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Title: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on August 13, 2015, 06:33:45 AM
One of the major stories right now is the interview with voice actress Erin Fitzgerald (nu-Chie from P3, Agnes from Bravely Default, Sorceress from Dragon's Crown, Noire from Hyperdimension Neptunia, and more!)  I'm aiming to interview more voice actors from the games we play because voice over work is something near and dear to me (I myself am a fledgling voice over artist with 4 audiobook narrations to my credit and more to come) and it's just really cool to interview our favorite characters, ya know?  I can say that I interviewed Chie!  

So who are some voice actors you would potentially like to see interviewed?  

VA interviews we have so far:
Jill Melancon: http://www.rpgfan.com/features/Jill_Melancon_Interview/index.html
Erin Fitzgerald: http://www.rpgfan.com/features/Erin_Fitzgerald_Interview/index.html
Vic Mignogna: http://www.rpgfan.com/features/Vic_Mignogna_Interview/index.html
Kira Buckland: http://www.rpgfan.com/features/Kira_Buckland_Interview/index.html
Lucien Dodge: http://www.rpgfan.com/features/Lucien_Dodge_Interview/index.html
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Maxximum on August 13, 2015, 07:31:45 AM
Rolf Saxon - Broken Sword Series
Tara Strong - Multiple games including FFX
Nolan North - Uncharted, Deadpool and a bunch of other stuff
David Hayter - MGS
Troy Baker - Loads of stuff
Jennifer Hale - Pretty much every game known to man.

I know most of these are AAA guys, and not all of them are known for RPGs, but you asked :)
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on August 13, 2015, 10:17:49 AM
All good, Maxx.  Yeah, I have to keep it to actors attached to games that fall under RPGFan's coverage but any and all suggestions are welcome. 

Rolf Saxon and Troy Baker are great suggestions.   

I would be over the moon to snag interviews with AAA talent like Jennifer Hale, Tara Strong, Jonny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, et al, but I think I need a few more interviews under my belt before I can leverage for those.  And I'd love to get an interview with Richard Epcar (Ansem from Kingdom Hearts, Ziggy from Xenosaga).

And since several of you are into smaller/indie games, any suggestions of up-and-comers who you think are great are welcome too.  I'd love to snag an interview with Lucien Dodge who's done a lot of indie games and seems to be getting more name recognition from the big boys. 
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Maxximum on August 13, 2015, 11:12:02 AM
Then how about Ashly Burch - She's climbing to the big leagues but might still be fairly approachable.
Or maybe Logan Cunningham (The narrator from Bastion, among others).
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on August 13, 2015, 04:20:42 PM
Digging the suggestions.  I hope more people chime in with others. 
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Klutz64 on August 13, 2015, 04:25:21 PM
Had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Landa (ToX's Leia) at Anime Boston this year and she was an absolute joy to talk to. I'd love to see a full interview with her. Just don't mention Alpacas or that might be the whole interview right there.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on August 14, 2015, 05:15:32 PM
When I think alpacas, I think School Idol Festival.  

Good suggestion, though. She seems cool.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Tooker on August 14, 2015, 05:31:15 PM
I'll be going to an alpaca ranch next month!
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: EmeraldSword on August 18, 2015, 03:41:39 PM
I got one for you Dinecrest that you may be feeling it. Pun intended. I think any of the vocal cast of Xenoblade Chronicles would be awesome. We've seen a lot of memes and members here quoting now famous expressions that are now recognizable as a result of using them often. It's that irresistible English accent that most of westerners all like. Well acted dialog that leaves the gamer watching the whole cut scene without skipping onto further gameplay and allows the gamer to immerse themselves in the game plot. That was one of the many reasons I dumped 100+ hours into Xenoblade Chronicles. I'm dying to know if they're bringing back the same dubbing studio to handle Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on August 18, 2015, 09:02:52 PM
I'm not too familiar with Xenoblade Chronicles, so I definitely want to see some of these memes and popular expressions.  This way, I can gain familiarity with the characters and try and approach their respective actors. 

A lot of great suggestions here folks.  I hope I can make at least some of them happen.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Nilson on August 18, 2015, 09:11:47 PM
It'd be interesting to track down some of the real early voice actors - people who worked on like Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, for instance, from the late 90s.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dice on August 19, 2015, 08:07:55 PM
I got one for you Dinecrest that you may be feeling it. Pun intended. I think any of the vocal cast of Xenoblade Chronicles would be awesome.

(http://i.imgur.com/8IYHext.gif)

BRILLIANT IDEA.
IT'S REYN TIME~!!!!!!!

Unfortunately, Melia might be a bit too popular these days to get hold of.  But that'd be a win-win for two fandoms.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Agent D. on August 20, 2015, 01:54:55 AM
David FUCKING Hayter, please.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: divingfalcons on August 20, 2015, 05:35:02 PM
I've got to pop Matthew Mercer and Liam O'Brien into the mix. I'm a big fan of both of them and their work.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on September 05, 2015, 08:22:33 PM
D- As much as I'd want to reach out to David Hayter, he hasn't really had any notable roles in the types of games RPGFan covers.  He's brilliant as Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid games, but RPGFan doesn't cover those.  I said earlier that I'm limited to interviewing actors whose work is/was/will be in games that fit RPGFan's coverage. 

Several of the other suggestions made here are duly noted.  There are some I hadn't thought of.  One gent I definitely want to try and interview is Richard Epcar (Ansem in Kingdom Hearts, Ziggy in Xenosaga). 

There is another interview I have in the works, so look forward to that. 
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dice on September 05, 2015, 10:22:14 PM
As much as I'm "eh" about her, Wendee Lee is a HUGE talent (I'm only 'eh' because she's literally in every project ever these days), both voicing and directing I believe.

Matt Mercer is getting up there, Laura Bailey would be amazing,Troy Baker if he ain't too busy (:P), Johnny Young Bosch
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: IndoorBoy on September 12, 2015, 03:24:42 PM
No love for Yuri Lowenthal?
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Klutz64 on September 12, 2015, 06:49:27 PM
IMO one of those voices that is so prevalent and with such little modulation between each character that it's impossible not to hear each of his characters as just an amalgamated collective.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dice on September 13, 2015, 12:01:44 AM
IMO one of those voices that is so prevalent and with such little modulation between each character that it's impossible not to hear each of his characters as just an amalgamated collective.

Which reminds me. Nolan North: Amazing range; typecasted.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on September 13, 2015, 06:54:26 AM
My favorite Yuri Lowenthal role was Gig in Soul Nomad.  His performance was infinitely better than the Japanese voice.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: IndoorBoy on September 13, 2015, 05:53:00 PM
I always mix his name up with the main character of Tales of Vesperia, Yuri Lowell
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Arklight on September 21, 2015, 03:27:28 PM
How about Kaiji Tang? He seems like a cool guy.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on September 26, 2015, 06:49:24 AM
Check the front page- I interviewed Vic Mignogna (aka Junpei from P3)
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Maxximum on September 27, 2015, 03:25:24 PM
Check the front page- I interviewed Vic Mignogna (aka Junpei from P3)

You mean "the other" Captain Kirk :)
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on September 27, 2015, 04:43:49 PM
Yes, and he brought Edward (Fullmetal Alchemist), Junpei (P3), and a bunch of others to the party.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on January 23, 2016, 12:24:40 PM
UPDATE: Another couple of voice actor interviews are in the works. 

I'm glad the interviews with voice actors is something that resonates with folks here.  
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on March 03, 2016, 06:04:26 PM
Kira Buckland interview is live!   http://www.rpgfan.com/features/Kira_Buckland_Interview/index.html

EDIT: I thought Kira's most interesting insight was how she would cringe when directors would sometimes ask her to intentionally mispronounce Japanese words to maintain consistency with other actors and such. 

You know, in doing these voice actor interviews, I'm always struck by how vividly distinct their personalities all are and how they bring out different feelings in me.  

Like, Jill Melancon is someone I'd want to collaborate on an audiobook with.  Erin Fitzgerald is someone I'd want to have a beer with (even though I don't drink.)  If Vic Mignogna was teaching a class, I would love to take it.  And Kira is someone I'd want to wreak espresso-fueled havoc at a convention with while wearing my Gambit costume.  
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on March 07, 2016, 03:47:56 PM
Lucien Dodge's interview is up http://www.rpgfan.com/features/Lucien_Dodge_Interview/index.html



You know, in doing these voice actor interviews, I'm always struck by how vividly distinct their personalities all are and how they bring out different feelings in me.  

Like, Jill Melancon is someone I'd want to collaborate on an audiobook with.  Erin Fitzgerald is someone I'd want to have a beer with (even though I don't drink.)  If Vic Mignogna was teaching a class, I would love to take it.  And Kira is someone I'd want to wreak espresso-fueled havoc at a convention with while wearing my Gambit costume.  

...and keeping in line with this sentiment, he strikes me as someone I would want to "My Dinner With Andre" with.  
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Daggerstrike on March 10, 2016, 05:11:57 PM
Scott Menville would be great
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: insertnamehere on March 24, 2016, 05:05:16 AM
Keifer Sutherland, because trolling the people that wanted David Hayter

They probably don't voice much anymore (for rpg's at least, I guess) but it would be pretty cool to get interviews from any of the voice people in this (http://store.steampowered.com/app/389900/) game.
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on October 22, 2016, 07:11:42 PM
Since the English cast list for Persona 5 has been posted in our news feed (http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2016/5455.html) I'm reaching out to them to see if I can get any interviews.

UPDATE: We have some incredibly cool voice actor interviews in the works.  

UPDATE 2: We interviewed Xanthe Huynh! http://www.rpgfan.com/features/Xanthe_Huynh_Interview/index.html
Title: Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed?
Post by: Dincrest on April 04, 2017, 06:28:20 PM
http://www.rpgfan.com/features/Robbie_Daymond_Interview/index.html

Interview with Robbie Daymond (Prompto, Sorey, Goro Akechi) is a go, and this one is a special treat, as it's an audio interview as opposed to a text one.