Our interview with actor/singer/songwriter Justin Badger is now up on our YouTube channel!
You can listen to the interview below:
Join host Ruari in this special guest interview with actor/singer/songwriter Justin Badger, best known for playing Bruno aka Vizor aka Antinomy in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s and Fortuno in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL. Justin is also the voice of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Season 2 theme song “Halfway to Forever”. Justin recently reprised his role as Antinomy for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. In the interview they talk about how Justin got into voice acting, how Justin was originally cast as Bruno aka Vizor aka Antinomy in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, whether Justin was a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh! or aware of its popularity prior to his casting, what Justin was told about the part of Bruno aka Vizor aka Antinomy when he was about to record his first scene as him, whether Justin was given a lot of freedom with deciding how Bruno aka Vizor aka Antinomy should be played or whether the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s crew already had it in their minds how they wanted him to be portrayed, the similarities that Justin sees between himself and Bruno, what Justin enjoyed the most about playing Antinomy, how Justin found out that the Yu-Gi-Oh! crew wanted him to reprise Antinomy for Duel Links, Justin’s experience returning to voice Antinomy, whether it was challenging for Justin to reprise Antinomy having not voiced him in a number of years, whether Justin had any hesitation in returning to reprise Antinomy or whether he said yes right away, how Justin found working on Duel Links compared to working on 5D’s and ZEXAL, Justin talks about the process behind Antinomy having a gruffer voice for Duel Links than Vizor did in 5D’s, whether Antinomy’s gruffer villain/anti-hero like voice was something the Yu-Gi-Oh! crew or Justin wanted to do, Justin’s thoughts on whether the decision to give Antinomy a gruffer voice in Duel Links was a nod to 5D’s like whether it was what Antinomy might have sounded like in the final episodes if they were dubbed, how Justin was cast as Fortuno in ZEXAL, the character between Bruno aka Vizor aka Antinomy and Fortuno Justin found the most challenging to voice and which one he enjoyed voicing the most, how Justin was hired to be the voice of and what he enjoyed the most about recording the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Season 2 “Halfway to Forever” song, Justin talks about the process behind the recording of “Halfway to Forever”, Justin’s favourite memories from his time working on Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, ZEXAL and Duel Links, the biggest challenges that Justin faced while working on Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, ZEXAL and Duel Links, the role that Justin considers to have been the most challenging in his career so far and Justin’s upcoming upcoming acting, singing and songwriting roles and other projects.
Be sure to leave your feedback on the interview and enjoy!
By Ruari Williamson
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