Created by Pokejedservo on Jan 17 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONAlright folks here is the VC for the 3rd of Ranma's fiancees and its for Ranma's childhood friend... UKYO KUONJI! Like all the other Ranma 1/2 VC's we shall start this off with the NA release of the show by Viz and Ocean Studios in which Kelly Sheridan voiced Ukyo. Ukyo was one of her first known roles (in which Kelly was actually a teenager at the time when she first voiced Ukyo) and fortunately she manages to pull it off well. Kelly's voice and performance work really well for the role as it was genuinely fitting for Ukyo's personality whether its her sweet side or her sour side Kelly's performance for Ukyo was a great example of her Kelly's work. In fact I would say that its one of Kelly's best performances and a fine example of the voice work in the Viz dub of Ranma 1/2.
In the Animax Dub of the show that was made for the SE Asia TV Market using Hong Kong VA talent, Candice Moore takes over the role. I know a comparison might seem a bit too unfair from me considering the rather glowing review I gave for Kelly Sheridan. But is Candice Moore bad at this role you ask? No, not exactly as Candice's performance does work for Ukyo's personality pretty well too. However Candice voices a few other known characters in the show (Nabiki, Shampoo and Kodachi) and that fact is not too hard to tell here. To be fair Candice does make a pretty good attempt at trying to sound different from her other roles in the show. Does she Candice succeed? Kind of, while its not too blatant but its not hard to notice on how Ukyo is not exactly Candice's only role in the show but aside from that detail Candice's performance is not too bad. Overall both are good but I am clearly going with Kelly Sheridan here.