Voice Compare » InuYasha » Kikyo
Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kikyo with sound clips and images.
EDITOR'S OPINIONAlright folks for this Voice Compare we have Lady Kikyo whom well lets just say has a bit of a history with the Title character. In the English dub that we see in North America she is voiced by Willow "Kasumi Tendo" Johnson in which this is one of her most known and fairly renowned performances and to be honest I can fairly see why. Willow had a nice moderate tone in which does give a delicate refined air without making Kikyo sound too stuffy and Willow was by all means able to capture the emotional tone of the character without coming off as overdone. Overall a good performance and is a fine example of the voice work in that show.
In the Animax Asia English dub released for the Southeast Asia TV Market some local talent was used and to be blunt I found the voicework for Kikyo in this dub to be a bit of a so-so mixed bag. Kikyo's voice in this dub was okay but while the clip I am using is from a rather somber scene her performance in the Animax dub doesn't have the same kind of spirit as Willow's handiwork in the Viz dub. But to be fair I have heard a lot worst voice acting performances before and by its own merits her Animax dub voice is okay from what I've heard. Overall like I said before while Kikyo's Animax dub voice is okay I am clearly going with Willow Johnson this time around.