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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kanto with sound clips and images.
Kanto is a DC Comics character, primarily a New God of Apokolips, who first appeared in Mister Miracle #7 (March/April 1972). Originally known as Iluthin, he was a student and warrior of Granny Goodness who was accused of stealing weaponry and was punished with exile to Earth during the Renaissance-era by Darkseid himself. While there, Iluthin was taught much from the many teachers in Rome. However, Kanto 13, Darkseid's master assassin at the time, traveled to Earth to track down Iluthin and managed to kill Claudia, Iluthin's lover. Iluthin retaliated by beating the assassin and Darkseid was impressed with the fight. Darseid executed Kanto 13 for his failure and Iluthin returns to Apokolips as the new Kanto, Darseid's new master assassin. Holding a strong connection with the Renaissance, Kanto can be seen wearing clothing reminiscent of a nobleman from that era. One of the few superheroes Kanto respects is Mr. Miracle, who escaped a trap he sent for him. Kanto has the typical physiology of a New God, and by trade, he is a master swordsman, fighter and is capable of using any weapon imaginable.

Created by UltimateCharm on Sat Aug 4 2012, 11 Comments, Add Comment
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
KantoMichael York
Michael York
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
KantoCorey Burton
Corey Burton


Michael York's voice as Kanto is classic. He plays off Kanto's smugness and superiority really well, making Kanto one of the more memorable performances of the show. But Corey Burton did fine as Kanto, even if it was just a bit part.


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said at 12:23 PM on Tue Feb 17 2015
1) Michael York
2) Corey Burton
said at 6:20 PM on Mon Oct 27 2014
Is it just me or does anyone thing Michael York sounds a little like Tim Curry here?
said at 3:25 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
i prefer Corey Burton
said at 8:50 PM on Sat Dec 8 2012
I'm going with Michael York. Corey Burton was fine with the small part he had.
said at 5:30 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
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But what does it all MEAN, Basil?
said at 3:00 AM on Sun Aug 5 2012
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A major role in an episode vs. a cameo? Yeah, gonna go with Michael York, though Corey wasn't bad.
said at 10:07 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
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I'm gonna go with Michael York for Kanto.
said at 9:25 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
Honestly Michael York's work was the same as his Count Vertigo though I'm assuming that's his regular voice or very close to it but it's still not an original performance. Not saying it's bad though either way. I'm going with Corey Burton even if he is impersonating Michael York's voice(at least to me it is) it's an original voice on his part since to my knowledge he's never used York's voice before.
said at 3:26 AM on Mon Feb 4 2013
@pete How is it original if he's impersonating someone else?
said at 3:02 PM on Mon Feb 4 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Two things. 1. I'm not sure if he used that voice before. 2. Read my last sentence again.

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