Today I was listening to the third Abyss drama CD while walking around the town centre, and I was accosted by a survey-taker and asked in Chinese if I spoke Chinese. I removed my earphones and said, quite naturally, "Hai", and then realised I was speaking the wrong language. Incidentally, the track that had me so immersed was Saisei
, the fifth track.
To sum it all up: 1. Stop making Asch suffer, 2. I adore Luke, 3. And sometimes Asch too."
For some reason after some time with English!Abyss I fell in love with Asch’s English voice, which is quite different from the instinctive hatred I felt for the voice in the J!version. Don’t get me wrong, I love Suzuki Chihiro, and the reason I love him so much is precisely
because he voiced Asch, which is a dramatically different role from the usual characters he plays. If you watch the Angel’s Feather OVA, though, you’ll notice Suzuki’s character Chris Osaka is basically Luke. *grin* Saisei
0.01-8: Anise worrying about Asch. Quite vocally. Unless it was Natalia. But Natalia doesn't use the term Taisa.
0.08-0.10: Asch, you p0rn star
(Apologies. This comes of a listener who's heard Suzuki seme'd by both Inoue Kazuhiko and Takehito Koyasu alike).
0.45-49: GET YOUR HANDS OFF ASCH, SENSEI. Oh wait, that's your sword.
0.50-53: How on earth does someone as sweet and genki and chirpy as Suzuki Chihiro get his voice to go all low and vicious and full of snarl when he's Asch? ♥
1.33-39: Very impressive Negative Gate, Van, but STOP USING IT ON ASCH, it displeases me to hear him suffer.
1.40: If I hear any more girls screaming for Asch, Luke will kick a cheegle.
until 2.00: OW OW ASCH I HURT FOR YOU YOUR PAIN IS MY PAIN AGHHHHHHH how is it that Suzuki manages to suffer so audibly and so viscerally
? If what was just done to Asch is half as painful as what it sounds like, I'm glad this is just a drama CD for now.
2.17: Luke! Luke! <333333 I love how dramatic panic sounds in his voice.
Emits distressing number of hearts over Luke. Omits Luke fangirling, for it is embarrassing.
6.10-6.33: Why Luke/Tear will always be one of my favourite Abyss het pairings. This is where Tear volunteers to help and Luke is worried about and incredibly sweet to her. Well, for Luke. ♥ This is where they're fixing the passage ring.
(... well. My favourite het pairing really is Natalia/Luke.)
7.25-7.39: (in essence) Asch: YOUR CHOUSHINDOU SKILLZ FAIL AT LIFE, DRECK. MUST I DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU?!
8.10-8.22: ... GUY?! GUY?! DUDE, that is the most open declaration of Luke I have ever heard.
In essence, Guy: See, Jade?! He did it! GO, LUKE! THAT'S MY LUKE!
omg Guy you are such a proud father
and supportive boyfriend
when it comes to Luke!
8.58-9.02: Luke's HIRO IMPRESSION. "YATTA!!!!!" omg. I love you so much, you precious thing.
This is when he hugs Tear because he is so happy that he did the Passage Ring trick! Oh, Luke. YOUR JOY IS MY JOY. ♥
This is a transcription of Asch and Luke's voice tests in the English Abyss. I did it a while ago. I found Asch’s the most amusing, because a lot of it was new to me (by choice, I didn’t play him very much.) Asch's Voice Test
1 – 4: Noises I could make BL dramas with
8. That’s enough!
9. Take this!
10. [Incredibly suggestive noise]
11. How could I…?
12. I’ll kill you!
13. He’s gone!
14. How could I do that?
15. This’ll help!
16. [Yet another suggestive noise.]
17. You’re being a bother!
18. What a nuisance!
19. Don’t expect any thanks!
21. Can you take this?! (HAHA Asch, the question is, can YOU?)
22. How could I get like this?! (I loved the ensuing bad thoughts that this one inspires.)
23. Regroup if you don’t wanna die!
24. That didn’t work!
25. Ah, you didn’t like that!
26. I don’t have time for this!
27. You idiot!
28. How pathetic!
29. This is mine!
30. I won’t!
31. That’s enough!
32. Follow me!
33. Follow your orders!
37. You’re gone!
38. Fang Blade!
39. Havoc Strike!
[All attack voices follow]
62. Bring all to ash and ruin!
64. O darkened stormcloud, loose thy blade and run mine enemies through!
[If you watch the English version of Kyou Kara Maou, Yuri Lowenthal as, well, Maou!Yuuri sounds a little like this. Also, did anyone ever tell you you sound like a Shakespearean actor, Asch?]
65. Thunder Blade!
66. Sonic thrust!
67. Feel the roar of lightning!
68. Lightning tiger blade!
69. Be gone!
70. Burning Havoc!
71. I’ll destroy you!
72. Rending Quake!
73. A cold death awaits!
74. Frigid Blast!
77. Be gone!
78. Shadow Fury!
79. Freeze! [Now I can make an Abyss cop drama!]
[Attack voices follow]
85. Come on, let’s go!
86. A pitiful excuse for a fight!
87. Guess you wanna die!
88. Let’s keep going!
89. ‘Course we won!
90. Don’t get cocky, this was nothing!
91. Huh, that’s done!
92. You’re weak – nothing!
93. You’re being a pain!
94. You made me slip up! (It’s all your fault and why does it always raaaiiiiiin on me…)
95. I’ve grown weak! (Howls with laughter)
96. Anybody else wanna die?! (I’m not even going to go there, Asch)
97. You weaklings just keep coming! …Idiots. (Now you’re really asking for it. >D) Luke's Voice Test
3 - 4: [Really suggestive sounds]
6. No way!
8. Bring it on!
9. Take this!
11. …So uncool!
12. You’re gonna pay!
13. No! [desperate]
14. Didn’t make it!
15. [… nah?]
17. Watch yourself!
19. Thanks for the help!
20. Leave it to me!
21. Check this out!
22. I’m so dead! (CRIES)
23. We’re not doing too well!
24. Didn’t work!
25. Found your weakness!
26. See ya!
27. C’mon already!
28. Who’s next!
29. Using this!
30. What do you mean I can’t!?
31. That’s good!
32. Follow me!
33. Like always!
34. Move, move!
35. Dig this!
36. Get out of here!
37. I just keep getting better! (For some odd reason, I find this really cute.)
39. Fang Blade!
63. I’ll crush you!
91. Damn you’re annoying! (I find this cute also)
There is also
this function where you can rearrange and select the voices to play in order. You can go wild with Asch/Luke dialogue! ♥
*goes play with the voices* [Download sound recording
Asch: Aw, you didn’t like that!
Luke: … so uncool!
Asch: A pitiful excuse for a fight!
Luke: Damn, you’re annoying!
Asch: You’re weak! Nothing!
Luke: Like always!
Asch: You weaklings just keep coming! … Idiots.