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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Tobi / Madara Uchiha with sound clips and images.
Tobi / "Madara Uchiha" is an international criminal, part of the organization known as the Akatsuki. When first introduced, Tobi was the goofy idiot that annoyed most of the members of the Akatsuki, especially his partner, Deidara.

After Deidara's death, Tobi ditched the fool-persona and took on the identity of "Madara Uchiha." While in his "Madara Uchiha" persona, Tobi is a ruthless, manipulative rogue ninja who wants to destroy reality. He is calm, collected, intelligent and very mysterious.


Created by AMT on Thu Sep 13 2012, 35 Comments, Add Comment
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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (2010)
Madara Uchiha (Impostor) / TobiNolan North
Nolan North
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact (2011)
Madara Uchiha (Impostor) / TobiVic Mignogna
Vic Mignogna
Naruto: Shippuden (2009)
Madara Uchiha (Impostor) / TobiNeil Kaplan
Neil Kaplan

EDITOR'S OPINION

Nolan North did a fine job as Tobi / "Madara Uchiha," having a strong, yet calm tone to his voice. The calmness in his voice does damage the intimidation factor of this villain character. While he was just a guest voice for the video game, I would NOT object to North being the official voice in the English dub.

Vic Mignogna's take was indeed threatening; the gravel in his voice may have been a bit too piled on, but still a nice touch. However, throughout the game the voice was somewhat inconsistent, as he began to lose the deepness and gravel in the voice as the game went on. The change wasn't too great for my tastes.

***Possible Spoiler***
I will say, however, while Vic's voice is probably not best suited for Tobi / "Madara Uchiha," logically, he probably should be the voice for him, for a "certain" reason. -Wink-

Neil Kaplan, the official dub voice, captures a lot of Nolan and Vic's pros with his voice. It's deep, powerful and sends chills down your neck. While the voice may be a bit older-sounding than the previous voices, it does add to the illusion that he is "Madara Uchiha," a ninja from the elder days.

All in all, they each have good their pros and cons, my personal favorite would have to be Neil Kaplan, with Nolan North right on his tail!


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Soldierkei
said at 2:58 AM on Wed Dec 25 2013
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Vic's gonna have to voice him eventualllllly......
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:07 AM on Sun Oct 6 2013
They kept getting better and better, IMHO.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 5:29 PM on Mon Jul 29 2013
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Neil Kaplan has a deep, but incredibly smooth voice that's almost hypnotic. It's awesome and extremely fitting for the character.

Nolan North really impressed me with that voice. Not that it's hard to tell it's him, but his voice just works wonders for sounding mature, aged, and wise. I freaking love this voice and I wish he used it more.

Vic's acting is great, but his voice doesn't really fit Madara at all. It sounds decent at the first part of the clip, but after that it's just all kinds of "lol no".
Hinata47D
said at 10:45 PM on Tue Jul 9 2013
i didn't believe this at first but there is a rumor that when tobi identity is reveal in the Anime is reveal he will be getting back his original voice ( which would be Vic Mignogna ) which is kind of sad because i have grown to really like Neils voice but i guess it only makes sense since kakashi has the same voice actor as he had when he was a child, so Vic has to come back to Voice his character once tobi identity is reveal
Spider-Fox
said at 7:17 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
1. Nolan North (My GOD was I surprised. This was the role that proved to me that Nolan was truly an amazing VA. "Madara" is honestly one of my favorite Nolan North roles of ALL TIME)
2. Neil Kaplan (Neil always made great villains)
3. Vic Mignogna (Defiantly just as surprising as Nolan, but I just wish he could have kept the consist antsy. Maybe it was a direction decision but over all good.)
TheTrueYuma
said at 1:05 AM on Sun Jan 13 2013
Should Michael Yurchak be included in this?
Fulgore2005
said at 6:36 PM on Mon Jan 14 2013
@TheTrueYuma He did the "silly`' Tobi. This VC is to compare the serious side of Tobi/Madara.
Fulgore2005
said at 9:02 AM on Mon Nov 26 2012
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I definitely think Neil Kaplan's Madara is fantastic. He definitely sounds godlike. I think that Kaplan would make a great Souther too, if anyone is familiar with the Fist of the North Star series.

Nolan North's was great too. His voice is slightly subdued, but still fits as well.

Vic's take was interesting. The rough voice surprisingly worked. I can also understand why he is considered for Madara.
BlackWolf219
said at 9:54 PM on Wed Oct 17 2012
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1. Neil Kaplan-An excellent example of his voice work. It's mysterious, commanding, and sagely and I can't seem to find anything wrong with it.

2. Nolan North-The tone he uses is fitting but there is something off.

3. Vic Mignogna-The gravelly tone is great for Madara, though why he dropped is a mystery to me.
SparklyShake12
said at 4:35 AM on Wed Oct 10 2012
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Neil is just fantastic here, he got my vote.

Also really like Nolan too. He sounds a lot like Neil, but hos intensity is down by about two levels.

As for Vic, I like how he started out. That rough, gravelly tone is perfect for Madara. Disappointed that that tone gradually disappeared, because it was awesome and I'm in complete agreement with AMT about voicing him.
SparklyShake12
said at 4:37 AM on Wed Oct 10 2012
@SparklyShake12 His*
Azrael99
said at 1:34 AM on Tue Sep 25 2012
Um , ya`ll do know Madara`s the real person and Tobi`s the put-on , right ?
Fulgore2005
said at 11:36 AM on Wed Sep 26 2012
@Azrael99 I'm definitely aware.
Bombermanp
said at 8:34 PM on Mon Sep 17 2012
i was hopeing North would be in the actual anime.. i would love to hear him in one, he is a amazing actor... he's got my vote
Sokka2Me
said at 12:48 AM on Mon Sep 17 2012
So that's Madara's voice
B.A.Alcantra
said at 2:34 AM on Sun Sep 16 2012
Is It Me Or Does Neil Kaplan Sound Like Keith David
AMT
said at 5:42 PM on Sun Sep 16 2012
@B.A.Alcantra Yeah, I guess he does kinda sound like Keith a bit!
Torak
said at 3:22 PM on Sat Sep 15 2012
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Neil Kaplan's voice is the coolest, deepest and most fitting for Madara, defiantly one of his better VA roles.

I also like Vic's sinister and gravely take on Madara.
Nolan sounds a lot like Neil, so I like all of these voices. :)
MilanTheVillain01
said at 6:23 PM on Fri Sep 14 2012
Wait a second, didn't Michael Yurchak voice Tobi at one point?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:35 PM on Fri Sep 14 2012
@MilanTheVillain01 He voices Tobi, but this compare is for his Madara persona.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:46 AM on Sat Sep 15 2012
@NCZ Oh, sorry. My bad.
Azrael99
said at 1:42 AM on Tue Sep 25 2012
@NCZ Um , you do know Madara`s his True Identity and " Tobi " was just a false persona to deflect suspicion that he could be the true mastermind of the Akatsuki and thus give his enemies a false sense of security , right ?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:45 AM on Tue Sep 25 2012
@Azrael99 (SPOILER ALERT)

From what I understand, Obito is the real personality, and both Madara and Tobi are fake identities (i.e. he's not the real Madara, but an impersonator). I haven't followed Naruto in years, so I probably got some stuff wrong.
Azrael99
said at 2:29 AM on Tue Oct 2 2012
@NCZ ( SPOILER ALERT )
Um no , that`s a stupid Fan Theory that blatantly contradicts what we know about The Characters . Obito was a hero beloved by the village and Uchiha Clan and was a favorite to become clan leader , Madara killed Obito out of jealousy to become clan leader , covered it up and later took the " Tobi " name so people might suspect that Obito wasn`t the hero he appeared to be and was committing the crimes Madara was actually committing .
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:17 AM on Thu Oct 4 2012
@Azrael99 From what I'm seeing, what you just posted seems more like the "stupid Fan Theory".
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:32 AM on Thu Oct 4 2012
@Azrael99 Really? I checked summaries of the manga, and according to them Tobi is indeed Obito. I don't think the anime has gotten that far in the story yet.
Azrael99
said at 2:40 PM on Sat Nov 3 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Summaries aren`t always totally accurate and I`m guessing those Summaries were on Fansites , right ?
Azrael99
said at 2:42 PM on Sat Nov 3 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Then , you`re ignorant ! Obito was a hero who would never do the things " Tobi " does whereas Madara was/is a dictator and mass murderer who totally would !
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:26 PM on Sat Nov 3 2012
@Azrael99 Dude, it doesn't matter if the summaries are from fansites or not considering that their source is the ACTUAL MANGA. We're technically not an official site for any of these works either, but our information is accurate since it comes from official sources. You really can't claim that information from Naruto itself is inaccurate and hold onto your unofficial fan theory. That's just silly.

That'd be like if I read a summary of Super Mario Bros. claiming that in the end, Mario defeats Bowser and saves the princess, then refused to accept it and claimed that it was instead Luigi who saved Peach because it was more in-character.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:46 PM on Fri Nov 9 2012
@Azrael99 The latest couple of manga issues actually show flashbacks of Obito's transition from hero to dictator/mass murderer. ;-)
Azrael99
said at 4:56 PM on Mon Nov 12 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Oh , well in that case sorry , dude !
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:56 PM on Fri Sep 14 2012
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Neil Kaplan sounds really cool here. Reminds me a lot of Peter Beckman's Golbez voice.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:35 AM on Fri Sep 14 2012
If this was a few years ago, I would've been prepared to vote for Nolan North, but I think Neil Kaplan really nailed Tobi, so I'm voting for him.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:43 AM on Sat Sep 15 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight That being said, Nolan North was good too, as is Vic Mignogna, and I absolutely agree with AMT about how Vic should be the voice, logically. XD
SparklyShake12
said at 4:36 AM on Wed Oct 10 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight :) I completely agree.


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