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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kaien Shiba with sound clips and images.
Kaien Shiba is a Soul Reaper and former Lieutenant of the 13th Division under Captain Ukitake in the Soul Society. He is the brother of Ganju and Kukaku and was also a mentor to Rukia Kuchiki.

Kaien Shiba was a very ethical and popular man who treated his fellow company members indiscriminately, regardless of their social standing or rank.

Kaien Shiba was first voiced in the English dub version of the Bleach anime by Kim Strauss in episode 49. In other other episodes he is voiced by Dave Mallow.
Created by Jackson_H on Wed Nov 18 2009, 6 Comments, Add Comment
Bleach (2006)
Kaien ShibaKim Strauss
Kim Strauss
Bleach (2006)
Kaien ShibaDave Mallow
Dave Mallow


I think both voice actors were well cast for this character and did good work so I'm undecided for this VC. I guess I'm calling it a tie.


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Polyester Funk
said at 12:20 AM on Wed Apr 16 2014
I like Kim Strauss better. Dave Mallow is good, but I'm not sure his voice fits Kaien. Something just seems a bit off.
said at 7:55 PM on Tue Jan 21 2014
I think that Kim was great for the real Kaien but Dave was better for Aaroniero. Also, Kyle Hebert voiced Kaien for The 3rd Phantom so he should be added as well.
said at 7:21 AM on Sat Oct 20 2012
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I love that Kim Strauss makes him sound youthful and energetic yet still tough and leader-like. Dave Mallow's take was too flat and plain-sounding for my tastes.
said at 11:54 AM on Sun Mar 10 2013
@SparklyShake12 True, his voice is so...Weird, Dave that is. Kim is way better
said at 7:37 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
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Dave Mallow was quite solid as Kaien Shiba but Kim Strauss was excellent as Kaien Shiba and left more of an impression in the end then Dave Mallow did.

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Kim Strauss
Dave Mallow