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


Created by Pokejedservo on Thu Aug 20 2009, 7 Comments, Add Comment
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Akira (1991)
RyuSteve Kramer
Steve Kramer
Akira (1991)
RyuRobert Buchholz
Robert Buchholz

EDITOR'S OPINION

And as for the 6th Voice Compare we have Resistance Member (and "Big Brother" of Kei) Ryu.

In the 1989 dub of the movie we have VA Steve Kramer as Ryu. On one hand this performance does get some points on how I couldn't tell that it was Steve at first and that the voice work itself is not so bad. (Though on the other hand I am sure there were folks who didn't like the fact that he was called Roy then.)

In the 2001 Pioneer dub he was voiced by Robert "Gene Starwind" Bucholtz, now the 2001 dub of Akira was a fine dub and Robert Bucholtz is a good VA. Though to be honest I wasn't quite if this was the best voice for him, the acting was just fine but I am not sure if the voice was perfectly fitting. (Oh sure its not bad in general but still.)

Neither are perfect for the role but I am slightly going with Steve Kramer here to be honest, I know that the Pioneer dub is far more renowned than the Streamline one (and I can understand why) but still.

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keithstone (Guest)
said at 5:47 PM on Tue Jul 13 2010
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steve kramer makes ryu or "roy" sound like a gangster fom the 1920's while robert buchholz sound serious and intense like a member of the resistance should sound
mvx248 (Guest)
said at 7:28 PM on Mon Apr 26 2010
Most anime voice overs sound the same in everything they do.

Your point is?
argo (Guest)
said at 9:46 PM on Sun Apr 18 2010
Kramer sounds the same in everything he does.
mvx248 (Guest)
said at 11:55 AM on Sun Feb 21 2010
I think you have Kramer and Buchholz confused, Buchholz sounds like he's reading the film's plot.
d20watt (Guest)
said at 12:05 AM on Thu Jan 21 2010
Gosh. Steve sounds like some dude from some radio from the 1950s.
jont (Guest)
said at 2:04 PM on Sun Aug 23 2009
I have to say Robert; Steve sounds too monotone in that clip I heard. Neither clip gives a complete representation of the character's performance, but the Pioneer dub gets my vote.
john (Guest)
said at 7:16 PM on Fri Aug 21 2009
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I think they're both pretty good very difficult decision both match his personality pretty well.
BTVA POLL
Who do you think has been the best from these Ryu voice actors?
Steve Kramer
Robert Buchholz