well, it would be a one-shot short story contest about pokemon. I already have LightningTopaz and myself as judges. Would you like to be one. The prize is a banner made by myself for their sig. This is my first time organizing one, so I will need some guidance.
Well, when I talk about character voices, I don't just talk about the voices - but also the way the VA portrays the character. You have to keep in mind that, the "acting" part of voice acting, is also important to how the character is portrayed because it's a VA's job to bring a character to life. You can tell how good a VA is, based on their performance and how well they deliver their lines. The VAs are the ones who read the lines and dialogue of the characters, afterall. So it's not just one aspect of the show that brings these characters to life, but all of that put together.
Also, bringing a character to life who's been on the show for a very long time (such as Ash), those are very important shoes to fill. But, Ash's new VA isn't imitating the original VA, but rather, going in her own direction with the role (unlike other members of the new cast). So you can see why I'd feel the need to question, compare, or critique the performance of the current VA (Sarah Natochenny).