Whose orginial Japanese VA voice has surprised you?

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Slowpokeking

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To me it's obviously Queen Beryl. In my country she was dubbed as typical demon queen, much like the DIC version.

I was SO surprised when I knew that she was voiced by Keiko Han, the voice of Annerose in Legends of the Galactic Heroes. Beryl's voice in the original sounds so young, charming and mysterious yet still powerful. She also voiced Luna.
 
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sapphire91

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While none of the voices surprised me, I was very impressed by Megumi Ogata's range. I remember I heard her voicing a demon character in Vapire Princess Miyu with the sweetest, gentle voice so different from her deep voice. I couldn't believe, there wasn't a hiny og Haruka or other characters of hers I am familiar with. Ahe voices twp characters, the demon girl and her puppet, but only one sounds like her at all.
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I honestly don't like Keiko's take on Queen Beryl. She sounds resentful and bitter like the character is supposed to be, but not perverse and evil. Even the Ayakashi sisters' VAs sounded more wicked to me.
I think the original voice acting in Sailor Moon really impressive, and a LOT of voice actors in It amaze me. But If I were to pick one in particular, I would choose Eudial's VA, she absolutely NAILED IT in the Holy Grail reveal scene. Her maniacal laughing while running to get it is outstanding.
 
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I honestly don't like Keiko's take on Queen Beryl. She sounds resentful and bitter like the character is supposed to be, but not perverse and evil. Even the Ayakashi sisters' VAs sounded more wicked to me.
I think the original voice acting in Sailor Moon really impressive, and a LOT of voice actors in It amaze me. But If I were to pick one in particular, I would choose Eudial's VA she absolutely NAILED IT in the Holy Grail reveal scene. Her maniacal laughing while running to get it is outstanding.
Yeah, especially the 10 senshi's VA were all perfect. Villains like Demande were also spot on.

As for Eudial, I hate her for hurting Michiru like that! But yeah good job on the voice.
 
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I was watching the original version of Nephrite's death, and honestly... A lot of international voices like the Italian, Brazilian and Canadian ones did a better job than Shino Kakinuma. Her crying felt so forced, like a baby throwing a tantrum. The Viz VA didn't convey much emotion as well, but in her defense, the original material she worked with wasn't that great either.
 

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I was watching the original version of Nephrite's death, and honestly... A lot of international voices like the Italian, Brazilian and Canadian ones did a better job than Shino Kakinuma. Her crying felt so forced, like a baby throwing a tantrum. The Viz VA didn't convey much emotion as well, but in her defense, the original material she worked with wasn't that great either.
But according to the reports, the VA was indeed crying out of crap during that scene.

I am Chinese American, I will say Mamoru's Chinese VA Han Li was better than the original and Usagi's VA Wang Xiaoyan did a very good job, too.

The VA was overall great. The problem is just some "dub change of lines" and they changed the VA of the inner four in R(China only got till R), not sure why.
 
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Something interesting I don't know if anyone else knows: Yūko Minaguchi didn't just do Hotaru/Saturn, she also did Mistress 9 and the Messiah of Silence (that evil voice that comes out of Hotaru), which definitely is impressive how she did all the forms of that one character.

I too was surprised that Keiko Han did Beryl too, she did such a great job, although she does sound like Athena from Saint Seiya if Athena had, to quote the goddess Artemis there (not the cat of the same name), "finally awakened the Goddess sleeping inside her" and turned evil.

And yeah, Maria Kawamura was wonderful as Eudial, and that laugh does make sense seeing how she also voiced everyone's favorite serpent girl:

Probably the biggest surprise I got was with Sailor Guts: they got the late Hirotaka Suzuoki, famous for his roles as Bright Noa and Dragon Shiryu, to name a few, to do a comic relief character who hurls blobs of sweat...and it worked! Now I can imagine one of them standing there going "BEAUTIFUL!!!" :rofl:
 

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Something interesting I don't know if anyone else knows: Yūko Minaguchi didn't just do Hotaru/Saturn, she also did Mistress 9 and the Messiah of Silence (that evil voice that comes out of Hotaru), which definitely is impressive how she did all the forms of that one character.

I too was surprised that Keiko Han did Beryl too, she did such a great job, although she does sound like Athena from Saint Seiya if Athena had, to quote the goddess Artemis there (not the cat of the same name), "finally awakened the Goddess sleeping inside her" and turned evil.

And yeah, Maria Kawamura was wonderful as Eudial, and that laugh does make sense seeing how she also voiced everyone's favorite serpent girl:

Probably the biggest surprise I got was with Sailor Guts: they got the late Hirotaka Suzuoki, famous for his roles as Bright Noa and Dragon Shiryu, to name a few, to do a comic relief character who hurls blobs of sweat...and it worked! Now I can imagine one of them standing there going "BEAUTIFUL!!!" :rofl:
Not to say Mamoru and Seiya are both voiced by Tohru Furuya. So it's a bit funny to think about it.

Galaxia was voiced by Hilda's VA Mitsuko Horie as well. My favorite SS character.

My favorite is Michiru's voice Masako Katsuki, she just fits the most beautiful senshi(in my opinion) perfectly.
 

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Not to say Mamoru and Seiya are both voiced by Tohru Furuya. So it's a bit funny to think about it.

Galaxia was voiced by Hilda's VA Mitsuko Horie as well. My favorite SS character.

My favorite is Michiru's voice Masako Katsuki, she just fits the most beautiful senshi(in my opinion) perfectly.
Agreed on that, Masako was perfect as Michiru, although other roles I liked she had were her doing Maria in the anime adaptation of the Trapp Family Story, and she even was a perfect fit as Athena (not Athena from Saint Seiya) in this older anime film called Arion (Greek mythology film).
 
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I guess really when I found out that Akira Ishida voiced Fish Eye.
Having seen and heard the guy's resume, I am impressed.
"Fish Eye janai, Katsura da."