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The Official Voice Actor Discussion Thread



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Re: Everything Ansem Says In Kingdom Hearts I (Ripped, No Music)

It might be a more difficult process for KHII, but I really want to make a similar video for Xemnas.
If you do, I will be so very grateful. Paul St. Peter is absolutely perfect for the role of Xemnas and I loved how he played the character.

On a similar note, has it ever been discussed or determined why Xemnas has a different voice from the other Terranort incarnations? Ansem SoD and Terranort himself share a voice actor, but Xemnas isn't the same. It's been bugging me lately. It may not even be significant, but I'm sure someone here has an answer. Thanks in advance. :x
 

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Re: The Official VA Discussion Thread

Funny how when you look at it in that context, people have been bitching about not having Billy Zane for endless years based on 4 minutes and 23 seconds of voice acting.

The battle quotes make it more than five minutes.

But it's the best four minutes and twenty three seconds of voice acting in the series, and it made Ansem (an otherwise completely cliched villain) a memorable character based soley on his voice alone. That's powerful. And it just sort of bugs me to see them do something so special with this character only for us to never hear it again.

Richard Epcar is a much better Xehanort than he is an Ansem. I would like for their to be three voice actors for the Xehanort forms.
Xehanort Whole Form: Richard Epcar
Xehanort's Heartless: Billy Zane
Xehanort's Nobody: Paul St. Peter
 
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Re: The Official VA Discussion Thread

But it's the best four minutes and twenty three seconds of voice acting in the series, and it made Ansem (an otherwise completely cliched villain) a memorable character based soley on his voice alone. That's powerful. And it just sort of bugs me to see them do something so special with this character only for us to never hear it again.

Richard Epcar is a much better Xehanort than he is an Ansem. I would like for their to be three voice actors for the Xehanort forms.
Xehanort Whole Form: Richard Epcar
Xehanort's Heartless: Billy Zane
Xehanort's Nobody: Paul St. Peter

It's not going to happen, my friend. Billy Zane's been gone for eight/ten years now (depending whether or not you count the original CoM) and Richard Epcar has consistently improved with each new game. Yes, Zane gave a great performance in KH1, but at this point there isn't much point talking about getting him back for the role.
 

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Re: Everything Ansem Says In Kingdom Hearts I (Ripped, No Music)

[video=youtube;JHqh3QmUkvc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHqh3QmUkvc[/video]

Best four minutes of voice acting you will ever hear.

That's freaking awesome! next time I make a KH trailer this will get to good use :) (if you don't mind)

ps. I'm the one who requested something like this on your xemnas video
 

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Re: The Official VA Discussion Thread

It's not going to happen, my friend. Billy Zane's been gone for eight/ten years now (depending whether or not you count the original CoM) and Richard Epcar has consistently improved with each new game. Yes, Zane gave a great performance in KH1, but at this point there isn't much point talking about getting him back for the role.

I never said I expected him to come back. I am just defending the point of view of those who think that he was amazing, like myself.
 

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Re: The Official VA Discussion Thread

I never said I expected him to come back. I am just defending the point of view of those who think that he was amazing, like myself.

There is no doubt he was amazing. I don't hear many people arguing against that point.
 

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I wish Billy would do the complete xehanort form in kh3. But i dont think that is going to happen.

For MF/YX, it should be more of a child-ish voice, like sora/riku. He does have an original voice in the trailer right, and it sounds young like vanitas'. I just hope that he has a bad-a$$ voice in english.

And for kh3, Mr. Epcar would be cool, if they dont find someone else.

What if there was like a fusion of the different xehanort voices in one of his new forms../
 

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Re: The Official VA Discussion Thread

Billy Zane was awesome, but so is Richard Epcar. I really couldn't give a crap about Zane anymore though, because Epcar is Xehanort/Ansem for me.
 

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Re: The Official VA Discussion Thread

I honestly think we were spoiled by Billy Zane's amazing voice acting.
 

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I think you guys need to let go, honestly.

He was good but you've put him on a pedestal.
 

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Oh believe me, I think of Richard when I think of Ansem, SOD
 

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I don't doubt it, nor am I saying there's anything wrong with having him as a preference. It's just kind of ridiculous to keep pining after him. My comment wasn't solely directed at you either.
 

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Re: The Official VA Discussion Thread

I agree that Billy Zane is indeed a great voice actor for Ansem Seeker of Darkness, but we, the fans, have to face the fact that he may not come back to the kh series. BESIDES, Richard Epcar is one hell of a VA, and we are honored to have him be the voice. :3
 

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Billy Zane is amazing, he'll always be Xehanort to me. But, while Richard Epcar's rendition keeps making me think Dr. Eggman (it's his beefy voice), he had improved a lot since, so I've grown to like him too. I just wish they got someone with the same sound as Billy Zane for consistency instead of getting someone who played an Akio Otsuka role. Ah, well.
 

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With that voice Billy Zane can have my keyblade, he can stick that darkness in me any day, he's the best KH VA there is. period.
 

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Re: The Official VA Discussion Thread

I wonder how long it took him to record it?

Oh, and...
[video=youtube;jZc1cUqroHI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZc1cUqroHI[/video]
I really have to make a video for this.
 

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Re: The Official VA Discussion Thread

Billy Zane should sing the next KH game's theme.
 

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I wonder how long it took him to record it?

Oh, and...
[video=youtube;jZc1cUqroHI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZc1cUqroHI[/video]
I really have to make a video for this.
he said darkness. lol he said DARKNESS, doesn't get much better then that.
 

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Re: The Official VA Discussion Thread

LOL, oh God, I love that I have the same birthday as that guy. Not that its special or anything, but still.
His diction is great, he is such a talent when voicing characters. And he truly does have a perfect villain voice.
 
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