RWBY is an anime-inspired American animated internet collection from Rooster Teeth that jump-started the voice-acting careers of Lindsay Jones (Ruby Rose), Barbara Dunkelman (Yang Xiao Long), Arryn Zech (Blake Belladonna) and Kara Eberle (Weiss Schnee). Out of the 4 Team RWBY actors, Arryn Zech has supplied her voice within the English dubs of some anime collection, together with her most well-known function as Nagisa Natsunagi in The Detective Is Already Dead. The solely different voice actor from Team RWBY who’s dubbed an anime collection outdoors the RWBY franchise is Barbara Dunkelman, who voiced Cosmos in Fairy Tail.
Interestingly, within the Japanese-language variations of each the principle RWBY collection and RWBY: Ice Queendom, the characters have been voiced by very high-profile Japanese voice actors who’ve appeared in quite a few common anime over the course of their careers. From Team RWBY alone, the Japanese voice actors who carry out because the core 4 have voiced characters from One Piece, Sailor Moon, Komi Can’t Communicate, Spy x Family, Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan, The Devil is a Part-Timer! and extra. Here are a few of the roles which have outlined the careers of RWBY’s Japanese voice solid.
Saori Hayami Is Yor Forger in Spy x Family
To say Saori Hayami has an in depth resumé is an understatement. As the best in-demand voice actress in Japan, Hayami has appeared in quite a few common franchises, to the purpose the place anybody who’s been watching anime for the previous 20 years has most definitely heard her voice three or extra characters. Among her high-profile roles are her lead function as Miyuki Shiba in The Irregular at Magic High School, her unforgettable lead function as Yumeko Jabami in Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler and the lovable and twisted Shinobu Kocho in Demon Slayer.
For followers of A Silent Voice, Hayami can be the voice of the movie’s deaf protagonist, Shoko Nishimiya, and has even had roles in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, One Piece and the Bleach spinoff collection Burn The Witch. Hayami can be set to painting Oyuki within the upcoming anime reboot of Rumiko Takahashi’s iconic collection Urusei Yatsura. For most trendy anime followers, nevertheless, Hayami is greatest remembered for her function as Loid Forger’s fake spouse Yor in Spy x Family. Yor Forger is just not solely the enjoyable fake spouse who teaches her adopted daughter Anya all of the fallacious classes in life but additionally the lethal murderer often called the Thorn Princess — a secret Loid has but to find.
In each the unique RWBY collection and RWBY: Ice Queendom, Hayami as soon as once more takes the lead because the younger, energetic Ruby Rose.
Yoko Hikasa Is Emilia Justina in The Devil Is a Part-Timer!
While Yoko Hikasa’s resumé is just not as intensive as Hayami’s, she has landed fairly just a few iconic roles herself. Some of her most well-known roles embody Frieda Reiss in Attack on Titan, Utahime Iori in Jujutsu Kaisen, Angelina Kudou Shields in The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc and Fyshe Blundell in The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt. Hikasa even landed the function of Riko — the ghost housewife from “The Gentle Goodbye” — within the 2018 anime adaptation of Junji Ito Collection.
While Hikasa has delivered memorable performances as these characters, she is maybe most well-known for her function as Emi Yusa/Emilia Justina in The Devil Is a Part-Timer!. Originally the hero and King Satan’s mortal enemy, Emi finds herself fulfilling a really totally different function in The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Season 2 because the mom of Alas Ramus — a daughter she supposedly shares with Satan himself.
In each RWBY and RWBY: Ice Queendom, Hikasa brings her keigo to the forefront as the rich ice queen Weiss Schnee.
Yu Shimamura Is Annie Leonhart in Attack on Titan
Compared to the primary two voice actresses on this record, Yu Shimamura has admittedly not appeared in too many iconic roles and has a little bit of a smaller resumé. At greatest, she famously portrayed varied characters in Bleach, akin to Sogyo no Kotowari, Katen Kyokotsu and Koga’s spouse. Shimamura can be the voice of Shinobu Kawajiri in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable.
Shimamura’s most iconic function, nevertheless, is because the tough-as-nails Annie Leonhart in Attack on Titan. Whether she’s finishing up her duties as an Eldian cadet or displaying off extra of her tsundere qualities in Attack on Titan: Junior High, one factor is for sure: Annie is a power to reckon with in each incarnation.
In each RWBY and RWBY: Ice Queendom, Shimamura lends her cool and soothing voice to everybody’s favourite bisexual Faunus Blake Belladonna.
Ami Koshimizu Is Sailor Jupiter in Sailor Moon Crystal
One of the extra energetic voice actors on this record is Ami Koshimizu, who additionally has her justifiable share of well-known roles. Some of those embody Anemone in Eureka Seven, Kallen Stadtfeld in Code Geass and Yui Uehara in Detective Conan. Koshimizu can be the voice of Mizuki Nakahara in Lycoris Recoil and is ready to painting Amanda in Reincarnated as a Sword.
To high all these well-known roles, nevertheless, is Koshimizu’s most iconic one up to now. As a part of the fashionable solid for this century’s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal reboot, Koshimizu is the present voice of Makoto Kino, the Sailor Guardian often called Sailor Jupiter. Sweet as she is hard, Sailor Jupiter is the loyal greatest buddy who stands as much as bullies and cooks one of the best meals for the individuals she loves.
In each RWBY and RWBY: Ice Queendom, Koshimizu brings her fiery power because the voice of Team RWBY’s sunny little brawler Yang Xiao Long.
Megumi Toyoguchi Is Tomoko Higashita in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
As a little bit of a veteran within the voice appearing trade in Japan, Megumi Toyoguchi received her begin within the late Nineteen Nineties and had very distinguished roles within the early 2000s. Some of the favored anime she appeared in throughout that decade embody Hamtaro, Chobits, Shaman King, Initial D, Paradise Kiss, Naruto: Shippuden, Astro Boy and .hack//SIGN. Toyoguchi’s most iconic roles from the 2000s have been as Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Riruka Dokugamine in Bleach and Hikari in Pokémon.
During the 2010s, Toyoguchi voiced Miyuki and Tatsuya’s stepmother, Sayuri Shiba, in The Irregular at Magic High School. She additionally supplied the voice of Tomoko Higashikata in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable till Episode 15 when she took maternity go away. Since then, Tomoko has been voiced by Shizuka Ito, who additionally briefly took over Toyoguchi’s function of Pyrrha Nikos for the Japanese dub of RWBY Vol. 3, which can be the character’s remaining look in the principle collection.
For RWBY: Ice Queendom, Toyoguchi reprises her function as Pyrrha and sings her character’s model of Weiss’s “Mirror, Mirror.”
Megumi Han Is Nokoko Inaka and Chika Netsuno in Komi Can’t Communicate
As the daughter of veteran voice actress Keiko Han — who voices Luna and Queen Beryl within the authentic Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon anime — Megumi Han has turn out to be a standout expertise of her personal making. Having began her profession within the early 2010s, Han started working on just a few high-profile anime pretty early on. Some of her iconic roles from the 2010s embody Tama from One Piece, Young Obito Uchiha from Naruto: Shippuden and Momiji Soma within the Fruits Basket reboot.
Han’s extra well-known roles within the present decade are as Susumu Yuito in Platinum End and Terano Totobami in Kakegurui XX. Han’s most memorable performances, nevertheless, are as Nokoko Inaka and Chika Netsuno from Komi Can’t Communicate. As characters that parody “the classmate from the countryside” and “the athletic rival” character archetypes, Han’s performances as each characters are so staunchly totally different that it is exhausting to imagine at occasions they’ve the identical voice actor.
To add to Han’s versatility as a voice actress, she supplies the candy robotic voice of Penny Polendina in each RWBY and RWBY: Ice Queendom.