Senior HTF Member
- Aug 20, 2000
So for this particular film the voice cast was integral in influencing the animators. The animators and character designers would have worked some of the attributes of the actors into the characters. Since Akira was animated to the original V.A performances, replacing the OSL track with an English dub would be problematic at best. I don't care for the English dub of Akira; therefore, I do not watch Akira with the English dub track.
I don't care for most English dubs. COWBOY BEBOP is an exception. The voice actors do a better job in creating personalities for the main characters than the Japanese cast do. If you want to watch a lesser performance, in order to maintain a position on the "correct" way to watch anime, that is your right. I will watch the performance that I think better captures the personalities involved. In this rare case the English dub works better.
If someone feels that the English cast has done a good job and states that he/she would like to see interviews with the English cast, then I don't think someone should be posting telling him that such interviews are, essentially, useless wastes of disc space.
Edit: I keep screwing up on the damn HTML tags.