December 01, 2004
by: Vincent Del Vecchio
We chat with voice actor Vic Mignogna about ADV, his character roles, the industry, and more!
Vic Mignogna has voiced a fair share of popular anime characters for ADV Films over the past few years. He's also working with FUNimation as well on the english language dub of Fullmetal Alchemist. Today he's agreed to take some time out of his busy schedule to chat a bit with Anime Advanced's very own Kyle Antonacci.
Anime Advanced (AA): Good evening, how are you?
Vic Mignogna (VM): Great!
AA: When you start voicing a character, what do you do to prepare yourself? Do you do any research at all on the show before you start?
VM: I usually don’t do ALOT to prepare in advance. I rely on the director to give me the background and foundation of the show and the character... of course, there are a couple exceptions.
AA: We’re doing a review on Peacemaker and I noticed that you are a voice actor in the show.
VM: I'm loving Peacemaker... fun show!
AA: You play Dark, one of the main characters in ADV Films' new release DNAngel. How do you like that character so far? Is the role one you are enjoying so far?
VM: Oh yeah! I'm loving Dark; the feedback so far on the first volume has been really good.
AA: Speaking of ADV, they have some of the best voice talent in the industry as well as some of the most recognizable names. What is it like working with all that great talent?
VM: Very lucky... I feel very fortunate to work with some really good actors and actresses. It, obviously, makes for a better overall product.
AA: On average, how long does it usually take to finish recording one episode of a show?
VM: Well, studios estimate how many hours they will need an actor for based on how many lines he has. They usually estimate an average of 15 to 20 lines an hour but some actors work faster than others. The faster an actor records the quicker he can get the episode done.
AA: You play Tatsunosuke on Peacemaker; a responsible and polite older brother. Would you say you enjoy voicing more subtle characters or the more wild and brash type?
VM: Oh I think I'd have to say that I enjoy the more wild and brash types, although... variety is the joy of acting. I love doing very diverse characters.
AA: Out of all the characters you’ve voiced so far, which one has been your favorite?
VM: My favorite?
AA: If you can pick one…
VM: Well, I must say that I am enjoying Edward Elric the most right now but there are great things about every character I play! I love Dark too, and Gawl, and Kougaiji, and Hiroki, and on and on!
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