Prime Japanese voice actors and theme songs revealed

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  1. Gaokaiser

    Gaokaiser Well-Known Member

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    超ロボット生命体*トランスフォーマー*プライム|テレビ愛知
    超ロボット生命体*トランスフォーマー*プライム|テレビ愛知

    Optimus Prime=Morikawa Toshiyuki
    [main roles]
    Narrator in Beast Wars toy commercials
    Jaguar in Metals
    D-boy in Tekkaman Blade
    Kyosuke Nanbu in Super Robot Wars
    Naraku in Inuyasha
    Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode1~3 & Clone Wars
    Venom in Spiderman3


    Megatron=Fujiwara Keiji
    [Main roles]
    Dinobot in Beast Wars
    Devastor in Micron Legend
    Grimlock in Animated

    Chida Nick in Gobusters
    Jake Martinez in TIGER & BUNNY
    Fudou Zen in Aquarion EVOL
    Holland Novak in Eureka Seven
    Tony Stark in Iron Man movies & anime
    The Joker in The Dark Knight


    Rachet=Tobita Tatsuo
    [Main roles]
    Terrorsaur in Beast Wars
    Quickstrike in Metals
    Nightscream, Signal Flare, Sprung & Buildron in Super Link
    Swoop, Soundwave, Carmine Fanzone & Colossus Rhodes in Animated

    Dantalion in Shakugan no Shana
    Kamille Bidan in Z Gundam
    Burajira in Goseiger


    Bulkhead=Nagasako Takashi
    [Main roles]
    Isaac Sumdac, Snarl & Brawn in Animated
    Rock and Cervantes de Leon in Soulcalibur series
    Grotch in Carranger
    Tyrannosaurus in Abaranger
    Syokyakubanki in Go-onger
    Shovelroid in Gobusters
    Polt in Power Rangers Turbo


    Arcee=Itou Shizuka
    [Main roles]
    Wilhelmina Carmel in Shakugan no Shana
    Boota in Gurren Lagann
    Kotona Elegance in Zoids Genesis
    Tohno Akiha in Shingetsutan Tsukihime
    Kakizaki Misa in Mahou Sensei Negima!
    Kosaka Tamaki in To Heart 2
    Kunogi Himawari in xxxholic
    Ota Nanami in Iron Man anime
    Katsura Hinagiku in Hayate the Combat Butler
    Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars Clone Wars


    Starscream=Tsuruoka Satoshi
    [Main roles]
    Strada in Beast Wars Neo
    Caster in Fate/Zero
    kabaji Mizuki in Prince of Tennis


    Cliffjumper=Sugiyama Noriaki
    [Main roles]
    Uchiha Sasuke in NARUTO
    Ishida Uryu in BLEACH
    Bloo in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
    Billy Cranston in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers


    Jack Darby=Fukuyama Jun
    [Main roles]
    Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass series
    Mutou Kazuki in Busou Renkin
    Hanabusa Aidou in Vampire Knight
    Kraft Lawrence in Spice and Wolf
    Takanashi Souta in Working!

    Raf Esquivel=Kumai Motoko
    [Main roles]
    Kinomiya Takao in Beyblade series
    Li Syaoran in Cardcaptor Sakura
    Hunter Steel in Spider Riders


    Miko Nakadai=Furuki Nozomi


    William Fowler=Nomura Kenji
    [Main roles]
    Jetfire in ROTF
    Yammy Llargo in Bleach
    Sousou Gundam in SD Gundam Sangokushi
    Bloat in Finding Nemo
    Kugayama Mitsunori in Genshiken


    June Darby=Nabatame Hitomi
    [Main roles]
    Margery Daw in Shakugan no Shana
    Arcueid Brunestud in Shingetsutan Tsukihime
    Cindy Campbell in Shinryaku! Ika Musume
    Katsura Yukiji in Hayate the Combat Butler


    Opening theme:「FEELING」(BIGBANG)
    Ending theme:「I Believe in All」(CLUTCHO)
     
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  2. ken8kuhletz08

    ken8kuhletz08 JKC

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    Bumblebee and Optimus's pose look awesome!
     
  3. Transformed

    Transformed 神戸 Member

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    Why does every cartoon in Japan need to have an opening/closing vocal track? Normally, I wouldn't mind it, but American shows brought to Japan and fitted with a Jpop song that wasn't originally planned just, well, sucks. Sorry.
     
  4. spiritprime

    spiritprime Dudes, I'm a girl!

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    Interesting. Although the voice actors don't really interest me because I've never heard of them. It's the opening and ending themes that makes me curious.
     
  5. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Ratchet and Jack have fantastic voice actors. Not sure if Ratchet's a good match, as he's too youthful sounding in all his roles, but he's an ace actor all things considered.
     
  6. Chris McFeely

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    So whaddawe think, what are the chances we'll be caught off-guard by a brand-new opening sequence for the second series in a row?
     
  7. Gaokaiser

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  8. Backpack

    Backpack G1 forever.

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    I wonder what they will do for the opening and closing.... edited footage from the show, new cg, maybe even 2D animation? Can't wait to find out.
     
  9. Chris McFeely

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    Man, I'd murder a dude for some unexpected 2D animation.
     
  10. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    I recognize most of the voice actors. They'll work.
     
  11. Sumner Sturgeon

    Sumner Sturgeon It's not easy being the best~

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    Not a bad cast, I'd say. I was kinda expecting Tessho Genda for Optimus, if only to match up with Cullen in the English version, but this guy works too.

    And I'm surprised no one's made any jokes about Jack wanting to destroy Britannia now.
     
  12. Sprocket

    Sprocket Problematic.

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    Unless Polygon Pictures can somehow magically pull some free time out of their asses, it's not likely. We could be surprised though.

    I was kinda hoping Seizō Katō and Tesshō Genda might reprise their roles, as this Megatron's voice doesn't require nearly as much strain as past ones have, and hell, Tessho's already voicing Optimus in the movies, so why not? Ah well.
     
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    You can listen Morikawa's Optimus voice here:
     
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    This song kills the movie feel of the show:/ However, it is way better than most J-pop songs:jawdropper: 

    After hearing this show in English first (which is beyond awesome), I can't ever imagine watching this in any other language. It just isn't necessary; it'll only be a let down. The North American VAs have set the bar pretty darn high, if you ask me.
     
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    They're all pretty cool. I'm familiar with at least one role for most of them, so I cna do a half-decent mental image of what it'll sound like. I'll be sure to watch an episode or two out of curosity.

    Also, why isn't there a listing for Bumblebee? :D 
     
  16. SouthtownKid

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    Kamile as Ratchet seems weird, But I have to remember that guy has put almost 30 years on his voice since I heard it.
     
  17. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    Pretty intresting choice for cast and music I'd say. :) 

    Can't wait to hear what the theme song is like in Japan! :) 
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    I will laugh my ass off into a quantum singularity if they use 2D animation for the intro.
     
  19. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    It's a shame though that they didn't use Optimus's Japanese G1 voice for this like they did with Peter Cullen here in the USA. Oh well.
     
  20. StarYoshi14

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    Them yelling Transform just kills it for me. Despite the fact that it looks to be a pretty good cast (Japanese voice of Patrick Star is Bulkhead, thats perfect!), the 'japanification' of it just lets me know that I'll never get through an entire episode.

    Japan, we're really sorry what 4Kids did to One Piece, but this isn't the way to get back at us -_-
     

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