Portrayal of Ethnic Characters



  • Do you feel the dub for Maria the Virgin Witch portrayed French and English characters right?

    I was a little disappointed that there weren't any French accents when it came to the central cast. I heard that it was discussed at one point but they decided to go a different route. However, with the character Viv, who is English, Colleen used a thick British accent; so, all in all, this seems rather odd.

    World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman had a swath of different ethnic characters. All of them used accents so this has me confused.



  • well, different directors for each show, so things are gonna be different.



  • Since it took place in France and had a cast comprised mostly of French, it probably made more sense to cast them as having a neutral American accent since that is what's most natural to North American viewers in terms of who's playing in their home court. An unfamiliar accent also tends to detract from a character as a hero or heroine

    They did the same thing in Unbreakable Machine Doll, where the main character was Japanese but given a nondescript North American accent while all the supporting characters were decidedly British



  • @Riles:

    Since it took place in France and had a cast comprised mostly of French, it probably made more sense to cast them as having a neutral American accent since that is what's most natural to North American viewers in terms of who's playing in their home court. An unfamiliar accent also tends to detract from a character as a hero or heroine

    They did the same thing in Unbreakable Machine Doll, where the main character was Japanese but given a nondescript North American accent while all the supporting characters were decidedly British

    Interesting. I had not thought of that.



  • It' an accident of localization. As mentioned above, the characters' political affiliations aren't as front and center. Given that this is a minority show with a smaller following, lavishing this much attention onto it would seem ulikely. Shame - it was a charming series, but it didn't quite have the populous baravado of GARO or the zany silliness of a more straightforward ecchi series.


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