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New Seiyuu for Roy, Scar, etc. in Fullmetal Alchemist 2

March 6, 2009 3 comments

As said in Anime News Network, this coming Tuesday, the main seiyuu cast for the Fullmetal Alchemist remake this spring 2009 will be announced in Newtype, Animage and Animedia. Some of the main cast, like the Flame alchemist Roy Mustang and Ishbal survivor Scar, have changed seiyuu. Here’s a rundown of some of the cast with notes on who their old seiyuu were, if they are changed.

Edward ElricPaku Romi
Alphonse ElricKugimiya Rie
Winry RockbellTakamoto Megumi (formerly Toyoguchi Megumi)
Roy MustangMiki Shinichirou (formerly Ohkawa Tooru)
Riza HawkeyeOrikawa Fumiko (Neya Michiko)
Alex Louis ArmstrongUtsumi Kenji
Maes HughesFujiwara Keiji
Jean HavocUeda Yuuji (formerly Matsumoto Yasunori)
Scar Miyake Kenta (formerly Okiayu Ryoutarou)
Vato FarmanHamada Kenji (formerly Murozono Takahiro)
Maria RossNazuka Kaori (formerly Saiga Mitsuki)
King BradleyShibata Hidekatsu
Lust Inoue Kikuko (formerly Satou Yuuko)
Gluttony Shiratori Tetsu (formerly Takato Yasuhiro)
EnvyTakayama Minami (formerly Yamaguchi Mayumi)
Zolof KimbleeYoshino Hiroyuki (formerly Ueda Yuuji)
Isaac Yamadera Kouichi

Personally, I’m a bit disappointed that Ohkawa Tooru is not reprising his role as Roy Mustang. Roy was one of my first anime crushes and I love everything about him. I’ve imbibed that voice into his personality. MikiShin’s voice is good, but it’s of different quality and timbre and I don’t know if I can get used to it. I’m also sad that Okiayu is not Scar anymore, because he’s one of the strongest and most emotional characters in the series. Like with MikiShin, I don’t have anything against Miyake Kenta, but I was hoping they’d keep the original cast, especially with the main.

I guess we can’t have everything, especially since this is a remake that will follow the manga more closely.

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[CD] Pankore/Pun-Colle: Female Seiyuu Punk Songs Renditions

March 4, 2009 2 comments

I have just recently gotten a copy of パンコレ -voice actresses’ legendary punk songs collection-. This is an album composed of six female seiyuu covering songs by punk rock bands. The seiyuu singers are Momoi Halko (Minazuki Chika/Ai Yori Aoshi, Maromi/Paranoia Agent, Maya/Ragnarok the animation), Ikezawa Haruna (Shimazu Yoshino/Maria-sama ga Miteru, Caimie/One Piece, Noriko/Gravitation), Shimizu Kaori (Tamura Hiyori/Lucky Star, Nijou Noriko/MariMite, Aneesha/Heroic Age), Kadowaki Mai (Shokatsuryou Koumei/Ikkitousen, Mimi Usa/Kodomo no Jikan, Hakase Satomi/Negima!), Goto Yuuko (Anya Alstreim/Code Geass, Hanazono Hikari/S.A., Kobushi Abiru/Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei), and Tanaka Rie (Bianchi/Katekyou Hitman Reborn!, Chii/Chobits, Lacus Clyne/Gundam Seed).

Even though they said ‘punk’ in the title, I’m more inclined to think ‘pink’. While listening to the album, I was both amused and mortified at the renditions, wondering if this album was really a great idea. But then again, I’ve seen worse like diet CDs and sheep-counting, so I just dutifully enjoyed the album and tried to give all the songs a chance.

Here is my track-by-track review of the album.

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