Author Topic: Has anyone developed any interesting accents for characters while reading?  (Read 191 times)

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Offline Ruhe Strom

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Over the past week or so, I've been rereading the Lost Children and Conviction arcs, and was pleasantly surprised when I started imagining Guts talking with a husky Scottish accent (something akin to Dwalin's voice from the Hobbit movies, only a little younger). I found this really enjoyable and I'll probably read him with such a voice from now on.

This got me wondering if anyone else has thought of some interesting/unusual voices for characters that might suit them.
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Over the past week or so, I've been rereading the Lost Children and Conviction arcs

For information, the Lost Children chapter is the first part of the Conviction arc. It is followed by two other chapters: the Binding Chains and the Birth Festival.
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This got me wondering if anyone else has thought of some interesting/unusual voices for characters that might suit them.

That's an interesting question, and my answer is: not really. I don't really hear the characters' voices in my head when I read.

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Well, for me it's not a particular accent but sometimes (and mostly if it happened recently) I will hear the voice actor's voice when reading. Well at least for Guts, Griffith and Casca. I'd say mostly from the old anime. The movies and the last anime I watched the subtitles. But generally no, I don't have a specific voice in mind when reading the series.

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I imagine the various adaptations have played a large role into people's perceptions of the character's voices. For me, when I think about it, I still hear Guts' 1997 voice actor, but it's gotten deeper over time  :guts:
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I imagine the various adaptations have played a large role into people's perceptions of the character's voices. For me, when I think about it, I still hear Guts' 1997 voice actor, but it's gotten deeper over time  :guts:

Pretty much the same for me. And that's only when I think about it.

The same thing happened to me when I was reading the Dexter series. Once I saw the tv show I could not stop seeing and hearing the actor's face/voice when reading the book.