August 4th, 2006

Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA

Tales of the Abyss English Dub

Download Tales of the Abyss English Dub here. All that's on the site is here, and the files have been renamed so you know what you're getting when you open the video. I'm sorry the Jade voice is in the WHAT THE FONON video because WHAT THE FONON, DUDE, I love Largo's voice more than Jade's, how did that happen?! :D English trailer included!

sushihane kindly linked me to the Tales of the Abyss English Dub Samples.

All of us who've seen/heard it are having a massive collective breakdown here.

God, but I'm still so thrilled about Abyss in English! I know I'll lose Koyasu and SUZUKI, WHY DO I HAVE TO LOSE SUZUKI, and even the desu no which has no English equivalent, but, I mean, LUKE'S HAVOC STRIKE AND GUY'S DEMON FANG. I have this feeling that it's going to be totally different in English, and I can't wait! And most of all, being able to understand every word the minute I see an expression or a reaction, and being able to actually play this game without having to run off every 15 minutes for the translation! (Although I just might be running off every 15 minutes to bang my head against the wall at every new translation gaffe, but at least it will be funny when it is not being utterly excruciating. XD)

But then again, I'm a different case, because I have been disowned many a time by a fellow anime fan for admitting that it was English dubs that first got me interested in anime. And being the kind of person who enjoys unfunny jokes precisely because they are unfunny, I sometimes get one hell of a kick from watching dubbed shows. They're fascinating!

MIEU'S ENGLISH VOICE REMINDS ME OF FINDING NEMO.

Also, Fonim = Fonon, unless something drastic happens between now and release.
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA

Tales of the Abyss Official Artwork and upcoming releases

If the replica won't come to the Abyss, the Abyss will come to the replica. Wearing one crazy grin and with a lifetime's supply of doujinshi. *smirks* I'm having great fun going about this tropical island to find out how many places I can bring Abyss doujin to. ; ) I bought 30 doujin in Tokyo (I stand amazed at my own moderation), and ten of them were for others and not for me. :D So far, I've been back for about six days, and five people on four separate occasions have been subjected to the LOOK WHAT I BROUGHT BACK FROM TOKYO!! happiness, and you can BET that count's gonna rise. In the next 18 hours, IT WILL.:D XDDDD The doujin post is gonna be another post, but this post is all official Abyss. I've been spamming raethes and broken_melodie intermittent bits of this, and of course the four people up there have had this in stereo and surround sound, so here goes! XD

Out of all the official Tales of the Abyss Luke artwork, this is the one that I love the best. It's the bigger version of the Luke in my icon. I found it in the Forest comic store in Shinjuku, which is also where I discovered I can sight a one-inch photograph of Luke from ten metres away. This is the Abyss artwork that had Niisan laughing so hard at me for the way I reacted to it.

Me: "It's ... IT'S LUKE! Oh my God! HE LOOKS SO HAPPY! He's ... HE'S WINKING! HE LOOKS SO HAPPY AND I WANT HIM TO BE HAPPY AND HE IS HAPPY AND..." *is overcome*
Niisan: *LAUGHING AND LAUGHING SO HARD*
Me: "I'm not crying!!" ... not very much! But I was so happy!

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You might be amused to know that the original image itself is as tall as your finger. Scanning at 1200 dpi does wonders! And makes my computer run out of memory.

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There were also two types of Abyss trading cards. One was approximately ¥420 , and the other, which was drop-dead gorgeous, was ¥6300 The entire sets were framed on the walls of Animate. You should have seen me glued to the walls when I realised that. The only thing that saved me from that set was the fact that I'd seen all the artwork before (it's existing cutscene/game artwork), and the fact that I wasn't going to spend approximately $90 on trading cards. I'm crazy but not that crazy yet. It was also because in Japan I thought of currency in terms of vending-machine-toys and doujinshi. Saved me a lot of money (which I spent on doujin, but STILL). The following image is from the artwork in the latter set, which is official art we've all seen before, but THEY ACTUALLY PUT IT TOGETHER IN THIS WAY. Now if I were Luke, THIS would be the poster on my wall.

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Now the next image is one Niisan texted me from London to tell me about. "Luke and Tear in Animedia" is all the impetus I need to race off into a half-hour conversation cross-continental conversation on WHAT?! WHAT?! FOR REAL?! ABYSS MADE IT TO ANIMEDIA?! xD Advert also says there'll be a whole bunch of Abyss merchandise, so I'm really looking forward to that. I saw the Abyss postcards and nametag stickers in Ikebukuro's Animate. They're existing art, though, still very pretty! I didn't get them in favour of picking up Book 3 of the Abyss novel (totally need to scan that, too). Anyway:

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The Tales of the Abyss manga is being serialised (I think) in this magazine, and this is the one I picked up when I was in Japan. I laughed so hard.

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Just wanted to say I'm reading this damned funny manga by Takagi Ryou (whom I became interested in via KKM, when she had a pirate take a prince named Yuuri captive), because she's DONE IT AGAIN with a manga called Ousama game, where this prince grew his hair long in order to become his Niisan's replica, and he gets captured by the enemy country and his hair is cut and it is a plot point and it is really really really fun for all the wrong reasons. Not to mention Takagi Ryou's art is always pretty. *goes back to reading*

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