Voice Compare » Ape Escape » Natsumi / Natalie / Katie
Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Natsumi / Natalie / Katie with sound clips and images.
Natsumi (renamed "Natalie" in English-speaking territories and named "Katie" in the United Kingdom version of the first game) is the determined and unyieldingly spirited granddaughter of the Professor. Initially a caretaker of his laboratory, she eventually develops an inventing prowess that matches her grandfather's.
EDITOR'S OPINIONThis is a somewhat sizable VC, so I'll try to keep things short. Crawford and the unknown UK VA, besides sounding too old for the character, are pretty wooden in their performances, and while Preece is more age-appropriate, she also falls flat. Mumolo gets the character's age right and does some decent acting, but she plays the character as a stereotypical valley girl, which contradicts her canonically intelligent nature. Lee and Lillis aren't too distinctive in the role, but they play the character relatively well (Lillis pretty much reused her Misty voice in her case, so she gets less points in originality). Hood, while still not terribly unique, best captures Tomoko Kawakami's essence in the Japanese version and is pretty convincing to boot, so she gets my vote here.