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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kozue Nanao with sound clips and images.
EDITOR'S OPINIONAlright folks for the 6th Maison Ikkoku VC here is for this little lady whom is Yusaku Godai's girlfriend (well technically lets just say its rather complicated) namely KOZUE NANAO! During the earlier episodes of Viz's dub of the series that was made back in the 90's she was voiced by Rochelle Greenwood. While I do admit that her voice did surprise me a bit as it was a little more moderate than I thought it would be but it does work well enough and it still does sound cute nevertheless. And her performance as Kozue is pretty good as well as it does give a bit of a friendly endearing charm to the role. (Oh yes and its kind of a shame really on how this was one of her few VA roles she had in the 90's as she pretty much got out of the business in the 2000's. (While Rochelle's work as Kozue was above average she did show potential in that role but oh well.)
For those whom don't already knew Viz placed their dub of the show for a hiatus for a few years but when they got back to the show they still used Ocean Studios for the voice work a good portion of the cast was replaced. And like I said before since Rochelle pretty much got out of the Voice Acting business then Anna Cummer took over the role and let me say now that she is by all means a very suitable alternative. For starters Anna's Kozue voice is a little higher and cuter which certainly felt natural to me right from the start (and Anna didn't overdo the cuteness in her voice and performance either). But still Anna's work as Kozue is also suitably endearing as well and is another fine example of the voicework in the English dub of Maison Ikkoku. Overall while I admit I do prefer Anna a bit more both of these ladies did well for this role.