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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Doctor Onishi with sound clips and images.

Created by Pokejedservo on Apr 21 2010, 9 Comments, Add Comment
Akira (1991)
Dr. OnishiLewis Lemay
Lewis Lemay
Akira (1991)
Dr. OnishiSimon Prescott
Simon Prescott


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said at 11:36 PM on Tue Jan 27 2015
Simon- hi Professor Isaac Gilmore
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said at 8:54 AM on Mon Jul 14 2014
Lewis Lemay - Sounds more throaty than old.
Simon Prescott - The acting and voice are spot-on, I can easier trace his voice to Dr. Onishi more than I did for Lewis Lemay's.
said at 1:00 PM on Tue Mar 5 2013
The scene towards the end when Akira comes back and swallows Tetsuo in his explosion to prevent Tetsuo's escalating power from causing more destruction is his best moment. That would have been the perfect scene for this voice compare, and Simon Prescott nailed it.
said at 11:05 PM on Sun Jul 21 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Absolutely. I felt a lot more panic and fear in his voice during that scene and in his role in general. I can sorta see what the casters were going for with Lewis, but he sounded too hoarse and scratchy and not emotional enough. It didn't help that he was given baffling dialogue to work with ("a cosmic rebirth")
said at 1:37 AM on Mon Jul 22 2013
@JTurner I thought Simon Prescott made Onishi pretty darn memorable for a minor character. That "This is impossible!" (can't remember the exact wording, I hope that's right) just nailed the white-haired scientist trope dead-on without making him sound hammy. Loved it.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Doctor Onishi voice actors?
Lewis Lemay
Simon Prescott