Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Date Of Birth: Oct 5, 1975
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
Voice Over Language: English

Popularity: 15th All Time, 13th This Week. *

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Some of her favorite roles: Princess Sakura (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles), Bulma (Dragon Ball Kai), Momoka (Sgt. Frog), Tsubaki (Soul Eater)

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Credits On BTVA: 336 Roles from 285 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 2:46 PM on Sun Nov 1 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Monica Rial is a talented voice actress for the part she is typecast for; e.g., the possibly ditzy stuck-up girl or the cute innocent pushy girl. Though she is talented, her voice is SO prevalent in modern dubs that it just takes me completely out of the story any time I hear her. I immediately either stop watching the series or switch to the sub. I wish it weren't so, because like I said, she's very talented, but when it's the same voice almost every time, it takes you completely out of the immersion. Glad she's finding work, but... Try to vary it a little bit? Please?
said at 2:11 PM on Mon Oct 5 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Monica Rial!

I swear she's been in like every dub ever made in Texas. XD I mean Holy Crap! and right now it doesn't seem like she'll be stopping any time soon. I'll admit she is way overused but does that mean she's a bad VA, not really but I do feel a times her voice is a bit too shrill and can be a poor fit for certain roles. I think one of the major roles that truly stands out of hers was as Lyra/Dante in the 2003 FMA series....such a massive playing against type role there for her and one of her first major FUNimation roles too.

with that said I also loved her performances as Bulma, Tsubaki Nakatsukasa, May Chang, Index, Mirajane Strauss, Miya Asama, Kyoko Tokiwa, Chane Laforet, Mayaya, Daedalus, Himemiko, Renge Houshakuji, Yumi Jinnouchi, Venerana Gremory, Seer and Sonic Speed Monkey.

At some point i'll have to give Michiko & Hatchin a watch in the future, I really want to hear more of her lower register, it's a shame she doesn't get to use it more often. It's quite nice to listen to.
said at 12:52 PM on Mon Oct 5 2015
Happy Birthday Monica Rial!
said at 12:05 PM on Mon Oct 5 2015
Happy birthday to a modern day great. No need for me to list roles I have liked. An inspirational actress for both men and women.
said at 11:54 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
Happy Birthday, Monica! One of best voice actress.
said at 11:47 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
Happy Birthday to Monica Rial! She's done a phenomenal job!
said at 9:44 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
My Top 10 Favorite Voices of Monica Rial

1) Houki Shinonono (Infinite Stratos)
2) Konoka Konoe/Student #13 (Negima!?)
3) Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
4) Tsubaki Nakatsukasa (Soul Eater)
5) Renge Houshakuji (Ouran High School Host Club)
6) Bulma (Dragon Ball series)
7) Index (A Certain Magical Index)
8) Yukari Sendo (Rosario + Vampire)
9) Lumiere (Kiddy Grade)
10) Kazumi Asakura/Student #03 (Negima!?)
said at 9:34 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
Happy Birthday Monica Rial! Finally a Big 4-0 & still a Voice Acting Legend! You're the Best Voice Actress FUNimation & Sentai Filmworks has ever had.
said at 6:38 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
Happy Birthday Monica Rial. Only someone with your talent can be in over 300 shows and you have the most adorable voice I've ever heard. I don't have enough roles to list on how incredible you are so I'll stick to my favorites, Rize, Momoka, Mey-Rin, May Chang, Bulma, Panty, Tsunami, Shiro, Mirajane, & Index. Your an incredible voice actor and I hope you can continue to grace us with your voice in the future.
said at 6:39 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
@TheAdapter oops I meant Stocking not panty, F me
said at 5:26 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
Happy Birthday Monica!
I have enjoyed so many of your roles such as Tsbaki, Kaede Kyano, Index, Houki Shinonono, Maria Akizuki, Tamaki Irei, Haruko Amaya, Haruka ****ow & others!
I hope you get more roles in the years to come & will continue enjoying them!
said at 5:08 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
Happy Birthday Monica, you rock as Bulma!
said at 3:05 AM on Mon Oct 5 2015
Happy birthday, Monica.
said at 9:24 PM on Sun Jul 26 2015
I just saw her name in the credits of the latest episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
said at 3:05 AM on Fri May 1 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Absolutely masterful as Lyra/Dante in FMA. She conveyed the character's egomania and misanthropy with such finesse that it remains my all time favorite role from her. It's a shame she rarely gets to use her lower register.
said at 1:07 AM on Sun Apr 26 2015
Your my favorite voice actress. Your voice is literally perfect for every character you do. My favorite character you've done is Mei Misaki. Your amazing.
said at 8:28 PM on Sun Oct 5 2014
Happy Birthday Monica Rial, voice of Stocking,Haruko,Babu,Bulma,Shiro,Mey-Rin,Mirajane Strauss,May Chang,Amy Yeager, and Momoka.
Jared Delgado
said at 4:13 AM on Sun Oct 5 2014
Happy Birhtday, Monica. Awesome jb as Tsubaki, Houki, May Chang and Index.
said at 11:15 PM on Sat Sep 13 2014
So...she's been cast as Tomoko from Watamote, interesting.
said at 9:31 PM on Tue Jul 15 2014
You are undoubtedly one of the best actresses in Funimation, Monica. Your voice is extremely adorable, keep up the excellent work! :]
said at 3:37 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
Among my favourite voice actresses. Great skill and professionalism, especially with her vocal type. First role to make really take note was Haruka ****ow from Rahxephon, which I hear she speaks fondly of. She's someone I really would like to hear in prelay recorded animation with an ensemble cast. I believe it would make her an even better actress.
said at 10:53 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@akersaotome The Sc---horpe Problem strikes again.
said at 2:11 AM on Sat Nov 30 2013

Its my first time encountering BTVA's filtering. Better be careful with certain names.
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 4:44 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
Happy Birthday Monica!
said at 4:38 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday Monica! You're my idol, as well as Cherami Leigh. Please, have a lovely birthday! And don't get drunk on tequila...
Madness Abe
said at 11:55 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
Happy Birthday, Monica!
said at 10:17 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
Happy Birthday, Monica! :)
Honestly, I love how she puts a lot of energy into each of her roles.
Great job as

Houki Shinonono (Infinite Stratos)
Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
Karuta Roromiya (Inu x Boku Secret Service)
Bulma (DBZ Kai)
Miya Asama (Sekirei)
Tsubaki Nakatsukasa (Soul Eater)
May Chang (FMA: Brotherhood)
Sakura (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle)
said at 7:28 AM on Wed Sep 11 2013
I do not think anyone else could play Michiko the way she did.
said at 2:27 PM on Sun May 19 2013
Monica Rial is one of my favorite Funimation Voice Actresses here are some of my favorite roles of her

Sakura (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle)
Bulma (Dragon Ball Z Kai)
May Chang (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
Tsubaki Nakatsukasa (Soul Eater)
Karoo (One Piece)
Mey-Rin (Black Butler)
Jo (Burst Angel)
Miya Asama (Sekirei)
Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
Renge Houshakuji (Ouran High School Host Club)
said at 8:39 PM on Thu Nov 15 2012
She does great as May Chang.
said at 4:05 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
she does a great job!
said at 1:00 AM on Thu Jul 19 2012
Mina Tepes was such a perfect role for her and what got me into really wanting to know more about english voice actors
said at 4:44 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
Momoka is her perfect role IMO! There is *NOBODY* else who could pull that off!
said at 9:21 PM on Sun Apr 1 2012
I hear a lot of people criticize her, but I never understood why. She does a great job as Minamo in Azumanga Daioh and her role as Momoka is pretty good too. I haven't heard much of it, but she also seems to do a good job for Bulma. I guess it's because she goes over-the-top a lot, but I never found her annoying.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:05 PM on Thu Dec 29 2011
Monica definitely has a very recognizable voice and has lots of energy.

Miya (Sekirei) is a role of hers I'm a fan of.

I also really liked her voice for Amy in Case Closed (I really miss watching that show in English)
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Monica Rial role? *
Tsubaki Nakatsukasa
10.9% (29 votes)
10.5% (28 votes)
Mirajane Strauss
7.5% (20 votes)
6.4% (17 votes)
4.9% (13 votes)
Renge Houshakuji
4.1% (11 votes)
May Chang
3.0% (8 votes)
3.0% (8 votes)
2.6% (7 votes)
Mei Misaki
2.6% (7 votes)
2.3% (6 votes)
Houki Shinonono
2.3% (6 votes)
Michiko Malandro
2.3% (6 votes)
Asa Shigure
1.9% (5 votes)
Momoka Nishizawa
1.9% (5 votes)
Ringo Akai
1.9% (5 votes)
Mina Tepes
1.5% (4 votes)
Tomoko Kuroki
1.5% (4 votes)
Karuta Roromiya
1.5% (4 votes)
1.1% (3 votes)
Kirika Yumura
1.1% (3 votes)
Kaede Kayano
1.1% (3 votes)
Krul Tepes
1.1% (3 votes)
Yukari Sendo
1.1% (3 votes)
1.1% (3 votes)
Mio Isurugi
1.1% (3 votes)
1.1% (3 votes)
0.8% (2 votes)
Himari Takakura
0.8% (2 votes)
Aoi Futaba
0.8% (2 votes)
Hazuki / Luna
0.8% (2 votes)
0.8% (2 votes)
Miya Asama
0.8% (2 votes)
Felli Loss
0.8% (2 votes)
Haruko Amaya
0.8% (2 votes)
0.8% (2 votes)
Maya Ibuki
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Kyoko Tokiwa
0.4% (1 votes)
Misuzu Kamio
0.4% (1 votes)
Erica Blandelli
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Haruka Shitow
0.4% (1 votes)
Konoka Konoe / Student Number 13
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Konoe Tsuruma
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Rize Kamishiro
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
England (Female)
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Maki the Conch
0.4% (1 votes)
Hikari Hanazono
0.4% (1 votes)
Misa Hayase
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Chihiro Shindou
0.4% (1 votes)
Milano Entolasia (2)
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Chris Barkhorn
0.4% (1 votes)
Shizuka Marikawa
0.4% (1 votes)
Nekomi Nabeshima
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Kyoko Kirisaki
0.4% (1 votes)
Sayaka Maizono
0.4% (1 votes)
266 Total Votes
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