Fist of the North Star

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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Rei with sound clips and images.

Created by Pokejedservo on Sat Jul 11 2009, 6 Comments, Add Comment
Fist of the North Star The Movie (1990)
ReiGregory Snegoff
Gregory Snegoff
Fist of the North Star (1999)
ReiDaran Norris
Daran Norris
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage (2010)
ReiMatthew Mercer
Matthew Mercer


(Note: Thanks to Super Galvatron of Random Action Hour for the Daran Norris Rei clip. And of course thanks to RAH for most of the Shin and Rei pics as well.)

Ah Rei the 2nd Fist of the South Star practitioner we see in the series and the 2nd FOTNS character we will see in the VC.

First of all we have Gregory Snegoff as Rei in the dub of the movie. And to be honest his voice work actually seems similar to the late great Kaneto Shiozawa, don't get me wrong I am not saying the voices are exact but they are similar. But still his work as Rei is some of the better handiwork in the dub for the movie.

And now for the TV series we have the hubby of Mary E. "Yuria" McGlynn namely Daran Norris as Rei! Some might find it strange on how Daran uses a slightly deep manly voice for this role. It is a tad bit over the top but given the nature of this show its not too hard to see why he would do that and he does show that he apparently did have some fun with this role.

However while Daran's Rei voice did grow on me fairly quickly Gregory's voice and performance felt more natural from the start.

(Note: Matthew Mercer voices him in the English version of Fist of the North Star Kens Rage and is somewhere in between in quality as he feels a bit more natural than Daran but not as much as Gregory did.)


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said at 5:29 AM on Wed Dec 12 2012
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I really like Mathew Mercer's take although when reading the manga I imagined Travis Willingham's voice
said at 8:15 AM on Thu Dec 6 2012
Gregory Snegoff is my favourite VA for Rei. Liked how he sounds like the late Kaneto Shiozawa, who is my favourite male seiyuu.

Matthew Mercer's take was great too. I wouldn't mind if he did more.

Daran Norris's voice is alright, but it would fit Juda more than Rei.
said at 2:40 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
@Fulgore2005 However, Daran's performance has grown on me.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 11:54 PM on Tue May 31 2011
Darran Norris is a great voice actor but I'll agree it wasn't his best work.

For a 90s dub Greg Snegoff was pretty great as Rei IMO.

I like Matthew Mercer's voice a lot too.
d20watt (Guest)
said at 3:01 AM on Fri Aug 20 2010
I don't like Darran Norris' voice one bit. Its completely off.

Gregory Snegoff is a lot better.
masamune (Guest)
said at 7:03 PM on Thu Jun 17 2010
Daran Norris's Rei sounds like Troy McClure. Seriously, there's no way he did the character justice.
Who do you think has been the best from these Rei voice actors?
Gregory Snegoff
Daran Norris
Matthew Mercer