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Why don't anime studios just lure weebs off the street with merch to voice English-speaking characters?

For every Japanese VA that can speak passable English there are 10 more that sound like they're choking on their own tongues.
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>>145423535
>japan hiring gaijin
Yeah, sure.
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Yeah dude, while they're at it they should stop using expensive Japanese VAs and just hire random otaku to speak into a microphone.

Wow, why am I so smart.
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>>145423535
Because it doesn't matter how the English sounds?
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>>145423711
God, you clever boy, we wouldn't even need a studio.
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>>145423707
Did you watch the first few episodes of Kabaneri? There's clearly a foreign seiyuu in play.

Did you watch ANY anime yesterday? How many Nguyens and Kie Jims did you see in the credits?
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>>145423535
My Japanese accent would be incomprehensible.
I'd post a vocaroo but I've never done it before.
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>>145423535
>tfw there will never be anything comfier than Sketchbook
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>>145423779
> How many Nguyens and Kie Jims did you see in the credits?
Anon, in-betweens and voice acting are not the same.
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>>145423779
wasn't that guy just a jap who lived in california? the only actual foreigners to voice major anime characters that I know of are the devices in nanoha.
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>>145423779
anon, those are animators.
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>>145423711
Most nips all sound the same anyway.
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>>145424101
I think his name was maxwell powers actually, he seems to have jap heritage though

He probably has the filthy frank thing going on where he has native proficiency in jap and english
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Employment law. Also unless they just happen to be competent Japanese speakers it would be very hard to direct them, and probably make recording much harder for everyone else.

Besides which a native accent with terrible acting doesn't sound good, especially to the intended audience that doesn't care about that.
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Asa-nee is best english speaking female seiyuu
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>>145423535
/r/-ing the compilation
you know the one
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>>145424053
There have been plenty in recent times
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>>145424762
They also all look the same
Fucking chinese deserved to be bombed after pearl harbor
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>>145423779

>There's clearly a foreign seiyuu in play.

Yeah and Max Powers is living the dream. It's an impossible dream to attain but he did. And he will be the very last.
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I agree, sounds good.
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If you speak normally to most japanese people, even using elementary english, they can't understand you.

Batto iffu yuu supeeeku raiku ah terreboh suteliotaipu, zei kannu andastando yuu betta.

It's fucked up, but their broken-as-shit-english teachers learn from their broken-as-shit-english teachers, and it's all emphasis is on reading and drills, next to nothing on speaking or comprehension.

Even if they track down a weeb voice actor/actress with a Japanese level high enough to understand the staff in the studios, the accent (that is to say, not Katakana-go) would overwhelm them.
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>>145427055

>Weird seeing as I know many friends from US going over to teach English in Elementary Schools and such.
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>>145423535
The unsung heroes of Canada.
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>>145427411
> your friends suck at teaching
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>>145427411
>>145428971
I'm doing the same thing.
You can help people progress in Juku, but in the school systems, most people become ALTs. You get sent around to different schools, maybe seeing any one classroom in a given month, and you're lucky if you're given any sort of freedom to teach or warning of where the kids are in the curriculum.

Until highschool, a good chunk of the actual english teachers have barely any grasp of english. Those that do are often coming from a background of teaching highschoolers.

Often times, the teachers aren't even comfortable with the English in the textbooks made for the kids. What is more, they teach English for the sake of kids passing standardised tests (For which they're still woefully unprepared for), not for learning a language.

It's a fucking mess. They need to be teaching the teachers more than teaching the kids.
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>>145423535


>Kate-Ai

A Canadian girl falls in love with Japan.

Unable to confess, she is gifted by a deus ex machina with Japan's phone number. Never minding the strange area code, she immediately calls the country, and is overjoyed to find out that Nihon has a crush on her as well.

But, the next day, when she recounts the previous day's confessions to Japan, she gets no response because Japan is a country, not a person. After some investigation, she finds out that the nation she called is not the same nation she fell in love with. In fact, this Japan doesn't exist in her universe at all. This Nihon is the alternate universe counterpart of her crush, who has fallen in love with her AU self, who too is blissfully unaware of his crush.

After finding out, she slammed her fist into ther palm and said, "SOU NAN DES KARR." Hijinks ensue as they strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip each other with the weapons they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While the two chase their respective loved ones, DRAMA ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of WEEABOO.
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>>145429277
ALWAYS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycfdfinG_P8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXDNGS9V4Us
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4DyTjrruVo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcVGDV67L-g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_rz1bluG_k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLUjMWRCzic
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>>145429277
FINDS A WAY
INDS A WAYF
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DS A WAYFIN
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A WAYFINDS
A WAYFINDS
WAYFINDS A
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FINDS A WAY

KEIT-AI FINDS A WAY
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>>145429277
Stop posting that because it's already a thing.

https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3206139/1/
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>>145429277
>>145429555
Patrick Bateman falls in love with his dubs.

Unable to confess, he is gifted by a deus ex machina with dub-finding bot. Never minding the strange repeating digits, he immediately uses it, and is overjoyed to find out that the dubs have a crush on him as well.

But, the next day, when he engages in more dubs getting ways, he instead acquires singles. Confused by these turn of events, the Wall Street businessman investigates and finds out that the dubs he made is not the same dubs he fell in love with. In fact, the dubs don't exist in this universe at all. They are dubs from an alternate universe, who has fallen in love with the MC's own psycho self, who too is blissfully unaware of their crush.

Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip the other with the weapons they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While they shitpost all over 4chan, DRAMA ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of DUBS.
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>>145429277
It's already a meme, so you don't need to post it anymore.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keit-ai-finds-a-way/
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Because foreigners make up under 1% of the population, and most of those are English teachers, aka retarded babysitters who can't speak a word of nip.

So, you'd have to find someone who already has a decent, high paid job at an actual company, AND they have to be good at acting, AND they have to be willing to work for peanuts. Oh, and if you're hiring them for a bilingual role, they have to have native level pronunciation.

It's just never going to happen.

Here's a fun example of the BEST the country has to offer in terms of a native actor with "English" skill. Nobody there even knows what English fucking sounds like, so there's no point in hiring someone who can speak it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkDfeV_yEmo
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>>145429277
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>>145423733
Even Michael Rivas the voice of tk from angel beats reads his lines in the broken English you come to expect from English in Japanese dub. It's so Japanese people can understand what he's saying if he spoke normal English fast they wouldn't keep up
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>>145423535
Sauce plox?
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>>145429277
This is an even better idea.

Let's just adapt Keit-ai to get the weebs to buy anime.
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>>145423535

>>Why don't anime studios just lure weebs off the street with merch to voice English-speaking characters?

SNK, now called SNK Playmore, did that by finding Westerners living in Japan to voice non-Japanese characters.

For a more /a/-related example, Nanoha as Donna Burke voice the Device Raising Heart.
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>>145429706
I never seen this anime. It sounds like they actually got someone who doesn't know Japanese to do some of the lines phonetically as best they could. Is that actually what happened? Because sometimes she sounds fluent, and other times it sounds like a horrible fandub trying to speak Japanese.
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