Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 29 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the BlazBlue VC section we take a look at this Little Miss Vampire here whom the series' hero Ragna the Bloodedge not-so affectionately refers to as the "Rabbit" or "Bunny-Leech"... RACHEL ALUCARD! Normally in the game series Rachel is voiced by Mela Lee. Mela's voice for the role has a very British accent for the role in which Mela was definitely able to make it work for the role rather well. While Mela definitely played up Rachel's snobbishness a lot it certainly does work but she can of course sound rather endearing as well. Mela's performance as Rachel Alucard is one of her better ones and is a fine example of the voice work in the BlazBlue series.
In the 3DS/PSP release of BlazBlue Continuum Shift II, Rachel had one scene worth of dialogue in her Butler Valkenhayn's Arcade Mode in which Melissa Fahn got to briefly take over the role here. While fans have complained about the VA change for Rachel to be honest I won't as I found Melissa Fahn to be a very suitable alternative for the role here. Laura managed to pull off the British accent and while its not exactly like Mela's Rachel voice Melissa's voice for the role does sound rather similar. However while I wouldn't necessarily consider it better than Mela's Rachel Voice but I do like on how Melissa's voice for the role does sound a bit more child-like (not that I am calling Mela's voice for the role old or anything but still.) However Melissa does play Rachel a bit differently (but that is more due to how Rachel was with Valkenhayn whom is pretty much the only character whom she is not rude to on a regular basis) but still Melissa's more playful performance does suit the role pretty well and is one of the better "stand-in" performances in that game. Overall both of these ladies did very well for the role and while I know that Mela played the role more but I am not entirely sure who to go with here.