Danmachi English Dub “Hestia Voiced by A Hag!”

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A new PV of Danmachi’s English dub has revealed the actress that will be playing the role of the ridiculously revered (albeit recently dethroned by one particular maid girl) Hestia, certain to generate the usual abundance of blind positivity and vitriolic hate but hopefully proving to be a good thing overall since westerners will now be able to purchase and comprehend the series.

The PV, which shows a side-by-side comparison of the 43-year-old actress and Hestia:

Sentai Filmworks are planning to launch the BD on March 28th.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:08 10/02/2017 # ! Good (+0.7)

    A "hag"? Come on, you can disagree with the casting but you don't need to make it personal towards the voice actress.

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    Comment by Larry
    00:52 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uh... So yeah. Her voice works really well, so...

    haters gonna hate.^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Luci Christian is one of the most overused dub actresses in the industry. They had a chance to cast someone fresh in the role but they played it safe.

    Honestly, I cringe at the sight of dubs with the usual names in it. Its like Funimation/Sentai only have the same couple of VAs to do roles. People like Monica Rial, Luci Christian, Todd Haberkorn(Sp?) etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 11/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You do realize you can say the same for a good chunk of the popular female seiyuu in Japan too, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:20 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    My ONLY issue with them is they have no range of speed usually. Everything is said at the same speed which I can actually understand is a limitation of the source to a degree, but Hestia was going crazy checking him over and she was all the same speed as the previous and following lines.

    Her range is good, she has the experience, it's just that one element of not being able to just hit those Japanese speeds to make the lines land with the intensity and depth they need to.

    She sounds the same asking if he's hurt as if she is scolding him as if she is toying with him. The range is there, I know she can do it, it's just not in use.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    As always, english dubs are ear wrecking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    As a Brit, they always have a special layer of strangeness to them since it sounds American. Like it's my language, but not quite. Makes for a really weird double identity thing, especially in ones where the characters are specifically Japanese. For any Americans, just imagine trying to watch an anime where all the characters have a British accent. Stands out and distracts too much most of the time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:23 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Frankly that doesn't disturb us as much really, although as Eddie Izzard indicated well 20 years ago, all Britons are villains in America, that or the accent of ancient peoples. Like all ancient or fantastical beings are british for us and not because we think that, the accent is familiar and foreign enough to be mysterious for us. Our history is with the UK, but still it's such a drastic difference from us that it's such an easy go-to to just add a slapdash quasi-mysterious and authoritative extra oomph to a character.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I mean its Sentai Filmworks, of course its going to be a shit dub.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why does English dubs all sound forced and out of place...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Complaining about a voice actor's looks makes no sense whatsoever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm actually pleasantly relieved that the Sankaku community seems to be agreeing on that. Normally a pretty spiteful bunch around here.

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    Comment by Tube Worm
    07:52 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because weeaboos are going to bitch about a dub they will never watch, because they already have seen a couple of times.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:05 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Cant hear anything but Nami from One Piece.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hear Tenma Tsukamoto from School Rumble.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:52 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Dubs - showing why subs are superior since like, forever.

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    Comment by Manuel
    08:08 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    What happened? Why would she be voiced by an old person?

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    Comment by Manuel
    08:31 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just heard her voice she doesn't sound like and old lady at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    A huge amount of Japanese voice actors are also pretty old. Asian faces are just good at hiding it until they hit 60 over night somehow. Have you seen Goku's Japanese voice actor? Google those four words, seriously.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:07 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Goku isn't really a fair example since he has been voiced by the same person for 30 damn years. Also Goku is a guy and Hestia is not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:05 11/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    How is that not a fair example, considering it's a hag who does Goku's voice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look, all I care about is how she plays off the jealous/mad-dog mumumumumum thing she does. If she can do it well, I can probably approve.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I found the problem.. Watching Anime in English..

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    the Danmachi abridged series voice actress is really good. Plus she's a cutie that matches her voice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:03 15/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesnt matter much as long as her acting is good, that being said there really needs to be more variety in english dubbs, i always hear the same hand full of people

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    Comment by The_Llamanator
    14:52 12/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Calling her voice actress a hag is pretty mean you know. Also her voice works well for the character so I don't see why you need to insult the actress.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:56 11/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds fine so farm which actually gives me some hope the dub might be decent. You never know with Sentai.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    ~_~ English voice-overs are so bad...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:21 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH NO WEBOS AND OTAKUS ARE ANGRY, what will the world do nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, go get a shower first and buy some deodorant you man children i have bean to conventions and you all stink

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    Comment by darkjoe400
    16:06 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds fine to me (no different from american cartoons voice acting). Of course hardcore sub fanatics will shit on both the actress and her voice over (classy guys). Oh well had a good laugh going through the comments.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:30 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    She actually sounds pretty good. Bell's voice is actually the one which sounds too old.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:48 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hestia makes me think of Noire from Hyperdimension Neptunia, and that's not bad.

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    Comment by FailQuail
    00:46 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like something out of a pokemon episode...
    I could feel my ears starting to implode from that.

    Dubs can be done so well you wouldn't even know they were dubs (example: The Studio Ghibli films) but they seem to be the exception to the rule.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did I just get hit by a 18 wheeler?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hestia was pretty good. it was the other voice actor that was terrible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:43 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    and i thought hestias german voice was bad :^)

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The moment I heard her voice Harley Quinn instantly entered my mind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't even know her how old her VA is based off just watching the first few seconds, she doesn't even sound old.
    The OP sounds irate af, who pissed in their cereal this morning?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:14 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nooooooo! It's like having Jabba the Hutt voice Tohsaka Rin! :p

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    Comment by No Name
    04:05 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Her English voice is MEH. It could have been a lot worse.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:50 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sentai dubs are almost always terrible, but I've always liked Luci Christian. Glad to see her get another role. She hasn't been in much lately.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Luci Christian is in everything dude.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:44 11/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL - If she had a penis, she'd be Greg Ayers- HE IS In Everything.

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    Comment by No Name
    04:05 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least they're not as bad as Fuckupmation's dubs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:52 11/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I object! Really, do the Math- FUNI produces 3-6 dubs a season (4 seasons a year). Sentai does 3-6 Dubs a YEAR?

    Only 1/3 of Sentai dubs are watchable YET, 1/3 of FUNI's dubs have odd casting or miss the mark.

    I'm impressed FUNI treats a Harem/Fan service Anime w/ the same professionalism they treat "Spice & Wolf" or "Evangelion" films. Sentai has glorious dubs that stand the test of time when they "Do it Right"- but that only happens 1-2 a year?

    At least TRYS more often & takes more risks

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    Comment by cpc65
    03:42 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just assumed that "Hag" has some new alternate meaning that I'm not hip enough to know about yet.

    Comment by Anonymous

    weeboos =_= the voice actress, on Hestia is actually decent.

    if I were you try hearing any anime that has been dub by sentai filmworks and you'll know the difference between good VA and Bad VA fucking weebos

    Comment by Anonymous

    Eh, what's so bad about it? The voice fits.

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    Comment by Ishmon16

    Ok her voice fits hestia perfectly! Leave it to Sankaku to call someone a hag based on their age and looks what is this a 12 year old post?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:01 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much this.




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