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General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2019-02-04 02:19:10 »
Just poking in to report after a long hiatus we're back to recording more episodes!
Episodes XXIV and XXV have been released.  Onward to Disc 3!

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2018-09-15 11:20:13 »
Episode XXII & XXIII are out.  Ep23 actually continues where Shudo Ranmaru's dub ended several years ago, so we're understandably pretty excited to have gotten this far, as no other fandub has.

Trabia is next and should be up by the end of the month and the Disc 2 finale will follow in the near future.  Hope you'll stick with us to the end.

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2018-07-20 17:24:50 »
Episode XX & XXI released.  For XX Squall and co. meet Garden Master NORG, and in episode XXI the gang ventures to FH.  Getting close to the end of Disc 2.  Thanks again for watching!

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2018-05-05 05:58:56 »

Episode XVIII and XIX released.  The team is split up, Selphie leads Irvine and Zell to the Galbadian Missile Base to stop the missiles, while Squall takes Rinoa and Quistis back to Garden to warn everyone.  Work is well underway for Episodes 20 and 21, which will hopefully be out in the next couple weeks.  Thanks again to all who have watched and supported us.

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2018-02-14 18:06:20 »
Episode 17 (XVII) up.  2nd half of the Galbadia prison.  On to the Missile Base next episode.  Slow and steady baby steps.

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2018-01-02 01:28:10 »
We're currently working on Episode 17, but we need to recast our Irvine.  If you're interested in auditioning you can audition on our Casting Call Club page (account required), or send an MP3 to our Facebook group page.  We would like to pick our new Irvine by this Sunday 1/7.

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2017-10-27 03:48:58 »

North American hurricane season has delayed our release schedule significantly...Our Selphie is from Puerto Rico and the situation there has unfortunately made submission of lines an extraordinary challenge.  Hopefully we'll be back to a regular pace soon.

We're very happy with the positive response this series has gotten. 200+ subs 450+ cumulative likes and 11K+ cumulative views.  We appreciate everyone's continued support, and of course invite the curious to check us out.  There's a long term goal of transitioning this project into a voice mod as well.

Anyway, for now, Episodes XV and XVI have been released.  Enjoy :)

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2017-08-16 04:11:33 »

Episode XIII and XIV uploaded.  Episode XIV is our Season 1 (Disc 1) finale and involves the entire Sorceress Assassination mission.  We're very proud of how it turned out! We just got our Young Ellone casted so now it's on to Winhill!

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2017-06-25 16:23:24 »
Monthly Bump.  Episode XII posted.

Next up will be Tomb of the Unknown King and fighting the Brothers.  The 2 other dubs on Youtube that made it this far (Shudo's FF8 Voices, and 'VideogameNostalgia')  skipped over the Tomb so we'll be the first to dub it.  Look forward to it!

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2017-05-22 17:00:13 »
Monthly Bump.

Episode X and XI posted.  We've now passed the second Laguna Dream sequence (Laguna & Co also took down Diablos).

Next episode we meet Irvine and head off to Deling City.  We're moving right along...we hope to be done with Disc 1 by mid-summer.

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2017-04-16 18:22:16 »
Monthly Bump.

Episode IX released. This was quite the undertaking compared to our previous episodes.  Longest episode yet (32 minutes), also contains nearly the entire cast plus a swath of NPCs...

...Oh and we're the first fandub where Adel is voiced....yup, Adel's presence is in this episode ;).

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2017-03-10 04:24:26 »
Monthly bump.

Our pace has slowed a bit (personal issues with some of the cast, and technical issues with Youtube copyright strikes) but Episode VIII released today.  This is the episode where Squall runs into Rinoa again after the party/ball, plus the mission on President Deling's train!

Episode IX (Timber Part 2) isn't in post yet but we're currently recording it.  Hope to have it out sometime this month.  Thanks to all the fans of the project who've supported us and we hope to keep on keeping on.

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2017-02-12 17:21:56 »
Monthly Bump

Episode VI & VII posted.  Ep.VIII (Timber Train mission) currently in post.

Also, feel free to like our Facebook page

Completely unrelated / Re: FFVIII Fandub
« on: 2017-02-04 07:51:01 »
There are eleven FFVIII "fandubs" that I'm aware of on Youtube that have made serious efforts toward fandubbing the entire game this past decade.  Only two have actually succeeded in getting to Disc 2 (One by a channel called VideogameNostalgia, the other being the aforementioned "FF8Voices") and no one has made it to Disc 3...yet.  But there is one active attempt of the full series running currently.  We've been going since November '16 and we expect to reach FH by year's end if all continues to go swimmingly. Episode VII (Laguna Dream #1) is currently in post and should be out in a couple days.

On a more exciting note, many here might be happy to know that FF8Voices has officially rebooted their series as of 4 days ago with the opening sequence.  I get the impression Rupert Scarr (Squall VA) is spearheading this round as opposed to Amber.

Aside from that there are two other really good fandubs out there that I'd recommend checking out.  One is by the husband-wife couple of Aussieroth and BlackTaintedHeart who met through fandubbing (I lovingly call theirs the "Aussie dub".  Their "Julia" scene was really well done and does a superb job of getting outside the game script).  This one has also been around for awhile (2010ish?) and is technically dead, but there were some honest efforts to try and revive it last year.

The other is a newer, lesser known fandub (but also dead) by a "Hinomiyaguratatomato".  I like to refer to this one as the "Tomato dub".

Audio Modding / Re: [In Development] FF8 Voiceover Project
« on: 2017-01-17 06:51:37 »
Another question that just occurred to me; Will the audio files from the project be swappable via an audio folder?   Like, if someone wanted to painstakingly record and replace the Zell files with their own voice (not sure why they'd want to though; Senorcape is legit), would they be able to do so?

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2017-01-07 04:29:45 »
Monthly Bump

Episodes IV & V posted.  VI (Waltz for the Moon+Secret Area) is currently in post-production.

Audio Modding / Re: [In Development] FF8 Voiceover Project
« on: 2016-12-15 19:27:11 »
I'm glad the Dollet transport scenes are ahead in the polls. I hope that wins. We just passed that point in our fandub and I've found it's one of the best scenes on disc 1 to really get a sense of the strength of your voice cast since it features the 4 main cast members with the widest personality ranges (Squall, Zell, Seifer, Quistis) and let's us see the interplay between them with some highly emotive lines.  Squall brooding over Ellone, Zell and Seifer both swinging for the fences with their over the top personalities and Quistis shooting for each pole, both showing her sweet side for Squall and yelling at the other two for being so obnoxious.

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2016-12-04 05:27:02 »
Episode III is out.  This one took longer than we expected due to T-Giving and some various issues.  We're pretty proud of this one; it features the first part of the Dollet mission.

Lines for Episode IV are all recorded and is currently in post.  Hopefully it'll be up later this week...for real this time.

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2016-11-09 19:10:37 »
I'm admittedly not the director, I voice Seifer and Kiros and do a bit of audio work/QC/promoting.  Our co-directors were having similar difficulty in the beginning finding people who wanted to do it. They had been advertising mainly on Youtube, DeviantArt and their own warm networks and weren't getting much response. I suggested using a fandub casting call website like or .  They did, and got a lot more hits.

General discussion / Re: New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2016-11-08 07:39:59 »
Episode II posted.  Link in op.

III is underway...hopefully we'll have it uploaded later this week.

General discussion / New FF8 Fandub
« on: 2016-11-01 01:14:15 »
Hello all,

I hope you don't mind if I take this opportunity to promote an FF8 fandub project that's finally come to fruition.  We had over 150 auditions submitted and a full cast of roughly 25 strong, 2 directors and 2-3 writers. We're determined to be the first fandub to make it all the way to the end while maintaining a full cast and high quality standards. We invite you to check it out!


Episode I (Intro):
Episode II (Fire Cavern):
Episode III (Dollet Mission Part 1):
Episode IV (Dollet Mission Part 2):
Episode V (Battle w/ X-ATM092):
Episode VI (Waltz for the Moon):
Episode VII (Laguna and Julia):
Episode VIII (Timber Train Mission):
Episode IX (Timber TV Station):
Episode X (Leaving Timber):
Episode XI (Laguna's Escape):
Episode XII (Meeting Irvine):
Episode XIII (Tomb of the Unknown King):
Episode XIV (Assassinate the Sorceress):


Episode XV (Winhill):
Episode XVI (D-District Prison/Squall's Interrogation):
Episode XVII (D-District Prison/Escape):
Episode XVIII (Galbadian Missile Base):
Episode XIX (Chaos at Garden):
Episode XX (Battle with NORG):
Episode XXI (FH):
Episode XXII (The Concert):
Episode XXIII (Find the Captain):
Episode XXIV (Trabia & The Orphanage):
Episode XXV (Galbadia Garden & Sorceress Edea):

EDIT: We are now officially partnered with TsunamiX's FF7 Voice mod.  Several VAs will have roles in both projects

Audio Modding / Re: [In Development] FF8 Voiceover Project
« on: 2016-09-12 07:30:24 »
I noticed you updated the main post for the newly casted major roles.  Have you also already cast all minor roles as well (Zone, Watts, Julia, Ellone, Biggs Wedge, etc.)?

Audio Modding / Re: [In Development] FF8 Voiceover Project
« on: 2016-07-26 05:22:35 »

Also, love the sound effects at the end of your latest update, gives more depth to the voice acting and better connects it back to the game we all know and love.

Totally agree...That last demo was amazing with its use of soundstage, acoustic adjustments, sound effects and whatnot.  I've sent in some auditions for this over the past couple months, and I must say that whether I'm selected or not, this is going to be an exciting project to continue to watch unfold, and ultimately play.

TL;DR - After watching some notable fandubs, I'm looking forward to what this project can do from an acting perspective that the original script failed to portray.

But to elaborate on your point, what I've only recently started looking forward to more than anything else is seeing the more natural and modern take on what was originally kind of a flimsy script by the makers.  And even more, getting to see what this batch of quality actors will be able to coax from it.  I've been watching FF8 Voices by Shudo Ranmaru, and there's a scene during the Sorceress Assassination Arc at the end of Disc 1 where Rinoa takes it upon herself to neutralize the sorceress with the Odine Bangle.  This scene up until where Edea kills Deling and Squall saves Rinoa from Edea wasn't a particularly notable scene from what I remember in the game.  But it's supposed to be.  This scene was meant to give us more insight into Rinoa's character...she was supposed to be portrayed as naive and even a bit oversensitive (as are Watts and Zone) and we are supposed to see her attempting to prove and change herself, only to realize that she needs other people.   She can't do it alone.  "I was really, REALLY scared Squall....I couldn't fight alone". Which is then supposed to tie back to Squall and him being "alone" without "Ellone" and other nodes in this overarching theme.

Unfortunately the storyboard focuses too much on Squall in this section, and the translation (and script itself) is weak, and it becomes more about us saving her from her stupidity than it is about learning more about her character.  I remember her coming off as little more than annoying in the scene after she wakes up from Edea's spell....when in reality we're supposed to leave that scene with a better appreciation for her.  This is something I learned from the extraordinary acting that came from Amber's (Shudo's) team.  You hear her determination as she's hoisting herself up the boxes into the presidential palace, you hear the slowly welling fear as she's introducing herself to the sorceress, and you hear the sudden shock of terror when her arm starts moving by itself as she's lifted off the ground.  It's a great series, I recommend checking it out as we wait the long wait for this massive undertaking to slowly materialize.

And that's what I'm looking forward to....the cast bringing a new level of life out of this game that was stifled by the limits of the poor writing and localization.  And based on the demos/trailers we've seen so far, I think we can expect something magical from this.

Audio Modding / Re: [In Development] FF8 Voiceover Project
« on: 2016-04-20 02:34:15 »

Audio Modding / Re: [In Development] FF8 Voiceover Project
« on: 2015-07-17 05:43:17 »
Watched all 5-6ish hours of your Disc 1 testing on Twitch.  Adrian (your Quistis VA) is freaking amazing!  I've listened to tons of her audition samples while lurking on BTVA, though this is the first project I've seen her talent in performance.


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