Janice Kawaye

Janice Kawaye

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

Popularity: 256th All Time, 405th This Week

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THE VOICES OF Janice Kawaye

Credits On BTVA: 99 Roles from 45 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 1

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said at 5:01 PM on Wed Apr 4 2018
Happy Birthday Janice Kawaye!

She's awesome as Ami, Cosette and Ayane, and I liked her Peko as well, despite the direction being a tad inconsistent.
said at 6:31 AM on Wed Apr 4 2018
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Happy Birthday Janice Kawaye!

My top 5 favourite roles of hers are:

1.) Jenny/XJ9 (My Life As A Teenage Robot)
2.) Shizuka (Hunter X Hunter)
3.) Ami Onuki (Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi)
4.) Ayane (Ninja Gaiden)
5.) Asami "Sam" Koizumi (Young Justice)

It's pretty awesome that she was cast in Detective Pikachu Recently. Glad to know she's still getting more work.
said at 10:32 PM on Fri Feb 9 2018
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high spirited girls are more her speed like Jenny.
said at 5:21 PM on Thu Feb 22 2018
@lyndon Indeed. Her Jenny is amazing all things considered and while the show was pretty bad her Ami was really solid. I honestly think that's why I disliked her Peko so much. If anything it's an anti Fuuka performance. Meaning it's a high pitched actress attempting to do the low pitch.
said at 3:12 PM on Thu Feb 8 2018
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Out of curiosity why doesn't she do more? Based on what I've seen of her she has a really nice energetic upbeat voice that works great for kids/ genki girls. If she wanted to she could definitely book lead roles in huge shows (in fact it's already happened twice in the past) so why don't we see her more often.
said at 3:02 PM on Thu Nov 30 2017
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Based on what I've seen of her, I'd say that her best roles are easily foreign warriors as well as high spirited teenagers.
said at 8:39 AM on Sun Nov 5 2017
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Glad to see Janice appearing in more productions lately. I really liked her as Yuzu from Bleach. Can't wait to hear her as Mumei in the upcoming Kabaneri dub.
said at 9:52 AM on Sat Nov 11 2017
@MizukaS Same. Her voice for whats it's worth is enjoyable and her acting is solid and she appears to hit every beat. The only role I dislike of hers is Peko...
said at 6:11 PM on Sat Nov 11 2017
So you think Clarine Harp is a better Peko, then? Or do you think Clarine sounds iffy for the role as well?
said at 6:37 PM on Sat Nov 11 2017
@MizukaS I did prefer Harp overall but I will admit that I'm a bit iffy on her take as well. She sounded a bit to deep at times and needed to loosen up a bit in some scenes (my issue with Janice's take is stated in my comment on DR2).
said at 1:56 PM on Tue Aug 29 2017
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi definitely needs a reboot. Or at least a DVD release including all those episodes unaired (looking at you, Surf's Up!)

This beauty definitely needs more appreciation.
said at 9:40 PM on Wed Jun 7 2017
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Janice is talented and underrated voice actress she great as Ami, Yuzu, Gi, Mui, Asami "Sam" Koizumi, Mui, Shizuku, Mimi, Kam Chan, Kim Chan, and Jenny/XJ-9
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
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.
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)
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!
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.
said at 5:05 AM on Tue Apr 4 2017
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Happy Birthday Janice Kawaye!
said at 6:53 AM on Wed Mar 22 2017
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Ayane and Jenny Wakeman.
said at 12:55 AM on Sun Mar 5 2017
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Congrats on being cast as Shizuku in Hunter x Hunter!!!
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.
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.
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! ;)
said at 3:12 AM on Mon Apr 4 2016
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Happy Birthday Ami Onuki and Jenny / XJ-9.
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
said at 8:18 PM on Wed Feb 3 2016
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Always liked her as XJ9/Jenny.
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.
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.
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.
said at 11:15 AM on Wed Dec 17 2014
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

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

said at 8:34 AM on Mon Apr 6 2015
Considering that she's reinvested in Cup of Tea Productions in recent years (Soulcalibur V and both Xillias) I say thee, nee.
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)
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.
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.
said at 8:36 PM on Sat Aug 24 2013
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She's really beautiful.
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.
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

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!
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. :)
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.
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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?
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
59.3% (35 votes)
Yuzu Kurosaki
10.2% (6 votes)
6.8% (4 votes)
6.8% (4 votes)
Ami Onuki
5.1% (3 votes)
Presea Combatir
3.4% (2 votes)
Asami "Sam" Koizumi
3.4% (2 votes)
1.7% (1 vote)
Sonya / Numbuh 83
1.7% (1 vote)
1.7% (1 vote)
59 Total Votes

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