TLS Presents: On the Way to a Smile Audiobooks – Official Trailer

by April 1, 2010 0 comments

Long-time community member and visual designer Pixel released a trailer for his On the Way to a Smile Audiobook project, a fan project based on the On the Way to a Smile book translations by XComp. The books have largely been translated, but now, with this project underway and currently being edited, they have also been spoken out loud.
Of course, we’ll keep you updated on the progress of this project. You can also follow it yourself by keeping up with the project on the forums.

Credits where credits are due:

On the Way to a Smile Audiobooks

Written by Kazushige Nojima
Original Translations, LH Yeung “Xcomp”
Narrated by Ryushikaze

Aerith rinrin0rikuriku
Cloud strykinglight
Tifa – Christina McBride / AnimazingGamerGirl
Barret psylentknight
Sephiroth RemovableAspirations
Yuffie Mizura
Vincent danyetman
Red XIII/NanakiJoseph Vitaliano

(Temporary Note: This is NOT an April Fool’s Day joke).

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    #1 X-SOLDIER 1 April, 2010, 15:06

    Seriously awesome work. I can’t wait to hear the full versions.
    MAD props to everybody involved with this.


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  2. Calenlass Greenleaf
    #2 Calenlass Greenleaf 1 April, 2010, 15:57

    This is great news. 😀 I’m looking forward to this!
    Thank you to all the people behind this.

    P.S. LOL of all the days to post this you chose April 1…

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  3. Saerrix
    #3 Saerrix 1 April, 2010, 18:37

    Wow, this is sad.

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    • Blazing782
      Blazing782 2 April, 2010, 00:14

      LMAO, I was thinking the same thing, but the voice acting isnt TOO bad, other than Tifa. I mean why would she voice act like that after everyone made such a big deal about Aerith sounding all airheaded and stupid in AC

    • Saerrix
      Saerrix 2 April, 2010, 10:31

      I just thought it was sad that they felt the need to do this. It’s like FFVII for the mentally retarded. People should just read it. Reading is good for you.

    • RPVids
      RPVids 3 April, 2010, 18:28

      lol it’s just a fanmade project. It’s all for fun! If people don’t want to listen to it, they don’t have to.
      But yes, reading is good for you! 😀

  4. xtasy
    #4 xtasy 1 April, 2010, 23:27

    So good! Great work – I can’t wait to hear the book.

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  5. Zephyr
    #5 Zephyr 2 April, 2010, 00:04

    wow, great voice acting (if only AC/ACC got this kind of quality). though tifa’s voice sounds more “aerithy” to me. I can’t really differentiate the two on the video by ear as they sound similar. I only know who is aerith/tifa becasue I know the lines from the story. 😛

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  6. ChocoboChick86
    #6 ChocoboChick86 2 April, 2010, 00:15

    Quite the endeavor, and certainly one I’ll want to listen to when completed. The opening with Cloud and Tifa made me melt inside, as that conversation is one of my favorites of all the shorts. It’s interesting to hear others’ interpretation aloud. Kudos to all involved. Cloud’s voicer could pull off Squall, too, I think.
    Looking forward to finished product! : )

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  7. sloppygegger
    #7 sloppygegger 2 April, 2010, 06:09

    its a good idea but tifa sounds more like aerith, cant wait for the full 😀

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  8. cReo
    #8 cReo 2 April, 2010, 06:54

    hey… awesome work.. thanks for this…

    thou i agree that tifa’s voice is more like “aerith’s”…


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  9. anna
    #9 anna 2 April, 2010, 09:04

    ooh~ i like cloud’s acting

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  10. aeL
    #10 aeL 3 April, 2010, 07:02

    wow… just wow.. the voice acting was great!!!
    cant wait to hear the full.. X3
    oh.. and BTW, tifa’s voice sounds a lot like aeris… cloud’s acting is very convincing..

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  11. Pixel
    #11 Pixel 3 April, 2010, 07:41

    I think when you listen to the full audiobooks, you’ll hear that Christina sounds EXACTLY like Tifa, and is a better voice actress than the original VA.

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    • RPVids
      RPVids 3 April, 2010, 18:18

      Yeah, she recently played Tifa for one of my fan projects and she is really amazing! She focuses more on being in character rather than just impersonating, and I agree that she’s better than the ‘official’ VA too! In fact..I think the original VA’s voice is even higher/softer.
      And the rest of the cast is fantastic as well! I can’t wait to hear the full books! Do you think you’ll be doing any more fanprojects?

    • Pixel
      Pixel 3 April, 2010, 20:09

      Im not sure. Only if its something unique and interesting. There are some FFXIII prequel novellas… but i havent played it yet. Maybe in a few months. This project will take a while to complete

  12. Lynn Strife
    #12 Lynn Strife 4 April, 2010, 08:31

    Ooh, great voice acting =) I love it! ^_^

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  13. Catis Huh
    #13 Catis Huh 4 April, 2010, 10:58

    That is amazing! Good luck to you, you are doing great job!

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  14. Sharpie
    #14 Sharpie 5 April, 2010, 23:53

    Barret’s voice is my favorite, followed by Cloud

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  15. Strifegirl
    #15 Strifegirl 6 April, 2010, 19:51

    This is awesome!! x3

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  16. BreezyST
    #16 BreezyST 11 April, 2010, 08:42

    The first seconds were quite enough to revive a good set of feelings.
    Interesting project.

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  17. Richard
    #17 Richard 24 August, 2010, 04:59

    You guys are much better VA then the VA’s in Advent Children. Good Job.

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  18. Soldier 1st Class
    #18 Soldier 1st Class 19 September, 2010, 15:23

    squeee!!! can’t wait!!!


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