10 Best Anime Voice Actors

Friday, March 25 by Sheldon Reid

The ten best anime voice actors helped give life to your favorite animated characters. Many of these individuals are American actors who provide English dubs, while others are original Japanese voice actors.

  1. Steven Blum. Blum is an American anime voice actor known for voicing cool, edgy characters, such as Spike Spiegel from "Cowboy Bebop" and Mugen from "Samurai Champloo." Hey also voiced TOM, the robotic host of Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block.
  2. Megumi Hayashibara. This Japanese voice actress took on the role of Rei Ayanami in "Neon Genesis Evangelion," Lina Inverse in "Slayers" and "Faye Valentine in "Cowboy Bebop." She is also a singer and lyricist, often lending her voice to anime theme songs.
  3. Vic Mignogna. You can hear Vic Mignogna's vocal work in the English dubs of "Full Metal Panic!" and "D.N. Angel." However, he is most well-known for playing Edward Elric, the protagonist of "Full Metal Alchemist."
  4. Justin Cook. This anime voice actor provided vocals for characters such as Yusuke Urameshi, the protagonist of "Yu Yu Hakusho," and Raditz, the first major antagonist of "Dragon Ball Z." He also served as a producer for numerous anime series.
  5. Crispin Freeman. Alucard, the vicious protagonist of "Hellsing," got his sinister voice from this anime voice actor. Freeman also provided the voice of Zelgadis in the English version of "Slayers."
  6. Tiffany Grant. If you want to hear his anime voice actress's work, check out the psychological thriller "Neon Genesis Evangelion." She lends her voice to Asuka Langley Soryu, a temperamental pilot.
  7. Eric Vale. Vale voiced Trunks, the futuristic hero from "Dragon Ball Z," and Sanji, the violent cook in "One Piece." He was also the head writer for numerous anime titles, such as "Strike Witches" and "Initial D: Fourth Stage."
  8. Ikue Ohtani. Ohtani is the Japanese voice actress who is famous for voicing Pikachu, the electric hero of the "Pokemon" series. She also voiced other minor characters throughout the show.
  9. Yuri Lowenthal. Lowenthal may be best known for his role as Sasuke Uchiha, a major character in the "Naruto" series. In addition to anime voice acting, he also uses his vocal talent in various American animated series, such as "Ben 10."
  10. Toshiyuki Morikawa. From Kimimaro in "Naruto" to "Eneru in "One Piece," this Japanese voice actor has undertaken a large number of vocal roles. He also provided the voice of Sephiroth in "Final Fantasy VII Advent Children."

COMMENTS

  1. March 25, 2011 2:39 am

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    LOL don’t make me sick some of these actors play in anime that are so dumb and no one cares about. hell a lot of these animes that the actors play really suck!!! Personally I think “”"Chris Sabat!”"” is THE VERY BEST ANIME VOICE ACTOR. he plays a lot of REAL POPULAR ANIME SHOWS like DRAGONBALL Z Greatest Anime Ever by Akira Legendary dude. but he playsPiccolo, Vegeta, Yamcha, Kami, Korin, Shenron, Recoome,
    One Piece BEST ANIME CURRENTLY ON THE PLANET! – Roronoa Zoro
    Yu Yu Hakusho – Kazuma Kuwabara, Raizen
    Burst Angel – Azuma Iriki
    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Alex Louis Armstrong