Janice Kawaye

Janice Kawaye

Date Of Birth: Apr 4, 1970
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA

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THE VOICES OF Janice Kawaye

Credits On BTVA: 86 Roles from 39 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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skeletonking1234
said at 2:20 PM on Wed May 17 2017
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https://twitter.com/GreyDeLisle/status/864949016273891328 Grey just saw her recently. Interesting seeing how she looks now compared to the BTVA picture
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 9:30 PM on Wed May 17 2017
@skeletonking1234 Wow, It's been a while since they last saw each other after Puffy AmiYumi ended (unless if I'm Mistaken), but she still looks amazing nonetheless.
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 7:32 PM on Tue Apr 4 2017
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Happy Birthday Janice Kawaye!!!

It's awesome that she's finally making a resurgence in voice over work this time in anime such as "Toradora", "Love Live" and "Hunter x Hunter". I'm still optimistic that she gets to be cast in a secondary or leading role very soon.

My Top Five Favorite roles from her are:

1. Jenny/XJ-9
2. Shizuku (Hunter x Hunter)
3. Yuzu Kurosaki (Bleach)
4. Sonya / Numbuh 83 (Codename: Kids Next Door)
5. Ami Onuki (Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi)
Autovolt
said at 10:34 AM on Tue Apr 4 2017
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I'm glad Janice is still active in the industry, but really surprised she's moved from Studiopolis to working in Bang Zoom's non-union dubs.

It's pretty exciting that she was in Toradora (only found this out last year from Alex Von David) and she's currently voicing Shizuku in Hunter X Hunter.

Now that's a great casting choice.

It'd be nice if they started casting her in lead roles again, hopefully the right role will come her way real soon.

Happy Birthday Janice Kawaye!
CelestialOuroboros
said at 6:16 AM on Tue Apr 4 2017
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Happy Birthday, Janice Kawaye! At a much younger age, I was a sucker for her voice - and that really hasn't changed well into today. She's usually a shoe-in for the Genki Girl and sweet archetypes, but she can deliver when it comes down to relatively villainous roles or characters that are seemingly emotionless.

Her performance as Gi was technically the first time ever hearing Janice, but it was her Jenny Wakeman/XJ-9 and Ami Onuki which really got me to pay closer attention to this VA's work. Those three aside, I also thought Kawaye was enjoyable as Ayane, Yuzu Kurosaki, Asami "Sam" Koizumi, Mimi Tasogare, Lee/Numbuh 84, and Sonya/Numbuh 83.

It was a pleasant surprise to see that she landed the role of Shizuku, and Kawaye's take on the character so far is great; might even be my favorite role she's done yet.
tmnisaac
said at 5:05 AM on Tue Apr 4 2017
Happy Birthday Janice Kawaye!
Digifan
said at 6:53 AM on Wed Mar 22 2017
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Ayane and Jenny Wakeman.
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 12:55 AM on Sun Mar 5 2017
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Congrats on being cast as Shizuku in Hunter x Hunter!!!
Jerico
said at 8:04 PM on Sun Aug 7 2016
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Janice should get more anime roles in the Anume industry. I already know she got to play Cocoa from Love Live, but I wish MLAATR would reboot.
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 7:33 PM on Mon Apr 4 2016
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Happy Birthday Janice Kawayne.

Loved your roles as Jenny/XJ-9, Ami Onuki, Yuzu Kurosaki, and Sonya / Numbuh 83. Hope she gain a lot more voice over roles sooner than later.
Norozco18
said at 8:56 AM on Mon Apr 4 2016
Happy birthday Newest Bang Zoom member, and might i say, how this is amazing that you're still continuing you're voice acting career to this day, and now you're playing a part in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, which is very impressive, ya know! ;)
tmnisaac
said at 3:12 AM on Mon Apr 4 2016
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Happy Birthday Ami Onuki and Jenny / XJ-9.
lostrune
said at 11:05 PM on Thu Mar 10 2016
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IIRC the ending sequence written credit for Mimi Tasogare (Duel Masters) is Jennifer Lee
Dr.Who
said at 8:18 PM on Wed Feb 3 2016
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Always liked her as XJ9/Jenny.
MegaMike1990
said at 3:39 PM on Sat Apr 4 2015
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Happy Birthday, Janice Kawaye!!!

I remember from a long time ago that you were Gi on Captain Planet and the Planeteers, and I loved that show.
Autovolt
said at 3:25 PM on Sat Apr 4 2015
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Happy Birthday Janice Kawayne.

She was so cute as XJ-9/Jenny and is way too underused for my liking.
skeletonking1234
said at 9:04 AM on Wed Dec 17 2014
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I'm curious, is she retired? I can find nothing about her online, no social media or anything, she's not associated by her original agency (CESD) anymore, and she hasn't done anything in over a year.
BlueHeracross
said at 11:15 AM on Wed Dec 17 2014
@skeletonking1234
I don't think she is. I can't confirm, but there's at least 2 (maybe more) games that I think she's in. Of course they're uncredited roles. There's also a person who's been in a few BangZoom dubs, who may or may not be an alias of hers.
Dark Kuja
said at 5:08 PM on Sat Feb 28 2015
@skeletonking1234

I believe she was Visco in the witch and the Hundred Knight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=968WL7j-3Nw
rosebr10
said at 8:34 AM on Mon Apr 6 2015
@skeletonking1234
Considering that she's reinvested in Cup of Tea Productions in recent years (Soulcalibur V and both Xillias) I say thee, nee.
skeletonking1234
said at 9:18 AM on Thu May 14 2015
@Dark Kuja I recently found out that she's going under a new name now since she got married (didn't realize this until I interviewed Quinton Flynn and he told me she had gotten married a couple years ago)

She goes under the name Janice Roman Roku and she was in Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet as Melty (I knew when I was watching it that it was blatantly Janice as it sounded exactly like X-J9)
UltimateSSJ4GokouEX
said at 10:18 AM on Fri Apr 4 2014
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Happy Birthday Janice, Love your roles as Ayane, Yuzu and Cosette. Hope you'll get more roles soon.
Regomania
said at 4:02 AM on Fri Apr 4 2014
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Happy Birthday!
Dark Kuja
said at 4:42 PM on Sun Nov 17 2013
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If Kill La Kill ever gets an English dub, she should be Mako.
CartoonLover91
said at 8:36 PM on Sat Aug 24 2013
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She's really beautiful.
Jerico
said at 11:54 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
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Janice is always my favorite. I love hearing her speak Japanese as XJ9 and Ami. I wish I watched her in real life on YouTube.
Neosz369
said at 4:52 AM on Mon Sep 5 2011
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This girl DESERVES more roles.
Dark Kuja
said at 11:05 PM on Sat Feb 11 2012
@Neosz369

Agreed.
wright1996
said at 2:37 PM on Sat Feb 18 2012
@Neosz369 - I would like to hear more from her, as well. She does some anime and games but not enough for this fan!
BlueSkySlash
said at 8:35 PM on Fri Apr 15 2011
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Janice Kawaye barely gets any recognition, praise, or work it seems. It's sad because she's such a great voice actress. I love most of the roles she did, especially Jenny from "My Life as a Teenage Robot," which is my favorite from her. She also did great voicing Ayane and Yuzu. Love your work Janice and I hope you get more exciting work in the future!

Keep rocking. :)
Ninjaman15
said at 9:51 AM on Thu Aug 18 2011
@BlueSkySlash I'm almost tempted to say that she's a bit underrated... And that's not cool, considering we have such overexposed VAs such as Johnny Yong Bosch, Laura Bailey, and Scott McNeil. In fact, most of her roles are actually pretty good, and there's a reason: she's half-Japanese from the research I did... But overall, that means nothing and she's just underrated.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:59 PM on Wed Aug 31 2011
@Ninjaman15 No offense but what does the fact she's half Japaneses have to do with anything?
wright1996
said at 4:50 PM on Wed Dec 7 2011
@Neosz369 - Yes, I would like to see more roles for Janice Kawaye. She's one of my favorites. According to a source, she has been busy recording voices for games No, I'm not saying who my source is.

@Ninjaman15 - what research did you do that concluded she's half-Japanese? Both of her parents are Japanese-Americans.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Janice Kawaye role? *
Jenny / XJ-9
60.4% (29 votes)
Yuzu Kurosaki
10.4% (5 votes)
Ayane
8.3% (4 votes)
Ami Onuki
4.2% (2 votes)
Presea Combatir
4.2% (2 votes)
Asami "Sam" Koizumi
4.2% (2 votes)
Shizuku
4.2% (2 votes)
Sonya / Numbuh 83
2.1% (1 vote)
Mui
2.1% (1 vote)
48 Total Votes
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