by AJ Adejare
We just had the debut of Sentai Filmworks’ Akame Ga Kill dub. Brought to Toonami as a dubclusive (my word) for the block, there are some thoughts I had while watching:
- Corey Hartzog’s voice for Tatsumi works. It gives him just enough innocence while not making him seem like a kid. While I know some will have some hesitation, I think there’s enough to work with that it will get most people on board after a few episode.
- The same feeling with Hartzog’s Tatstumi I have for Molly Searcy’ Akame. The more monotone approach will work. With that said, it’s going to be more telling in the second episode.
- The split voice for Allison Keith’s Leone is going to be a bit of a decisive point. While the voice matches the character for what they’re going with, some would rather have taken a different approach with primarily clearer voice but pending on the person a deeper voice as well. I for one don’t mind it.
- Aria’s voice actor as well as the parents did a good job. They seemed to make the role and characters interesting, especially the case with Aria’s who’s voice actor played off the climactic shift very well. However it’s a one-off character so it’s not really indicative of the dub itself.
- Everyone else, while okay, wasn’t enough to give a good validation for the characters. If there are other changes I’ll update accordingly.
- I say give it until Episode 2 before we really do more judgement but in the meantime, watch the first episode and check out the trailer below:
You can watch Akame ga Kill dubbed on Toonami and the series is licensed by Sentai Filmworks.