i just wanted to say i really respect you as both a great VA and a person. i've seen voice actors constantly discourage fans from pairing up their characters with other characters of the same gender because it's "wrong" and i'm glad you not only understand that we as fans can interpret characters however we want and just have fun with it, but embrace it as well. stay awesome.
Yeah I’ve never really understood that either. I guess for some actors, the line between ownership and performance get mixed. On some level I can see how that happens! I love every character I voice and feel a great connection with each of them afterwards. Yet…I’m not the one who determines which way they swing! It’s great fun to imagine who they might end up with be it guy or gal.
…Plus more often than not, really pretty art comes out of it. EVERYONE WINS.
This is worded beautifully and paints an open perspective we can all stand to benefit from. Imagination is power, and more power to you for making that personal connection with each and every role you undertake. Thank you.
Wingul and Jiao
My growing appreciation for bromance has led to the rediscovery of my love for Wingul, and his profound relationship with Jiao.
I adore the history they have. You don’t even know. It just strikes me as so beautiful and dark. I dare say the deepness of it rivals even that of Wingul’s connection with Gaius, albeit on a different level.
i-PIN이나 한국모바일 가진 사람 좋겠다.
Wow, I’m rusty. Embarrassing.
I’ll forever weep over the fact that, having been an overseas resident for so long, I can’t buy from the NStore. It’s in my language. Right there. But no.
If gifting would bypass this issue, I’d pay + tip for a proxy in a heartbeat.
The movie is the best thing that happened to Cheng-Long; for one, he exists because of it. For another, the movie really was between him and Rin in terms of the moral battles that ensue in the art of exorcism (a fight typically observed in regular canon instead with Yukio). We don’t get a lot of details on Cheng-Long, but we can gather that he once struggled with the same issue as Rin and emerged a different person from the ordeal — hence the otherwise left field jab that Rin doesn’t have what it takes to be an exorcist. Hence the fact that Cheng-Long is the only one, not Yukio, who has any inkling as to what transpired at the end of the film.
Cheng-Long is Rin who adopted Yukio’s principles on demon extermination. He’s also twice as old, and I love it. Never mind that I drew the kid version.
I think it’s a shame he was so underused. They made a great character (the only really good thing about this movie, IMHO), and then barely let him play a role. I would have loved to see him fight the demon instead of Rin and Yukio.
Interviews reveal that Cheng-Long actually was meant to have a bigger role, at least in terms of appearances. For one, there was a “past episode” between him and Usamaro in the storyboard. For another, he was meant to be a growth factor for Yukio. Both were slashed due to the constraints of the film, and because Yukio and Cheng-Long were restricted from having a more active role (presumably so they wouldn’t overshadow Rin and Usamaro). The novelization was cited as a good place to put all this, so I imagine they did cram these extraneous details into there.
I agree that Cheng-Long was severely underused, more so because he’s a character native to the film alone. At the same time, it’s understandable why they made the decisions they did. At least he got plenty of spotlight in the short story!
Why Garrett is a great (read: manipulative) father:
In a flashback in the drama, Hubert is crying when Garrett inquires as to his depressive mood. He tells Hubert that “all these toys and wooden models of ships are [his],” reminding that they’re his to use freely. But Hubert sniffles, and instead wonders if the letter he wrote back reached Asbel – to which Garrett says, “Of course.”
Hubert: Then why isn’t he responding?
Garrett: Hm … There are two reasons. He doesn’t like you, or he forgot about you.
Garrett explains that, regardless of the reason, it boils down to the fact that Asbel can’t be hassled to write back. Hubert despairs at the possibility of not mattering to his brother, “too” (implying that he believes his parents already feel this way about him).
In the game, Asbel tells the party that he wrote a letter to Hubert and never received a response.