Fujiko Mine
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Fujiko Mine

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Fujiko Mine with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Lupin the 3rd

Fujiko Mine is the love/lust interest of Arsene Lupin III. Although she cares for Lupin (sometimes), she also has no problem making deals with Zenigata or enemies of Lupin in order to escape capture or gain loot.

Fujiko is very crafty and like Lupin is also a good master of disguise. Fujiko is the perfect example of a femme fatale.

Fujiko Mine was first voiced in an English dub for the JAL version of The Secret of Mamo. This is also known as the Toho or HK version. There are no official credits for this dub so the voice actor is unknown.

Fujiko was voiced by Edie Mirman in the Streamline English dubs. Edie Mirman voiced Fujiko in the original English dub of The Castle of Cagliostro, a new English dub for The Secret of Mamo and 2 episodes of the Part II TV Series. Streamline released these 2 episodes in 2 individuals releases called Tales of the Wolf: Volume 1 and Tales of the Wolf: Volume 2. It was also re-released as Lupin III: Greatest Capers.

AnimEigo's English dub of The Fuma Conspiracy had Fujiko voiced by Michele Seidman. This was later re-released by Discotek Media.

For the MangaUK English dubs of Lupin III: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty and Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo, Fujiko is voiced by Toni Barry.

Manga Entertainment created their own English dub for The Castle of Cagliostro and in this version Fujiko is voiced by Dorothy Fahn.

Geneon Entertainment (previously known as Pioneer Entertainment) created English dubs for the TV Series Part II (79 out of 155 episodes) and a brand new English dub for The Secret of Mamo. In the Geneon dubs Fujiko is voiced by Michelle Ruff. Ruff also reprises Fujiko in Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.

Funimation Entertainment licensed several Lupin III TV Specials and Movies, and in these English dubs Fujiko is voiced by Meredith McCoy.

*Special thanks to Satoshi who provided the JAL clip!
Created by Jackson_H on Aug 16 2010
Lupin the 3rd: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty (1989)
Fujiko MineToni Barry
Toni Barry
Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro (1991)
Fujiko MineDorothy Fahn
Dorothy Fahn
Lupin the 3rd: Part II (1993)
Fujiko MineEdie Mirman
Edie Mirman
Lupin the 3rd: The Secret of Mamo (1994)
Fujiko MineUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Lupin the 3rd: The Secret of Mamo (1994)
Fujiko MineMichelle Ruff
Michelle Ruff
Lupin the 3rd: The Fuma Conspiracy (1995)
Fujiko MineMichele Seidman
Michele Seidman
Lupin the 3rd: Dead or Alive (2005)
Fujiko MineMeredith McCoy
Meredith McCoy
Lupin the 3rd: Jigen's Gravestone (2015)
Fujiko MineCristina Valenzuela
Cristina Valenzuela

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PurpleWarrior13
said at 9:54 PM on Tue May 10 2016
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Cristina Vee is really good as Fujiko. She sounds damn-near identical to Michelle, but maybe a little bit more serious, and less over-the-top? It works, and the voice change is hardly noticeable.

I still enjoy all the voices here for different reasons, except Michele Seidman.
Troodon2
said at 9:50 AM on Mon May 9 2016
Michelle Ruff, her illustrious tone of voice mixed with this over the top attitude probably makes her the more definitive voice for the character.

Cristina Valanezuela is a good sound-a-like, but it lacks that up beat over exaggeration.

Bonus: I don't care what others think, I think either Jennifer Hale or Grey Griffin would an make excellent Fujiko. Grey in particular with her Catwoman voice.
HienFan
said at 10:26 PM on Sat Sep 26 2015
1 Meredith
2 Dorothy
3 Toni
4 Michelle Ruff
5 Unknown
6 Edie
7 Michele Seidman
Digifan
said at 3:08 AM on Sun Sep 13 2015
1) Michelle Ruff
2) Meredith McCoy
3) Dorothy Fahn
LichaRose
said at 3:02 AM on Tue May 5 2015
1) Michelle Ruff
2) Edie Mirman
3) Toni Barry
4) Meredith McCoy
5) Dorothy Fahn
6) UVA
7) Michele Seidman

Seidman's was the most off, while UVA was kind of flat but that could also be chalked up to the general spotty voice direction that Frontier-produced dubs had. The UVA is currently believed to be Patricia Kobayashi, an actress associated with Frontier in the late '70s-early '80s, and who played Odile in their dub of Swan Lake. I'm not sure myself, but I can see where the similarity would be heard.
munsonx4
said at 9:05 AM on Fri Apr 17 2015
1 Edie Mirman
2 Dorothy Fahn
3 Meredith McCoy
4 Toni Barry
5 Michelle Ruff
6 Unknown VA
7 Michele Seidman

If I were to have Ocean Studios dub this I'd give it to either Saffron Henderson or Lisa Ann Beley. But that's just me from listening to their roles.
Torak
said at 1:16 PM on Tue Sep 16 2014
The ultimate 2D femme fetalle herself! Making every Lupin story sexy!

Most of the performances for Fujiko were fine here, except for Michele and the UVA.
Ruff, McCoy and Barry are all exceptional in this role, I honestly can't decide who to vote for here! xD
Bookman230
said at 8:45 PM on Sun Jun 1 2014
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Wendee Lee would be absolutely perfect for this role.
Regomania
said at 12:32 AM on Thu Oct 31 2013
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Michelle and Dorothy, because they sounded very real and professional
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 3:19 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
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Michelle Ruff was the best. Then Toni Berry and Meridith McCoy sound second. Dorthy Fahn and Eddie Mirman were forgettable, and the UVA and Michelle Seidman were...bleah.
Troodon2
said at 4:26 PM on Sun Sep 29 2013
If they get a union role for her, Jennifer Hale would be one pick.
AntiSabat666
said at 3:46 PM on Mon Feb 16 2015
@Troodon2 Still won't be as good as Michelle Ruff and never will be. Besides, Lupin is a BOMB in the US. HOW would it be feasible to make a union dub for a failure of a franchise?
Pokejedservo
said at 12:21 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
1. Michelle Ruff- Granted she was the one I heard first but I always adored Michelle's work on the role and it is still one of my favorite performances from her.

2. Toni Barry- I was rather pleasantly surprised here as Toni's voice for the role is really good here and is easily the best out of the older dubs.

3- Meredith McCoy- Like its been said Meredith is kind of inconsistent sometimes her work as Fujiko can be really good but sometimes its more pretty good.

4. Dorothy Fahn- Kind of generic and more suits a more "serious" action girl. But to be fair Dorothy's work here does fit Fujiko's depiction in this movie pretty well so I will give her a bit more credit than Edie and the UVA. After all Caligostro did somewhat tone down Fujiko's "sexy femme fatale" persona a bit so I guess I can't fault Dorothy for that.

5 (tie). Edie Mirman & UVA- Like Dorothy their voicework seems a bit generic but their voices for the role were pretty good.

6. Michelle Seidman- Yeah I will agree that this was a miscast, the voice was too high and the performance didn't suit the role all that well at all.
animfan98
said at 11:28 AM on Thu Jun 20 2013
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1. Dorothy Fahn
2. Edie Mirman
3. Toni Barry
4. Michelle Ruff
5. Unknown Voice Actress
6. Meredith McCoy
7. Michele Seidman
animfan98
said at 11:14 AM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@animfan98 My ranks as of today:
1. Edie Mirman
2. Michelle Ruff
3. Dorothy Fahn
4. Toni Barry
5. Meredith McCoy
6. Unknown VA
7. Michele Seidman
WWEFAN12ization
said at 1:19 PM on Sat Jun 8 2013
I'm going with Meredith McCoy. Michelle Ruff and Dorothy Fahn are good too.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 10:47 PM on Fri Aug 16 2013
@WWEFAN12ization Changing My vote to Michelle Ruff.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:50 PM on Tue Mar 26 2013
Wow, I had a really tough time choosing between Michelle, Meredith and Dorothy.

Meredith McCoy- She did a wonderful job in Dead or Alive. But sometimes, her performance was underwhelming in some of Funi's Lupin dubs.

Michelle Ruff- Fujiko is easily one of her best roles. I thought the sexy tone was a little too over-the-top, but she did very well.

Dorothy Fahn- It is interesting to hear her play a character like Fujiko. Despite that Cagliostro was her only chance to voice Fujiko, I thought Dorothy did an exceptional job.

I think I'll be voting for Dorothy, I definitely enjoyed Meredith and Michelle in the role too.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:14 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@Fulgore2005 Having watched The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, I'm switching to Michelle Ruff. Though Dorothy Fahn is a close second.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 11:16 AM on Fri Nov 16 2012
I thought McCoy and Ruff were the best here.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 12:35 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
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I guess if I had to pick an order, it would be:

1. Meredith McCoy - She had the perfect sexy, intelligent, sultry, sarcastic, feminine voice that's expected from the character.

2. Toni Barry - The voice is very much like Meredith, but perhaps a little more elegant-sounding, and has an interesting, sultry quality to it. It's unique.

3. Michelle Ruff - She had a good, classy, intelligent, colorful voice, though I thought she played up the sex a little too much.

4. Dorothy Elias-Fahn - Her intelligent, sexy, and feminine delivery was nice, but I felt the performance sounded a little too young. I can't hear the voice coming out of Fujiko's mouth in much else other than the Cagliostro movie. It was good for what it's worth though.

4. Robin Levinson/Corinne Orr/whoever the unknown VA is - It's a good voice. The acting was a little wooden, but the voice was incredibly sexy and feminine sounding.

5. Edie Mirman - Ehh.... it was okay. It wasn't too particularly memorable. She sounded intelligent enough, but not really that sexy, and her line delivery was pretty weak. It sounded like she was having fun at least.

6. Michele Seidman - Her voice was the polar opposite of how this character is supposed to sound. She sounded too young, too scratchy, not sexy at all, and frankly, a little dumb if you ask me, almost like a stereotypical California girl. Her acting kinda sucked too. I just didn't hear Fujiko.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 8:28 AM on Tue Oct 1 2013
After watching all 4 Mamo dubs, I'd move Edie Mirman to number 4, tied with Dorothy Fahn, and the unknown VA to #5. Mirman was actually really good. I thought she had a nice intelligent voice that was sexy, but not too sexy. It was a little awkward in places though.

The unknown VA sounded inconsistent. In some lines, her voice sounded appropriately lower, but in others, it was too soft, almost making the character sound, frankly, a little dumb.
JTurner
said at 11:34 PM on Fri Mar 4 2011
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For CAGLIOSTRO, I have to say that I really liked Dorothy Elias-Fahn. She sounds sassy and smarmy, and has a lot of fun with the role. Edie is considerably different in tone, but she sounds fine, too. In truth, though, I am torn over who I like better. They're both fine, but I am more familiar with Dorothy, so I'm giving her my nod.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:45 PM on Mon Aug 16 2010
In my book:
1. Meredith McCoy
2. Toni Barry
3. Michelle Ruff
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