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For those who didn't see the thread: http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/f228/members-bmgf-125647/
And it seems SOVA has expanded, a quote:
They deserve to once again bring life to the dub. Due to Pokemon's numerous changes however, we'd also like to expand our scope. In addition to supporting the original voices of Ash, Jessie, James, etc. some of you may wish to advocate further restoration of the classic Pokemon anime. Such goals may include;
This guy is the best thing to happen to the anime section of Bulbagarden for years. While I don't agree with everything he says, (its possible to not like Ash's Gliscor, is he craaaaazy?), he posts his opinions in such a blunt manner but backs them up with some real merit.
My only gripe is he didn't come to Bulbagarden back in 2005 when I did. I could have used him (yes, I enjoy using people with similar interests), to my advantage during the old debate threads about characters back
On one hand what I like about Best Wishes is the enjoyable cast. I like the characters better (sans Trip), and all the main cast and rivals. On the other hand, DP had much better storylines, battles, character development, rivals and villains.
So with DP I watched more for the storylines and battles rather than the cast, yet in Best Wishes its the opposite. Now I watch more for the main cast and not so much for the storylines.
Its amazing how the anime switched off
Although this was a long time ago now, back in 2006 when the the PUSA dub started for the first time, there was a group on the forums called SOVA who thought they could petition to get the 4kids VA's back.
They were admirable in their efforts and at the beginning I supported them. Voice changes in any cartoon are usually for the negative, and at the beginning the PUSA VA's weren't used to their roles. Unfortunately given the group was disorganized and comprised mostly of teenagers,
A lot of people have wondered why I don't really rant about Iris or say much negative about the character, unlike fellow ranting fiends like Wolverine. Let's flashback:
Originally I liked Iris simply on the basis that she was not another coordinator. Not that I disliked Contests, I quite enjoyed them, its just that I didn't want three coordinator girls in a row. But once that worn off, there had to be some other hook about Iris.
- I don't mind the sidekick female