[quote=“The Coffee God”]While I generally don’t have a problem with most dubs, regardless of how others feel about any given dub in particular, I really didn’t like this choice:
Shiori Shiomiya - Hilary Haag
As much as I love Hilary Haag in pretty much any role she’s done that I’ve heard, I feel this was a poor choice given her vocal range.
I’ve really enjoyed S1 thus far, and the rest of the cast is pretty spot on and fun to watch (especially the Patton/Christian duo, which is always fun to hear). But man, once it hit the Shiori arc, I was pulled right out of the show due to character voice shock.
I can’t seem to think of someone vocally better for the role currently, but Hilary was definitely not it.
I’ll be adding this to my collection regardless of that fact, but kind of sad that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have.[/quote]
Was Shiori the silent girl who locked herself in the library, or was she the other one? Which leads to another problem, that Hilary Haag played 2 major “characters”. Hearing her as another role also jarred me out of the show. Personally I was disappointed that they didn’t Fosterize this a bit more; I wouldn’t have really minded that Haag was obviously 2 major roles if they had done something to spice it up, like having her line about “my precious library” sound more like Gollum, say. But alas, that didn’t happen. Aside from the line about Oprah (which still has “teh internetz” riled up) there wasn’t really any blatant Fosterization in this