Rick Hunter / Hikaru Ichijo
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Rick Hunter / Hikaru Ichijo

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Rick Hunter / Hikaru Ichijo with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Macross

Despite the Americanized name, Rick Hunter isn't all that different from his japanese counterpart Hikaru Ichijo.  Rick Hunter starts out in the beginning of series as a young, peaceful, civilian pilot, but soon matures into more of fighter throughout the series.  In all of Rick Hunter's appearances in the Robotech franchise he is voiced Tony Oliver.

Hikaru's VA is John Culkin In the infamous toho based dub of the compilation film Do You Remember Love? renamed "Super Spacefortress Macross" or the even more infamous edit "Clash of the Bionoids" 

When ADV re-released Super Dimension Fortress Macross in 2005 a new english dub was produced with a more faithful script, Vic Mignonga was chosen to voice the main character Hikaru in this uncut english dub.

Created by Satoshi on Jan 2 2011
Robotech: The Macross Saga (1985)
Rick HunterTony Oliver
Tony Oliver
Macross: Do you remember love? (1988)
Hikaru IchijoJohn Culkin
John Culkin
Super Dimension Fortress Macross (2002)
Hikaru IchijoVic Mignogna
Vic Mignogna


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said at 1:42 AM on Wed May 23 2018
I think I kinda prefer Tony Oliver over Vic Mignogna who just sounds too whiny (in my opinion anyway)

John Culkin with his Aussie sounding Rick/Hikaru.... pfft no.
said at 8:35 PM on Fri Jun 19 2015
Tony and Vic are surprisingly similar. I honestly don't know which one to pick.
said at 4:31 AM on Sun Mar 1 2015
1 Vic
2 Tony
3 Unknown
said at 10:07 PM on Sat Nov 29 2014
Your unknown VA is one of the horrendous VAs that did the dub for Transformers: Headmasters.
said at 5:06 AM on Thu Apr 30 2015
@Damolisher Yeah, the UVA here is believed to be John Culkin. Brainstorm does seem close to Hikaru, though that role seemed to have just a liiiittle more life in it (not by much).
said at 12:23 AM on Thu Aug 21 2014
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In this argument I'm going with Vic as Hikaru Ichijo, something about his line delivery and overenthusiastic energy he gives to the character makes him stand out more and make him a little more believable than Tony Oliver.

Plus as someone who prefers the original SDF Macross over Robotech the voices for the characters in the ADV Macross dub sound more natural.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:24 PM on Mon Jul 22 2013
I'm normally a stickler for dubs not making huge changes to shows or sticking them together with other shows, but Tony Oliver's Rick appeals to me more than Vic Mignogna's Hikaru. The Unknown actor is just terrible.
said at 12:34 AM on Tue Jul 17 2012
Eh... don't care for Vic Mignogna. His voice irritates me. Gotta go with Tony Oliver.
said at 4:12 PM on Fri Nov 25 2011
I liked Vic as Hikaru. There are fans like Hikuro that think the dub is bad, personally I think that they were expecting too much. I thought that Vic did a good job portraying Hikaru as cocky wiseass which he was even in the original Japanese version. It's not everyones cup of tea, but it could have been a lot worse to be perfectly honest.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Rick Hunter/Hikaru Ichijou voice actors?
Tony Oliver
John Culkin
Vic Mignogna