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  • Apr 30, 2018Listed
  • Jun 05, 2018Deadline
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About Link's Awakening DX Game Dub

Hi! I'm Magic Kaito/Kathy, and as a passion project, I'm looking to dub over as much of the dialogue as possible from the Game Boy classic "The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening"!  It's one of my personal favorite games and I think it deserves all the attention it can get. I've directed and produced other things in the past, usually audio only, but I've made sure I can handle putting this to video.  I intend to post this as a short series of videos on YouTube.

As a working voice actor myself, I can't give a solid schedule for release dates, but rest assured I AM going to see this through.  Bear with me if I end up going through long stretches where I need to focus on other things, however.

Game Overview:

Link's Awakening is the last storyline installment in the tale of the hero from A Link to the Past.  He saved Hyrule, then he saved the Oracles (even though those games came out later). While sailing home from either Holodrum or Labrynna, he's caught in a storm and his raft is destroyed.  Luckily, he washes ashore on Koholint Island and is discovered by a young woman named Marin, who happens to look a lot like Zelda (at least back then, I think Marin upstaged her so much they had to redesign Zelda).

Link regains consciousness in the home Marin shares with her father, Tarin.  He quickly learns that Koholint is oddly cut off from the rest of the world, and he can only leave and return home if the legendary Wind Fish awakens.  A mysterious owl sets him off to retrieve the Instruments of the Sirens, which have the ability to open the giant egg atop Mt. Tamaranch that the Wind Fish slumbers within and end his sleep.  

Link travels the entire island, meeting a variety of colorful people, animals, and monsters, and battles his way through 8 dungeons with many other required and optional quests along the way.  But Koholint Island may not be exactly what it seems, leaving this three-time hero in a precarious moral position...

Project Overview:

I want to showcase the amazing story, world, and musical content of this Game Boy game while highlighting the first really interesting and diverse cast in the series with voice acting.  I'm also hoping to encourage anyone who hasn't played the game to experience it for themselves. 

My plan is to make an as of now undetermined number of episodic videos, taking the time to experience as much of the dialogue as one possibly can.  I will record the game footage and time the on-screen text with the recorded dialogue.  I have already compiled most of the script after several playthroughs, and am planning on putting together the final project's order while auditions are being held.  While I also want to avoid lots of gameplay segments to allow new players the chance to discover that on their own, I also want to show off the astoundingly large soundtrack of the game and I'm still determining how to best balance that.

Requirements to remain in consideration:

  • Clean sounding microphone. The quality of your audition will be considered, so use your best.
  • No background noise (TVs, pets, lawnmowers, etc.).
  • No clipping, peaking, popping, or other distortions.
  • DO NOT apply any effects to your recordings!  If necessary, you can use noise reduction & amplification and/or light compression, otherwise I want to hear your "natural" voice.
  • Troll auditions will be immediately declined and may put any legitimate auditions you make out of consideration.
  • Be respectful to other auditioners, castmates, and members of the voice acting community.  Any sort of harassment or bullying will not be tolerated and could result in you not being cast or getting removed from the production.
  • If cast, I expect you to be timely and to meet any and all deadlines I may set. If problems arise, I will grant extensions, but you need to contact me before the deadline has passed. I may also ask you for retakes, which I will run on a similar basis.
  • Be professional AND have fun!

Notes/Answers to likely questions:

  • You may audition for as many roles as you'd like.  I may cast people in multiple roles.
  • I'm afraid I do not personally have time to give critiques. Please feel free to give constructive feedback to each other, however!
  • I WILL NOT cast ANY parts until after June 5th. The official end time is 11:00 UTC on June 6th.  When that passes, I may cast some roles and leave others open with an extended deadline if need be.  Extended auditions will follow the same guidelines regarding the new deadline and casting.
  • I reserve the right to cast offsite or to self-cast.  I will ONLY self-cast Extra or possibly Minor roles.
  • The listed gender is what I know that character to be. The "Male/Female" designation means the game is never clear so I am open to any gender. If you can believably voice a gender different than your own, feel free to audition for the roles you're interested in!
  • Yes, I DO want the Quadruplets voiced by the same person, think both Fisherman locations are the same character, and consider the Animal Village rabbits different enough that they could have separate actors.
  • Other than having the dialogue being voiced, I'd like to let the graphics and music of the game speak for themselves and will be keeping them as-is.
  • On that note, I am NOT dubbing the songs. There are several reasons, such as me being a horribly picky descendant of a composer and the fact that the Frog's song is so dissonant it causes me physical discomfort. But there IS one line written for one of the songs.....
  • For those familiar with getting 100% in the game, I will cover the "THIEF" section but I am not finishing the game with everyone calling Link that.
  • In other 100% notes, I am trying to avoid spoilers both about the plot and certain production choices I've made on this listing just in case. Therefore, I may not have much more I'm comfortable with explaining to you at this point.
  • Certain Extra roles have their entire part listed for the audition. I may be able to use the chosen audition files in the final production. However, please assume I will be asking you to record something new for any role you may receive.

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