So I found the SRW franchise in 2013 thanks to amazing background music. Eventually I discovered the impressive cast list and saw attack compilations on Youtube, researched more, read the manga, saw stuff from the anime, and boom. Now I'm an obsessed fangirl. ...However, I've never really thought about a possible English cast until now (I've become slightly better versed in English voice actors over the years, which probably helps)... so without further ado, here are some of my picks/wants/predictions/whatever the hell you wanna call it.
Note: I may end up including both Funi voice actors and non-Funi ones. Might even throw in some Canadians for good measure. After all, this is a "fanmade cast".
Unfinished at the moment. I will update this as I go along. I'll also swap around some pilot positions since, among others, I can't remember which category Soulsaber falls under.
Sänger Zonvolt - Travis Willingham. One of the few people who I can picture with the deep, no-nonsense baritone Sänger needs.
Kyosuke Nanbu - Matthew Mercer. He's pretty good at doing the emotionless "tranquil fury" type. ...Plus I swear his voice is strong enough to match Toshiyuki Morikawa.
Excellen Browning - Cindy Robinson. She has the perfect range to play all "versions" of Excellen (the actual ditzy Excellen, the emotionless moe Alfimi and the femme fatale Lemon).
Lamia Loveless - Erin Fitzgerald
Ryusei Date - Kaiji Tang. Had to do this... Ryusei's a mecha otaku and basically kind of an Owain/Odin. XD Plus the whole thing about coming up with insane nicknames for his attacks, like "Heaven and Earth One-Hit Surekill Cannon!" (actually called Hi-Tronium Buster Cannon).
Raidiese F. Branstein - Ray Chase. I listened to Ray playing Fernand in Fire Emblem Echoes, and realized his voice and skills would do justice to Rai's personality and emotional baggage. Especially in scenes where he has to face Archibald.
Mai Kobayashi - Karen Strassman
Ingram Prisken - Ian Sinclair. After listening to both Sousuke Yamazaki and Berkut, I noticed his voice is deep enough to match Ingram; not to mention the cold attitude in both of those characters would suit him so well.
Tasuku Shinguji - Chris Cason. Forsyth from Fire Emblem Echoes would suit Tasuku.
Other pilots (male, Super Robot)
Irmgard Kazahara - Liam O'Brien. Because Irm is amazingly competent and badass (he pilots a Super Robot for a reason), yet still makes light-hearted cracks during battle and hits on girls left and right. He just seems like the type of character Liam would be the best at playing. (Not to mention his cracks are just that great. Like when he attacks an enemy, he might say "Look at the sky! Look at the stars! ...Just kidding.")
Masaki Andoh - Todd Haberkorn. I can kinda just picture him going "SHU, YOU BASTARD." every time Shu Shirakawa shows up. XD Obliviously complimenting girls, yelling attack names like "Akashic Nova!" and all that jazz.
Huang Yang Long
Kouta Azuma - Yuri Lowenthal
Joshua Radcliffe - Tony Oliver
Akimi Akatsuki - Johnny Yong Bosch
Touya Shiun - Xander Mobus
Hugo Medio - Michael Sinterniklaas
Other pilots (female, Super Robot)
Other pilots (male, Real Robot)
Gilliam Yeager - John Gremillion. idk, there's just something about his voice that fits Gilliam.
Kai Kitamura - Michael McConnohie
Arado Balanga - Steve Staley
Ryouto Hikawa - Bryce Papenbrook
Yuuki Jegnan - Greg Chun
Haken Browning - Robbie Daymond. ...He'd probably enjoy playing the stupid lech. XD The mere idea of a Project X Zone dub where Haken starts calling Sänger "Mr. Samurai" and says lines like "Yep, sorry we had to cut you down. Adios!"... and I just realized he uses guns like Prompto. (I swear that's not why I did this. XD)
Other pilots (female, Real Robot)
Rio Mei Long
Ricarla Borgnine - Veronica Taylor. ...Carla's original voice actress was Rica Matsumoto. XD One of her attacks even has a Pokémon reference with "Getto daze!".
Daitetsu Minase - R. Bruce Elliott
Tetsuya Onodera - Grant George
Elzam V. Branstein - Robert McCollum
Hiryu Kai's crew
Jonathan Kazahara - Liam O'Brien. Because even in the original, Jonathan and his son Irm had the same voice.
Melua Melna Meia
Shana-Mia Eterna Fura
Tempest Hawker - D.C. Douglas. Listening to Gunter in Fire Emblem Fates, I have a feeling he'd be an excellent Tempest (though maybe with a slightly younger voice, considering Tempest is 39). The characters even have similar backgrounds, with deceased families and a "vengeance is mine" shtick. Though Tempest loses his mind toward the end thanks to his robot systematically frying his brain (makes for an epic death, too - goes under while screaming "Give me my family's red blood back!").
Van Vat Tran
Archibald Grims - Doug Erholtz. ...Given his tendency to play narmy, creepy villains... yeah, I had to do this. XD
Egret Fehu - Terrence Stone
Egret Uruz, Thurisuz and Ansuz - Max Mittelman
United Colony Corps
Maier V. Branstein
Vindel Mauser - Kyle Hebert
Lemon Browning - Cindy Robinson
Axel Almer - Orion Acaba. I was thinking of Gerome from Fire Emblem Awakening when I cast him... Axel doesn't sound gravelly all the time, but there are moments where one or two words do (like his "Soko ka!" i.e. "There!").
Wodan Ymir - Travis Willingham (Wodan is Sänger from a parallel world... that's right, the only rival worthy of Sänger is himself)
Einst Alfimi - Cindy Robinson
Aerogaters (true name: Balmarians)
Atad Shamran - Tara Platt. It seems she played Gelda Nebilim in Tales of the Abyss, and the moment I heard her voice, I pictured Atad...
Euzeth Gozzo - Jamieson Price. "That was me as well."
Calico McCready - Joe J. Thomas
Inspectors (i.e. Zuvorg)
Mekibos Bolverde - Max Mittelman. ...In the original, the Egret trio and Mekibos had the same voice, soooo...
Garden of Baral
Son Ganlong - Christopher Corey Smith. He's really good at playing flamboyant villains, and that's what Ganlong is... complete with an epic laugh (I just love this laugh, OK? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNhess524ec&t=2m39s). Of course he'd laugh if he just shot down one of the heroes while piloting an 8000-kilometer long dragon robot. That's longer than Russia, for the sake of all holy!
Al-Van Ranks - David Stanbra
Fu-Lu Mu-Lu - Stephanie Young
Jua-Mu Dalby - Benjamin Diskin
Note: Cero isn't actually evil. He simply works with Setme out of necessity, and hates what they're doing.
FICKLE OR UNCERTAIN ALLEGIANCE
Shu Shirakawa - Kirk Thornton. He's already dubbed another troll played by Takehito Koyasu (Jade Curtiss), and I really preferred Kirk's version. XD I'd give anything to hear what he could do with Shu. "Disappear, within this event horizon... Black Hole Cluster, fire!"
Lee Linjun - Spike Spencer
PS. I had to put Shu under his own category since he's, well, Shu. You can never tell whose side he's on, until the latest two games. ...Lee joined him since he proved himself just as fickle in 2nd OG. Granted, Shu changes sides more often than he does (it's his trademark by now). Mitsuko goes under this category since I don't know what to think of her.