Christian Rants (2) - Please stop bashing voice actors.
by, 26th August 2012 at 08:13 PM (957 Views)
When i was going thruogh my operations that cost me my vision, I started watching Pokemon in the hospitals and Hotel rooms. I eventually became a fan of pokemon to the point where one time in the winnipeg airport i bought Pokemon The First Movie. Sinse then i started watching the anime on YTV every weekday and saturday. I'd get up early to watch it, and i'd even sit in front of the TV at supper just to enjoy the show. (note i say watch 'cause it suonds normal) So, sinse that visit to the airport after my last big operation that cost me my sight, i became addicted to Pokemon. It grew on me more and more over the years to the point where whenever i flew to Winnipeg and Vancouver, i'd check every mall for Pokemon Movies. Heck, to this day, i still look for the latest pokemon movie.
Like many, i grew up hearing the old english voice actors such as Veronica Taylor and Maddie Blaustein (RIP), and i never will forget or stop loving the 4kids VAs. I was fine when the company changed, though I didn't like Ash's new voice at first. I didn't recognize it at first with the new bgm and voices, untill i heard Pikachu's voice. Then i realized what it was and still watched it. Over the years sinse PUSA or now, TPCI has done the english dub, i've noticed great improvements. I also noticed the returning of voice actors such as David Brimmer (Dr. Rpoctor and Victor) and Jason Griffith (Sir Aaron). So, i just went with the changes and still kept my dream alive of doing voice over on Pokemon. I even came up with the sudinym i use as my user name for when i become a voice actor. But ever sinse PUSA took over, i've noticed the voice actors getting a whole shit load of hate. I think that needs to stop. I have no problom with SOVA, hell, i support SOVA. but what i hate is when people send Sarah Natochenny hate messages and death threats for not sounding exactly the same as Veronica Taylor. I'm sure that Veronica wouldn't want you to send Sarah death threats, correct me if i'm wrong, which i'm not. Though i think james sounds rather homosexual now adays, i do acknowledge the fact that he's voiced by a 4kids voice actor. Yes, Billy Beach is Jimmy Zoppy, who voiced Gary in the first episode, and who has done many roles in the 4kids dub of the Pokemon Anime. Though is was sad to see Maddie Blaustein cut from the cast in 2006, i was glad that PUSA let her come back before she died in 2008, bless her. Maddie would not want people to start bashing the hell out of Sarah Natochenny, after all, she 's doing her best. And before anyone goes mental on me, i do love the 4kids dub as stated above. I think that the 4kids VAS were awesome, and like i said, i'm glad that TPCI is bringing back many VAs to the show. Recently, Stuart Zagnith and Kerry Williams returned to do voices for the anime, which really made me happy. PUSA/TPCI is bringing back 4kids VAs, SOVA is working. I'm sure that Veronica Taylor will come back before 2015, and if i'm wrong, then i will get a PM by Axew. Rachael Lillis and Maddie Blaustein (RIP) returned already, same with Stan Heart (Stuart Zagnith) and Kerry Wiliams, who voiced characters almost equally famous to Ash. So untill the day Veronica returns and even after that, stop bashing Sarah, stop cursing her and stop sending TPCI threats and hate. What you could do is if you know how she can improve then by all means tell her, but don't say stuff like "STAY OUT OF POKEMON!" because it's been proven that she will be staying in the pokemon cast. Just stop being crule please, hatred only destroys the soul. Keep hope alive, join SOVA and if you like, and quit hating on new VAS. Remember this, in show business, it's not always good to stick to the status quo, i don't care what Highschool Musical says. Thank you.