Weekly Voice Actor/Seiyuu Poll: June 23th - 27th
As promised I said we'd go to an actual seiyuu this week and I shall deliver. So who is it? Well since I don't know Japanese voice actors as well as English ones, I'll start right at the top with possibly the best, or at the least, most well known one out there. The legendary Megumi Hayashibara!
When I say legendary, I don't use that word lightly when it comes to her. Name a great female anime character and there's a good chance she voiced them. Faye Valentine in Cowboy Bebop, Rei Ayanami in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Lina Inverse in Slayers, Ranma Saotome (girl-type) in Ranma ½, Momiji Fujimiya in Blue Seed, Ai Haibara in Case Closed(Detective Conan), Jesse (Musashi) in Pokémon, and many, many more series, movies, and OVAs. Hell, she even voice Batgirl in just about everything gets brought over to Japan and dubbed into Japanese. Somehow if you haven't heard her acting, then you've probably heard her singing as she has quite the impressive list of singing credits for anime opening and ending theme songs as well.
As always, extra info in-case you wanna know more.
So feel free to vote in the poll and of course voice your opinions in the thread.********
I am personally more familiar with her songs, particularly from Shaman King and all the Slayers series.
In fact, the current simulcast of One Piece is the first time I am hearing this person in a speaking role; she voices Rebecca. Now I haven't seen Evangelion in Japanese, but Rebecca's voice kind of reminds me of Rei. Perhaps it's because there's a sense of intrigue in her voice.
Basically the female Norio Wakamoto. That pretty much sums her up.
Recently, I just discovered that she voiced Mako in the Japanese dub of Pacific Rim.
Honestly, I haven't heard as much of her as I would like to, as far as her actual acting goes. What I have heard though is pretty amazing, therefore…I'm going to go with 'She's pretty good'.
since I don't know Japanese voice actors as well as English ones
I don't mind offering some suggestions if you need help! ^_^
Anyways, Megumi Hayashibara probably deserves nothing less than a "She's Great!" in this poll. I'm most familiar with her female Ranma, and if everything else she's done is half as good as that performance, then there's no disputing her place among seiyuu legends.
Any help is definitely welcome, just wish more people were bothering to post with opinions instead of just voting.
But the vote is the opinion.
The results are in, and for those that do know of her, they hold her in high regard. A talented actress and singer overall.
As for who's up next time? You can give all the credit to Domayv and his post. ;)