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How is hentai anime voicing recorded?

According to my research, many sources point to the normal anime approach. It's not really different than a normal anime with occasional ero scenes. A blog from Pink Pineapple (Japanese, possibly ...
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Anime dubbed by original voice actors

The most prominent example that comes to mind is Pokémon, which has used Ikue Ohtani's voice for Pikachu for almost the entire series.
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Why do anime films tend to use film actors to voice the anime instead of professional seiyuu?

There are two aspects we can discuss on this topic. Some directors like Miyazaki prefer to hire film actors. He said anime seiyuu is too optimized for anime and does not sound natural. Seiyuu is good ...
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Why don't anime studios hire native English speakers?

From time to time non-native Japanese speakers are employed as voice actors in Japan, but it's very unusual. A more ambitious anime production might use native speakers of other languages to voice ...
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Why does Ayaka Ohashi have the nickname "Hego-chin"?

Her Japanese Wiki page tells us the origin of that nickname: 愛称 愛称の一つである「へごちん」は、2013年にweb番組『五十嵐裕美のチャンネルはオープンソースでっ!』にゲスト出演した際、「頭へ ゴチン」を「頭を ヘゴチン」と読み間違えたことが由来。さらに省略されて「へご」とも呼ばれるようになった。 My translation ...
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Why do characters repeatedly say other characters names?

While the Japanese language does have various words that are second person pronouns, the most natural way that doesn't have any hidden meaning behind it of referring to the other person is using their ...
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What do Seiyuu do after they are no longer at the peak of their fame?

What I'm asking here is what most seiyuu do after they are no longer famous Firstly, the assumption that other professions with an early retire age generally have a following job that most workers ...
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Does anyone know Vic Mignogna's (Edward Elric's VA) email address?

Looking Vic Mignogna up gives me his website. His contact page lists his email and also has a mail-to link, although the linked email and the email listed are different from each other. Mignogna is ...
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How are Engrish/language barrier jokes dealt with in English dubs?

The answer for Kiniro Mosaic is that ... the anime was never dubbed in English so they never had to worry about it. More generally, it will depend a lot on the way the dubbing company chooses to ...
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Are non-Tokyo dialects common in anime?

The answer depends on your definition of "common". Most anime don't include dialects or accents, so in that sense it's not "common" however it's not unusual for a show to do so. There are quite a ...
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Who is voicing Hattori in Gintama The Final?

According to the answer in Yahoo Chiebukuro, the movie pamphlet has Toshiyuki Morikawa listed as Hattori's character voice. The Wikipedia article also lists him as Hattori. He also plays as Isaburo ...
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How are Engrish/language barrier jokes dealt with in English dubs?

I know Assassination Classroom had an issue with this. In the original Japanese the plot has the characters facing off against American foreign exchange students in a sports festival game. The US ...
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Where can I watch Seiyuu shows?

Hanazawa Kana's Hanazawa Kana Hitori de Dekiru kana: You can listen to this radio program on Thursday, 23:00-23:30 Japan time, by visiting the following URL: https://www.uniqueradio.jp/form/form5.php. ...
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Do anime with more ecchi scenes pay their seiyuu more than non-ecchi anime?

No, Seiyuus do not get pay more for voicing h scene in anime. In anime, all seiyuus have a fixed salary per episode. As long as he/she appeared in an episode, he/she is going to get paid the same ...
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Do anime with more ecchi scenes pay their seiyuu more than non-ecchi anime?

From what I have read, eroge voice-work is not a desirable path. The pay is less, although I'm not sure how much exactly. I think voice actors are generally paid by the word, and long/complicated ...
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Who is the voice actor of Shouya's mother in Koe no Katachi (The Shape of Voice) movie?

Shouya's mother, Miyako's CV is credited as ゆきのさつき/雪野五月 (Yukino Satsuki).
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Anime dubbed by original voice actors

As a matter of fact, Mari Iijima reprised her role as Lynn Minmei in ADV's 2006 English dub of the 1982 anime Super Dimension Fortress Macross. Unfortunately I can't find any clips of the dub, but ...
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Why do seiyuu famous for doing eroge still use alias?

H-actors and eroge seiyuus indeed use aliases because of following reasons: 1. Avoiding union penalties and expulsion (legal reason) The Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) is a union most voice actors ...
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Are female voice actors cheaper in Japan?

Nope. But it's way easier for a woman to imitate the voice of a child boy than for a man, and many anime characters are supposed to be pre-voice change.
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Who is the voice actress for the 'young' Nori-chan from the anime Kiznaiver?

They aren't played by the same person. Who is the voice actress for the 'young' Nori-chan? Teenage Sonozaki is played by YAMAMURA Hibiku, but child Sonozaki is played by 財前咲良 (probably read "...
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How long does it typically take for popular anime to be dubbed in English?

Depends on who has the western rights to it. If it's Funimation it'll either be a broadcast dub then that'll be 3-5 weeks for the first dub episode to air or they'll dub it for the home release ...
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What is the Independence Day that Inoue Marina has been tweeting about lately?

独立記念日 (Dokuritsu Kinenbi, Independence Anniversary*) is a live reading event produced by 砂岡事務所プロデュース (Sunaoka Creative Artist Agency, official website (Japanese)). A short introduction on "what is a ...
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Where can I watch Seiyuu shows?

From my experience, seiyuu shows/events falls into a few categories Shows, events, Internet radio related to anime. When it doesn't make economic sense to sell the event on a separate BD/DVD, ...
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Was "archaic Japanese" used to narrate historical anime series?

Unlikely. Probably not the answer you're looking for but I also haven't watched every single historic feudal Japan anime so I can not definitely say for certain it doesn't exist. Authors and script ...
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Is there a freely usable database that details the voice actors starring in each show?

Usagi Doi would be a good starting point. All though they no longer maintain a complete database, they have several database files publicly available which can be used for this purpose. Myanimelist ...
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Why don't anime studios hire native English speakers?

In my opinion, and by what I've heard, seiyuu's credit is pretty much too cheap. It takes too much cost to make a good animation but the return value is not so much. Therefore, I think they don't want ...
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Can Japanese voice actors watch anime for free after an anime episode is finished?

Voice actors usually only see the parts of the anime/movie and script, which they record. Their might be special occasions, when they are able to see the complete episode, but that is definitely rare.
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Who is the most-connected (in the "six degrees" sense) seiyuu?

I don't know the specific answer for "most connected" seiyuu, but many companies did some ranking for seiyuu. Oricon (Japanese) has a user-vote based ranking. Most known seiyuu is Nobuyo Oyama (e.g. ...
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Anime dubbed by original voice actors

The D4DJ English dub has one of the Japanese voice actresses playing the same character in English. Which is really cool!
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Anime dubbed by original voice actors

As amazing as that would be the answer is no. A majority of the voice actors in the industry would have to be fluent in English for that to happen, and that is sadly not the case here. EDIT :A lot of ...
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