Objectively speaking, a lot of newer seiyuu(late 2000s-now) are better than those who come before them. They can act better and are certainly more versatile than older seiyuu. Nostalgiafags/pseudo-nostalgiafags might tell you otherwise, but don't believe them.
You should be thankful that the anime industry is now better than ever thanks partly to the ever improving quality of voice acting in anime.
I think the average level has improved somewhat, but I feel like there aren't really any new voices that are as distinctive. The most distinctive voices are relatively old (Wakamoto/Kugimiya/Koyasu) or didn't really make it big for some reason. (Omigawa)
(ignoring OP's silly comments)
Thoughts on Rie Takahashi so far?
On a side note, it's strange how WWW.WORKING has two seiyuu from the other Working series (Tomatsu and Hikasa).
So why is Dogakobo obsessed with hiring newbies for main roles? And how come many of the said newbies don't get major roles again after their Dogakobo show ends?
Easier to say than "voice actresses" which is a bit of a mouthful.
Setting aside what you think of Tsuneki: Ayaneru's finest work?
>not knowing one of Lelouch's seiyuufu
I'm not watching Seiren but I find it really weird how it's expected to sell so poorly.
A week or so later, no one gives a shit about that Hanazawa x Kensho thing anymore
Hmmm I wonder why
I'm definitely sure it's not because of Sphere
Nips never really thought of HanaKana as an idol seiyuu anyway and there were long rumors that she was no longer "pure" so I guess it didn't really come as much of a shock to the Nips.
I just hope Taneda will come back soon. I lost a little bit of my interest in anime ever since she went down.
I've read a rumor that she's recovering quickly and might be back in action soon. I think she was even in an anime recently, I just can't remember which one.
Daisy Days kinda sounds like Minako's Startline
That's what I'd like to know
No idea but Jigoku Shoujo's making a comeback soon I heard.
Will she be in an upcoming episode? ANN lists her but without her role, and I don't remember hearing her. But then I'm a shit a recognizing actors, unless I really take time to think about it I usually just think "Hey, I know that voice" but I can't quite put a name on it.
Not a fan of her personally but I think she's pretty good. While her voice isn't all that distinctive she manages to sound genuine, in a seemingly effortless way. I guess her role as Futaba kinda spoiled her for me as I don't like this kind of exaggeratedly plain character, like Kobayashi this season.
In some of her roles, and as Emilia in particular, she takes a very sweet voice, seductive in a subtle way, and I find that a bit grating, it's like she's whispering to my hear "fap to my character and don't forget to buy the merchandise".
How long have you been in 4chan, son? That was obviously shitposting.
Have some more, then
I figure, she has an "IIE SENPAI", she needs a "Hai, senpai" to balance it out.
>but I feel like there aren't really any new voices that are as distinctive
That's probably becuase, as you said, the average level has improved, so the really good ones don't stand out as much as they otherwise would have.
You guys can try to deny it but cuteness is an important trait for a seiyuu.
This dub of Sing would be amusing to watch only because I want to hear Ayaneru sing in character.
Been going back and watching a lot of early 90's anime for the first time.
What op says is mostly true, although I think there's more too it.
Back then the recording equipment was not as good and often the recording itself sounded very airy and washed out, so it made it sound a bit worse.
The types of rolls have also changed, there are in general way more "Meme" characters in modern anime then there were in the 90's. Sure many tropes still existed, but go watch something like "The idol master Cinderella girls" and half the cast are literally Archtypes. The overly cute girl, the yami no yami chunibyuu girl, the lazy girl, the quiet girl, the genki girl, the nyaa girl, etc..
I think to some extent these types of roles have "one voice" assosiated with them, and are in many cases voice acted in the exact same way from different people. There seems to be an idea of how these archtypes should sound.
So I can understand certain people thinking that modern voice actors don't express the same range of emotions that the older one's did. But I think that is mostly nostalgia, becuase while there are more "meme" voices, there are also more talented ones.
There are far more people working in the japanese voice acting industry than there used to be. Pretty much every role in a show is filled by an actual voice actors/actresses, not a family/friend/people at the studio like they used to be.
There is waaaaay more competition to be the best in the industry now and because of this I there are way more skilled voice actors/actresses than there used to be.
I agree, but I would say that back then they most likely left the characterization to the VA, while nowadays they try to squeeze them into the role no matter what. I know of a recent show where they slightly changed characters because they let the VAs define them personality wise.
Basically, if they have so many actors to choose from, they can pick the one who fits into the archetype the most, I guess.
With how much she likes Zelda, I am surprised Aoi hasn't said anything about Breath of the Wild yet. Maybe she doesn't buy into the open-world meme.
On the other hand, she is on her second playthrough of Nier Automata.
My sister just graduated and is headed out to be a professional seiyuu. She speaks both English and Japanese fluently. I think with the way anime is today, situations like this will be more common, and for more that just the English Language. I'm sure a future Asuka would be played by a German/Japanese actress. At least one who can speak the language. I thank you, anime fans, for making the industry what it is today.
that and it's a very cliquey group.
They literally never audition for roles, they only keep asking the same people over and over again.
There are plenty of people who would like to do it.
Also the pay is terrible because a dub of a niche show is going to have an even more niche audience. The only dubs that are even relatively profitable are the biggest shows of the year.
Honestly Japs are so fucking stupid when it comes to "purity." She's fucking settling down and actually helping the Japanese birthrate with "assumingly" the only person she's ever fucked so how is that in any way inpure?
I still don't know if she's preggo or actually sick because of how close doored her handlers have been, whats the current popular idea?
something about her recently looking washed up and old really gets me going
so who even has any notable talents outside of voice acting? we all know tanechan can draw well
and give birth to healthy babies too
It has slowed down over the past two years or so but I wouldn't say it's over as the Japanese seem to have taken it well and her recent CD release sold well.
Why should anyone give a shit? This industry favors new seiyuu anyway.
Megumi Hayashibara is a registered nurse and would have been a nurse had she not become a voice actress (that was her original course anyway; I think that Pokemon episode with Jessie as a nurse was based on her life experiences or something). Ayako Kawasumi and a number of other seiyuu are also pretty good pianists. Those are the ones that come to mind.
On that note Minako also plays the piano but I couldn't really call that good, just normal (her Tick Tick Tick live event comes into mind)
That reminds me: Nana is pretty musically talented as well: from what I can recall she can play the piano and the harp pretty well.
Anon, I love Minako to death but even I know albeit only subjectively what kind of piano playing is good. I'll give you that singing and playing the piano at the same time takes skill.
So Sphere going into "hiatus" means that as a group they won't be having any live events or singles/albums until 2019 but they'll still be doing [email protected] Sphere and ANNR. The girls themselves will still put out their individual singles. Seems fair enough, IDK.
What's with all the no-name seiyuu retiring lately? Over the past year or so it's become common news for seiyuu to go into retirement. Granted, except for Tomo Sakurai, the seiyuu who announced their retirement were generally unpopular ones with few roles, but it still feels like they're dropping like dead flies. Why?
It doesn't hurt too much given that they didn't disband and are still around both as a group and as solo artists. What would really suck though is if, god forbid, one of them went on hiatus or even retired.
To be fair, she's only limited in what singles she's put out so far (and Fuwa Fuwa Time and that other K-On! song from the second concert, was it U&I?) and we don't get to hear a real demonstration of her skills using other songs so what piano playing we hear from her is "just okay".
Anyone fully scanned Jiffy yet?
Even if Daisy Days sounds similar to Startline I'm still interested in where and how far MuRay wants to take Nansu. Mocho also has some potential.
hidaka rina is the #1 seiyuu i keep forgetting the voice, face, and name of. she even sounds and looks somewhat distinctive.
Plot twist: The child doesn't give a shit about the voice acting industry!
Have a Mocho
Koichi Yamadera is a great seiyuu and all but after seeing this I want to be EXACTLY like Yama-chan.
They've been together ever since they've debuted in the seiyuu industry, now that's friendship