Artificial Continuum

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Greetings and felicitations, ladies and gentlemen of the Internet. Anna speaking.

Well, I am rather excited. The other day I was informed by my dear otaku friend, Denise~chan, that the Vampire Knight anime is being dubbed in English. Naturally, being the fangirl that I am, I freaked out. Vampire Knight is probably one of my favorite shoujo manga of all time. I mean, it's practically a soap opera in manga form. It's got vampires, hot guys, blood, unknown incest, and gun-fights. Who doesn't love that?

Sadly, the anime was....okay, I'll just say it, BLECH. The animation was meh, the voice-acting was unconvincing, and the story was completely unconnected to the original plot. I was irked. My favorite manga turned into a bad anime. Grr... But when I heard about this, I was over the moon excited. And then I heard the casting.

Our heroine, Yuuki, has not been cast yet. The main male lead, Zero, will be voiced by former Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, Johnny Yong Bosch, also known as the voice of Ichigo Kurasaki of Bleach and Lelouch Lamperouge of Code Geass. The leader of the vampire class, Kaname, will be voiced by Crispin Freeman, the voice of Itachi Uchiha of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, as well as Alucard of Hellsing. Two more vampires have been voice-casted, the talent includes Vic Mignogna (Edward Elric of Fullmetal Alchemist and Tamaki Suoh of Ouran High School Host Club) and Travis Willingham (Roy Mustang of Fullmetal Alchemist and Zetsu of Naruto Shippuden).

We have some really great voice talent on this anime dub. I really hope this dub will actually be decent. Fingers crossed, fangirls!

Anyway, that's all I have to report. Happy geeking!



Anonymous said...

Again, you're cast list is TOTALLY bogus - Yuki HAS been cast, and all your other characters are wrong.

So tell Denise-chan (or whoever) to get her facts straight, or stop BS-ing you, before you go and write it all over the internet where the companies working on it (i.e. ME) can see it ...

Anna said...

Well, I am very sorry that I got my facts wrong, Anon. I am merely an excited fangirl who heard some news and wanted to share it. Again, my apologies.

Nick said...

So THIS is what he was angry about. Jeez, Anna. Do your research.