Satsuki Kusakabe
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Satsuki Kusakabe

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Satsuki Kusakabe with sound clips and images.
Franchise: My Neighbor Totoro

Created by Pokejedservo on Feb 22 2010
My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
Satsuki KusakabeDakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning
My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
Satsuki KusakabeLisa Michelson
Lisa Michelson


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said at 7:04 PM on Fri Aug 4 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Dakota Fanning- Her voice and acting are more natural and I enjoy it more. It helps that Dakota was the same age as Satsuki at the time and she is voicing along her real sister.
2. Lisa Michelson- Her voice is pretty good and she acted really well, but it sounds a little too old for an 11 year old at times.
said at 10:16 PM on Thu Nov 24 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Lisa did well, but Dakota sound more natural.
said at 9:46 PM on Fri Mar 17 2017
@WrightWay Lisa was indeed good for the time, and her performance holds up. However, that doesn't mean Dakota's turn is bad, on the contrary. She provides a different turn to the character which is not necessarily worse or better, just different. But it works well for what it is.
said at 8:40 AM on Tue Nov 22 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Dakota Fanning: Fanning sounds the most natural of the two. Plus, I love how she acts with her sister Ellie it worked wonders for scenes when they're angry or sad.
2. Lisa Michelson: Michelson isn't too bad this is one role she fits a lot better in.
said at 9:42 AM on Sun Dec 13 2015
Funny, I saw the movie first with the FOX dub, and while I liked it then, I didn't find Dakota annoying or grating at all. She DOES underact in some scenes toward the end, but otherwise there's nothing wrong with her performance. Both takes on Satsuki are fine.
said at 8:39 AM on Tue Nov 22 2016
@JTurner *Streamline*
FOX only bought the home video rights.
said at 10:10 PM on Thu Nov 24 2016
@CartoonFanatic1993 Yes, I know it's Streamline.
said at 12:54 AM on Thu Dec 10 2015
They sound similar but Dakota is more grating so the late Lisa gets my vote
said at 5:52 PM on Wed Jun 11 2014
Does it look like that the sound clip of Dakota Fanning's voicing of Satsuki has both Satsuki and Mei saying "Please continue to look after us." simultaneously?
said at 12:39 PM on Sun Jan 20 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Dakota Fanning - Yes I know many people prefer the Streamline dub but Fanning sounds more natural
2. Lisa Michelson - She had some potential but it sounds like Kiki's voice only an octave higher
said at 12:49 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
The votes are obviously tied here. But as I said, I personally think both Lisa and Dakota are fine. Dakota tends to holds back a bit in the more emotionally intense scenes toward the end, but her chemistry with Elle is still believable, and even if Lisa's take was iconic, it's in no way an excuse to dismiss Dakota's work on this film. Is it on par with her performance as Coraline? No. But it's far from abysmal.
said at 9:58 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
Lisa no question! Fox dubbed it better. I just can't get used to the Disney version.
said at 6:56 PM on Mon Sep 10 2012
@rephead FOX was the distributor for home video
Streamline dubbed the film and with the help of Troma Films it debuted in theaters in 1993
FOX was never the dubbers
said at 4:34 PM on Sat Jun 2 2012
I grew up with the FOX/Streamline version and Lisa's voice just fits Satsuki perfectly. I like Dakota but its hard to really accept her version.
said at 12:44 PM on Wed Aug 3 2011
I'm going with Dakota Fanning she sounds so natural
Lisa Michelson sounds too much like her Kiki voice
said at 10:13 PM on Mon Feb 22 2010
I liked Lisa Michelson a bit better.
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