Kenny (Sinnoh)
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Kenny (Sinnoh)

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kenny (Sinnoh) with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Pokemon

Kenny is a recurring supporting character in the Pokemon TV series who appeared in the Diamond and Pearl Arc in the Pokemon anime. Kenny is a coordinator in the Sinnoh region who is a friendly rival and old friend of Dawn (who he has given her the nickname "Dee Dee"). Kenny is a rather friendly boy who is not above doing some teasing but is a lot nicer about it compared to other rivals in the show and is very serious when it comes to his training (in which he was once helped by Olivine City Gym Leader Jasmine). While Kenny does not hate Ash but he was surprised that Dawn was traveling with him and has wished that Dawn would travel with him instead.
Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 13 2012
Pokemon (1998)
Kenny (Sinnoh)Erica Schroeder
Erica Schroeder
Pokemon (1998)
Kenny (Sinnoh)Rhonda Krempa
Rhonda Krempa


Today on the Pokemon VC section we take a look at Dawn's friendly rival... KENNY! Let us begin...

Rhonda Krempa- Rhonda's voice for the role was pretty good as her performance for the role does suit Kenny's playful nature pretty well and is a pretty good example of the voice work in the TPCi dub of the show.

Erica Schroder- Erica's voice for the role is very good as its probably one of her better "little boy" voices (in which it does kind of sound like a slightly lower more subdued version of her Luffy voice). Erica's performance was also very good as it does suit Kenny's friendly nature rather well and is a good example of her work in the TV series.

Overall both of these ladies did pretty well with the role here but I will go with Erica a bit more here.



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Vocal Evolver
said at 12:51 PM on Tue Apr 17 2018
No wonder they switched to Shroder. Krempa is wooden as heck.
said at 7:35 PM on Fri Aug 25 2017
While neither voice is perfect for Kenny I will say this:
1. Erica Schroeder: Erica's voice is essentially a slightly subdued Monkey D. Luffy voice, but surprisingly it fits Kenny very well.
2. Rhonda Krempa/Natasha Parker: Her voice sounds somewhat odd, but it suits Kenny as well. But, the performance needed some work.
said at 7:05 AM on Sat Jun 3 2017
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I don't either voice is particularly great honestly. However at least Erica Schroder sounds more like a boy in the role, IMO.
said at 7:07 AM on Sat Jun 3 2017
Don't think*
said at 8:20 AM on Tue Jul 4 2017
@HylianBelmont This character is pretty annoying period
said at 11:06 AM on Tue Jul 4 2017
@HienFan I don't remember them being particularly likable, admittedly.
said at 10:25 AM on Tue Jan 10 2017
Although they're both good, Erica sounds too much like Ash, IMO.
said at 10:57 PM on Tue Nov 1 2016
Erica Schroeder nuff said.
said at 6:57 PM on Fri Oct 28 2016
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This is like having to choose the lesser evil here for me, but sadly, I can't do it because neither performance fits what I'd imagined Kenny would've sounded like in English.

Erica Schroeder sounded incredibly forced and throaty, while Rhonda Krempa sounded a bit too effeminate and nasally.

I don't tend to say this kind of thing, but Yuko Mita's take in the Japanese Version was far better than these two portrayals, IMO.
Skeeter Mania
said at 10:27 PM on Sat Apr 16 2016
Rhonda sounds so miscast. She sounds more like a teenage girl or someone like that other than a boy.

Erica is a bit better; at least she tries to sound like a boy, but at the same time, it sounds kinda forced.

I don't think either of them is a particularly great fit, but if I had to choose one, I'd go with Erica. It's also one of very few occurrences I go with a newer voice actor.
said at 3:04 PM on Fri Apr 8 2016
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I never cared much for this character but I guess I'd go with Erica Shroeder, she at least sounds more like a boy.

Rhonda Krempa sounds too feminine IMO.
said at 9:30 AM on Sun Sep 20 2015
Neither of them sounds like a boy to me, nor are either well acted or performed, so I really can't pick one I like here.
said at 10:25 PM on Fri Sep 18 2015
1. Erica Schroder: I feel Erica has more emotion and better vocal delivery. Schroder is known for voicing a range of characters like Chimecho and Nurse Joy so she is a natural as Kenny.
2. Rhonda Krempa: Surprisingly Krempa sounds a little like Amy Birnbaum's Max and she has a good voice, but I feel the delivery was off.
said at 1:24 PM on Sat Jan 17 2015
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Maybe it's just because I didn't like this character, but I honestly don't like either voice. They both sound too much like a middle school girl trying to sound like a boy, and both performances are flat as a pancake.
said at 5:02 PM on Sun May 3 2015
I feel pretty much the same way.
said at 6:17 PM on Sun Oct 19 2014
Erica: I'm Monkey D Luffy

Rhonda: I sound like a grrrrrlllllllll

Guess which one I prefer
said at 3:21 PM on Fri Aug 8 2014
I hate to say this, but I don't like either one: both of Kenny's English voices grated on me-- Rhonda Krempa couldn't act at all, while having a unique voice, while Schroeder could act but her voice sounded like she had a sore throat most of the time.
said at 9:56 AM on Tue Jun 10 2014
Erica, oh gosh i hated old kenny.
said at 4:38 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
Erica FTW!
said at 2:49 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
You know, I'm actually changing my vote to Rhonda Krempa. Erica Schroeder's voice acting itself was a lot better, but I feel like Rhonda Krempa's voice was a lot more distinctive for Kenny. I really thought it was quite unique sounding, even it if it was a bit snobbish at times.

Erica's take reminds me of her Rai from Tai Chi Chasers, but I feel like it wasn't too much of a stretch from her other roles. Her acting was great, though.
said at 2:27 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
Rhonda Krempa's acting sounds attrocious, but the voice itself is at least more unique then Erica Schroeder's take. When I hear the latter, I keep expecting Kenny to blurt out "KING OF THE PIRATES!" in an obnoxious way.
said at 4:25 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
Re-watching the Sinnoh Saga, I actually prefer Rhonda Krempa's voice for Kenny, but Erica Schroeder's voice acting for Kenny. I don't know how to explain it! lol.
said at 9:38 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@OldSchoolFTW That's my thoughts too. Rhonda Kempa's voice sounds VERY convincing, but the acting is anything but. Whereas Erica performs well, but I can hear too much Luffy in that voice. XD
said at 9:46 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
said at 10:00 PM on Thu Aug 22 2013
Erica only voiced the character one time, and I found her performance as the character must stronger than Rhonda Krempa's myself. Erica actually sounds excited and passionate in the role, albeit a bit throaty. Rhonda's voice was fine, but she was too snoobish, and her delivery was bad.
said at 10:00 PM on Thu Aug 22 2013
Well, much stronger, anyway.
said at 4:30 PM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Both voices are...decent. Alright I guess...suitable voices. Maybe that's because Kenny/Kengo isn't that interesting a character to me, though, and I've never liked his voice.

I would have to say that both voices have their faults: Krempa sounds snoobish and nasally, but seems to be a more genuine voice and higher pitched. Conversely, Schroeder sounds throaty and forced, but is not as nasally and more down-to-Earth.

I'm going to, in the end, say Schroeder fits slightly better.

1- Erica Schroeder
2- Rhonda Krempa
said at 2:34 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
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Erica Schroeder, without a doubt.
said at 1:49 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
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Rhonda sounds kinda bored and snobbish. Erica sounds realistic, energetic, and natural. So yeah, in this case I'll go for Erica.
said at 8:37 AM on Fri Aug 3 2012
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Erica was definitely better fitting and sounding for Kenny.
said at 5:05 PM on Fri Jul 27 2012
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Both were good, but yes, I have to go with Erica. She sounds much more energetic, passionate, and like a real boy.
said at 5:45 PM on Sun Jul 15 2012
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No contest. Erica is MUCH better suited for this role. Rhonda's boy voice was weak, and her delivery was terrible.
said at 9:37 PM on Fri Jul 13 2012
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My ranking for Kenny
1. Rhonda Krempa - Quite original sounding, she suits him quite nicely
2. Erica Schroeder - Suitable replacement, she sounds better here than in One Piece and Kappa Mikey
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