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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Maria Renard (Adult) with sound clips and images.

Created by Pokejedservo on Thu Jul 8 2010, 5 Comments, Add Comment
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
Maria RenardKimberly Forsythe
Kimberly Forsythe
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
Maria RenardMichelle Ruff
Michelle Ruff


Alright folks the Castlevania VC section shall now receive its first female character and I figured who would be better than one of the more prominent ladies in the series than Maria Renard?

Oh yes and while her child self did appear first chronologically in the series, her older self had English voice acting first so this version of Maria will go first in which this will be for Castlevania Symphony of the Night and both the PS1 and PSP version.

In the PS1 version she is voiced by VA Kimberly Forsythe and while I know on how reviled the English voice acting is on the PS1 version (its usually either considered atrocious or unintentionally hilarious) but I actually liked Kiberly's work here. She had a nice fairly low alluring voice and she easily had one of the better performances in the original version of that game (though I am sure at least someone else is thinking "Yeah like that's saying much").

In the PSP version of the game that went with the PSP title "Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles" she is voiced by VA Michelle Ruff. While Michelle's Maria voice was a little higher than Kimberly's it was still very much in spirit though I do like on how Michelle's Maria Renard voice and performance did have a bit more of a playful edge to it. While its not as good as her Fujiko Mine voice in Lupin the 3rd it is a good example of how Michelle Ruff can do a fairly more alluring voice as well and is one of the better performances in that game too.

Overall I... am surprisingly not sure which one of these voices will I be going with as they both did well here.


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said at 7:00 AM on Sun Mar 8 2015
1) Michelle Ruff
2) Kimberly Forsythe
said at 12:57 AM on Thu Feb 26 2015
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I actually prefer Kimberly Forsythe here, her lower husky voice gives Maria a mysterious quality, and it just sounds downright seductive to boot, the acting obviously could've used some work since the delivery is a bit off here and there, but it's nowhere near the worst I've heard from that game.

Michelle Ruff...I love her voice work otherwise, but here she just sounds a bit generic, the high voice sort of takes away the mysterious sexy quality that Kimberly brought to the role and it makes me a lot less interested in the character to be honest. The acting's better, but...eh, I don't really care for the performance as a whole.

So yeah, I'm actually going with Kimberly Forsythe for this one, Michelle Ruff isn't horrible by any means as the acting is technically better, but I didn't really care much for her in the role. I think Wendee Lee would've been a better and more fitting replacement voice-wise.
said at 7:06 PM on Tue Mar 22 2011
Michelle Ruff for the win
said at 4:09 AM on Fri Jul 9 2010
Michelle Ruff was a perfect choice for Maria. She sounded right age-wise and performed well. Kimberly is actually okay just a little old sounding for me.
said at 7:49 PM on Thu Jul 8 2010
I'm going with Michelle Ruff

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