Ouch. That dub could have been a LOT better. Dammit Funimation, you hit it out of the park with War on Geminar and now it sounds like you're striking out with this.
Funimation has a history of not being able to properly do comedy. They can't really do pervy either, so when it came to a pervy comedy they should have just left this one for Sentai to pick up. I mean, Goldenboy. Need I say more?
Jamie Marchi has made her mark in anime playing irreverent, happy-go-lucky characters who may or may not be vacuous but who are always overtly sexual 100% of the time. This character, Rias, is not exactly that.
Rias is half Hime, the cold, calculating and conniving borderline dominatrix woman from Princess Resurrection and half Belldandy from Oh My Goddess!.
Rias acts like Issei's mom at times, going from badass to demure at the drop of a hat, which is hilariously creepy, but outside of the normal fare for Marchi. Marchi plays a similar character in War on Geminar but her character has an "older woman, younger guy" quasi-Mrs. Robinson thing going on, which is completely different than Rias' trend of becoming motherly as Marchi's character in War on Geminar doesn't turn off the sexuality, ever, while Rias does.
Who directed this?
It's only a few bits from the first episode. I will allay my judgement Until I see it as a whole. It might take an episode or 2 for the actors to get in stride with the characters. Look at the Dusk Maiden dub as an example, it took Emily Neves, Clint Bickham and Jessica Boone about 2-3 episodes before they got comfortable with the characters (Although Brittney Karbowski was knocking it out of the park with Okonogi the whole time.) Read More...
I am just wondering if anyone else is having problems with the video freezing while the audio keeps going.
I had this problem ever since going to this site watching titles in HD. I consider it to be a flaw in streaming on the player along with a type of computer except for high powered Apple computers. For me though it happens mostly around the opening and ending themes, so I shrug it off. But I would really love for this to get fixed. Now what questions do I ask to report of this? Don't call me lazy, but I just finished mowing around the neighborhood and I'm going to get a snack . Read More...