Cajun Samurai here once again, picking up where we left off with a review of the year that was 2013. It’s time to jump back on the plane and head back home to the USA so we can search out the best English Female Voice Actress of 2013!
Best Female Voice Actress (English): Stephanie Shea
Much like how James Brown is the Hardest Working man in Show Business, Stephanie Shea has been one of the hardest working females in anime show business, and one of the most proliferate. Her record reads like a greatest hits list of english dubs: Eureka from Psalms of Planets of Eureka Seven, Orihime from Bleach, Hinata from Naruto, Mamimi from FLCL…the list goes on and on and on. More recently, she’s lent her voice to the adorable Yui [Nicknamed “Yui-App” by many in the fandom] in Sword Art Online. So take a bow and grab your cape, ma’am. You did a helluva great job this year!
Runner Up: Colleen Clinkenbeard
Seriously, if there’s one actress that has a gear-shift vocal range, it’s Colleen Clinkenbeard. We’ve heard so many different ranges from her this year, it’s almost hilarious–from Makina in Deadman Wonderland to Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece, Colleen has proven that there are actresses out there that can go from cold and calculating to broad, crazy and stupid with just a flip of a switch.
And that’s it for the voice actors and actresses this year! Up next–we take a look at the best anime opening and closing themes of the last 12 months!