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Roy is definitely a more complex character in the manga/Brotherhood, but (as I'm sure others have said) considering anime1 was made back when Roy wasn't exactly developed, they did what they could with him, and it was supposed to be different than the manga, anyway. Could they have done a better job fleshing him out? Sure--he could've been developed differently. But half the fun of watching anime1 (for me, at least) is being able to surrender to the exaggerated "awwww..." factor. It's like the fanfic I could never write believably--that's why I enjoy it so much. As much as I try to keep in-character, I have a ton of fun screwing with characters any way I can.
Simply put, I enjoy Roy (and Riza and Royai--what little there was) from anime1, and just anime1 in general, because it's all so different from the manga/Brotherhood. But Roy, Riza and Royai from the manga (and the manga in general) are where my true loyalties lie.
Oh, and I cranked out another fic, so there will probably be 2 from me on Royai Day. I haven't written much in a few months, so neither is top-notch, but they're not so bad. (IhopeIhopeIhope...)
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QUOTE (RoyxRizaFan @ Jun 5 2010, 07:39 AM)
QUOTE (FailToImpress @ Jun 4 2010, 04:03 PM)
I'd say that Travis is pretty on the money with Roy this time around, I think he realises he's different. Same with Colleen.
Is this true? Because it would be SUCH a relief if he didn't play Roy the same way he did anime!Roy because all they have in common is their hair color, and I was concerned he'd play him like the other stiffer, less sentimental Roy...but if it's true that he has watched some Brotherhood, that's awesome, too, because it's hard to miss the difference between the two characters.
It's true. Travis said in his commentary that he realizes Roy in the manga/Brotherhood is completely different than in anime 1 and he wanted to make sure to make the distinction between them. So the way he plays Roy is how Shinichiro has been playing Roy: more light-hearted, serious when he needs to be, less goofy, and much more focused on his goal. He also sounds like his age.
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I have just recently noticed how big of a difference Travis plays Roy in comparison to anime1!Roy. A while back, a friend was whining to me about how deep Roy's voice and since I was still used to the Roy from the first anime, I kinda agreed. But just yesterday, I was looking up dubs and I realized how much of a change there was and I am seriously pleased by it. It made me happy when I actually heard a voice that sounded so serious all the time.
Man, I checked on amazon how much the DVDs were (cuz commentaries are often what gets me to buy DVDs) and they're a tad over $30. No way I'm going to end up getting that anytime soon. ._.
And in regards to the Royai Day Festival, I might churn out a fic myself. I love summer; It gives me time to enjoy what I love. doing.
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I'll agree that Travis has been spot-on with Brotherhood Roy. I think he's really benefited from the experience he's gotten from other shows since anime1 ended. Same with Colleen. I'm excited to hear them in these next couple episodes, with the Lust fight and everything leading up to it.
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Man, I love commentaries. I can watch all of them for LotR and not get tired. XD But this makes me want to go buy Brotherhood. I'm a poor student and have no money, but I can probablyb scrounge up something.
As for Travis, I think he's dont a superb job in Brotherhood as Roy. There's a definite change that I think characterizes this Roy much better than anime1.
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Thanks for the info on the festival, and for everyone's comments about Brotherhood. It is SUCH a relief to hear that he sees the difference between the two and shows it. I feel a lot of dub actors play off of stereotypes and don't actually ACT (anyone watched the DGM dub?), so hearing things like this is a comfort
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Just a couple more days(a day for some) until the festival starts!
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Together until the end...so many possibilities. Does Roy become Fuhrer? Does Riza finally unpack all the boxes in her apartment? Do they live happily ever after, or does getting the country back on its feet fill them with strife. What about repentance for their sins during war? Does Roy ever get his 520 cenz back? Does Hayate get harassed by a little Roy/Riza? Does the wedding of the century take place in the Armstrong mansion?
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*has the 7th off of work* Hopefully I'll be able to get something done before the end of the first day.
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