The english dub for episode 1 of season 2 is streaming now on Funimation's website. Since you said you'd be checking it out, I'll just ask the obvious: what did you hate about it? Was there anything you liked about it?
It’s hard to be critical now because after three years of frequent anime con attendance, I’ve met most of these people. Some of them several times. I have a better idea of the difficulties they face and also the effort they put into their job. I still side eye a lot of the word choices, but again, matching flaps is hard and requires some creative hand waving. They do the best they can.
A few things I will say. Jessica Calvello was a good choice for crazy mad scientist Hange but I was anxious to hear how she’d do in the more serious season 2 role. She did fine. That said, there’s no way anyone could compare to the amazing Romi Park, so Jessica is at a huge disadvantage.
Josh Grelle’s as Armin screaming his way into Eren’s room made me laugh. He’s my favorite English VA for good reason. He’s consistently amazing.
Gelgar’s little lisp might grow on me. In fact, I think it’s growing on me as I type this.
J. Michael Tatum is one of the funniest men alive, so I cannot take him seriously as Erwin Smith. My favorite J Michael moment was when he was signing autographs sitting next at Matt Mercer (Levi). Someone in my group mentioned their crush on Matt and J Michael looked at them and said, “Good luck with that, honey. I’ve been barking up that tree for five years!”. It’s hard to hear them together on screen and not laugh thinking about that.
Thanks for your ask anon!