Update 10/25/15

Hey guys! So it has been an awfully long time since we have had a good Voice Actor Spotlight on the blog. In honor of my return to the blogging world, here are THREE different VA Spotlights.

(Source of all information to follow is from en.wikipedia.org, if you notice something missing or something is not accurate, please let me know along with an accurate source.)

VA Spotlight: Mike McFarland

Mike McFarland is a voice actor, ADR director, producer, and writer for Funimation. You may know him by his other name Charles Clegg which he is credited as in several anime series. My first role I ever saw him in was from the popular anime Fruits Basket. He also had a small role in D. Gray-Man, but my biggest role was from Fruits Basket. He has been a voice actor since 1997. So I mean you can say that the first time I heard his voice was back then when he played the dirty Master Roshi in the Dragon Ball series...but I only barely paid attention to that show. I know I will get hate for saying that, but I was always more of Sailor Moon kind of girl not a Dragon Ball kind of girl. Don't get me wrong, I have serious mad respect for the series because Dragon Ball, Naruto, and One Piece are kind of a huge deal so I know when to bow my head in respect to a masterpiece even if I do not like it. 
Okay rant over...let's see what he has been in. 

Appleseed XIII - Magnus
Aquarion - Glen Anderson
Aquarion EVOL - Izumo
Assassination Classroom - Gastro
Attack on Titan - Jean Kirstein

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Beet the Vandel Buster - Alside
Black Blood Brothers - Janaway
Black Cat - Belze Rochefort
Blood-C: The Last Dark - Kuroto Magami
Burst Angel - Leo Jinno
C - Control - The Money and Soul of Possibility - Moto Shindo
Case Closed - George Kaminsky
A Certain Magical Index - Hajime Hitotsui
Corpse Princess - Shuji Isaki
D. Gray-Man - Toma
Darker than Black - Ballcap Man
Desert Punk - Haru Kawaguchi
Diamond Daydreams - Dr. Amakasu
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker - Lazarro
Dragon Ball - Master Roshi, Android 8, Yajirobe, Baby, Dodoria, Dore

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods - Master Roshi
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F - Master Roshi
Eden of East - Yamamoto
Fairy Tail - Nab Lasaro, Nab (Edolas), Vidaldus Taka
Fruits Basket - Ritsu Sohma
Fullmetal Alchemist - Jean Havoc

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Galaxy Railways - Bruce J. Speed
Ghost Hunt - Yoshitaka Yoshimi
Glass Fleet - Mickey, John Fall
Gunslinger Girl - Franco
Hell Girl - Ai's Father
Heroic Legend of Arslan - Narrator
Hetalia: Axis Powers - Estonia
Hetalia: World Series - Estonia
Hetalia: The Beautiful World - Estonia
Heaven's Lost Property - Master of Synapse
High School DxD New - Kokabiel
I's - Yasumasa Teratani
Initial D: Fourth Stage - Shuichi Matsumoto
Is This a Zombie? of the Dead - Akuma Danshaku
Jeu Oh Sei - Theo Klein
Kamisama Kiss - Aotake
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple - Kozo Ukita
Kodocha - suji
Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing - Alex Row
Linebarrels of Iron - Jiro Aonuma
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes - Claugh Klom
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine - Goemon Ishikawa
Michiko and Hatchin - Jim the Samurai 
Monster - Michael Muller
Moonlight Mile - Chris Jefferson
Ninja Slayer - Offender
Nerima Daikon Brothers - Yukel Hakushon
Okami-san and her Seven Companions - Hiroshi Tonda
One Piece - Buggy the Clown, Helmeppo
Ouran High School Host Club - Ryoji "Ranka" Fujioka
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt - Flat U. Lance
Paradise Kiss - Joichi Nikaido
Parasite Dolls - Bill Myers
Peach Girl - Male Lifeguard
Rebuild of Evangelion - Makoto Hyuga
Romeo x Juliet - Tybalt
Rosario + Vampire: Capu2 - Ghost Brat of Iyo
Rumic Theater - Tajima
Sankarea - Jogoro Furuya
Sasami: Magical Girls Club - Daimon
School Rumble - Jiro Yoshidayama
Sgt. Frog - Masayoshi Yoshiokadaira
Shigurui: Death Frenzy - Narrator
Shiki - Yuuki (Natsuno's Father) 
Shadow Skill - Darkness, Jin Surata
Show by Rock!! - Crow
SoltyRei - Ho Chu
Space Dandy - Additional Voices
Speed Grapher - Chief Ekoda
Summer Wars - Shota Jinnouchi
Tales of Phantasia: The Animation - Raizen
Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike - Yurgis
Tokyo Ghoul Root A - Koutarou Amon
Toriko - Man at Market 
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle - Bugal
Trinity Blood - Cain Nightroad
Vexille - Murata
We Without Wings - Karura Itami
Yu Yu Hakusho - Rishio, M3/Kai, Butajiri

VA Spotlight: Stephanie Young

How about a throwback VA for me? Stephanie Young Brehm is a Funimation voice actress who I first heard in Chrome Shelled Regios - one of the first anime series I watched (and fell in love with Todd Haberkorn). She was also in Rosario + Vampire which I started watching around the same time. I watched a lot of Todd Haberkorn anime when I first started out...The thing that sets Stephanie apart from the vast majority of voice actors that I have had on here is that she doesn't do anything like direct, write, or produce. Stephanie is purely a voice actor. She is a singer and songwriter outside of the anime world, but in the anime world, she is a VA through and through. You may also know her under the alias of Kelly McHalen or Callie McHalen. She has been working hard in the industry since 2004.
Let's see more about Mrs. Brehm. 

.hack//Quantum - Shamrock
A Certain Magical Index - Sherry Cromwell
Aquarion - Sophia Belin

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Aquarion EVOL - Alicia

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Aria the Scarlet Ammo - Kanae Kanzaki
B't X - Karen
Baccano! - Adele
Baldr Force EXE Resolution - Reika Tachibana
Bamboo Blade - Yoshikawa
Basilisk: The Koga Ninja Scrolls - Kagero
Birdy the Mighty: Decode - Nechla
Black Cat - Echidna Parass

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Blassreiter - Sasha Jobson
Blood Blockade Battlefront - K.K.
Burst Angel - Sam's Wife
Case Closed - Isabel Nottingham, Lindsey Mathison, Liz Faulkner
Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes - Tamia Jinno
Casshern Sins - Lizbell
Chrome Shelled regios - Kanaris Earifon Rivin
Claymore - Clare
Corpse Princess - Riko
Dance in the Vampire Bund - Hysterica 
Darker than Black - The Widow
Deadman Wonderland - Harumi
Death Parade - Yumi
Desert Punk - Junko Asagiri
Dragonaut: The Resonance - Yuri Kitajima
Eden of the East - Juiz
El Cazador de la Bruja - Nina
Fairy Tail - Karen Lilica, Pisces (Mother)
Freezing - Elise Schmitz 
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Olivier Mira Armstrong

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Ga-Rei: Zero - Misuzu Nakabayashi
The Galaxy Railways - Julia F. Reinhart
Ghost Hunt - Kana Morishita
Ghost in the Shell: Arise - VV
Glass Fleet - B.B, Mozarella
Gunslinger Girl - Flanca
Heaven's Lost Property - Gamma
Hell Girl - Aki Abe
Hero Tales - Choka
Heroic Age - Lecty Leque
The Heroic Legend of Arslan - Queen Tahamine
Hetalia: The Beautiful World - Female France
Hetalia: World Series - Maria Theresa, Queen Juana of Castille
High School DxD BorN - Shuri Himejima
Is This a Zombie? - Fantasy Eu
Is This a Zombie? of the Dead - Naegleria "Nene" Nebiros
Jyu Oh Sei - Eva Klein
Kodocha - Mrs. Tomita
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple - Freya
King of Thorn - Katherine Turner 
Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing - Farahnaz Agusta
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes - Sion's Mother
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine - Cicciolina
Mushishi - Kinu, Yahagi
My Bride is a Mermaid - Ren Seto
My Santa! - Ms. Noel
Nabari no Ou - Korin Shimizu
Negima! - Mana Tatsumiya
Oh! Edo Rocket - O-Ise
Okami-san and her Seven Companions - Momoko Kibitsu
One Piece - Nico Robin, Nico Olvia
Ouran High School Host Club - Benio Amakusa
Psycho-Pass - Dominator
Rebuild of Evangelion - Yui Ikari
Red Data Girl - Sawa Suemori
Rideback - Tamayo Kataoka
RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ - Nao
Robotics;Notes - Tamaki
The Rolling Girls - Shima Ishizukury, Fukuai
Rosario + Vampire: Capu2 - Ageha Kurono
Rumbling Hearts - Dr. Motoko Kozuki
Samurai 7 - Shika
Save Me! Lollipop - Sarasa
School Rumble - Itoko Osakabe
Sekirei - Kazehana
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings - Nohime
Sgt. Frog - Dororo's Mother
Shakugan no Shana - Lerajie
Shiki - Kanami Yano 
Shin-chan - Nanako, Rhonda
Show by Rock!! - Daru Dayu

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SoltyRei - Miranda Maverick
Soul Eater - Arachne
Space Dandy - Rose Reginald
Spice and Wold II - Eve
Summer Wars - OZ Announcer 
Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Cordyline
To: Elliptical Orbit - Maria
The Tower of Druaga - Iriri
Trinity Blood - Mireille Manson
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle - Oruha
Tsukuyomi: Moone Phase - Elfriede
Witchblade - Nora
xxxHolic - Hanahana

VA Spotlight: Christopher Sabat

So you guys have no idea how excited I am to do the Spotlight on Mr. Sabat. Do you remember a while ago when I did that Character of the Week for a little known character Roronoa Zoro? Mhm. Enough said. (You can view that update here). Chris Sabat is a voice actor, ADR director, and Line producer for Funimation. He even founded OkraTron 5000 - which you will hear a lot of voice actors reference in where they first met some other VA. He has been doing VA work since 1997 (essentially the beginning for those of us who are in my age group and started watching anime in the late 90's after school). Also if you guys follow my Facebook page (link to the right ->) then you should have seen a video I posted of Chris Sabat, Chris Aryes, and Sean Schemmel using their DBZ voices to recreate famous movie scenes. It was funny as hell. But that isn't why we are here. Let's get down to business on what shows Mr. Sabat has been in. For a show or two he is credited as C.T. Anger, so don't be surprised if you don't find him immediately in the credits.

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1999
Dragon Ball - Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Kami/Hero, Mr. Popo (Z), Omega Shenron, Zarbon (Z), Recoome, Burter (Z), Jeice (Z), Shenron, Prounga, Ultimate Shenron, Vegito/Gogeta, Moori, various
2002
Fruits Basket - Ayame Sohma
Lupin III - Daisuke Jigen
YuYu Hakusho - Kazuma Kuwabara, Raizen, Gama

2004
Case Closed - Vodka
Fullmetal Alchemist - Alex Louis Armstrong

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Kiddy Grade - Chevalier D'Autrich
Spiral - Kiyotaka Narumi

2005
Baki the Grappler - Shinogi Kosho, Mount Toba, Various
Burst Angel - Azuma Iriki
The Galaxy Railways - Leon 
Gunslinger Girl - Pietro Fermi
Kodocha - Toshizu Kurosaki
Samurai 7 - Kikuchiyo

2006
Basilisk: The Koga Ninja Scrolls - Kasumi Gyoubu
Black Cat - Zagine Axeloake
Moon Phase - Vargas
Negima! - Devil King
Shin-Chan - Yonro, Mr. K, Narrator
Speed Grapher - Saiga Tatsumi
Trinity Blood - Tres Iqus

2007
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad - Preview Narrator
Glass Fleet - Heizak
Hell Girl - Goro Suetsugu
Mushishi - Koro's Father
One Piece - Roronoa Zoro

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School Rumble - Mikoto's Father
Origin: Spirits of the Past - Hajan
SoltyRei - Roy Revant
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle - Kurogane

2008
Aquarion - Narrator
Bladr Force EXE Resolution - Yuuya
Black Blood Brothers - Cain Warlock
Claymore - Galk
Darker Than Black - Yusuke Saito
Jyu Oh Sei - Yuuki
Negima!? - Narrator
One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta - Roronoa Zoro
Ouran High School Host Club - Ritsu Kasanoda
Vexille - Zak

2009
Bamboo Blade - Kenzaburo Ishibashi
Blassreiter - Gerd Frentzen
D. Gray-man - General Cross Marian

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Dragonaut - The Resonance - Gio
Heroic Age - Karkinos Rucan
Initial D - Kyoichi Sudo
Kaze no Stigma - Ryuya Kazamaki
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple - Shio Sakaki
Nabari no Ou - Kannuki
Romeo x Juliet - Cerimon
Sgt. Frog - Giroro, Dance Man
Spice and Wolf - Marlheit
The Tower of Druaga - Black Knight

2010
Birdy the Mighty Decode - Skeletso
Casshern Sins - Bolton
Corpse Princess - Hazama
Eden of the East - Yusei Kondo
Hetalia: Axis Powers - Rome
Linebarrels of Iron - Shinobu Igarashi
My Bride is a Mermaid - Masa
Oh! Edo Rocket - Tenbe Mimasaka
Sands of Destruction - Yappy 
Soul Eater - Eibon

2011
Dance in the Vampire Bund - Wolfgang Regendorf
Fairy Tail - Elfman, Elfman (Edolas)

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Ga-Rei: Zero - Kudo Kuzuno
Heaven's Lost Property - Zero (Judas)
Pokemon Black and White - Cliff
Rosario + Vampire - Okuto Kotsubo
Summer Wars - Katsuhiko Jinnouchi

2012
A Certain Magical Index - Toya Kamijo (Toma's Father)
Deadman Wonderland - Endo
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker - Knight Commander
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes - Rahel Miller
Level E - Renzo Edogawa
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt - Garterbelt
Sengoku Basara II - Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Shakugan no Shana - Behemoth
Shiki - Hasegawa
Steins;Gate - Yugo "Mr. Braun" Tennouji
Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike - Niren Fedrok

2013
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero - Kaito Kubota
Eureka Seven: AO - U.S. Secretary of State
Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess - Elfman
Future Diary - Ushio Gasai (Yuno's Father) 
High School DxD - Ddraig (Boosted Gear)
Lupin the Third: The Woman called Fujiko Mine - daisuke Jigen
Maken-ki! - Hideki Hebiyama
One Piece Film: Strong World - Roronoa Zoro
Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Naua Flan
Toriko - Uumen Umeda
We Without Wings - Martinez

2014
Attack on Titan - Kitts Woermann
Date a Live - Kawagoe
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods - Vegeta, Piccolo, Shenron, Yamcha, Bubbles, King Vegeta
Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Batou
Hagani NEXT - Koyomi Fujioka
Jormungand - Maestro
One Piece Film: Z - Roronoa Zoro
Psycho-Pass 2 - Sakuya Togane
The Devil is a Part-timer! - Albertio Ende
Space Dandy - Issac

2015
Assassination Classroom - Grip
Danganronpa: The Animation - Mondo Owada
Free! - Eternal Summer - Goro Sasabe
Heroic Legend of Arslan - King Andragoras
Ninja Slayer - Fujikido Kenji/Ninja Slayer
Nobunagun - Annus/Robert Capa
Show by Rock!! - Rom
Yona of the Dawn - Son Hak

Phew! Guys, you have no idea. These three are the real deal. Mike McFarland, Stephanie Young, and Christopher Sabat are all a big deal in the anime world and all three have taken part in multiple shows together. Though my favorite that they have all been in is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Mike McFarland (who was the ADR director and line producer for the series) played the flirty Mustang underling Jean Havoc. Stephanie Young and Christopher Sabat played opposite of each other as the iron strong wall of Briggs Olivier Armstrong and the fabulously strong arm alchemist Alexander Louis Armstrong, respectively. These heavy weights are amazing in what they do and I tip my hat to them all. You have my most utter respect.

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Who is your favorite voice actor? Which role is your favorite for these three? Let me know! 

Until next time. 

Ja ne! 

xx Kat
=^.^=

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