#1 Posted by HeckTate (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

I know there's a good amount of anime fans on CV, so let's make a voice actor/actress thread that won't just end with Kevin Conroy stomping.

Who's your favorite anime voice actor or favorite voiced character from an anime?

My picks are Junichi Katsuragi's English dub in "Kids on the Slope" and Sephiroth's Japanese voice actor from "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children"

#2 Edited by dccomicsrule2011 (26220 posts) - - Show Bio

Reborn's voice in Hitman Reborn! original Japanese version.

#3 Posted by Fallschirmjager (18777 posts) - - Show Bio

English wise the only VA even worth mentioning is Crispin Freeman and Steve Blum. Everyone else sucks ass.

Japanese wise there are too many to list to be honest. Here are some really good ones (2 males 2 females)

  • Tomokazu Seki (Van Fanel, Sousuke Sagara, Gilgamesh...)
  • Akira Ishida (Kaworu, Gaara, Chrono, Athrun, Sensui)
  • Joji Nakata (Alucard, Falken Fanel)
  • Ayako Kawasumi (Lafiel, Saber, Natsuki Mogi)
#4 Posted by russellmania77 (15758 posts) - - Show Bio

Chris sabat n chuck Huber

#5 Posted by Racob7 (6007 posts) - - Show Bio

Broly's English voice, particularly the maniacal laugh.

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#6 Posted by Farkam (5011 posts) - - Show Bio

Sabat, Blum and Vic Magnola-something.

#7 Posted by OverLordArhas (7793 posts) - - Show Bio

The Rich Ojou - Sama voice like:

Selnia Flameheart from Lady X Butler

Miu Furinji from HSD Kenichi (although she is not rich but she talk like one without the laugh).

#9 Posted by Saint_Wildcard (11752 posts) - - Show Bio

Steve Blum, but my favorite voice he did was for Jamie from Megas XLR

#10 Posted by JediXMan (31250 posts) - - Show Bio

Lelouch's Japanese voice actor, followed by Wrath's English voice actor.

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#11 Posted by KingOfAsh (3627 posts) - - Show Bio

Gurren Lagann voice overs, the UK dub of Ariety

#12 Edited by _Zombie_ (10462 posts) - - Show Bio

Troy Baker's my hands-down favorite. JYB, Yuri Lowenthal.

@jedixman said:

Lelouch's Japanese voice actor, followed by Wrath's English voice actor.

Wrath was great.

Then again, Brotherhood's got stellar voice acting across the board.

#13 Posted by DeathandGrim (2072 posts) - - Show Bio

I think all Japanese Voicework is annoying. Just my opinion.

As for english voice acting that's worth a damn, I thought Zoro from Funimation OP was well done and Liked Full Metal Alchemist VA, Bleach (although the show itself is trash) had solid voicework in Uryu , Urahara and Aizen

#14 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

whoever voices kenpachi from bleach

johnny bosch - ichigo and his hollow

dough erholtz- gin ichimaru

chris sabat- vegeta piccolo

#15 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (19556 posts) - - Show Bio

Btw, is it just me, or japanese have completely different talking styles for each character? I mean, I can't imagine the same sentences from one character, but in other's voice and toning. (try kisame and itachi.. or or zoro-chopper.. or byakuya-kenpachi)

#16 Posted by _Zombie_ (10462 posts) - - Show Bio

Btw, is it just me, or japanese have completely different talking styles for each character? I mean, I can't imagine the same sentences from one character, but in other's voice and toning. (try kisame and itachi.. or or zoro-chopper.. or byakuya-kenpachi)

Do you mean from english to japanese? Or like when one VA voices two characters?

'Cause both make sense. With one, there's probably some serious pronunciation differences between English and Japanese. With the other, it's a matter of voicing the different character personalities.

#17 Edited by PrinceAragorn1 (19556 posts) - - Show Bio

@_zombie_ said:

@princearagorn1 said:

Btw, is it just me, or japanese have completely different talking styles for each character? I mean, I can't imagine the same sentences from one character, but in other's voice and toning. (try kisame and itachi.. or or zoro-chopper.. or byakuya-kenpachi)

Do you mean from english to japanese? Or like when one VA voices two characters?

'Cause both make sense. With one, there's probably some serious pronunciation differences between English and Japanese. With the other, it's a matter of voicing the different character personalities.

Nah, just comparing talking styles (?) of two characters in japanese. One voice actor for two characters, you could say.

Try wrath and sarutobi..

#18 Posted by Mekboy (1201 posts) - - Show Bio

Orga Sabnak from Gundam Seed.

#19 Edited by GrandSymbiote94 (11702 posts) - - Show Bio

johnny bosch

I swear to god this guy is in every popular english dub anime.

Fun fact: Did you know this guy was the original black power ranger?

#20 Edited by _Zombie_ (10462 posts) - - Show Bio

@mega_spidey01 said:

johnny bosch

I swear to god this guy is in every popular english dub anime.

Fun fact: Did you know this guy was the original black power ranger?

Yup. Grew up on MMPR. He even came back for a reunion episode in Operation Overdrive.

And I can see why he's in so many. He's a pretty good VA.

#21 Posted by GrandSymbiote94 (11702 posts) - - Show Bio

@_zombie_ said:

@grandsymbiote94 said:

I swear to god this guy is in every popular english dub anime.

Fun fact: Did you know this guy was the original black power ranger?

Yup. Grew up on MMPR. He even came back for a reunion episode in Operation Overdrive.

And I can see why he's in so many. He's a pretty good VA.

Ah same here. :D stopped watching PR after Overdrive, just lost interest.

He is good, and his voice suits the characters he VA's very well. But It's friggin annoying when he's in damn near every anime that's been dubbed.

#22 Posted by _Zombie_ (10462 posts) - - Show Bio

@grandsymbiote94: At least he's no Vic Mignogna. That guy's been in even more.

#23 Posted by _Zombie_ (10462 posts) - - Show Bio

Speaking of JYB, he's voicing Saruhiko in the upcoming K dub. Can't say I'm surprised.

#24 Posted by scorpion2501 (6643 posts) - - Show Bio

Steve Blum.(Spike cowboy bebop)

#25 Edited by KingOfAsh (3627 posts) - - Show Bio

I know what anime voices I've hated the most.

Eureka Seven's English Dub.

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Thanks for purposefully butchering the English language you talentless hacks. Only English dub that made me want to actually hurt someone (that includes 4Kids dubs). And no I'm not biased for Japanese.

Just had to get it out.

#26 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (19556 posts) - - Show Bio

@kingofash: This is interesting. Let's go for sub vs dub:

http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion-1/when-watching-anime-do-you-want-it-subbed-or-dubbe-1472808/