Voice Actress and Anime Scriptwriter Katelyn Barr Talks Ren Sohma, Ryukyu, and How Voiceover is Changing

One of the most prolific anime voice actresses and ADR scriptwriters of the past decade, Katelyn Barr has voiced Ryukyu (My Hero Academia), Ren Soma (Fruits Basket), Baby 5 (One Piece), and Nikki Hanada (Dr. Stone), among many other characters, and written scripts for series like Akame ga Kill, Haikyuu, and The Quintessential Quintuplets. I… Read More Voice Actress and Anime Scriptwriter Katelyn Barr Talks Ren Sohma, Ryukyu, and How Voiceover is Changing

From ‘Lowest Low’ to Horimiya, Marisa Duran Rises from Depression to Acting and Life Success

When Horimiya premiered during the winter 2021 anime season, it was accompanied by an abundance of buzz. Featuring a beautiful, dreamy quality to the animation, and based on a beloved manga, curiosity for the series was heightened further when Funimation announced a diverse and largely lesser known group of actors for the English voice cast,… Read More From ‘Lowest Low’ to Horimiya, Marisa Duran Rises from Depression to Acting and Life Success

From ATLA’s Toph to Studies at Yale, Michaela Jill Murphy Walks Her Own Path

On occasion, I’ve interviewed voice actors during the evening hours of a convention. It’s not ideal—the guest is often drained by that point, and besides, I feel uneasy about delaying him or her from resting after a demanding day. At Ecchi Expo, and 18+ anime convention I attended last week, rest was what Michaela Jill… Read More From ATLA’s Toph to Studies at Yale, Michaela Jill Murphy Walks Her Own Path

Tangles Writers Do Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Arc 4: Authority Gone Wrong

Our short series on Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai has demonstrated the sort of love / hate relationship sleepminusminus and I have with anime, and particularly with the lead character, Sakuta. Sometimes, he says and does things that are good; sometimes, he’s not so good; and most often, he’s giving both good… Read More Tangles Writers Do Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Arc 4: Authority Gone Wrong