watched the Seven Deadly Sins's dub, so I have nothing but complete faith in Cason's directing ability. In the short time since he's worked at Bang Zoom! He's managed to make some very fine English dubs that are just as great as Tony Oliver and Alex Von David's.
said at 11:03 AM on Fri Jul 15 2016
@Autovolt Yeah. Overall we've kinda been getting a newer wave of voice actors the last few years. Like Funimation also has taken some risks lately. Most of Grimgar for example was extras or new voice actors. And then I think abunch of us were shocked to see the very new Justin Briner as the lead in that show.

It's good to see it happen in LA too. Like with the cast of this. Max just started getting lead roles last year, Zach just started last year, Erik has only been in industry for a couple years (though he has done a great job getting lead roles), Robbie has had a couple big roles, Marieve has only had a couple roles and basically got her first lead one earlier this year with Love Live. So overall they're doing a good job letting a new wave of voice actors shine and also surprising us overall. I don't think I saw ANY of these actors listed under predictions.
said at 2:25 PM on Fri Jul 15 2016

I hate being that annoying know-it all but Cason literally ain't responsible for anything (at best maybe casting guest roles like Vaccine Man; it's common in dubs for people to do favors for each other)

California has SEPARATE casting directors for lead roles. In not like in Texas where ADR Directors do all the casting themselves.

If the cast does well, he can claim credit for directing them. If they happen to suck... he has the excuse of "I didn't cast them"
said at 11:00 PM on Thu Jul 14 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
I'm really liking this cast list and all, but I think Marc Diraison could really use a bigger part of this than the "Bearded Worker". :/

I feel like just about no one ever uses him to his full potential... or half his potential.
said at 6:15 AM on Fri Jul 15 2016
@PsychicVoiceSpy I think he would be better as Lord Boros
said at 6:33 AM on Fri Jul 15 2016
@PsychicVoiceSpy I agree completely.

Sometimes I feel like they keep forgetting he exists.

Maybe they'll cast him as Lord Boros or Deep Sea King in addition to Bearded Worker?

I mean it's not like you can only have one role in this dub, Kyle Hebert and Kirk Thornton have multiple roles.

I dunno I'm like you, I just feel he is very deserving more roles.
said at 8:46 AM on Fri Jul 15 2016
@Autovolt I agree. I would love to hear him as Boros or Deep Sea King, especially DSK because I don't think he's ever voiced an over-the-top villain like that before.

It's just a shame, I feel, that despite how he well he can do at both dramatic and comedic roles (don't forget his screaming ability), he tends to get really dry side characters that have very little personality or significance.
Jared Delgado
said at 1:36 PM on Fri Jul 15 2016
@PsychicVoiceSpy I know, right? Carrie Keranen and Cassandra Lee Morris were NY VAs long before they came to officially work in the LA dubbing scene and they hit it big with their first dubs there. Marc Diraison deserves just as much as Carrie and Cassandra.
said at 8:36 AM on Sun Jul 17 2016
@TrueMyriad Think Sean Schemmel could be a good voice for Boros.
said at 12:13 PM on Sun Jul 17 2016
@Dee15gon now that you mention it, I think Sean might be an outstanding choice for Boros
said at 10:57 PM on Sun Jul 17 2016
@PsychicVoiceSpy and @Jared Delgado Absolutely agree, I feel that out of all the NY voice actor that moved to Los Angeles, Marc Diraison tends to be the most overlooked on whichever dub he's involved in. Veronica Taylor is also in the same boat as Marc and I haven't seen her in any another anime titles outside of Sailor Moon and Gundam: The Origin. I hope Marc gets to voice a secondary or leading character in a LA title just like when Carrie Keranen and Cassandra Lee got their roles.
said at 10:18 PM on Thu Jul 14 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Whoa what a cast, also more surprising that besides Chris Sabat we also got Mike McFarland involved in his roles as an ADR script writer for OPM.
said at 11:31 PM on Thu Jul 14 2016
@DisneyAnimefan1995 Seems like there's been alot more crossover lately between the Texas and California crews.
said at 10:06 PM on Thu Jul 14 2016
hope to hear Chris in more than one role in this series as well as Mike Mcfarland. i also hope to hear the rest of the Dallas actors.
said at 7:07 PM on Thu Jul 14 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Good to see Ben Diskin was able to appear on the show
said at 6:11 PM on Thu Jul 14 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I KNEW that was Chris Sabat as that alien dude! But I never expected Mike McFarland in this dub :O
said at 6:59 PM on Thu Jul 14 2016
@TrueMyriad That is one of my favorite announcements ever!
Shaun Ince
said at 4:45 PM on Tue Jul 12 2016
 1 Shout Out!
I do find it pretty cool that this will air on my Birthday. What's not so cool, no Toonami block in the UK anymore to watch this dub for OPM :(
said at 9:01 PM on Tue Jul 12 2016
@Shaun Ince

That stinks. Is there any other way that anime fans in your country will be able to watch the show's English dub? Legally, of course.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:05 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
@MegaMike1990 As of right now, nothing.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:08 PM on Wed Jul 13 2016
@MegaMike1990 Thing is, Toonami in the UK went off the air over 10 years ago. It's even more niche over here than it is in America. So we end up having to wait the longest when it comes to anime releases, especially the ones on DVD & Blu-ray. It has been picking up slightly in recent years but without an anime block over here, no-one is getting exposed to anime as much anymore.
said at 10:41 AM on Thu Jul 14 2016
@Shaun Ince

Hmm, there was a petition to bring back Toonami UK years ago, but that was closed unfortunately. The worse part in that last petition was only 14 people signed it.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:38 PM on Thu Jul 14 2016
@MegaMike1990 Yeah, unfortuantely not a whole lot of people care about anime over in the UK.
King Marth 64
said at 9:47 PM on Thu Jul 7 2016
I tried to look at in my DVR DirecTV for recording One Punch Man for July 18th and I can't seem to find One Punch Man in the guide? Is One Punch Man suppose to be replacing Dragon Ball Z Kai (if the Cell Games coming to the end in Toonami?) or is it replacing an another anime on Toonami?
said at 9:29 PM on Sun Jul 10 2016
@King Marth 64 Last night was the finale of Samurai Champloo's Toonami airing, so next week OPM will fill in that time slot. So the line up now is DBZ Kai, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, HunterXHunter, and then One Punch Man.
King Marth 64
said at 10:02 PM on Tue Jul 12 2016
@BlueScarabGuy Naruto Shippuden and One Piece are still in the time line also.
said at 5:22 AM on Sun Jul 3 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
I find it amazing people can have so many different opinions based off the same minute and a half trailer.
said at 3:33 PM on Sat Jul 2 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Love what I've heard so far! Also it's awesome to see how far Max has come in a year.
King Marth 64
said at 1:48 PM on Sat Jul 2 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Can't wait to hear more of Max from Saitama, I liked how he did for Leo, Forrest, and Kaden in Fire Emblem Fates and the other roles from Sword Art Online II and Mobile Suit Gunman: Iron Blood.
King Marth 64
said at 1:50 PM on Sat Jul 2 2016
@King Marth 64 And Noby's great grandson from Doraemon also.
said at 6:42 AM on Sat Jul 2 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Hey, everyone. Thanks to fellow user Shaun Ince, there's a trailer out.
said at 2:13 PM on Sat Jul 2 2016
@BioZero216 Well based on that Beast King sounds like Paul St. Peter.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:24 PM on Sat Jul 2 2016
@Ichigo341578926 If not him it's probably Richard Epcar. I hope it's Paul St. Peter though. The potential Leomon jokes are endless.
said at 4:31 PM on Sat Jul 2 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Wasn't even thinking about the Leomon aspect, but now that I think about it that is hilarious.
said at 5:36 PM on Sat Jul 2 2016
@BioZero216 The Japanese version itself had a joke with him being voiced by Leol from Hunter x Hunter
said at 5:40 PM on Sat Jul 2 2016
@Ichigo341578926 I know Paul St Peter anywhere. Yup, Leomon is Paul St Peter.
said at 6:45 PM on Sat Jul 2 2016
@Ichigo341578926 Sounds like it could be Fred Tatasciore.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:10 PM on Sun Jul 3 2016
@Nightmare Crusher That Lion Monster is Paul St Peter. Nost definitely. I can pick up his voice almost immediately. As for Epcar being in this dub, It could be possible. Also the Purple Piccolo character is definitely Sabat.
said at 8:54 PM on Thu Jul 7 2016
@Shaun Ince I don't know if it's Chris Sabat, it could be Patrick Seitz, unless if Chris Sabat made some arrangements to fly out to LA to voice Vaccine Man for just the first episode.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:22 PM on Sat Jul 9 2016
@DisneyAnimefan1995 I've listened to the trailer numerous times and still believe it's Sabat. Also he has done VO stuff in LA before(He was in a Final Fantasy title) And considering the voice director is someone that has directed numerous FUNi dubs, leads me to believe that he made the decision to cast Sabat for this one episode. Once we get a full cast list, we'll know what we're dealing with.
said at 12:22 PM on Sun Jul 10 2016
@Shaun Ince Keep in mind that Dissidia (where Sabat dubbed Kenji Utsumi at Square Enix's request) was dubbed at *Studiopolis*.

While Cason has only directed small Bang Zoom things so far, there were early hints that Mary McGlynn would be directing.

& this is a show deserving of the best kind of it's possible this is at Studiopolis, & thus it'd make further sense to work with Sabat, seeing as he's done stuff for them before.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:59 PM on Sun Jul 10 2016

Dissidia was done at Skylark Sound, not Studiopolis.
said at 8:15 PM on Sun Jul 10 2016
@Shaun Ince I wouldn't be surprised if Chris Sabat is the voice for Vaccine Man since he does look like Piccolo from DBZ, but I say it's best to wait until the dub episode comes out this Saturday to find out.
said at 9:33 PM on Sun Jul 10 2016
@DisneyAnimefan1995 I also think it definitely sounds like Sabat. While the deeper parts of his few lines in that trailer could be mistaken, I feel like I can hear the Vegeta break through on "FOR FUN?! HOW DARE YOU!".

Vaccine Man being a DBZ reference is extra funny here too, since even though he looks like Piccolo (and, if it is Sabat, has Piccolo's voice in English), he's voiced by Frieza in Japanese.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:58 AM on Sat Jul 2 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
The VA's they picked for the English dub of OPM sound promising. Can't wait to hear their performances.
said at 12:56 AM on Sat Jul 2 2016
Not big on Daymond as Mumen Rider, but the other choices seem solid.
said at 8:13 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Rejoice everyone, One Punch Man is coming July 16 on Toonami. Let's board the Hype Train!!!
said at 8:20 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016
@DisneyAnimefan1995 Where does it say July 16th?
said at 9:14 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016
@Troodon2 They announced it through Toonami's AX panel and the trailer just came out confirming the release date.
said at 9:17 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016
@DisneyAnimefan1995 Ah okay.
said at 7:31 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Willing to give the dub a chance but first impressions aren't very positive...

I didn't have high expectations since there was always going to be an unrealistic chance the dub would actually be outstanding and instead be more in the range of "good enough" which sadly many fans are content with these days in this new era of shorter schedules and smaller budgets.

I predict this will be yet another case of supporting cast outshining the leads (casting for Lord Boros or Deep Sea King is hopefully something to look forward to).

Good news is it could've been MUCH, much worse (e.g. Papenbrook, Haberkorn). They could very well still end up playing other characters but at least they'll be more tolerable in smaller doses.
said at 10:19 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016
@lazydude500 OH, NO YOU DON'T. I have high expectations for this dub, and they are going to STAY HIGH until I'm able to see it for myself. Your cynicism will have no affect on me!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:55 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016
@Raebo It's true that we all have our own opinions and they aren't necessarily out there in order to persuade others, but at the very least, they made a point to elaborate why they're hesitant instead of blindly driving-by and going "this dub will probably suck". Just as it's fine to be optimistic based on what evidence there is, it's fine to draw the opposite conclusion too.
said at 3:34 PM on Sat Jul 2 2016
@lazydude500 Different opinions. I don't really think we're settling at all. I think this sounds great.
said at 7:06 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
The fact that they're going with fresh faces for the main cast makes a good early impression :)
said at 7:26 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016

Sometimes that can backfire as history has proven numerous times
said at 7:36 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016
@lazydude500 To be fair every well known VA was a fresh face once.
said at 7:53 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016

True but none of these men are exactly fresh faces. And not every "well known VA" is equally talented as the next. Some are tiers above others in natural talent & likability from day 1. No amount of experience or role accumulation will change that.
said at 6:24 PM on Sat Jul 2 2016
@lazydude500 Well by fresh faces I mean relatively new VA's, and as you know everyone who's made a name for themselves in the industry was new to it at one point (I'm probably repeating myself but w/e).

Personal opinions on the show aside, These roles could prove to be big stepping stones for some of these guys.
said at 10:18 AM on Sun Jul 3 2016
@lazydude500 So you're saying actors can't improve with experience? And what exactly do you mean by natural talent?
Shaun Ince
said at 3:15 PM on Sun Jul 3 2016
@Food4thought Where in his original comment did he say that VA's can't improve? He's saying that sometimes casting someone new can backfire & bring the dub down. The same can also go for casting someone with years of experience in the wrong role.
said at 5:52 PM on Sun Jul 3 2016
@Shaun Ince 'And not every "well known VA" is equally talented as the next. Some are tiers above others in natural talent and likeability from day 1. No amount of experience or role accumulation will change that.'
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:12 PM on Sun Jul 3 2016

You're putting words in his mouth. He didn't say it's impossible for actors in general to improve with experience.

Remember that acting is about mentality. Every actor brings a different mindset and approach to their roles. It's easy to both get stuck in your ways or take routes that may not always be the best compared to another. How an actor is trained is instrumental in making them lean towards certain directions. If for example, you have a theatrical background, you're going to look at a role very differently than someone who has trained themselves purely to "do cartoon voices" or something like that. Just as an example.

As every person has a different brain, that means their mentalities and thought processes will never be the same as another person. No matter what, you can never guarantee that you'd be making the exact same choices that another actor would, and that can be a good or bad thing.

Voices are also about physicality. Some people physically aren't able to take their voices in directions that others can. That's unchangeable.

There's also the fact that an actor's ability can be choked if directors only seem to use them for specific roles or purposes instead of fully using their skillset. If an actor ends up being typecast, that'll limit their mobility in the industry.

Now of course, coming back to my last point about mentality, there's no way I can guarantee this is what the other person is thinking, but from my perspective on the outside, I can understand what they're getting at.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:59 AM on Mon Jul 4 2016
@Food4thought I know NCZ basically answered it for me in his response to you, but that quote you just para-phrased, you are percieving it the wrong way. That being said, that's just lazydude500 feels when it comes to casting new faces in a dubbed anime. And it's not a bad thing to have these thoughts or even express doubt. Be optimistic about it all you want but just take into account that not everyone feels the same way you do about these VA's.
said at 4:37 AM on Mon Jul 4 2016
@Shaun Ince I understand not everyone is going to have the same opinion, and I'm somewhat iffy on Zach being cast as Genos as of now, even though I haven't heard him yet, so I wouldn't call myself entirely optimistic

I was mostly put off by Lazydude's wording, mainly the word "natural talent". Since you and NCZ explained it better I can see where he's coming from. So uh, thanks to you both.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:28 AM on Mon Jul 4 2016
@Food4thought No problem.
said at 6:36 PM on Fri Jul 1 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Max Mittleton is Satima? Not my first pick (Eric Bauza in terms of general voice overs) but he has range so, we'll see.
said at 10:59 PM on Mon Jun 20 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I know this message is 3 days old, but it's been announced over the weekend that Anime Expo will be premiering the English dub episode of One-Punch Man on July 2. I also wouldn't be surprised if this could be the show airing on Toonami next month once Samurai Champloo ends its run, since their is also going to be a Toonami Panel on Friday July 1.

Also, in an interview with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn at Dallas Comic-Con at 14:15, it seems that she might be voice directing OPM.
said at 4:21 PM on Wed Jun 29 2016

Saw in an article that OPM won't be shown on Toonami until the end of the year.

Link to article:
said at 10:02 PM on Wed Jun 29 2016
@MegaMike1990 You do realize this article is not reliable and it was released back in April.
said at 10:53 PM on Wed Jun 29 2016

Well, then I can't go by the Tweet that was featured in the article. Maybe the Twitter account for the franchise was saying a prediction for when it will air on Toonami.
said at 10:59 PM on Tue May 10 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
This was the first anime I've ever watched (other than Pokémon) and absolutely loved it! I finished it in one day and was not disappointed. I was excited to find out anime was awesome and epic. I know that there may be way more better anime than this one but to me One Punch Man will always be 1st on my list since it opened up a whole new world of entertainment and I can't wait for the dub to come out but I'll find it weird not hearing it in his normal voice, but hey there is a first time for everythig! Am I right?
said at 8:14 AM on Tue May 10 2016
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i can not wait for the dub great reason to rewatch it, i wonder who would be good as saitama/one punch man
said at 6:07 PM on Fri Mar 4 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
This show animates circles around every American superhero series ever made. I honestly can't think of any other show with fights that're as hard-hitting and well-acted as this one.
said at 11:56 PM on Tue Apr 5 2016
@CatsTuxedo Agreed. When I was watching the Boros fight, I actually thought to myself, "Wow, these guys would be great at animating a Superman fight... they'd put every single animated Superman so far to shame."
said at 10:03 AM on Fri Mar 4 2016
So, I guess I'm the only one who hated this show.
said at 11:25 AM on Fri Mar 4 2016
@Zillah I didn't hate it but I think it's severely overrated.
said at 1:04 PM on Fri Mar 4 2016
@Zillah With all due respect, I don't see anything hate-worthy about it. It is overhyped and glorified by some of its fans to an absurd degree and that can get pretty annoying, but I chose to block that stuff out and enjoy it for what it is, and I ended up really liking it.

What did you hate about it?
said at 1:48 PM on Fri Mar 4 2016
@Zillah and @VaisuKaguya The show is very funny and honestly it is considered to be one of the best Fall 2015 anime. But I have to disagree with you two since don't think the show and the fanbase is overrated and in the same level as Attack on Titan, DBZ Fairy Tail, & Tokyo Ghoul (for anime), alongside Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and MLP:FiM (for Pop-Culture). If you don't like the show, that's fine but please keep your thoughts to yourself, and PsychicVoiceSpy does bring up a valid point: "You enjoy for what it is, and you end up liking it." (regardless if the anime, cartoon, movie, or show is not your cup of tea.)
said at 1:54 PM on Fri Mar 4 2016
For one thing I never said I disliked it, but I didn't LOVE it like most people. And second, nothing wrong with sharing opinions if you're not being an ass about it, which I don't think I or Zillah were.
said at 8:32 PM on Fri Mar 4 2016
@PsychicVoiceSpy Well firstly I thought the characters were pretty dreadful, ranging from really boring to really annoying (with the exception of Mumen Rider and to an extent, Tornado Girl). I also found the humor to be really uninspired and bland, gradually getting worse as it went on, I really felt like they were beating a dead horse with its jokes and it got really annoying after a while. I'm normally alright with satire, but the execution of said humor left a lot to be desired in this case. I tried to like it, I really did, but I just could not get myself to.

Even with all that I can't say it's completely without its positives. The music's pretty cool (I really liked that acoustic guitar bit), and the animation is well done too, but to me, good music and animation means almost nothing if the rest of it is mediocre at best.

Again, this is all just my opinion, and in no way am I try to change anyone else's, nor do I wish to start any fights, and I do respect your opinion as well. Thank you for being cool about it though.
said at 9:05 PM on Fri Mar 4 2016
@Zillah Well, I've felt something similar to that about another show before, so I at least understand how you feel.
said at 9:26 PM on Fri Mar 4 2016
@PsychicVoiceSpy Out of curiosity, what show would that be?
said at 10:15 PM on Fri Mar 4 2016
@Zillah I'll tell you in a PM.
said at 11:04 PM on Mon Apr 4 2016
Maybe "hate" was a kind of strong word to describe how I felt, but I'm still not a fan of this show. It's kind of weird because I feel like this is one of those shows that should be right up my alley, I probably should like it, but I just don't somehow. I've already went into the specifics so I'll just leave it there.
said at 10:35 PM on Mon Nov 9 2015
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Caillou Shippuden.
Jared Delgado
said at 3:41 AM on Tue Nov 10 2015
@Metabad Lol!
said at 8:19 AM on Tue Nov 10 2015
@Metabad Oh lordy I never thought of that one.
said at 7:58 PM on Mon Nov 9 2015
Man this show has me so torn up.
I WANT to like it, and part of me does, but another part of me really doesn't.

I'm not sure I like the idea of the protagonist being literally invincible, being able to defeat ANYONE with barely even a tap. I mean I get that's what they're going for, but it just ends up being very, underwhelming and disappointing. idk, maybe I'm just missing something.
said at 8:28 PM on Mon Nov 9 2015
@Zillah I think it helps if you don't think of it as a show with serious conflict, but rather an action comedy that's kind of a parody of certain anime tropes or something. The story is so silly and full of over-the-top cliches that I think you're meant to focus on those things and how it parodies them rather than the character overcoming obstacles or resolving conflict.

Then again, that was just my impression of it after the first three episodes. If it just does the same thing in every episode and Saitama never faces any kind of challenge, then that will probably frustrate me. IDK, I need to get caught up on this and come back later.
said at 9:05 PM on Mon Nov 9 2015
@PsychicVoiceSpy I see. I had a feeling it wasn't supposed to be a super serious show after seeing like, the first episode. I guess my main problem is that it makes fun of itself a little TOO much, if that makes any sense. I don't really know how else to describe it.

Still, I'll keep watching it and giving it a chance. Maybe I'll end up changing my mind about it and end up liking it, we'll see.
said at 7:46 AM on Tue Oct 27 2015
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Ben Diskin says that he is a big fan of the show and would love to voice Saitama. Viz, you hearing this?
said at 10:30 PM on Sun Sep 6 2015
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Viz licensed this so far in advance it would be a huge waste not to give it a broadcast dub. Has the potential to be the next big hit anime (Attack on Titan big).

I remember reading the manga and then that just exploded in popularity (and well deserved).
said at 8:51 PM on Mon Oct 12 2015
@Omar_Lopez i thought funimation only did broadcast dubs
said at 11:14 PM on Mon Oct 12 2015
@komodod11 Your right, but recently Aniplex USA did a broadcast dub for Durararax2 earlier this year and are right now in the series second arc. It's currently their first and only broadcast dub so far.
said at 7:37 AM on Tue Oct 13 2015
I'd be surprised if Viz actually did do a broadcast dub. IMO it's unlikely. Viz's priority has always been manga. While their anime department has improved in recent years I'm pretty sure they have a smaller number of staff working there.

Not sure if Viz has the resources and enough staff to supervise and organize a broadcast dub; especially since 99% of all anime resources at the moment are being spent on the Sailor Moon franchise.

As appealing as a broadcast dub would be I'd rather wait a year for a GREAT dub rather than just a good dub; and there's no guarantee it would even be a good dub if TPTB botch the casting...
said at 7:46 AM on Tue Oct 13 2015

Also AFAIK there's more money to be made from getting it on TV (Toonami) which this anime is pretty much a lock for. Doing a broadcast dub before would lower its value. Why would Toonami pay more $ for a dub that's already available online (legally and illegally)? In that situation Toonami would have more bargaining power than Viz to negotiate a lower cost. While the longer Viz waits, the more the demand grows (fans requesting Toonami) and then Viz can ask for a higher fee per episode.

Making the dub a TV premiere also means more viewers and increased 18-34 year old demographic which = more advertising $ for Toonami
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