Apollo Justice
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Apollo Justice

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Apollo Justice with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Ace Attorney

Apollo is a hotblooded, earnest young lawyer, taken under the wing of Phoenix Wright himself. The protagonist of the self-titled fourth game in the series, from 5 and 6 on he became co-protagonist along with Phoenix and Athena.
Created by NCZ on Oct 8 2016
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (2008)
Apollo JusticeJP Kellams
JP Kellams
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice (2016)
Apollo JusticeOrion Acaba
Orion Acaba

EDITOR'S OPINION

Both voice actors actually sound very similar in the role, taking Apollo in an energetic, youthful direction. I have to give Orion credit for taking JP's foundation and going beyond with his additional material, but JP gets credit for leaving foundation that's pretty good to begin with.


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HyperVoiceActing
said at 6:58 AM on Tue Jun 5 2018
I'm honestly fine with both voices.

Although if it's not too much or crossing a line to ask, what's this apparent horrible thing that Orion did?
Soul-dragon
said at 12:24 PM on Sat May 5 2018
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Despite Orion's...current status...my vote goes to him. Granted he's a terrible person who caused a lot of pain but it won't effect how much I enjoy his performances. He just brings so much energy to the role and built off JP Kellams's foundation perfectly.
However when the next Ace Attorney game comes out they get Griffin Burns to voice him. Or he could have a cameo in Ace Attorney Season 2 and Funimation could do the job of recasting him. In that case Dallas Reid would be my top choice.
EPA Deane
said at 2:14 AM on Sun May 6 2018
@Soul-dragon Josh Grelle or Tallesin Jaffe could also be Solid Replacements.
8000 Saiyans
said at 8:31 AM on Fri May 4 2018
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I'll go with JP Kellams.
RetroPokeFan
said at 6:22 AM on Fri May 4 2018
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Such a shame Orion Acaba has caused so much controversy months ago and kinda ruined his reputation a bit since he's really good as Apollo Justice and has quite a lot of energy.

JP Kellams also has some good energy and he does the courtroom shouts well.
WrightWay
said at 11:33 PM on Thu May 3 2018
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And I'm changing my vote to JP Kellams on the grounds of learning of Orion Acaba's current status.
1dbad
said at 9:44 PM on Fri Oct 21 2016
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I prefer JP Kellams's courtroom shouts, but I'm going with Orion overall. I love his voice and it's a solid performance. My only complaint is it seems to be a bit lacking in energy at times.
FUNiman
said at 2:52 PM on Wed Oct 12 2016
Orion might be a tad deep for Apollo imo but his energy really makes his portrayal great.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 8:00 PM on Tue Oct 11 2016
Orion Acaba really warmed up to me. Hope to hear more from him
HienFan
said at 9:20 AM on Mon Oct 10 2016
JP had the energy but was a bit grating though Orion was awesome
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:17 PM on Sun Oct 9 2016
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I kinda dig Kellams a little bit more, but both of these guys nail it. They both sound quite energetic, which is great.
RabidSonicFan
said at 7:03 PM on Sun Oct 9 2016
They're both quite good, and their voices sound pretty similar to be honest; but I'll give this one to Orion by virtue of having more material to work with.
TrueMyriad
said at 11:29 AM on Sun Oct 9 2016
Orion for the win! He truly poured his heart out into this role. But I have to admit. JP really gave a lot for this performance. Both are excellent, but I think I'll go with Orion
SNaG
said at 7:45 AM on Sun Oct 9 2016
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Orion, no question for me. He's only slightly less energetic than JP Kellams in his voice clips, but that's something that you can only really spot with back to back listening.

Like all of these AA voice compares, JP Kellams isn't worse or anything - he's not a trained VA and he laid a great foundation for Orion to follow and build upon. Nevertheless, Orion is Apollo, and I'm giving this to him.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:23 AM on Sun Oct 9 2016
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JP has the better courtroom shouts, but I've got to give it to Orion for his overall performance.
WrightWay
said at 1:01 AM on Sun Oct 9 2016
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Both of them are pretty good fits for the role, with each of them having their own strengths.

With JP Kellams, he built the foundation of the character's English voice, giving him the energy and kind of the "Chords of Steel" the character is said to have: he has a slight rasp, and it works very well with that in mind.

I was honestly a bit unsure about Orion Acaba at first, but he really settled in towards the end of Duel Destinies and in Spirit of Justice: now, I feel he really understands the character well. Orion has taken what JP brought to the role, and built on it, even giving him a smoother voice with the same kind of energy.

Overall, at this point I feel Orion Acaba has fleshed out the character most with his portrayal, having a lot more material given to work with, so I'll go with him.
Torak
said at 5:43 AM on Sun Oct 9 2016
@WrightWay I agree. Also, nice Avatar. ;)
HylianBelmont
said at 12:45 AM on Sun Oct 9 2016
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I'm honestly not sure who to pick here. JP delivered Apollo's awesome "Gotcha!" voice clip and he gave him a pretty fitting voice as well! But as you said NCZ, Orion took what JP started and really built upon it.

It's tough but I suppose I have to give this to Orion in the end. If only because he got much more to work with.
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