Wildcard Wednesday #8: Mega Man’s Voice
Some discussion on the Capcom-Unity topic for Mega Man in Smash Bros. got me thinking about voice actors. Pretty much everyone, even those who have been lacking voices for their games in the past, get a voice for Smash Bros. In Mega Man’s case, he’s actually had quite a few, just considering Classic. I made a video you can see above which shows off all the English and Japanese Mega Man voices I could find.
The original Japanese actor, Hekiru Shiina, is probably my top pick overall. Ever since playing “The Power Battles”, that’s the voice that most reminds me of Mega Man (and most fits!). However, even if we were lucky enough to score the original Japanese VA for Smash Bros., the US version usually gets its dubs on characters (with exceptions like Marth). In this case, I would choose Ian James Corlett out of the other English VAs. I love the cartoon, and his voice is for sure my favorite out of the other English choices.
Chances are, none of the above would reprise their roles though. In that outcome, who would be your pick for Mega Man’s voice, in Japanese or English?
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