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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Takumi with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Fire Emblem

One of Hoshido's princes, Takumi is Corrin's younger brother. Takumi has a very narrow line of sight - on one hand, this makes him an ace archer, but on the other hand it gives him a strict sense of morality. Be friends with him and he'll stick loyally by your side forever. Betray him though, and he and his bow will never let you hear the end of it. It's up to Corrin which side of Takumi they get to see.
Created by NCZ on Mar 9 2017
Fire Emblem: Fates (2016)
TakumiRoger Rose
Roger Rose
Fire Emblem Heroes (2017)
TakumiMichael Sinterniklaas
Michael Sinterniklaas


Michael Sinterniklaas is definitely one of the best replacements in Fire Emblem Heroes. On top of his youthful pep being perfect for the role, he sounds so close to Roger that if I didn't know better, I wouldn't even think there was a casting change. But I have to give this to Roger, as I really think the slightly husky, somewhat wavering tone in his voice really captures the uncertainty, conflict, and emotional investment in the situation that define Takumi.



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said at 4:05 PM on Fri Apr 20 2018
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Sometimes an actor will inherent a role and completely own it, practically overtaking the original actor. I feel like Michael Sinterniklaas's performance as Takumi is a great example of that. He took the foundation Rose laid out and made the role his own
said at 4:19 AM on Wed Feb 28 2018
Question: Is Nintendo month going to come back?
said at 1:38 AM on Wed Feb 21 2018
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This one's a tie as I really like both Roger Rose and Michael Sinterniklaas in the role.

Michael tried his own thing with the character and Rose brought so much life into the character.
said at 2:56 PM on Mon Jan 1 2018
I honestly think I prefer Michael after Warriors. IDK I think it's because he had more to work with than Rodger. However I will admit that I do miss Rodger Rose's take on Takumi a lot. He brought so much to the character and it was truly a shame that union issues had to kick in.
said at 9:50 AM on Thu Feb 15 2018
@Soul-dragon In a way I honestly think it's like David Wittenburg's Teddie.
said at 11:29 PM on Thu Apr 20 2017
Mike sounds like Ben Diskin or Josh Keaton from time to time in this clip. He's a lot softer than Roger, but he does fit the character (in the same vein as Yuki Kaji, actually).
said at 12:22 AM on Fri Apr 21 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed I don't know. I honestly think both Micheal Sinterniklaas and Roger Rose fit Takumi way more than Yuki Kaji did.
said at 3:22 PM on Sun Apr 23 2017
@HylianBelmont How so?
said at 3:28 PM on Sun Apr 23 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed Oh don't misunderstand me here. I thought Yuki Kaji did a good job too. But Roger Rose just took the character and gave him so much depth with his voice alone. Yuki Kaji just sounds a tad too light in comparison, which doesn't gel with Takumi's darker moments particularly well IMO.
said at 3:13 AM on Sun Mar 12 2017
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Roger really made the character his own and definitely has a unique take on him.

I like how Michael tried his own thing for him. Props to that.
said at 2:24 AM on Sat Mar 11 2017
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While it is understandable why Roger wasn't able to reprise the role (mostly due to Zimmerman not being the voice director for Heroes), Michael does an pretty impressive take on Takumi.

That being said, Roger takes the cake for being the original and for bringing a more competitive charisma that Takumi is known and loved for.
said at 11:28 PM on Thu Apr 20 2017
@Chocolate_Thunder "Roger wasn't able to reprise the role (mostly due to Zimmerman not being the voice director for Heroes"

Does the director really make it possible, or isnt that more the actors' personal scheduling?
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said at 9:09 AM on Fri Mar 10 2017
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I'm hope that Roger Rose comes back as Takumi along with Niles in the future Fire Emblem game if they're going to add Takumi in it. He sounds a lot better and Michael does sounds good replicating Roger Rose's voice in Heroes.
said at 2:10 PM on Tue Jan 30 2018
@King Marth 64 Warriors has pretty much proven that it's not going to happen which is honestly a huge shame.
said at 3:47 PM on Thu Mar 9 2017
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Michael actually did really good! But even so, Roger Rose IS Takumi! He gave the character all the turmoil and personality that defined his his character.
said at 3:36 PM on Thu Mar 9 2017
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It's really close for me, since Michael makes Takumi sound closer to his actual age, but Roger's sound more like he's in the heat of battle. In comparison, I think it's more important to have him sound like he's in the heat of battle, considering it's a Fire Emblem game, so Roger wins. Only barely, though.
said at 2:48 PM on Thu Mar 9 2017
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I know nothing about the character here as usual, but just based off these clips I think Roger Rose has a bit more warmth & character in his performance, personally, although I think Michael Sinterniklaas manages to make Takumi his own rather than palely imitate his predecessor like SNaG said, which is really nice to see happen.
said at 1:08 PM on Thu Mar 9 2017
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Nothing against Micheal Sinterinklass, but Rodger Rose put so much energy into the role.
said at 12:25 PM on Thu Mar 9 2017
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Roger Rose IS Takumi. His voice for the character is distinctive, age-appropriate, competitive, and even sounds genuinely nice when he opens up later on. It's a take with a lot of character and charm. And his delivery of critical quotes like "Oh, that's IT!" and "Die already!" are so freaking perfect haha. Like I can listen to his voice for the character all day honestly. Overall, the man did an amazing job!

I honestly didn't think they could get a replacement that even came CLOSE to Roger's amazing performance. Although I'm glad to see I was wrong. Michael Sinterniklaas does a great job emulating Roger Rose's mannerisms, and I'd say it's probably my favourite of the replacement voices (tied with Gaius) but one thing that makes his take a little bit less enjoyable for me, is that Roger Rose said his critical quotes in a way that made them so fun to listen to, not saying Michael Sinterniklaas doesn't do a good job there as well... But unfortunately his delivery of those lines do sound a tad obnoxious in comparison.

With all that said, while Michael Sinterniklaas is easily the best replacement they could've gotten. My vote has to go Roger Rose here.
said at 12:22 PM on Thu Mar 9 2017
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Roger Rose does a good job, and he's my choice, but I have to laud Michael for not trying to just mimic Roger's voice wholesale for Takumi like many other replacement VAs did.
said at 7:00 AM on Tue Sep 5 2017

As a quick addendum, while I still like Roger the best I like Mike almost as much and am pretty satisfied with his portrayal too. Mike will probably voice Takumi going forward and I'll be pretty satisfied with his take since he still captures a lot of Takumi's personality well.
said at 5:46 PM on Tue Sep 5 2017
@SNaG I still prefer Roger as well, and while I'd like to hear him reprise one day I also don't mind if Mike voices him going forward!

....though I'd prefer they got someone else for Niles, at least.
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