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Michael Fitz-Gibbon
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Are there any social events of which you are fond?

Is sleeping a social event?

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Why don't you like Wes Anderson films?

They're basically hipster indie films, except done for the mainstream. I understand why they're SUPPOSED to be good. I can even understand certain aspects of the storytelling. But the composition feels so self-indulgent and smarmy, moreso than even Tarantino (who accentuates his self-indulgence with fun self-awareness). And more than anything, THEY AREN'T FUNNY. At all.

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Do you ever miss the Kanzenshuu forums?

On the occasions I do, I go and look at it and remember how horrible they are.

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Top 10 Ocean/Vancouver voice actors

Again, here's ten I like, but in no particular order (ranked lists take time): Brad Swaile, Cathy Weseluck, Richard Ian Cox, Scott McNeil, Paul Dobson, Saffron Henderson, Lisa Ann Beley, Kirby Morrow (but not for Goku... what were they thinking?), Brian Drummond, and Marÿke Hendrikse.

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Top 10 seiyuu?

If we're just talking about Japanese voice actors, here are the ten I enjoy the most, but in no particular order: Toshio Furukawa, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Norio Wakamoto, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Masako Nozawa, Ryo Horikawa, Romi Paku, Junichi Suwabe, and... let's say Koichi Yamadera.

But there are a ton more I like, too: Shuuichi Ikeda,Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Ogata, Shinichiro Miki, Minami Takayama, Goro Naya, Mamoru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara, Miyuki Ichijou, Yuko Miyamura, Tomokazu Seki, Nozomu Sasaki, Yasuo Yamada, and Miyuki Sawashiro.

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Favorite voice actor in the Lupin cast?

Yasuo Yamada

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Favorite actors?

Basically the casts of The Shawshank Redemption and Glengarry Glen Ross. Between those two casts, can you find anyone who isn't a topnotch actor? You got Robbins, Freeman, Spacy, Brown, Arkin, Lemmon, Pacino, Gunton, Pryce, Whitmore, Baldwin... okay, that's a total sausage fest, but you get my point.

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It’s the Star Wars Day! Which of Star Wars characters are you?

Porkins.

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Favorite Star Wars character?

Porkins.

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How has Club Penguin's shutdown affected you personally?

Strangely enough, I never got into Club Penguin.

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What mobile phone model do you have?

iPhone 7.

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Have you seen any Mamoru Hosoda films other than Summer Wars and if so what are your thoughts about the quality of both their stories,characters,animation and its English dubs?

I haven't gotten around to it. Maybe I'll watch some in January, since I'm taking a break from OE. Or maybe I'll see if I can review one.

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Do you have a special tradition for New Year’s celebration?

I throw out a bucket of water, as is Cuban tradition.

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What are your thoughts on Amiel Gladstone?

I've only heard his dubs for the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series and Char's Counterattack, which I liked.

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What are your thoughts on Ocean's most well known ADR directors,Karl Willems and James Corrigall?

Willems did direct the Death Note dub, one of my favorite English dubs. But... he also directed some of the Ocean years of DBZ. But that also included the first three DBZ movie dubs! I guess he's kind of a mixed bag overall. Corrigal directed the Black Lagoon dub, one of my other favorite anime English dubs. But... he also directed that lackluster Gundam 00 dub. I think what I'm trying to say is, Ocean is a very inconsistent studio.

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What are your thoughts on CG Tarkin and Leia in Rogue One? Should they do a CG Leia for the upcoming films? Would that be offensive and unethical?

Permission was given by Cushing's family and I assume Fisher gave permission for CG young Leia at the end of Rogue One. I didn't mind them in the movie, though it was clear to me how they were there. Honestly, if they continue to use these things, I'd prefer if they have the personal permission, and not just the estate's, for the actors' likeness before they do them, but it won't be a deal breaker, as long as the family grants it like now. However, I would also say, use it sparingly. If we have a movie full of CG'ed actors with the likeness of the deceased, it does cross over into bad taste. You can recast if you need to.

tl;dr - A little is fine, but it goes a long way.

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Have you ever written a poem? If yes, what was it about?

I've written tons of mostly awful poetry. Mostly about unrequited affections.

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Anything you hope to get for Christmas?

A gigantic value pack of Sertraline and maybe some anime.

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Is there anything you are particularly fond of eating during Christmas?

Gingerbread cookies. Fudge. Sugar cookies.

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What do you think of the Ghibli dubs?

All of the ones I've heard have been, at the very least, decent. I really liked Princess Mononoke's and Spirited Away's.

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Honest question. Do you believe that all religious Jews are bad people? Because I've seen that mentality so much, even from people that claim to be "rational" on the internet so much on the internet these days..

Religion is inherently irrational from a purely logical angle, but understandable from an emotional one. Nobody can be purely rational, but nobody should let their emotions override their ability to suss out reality from speculation. Whether Christian, Muslim, Pagan, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, or other, it's not really based on concrete evidence, and I say believe what you want, but don't treat it as a given reality we should all just accept as fact. That's how we get bad policy. I myself am not necessarily an atheist, but I feel like religion enjoys far too much of a hegemony of thought in society.

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Do you want Laura Bailey to return for Dragon Ball Super?

You mean as kid Trunks? Sure, I like her in the role well enough.

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What is the secret of happy relationship?

Not being in one with me.

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Saw your Gundam recommendations ep, but now that Origin is out would you recommend starting from it over the OG movies? Trying to get my wife into UC since she liked Unicorn but I haven't seen Origin so can't judge. She didn't seem convinced after watching MSG movie I. Maybe a newer look would help?

That's a complicated question (finally!). I think it really depends on the disposition your wife has toward older animation. I've always recommended either the original movie trilogy or the 08th MS Team OVA as a start point for Gundam, especially the Universal Century timeline. While the Origin OVA begins chronologically before these things, it may create a skewed impression to a Gundam neophyte because of its sparse mecha combat. But if she already struggled with the first chapter of the trilogy, I suppose it couldn't hurt to establish some of the background of the UC through The Origin.

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Finally! Dragon Ball Super is legally available in English! Do you feel happy about ruining the ANN thread? You've been doing this constantly for over a decade now.

I don't ruin any thread. I fill it with my brilliance and insight. Cower before my peerless genius, you filthy serf.

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About Michael Fitz-Gibbon:

I like pie. And anime (sometimes).

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