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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kairi with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Kingdom Hearts

Kairi is one of the main protagonists in the Kingdom Hearts series in which she has been a part of the series since right from the start. Kairi is a friendly teenage girl whom once lived in Destiny Islands with dear friends such as Sora, Riku along with Final Fantasy characters Tidus, Wakka and Selphie. However during a sailing incident Kairi, Sora and Riku were separated by a mysterious force that attacked the island in which Sora went out on his journey to save her. While Kairi was initially a damsel in distress her role gets substantially bigger over the course of the series such as she is a Princess of Heart and has a "Nobody" by the name of Namine.
Created by Pokejedservo on Jun 28 2012
Kingdom Hearts (2002)
KairiHayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere
Kingdom Hearts II (2006)
KairiHayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (2008)
KairiAlyson Stoner
Alyson Stoner


Today on the Kingdom Hearts VC section we take a look at this leading lady of the KH series... KAIRI! Lets begin...

Hayden Panettiere- While Hayden's voice for the role has gone slightly different over the course of the series (and even occasionally inconsistent after KH1) but it is still rather cute and works with the role well. Hayden's performance suited Kairi's friendly and endearing nature rather well and is a fine example of the voice work in the KH series.

Alyson Stoner- While Alyson does sound noticeably different from Hayden, fortunately this is not a bad thing as Alyson's voice for the role is cute and soft which works with the role well. Alyson's performance was also very good as it does suit Kairi's kind and gentle persona rather well in which she was a fine alternative to Hayden if I do say so myself.

Overall both of these ladies did very well with the role here so I am not sure who to go with here.



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said at 9:52 AM on Fri May 25 2018
Both Hayden Panettiere and Alyson Stoner bring in very solid performances but I'd say Hayden is easily the best. There's something very distinctive about her that Alyson can't really replicate.
Vocal Evolver
said at 4:17 PM on Fri Apr 13 2018
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Hayden gives Kairi so much character that the writing often denies her.
said at 8:24 PM on Wed Jan 25 2017
Both are pretty solid, but I guess I slightly prefer Hayden Panettiere's performance for being a little more distinctive.
said at 10:55 AM on Sun Apr 12 2015
They both sound really excellent and sweet and if there's a voice actress i would choose for Kairi, it would be Hayden Panettiere for me.
said at 9:11 AM on Mon Jul 6 2015
@SteelEthlan Hearing more of Hayden's voice of Kairi, she's sounding more pretty sweet than what Alyson had to offer in later Kingdom Hearts games for me.
Songbird Rebel
said at 8:07 AM on Wed Mar 18 2015
Both of them did a remarkable job for the role of Kairi. However, I would prefer Hayden with this role, and Stoner for Xion.
said at 1:24 AM on Fri Nov 14 2014
They're both alright but I'll go with Hayden for voicing her in the numbered games
said at 8:55 AM on Sat Sep 28 2013
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Stoner does well as a stand-in, but I prefer her as Xion. Hayden just gave Kairi more of a playful, mischievous edge to her voice while also sounding endearing, strong, and beautiful. She wins hands down.
said at 10:19 AM on Mon Sep 23 2013
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Hayden really is Kairi. She gets older as each game goes on like the other KH stars & most people say she's doing a different voice but it's mainly cause she's older.

Alyson was good for a stand in that is.
said at 11:22 AM on Sat Sep 21 2013
They're both great. I'm voting for Hayden, but Alyson is a pretty good stand-in.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:07 AM on Sun Jul 1 2012
I'm going with Stoner, the inconsistent of Hayden is very disapointing
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:05 PM on Sun Jul 1 2012
said at 5:16 PM on Fri Jun 29 2012
thanks for the new KH compare Pokejedservo! Id go with Panettiere being she is the original VA but Stoner does an excellent job as well. I'm interested to hear Panettiere as Xion in KH 3D.
said at 11:27 AM on Fri Jun 29 2012
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They're both okay, but I inevitably have to go with Panetierre. Stoner does a better job as Xion.
said at 10:49 AM on Fri Jun 29 2012
Hmmm....nope, nope, not sure what to choose. :x
Sarge Ray
said at 9:55 AM on Fri Jun 29 2012
If I had to choose, I'd have to go with Hayden.

Also, am I the only one who wants to see Kairi in action? I think it's time she stopped waiting for Sora and Riku and kicked some Heartless butt herself.
said at 6:54 PM on Fri Jun 29 2012
@Sarge Ray Yeah. Two seconds in KH2 was just not enough. I want to see that happen so badly too!
said at 8:01 AM on Fri Jun 29 2012
I'll go with Hayden Panettiere for her KH2 performance which I thought was excellent and very fitting. Still I wonder what Alyson would sound like if she had a KH2 Kairi take.
said at 4:38 AM on Fri Jun 29 2012
I...... am with Pokejedservo on this one. I don't know who to go for either.
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