As many of you are aware, ADV is releasing a new english dub for Macross.
I have mixed feelings about it.
Vic Mignogna plays Hikaru well, and Mara Iijima reprising her role as Minmei is a real treat.
However, I'm not happy with the casting for Global and Misa Hayase. Global lacks any sense of command in his voice, and Monica Rial's reads as Misa come across as too high-pitched and nasal.
I am interested in hearing Max and Miriya. They're being played by Chris Patton and Luci Christian, respectively, who also performed together as Sosuke and Kaname (again, respectively) on Full Metal Panic.
Brett Weaver's reads as Roy are eerily similar to his reads as Gai Daigohji on Nadesico, and I can't tell if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
At the very least, we don't have to listen to Reba West's ear-bleeding voice this time out.