'sighs' I knew I couldn't trust FUNImation with the voice casting for Kuroshitsuji. I knew they would screw it up, but I can't be completely sure of that yet. 'sighs'
I swear FUNImation doesn't really care for the anime that they licensced. They see it has such a propular peice of merchen dise that they grab it and don't even bother to find the right voices for the roles. This ticks me off. Sure they find voice actors, but I think most of the directors there consentrate more on the actors popularity, or the connections they have with other actors. They don't really think, they don't really take the time like Bandai does for their licensed anime. 'seethes' I hate them.. I ever only once enjoyed a voice cast from them and that was in Hellsing. The director actually bothered to take the time to find the right voice actors for the roles, though they misspelled some of the characters names. Another thing I fear for Kuroshitsuji.
Miss translations. As you know Alucard is spelt with an 'l' not a 'r' and yet they spelled his name in the trailers (and from what my friend told me) the dvd box, as Arucard. Now really.. What if they do the same with Kuroshitsuji as well. What if they spell Bard as Baldo like Yen Press did, or Grell as Grerr. Now really Grerr. Lizzie as Rizzie.. Ciel as Cier... Alright I may be a little melodramatic about that but seriously it could happen.
Now lets not forget the main reason why I am seething. It is the voice cast they picked for Kuroshitsuji. Most concerning the two main roles. Brina as Ciel and T.Michael as Sebastian. Horrible.. Down right horrible. I don't need to hear the english dub yet to know that they just screwed up with that. Brina is just bad at the young boy roles. Reason why- One you can tell that it is a woman lowerring her voice. Two- she is scratchy at it. Three- She is dull with emotions. Four-Void also. Can you imagine a scratchy, girlish, and worst of all too dull with no emotions Ciel. (yes Ciel shows emotion.) Lets not forget that she has a difficult time in getting into the roles of those characters.. I fear for Ciel. Now some of you probably don't care but I doubt Ciel would approve of Funimation for pick someone that would make his voice.. humilating in his opinion.
Sebastian's actor now.. Really T. Michael. I know some of you think that it was a good descission to cast him as Sebastian. I hate to break it to you but really no he is not. T. Michael voice I just find too boring for words. I can go on a 35 page long explination at how boring he is. Sure he gets somewhat of the serious tone right but not very well. I found in all his roles so far that they share something in common. Dull and boring with no emotion what so ever. I honestly do not think that he can handle being Sebastian. After all Sebastian should have a voice that fits his personality which T. Michael does not have. I sometimes wonder if the director picked it because some fangirls commented on it sounding sexy instead of actually fitting the character.. 'sighs'
I'm not sure on the other's roles as of yet but I have a feeling that Grell is just going to be annoying as well as the Undertaker's voice. But I will admit that FUNImation though they pick the worst casts for the roles, that they at least make one match. The one match I can see so far is that of Maylene or Meirin. I know the actor well and I know she can slip into the role of the clumsy crushing maid with a killer nature well.
I must say I am not really looking forward to this at all. I will watch but I know that it is going to be bad, but I am trying to keep up hope (though I also admit it is very low).
I don't care what you say about the commentaries either, they can lie threw lie guys think and listen carefully to them and you can catch the undertone hints at it. Yes, they are nothing but greedy ***** that pick horrible casts. My opinion, everyones opinion on fanfiction.net, and on myanimelist as well.. Well to be honest every true kuroshitsuji fan knows this.. so why am I ranting.. I guess I need to get out so it doesn't bug me everytime someone brings it up.
As for what Sebastian should sound like.. well Ono is probably the only one that can truely capture are demonic butler as Maaya can caputer our darling little earl. Hm.. but Sebastian's voice should as I said capture his personality. Not gruff, not dull and boring, with just sex appeal in mind. My friends quote (and I agree) Sebastian voice has to be smooth like slick and blod like black coffee. Crispin Freeman or even Johnny Depp (he played in Spongebob I don't see why he couldn't anime.) would have been a better choice. (False hope on the Johnny Depp part.)
As for Ciel.. I honestly don't know who should play him but anyone other than Brina P.. Ciel should also run smoothly like slick yet have a cold business savvy tone about him, plus that undertone hurt emotion about him. Well that is just one of my opinions on what Ciel voice has to sound like.. I have many but that is best phrased.
I really wish Bandai had licensed this. At least then we would be certain to get the right voices for the characters. 'sighs' As well as them pronouncing the characters names right. But unfortunately I notice that they mostly license anime with Gundams in it. I bet you they could do it if they had the license.. heck I am almost eager to go to Funimation steal the license and give it to Bandai.
Whoever decided to give FUNimation the license was an idiot. As well as for those who gave Yen Press the license to publish the manga. I swear Kuroshitsuji just cannot get the right luck here. 'whimpers' My poor favorite anime and manga.
Well.. I'll comment again when the it is out. No doubt I will be gagging or possibly wanting to drop it like I want to with Ouran High School Host club. Just prooves how bad they can be.. Also I will say that I do not care about who the **** director is. I did not like Baccano all that much either. To be honest they could have done better then that.. Really. The ADR director for that as Kuroshitsujis' director a bad discission. He screwed up with the casting, and no doubt he'll screw up again with any other anime he gets his grubby little hands on. Jack arses.