I just watched the opening gambit of Case Closed, episode one. And by Case Closed, I mean the Detective Conan English dub.
This is the best dub I have ever seen.
Seriously. This show has better voice acting than some shows that were made in English!
Intonation that makes sense! Voices that don’t sound like people trying to sound like something else! Meguire (Megure)’s accent is a little weird, but it works.
I am so impressed I think I’ll watch the whole episode like this.
This is one of the most surreal experiences of my life. :>
Edit: Jimmy (Shinichi) just said “Huh?” -_-
Edit #2: Rachel: This isn’t an office, it’s a pig sty! No wonder you haven’t had a case in months!
Richard: You’re wrong; I just polished off a whole case!
Edit #3: I like Rachel’s voice acting, though the timbre of her voice seems a little too mature sometimes.
Conan’s voice actress is pretty good! Maybe a little too cutesy.
I’m getting a kick out of all the accents in this show.
Edit #4: One thing I don’t like is that I can’t skip past the end credits to see the final scene and the next episode preview. If I hit next, it goes to the next episode. Bollocks! Edit #11: I need to stop editing this post. But I wanted to mention that I can skip to the preview on my regular DVD player. Still can’t skip to the final scene though!
Edit #5: I do like how they did the OP and ED! Same music, reorchestrated and played, with English lyrics that seem to match the originals, albeit they’re not direct translations. The singer isn’t bad, which helps. (Of course, I don’t get to hear a guy yelling “mune ni doki doki dake!!!”) I wonder how Nazo is in English…guess it’ll be awhile before I find out :>
Edit #5: Another like: they say “Next Conan’s Hint!” :D
Edit #6: Meguire: Got the cause of death?
Random Cop: We’re pretty sure it’s the knife in his back, sir.
Edit #7: Amy (Ayumi): What do you think Conan is doing?
George (Genta): He’s been doing it for so long I forgot he was even here!
Mitch (Mitsuhiko): Maybe he’s figured out the hidden message!
Jimmy (thinking): Why can’t I figure out this hidden message?!
(Note: They actually use Jimmy’s voice for his thoughts, which is interesting. Makes for a more clear separation between him and Conan.)
Edit #8: Okay, here’s a major dislike. When watching the Japanese version, I want to see all the signs and titles and things in Japanese. But the episode titles and various things you’re supposed to read in the background have been edited to be in English. That’s annoying; it means I can’t watch a “pure” version of the episode.
Also, the Japanese version of the OP isn’t the original version, either. The timing of the music is off, and at the end they put up the Case Closed logo instead of the Detective Conan logo.
Oddly, they leave the Detective Conan logo in for the eyecatch…
Edit #9: Richard (Kogorou, asleep): No, sir, I’m sure I gave my math homework to the pink monkey in the golf cart. He said he was the new football coach.
XD XD XD XD XD
That was not in the original…:>
Edit #10: Client: It’s really a beautiful painting. Do you follow the arts, Richard?
I swear, Richard’s voice actor is spot on. The man is brilliant!