Lynn Minmay
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Lynn Minmay

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Lynn Minmay with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Macross

Lynn Minmay is the love interest of Hikaru Ichijo (Rick Hunter) in the series Super Dimension Fortress Macross and the first saga of Robotech.  Minmay became a pop star aboard the SDF Macross (simply called the SDF1 in Robotech) after winning the Miss Macross Pageant

In Robotech Minmay's speaking and singing voice is done by Rebecca Forsdadt credited as Reba West

Minmay'sVA is unknown like most of the cast In the infamous toho based dub of the compilation film Do You Remember Love? renamed "Super Space fortress Macross" or the even more infamous edit "Clash of the Bionoids" 

When ADV re-released Macross in 2005, Minmay's original japanese voice actress,  japanese pop star Mari Iijima was asked to reprise her roll in the new english dub which she agreed to.
Created by Satoshi on Jan 4 2011
Robotech: The Macross Saga (1985)
Lynn MinmeiRebecca Forstadt
Rebecca Forstadt
Macross: Do you remember love? (1988)
Lynn MinmayUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Super Dimension Fortress Macross (2002)
Lynn MinmayMari Iijima
Mari Iijima


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said at 11:48 AM on Wed Jul 20 2016
Mari Iijima: I don't think I've ever seen a character's seiyuu also perform him/her in an english dub, but Mari suits the character in both versions. Her voice and performance nicely captured the emotional and innocent aspects, without sounding too whiny or immature. Her singing voice was also fantastic. Good performance on both counts.
Rebecca Forstadt: Never watched a whole lot of Robotech, but Rebecca also has a suitable voice and performance. Admittedly her rendition could come off as too whiny and grating in places, but still captures a certain innocence and youthful quality. While her singing voice isn't the best, it's alright for some songs(My Time to be a star). Solid performance.
UVA: A prime example of why the voice-work in the "Clash of the Bionoids" dub of Macross is so infamous. Extremely stilted acting, almost entirely devoid of emotion, and it all feels like somebody mindlessly reading lines from a script.
said at 10:27 AM on Wed Jul 6 2016
Both Rebecca and Mari are good in the role, Unknown is too stiff
said at 2:20 PM on Sun Jun 21 2015
Rebecca gives the character a sweet innocent voice, which I thought worked well. It's her singing that was a little lackluster.

Mari was alright in English. Actually, her thick accent worked well since the character IS supposed to be foreign (though Chinese instead of Japanese), and she sounded pretty sweet and innocent too, though sometimes you couldn't tell exactly what she was saying.
said at 12:31 AM on Thu Aug 21 2014
Mari Ilijima easily hits the part perfectly for Minmay, in English as well as Japanese. The songs she sung were influential and iconic and made Macross stand out so well for it's musical accompaniment. Plus in both languages the emotion she displayed for the character as the show progressed became more difficult and developed properly making you feel sorry for her.

Rebecca Forstadt really is not bad, but my issue with how she played Minmay made her come across like a whiny, petulant child that made it hard to invest in when her songs became a little repetitive and her way of playing Minmay made the character come across as borderline unlikable.
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Rebecca Forstadt
Unknown Voice Actor
Mari Iijima
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