With Funimations release of Spice and Wolf coming in the next few weeks (12/22/2009), I thought I would put in my reservation ahead of time to avoid the rush. While doing so I watched the preview of the Funimation version and I am not so sure what to think. I think the voice acting is a bit dry compared to the Japanese version. Here is the trailer, what do you think?
The voice actors have experience but I am not sure sure about their placement as the characters…
Listening to the bit of audio included with the trailer, I am picturing Rikichi (Samurai 7) when Lawrence speaks. That does not sound to bad. When Horo speaks, I’m not so sure. Brina also voiced Honoka Sakurai in Suzuka and I thought she came across as a little to shy to play Horo. In the Japanese version, the voice actor is far from shy. I guess I will have to wait and see. I am hoping that I won’t be disappointed, otherwise, I’ll probably be listening to the Japanese audio with English subs.