Created by Pokejedservo on Apr 1 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday we shall start the Eureka Seven Voice Compare section and its first subject shall be for the main character of the series... RENTON THURSTON! We shall begin with the North American English dub that was released by Bandai in which Johnny Yong Bosch was the one whom voiced Renton. This was a rather surprising role for Johnny Yong Bosch as Renton is certainly one of Johnny's higher voices for sure (and good proof that yes Bosch is capable of doing more than one voice). But still not only does Johnny's voice for the role work fairly well his performance does suit Renton's personality who can go from excitable to having angst issues. Lets just say even though Bosch is doing roles like Renton a little more often it is still an interesting change of pace for Johnny Yong Bosch anyways.
Now believe it or not Eureka Seven is one of the various shows that Animax has made English dubs for the SE Asia TV Market and in this dub Renton was voiced by Hong Kong VA Muriel Hofmann. Yes unlike the Bandai dub apparently the Animax dub tried to be more like the original Japanese version in which a woman was chosen to voice Renton instead of a guy and I must say that I actually liked Muriel as Renton. Muriel's voice for Renton had a more youthful feel as her performance also suited Renton's excitable to moody persona pretty well too. Overall as for voices while both are good I think I will actually go with Muriel a bit more but as for performances both are very good.