The work of a voice artist isn’t necessarily what it may seem to the viewer or listener.
It is a craft that is learned through intense study and practice. The cast of Sailor Moon were paragons of this art form and reveal their techniques in accomplishing their roles in this book.
This is the inside story of the English recording of Sailor Moon and will make the reader aware of the arduous work that actually took place to achieve this groundbreaking series that still receives continuing adoration.
Anyone with an ambition to be a voice actor, or any fan of the series should read this book. It will open your eyes to a career that is exciting, fun and ultimately rewarding.
It was written by Roland Parliament, the director of 65 episodes of Sailor Moon who was there every long day of the recording process. His observations will enlighten you to the very tough work the actors went through to bring to life a program that would become such a highly successful and entertaining series.
Roland would like this book to mean something to you — be it fond past memories of a younger time, the empowerment of women in animation and in life, or just to inform you about the real world of voice acting.If
you are a current or aspiring voice actor, writer, director, agent or producer,
there is wisdom in the following pages. If you are interested in the history of
Canada’s performing arts, consider this work an essential chapter. If you are a
lover of anime, regard this treatise as a ‘must read’ — an important piece to
the puzzle called ‘the gateway to anime’. If you are simply a fan of Sailor
Moon, prepare yourself for an incredibly rare and delicious treat.
this book, voice director, actor and teacher Roland Parliament has created a
unique archive that touches on and contributes to the craft and business of
voice acting, Canada’s rich performing arts community and the legend of ‘Sailor
Moon’ — in particular, the English dubbing of the iconic anime series.
- From the foreword by Terri Hawkes (a.k.a. ‘Sailor
I do want to do is to share with the reader my observations about how this
series came to be what it is, and to dispel any rumors that may exist, as I
know them. Keep in mind that this is told from my perspective only, based on
what I saw, heard and did, and may be contrary to the actual facts.
second thing I want to do is to share with budding voice actors the way to go
about getting into this business.
- Roland Parliament on why he wrote this book
Sailor Moon ©Naoko Takeuchi/PNP, Toei Animation Co., Ltd.