I truly admire voice actors for what they do. It’s a hard job and it is often underappreciated in entertainment. To do it well requires a greater range well beyond good theatrical acting since one is limited only to the voice and with so many restrictions on it and many “normal” actors can get quickly overwhelmed by the process.
Voice actor panels at conventions are chances -more rare for some more than others – to have a frank conversation going between the actors and their fans. It is a cool opportunity to hear actors of all sorts speak about their experiences and personal thoughts but I find it even more intriguing when it involves actors that most fans know more by how they sound like than how they look like.
The voice actor panel at Comikaze was a great way to start that Sunday morning. It is not often that one can get Stephanie Sheh (Orihime Inoue), Wendee Lee (Faye Valentine), Spike Spencer (Shinj Ikari), Christopher Smith (Tenchi Masaki),and J. Patrick Lawlor (Bean Bandit) in the same room.