4th Voice Actor Reveal + Subtitle Revenge
Yesterday we cleared $130K and made our 4th voiceover announcement! Apologies to everyone for getting this update out late!
Yashiro's English voice actor will be Vic Mignogna!
Yukihito Yashiro is both Ren's manager and one of his closest friends. He's supported Ren since he was a teenager, so he knows about all of his habits, as well as his past struggles. Even though he has the skills to manage Ren's busy career, Yashiro still has his own quirks. He has a soft spot for animals and loves to tease Ren! Just don't let him touch your electronic devices...he tends to make them explode!!!
Vic has a ton of powerhouse roles under his belt, such as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host Club, and Zero Kiryuu in Vampire Knight! His veteran status in voice acting means that he'll give a performance that matches Yashiro's character in terms of reliability. Also, his familiarity with shoujo titles means that he knows what fans want!
Vic is joining Erica Lindbeck as Kanae Kotonami, Grant George as Sho Fuwa, and Robbie Daymond as Ren Tsuruga!!
Shout out for Vic!
Vic is also the driving force behind the Star Trek Continues fan web series, which is nominated for a People's Choice WEBBY AWARD for best long form series - right up there with shows from NBC and other majors!
Please show your support by casting your vote!!! http://wbby.co/cCpdB
I have the .ass subtitles files from Crunchyroll. One of my goals with this official release is to give those subtitles a complete line-by-line makeover!
And sometimes the line just doesn't read quite right...
Those are just a few examples. I also just had a fantastic conversation with Deb Crane (ADR script for Sailor Moon Crystal), who will be in charge of the script adaptation. When creating the localization for Time of EVE: The Movie, the dub script often inspired rewrites of the subtitles. Deb is diving deep into the Skip Beat! characters and story, and I know that her script is going to help us take the subtitles to an entirely new level. We'll discover new idioms that creatively capture the original meaning but feel natural, and turns of phrases that better fit the characters' personalities.
And, backers played critical roles in perfecting the Time of EVE subtitles. For Skip Beat!, I invite you to participate in the subtitles as well - including the timing, layout and proofreading. We'll start the process once we clear our $155K goal, but for now, please message me or leave a note in the comments if you want to be part of the subtitling team!
Reddit AMA Monday April 11th 9PM EST
I have a reddit scheduled! I'll post the reddit link at 8:30PM EST on April 11th on twitter and facebook (@piedinc) and in the campaign comments on the main page.
Next Milestone $140K with Lory Takarada VA reveal!
We are closing in fast on our next milestone! Keep on sharing the campaign!
And, we are tantalizingly close to another important milestone: 1,000 backers - the number I was told we could NOT achieve. WE ARE MAKING IT HAPPEN!
Thank you EVERYONE for your energy and inspiration!
GOING FOR VICTORY!!! Ann/Pied Piper, Inc.