Sailor Moon Dub Voice Director Writes Tell-All Book
posted on 2014-07-10 20:00 EDT by Lynzee Lamb
Roland Parliament, the voice director of DiC's original Sailor Moon dub, penned a tell-all book about the process of bringing the English version of the anime to life. Sailor Moon Reflections details Parliament's process of bringing show to life and describing the "attention to detail that went into making the English version of Sailor Moon the standard by which all English translations of foreign animations are judged."
The book contains a forward by Sailor Moon voice actress Terri Hawkes, who writes:
If you are a current or aspiring voice actor, writer, director, agent or producer, there is wisdom in the following pages. If you are interested in the history of Canada's performing arts, consider this work an essential chapter. If you are a lover of anime, regard this treatise as a ‘must read’ — an important piece to the puzzle called ‘the gateway to anime’. If you are simply a fan of Sailor Moon, prepare yourself for an incredibly rare and delicious treat.
As to why Parliament wrote the book, the website says:
What I do want to do is to share with the reader my observations about how this series came to be what it is, and to dispel any rumors that may exist, as I know them. Keep in mind that this is told from my perspective only, based on what I saw, heard and did, and may be contrary to the actual facts. The second thing I want to do is to share with budding voice actors the way to go about getting into this business.
The book will be available as a softcover ($20), hardcover ($30), or e-book ($4.99), and can be pre-ordered from the book's website.
The 200-episode classic Sailor Moon series is getting a new dub by Viz Media with Stephanie Sheh as the titular heroine. The new Sailor Moon Crystal anime premiered earlier this month.
Voice Actor Masakazu Morita to Attend K: Missing Kings' L.A. Screening
posted on 2014-07-10 04:30 EDT
U.S. theaters & showtimes listed with Canadian release planned for late September
Film distribution company Eleven Arts announced that the upcoming animated film K: Missing Kings will debut theatrically in the United States on July 18 at L.A.'s Downtown Independent theater. The screening will include a Q&A session with the film's voice actor Masakazu Morita (Yukari Mishakuji) and producer Gou Nakanishi (Flowers of Evil, Fafner, Knights of Sidonia).
Eleven Arts plans to screen the film in over 45 theaters across the U.S. starting on July 18. The company also plans to screen the film in Canada starting in late September. The Eleven Arts website lists theater and ticket information for the U.S.
Moviegoers in both the United States and Canada will receive a special edition B4 sized movie program (pictured above), while supplies last.
Anime Expo in L.A. and Japan Expo in Paris hosted the world premieres of K: Missing Kings last week — before the film opens in Japan. The film will open in Japan this Saturday.
The band angela is performing the theme song "Different colors." The song's CD single will go on sale July 12, the same day as the film's opening in Japan. A drama CD of the spinoff manga Gakuen K went on sale with angela's "This is Love" and "Shunkashūtō" (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) songs on July 9.
The official website for the film outlined the story:
[Note: Highlight the text below for the story, which contains spoilers for the end of the television series]
The television anime premiered in 2012, and Viz Media streamed it in North America as it aired. An English dub streamed on Viz's Neon Alley service. Viz released the series on Blu-ray and DVD.