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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.
on Nov 18 2009
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said at 11:21 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
Dave is a great actor. I love his work. I think in this situation he was a miscast though. He sounds too deep whereas Kim's take more matched Kaien's appearance.
said at 11:07 AM on Thu Apr 21 2016
They both work but Kim Strauss is more fitting and memorable so I'll go with him.
Dave Mallow isn't bad but I find him a bit too old sounding.
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 11:34 AM on Sat Jul 11 2015
@Polyester Funk Mallow had to try to sound like Strauss, who left the show. . so, kind of a handicap going in, maybe?
said at 12:48 AM on Sun Jul 12 2015
@Caley Maybe. I liked Dave as Aaroniero as Kaien, but just as the regular Kaien, not so much. To bad that we didn't get to hear Kim as Aaroniero.
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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